SM Megamall

SM Megamall is the second largest shopping mall in the Philippines and the seventh largest in the world, developed and operated by SM Prime Holdings.[2] It is located in Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong, Philippines. The mall occupies a land area of approximately 10 hectares (25 acres) and has a total floor area of 474,000 square metres (5,100,000 sq ft).[3] The mall has a maximum capacity of 4 million people.[4]

SM Megamall
SM Megamall logo
The Megamall at Ortigas Center Manila
SM Megamall in 2014
LocationMandaluyong, Metro Manila, Philippines
Coordinates14°35′04.01″N 121°03′24.38″E / 14.5844472°N 121.0567722°ECoordinates: 14°35′04.01″N 121°03′24.38″E / 14.5844472°N 121.0567722°E
AddressEpifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA) corner Doña Julia Vargas Avenue, Ortigas Center, Wack-Wack Greenhills
Opening dateJune 28, 1991
DeveloperSM Prime Holdings
ManagementSM Prime Holdings
ArchitectAntonio Sindiong & Arquitectonica
No. of stores and services500 shops including 280 dining outlets
No. of anchor tenants18
Total retail floor area474,000 m2 (5,100,000 sq ft) (2015)[1]
No. of floorsMega A & B: 5 (+ 1 basement level)
Mega C: 11 (Parking at 2F-7F)
Mega Fashion Hall: 5 + basement carpark
Parking4,200+
Public transit accessMetro interchange  3  Ortigas
Metro interchange  3  Shaw Boulevard
Websitesm-megamall.com

History

SM Megamall was constructed in 1989 and opened its doors on June 28, 1991. It is the third SM Supermall ever built by Henry Sy Sr. after the SM City Sta. Mesa and SM City North EDSA. The mall is located in the Ortigas Center, at the portion encompassed by Mandaluyong City. It stands along the main EDSA thoroughfare and is almost adjacent to the Ortigas MRT Station. The SM Megamall was the largest mall in the country for a 17-year period, but when the SM Mall of Asia was built, it was ranked third largest in the country by floor area, measuring 331,679 m2 (3,570,160 sq ft) of total retail floor area and after SM City North EDSA (which ranks first in the country and second in the world). It also boasted the first ice skating rink (removed in 2009 but rebuilt five years later in 2014) as well as one of the first trade halls in the country.

In 2018, SM partnered with Cal-Comp Technology (Philippines) Inc. for the provision of its New Era AI (Artificial Intelligence) Robotic service robots stationed at SM Megamall by the first quarter of 2019.[5]

Buildings

The Mega Atrium
The Mega Atrium.

Main Mall

The mall has two main buildings. Building A features the SM Cinemas, Food Court, Toy Kingdom and other anchor tenants. Building B features the SM Department Store (now known as The SM Store), Cyberzone, The Mega Trade Hall, and other anchor tenants, and has been expanded with the Mega Fashion Hall, which opened in January 2014. The SM Supermarket is featured on both buildings. The Bridgeway connecting the two main buildings of the mall contains several eateries. This section of the mall was completed in 2009.

Mega Atrium

The 16,000 m2 (170,000 sq ft) Mega Atrium is an addition to the existing two buildings. The Atrium bridges the gap between Buildings A and B, and was completed in 2008. The Atrium features various shops and restaurants, and can also be rented out as an event venue.

Building C

Building C is a more recent addition to SM Megamall, opening on October 11, 2011. Located near EDSA to the west of Building A, it was formerly the Building A open parking facility. Office space is located on the upper levels of the carpark, which also houses an integrated bus terminal serving the north of Metro Manila including CAMANAVA, Quezon City and further to Bulacan and Rizal. The building also contains a transport terminal and offices for the Department of Foreign Affairs.

Mega Fashion Hall (Mega D)

Mega Fashion Hall of SM Megamall
The Mega Fashion Hall

The Mega Fashion Hall is the latest expansion of SM Megamall. Featuring a two-level basement parking and a five-level mall, it houses several global clothing retailers, including the 3-level H&M store, as well as a 3-level Uniqlo which extends to the two uppermost levels of Building B. Aside from clothing stores, the expansion includes dining establishments, houseware stores, service shops, and a Bingo area on the 5th level. The Mega Fashion Hall also houses an IMAX theater, a 56-seat Director's Club Cinemas with butler service, an Olympic-sized ice skating rink (replacing the one removed in 2009 from the lower-ground level of Building A), an upscale food court (Mega Food Hall), and a 14-lane bowling center.

