Top 8 Things you can do with Family and Friends During APEC Week

DreamPlay Openning APEC Week got you and your family down? Or perhaps you and your barkada ran out of things to do? Don’t fret! Our Awesome Planet gives you a quick list of 8 things you can do with family and friends to cure your APEC Week Blues.

Make your bellies happy at Mercato Centrale at BGC or Glorietta 4 (Dolphin Park)

  IMG_9719 Over the years, Mercato Centrale has evolved from being just a simple food market, to becoming a haven for budding food entrepreneurs. Home-based cooks share their own creations or heirloom recipes with food-lovers from all walks of life! Be ready to expand your waistlines a little at this weekly celebration of good food and good times! Mercato is open every Friday and Saturday from 6PM to 3AM. Related Blog Posts: Mercato Has Landed with Baconized Celebration! @MercatoCentrale MERCATO CENTRALE 25th St. corner 7th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City Glorietta 4, Makati Mobile: +63 917 840-1152 Telephone: +632 624-4557 Email: WebsiteMercato Centrale PH Facebookmercatocentrale   Strain your brains as a team at Mystery Manila World of Wizardry-6.jpg Mystery Manila is simulated puzzle experience that can be played by up to 6 people. You and your friends strain your brains to solve a mystery by carefully piecing together complex clues under a challenging, but exciting time constraint of 1 hour. Warning: you might get addicted to winning!   Related Blog Posts: MYSTERY MANILAJustice for Jamila Mystery Solved! @MysteryManila REBECCA’S ROOM: The Most Awesome Mystery Room @MysteryManila! THE SINISTER SENSORIUM: The Mute, Blind, and Deaf Escape Mystery Room @MysteryManila WORLD OF WIZARDRY: Harry Potter-Inspired Mystery Room @MysteryManila BURIED BODIES: Escape from the Graveyard @MysteryManila REVERSED REALITY: Inside the head of Enigma the Psychopathic Killer @MysteryManila REBECCA’S REVENGE: A Chilling Sequel to Rebecca’s Room @MysteryManila   MYSTERY MANILA – LIBIS Unit 9A, JW Plaza Building, 195 E. Rodriguez Jr Ave. (also known as C5, right across the street from the entrance of Eastwood, Libis) Brgy. Bagumbayan, 1110 Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines. Telephone: +632 501-2824 Mobile: +63 917 582-0808 MYSTERY MANILA – JUPITER 2nd floor, G. A. Yupangco Building, Jupiter St. and Gil Puyat Avenue corner Reposo St., Brgy. Bel Air (landmark is Starbucks right across Mapua Makati & SM Jazz), 1200 Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines. Telephone: +632 869-2001 Mobile: +63 917 559-4010 Website Email: Facebook: Mystery Manila Twitter: @MysteryManila Instagram: @Mystery_Manila You Tube: Mystery Manila Operating Hours: Mondays to Fridays: 1.00pm to 9.30pm Holidays/Saturdays/Sundays: 9.00am to 930pm Mystery Manila Fees: P550/person if two persons are booked P500/person if three persons are booked P450/person if four persons are booked P400/person if five persons are booked   Escape the Zombie Horde at Breakout Philippines The Walking Dead Breakout Philippines is a live escape experience involving zombies! Created by the Breakout and Outbreak team, these escape games were made as homage to the popular zombie-themed fun run.   Related Blog Posts: WALKING DEAD: Escaped from Terminus under 15 Minutes! (A Photo Essay) ROOM 13: Successfully Escaped from @BreakoutPH’s Motel Room 13! ADARNA’s LAIR: The Hardest Mystery Room to Solve in Manila! @BreakoutPH PRISON ROOM: Breakout from the Prison Room in 45 minutes! @BreakoutPH OUTBREAK ASSAULT: Most Awesome Zombie Survival Game in Manila! @OutbreakManila   BREAKOUT PHILIPPINES Paragon Plaza Ground floor Reliance St., corner EDSA, Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila 1550 Email: Instagram@breakoutph Twitter@breakoutph FacebookBreakout Philippines Website   Let the kids discover their dream jobs at Kidzania Kidzania Manila Kidzania Manila is an education- and entertainment-themed city for cool kids aged 4-14, where they can role-play their dream profession, learn how to earn money, and assert their independence within its 55 activity centers! Related Blog Posts: A KidZanian Guide to the Play City of @KidzaniaManila! KIDZANIA MANILA (Special Preview): First Timer’s Guide to @KidzaniaManila! (Opens Aug. 7)   KIDZANIA MANILA Park Triangle, North 11th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City Email: Instagram@KidzaniaManila Twitter@KidzaniaManila FacebookKidzania Manila Operating Hours: Mondays to Thursdays:  9am to 4pm (1 shift) Fridays to Sundays (and National Holidays): 9am to 2pm and 3pm to 8pm Ticket Prices: Weekdays: Mondays-Thursdays

