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Fobissea parent info_booklet

  1. 1. Caroline Simpson / FOBISSEA Coordinator / + 63 921 6186253 Trixie Whyte / Parent Representative / + 63 918 9116313  
  2. 2. WELCOME MESSAGE I hope that this Parent Information Booklet provides all the details you need to plan your trip. This promises to be a memorable event, not only for the children but for us parents too. From personal experience, I know that new friendships will be formed and special moments will be shared. As a Filipino I look forward to welcoming you to our country in May. Trixie Whyte BSM Parent Liaison/Representative PARENT LIAISON Each school is requested to appoint a Parent Liaison/Representative who will collect money, gather information and be the point person for contact with parent supporters in participating schools. I am the designated British School Manila (BSM) Parent Representative and will coordinate with each school’s Parent Representative for arrangements regarding the Parent's Welcome Dinner attendees, Gala Dinner tickets, payments, hotel rates, transportation details, etc. To faciliate the process, kindly e-mail me with your name and contact details so I can start gathering the necessary information from your respective groups to ensure we have a smooth and organised set of activities. I can be contacted via email at Trixie.Whyte@Q2HRS.com or via mobile at +63 918 9116313. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. WelcomeRemarks Dear Parents The British School Manila looks forward to welcoming you to the Primary FOBISSEA Games 2013. The Games will be held over 3 action-packed days, from Wednesday the 8th May, to Friday the 10th May. You can look forward to a warm and friendly reception from us all. Caroline Simpson / FOBISSEA Coordinator / + 63 921 6186253 Trixie Whyte / Parent Representative / + 63 918 9116313  
  3. 3. TABLE OF CONTENTS ORIENTATION TO THE PHILIPPINES 4 Country Background 4 Visa Information 4 Currency 5 ATMs 5 Cash 5 Credit Cards 6 Money Changers 6 Reminders for First Time Tourists 7 Traffic 8 HOTEL INFORMATION 9 Hotel Accommodation – Students 9 Hotel Accommodation – Parents 10 Hotel Location 10 Direction from Airport 11 Room Rates 11 Reservation Procedure 12 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 13 MAP OF VENUES 14 Advance Party – Kasbah 14 Day 1 – University of Makati 15 Day 1 – Manila Polo Club 16 Day 2 to 3 - British School Manila 17 OTHER EVENT DETAILS 18 Parent’s Welcome Dinner 18 Gala Dinner 19 Food and Drinks at the Competition Venues 19 SHOPPING & RESTAURANTS 20 Glorietta 20 Greenbelt 21 Bonifacio High Street 23 Market! Market! 24 Souvenir Shops 25 OTHER TOURIST DESTINATION 26 Ayala Museum 26 Metropolitan Museum 26 SPA & RELAXATION 27 Devarana Spa 27 Island Spa 27 The Spa 28 TOUR PACKAGES 29 MEDICAL INFORMATION & CONTACTS 30 Hospitals 30 FOBISSEA Contact Details 30 TableofContents Caroline Simpson / FOBISSEA Coordinator / + 63 921 6186253 Trixie Whyte / Parent Representative / + 63 918 9116313  
  4. 4. Country Background The Philippines is defined by its emerald rice fields, teeming megacities, graffiti-splashed jeepneys, smouldering volcanoes, bug- eyed tarsiers, fuzzy water buffalo and smiling, happy- go-lucky people. The Philippines is a land apart from mainland Southeast Asia – not only geographically but also spiritually and culturally. The country’s overwhelming Catholicism, the result of 350 years of Spanish rule, is its most obvious enigma. Vestiges of the Spanish era include exuberant town fiestas (festivals) like Kalibo’s Ati-Atihan, unique Spanish-Filipino colonial architecture, and exquisite, centuries-old stone churches lording over bustling town plazas. Malls, fast-food chains and widespread spoken English betray the influence of Spain’s colonial successor, the Americans. Yet despite these outside influences, the country remains very much its own unique entity. The people are, simply, Filipinos – and proud of it. Welcoming, warm and relentlessly upbeat, it is they who captivate and ultimately ensnare visitors. ORIENTATION TO THE PHILIPPINES OrientationtothePhilippines Visa Information Visa regulations in the Philippines are subject to change so be sure to check with a Philippine embassy or consulate before making your travel plans. Nationals from the vast majority of countries, including all ASEAN countries, can enter the Philippines without a visa for a period not exceeding 21 days , as long as they have a return ticket, as well as passports valid for a period of at least six months beyond the period of stay. Nationals of Brazil and Israel may enter the Philippines without a visa for a stay not exceeding 59 days, while holders of Hong Kong, British National (Overseas) and Macau passports, as well as Portuguese passports issued in Macau, are allowed to stay in the Philippines without a visa not exceeding seven days. Nationals of countries which are required to obtain a visa to enter the Philippines may obtain one upon arrival under the Bureau of Immigration's Visa Upon Arrival Program (VUAP). Visas however must be pre-arranged with the Bureau of Immigration prior to arriving in the Philippines. For further information regarding Visas for entry into the Philippines, please visit the Philippine Bureau of Immigration website – www.imigration.gov.ph or you can also check with the Philippine Embassy/ Consulate in your country. 