Shangri-La Plaza - SM Megamall Link Bridge

This link bridge will connect Shangri-La Plaza to SM Megamall. This bridge will contain a Restaurant and Shops along the bridge.

Expansion

After the soft opening of the newly constructed Building C Carpark, the mall surpassed SM Mall of Asia by 2,000 m2 (22,000 sq ft) and became the second largest shopping mall in the country.

With the opening of the Mega Fashion Hall (Building D), the current gross leasable area is 500,000 m², allowing the mall to reclaim the title of the largest mall in the Philippines.[6]

The addition of the Mega Fashion Hall building added 125 new retail stores, 90% of which are global brands and 10% of which are local retailers.[7]

Office Tower

A 50-storey office tower, named as The Mega Tower, will be built next to the Mega Fashion Hall formerly occupied as an open carpark. The S-shaped tower will be directly connected to the Mega Fashion Hall and will feature three levels of basement parking and multilevel parking. It will have a leasable area of 124,200 m2 (1,337,000 sq ft).[8]

Incidents and accidents

  • May 21, 2000: A bomb exploded inside a restroom at Cinema 6 of the mall's movie theater located on the third floor. One person was killed and dozens injured. Two of the victims sustained very serious injuries.[9]
  • May 25, 2012: A police officer allegedly involved in protecting pickpockets was killed in a shootout near the bus loading bay area of Building A. The cop, identified as PO1 Leo Antiporda, was shot dead by officers of the Philippine National Police Intelligence Group (PNP-IG) in an encounter at around 8:00 PM. [10]
  • January 26, 2013: A holdup and shootout occurred when the Martilyo Gang, a local criminal group specializing in robbing stores by smashing and stealing valuables using hammers, robbed a jewelry store in the department store on the first floor.[11]
  • May 5, 2013: An explosion briefly caused panic at the foodcourt at Building A, with at least one reported hurt in a stampede before shoppers were able to calm down after learning the sounds were not gunshots. A siomai steamer was short-circuited, caused people to file out at around 7:25 PM [12]
  • February 14, 2016: A female person was found dead on the ground floor in the mall's Building B. It was said that she committed suicide because of an unrequited love, but news has not been confirmed.[13]
  • July, 2016: An 11 year old Korean student accidentally injured his right leg in an escalator in the department store.
  • October 24, 2016: Another female person was found dead on the same floor of the same building. It was said that she jumped from the fourth floor of the mall and it was a suicide. She was rushed to the Medical City but was declared dead at 10:45 AM.[14]
  • October 4, 2017: Another female person was found dead on the same building again for the third time at around 3:15 PM. She was jumped from the 5th floor of the mall and news confirmed that it was a suicide. She was later rushed to the Medical City but was declared dead as of 3:31 PM. The police have no documents of the person who committed suicide.[15]
  • June 29, 2018: A fire hit the SM Mega Tower under construction near SM Mega Fashion Hall at around 7:30 PM. It was declared "fire out" at around 6 hours later, at 1:30 AM on the next day. The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) had announced in a tweet at 8:16 PM on Thursday that the blaze had already reached the 3rd alarm. This meant that up to 9 fire trucks should be deployed.[16]

