Things to do in Makati

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Makati is the central business district of Metro Manila, Philippines. The Philippines receives a lot of attention from the world press, not always good particularly in recent times Duterte has bought a lot of attention to the country. If you can get past the stereotype and not always believe what you see in the press, The Philippines is a great place to visit, so if you get the opportunity to take some time out, visit The Philippines, it makes for a great vacation destination.

The Laundry Depot is based in Makati, we offer a laundry service to tourists and residents, you can choose to use our pick-up and delivery service which is available 24/7 or if you are feeling social you might like to visit our self-service laundromat, we believe it’s the coolest Laundromat in Makati and the only place you should visit if you are looking for a self-service laundry facility in Makati.

The Laundry depot staff are trained to make all customers feel at home, we pride ourselves in offering the highest possible level of service to all customers whatever laundry service you choose.

If you decide to drop your laundry with us, we offer a wash, dry and fold service, you can then take advantage of the free time to explore the sights of Makati And Manila.

Manila, also known as the Pearl of the Orient, is located in Southern Luzon, the largest of the more than 7,000 islands that make up the nation known as the Philippines. It is one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in the world and has a colorful multi-cultural heritage and history. Manila is totally bustling and a chaotic place where you can eat, drink and shop 24 hours a day, and we love it.

Our staff have put together the best things to do in Makati, we have included some places in and around Manila as a couple of island which are worth checking out while visiting The Philippines:

Old & New Manila

The oldest part of the city is all there was of Manila before the 20th century.

it’s a tight grid system contained by sturdy 16th and 17th century walls, and is a big contrast to the high-rise cityscape around it.

This was the capital of the Spanish East Indies from the 16th century to 1898, and has the appropriate churches, courtyard palaces and administrative buildings in beautiful colonial architecture.

Like many old colonial settlements Intramuros has the strange feeling of a European city centre far from Europe.

A few attractions on this list are in Intramuros, but look out for the statue of King Carlos IV on Plaza de Roma, the newly restored Ayuntamiento building and the Puerta de Isabel II gate, with a statue of the Queen. Tour on foot, by calesa horse-drawn carriage or motorised tricycle.

You might like to be a little more adventurous and venture out on a scooter or motorbike, The Laundry Depot has partnered with and we now offer scooter rental starting at ₱599 per day, we offer the choice of the Yamaha Mio Soul i 125cc and the Yamaha Aerox 155cc Automatic Scooters for rent, you can pick-up from our store in Makati or we also offer a drop-off and pick-up service throughout Makati and BGC making it super easy!!l

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Divisoria Market

Why Divisoria Market is special ?

Divisoria is big and chaotic, but it is unparalleled for goods and prices. Divisoria’s roots as a commercial center can be traced back to the Spanish period, during which non-Christianized Chinese were forbidden to live or trade inside nearby Intramuros, the Spanish capital. Relegated to the parian, Chinese merchants eventually set up their own community in present-day Binondo and gradually set up shop there and in surrounding areas, which came to include Divisoria. The area continued to blossom into a commercial center in the 1900s, bolstered by the fact that the Tutuban Central Station, formerly the main railway station of the Philippine National Railways, became a major drop-off center for trade goods coming in from various provinces.



What to explore at Divisoria Market?

Divisoria is a market district, also considered as the mother of all markets, located in the heart of the City of Manila known for its wide assortment of low-priced goods and wholesale and bargain shopping. Clothes, accessories, toys, novelties, decorations, pirated films and music, electronics, fruits, dry goods, school, office and household supplies, fabrics, textiles, crafts, novelties, decorations and “everything under the sun” can be found in Divisoria, making it “the mecca of value shopping” and “the mother of all markets in Manila.” It is considered one of the National Capital Region’s premiere economic centers, as street shops, tiangge-style bazaars and shopping malls are all found here.


How to get to Divisoria Market?

The most popular of these sidestreets are Juan Luna, Ylaya, Tabora, Santo Cristo and Soler. You can reach Divisoria by following these routes:

From Quezon City and Marikina:

Option 1. Take the LRT2 Purple Line and go down at Recto Station. From here, ride a jeepney bound for Divisoria or walk just walk westward until you reach 168 Mall.

Option 2. From Cubao, you can ride a jeepney/FX that is bound for Quiapo and asked to be dropped at Divisoria.

From the south (Pasay, Makati, Paranaque area):

Option 1. From SM Mall of Asia or along Taft Avenue, take a jeepney bound for Divisoria either via Taft or Mabini route.

Option 2. Ride an FX or bus bound for Manila City Hall or Lawton and from there either ride a jeepney or FX bound for Divisoria.

Option 3. Ride the LRT 1 Yellow Line bound for Doroteo Jose and then walk towards Recto Avenue westward until you reach 168 Mall or Meisic Mall.


You can also look to rent a scooter from The Laundry Depot, our partner is now offering scooter rentals from our Makati store, we have Yamaha Mio Soul i 125cc and Yamaha Aerox 155cc Automatic Scooters available for rent starting from ₱599 per day. For further information visit Makati city rentals page here. You should also ask the staff about the drop-off and pick-up service that they offer throughout Makati and BGC, making your scooter rent super easy!

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