Living by the Riverbank
Pasig is known for many things, but it is perhaps most famous for the Pasig River that flows from the Laguna de Bay to Manila Bay, snaking through various areas in the Metro. The city is, of course, defined by more than just the river. It offers a wide array of activities for wide and varied interests. Climb Central Manila located in the Greenfield District houses the largest indoor wall-climbing facility in the country that caters to mountaineers who may not have the time and energy to travel to natural mountain climbing spots inside or outside Metro Manila. The Bike Playground in Circulo Verde offers extreme and casual bike enthusiasts with an accessible biking track with enough twists, ramps, and a pump track to induce that feeling of excitement bikers get when they risk their lives on off-road trails in the mountains. Technically, the Playground is located in an area under the jurisdiction of Quezon City, but is still easily accessible from Pasig via the C-5 Road.
Pasig is also known for the food and shopping spots littering areas within and around the city. Inside, the Kapitolyo area treats visitors from all around the Metro with unique gastronomical experiences that would surely delight the matakaws in all of us. It features places as unique as the Locavore, with its own unique take on the various Filipino dishes, to places as simple as Kanto Freestyle Breakfast that literally offers an all-day breakfast menu ranging from the traditional silogs to the continental waffles and pancakes, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Avid shoppers would also delight in the fact that Pasig houses the Tiendesitas, which is technically more of a hodgepodge of tiangge shops in an air-conditioned space than a mall. The Estancia Mall in Capitol Commons also caters to the shopping needs of nearby residents and of those who may have wandered into the area for the restaurants therein. The shopping, however, does not end there.
Several of the biggest malls in the country are located in areas around Pasig. SM Megamall, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Greenhills Shopping Center, and Robinsons Galleria are all within a short drive from the boundaries surrounding Pasig, while access points leading to BGC, Makati, and Quezon City are available in certain parts of the city, giving residents access to the restaurants and shopping centers located within.