BONI­FA­CIO GLOBAL CITY

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The vast area was es­tab­lished by the US gov­ern­ment as Fort McKin­ley in 1902. In 1957, it be­came the na­tional head­quar­ters of the Philip­pine Army and Philip­pine Marines Corps. Af­ter the mil­i­tary land was sold by the Bases Con­ver­sion and Devel­op­ment Author­ity (BCDA), the Boni­fa­cio Land Devel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion (BLDC) planned a ma­jor ur­ban devel­op­ment in 1995. The Ayala Cor­po­ra­tion and Ever­green Hold­ings, Inc. pur­chased a con­trol­ling stake in 2003 and have been in charge of the de­vel­op­ments and mas­ter plan­ning of Boni­fa­cio Global City since. The "Fort" is now a sprawl­ing CBD that fu­els the city of Taguig.

BGC’s public art is pro­lific with large-scale sculp­tures by the likes of Rey Con­tr­eras and Gerry Leonardo and colos­sal mu­rals by #artBGC fill­ing build­ing walls. Hit KidZania, The Mind Mu­seum, and Ac­tiveFun with the kids. Dis­cover Track 30th or Terra 28th parks, and head to the Turf at BGC or the Em­per­ador Sta­dium for foot­ball games.

So many choices—you can walk the kilo­me­ter-long Boni­fa­cio High Street and Cen­tral, or head down to SM Aura, Mar­ket! Mar­ket!, Seren­dra, and the brand­new Up­town Mall. For mod­ern fur­ni­ture, go to Habi­tat at As­cott on 28th Street, and don’t for­get to dine at Gaita Fores’s Alta while you’re there.

High Street, Bur­gos Cir­cle, and McKin­ley Hill boast home­grown restau­rants and gas­tro pubs. Well-loved in­ter­na­tional restos in­clude Denny’s, Pink’s Hot Dogs, and Wolf­gang’s Steak­house. For spe­cial oc­ca­sions, go to Far­macy for ice cream or Vask for tapas along quiet 39th Street.

St. Luke's Med­i­cal Cen­ter Global City is con­ve­niently at the cen­ter of BGC. World-class schools like the Uni­ver­sity of the Philip­pines-BGC Cam­pus, Bri­tish School Manila, and spe­cial­ized in­sti­tu­tions like the Tre­ston In­ter­na­tional Col­lege and En­derun Col­leges are also in BGC. You’ll find the Korean Em­bassy in the vicin­ity as well. REAL LIV­ING AU­GUST 2016

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