Makati City Travel Guide

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Makati City Overview

The City of Makati, or simply Makati, is one of the cities and municipalities that make up Metro Manila or the National Capital Region of the Philippines. It is the major financial, commercial and economical hub in the Philippines.

Makati came from the Tagalog word kati, which means tide. This primarily refers to the rise and ebb of the tide of the Pasig River on the city's northern border. The city was also known as San Pedro Macati during the Spanish era.

Makati is also noted for its highly cosmopolitan culture, also being a major cultural and entertainment hub in Metro Manila. This is where you can find all the posh malls offering signature brands and vibrant nightlife.

Today the city is one of the most modern cities in the country and the Philippines' major global economic competitor in Southeast Asia. However, it faces challenges due to the disparate gap between the new city in the west, which contains the Central Business District, and the old city in the east, which is largely poor and where most of the city's slums are located.

Makati has the tallest skyscrapers in Metro Manila. Also, this city is the first to test the hybrid bus services and e-jeepney.

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