Bonifacio Global City
Bonifacio Global City (in Taguig City)
Developer: Fort Bonifacio Development Corp. in partnership with Ayala Land, Inc., Evergreen Holdings, Inc. and Bases Conversion Development Authority
Bonifacio Global City (BGC) is not really a city, but a commercial name of Fort Bonifacio and other facilities in the area. BGC is located in Taguig City. We used the label BGC in this page as most expats are familiar with this name. With regards to location, the more precise address of BGC is Taguig City.
Bonifacio Global City was originally a portion of the multi-hectare military base run by the United States government in 1902. It was later named “Fort McKinley” after US President William McKinley. Fort McKinley was eventually turned over to the Philippine government in 1949. Then in 1957, it became the permanent home of the Philippine Army and renamed “Fort Bonifacio” in honour of Philippine revolutionary hero Andres Bonifacio. Now, BGC is made urbanised and more commercial, but still retaining some portions for the military. Bonifacio Global City has other names like “The Fort” or “The Global City”.
The Bonifacio High Street mall is the part of BGC that presents a wide variety of high-class shops of popular brands abroad. The place also caters to the elite in the country, particularly the urban professionals and expats who live an active health-conscious lifestyle. Since the mall area is open, it is also a good, wide place to jog around early in the morning or even at night. In the future, the place will have a multifaceted water plaza, garden islands and more art installations. It is like shopping with a park and art museum all in one. It is a refreshing and energising shopping experience that beats the stressful city living.
Other great parts of BGC: Market Market, Serendra, McKinley Hill, SM Aura Premier, etc.
Author: Marcelle Villegas
Bonifacio High Street – http://www.fbdcorp.com/shops/bonifacio-high-street
SM Aura Premier – http://www.mall-express.com/sm-aura-the-newly-opened-posh-mall/