4  Caroline Simpson / FOBISSEA Coordinator / + 63 921 6186253 Trixie Whyte / Parent Representative / + 63 918 9116313  
  5. 5. Currency The unit of currency in the Philippines is the peso (P), which is also spelled piso in Filipino, and is divided into 100 centavos (c). Banknotes come in denominations of 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500, and 1000 pesos. Coins are in 10c and 25c pieces, and P1, P5 and P10. The smartest way to bring cash to the Philippines is in the form of a credit card, cash card or debit card. Provided you have your PIN, you can use these to get cash or cash advances from thousands of banks and ATMs in the Philippines.     OrientationtothePhilippines ATMs Credit, debit and cash cards can be used to get cash or cash advances from thousands of ATMs throughout the country. Check with your bank or credit-card company (or look on the back of your card) to see which ATM network your card is connected to. For getting cash, Cirrus and Plus are the most widely accepted; for cash advances, MasterCard is the most widely accepted, followed by Visa. Cash advances from ATMs are in local currency, and may be subject to a daily withdrawal limit. Metrobank and Equitable PCI ATMs have cash withdrawal limits of P4000 and P5000, respectively. HSBC machines have no limits - you're only limited by your own bank's daily withdrawal limit. Particularly in the big cities, ATMs operate 24 hours daily, and can be found in department stores, supermarkets and shopping malls, in addition to banks. Note that ATMs in the Philippines have a curious system of posting 'online' or 'offline' signs to indicate whether or not the machine is in operation. In 2010, Philippine banks started to charge ₱200 per transaction for using foreign cards in their ATM machines, in addition to cash withdrawal and exchange fees already imposed by your bank. Considering small transaction limits, this adds at least 2-4% to the amount withdrawn - thus, bringing in cash and exchanging it to peso in the bank generally will be cheaper. Cash With the usual precautions, carrying cash (US dollars is the currency of choice) is no particular problem; it's actually a good idea to have a US$50 and/or US$100 note stashed somewhere secure and accessible in case you can't find a bank or an ATM, or you're out of traveller’s cheques. As for pesos, 'Sorry, no change' becomes a familiar line - stock up on notes smaller than P100 at every opportunity.     5  Caroline Simpson / FOBISSEA Coordinator / + 63 921 6186253 Trixie Whyte / Parent Representative / + 63 918 9116313  
  6. 6. OrientationtothePhilippines Money Changers Moneychangers are usually easy to find in the commercial centres of Metro Manila; some department stores and shopping malls also have moneychangers on the premises. Moneychangers usually offer the best rates, but they are also notorious for all manner of short-change scams and rip-offs. Because of the risk of rip-offs, it's best to use moneychangers selectively - if possible, change your cash or travellers cheques at a bank, hotel or resort, even if the rate is usually lower than at a moneychanger. Here’s a list of famous money changers in the Metro: Makati Area: Sanry’s Money Changer - Glorietta Branch: G/F Glorietta 1, South Drive, Ayala Center, Makati City, Metro Manila Phone: +63(2)8179343 Sanry’s Money Changer - Greenbelt Branch Branch: G/F Greenbelt 1, Paseo De Roxas, Ayala Center, Makati City, Metro Manila Phone: +63(2)8938520 Czarina Foreign Exchange: 2/F Glorietta 1, Ayala Avenue, Ayala Center, Makati City, Metro Manila +63(2)8127060 Bonfacio Global City (BGC)/Taguig Area: Sanry’s Money Changer – Market! Market! Branch Market! Market! Ground floor, 26th St. cor. C5, Bonifacio Global City Taguig, Metro Manila, Philippines Phone: +63 (2) 729-3632     Credit Cards Many shops, restaurants, hotels and resorts in Metro Manila accept payment by plastic, and credit- card. A shop-front sign that reads 'Visa accepted' or 'MasterCard accepted' may well refer only to the Philippines-issued version, so check with the shop personnel by showing them your card. 6  Caroline Simpson / FOBISSEA Coordinator / + 63 921 6186253 Trixie Whyte / Parent Representative / + 63 918 9116313  
