To keep up with the emergence of more discerning buyers, Mandani Bay Quay launched the third and last residential tower in the second phase of the waterfront development with its first ever fully-furnished units.
It will not just be throwing in furniture and appliances together though as the interior will be styled by world-renowned designer Ptang Studio Limited, said HTLand Project Director Gilbert C. Ang.
Rather than giving your usual Christmas gifts, why not hand out artisanal products made by local small businesses this year? One of the best places to buy these products from will be the Pop District Bazaar on December 10 to 11 at The Tent, in Mandani Bay in Mandaue City.
Jayneil Enriquez, District Events Head of Marketing and Promotions, said Pop District Bazaar highlights small businesses in Cebu and offers them a venue to sell their products.
She said most of the locators are “lifestyle vendors” who sell garments, toys, and other fashion items. She said there are also vendors of men’s gear and locally crafted bags and shoes, including branded pairs made in Carcar.
One of the fashion locators is No Filter, a Cebu-based company whose products include NSFW (not safe for work) shirts with texts about sex.
“We sell parody and gag tees. We have statement tees that are bold enough to express the thoughts you are too afraid to say. We have no filter, we say what we want to say. If offended ka, wa mi labot,” No Filter says in a disclaimer near their items.
Enriquez said one locator imports hard-to-find cosmetics such as certain lines of lipsticks.
She said Pop District Bazaar will have 2 types of food vendors: outdoor tenants that cook a varied range of menu and food types and indoor tenants that offer packaged products.
Among the food locators is SumTim Fishy with its delicious jars of gourmet danggit. The small company named after the owner’s children was present during the press conference to display their products.
Other locators will be selling various pre-loved items.
Mitch Ledesma, District Events Head of Resource Mobilization and Sponsorship, said they expect more than 100 locators during the bazaar.
District Events General Manager Charmaine Ong De Leon said the idea behind the event is to support local businesses and give a venue for Cebuanos to see what they can offer.
District Events Head of Leasing Ruby Pansoy said the event supports online and startup businesses. She said the theme of the bazaar is “Polar Express.”
Local music will also be highlighted during the event with the company’s partnership with FatBoys Production. Local and national “influencers” will also be made available for meet and greet during the event.
To make it easier for people to go to the venue, the company has partnered with Angkas, which assured them of priority for bookings from the venue. The company said they are also talking to MyBus to make it easier for attendees to go to and from the venue.
The fluvial procession, when the miraculous image of the Sto. Niño is transported through the Mactan Channel, is a much-anticipated Sinulog event. This year, the procession will be held on Saturday, January 20.
One of the best places to view the annual event is at the Mandani Bay Boardwalk. Everyone is welcome to join the festivities at the Boardwalk. This is the third year that Mandani Bay is hosting the fluvial parade from the vantage point on the mainland, part of its participation in the Fiesta Señor and Sinulog celebrations.
Mandani Bay’s participation is also part of the City of Mandaue’s overall safety, security, and logistics program for the annual observance of the Feast of the Señor St. Niño.
The Mandani Bay development presents the best view of the galleon, which, this year, will be the Philippine Navy’s BRP Bagobo AT-293, bearing the image of the Holy Child and other seacraft, as it is an unobstructed stretch on the mainland bank of the Mactan Channel.
Gates open at 4:30 am. Sinulog street dancing, drum beaters and songs will engage guests as everyone waits for the procession to pass through.
Food will be available onsite. Concessionaires will have food booths serving a variety of meals and delicacies. Guests with invitations will be served breakfast.
The event at Mandani Bay will be aired live on Y101 with Jiggy Jr.’s Jiggy in the Morning.
Mandani Bay is Cebu’s most promising development. With a 500-meter water frontage facing the Mactan Channel, this world-class 20-hectare development has a stunning view of the coast and encompassing cityscape.
Premium mixed-use community
Built around a lifestyle of connectivity, this premium mixed-use community hosts a series of expansive podium blocks interconnected by footbridges. Residential towers rise from each of the podiums’ amenity roof decks, whilst street front retail thrives along the wide boulevards.
At the base, the buildings are also connected by a system of exclusive parking spaces weaving throughout the property. For strolling aboveground or driving and parking underground, Mandani Bay provides complete convenience allowing time for loftier pursuits.
At the heart of Mandani Bay is the Green Promenade, a wide tree-lined avenue that cuts through the centre of the property, lending the environment a refreshing spirit that encourages an active lifestyle amongst residents. The Boardwalk enables relaxation, evening walks and lounging to a spectacular view of the Mactan Channel.
Mandani Bay has set the bar for a new era of development in the Philippines. (Press Release)
Taft Properties has partnered with top Asia property developer Hongkong Land to transform a 20-hectare waterfront property along the Mactan Channel in Mandaue City into the world-class lifestyle destination Mandani Bay.
Taft Properties president and chief operations officer Christopher Narciso said the mixed-use township will involve 20 towers, a grand harbor and boardwalk, as well as a large strip of greenery that cuts through the center of the property.
Mandani Bay recently opened its 1,500-square meter Show Gallery, the first structure to rise in the property. A press statement said the gallery is an architectural masterpiece borne out of a collaboration among international architects, engineers, and designers
The development is Hongkong Land’s third joint venture and biggest project in the Philippines, according to company representative Finn Carew. He said the two-tower cluster Mandani Bay Suites, which features studio to three-bedroom units, will be the first residential enclave built on the property.
For Taft, Mandani Bay is the fulfillment its dream to have a world-class community here in Cebu, Narciso said. At the same time, the residential, retail, and office components of the development seeks to address the frustrations of Cebuanos related to traffic and parking.
Carew said Mandani Bay is Hongkong Land’s first major commitment in the Philippines.
“What’s special about Mandani Bay is that a lot of attention is being paid to it, from the design and architecture to the construction components. It is such an iconic project and the first of its kind in the Philippines,” he added.
Carew likened the project to such international developments as the Thames River in London, Manhattan in New York, the Sydney Harbour, Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong, and the Marina Bay in Singapore.
Mandani Bay targets
Long-term projects like Mandani Bay will have most of the developments launched after 10 years and see complete build-up in 20 years, said Narciso, adding he sees a bright future for the property sector in Cebu.
Philippine economic trends also show that the property market can only go up in the medium term, added Carew. He said a change in government administration shouldn’t affect the sector too much.
Gilbert C. Ang, Mandani Bay project director, said that they considered what Cebuanos like when they designed the township. He added that they can expect their top four passions of culture, creativity, adventure, and water to be incorporated in the development.
According to Ang, the residential component of the project caters to a wide range of clients, from starting to established families. This is in line with their target to attract local Cebu residents and foreigners to make their home in Mandani Bay, which will be made up of 80 percent residential, 15 percent commercial, and five percent office spaces.