  • Children (4-14 years old) – P900
  • Toddlers (1-3 years old) – P500
  • Babies/ Kids below two (2) feet in height – FREE
  • Adults – P500.00

Weekends: Fridays – Sundays (and National Holidays)

  • Children (4-14 years old) – P1,100
  • Toddlers (1-3 years old) – P600
  • Babies/ Kids below two (2) feet in height – FREE
  • Adults – 600.00

  Live the dream at City of Dreams, Manila City of Dreams Manila The City of Dreams Manila is like no other as it offers a wide array of entertainment options for visitors of all ages to enjoy. As Manila’s first world-class integrated leisure destination, it brings together a diverse collection of contemporary international entertainment. It has an exciting and educational interactive play space for kids, two exquisite nightclubs and world-class performances.   Related Blog Posts: CITY OF DREAMS MANILA: Overall Entertainment Experience Like No Other in Manila!   CITY OF DREAMS MANILA  Asean Avenue corner Roxas Boulevard, Entertainment City, Parañaque 1701, Manila, Philippines   Have fun and interact with Dreamworks characters at Dreamplay Dreamworks Dreamplay-8.jpg Dreamplay is an interactive and technology-rich play space with an education-based entertainment concept where both children and adults can interact with popular Dreamworks character such as Kung Fu Panda, Shrek, Madagascar by engaging through interactive activities and educational play.   Related Blog Posts: DREAMPLAY by DREAMWORKS (A Review): 11 Tips for Planning your DreamPlay Date with your Kids! @CityofDreamsPH   DREAMPLAY by DreamWorks Upper Ground Floor, The Shops at the Boulevard, City of Dreams Manila Operating Hours: 10 am to 10 pm Telephone Numbers: +632 808-0909 Ticket Purchase: At the DreamPlay entrance, or online via Cash, credit cards or Dream Rewards points accepted.   DreamPlay Ticket prices:   

Weekends/ Holidays Children 4-17 Years old, OR those 18 and above who wish to participate in all activities. Adult Note: Unaccompanied adults will not be allowed entry. Toddler 2-4 years old
4 Hours P 880 P 400 P 100
2 Hours P 600 P 330 P 100
Hourly Ext. P 300 P 150
Day Rate P 1,500 P 680 P 100
Weekdays Children 4-17 Years old, OR those 18 and above who wish to participate in all activities. Adult Note: Unaccompanied adults will not be allowed entry. Toddler 2-4 years old
4 Hours P 680 P 300 P 50
2 Hours P 480 P 260 P 50
Hourly Ext. P 250 P 120
Day Rate P 1,200 P 350 P 50

  Live your inner race car driver with City Kart Racing City Kart Racing City Kart Racing (CKR for short) founded by Jean-Marc Freihuber is a 700-meter go-cart racetrack in Makati that has a combination of straight and technical turns possible for both beginners and advanced drivers.   Related Blog Posts: CITY KART RACING: Are you the Fastest Go-kart Driver in Manila? @CityKartRacing City Kart Racing, First Indoor Go Kart in the Philippines! The Need for Speed in City Kart   CITY KART RACING City Kart Racing Circuit Makati, Barangay Carmona, Makati City 1207 Philippines Email: Mobile:: +63 917 455-1060 FacebookCity Kart Racing at Circuit Makati Twitter@CityKartRacing