  7. 7. OrientationtothePhilippines     Reminders for First Time Tourists 1.  Always carry small change in Pesos, Coins & 20, 50 &100 notes. That saves you the annoyance from the very common reply, "sorry no change". 2.  When getting a Taxi, never ask "How much?" before getting in because the driver might not use the meter and give you an expensive fare. Always ensure that the Taxi driver uses the metre for your travel. Flag down rate starts at Php 40. 3.  Never change money on the street nor inside a restaurant. 4.  Expect everything to be late and slow. 5.  Tipping isn’t mandatory, but it’s encouraged. Restaurants that levy a service charge require no tips, but if you’re feeling generous, you can leave an extra tip for the wait staff; just leave some change behind after you pay up. 6.  Climate in the Philippines is generally warm and humid, so dress for the weather. 7  Caroline Simpson / FOBISSEA Coordinator / + 63 921 6186253 Trixie Whyte / Parent Representative / + 63 918 9116313  
  8. 8. OrientationtothePhilippines Metro Manila Layout (National Capital Region) Notable Landmarks: Pasay Ninoy Aquino International Airport Mall of Asia Taguig British School Manila Bonifacio Global City Kasbah Seda Hotel Makati Dusit Hotel University of Makati Manila Polo Club Greenbelt/Glorietta Malls Ayala Museum San Juan Greenhills Shopping Center Manila Intramuros (Walled City) Metropolitan Museum Cultural Center of the Philippines Quezon City Trinoma/SM North EDSA Mall Traffic Filipinos are famous for their driving habits (or lack thereof). Traffic often grinds to a screeching halt, especially in major cities (Metro Manila in particular), and the honking of horns is a very common occurrence. When there is no traffic, speeding, swerving and reckless passing happen on a regular basis, especially on desolate rural roads. Car traffic competes with bus and jeepney traffic, which jostle sidewalk curbs to get more passengers, especially in areas without designated bus stops: the fact that bus and jeepney drivers' salaries are determined based on passenger load does not help the traffic situation in many cities. Motorcycles frequently weave through traffic, increasing the risk of accidents. However, traffic lights, while frequently ignored in the past, are more strictly adhered to now. Seatbelts are mandatory only for persons seating in the front seat. 8  Caroline Simpson / FOBISSEA Coordinator / + 63 921 6186253 Trixie Whyte / Parent Representative / + 63 918 9116313  
  9. 9. HotelInformation-Students HOTEL INFORMATION Hotel Accommodation for Participating Students/ Athletes: Seda Bonifacio Global City (BGC) 30th Street corner 11th Avenue Bonifacio Global City Taguig City, 1634 Philippines http://www.sedahotels.com/bgc/location.php Phone: (+632) 9458888 Fax: (+632) 9458891 Email: bgc@sedahotels.com Located 30 minutes from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport and just 15 minutes away from the Makati Central Business District (CBD), Seda BGC is right at the center of shopping and various dining options. 9  Caroline Simpson / FOBISSEA Coordinator / + 63 921 6186253 Trixie Whyte / Parent Representative / + 63 918 9116313  
  10. 10. HotelInformation-Parents HOTEL INFORMATION Hotel Accommodation for Visiting Parents: Dusit Thani Manila Ayala Centre, 1223 Makati City Metro Manila, Philippines Phone: (+632) 238 8888 Fax: (+632) 238 8800 Hotel Location: Situated amongst skyscrapers of Makati, the country's premiere financial district, Dusit Thani Manila sits on the lap of luxurious sights and sprawling urban hubs that offer reliable access to city splendors, historic sites, meeting and convention centers. The hotel is within walking distance to shopping and entertainment complex, and the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) station. Within Ayala Center and close proximity to the Philippine Stock Exchange, Ayala Museum, Greenbelt (Lifestyle Center), and Santuario de San Antonio Church. Direction from Airport: From Ninoy Aquino Avenue, turn left to MIA Road, right to Domestic Road, right to Andrew's Avenue and follow this road to the Terminal 3 roundabout going back to turn right at Aurora Avenue (Tramo), then right to EDSA. Follow the route of the MRT, turn left at Arnaiz Street, then right at Theater Drive. 10  Caroline Simpson / FOBISSEA Coordinator / + 63 921 6186253 Trixie Whyte / Parent Representative / + 63 918 9116313  