See also

References

  1. ^ "15 Biggest Malls in the World". Insider Monkey. Retrieved 13 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Megamall". Malls. SM Prime Holdings, Inc. Archived from the original on 2007-01-21. Retrieved 2007-02-15.
  3. ^ Tantuco, Vernise (27 November 2015). "Touring the new SM Seaside City Cebu, PH 3rd biggest mall". Rappler. Retrieved 25 February 2016. SM said that the largest mall is SM Megamall at 474,000 m2 (5,100,000 sq ft), followed by SM North EDSA at 470,000 square meters.
  4. ^ "SM Prime expanding Megamall for P1.5b". Manila Standard Today. May 2, 2011. Retrieved 23 August 2011.
  5. ^ Charm, Neil. "Service robots coming soon to malls as SM ties up with Cal-Comp | BusinessWorld". www.bworldonline.com. Retrieved 2018-11-11.
  6. ^ "SM Megamall now PH's largest mall". Inquirer Business. Retrieved February 7, 2014.
  7. ^ "SM Megamall is Once Again the Largest Mall in the Philippines". Pinoymalls.
  8. ^ "SM Prime Holdings appoints Aurecon as designer of SM Megamall Towers". The Edge Markets. Retrieved March 3, 2016.
  9. ^ "Blast hits Megamall; 1 killed, 17 wounded". THE PHILIPPINE STAR. May 22, 2000. Retrieved Dec 16, 2017.
  10. ^ http://news.abs-cbn.com/nation/metro-manila/05/26/12/cop-killed-sm-megamall-shooting
  11. ^ Tricia Aquino (January 26, 2013). "Netizens capture mayhem in Megamall". TV5. Retrieved 2013-01-26.
  12. ^ http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/news/metro/306951/malfunctioning-siomai-steamer-sends-megamall-shoppers-fleeing-in-panic-1-hurt/story/
  13. ^ "SM issues statement on alleged suicide at Megamall". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 18 August 2016.
  14. ^ "Teen falls to her death in Mandaluyong mall". The Philippine Star. Retrieved November 15, 2016.
  15. ^ https://rmn.ph/babae-tumalon-mula-sa-5th-floor-ng-sm-mega-mall-patay-pnp/
  16. ^ https://www.rappler.com/nation/206029-fire-sm-megamall-building-under-construction-june-28-2018
Preceded by
SM City Sta. Mesa
3rd SM Supermall
1991
Succeeded by
SM City Cebu
2014 FIBA 3x3 World Tour Manila Masters

The 2014 FIBA 3x3 World Tour Manila Masters was a 3x3 basketball tournament held in Mandaluyong, Metro Manila, Philippines at the SM Megamall from 19–20 July 2014. The top two best teams, Doha and Manila West qualified for the 2014 FIBA 3x3 World Tour Final.

Camille Dela Rosa

Camille Jean Verdelaire D. Dela Rosa (born 29 July 1982) is a painter who studied at the University of the Philippines, Diliman. Her works, commencing in 1998, include Impressionist gardens, landscapes, churches, beaches, and morbid surrealisms.

Enfant Philippines

Enfant Philippines is a brand of infant apparels and other products in the Philippines and other Southeast Asian countries. Currently, all of its apparels are made in Thailand and other products are made in China and Thailand.Enfant's product line in the Philippines include baby apparels, toiletries, furniture, feeding products, cotton products and lots more. All these products are sold nationwide in various malls and department stores. Currently, the brand is being handled by Minton Multiresources Incorporated (MMR) and has 18 boutique outlets and more than 100 concessionaire outlets.Enfant Philippines opened to the public in 1995 by opening its first boutique in SM Megamall located in Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong. For the next years, Enfant opened more 24 more boutique outlets in Metro Manila plus the surrounding provinces including Baguio, Lucena (closed), Batangas (to be closed) and San Fernando, Pampanga. Due to weak businesses in some areas, stores were closed to cut down on expenses. Currently, Enfant has 19 boutiques it operates. These are arranged chronologically:

SM Megamall, Robinson's Place Ermita, SM City Fairview, Festival Supermall, SM City North EDSA, SM City Southmall, Glorietta 3,

SM City Pampanga, SM City Marilao, SM City Baguio, SM City Dasmarinas, Market! Market!, SM City Batangas, SM City San Lazaro, SM City Sta. Rosa, SM Mall of Asia, SM City Taytay, Greenbelt 5, and SM City Marikina.

Janos Delacruz

Janos Delacruz (born November 5, 1985) is a Filipino painter, illustrator, etcher, and printmaker. He is noted for his surreal and dreamlike paintings, illustrations and prints. His style and unique approach in his artworks which shows intricate details and variety of colors is what captures the viewer's attention.

