Although far off from the rest of Manila, Festival Supermall and its adjoining Alabang Town Center are being visited by locals and some tourists for its attractions and entertainment facilities found nowhere else in the Metro. Among these attractions is the so-called biggest and longest indoor rollercoaster in the Philippines.
Alabang Town Center (Photo by MrLofi)
Located in the suburbs of southern Manila, Alabang Town Center is a Mediterranean courtyard-inspired, open-air shopping complex that blends nature with retail space, as well as with centers for entertainment, dining, and activities. Since it is just minutes away from its nearby villages in Muntinlupa, Alabang Town Center, its gardens, and over 500 sports, restaurant, and shopping outlets, have seemed like a second home to city dwellers.
But while Alabang Town Center mainly caters to up-scale shoppers, Festival Supermall accommodates those looking for adventure and sights in an indoor setting. Like Alabang Town Center, it has over 500 stores offering fine food and both up-market and value shopping. But unlike its adjacent mall, Festival Supermall boasts of its cosmic and billiards at Gameworx, arcade and video games at JoystiX, private karaoke rooms at Vox Box, and a theme park in an enchanted jungle setting at Pixie Forest.
Festival Supermall (Photo from Google images)
Swathed in carnival colors, Festival Supermall’s X-site is a cyber playground that offers high-speed spins at its X-plo Drive bump car, go-karting circuit called Xyber Trax, and winding X-treme Coaster, said to be the country’s biggest and longest indoor rollercoaster with the highest drop.
Alabang Town Center is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. (weekdays) and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. (weekends). Meanwhile, Festival Supermall is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.
Alabang Town Center
How to get there
A taxi is the best method of getting to the malls. You may also ride the buses bound for the malls. You can find such buses plying along Taft Avenue from Manila City to Pasay City.