Taguig City, which once played second fiddle to the nearby financial district Makati, is now a sprawling metropolis of high-rise business towers and high-end shops, malls, restaurants, hotels and condos.
The jewel on Taguig’s crown is Bonifacio Global City, the concentration of accommodations, entertainment and dining facilities in the city. The highlight of Bonifacio Global City is the shopping, entertainment and dining clusters of The Fort, Bonifacio High Street, and Serendra, where Filipino and expat elites go to do business or unwind.
Hotels and premium developments
Apart from the high-rise condos of Bonifacio Global City, among the highly anticipated developments in Taguig are the Taguig Coliseum and Convention Center, the hotel-hospital St. Luke’s Medical Center near Market! Market!, Shangri-la Hotel Taguig, the Singaporean Embassy, the new headquarters of the Philippine Stock Exchange, the Venice-like community of McKinley Hill, and the University Parkway that will include the Manila Japanese School, British School Manila, and the International School Manila.
As a historical city, Taguig is home to the Veterans’ Museum and Bantayog ng Bayani, a landmark that memorializes the Filipinos’ World War struggles. American tourists pay homage to their martyred soldiers at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial. The Shrine of St. Anne, built in 1578, is one of the oldest churches in the country. Another centuries-old church, Dambanang Kawayan, is made entirely of bamboo.
Swaths of nature
An eco-tourism park and mini-forest is located in the Department of Science and Technology, ideal for bivouacs and camping. Connecting Taguig to Makati, Pateros, Pasig, Parañaque, Cainta and Taytay is the recently-built C5 highway.