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Freeman Cebu Lifestyle

Mandani Bay Launches Finest Show Gallery in the Country

PEOPLE PLACES - Flor S Ynclino - The Freeman

Cebu is brought closer to becoming one of the world's famous waterfront destinations, soon joining such icons as the Thames River in London, Manhattan in New York, the Sydney Harbour, Victoria Harbour in Hongkong, and the Marina Bay in Singapore. This is so with a joint venture of Hongkong Land and Taft Properties - the Mandani Bay.

Located along the Mactan Channel, the 20-hectare waterfront was launched last May 19 in a spectacular affair that celebrated Cebuano culture and creativity while giving guests a glimpse of the world-class lifestyle destination to put the cities of Mandaue and Cebu on global map.

The launching program showcased award-winning Cebuano performers such as Mandaue Children's Choir, the Cebu Classic Youth Orchestra, the University of Cebu Dance Company and Soprano Windey Prado, and was capped off by fireworks and a ceremony to formally open the doors to its 1,500-square-meter show gallery, the finest in the country and first structure to rise at Mandani Bay.

Cutting the ribbon were Chief Representative of Hongkong Land in the Philippines Finn Carew, Taft Properties Chief Operating Officer Christopher Narciso, Taft Properties Chairman Jack Gaisano, Hongkong Land Executive Director Robert Wong, incumbent 6th District Congressman and Mandaue City Mayor-elect Luigi Quisumbing, Mandaue City Vice Mayor-elect Carlo Fortuna and Cebu Vice Governor-elect Agnes Magpale. Also in attendance were incumbent Mandaue City Mayor and Cebu 6th District Congressman-elect Jonas Cortes and Cordova Mayor Adelino Sitoy. The recently crowned Miss Mandaue 2016 Malka Shaver and Second Runner-up Luzenne Jones also graced the event.

Nature and the International Landscape

A fusion of the quaint Cebu cityscape and the international landscape, Mandani Bay transforms Mandaue into a contemporary yet culturally and environmentally sensitive lifestyle destination. Seeing the rapid economic and population boom in Cebu, Narciso said that residential demands remain robust across different sectors. Moreover, Mandani Bay is also a product of personal dreams and a vision of bringing into Cebu a world-class development it deserves. Taking into account the environmental aspect of the project, Carew said in this time of exponential population growth, "vertical is the way to go for a sustainable development."

With environmental touches, expansive green attributes, and natural aesthetic, the 130-billion-peso project provides a conducive environment, fine infrastructure, and state-of-the-art features and amenities for leisure and outdoor activity.

A Place to Live Your Passions

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, while street front retail thrives along the wide boulevard.

At the base, the buildings are also connected by a streamlined 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.

A 600-meter water frontage defines this lifestyle destination, where the Boardwalk is always nearby to enable relaxation or an evening walk amidst a spectacular view of the Mactan Channel. A grand harbor provides a stunning view of the coast and surrounding skyline. The Boardwalk and Marina underline the extensive anterior that sets Mandani Bay apart from any other development in the country.

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