Julia Vargas Avenue

Julia Vargas Avenue is the central east-west artery through Ortigas Center in Metro Manila, Philippines. It is a six-lane divided avenue that runs parallel to Ortigas Avenue to the north and Shaw Boulevard to the south. The avenue stretches 2.3 kilometers (1.4 mile) from C-5 Road in Ugong, Pasig in the east to Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA) in Wack-Wack Greenhills, Mandaluyong in the west. It was named for philanthropist Doña Julia Vargas y Camus vda. de Ortigas, wife of Ortigas & Company Limited Partnership founder Don Francisco Ortigas y Barcinas who owned the Hacienda de Mandaloyon estate on which Ortigas Center was built.

List of cinemas in Metro Manila

This is a list of cinemas that exist or have existed in Metro Manila, Philippines.

List of largest shopping malls in the Philippines

This article lists the largest shopping malls in the Philippines by gross floor area.

SM Prime Holdings is the largest shopping retail operator in the Philippines with 56 operating malls totaling a gross floor area of 4.5 million square meters nationwide.

Now That I Have You

Now That I have You is a Filipino film starring John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo. The film premiered on August 11, 2004 at SM Megamall, under Star Cinema and directed by Laurenti M. Dyogi. The film got a "B" rating from the Cinema Evaluation Board of the Philippines.

"Now that I Have You" is also the soundtrack to the film performed by Erik Santos and Sheryn Regis, a song originally by The Company.

Ortigas Center

Ortigas Center is a central business district located within the joint boundaries of Pasig, Mandaluyong and Quezon City, within the Metro Manila region in the Philippines. With an area of more than 100 hectares (250 acres), it is Metro Manila's second most important business district after the Makati CBD. It is governed by Ortigas Center Association, Inc.

Ortigas Center is home to many shopping malls, office and condominium skyscrapers, nightlife bars, restaurants and other building complexes. These include the St. Francis Square, the Asian Development Bank compound, the Oakwood Premier serviced apartments and a Shangri-La hotel. It is also the headquarters of San Miguel Corporation, Jollibee Foods Corporation, the Philippine branch of HSBC and Robinsons Galleria. Also present in the area are Philippine offices of prominent engineering firms such as Parsons Brinckerhoff, Sinclair Knight Merz, and WSP Group.

It also home to the Banco de Oro main office owned by mall tycoon Henry Sy, Sr., as is the SM Megamall he owns—one of the largest malls in the nation—along EDSA. Also located near the Ortigas Center is The Medical City, one of the three hospitals in the nation accredited by the Joint Commission on International Accreditation. Ortigas Center is surrounded by the streets of Ortigas Avenue to the north, EDSA to the west, Meralco Avenue to the east, and Shaw Boulevard to the south.

Ortigas LRT station

Ortigas LRT station, or EDSA-Ortigas LRT station, is a proposed station along the planned Manila Light Rail Transit System Line 4 (LRT-4) in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines. It will be located at the intersection of Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA) and Ortigas Avenue in Ugong Norte adjacent to EDSA Shrine. Under the current proposal, the station will link to the Ortigas MRT station to form a major interchange. It will be LRT-4's western terminal.When completed, the station will serve the following destinations in Ortigas Center: Robinsons Galleria, the Asian Development Bank headquarters, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration offices, The Podium retail center, Saint Pedro Poveda College, La Salle Greenhills, SM Megamall, and the gated community of Corinthian Gardens.

Ortigas MRT station

Ortigas Station is a station on the Manila Metro Rail Transit System Line 3. The station is located in the Mandaluyong portion of Ortigas Center (under Barangay Wack Wack Greenhills East) and is named after either Ortigas Center or Ortigas Avenue, which is nearby.

Ortigas station is the sixth station for trains headed to Taft Avenue and the eighth station for trains headed to North Avenue.

Potato Corner

Potato Corner is a global food franchise known for its flavored French fries. Potato Corner’s first kiosk opened up in SM Megamall on October 1992 in Philippines under Cinco Corporation. As of 2018, Potato Corner is present in 11 countries worldwide which include the Philippines, Indonesia, United States, Panama, Australia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Cambodia, Singapore, Vietnam and Kuwait.

Ricky Yang

Ricky Yang is an Indonesian professional pool player of Chinese ancestry. His nickname is "The Piranha".

On Sunday, June 5, 2009, Yang made history in the world of pool by completing his magical winning streak at the 2009 Philippine Open Pool Championship with a smashing 11–4 triumph over Jeff de Luna in the final at SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City, Philippine. It is the first international WPA World Ranking Tour won by him. He also became the first Indonesian player to do that. In 2013 he won the Gold medal for 9 Ball Pool at the SEA Games in Myanmar.