  11. 11. HotelInformation-Parents HOTEL INFORMATION IMPORTANT NOTE: Parents are required to make their own bookings with the hotel. Trixie Whyte, the host parent representative has made arrangements with Dusit Thani Manila to extend discounted packages to visiting FOBISSEA parents. DUSIT THANI MANILA Ayala Avenue, 1223 Makati City, Philippines Direct Tel: +63 2 238 8815 / + 63 (2) 238 8888 ext. 8815 Website: http://dusitthanimanila.dusit.com Contact Person: Paolo Bautista, Assistant Director of Sales Dusit Thani Manila +63 (2) 238 8888 ext. 8815 INCLUSIONS: FOR Deluxe Rooms and Suites •  Breakfast buffet at Basix All-Day Dining •  Roundtrip schedule shuttle (Hotel-tournament venue-Hotel) – minimum of 50 rooms booked •  20% discount on IDD calls •  Complimentary use of Internet in the guestroom •  Above Rates are inclusive of 12%VAT, 0.06%tax & 10% service charge FOR Club Rooms •  Breakfast in the Dusit Club Lounge from 6.00am to 10.00am •  Roundtrip schedule shuttle (Hotel-tournament venue-Hotel) – minimum of 50 rooms booked •  Access to the Dusit Club Lounge •  Complimentary daily cocktails at the Club Lounge from 5.00pm to 8.00pm •  Complimentary use of Internet in the guestroom •  20% discount on IDD calls •  Complimentary local calls to city landline •  Complimentary pressing of one suit upon arrival. No surcharge for express laundry, pressing or Dry cleaning services. ROOM  TYPE   ROOM  RATES   SINGLE   TWIN   in  USD   in  PHP   in  USD   in  PHP   Deluxe  Rooms   150   6,130.00   165   6,743.00   Club  Deluxe  Room   207   8,500.00   220   9,000.00   Junior  Suite   232   9,500.00   232   9,500.00   ExecuAve  Suite   244   10,000.00   244   10,000.00   *PHP  2,500  (  USD  61)  net  per  addiAonal  person  for  extra  bed  and  buffet  breakfast       11  Caroline Simpson / FOBISSEA Coordinator / + 63 921 6186253 Trixie Whyte / Parent Representative / + 63 918 9116313  
  12. 12. HotelInformation-Parents HOTEL INFORMATION RESERVATION PROCEDURE:   Option 1: Make a direct booking with the Reservation Desk of the hotel and mention that you are with the FOBISSEA group. You will be quoted the special negotiated rates (shown in previous page). Contact Person: Ms. Wynces de Mesa (Groups and Conventions Services Manager) E-mail Address: wynces.demesa@dusit.com Telephone No: +632 238 8888 Option 2: • Copy Reservation Form Link: http://q2hrs.com/FOBISSEA_Reservation_Form.html onto your web browser • Complete the Reservation Form with Credit Card details to guarantee the booking • Send to the corresponding email addresses found in the reservation form • A confirmation letter from the hotel will be sent for reference IMPORTANT REMINDERS: •  Check-in time is 2.00pm and check-out time is 12noon •  Early check-in and late check-out is subject to availability and a surcharge may apply •  Quoted in the Philippine Peso (PHP) and US Dollar (USD) conversion to Philippine peso is subject to the prevailing exchange rate of the Hotel. 12  Caroline Simpson / FOBISSEA Coordinator / + 63 921 6186253 Trixie Whyte / Parent Representative / + 63 918 9116313  
  13. 13. ScheduleofEvents SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Parents’ Itinerary ADVANCE PARTY: 07 May / Tuesday 7.00pm Kasbah – Meet up for Parents who are already in town The Fort Strip, 7 th Ave cor Katupinan Circle, Bonifacio Global City DAY 1: 08 May / Wednesday 6.00am Breakfast starts at the Dusit Hotel 8.00am Athletes warm up on track (University of Makati) 8.30am Opening ceremony (University of Makati) 8.55am 600m and 800m races (University of Makati) 9.30am Field events (University of Makati) 1.30pm Track events (University of Makati) 4.00/4.30pm Athletes Bus back to Hotel (University of Makati) 5.30pm Parents’ Welcome Dinner at Manila Polo Club (Pre-Booked/ Prepaid) 6.30/7.00pm Athletes Bus back to hotel DAY 2: 09 May / Thursday 6.00am Breakfast starts at the Dusit Hotel 7.40-8.10am Tball warm up (British School Manila) 8.15am Tball competition starts (British School Manila) 12.15-12.30pm TBall presentations (British School Manila) 12.30-1.15 Athletes Break for Lunch (British School Manila) 1.15-1.45pm Swimming warm up (British School Manila) 2.00pm Swim competition starts (British School Manila) 6.00pm Athletes Dinner at BSM straight after swimming competition/ Parents’ Free Time 7.00-7.30pm Athletes Bus back to hotel (BSM to Hotel) DAY 3: 10 May / Friday 6.00am Breakfast starts at the Dusit Hotel 8.45 – 9.15am Football warm up (British School Manila) 9.30am Football tournament starts (British School Manila) 12 – 12.45pm Athletes Break for Lunch (British School Manila) 2.15pm Finish football competition (British School Manila) 2.30pm Football Presentations (British School Manila) 6.00pm Gala Dinner Parents to Pre-Book/Pay with respective Parent Representatives Saturday 11th May Schools depart at various times 13  Caroline Simpson / FOBISSEA Coordinator / + 63 921 6186253 Trixie Whyte / Parent Representative / + 63 918 9116313  
