|Nickname(s): The Premier Gateway to the Philippines, The Travel City, The Travel Capital of The Philippines, Home of the Aliwan Fiesta, Festival Capital of Metro Manila, Asian City, Trading Center of the Philippines, Japanese City of the Philippines"
Motto: Aim High Pasay!
Attractions and landmarks
The City is known for its entertainment – business-restaurants, coffee shops, and clubs, particularly those located along Roxas Boulevard, facing Manila Bay. A large part of Metro Manila's "tourist belt" is located in the City.
Most of the attractions in the city are on the grounds of the CCP (Cultural Center of the Philippines) Complex, includingPhilippine International Convention Center (PICC), Tanghalang Francisco Balagtas (formerly Folk Arts Theater), Manila Film Center, Coconut Palace, Product Development and Design Center of the Philippines (PDDCP), Philippine Trade Training Center (PTTC), World Trade Center Metro Manila (WTCMM),Cuneta Astrodome, Aliw Theater, and theme parks Star City,Nayong Pilipino, and Boom na Boom.
Other landmarks include:
SM Mall of Asia
Pasay City is home to the headquarters of the SM Group of Companies and the SM Mall of Asia, touted as the second biggest mall in the Philippines which opened on May 21, 2006, It Also Used In SM Bay City Complex Developed By SMDC Which There Are SM Corporate Offices Includes As One & Two E Com Center, A Place Center, &, Fly Ace Corporate Center To Its Condominiums As Sea Residences, Shell Residences, and Mall of Asia Arena will be opened in 2012 which will be the biggest sports arena in the Philippines with the seat capacity of 20,000 and the new home of University Athletic Association of the Philippines and the National Collegiate Athletic Association. Also interesting is a budding strip of restaurants at the corner of EDSA Extension and Pres. Diosdado Macapagal Ave. It will also be the house of booming call center business industry in the Philippines due to vast land space available located in the reclamation area.
Panoramic view of the SM Mall of Asia
, one of the largest shopping malls in the world.