Robinsons Galleria

Robinsons Galleria (also known as Robinsons Galleria Ortigas) is a mixed-use complex and shopping mall located at EDSA corner Ortigas Avenue, Quezon City just near SM Megamall. The mall is owned by Robinsons Malls, and it is their flagship mall. It was built in 1990 with a total gross floor area of approximately 216,000 m2 (2,330,000 sq ft).

SM City Fairview

SM City Fairview is a large shopping mall in the Philippines owned and operated by SM Prime Holdings. It is located along Quirino Highway and Regalado Avenue, Novaliches, Quezon City, Metro Manila. It is the second SM Supermall in Quezon City. It has a land area of 202,000 square metres (50 acres; 20.2 ha), a total gross floor area of 184,242 m2 (1,983,160 sq ft), making it the 7th largest shopping mall of SM in the Philippines after SM Seaside City Cebu, SM Megamall, SM City North EDSA, SM Mall of Asia, SM City Cebu and SM Aura Premier in terms of total floor area. Although it is named after Brgy. Fairview, it is based in Lagro area.

SM City Marikina

SM City Marikina is a shopping mall owned and managed by SM Prime Holdings, and is located in the of Kalumpang, Marikina City, Philippines. As part of the chain of SM Supermalls, the mall is owned by Henry Sy, Sr.

Upon completion in 2008, it is the 31st SM Supermall built in the Philippines, the 14th SM Mall built within Metro Manila, and 3rd among other SM malls to open in the eastern region of Metropolitan Manila, after SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City and SM Center Pasig in Pasig City. It is also the first SM Mall along Marikina-Infanta Highway before SM City Masinag as well as SM Cherry Antipolo.

SM City Marikina is located near Marikina River and Riverbanks Center. It is situated along Marcos Highway , Barangay Calumpang, Marikina City. This mall has a total of 60,000 square meter land area and a total of 124,877.85 square meter gross floor area, make it as the largest single building shopping mall along Marcos Highway and considered as one of the largest structures within Marikina valley.

SM City Marikina was opened to the public on September 5, 2008, with opening ceremonies headed by then MMDA Chairman Bayani Fernando, and his wife, then Mayor of Marikina Marides Fernando, and attended by other city officials, as well as Sy and other SM executives.

SM Seaside City Cebu

SM Seaside City Cebu, also known locally as SM Seaside or just Seaside, is a large shopping mall owned and developed by SM Prime Holdings in Cebu City, Philippines that opened on 27 November 2015, exactly 22 years after SM City Cebu. which opened in 1993. It is the centerpiece of the SM Seaside Complex, a 30-hectare mixed-use development at the South Road Properties.

It is currently the 3rd largest shopping mall in the Philippines and the eighth in the world. The mall has a gross leasable area (GLA) of more than 470,000 square meters. SM Seaside City Cebu is SM Prime Holdings' third mall in Metro Cebu and its 55th mall in the Philippines. The mall is designed by Arquitectonica, the same company which designed SM City North EDSA, SM Mall of Asia and SM Megamall.

St. Francis Square Mall

St. Francis Square Mall is a mall located in the heart of Ortigas Center and part of the St. Francis Square Complex. The mall is a direct competitor of nearby SM Megamall. It is also a modern low-rise building, holding a 3,000 capacity auditorium which is the home of Christ's Commission Fellowship (CCF St. Francis Square) and houses over 1,000 stalls and stores.

Tenants within the mall are the Puregold Jr. Supermarket, the Generic Drug Store, a Bookstore, and a Department store at the mezzanine of the mall. The mall attracts a daily foot traffic of 50,000 people.

The mall is currently undergoing a major renovation.

Zendee Rose Tenerefe

Zendee (Zendee Rose Japitana Tenerefe born on June 21, 1991) is a Filipina singer, who rose to prominence after a video of her singing a karaoke version of Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You" was put on YouTube by Yuan Juan a.k.a. youngjay0918. Known on YouTube as the 'random girl of SM Megamall' she gained a following and went on to sign with the record label Warner Music Philippines. Prior to her discovery, she had already participated in numerous singing competitions in the Philippines.

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