Operating Hours:
Monday to Thursday : 3:00pm to 12:00am
Friday to Sunday : 10:00am to 12:00am
Per session – P620
1 year registration – P160
Explore the Philippines in style with The Navigator Segway Tours

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The Original Segway Tour is now in Manila! Get ready to see Intramuros in style with these wicked wheels.

Simply Moving Philippines Inc., in partnership with the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) will be providing Metro Manila residents, visitors and tourists a fun and unique way to view the historical, scenic wonders of Manila through a guided Segway Tour experience branded as The Navigator .   The Navigator: Segway Tour Ph Club Intramuros Golf Course Bonifacio Drive, Intramurous manila, Metro manila, Philippines Tel no: (02)5231856 Online Instagram: @SegwayPh Facebook: @SegwayToursManila Hidden Treasures of Club Intramurous Tour Fee: P1499/head (30 min tour w/ two tour guides) and P1999/head (1 hour w/ two tour guides). Golfers Segway Fee: P700 for the whole game Segway Track Fee: P250 (Regular), P150 (Student) The points of interests to be seen outside the walls of Intramuros (inside the golf course) are:

1. Reducto de San Francisco Javier where the Shrine of Our Lady of GUadalupe can be found.
2. The Historic Walls of Intramuros
3. Tunnels that lead to Fort Santiago and Intramuros
4. Palacio Del Gobernador
5. Postigo Del Palacio
6. A view of the Manila Cathedral
7. Miguel Hidalgo Monument
8. One of the cells where Rizal was detained
9. A view of San Agustin Church
10. Baluarte de San Andres
11. A view of Manila City Hall

Restrictions for Segway usage:

  • Must be at least 14 years of age to ride
  • Must weigh 100 lbs. minimum and no more than 270 lbs.
  • One rider per Segway PT
  • Intoxicated riding prohibited

  ALTERNATIVE ROUTES AROUND THE METRO (ORIGNAL SOURCE: PHILSTAR) MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED Nov. 17, 2015)— The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) recently announced the closure of several roads to give way to delegates arriving in Manila for the 2015 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) events slated from November 16 to 20.

Number coding scheme, truck ban, and parking. In its advisory, the MMDA said the number-coding scheme will still be strictly implemented, as well as the daytime truck ban on the south truck routes. Trucks will only be allowed to use the route from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. except in Roxas Boulevard where a 24-hour truck ban will be implemented from November 17 to 20. MMDA said parking along Roxas Boulevard service road from TM Kalaw to Pres. Quirino will not be allowed from November 16 to 20.   CLOSED ROADS Roxas Boulevard (November 16 – 20)

  • From Katigbak to Manila International Airport / Ninoy Aquino International Airport Road) — both directions
  • Stretch of Roxas Boulevard north and south bound lane from Katigbak to P. Ocampo
  • Stretch of Quirino Avenue from Roxas Boulevard to Adriatico Street
  • Stretch of Century Park Street from Adriatico to Mabini Street
  • Stretch of Mabini Street from P. Ocampo to Quirino Avenue
  • Southbound lane of Adriatico from Quirino Avenue to Century Park Street
  • Stretch of P. Ocampo from Adriatico to Roxas Boulevard
  • Stretch of M.H. del Pilar Street from Sta. Monica Street to Gen. Marval Street
  • Stretch of Pedro Gil Street from Roxas Boulevard to Mabini Street
  • Stretch of Roxas Boulevard service road from Kalaw Street to P. Ocampo Street. Alternate route 1
    • Southbound – From P. Burgos, take Orosa Street. Turn right at Kalaw Avenue turn left at M. H. Del Pilar left at Quirino Avenue turn right at F.B. Harrison to EDSA, to destination.
    • North bound – From EDSA turn right at F.B Harrison, straight to Mabini Street, right at Kalaw Avenue turn left at Orosa Street to P. Burgos to destination.