  14. 14. MapofVenues-Kasbah MAP OF VENUES 07 May / Tuesday Advance Party: Kasbah Meet-up place for parents who are already in town The Fort Strip, 7th Avenue corner Katipunan Circle, Bonifacio Global City (BGC) Phone: (+632) 553-4499 Map from Dusit Thani (A) to Kasbah (B) Best Transport Option: •  Taxi (from Dusit Thani to Kasbah) Estimated Metered Taxi cost (one-way): Php 100 – Php 120 14  Caroline Simpson / FOBISSEA Coordinator / + 63 921 6186253 Trixie Whyte / Parent Representative / + 63 918 9116313  
  15. 15. MapofVenues–UniversityofMakati MAP OF VENUES 08 March / Wednesday Day 1: FOBISSEA Games venue: University of Makati (UMAK) J.P. Rizal Extension, West Rembo, Makati City Phone: (+632) 883 1868 Map from Dusit Thani (A) to University of Makati (B) Transport Options: •  Hotel Bus Transfer – for hotel group booking •  Taxi (from Dusit Thani to University of Makati) Estimated Metered Taxi cost (one-way): Php 120 – Php 150 15  Caroline Simpson / FOBISSEA Coordinator / + 63 921 6186253 Trixie Whyte / Parent Representative / + 63 918 9116313  
  16. 16. MapofVenues–ManilaPoloClub MAP OF VENUES 08 May / Wednesday Day 1 : Parents Welcome Dinner Manila Polo Club McKinley Road, Forbes Park, Makati City   Map from Dusit Thani (A) to Manila Polo Club (B) Transport Options: •  Hotel Bus Transfer – for hotel group booking •  Taxi (from Dusit Thani to Manila Polo Club) Estimated Metered Taxi cost (one-way): Php 80 – Php 100 16  Caroline Simpson / FOBISSEA Coordinator / + 63 921 6186253 Trixie Whyte / Parent Representative / + 63 918 9116313  
  17. 17. MapofVenues–BritishSchoolManila MAP OF VENUES 09 May / Thursday Day 2 to 3 FOBISSEA Games venue: The British School Manila (BSM) 36th Street, University Park, Bonifacio Global City, 1634, Taguig City, Metro Manila,   Map from Dusit Thani (A) to British School Manila (B) Transport Options: •  Hotel Bus Transfer – for hotel group booking •  Taxi (from Dusit Thani to British School Manila) Estimated Metered Taxi cost (one-way): Php 120 – Php 150 17  Caroline Simpson / FOBISSEA Coordinator / + 63 921 6186253 Trixie Whyte / Parent Representative / + 63 918 9116313  
  18. 18. OtherEventDetails OTHER EVENT DETAILS Parent’s Welcome Dinner Venue: Manila Polo Club, Forbes Park, Makati City - Cogon Village Area Attire: Casual; for women, we recommend to avoid wearing stiletto shoes due to the venue’s slatted flooring Date: 8 May / Wednesday Time: Drinks start at 5.30pm / Dinner will be served at 6.30 – 9.00pm Important Information: •  Please coordinate with your respective Parent Representatives for the details as this needs to be PRE- BOOKED and PAID IN ADVANCE. •  Dinner is Mongolian Barbeque Buffet type. •  Cost for the food is Php 1,100 (approximately USD $26/head). Please settle using local currency and pay the exact amount. •  Drinks will be on cash bar basis. •  Please ensure to bring Philippine Pesos as the club will only accept local currency. 18  Caroline Simpson / FOBISSEA Coordinator / + 63 921 6186253 Trixie Whyte / Parent Representative / + 63 918 9116313  
  19. 19. OtherEventDetails OTHER EVENT DETAILS Food and Drinks at the Competition Venues There will be Food Stalls for Meals, Snacks and Drinks available in both venues – University of Makati (Day 1) and British School Manila (Day 2 to 4). Please note that the food stalls will only accept local currency therefore, we advise that you bring Philippine Pesos in 20s, 50s, 100s or 500s denominations. Gala Dinner The Gala dinner will be held on the 10th of May, Friday evening and tickets cost USD $35. Bookings are to be made through your school’s parent representative. 19  Caroline Simpson / FOBISSEA Coordinator / + 63 921 6186253 Trixie Whyte / Parent Representative / + 63 918 9116313  
  20. 20. Shopping&Restaurants SHOPPING & RESTAURANTS Glorietta (Shopping Mall) Ayala Center, Makati City 500m away from Dusit Thani Mall Hours – Monday- Sunday (10:00am – 10:00pm) If you are looking for a great place to shop, you should definitely visit Glorietta. This is a one-stop shopping center that is completely unique in its structure and design. Some regard the design as similar to a wheel hub while there are others that liken the distinctive design to an octopus. Actually, the mall is divided into four wings or sections - the G1, G2, G3 and G4. If you are looking for shops that are affordable in the Metro Manila area, these four sections are the places to visit. You can also easily visit Glorietta from other malls in the area or vice versa because this mall is placed between other shopping landmarks - the Greenbelt, Rustan's Makati, the Landmark and of course, SM Makati. Restaurants: Cabalen – Filipino (Php500- Php999) Dad’s – International (Php500- Php999) Heaven and Eggs – American (Php200-Php499) Shakey’s – American (Php200- Php499) Hard Rock Café – American (Php200-Php499) Bistro Ravioli – Italian (Php200- Php499) Outback Steakhouse – American (Php200-Php499) Mongkok – Chinese (Php200- Php499) North Park Noodle House – Chinese (Php200-Php499) Amusement and Entertainment Kevin's Toys and Library Timezone Banks/ATM's BPI Bank BPI Express Chinabank Department Stores Rustans Drugstore Mercury Drug   20  Caroline Simpson / FOBISSEA Coordinator / + 63 921 6186253 Trixie Whyte / Parent Representative / + 63 918 9116313  
