Introducing Taguig City
Taguig, formally the City of Taguig, is a first-class, highly urbanized city in the Philippines’ Metro Manila. It has an estimated population of 886,722 people, according to the 2020 census. The city is recognized for Bonifacio Global City, one of the Philippines’ top financial centers. Originally a fishing community throughout the Spanish and American colonial periods, it grew quickly when the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) turned former military areas into mixed-use planned communities. With Republic Act No. 8487 in 2004, Taguig became a highly urbanized city.
The area’s first 800 farmer-fisherman residents were skilled at threshing rice once harvested. As a result, they were dubbed “mga taga-giik,” and their town was dubbed “pook ng mga taga-giik.” When Spanish Franciscan Fray Alonso de Alvarado and conquistador Rey Lopez de Villalobos crossed the Pasig River to reach Taguig in 1571, they struggled to pronounce “taga-giik.” They could only generate the name “tagui-ig.” After a slew of mispronunciations, “tagui-ig” was condensed to the current “Taguig.”
- Ausphin International Institute
- Australian Internatioanl School
- British School Manila
- Enderun College
- Global City Innovative College
- Meridian International College of Business and Arts
- Polytechnic University of the Philippines in Taguig City
- Taguig City University
- Taguig Science High School
- Ayala Malls Market! Market!
- Bonifacio High Street
- SM Aura Premier
- Uptown Mall
- Venice Grand Canal
- Holy Mary Family Hospital
- Medical Center Taguig
- Taguig Doctors Hospital
- Bonifacio Global City
- Flying Trapeze Philippines
- Manila American Cemetery and Memorial
- Mercato Centrale
- The Fort
- The Mind Museum
- Venice Grand Canal Mall
While you’re there
Things to see & do
Release your Geeky Self at Mind Museum
The mind museum is an interactive art and science facility where “science comes alive,” which will amaze and mesmerize visitors of all ages. For this non-profit project, it is the goal of its displays to spark the interest of the public. The best thing is that the exhibits were developed by Filipino artists and scientists dedicated to educating their countrymen about science and technology.
Let your imagination go wild by creating your own star, participating in a writing project, and more at the life-like planetarium.
Visit Venice Plaza
Indeed, it does look like Venice has gone under the waves. This open-air shopping center was inspired by Venetian canals and featured attractive footbridges for pedestrians to cross. There’s even a “lovelock bridge” where you may leave a message of love on a lock and have it permanently engraved on the bridge.
During the day, you can take a gondola ride along the canals of Venice with your special someone. If you visit after dark, the boardwalk will be a glow with twinkling street lights. With its beauty, this place is genuinely instagrammable.
Eat with your Friends at Mercato Centrale
Mercato Centrale is an outdoor food park, clothes bazaar, and stylish flea market in Taguig. Italian, Mexican, Western, Japanese, and various other cuisines are available. As you make your way through the maze of stalls, you’ll be doing a lot of wandering and snacking. If your hands are full, there is seating and tables nearby where you can rest. People from all over the world and from many walks of life make up a sizable portion of the population here. There are so many great feelings in here!
Shopping & Nightlife
Going shopping has the power to lift one’s spirits instantly. People who can afford it use retail therapy as stress relief when having a bad day. In Bonifacio Global City (BGC), you’ll find a wide range of high-end shopping malls to suit your tastes and budgets.
SM Aura Premier, Market! Market! Bonifacio High Street, Uptown Mall, Venice Grand Canal Mall, and Vista Mall Taguig are just a few of the many popular retail centers in Taguig.
People from all walks of life can shop at the malls, from the high-end boutiques at BGC to the bargains at Market! Market! Visiting all the malls in Taguig is the greatest approach to discover which one is most suited to your needs and preferences.
If you want to release your social animal at night, BGC is a great place to go. Located in Manila’s Taguig district, the Bonifacio Global City (BGC) development is more than just a growing business and residential neighborhood. I’m a businessman in the office, but I’m a social animal at night. Work hard and play hard are wonderfully embodied at this location. People from all over Manila come to enjoy this area’s busy nightlife and clubs.
Here are some places you can visit if you want to experience the nightlife in BGC.
- Early Night
- Revel at the Palace
- The Island
- Tomatito Tapas Bar
- Xylo at the Palace
Food & Drinks
For the foodies, BGC is one of the places we suggest visiting. BGC has restaurants offering food from all types of cuisine. Chinese, Thai, Italian, American, and many more.
Here are some restaurants that you might want to check out.
- Ooma – Bonifacio High Street Central
- Din Tai Fung – Bonifacio High Street
- Single Origin – Bonifacio High Street
- Mango Tree – Bonifacio High Street
Of course, there are a lot of food establishments that might be your next favorite go-to restaurants. So keep on searching and enjoy BGC!
How to Get to Taguig
BGC Bus System
Bonifacio Global City’s primary mode of public transportation is the BGC Bus. There are seven routes available to get about BGC, each of which includes stops at areas’ most popular places to visit and businesses. Only on weekdays are the Upper West Express, East Express, Lower West Express, and North Express lines available, whereas the Central Route, North Route, and Night Route run seven days a week.
Market! Market! Terminal
Market! Market! is situated to a massive transportation hub that serves commuters from Taguig and other surrounding areas and locations in the South.
Another option is to take a bus southbound from EDSA to Baclaran or Ayala, or take the MRT to Ayala and search for TheFort buses going for Fort Bonifacio (at the Forbes gate across Shell Station). Ask to be dropped off at Market Market on these air-conditioned buses that travel around Fort Bonifacio.
This is another option, take an FX or jeepney to Kalayaan Avenue from the C5 area and exit at the Kalayaan and C5 crossroads. From the corner, jeepneys go for Market Market.