    Alternate route 2

    • Northbound and southbound – From EDSA turn right at Taft Avenue to Manila City Hall to destination and vice versa.

    Rerouting of vehicles

    • All vehicles coming from northern part of Manila or Pier zone intending to utilize the southbound lane of Roxas Boulevard shall turn left to P. Burgos right to Ma. Orosa or Taft Avenue to point of destination.
    • All vehicles coming from southern part of Manila intending to utilize the northbound lane of Roxas Boulevard shall turn right to Buendia, turn left to Taft Avenue to point of destination
    • All vehicles utilizing P. Ocampo coming from Taft Avenue shall turn right to Adriatico, turn right to Leveriza to Quirino Avenue to point of destination
    • All vehicles travelling westbound lane of Pres. Quirino coming from Osmeña Highway (Plaza Dilao) area going to Roxas Boulevard shall turn right or left to Taft Avenue to point of destination
    • All vehicles coming from Del Pilar Street intending to utilize Roxas Boulevard shall left to Quirino Avenue going to Taft Avenue
    • All vehicles utilizing Del Pilar Street coming from TM Kalaw shall turn left to Sta. Monica right to Mabini to point of destination

  From CCP Complex (November 16-20)

  • Vicente Sotto Street
  • Bukaneg Street
  • J.W. Diokno Boulevard Bridge
  • Buendia Avenue –  Extension
  • M. Jalandoni Street

EDSA APEC Lanes exclusive for delegates (November 16-20)

  • Two innermost lanes from Shaw Boulevard to Roxas Boulevard – both directions
  • Vehicles are advised to avoid EDSA Ortigas Ave to Roxas Boulevard – both directions

Around Ayala Avenue (November 16 and 17 only, 3 to 11 p.m.)

  • Ayala Avenue West Bound Lanes Makati Avenue to Paseo de Roxas

Around Ayala Center (November 16 to 19)

  • Ayala Center portions of North Street, West Street and Parkway Drive

Around Mall of Asia (MOA) Arena (November 18 only)

Starting at 6:00 a.m. onwards

  • Diokno corner Seaside Boulevard
  • Coral Way corner Seaside Boulevard
  • EDSA corner Macapagal
  • Macapagal corner Coral Way
  • Diokno corner Aseana
  • Macapagal corner Bradco

Alternate route: PUB

  • From EDSA take a U-turn before EDSA corner Diokno or take Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard to Baclaran / destination – 2.17 kilometers

Alternate route: To MOA, for private and public utility vehicles

  • From EDSA right at Macapagal Boulevard left at Seaside Boulevard to SM MOA – 1.45 kilometers

Alternate Route: From MOA, for private and public utility vehicles

  • From SM MOA take Seaside Boulevard left at Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard left at Gil Puyat Avenue (Buendia Avenue) to destination.
  • From SM MOA take Seaside Boulevard right at Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard left at EDSA to destination.

Temporary Roads Closed for Nov. 17, 2015 (Tuesday)

According to an MMDA advisory on November 17, the Longos area of the Cavitex will be temporarily open for the “Stop and Go Scheme.”
The MMDA also advised motorists of other roads to be temporarily closed for APEC events.
At 9:20 a.m. 
  • MIA Road
  • NAIA
  • Roxas Boulevard
  • Approaching Split EDSA Magallanes (North bound)
  • EDSA, Buendia (South bound)Sales – Magallanes Exit (Skyway)
At 11:25 a.m. 
  • Ayala to EDSA Extension (North bound and South bound)
  • Ayala tunnel (North bound and South bound)
  • Whole stretch of Magallanes Interchange (North bound and South bound)
  • Skyway from Sales to Magallanes Exit

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