  21. 21. Shopping&Restaurants SHOPPING & RESTAURANTS Greenbelt (Shopping Mall) Ayala Center, Makati City 500m away from Dusit Thani Mall Hours – Monday- Sunday (10:00am – 10:00pm) Greenbelt is a shopping mall located at Ayala Center, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines which is just near Glorietta and SM Makati. It is owned by Ayala Malls, a real-estate subsidiary of Ayala Land, which is an affiliate of Ayala Corporation. It opened in the 1980s and it is one of Ayala Corporation's flagship projects. The mall offers a mix of high-end retail shops, restaurants, amenities, leisure and entertainment in the Philippines. Currently, the mall has five sections, two are indoor buildings and the other two buildings are open-air shopping. The most recent addition, Greenbelt 5, opened in 2007. Amusement  and  Entertainment   Greenbelt  3  Cinemas   Gymboree   My  Cinema   On  Stage   Redbox   Timezone     Banks/ATM's   BPI  Bank   BPI  Express   Chinabank     Department  Stores   Adora     Drugstore   Mercury  Drug   Watsons     Restaurants   See  list  on  next  page     21  Caroline Simpson / FOBISSEA Coordinator / + 63 921 6186253 Trixie Whyte / Parent Representative / + 63 918 9116313  
  22. 22. Shopping&Restaurants Restaurants & Bars in Greenbelt GREENBELT 1 Cafe Mediterranean – Mediterranean (Php500-Php999) Chicken Bacolod – Filipino (Php200-Php499) Pho Hoa Vietnamese Noodle House – Vietnamese (Php200-Php499) Piadina Italiana – Italian (Php200-Php499) Café Via Mare – Filipino (Php200-Php499) Chef d' Angelo – Italian (Php200-Php499) David's Tea House – Chinese (Php200-Php499) Razon's of Guagua – Filipino (Php200-Php499) Reyes Barbecue – Filipino (Php200-Php499) Max's Restaurant – Filipino (Php200-Php499) GREENBELT 2 Conti’s Pastry Shop and Restaurant – Filipino (Php200-Php499) Italianni’s Restaurant – Italian (Php500-Php999) Cyma Greek Taverna – Greek (Php500-Php999) Spicy Fingers – International (Php500-Php999) Barcino – Spanish (Php500-Php999) Bizu Patisserie – European (Php200-Php499) Ma Maison – Japanese (Php200-Php499) Chihuahua Mexican Grill – Mexican (Php200-Php499) Nuvo – French (Php500-Php999) My Thai Kitchen – Thai (Php200-Php499) GREENBELT 3 Yakimix – Japanese (Php500-Php999) Red Box: Rock, Dine and Roll – International (Php500-Php999) Banana Leaf – Asian (Php200-Php499) The Red Crab Seafood and Steaks – International (Php200-Php499) Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. - American (Php500-Php999) Sentro 1771 - Filipino (Php200-Php499) Hossein’s Persian Kebab – Indian (Php1000 and up) Recipes by Café Metro – Filipino (Php200-Php499) Café Havana – Cuban (Php500-Php999) Capricciosa – Italian (Php200-Php499) GREENBELT 4 Max’s Restaurant – Filipino (Php200-Php499) Pancake House – international (Php200-Php499) Chili’s Grill & bar – American & Mexican (Php200-Php499) Cibo – Italian (Php200-Php499) Mesa Filipino Moderne – Filipino (Php500-Php999) Dulcinea – Spanish (Php200-Php499) Almon Marina – International (Php200-Php499) Chateau 1771 – European (Php500-Php999) Yellow Cab Pizza – American (Php200-Php499) GREENBELT 5 Fely J’s Kitchen – Filipino (Php200-Php499) Mango Tree Bistro – Thai (Php200-Php499) Kai Neo Japanese Restaurant – American & Japanese (Php500-Php999) Myron’s Place – Continental (Php200-Php499) Chops Chicago Steakhouse – American (Php1000 and up) Zuni Restaurant and Wine Bar - Mediterranean (Php500-Php999) John and Yoko Cosmopolitan Japanese – Japanese (Php500-Php999) Pepper Lunch – International (Php200-Php499) California Pizza Kitchen – American (Php500-Php999) Tapella – Spanish (Php200-Php499) 22  Caroline Simpson / FOBISSEA Coordinator / + 63 921 6186253 Trixie Whyte / Parent Representative / + 63 918 9116313  
  23. 23. Shopping&Restaurants SHOPPING & RESTAURANTS Bonifacio High Street (Shopping Mall) Bonifacio Global City, Taguig 3.8km away from Dusit Thani Mall Hours – Monday-Sunday (11:00am – 11:00pm) Bonifacio High Street is the first main street retail concept in the Philippines. It offers a one-of-a-kind dining and shopping experience with premium retail shops set in a uniquely refreshing environment. Flagship stores and popular brands are lined up on both sides of the park; themed zones celebrate fashion, health and wellness, home, sports, technology and special interests. A “kinetic” park with interactive art pieces is also set amid the high street. Capping Bonifacio High Street is BHS central, a heightened experience of gallery-designed offices, avant-garde/fashion forward boutiques, and chef- based restaurants. Double the size of BHS as it presently stands, it will also feature an urban amphitheater, a multifaceted water plaza, garden islands and art installations, all perfectly designed in the BGC tradition. The  Restaurants   Agave  Mexican  CanIna  –  Mexican   (Php200-­‐Php499)   Clawdaddy’s  Great  American  Picnic  –   American  (Php500-­‐Php999)   2nd’s  –  InternaAonal  (Php200-­‐ Php499)   Cav  Wine  Shop-­‐Café  –  European   (Php1000  and  up)   Kirin  Chinese  Dining  –  Chinese   (Php200-­‐Php499)   Nanbantei  of  Tokyo  –  Japanese   (Php500-­‐Php999)   Aria  Cucina  italiana  –  Italian  (Php500-­‐ Php999)   Lorenzo’s  Way  –  Filipino  (Php200-­‐ Php499)   Sariwon  Korean  Barbecue  –  Korean   (Php200-­‐Php499)   Beso  Cucina  Vinoteka  –  Spanish   (Php500-­‐Php999)       Amusement  and  Entertainment   Animaland   Timezone     Banks/ATM's   2nd's   BPI  B3   BPI  Bank   Standard  Chartered  Bank     23  Caroline Simpson / FOBISSEA Coordinator / + 63 921 6186253 Trixie Whyte / Parent Representative / + 63 918 9116313  
  24. 24. Shopping&Restaurants SHOPPING & RESTAURANTS Market! Market! (Bazaar/Market) Bonifacio Global City, Taguig 4.3km away from Dusit Thani Mall Hours – Monday-Sunday (10:00am – 9:00pm) It is the first of its kind of development in the Philippines combining traditional and non-traditional retailers and wholesalers within a mall setting with a distinct Sunday street market feel. The mall has themed retail zones, fruit and flowers market, and a regional food and hawker's area while still providing one's basic needs. 24  Caroline Simpson / FOBISSEA Coordinator / + 63 921 6186253 Trixie Whyte / Parent Representative / + 63 918 9116313  
  25. 25. Shopping&Restaurants SHOPPING & RESTAURANTS Kultura Filipino 500m away from Dusit Thani Museum Hours: Monday-Sunday (10:00am – 9:00pm)             A lifestyle retail store showcasing a wide range of furniture, houseware, home decor, wearable fashion, souvenir items and food. It is the largest Filipino lifestyle retail chain in the country offering a definititve shopping experience for Philippine culture and crafts. Serving both local and international markets. Balikbayan Handicrafts 950m away from Dusit Thani Museum Hours: Monday-Saturday (9:00am-6:00pm) | Sunday (10:00am-8:00pm)   This three-story building is hard to miss. The glass walls invitingly show off the unique and functional items for sale inside. Balikbayan (from balik (return) and bayan (homeland), a term for visiting or returning Filipinos residing abroad) carries a whole array of goodies such as hand-carved wooden home accessories, fine jusi fabrics, delicate mother-of-pearl pillboxes, ethnic coasters, colorful tapestries/table runners, capiz shell lamps, wrought iron wine racks, ceramic-bordered mirrors and even furniture sets. All products are designed by local artisans using indigenous raw materials.               25  Caroline Simpson / FOBISSEA Coordinator / + 63 921 6186253 Trixie Whyte / Parent Representative / + 63 918 9116313  
  26. 26. OtherTouristDestination OTHER TOURIST DESTINATIONS Ayala Museum 1.0km away from Dusit Thani Museum Hours: Tuesday-Friday (9:00am – 6:00pm) | Saturday-Sunday (10:00am-7:00pm)             Forming the core of the museum's historical collections are sixty handcrafted dioramas that chronicle the rich tapestry of Philippine history. Ayala Museum also features a one-of-a-kind boat gallery showcasing miniatures of some of the watercrafts that contributed to the development of Philippine maritime trade and colonial economy. Archaeological and ethnographic objects from the country's northern and southern cultural communities complement the historical collection. The fine arts collection features important works by three painters considered pioneers in Philippine art – Juan Luna (1857-1899), Fernando Amorsolo (1882-1972), and Fernando Zobel (1924-1984). Genre paintings from the 19th century Philippines are represented. This period reflect some of Europe's liberal ideas that gave rise to secular themes in Philippine art and popularized new modes of expressions.   Metropolitan Museum of Manila 6.9km away from Dusit Thani Museum Hours: Monday-Saturday (10:00am-5:30pm) Gold and Pottery Galleries: Monday – Friday (10:00am-4:30pm)   The Met regularly curates exhibitions from its own collection of contemporary art (established in the 1990s), and from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas' art historically significant collections of ecclesiastic art, master paintings, contemporary art, decorative art and pre-hispanic gold and pottery. Periodic curation from private and institutional lenders are also organized; though not all can be covered by an exhibition catalogue, there have been a number with publications.           26  Caroline Simpson / FOBISSEA Coordinator / + 63 921 6186253 Trixie Whyte / Parent Representative / + 63 918 9116313  
  27. 27. Spa&Relaxation SPA & RELAXATION Devarana Spa 2nd floor of Dusit Thani Contact No.: +(632) 8187081 Operating Hours: Monday-Sunday (10:00am – 12:00mn)       Devarana's contemporary Thai design and decor depicts the exclusive and unique concept of the garden in heaven. The spa features six well-appointed treatment rooms and a dedicated area for manicure and pedicure services. Platinum Winner: 'Spa of the Year' and 'Signature Spa Experience' - HAPA Awards (2011-2013) Island Spa 2/F Jupiter Place, 136 Jupiter St. Bel Air, Makati Contact No.: +(632) 8991234 | +(632) 7518296) Operating Hours: Monday-Sunday (10:00am – 12:00mn)             An oasis of tranquility in the heart of central business of Makati. Island Spa is the perfect place to relax, rejuvenate and achieve a harmonious equilibrium of body, mind and spirit. Soothe yourself with the relaxing comfort of the best Chinese therapeutic massage made to relieve every weary and exhausted body. Revive yourself and feel the recreation in your soul with every aromatic stroke and calmest rub that touches your skin, the best way to unwind your mind and spirit away from the pressuring urban world. Visit Island spa and be reborn.   27  Caroline Simpson / FOBISSEA Coordinator / + 63 921 6186253 Trixie Whyte / Parent Representative / + 63 918 9116313  
  28. 28. Spa&Relaxation SPA & RELAXATION The Spa Greenbelt Branch G/F Greenbelt 1, Paseo de Roxas, Makati Contact No.: +(632) 8401325 / +(632) 8401326 / +(63) 926 404 9316 Operating Hours: Monday–Thursday (12:00pm–10:00pm) Friday–Sunday (12:00–11:00pm) Bonifacio High Street Branch B8, Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig Contact No.: +(632) 8565858 / +(632) 8566868 / +(63) 916 749 1622 Operating Hours: Monday–Thursday (1:00pm–10:00pm) Friday–Sunday (1:00–11:00pm) To cater to the evolving needs of its clients, The Spa Wellness was born through the introduction of the three brands under its belt – barre3, a revolutionary workout combining the benefits of ballet barre, yoga and pilates, SKIN Dermatology & Laser Center, beautiful skin and body by certified dermatologists and The Spa, pampering excellence and rejuvenation at its best. Today, it fulfills its promise of complete wellness with relaxation, fitness and beauty center all stationed in one home, The Spa Wellness.         28  Caroline Simpson / FOBISSEA Coordinator / + 63 921 6186253 Trixie Whyte / Parent Representative / + 63 918 9116313  
  29. 29. TourPackages TOUR PACKAGES Should you want to stay longer or come earlier, you can contact the following reputable travel agencies for tour packages: Tuggy's Travel (specialising in promos and discounted packages): C/P Name: Tuggy Sidi Mobile: +63 928 5546564 E-Mail: Tal_Sidi@tuggystravel.com Website: www.tuggystravel.com Filipino Travel C/P Name: Mathilda Van Weerden Mobile: +63 917 8864386 E-Mail: mvanweerden@filipinotravel.com.ph Website: www.filipinotravel.com.ph 29  Caroline Simpson / FOBISSEA Coordinator / + 63 921 6186253 Trixie Whyte / Parent Representative / + 63 918 9116313  
  30. 30. In the event of a medical emergency, you may contact: St. Luke’s Medical Center Phone: (+63 2 ) 789 7700 Address: Rizal Drive corner 32nd Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City Makati Medical Center Phone: 02 888 8999 Address: No. 2 Amorsolo Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City, Philippines 1229 Unless you have direct billing with your insurance company and the medical clinic, you will be asked to pay for any treatment required and then complete the necessary documentation to provide to your insurance company to make a claim.   MEDICAL INFORMATION MedicalInformation|Contacts CONTACT NUMBERS & DETAILS Glenn Hardy / Primary School Head / +63 918 9277662 Nigel Barrett / Assistant Head of Primary / +63 917 3580648 Caroline Simpson / FOBISSEA Coordinator / + 63 921 6186253 Trixie Whyte / Parent Representative / + 63 918 9116313 30  Caroline Simpson / FOBISSEA Coordinator / + 63 921 6186253 Trixie Whyte / Parent Representative / + 63 918 9116313  

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