If, like me, you're trying to visualize your future condo and its surrounding community, you might want to check out what The Rise Makati Shangri-La has to offer.
Me Time | By Trixie Reyna on August 6, 2015

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As you may have noticed in some of my posts, I like to channel: I may not be able to afford something right now, but I like to post them on my blog as a sort of online vision board of things I hope to own or experience one day. So if I can post about fancy watches, trips abroad, and the latest car models, of course I should post about lust-worthy real estate.

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Scale model of The Rise Makati’s amenities

I was recently invited to the showroom of luxury property developer Shang Properties’ new residential and commercial complex called The Rise Makati, set to rise in 2018 at the heart of Makati’s vibrant new art and creative center, North Makati or NOMA. The Rise Makati boasts of unique amenities complemented by the signature architecture and modern interior design of Shang Properties, an affiliate of Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts worldwide. The Rise Makati has also recently opened up sales for the much-awaited East Wing, which offers more spacious one-bedroom units and breathtaking views of Manila Bay.

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Conveniently located within an eight-minute walk from the Makati Central Business District, The Rise Makati is situated just north of Ayala Avenue along Malugay St., set in a dynamic community known for its interesting mix of galleries, dining spots and watering holes, indie music venues, and novel retail finds.

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Situated in the artistic melting pot of the metro, The Rise Makati enjoys a dynamic environment where unique food, music, and art come alive at every turn—a perfect complement to the young urbanite’s living concept.

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I joined other members of the media in The Rise Community Crawl.

I joined The Rise Community Crawl, a guided tour featuring The Rise show suite and select establishments around North Makati, so I can experience what it’s like to ‘live’ in this supposedly lively and energetic community for a day.

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The Rise Makati scale model

The tour kicked off at The Rise show suite at The Fort, where we saw the lovely model units of the development. I really liked how they decorated each room, and I’m so excited for the residents who will enjoy the building’s state-of-the-art amenities and the retail mall below the residences. Amenities include The Workshop, which houses the library, IT bar, and individual work stations; The Hangout, which is the recreational space where residents can play games and enjoy coffee; and The Nest, where residents can chill out, complete with hammocks, lounge chairs, and couches. They also have a gym, billiards room, Kid’s Zone, Karaoke Room, function rooms, and pool area. Click through the gallery for a peek at the scale model and the various model units.

Then we went to NOMA for lunch in Chesa Bianca Swiss Restaurant along Yakal Street in San Antonio Village, a quaint restaurant featuring Swiss home style cooking. Next we went to Patisserie Bebe Rouge to sample quirky French pastries with Japanese designs. Located at Sacred Heart Street corner Metropolitan Avenue, Bebe Rouge is one of San Antonio Village’s premier bakeshops owned and managed by French-trained Japanese Chef Atsushi Mitsuma. (Watch for my reviews of these two dining establishments on the blog’s Food section soon!)

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Suez and Zapote Gallery

From there we went to Suez and Zapote Gallery, located at Suez Street corner Zapote Street in Barangay Sta. Cruz, for silkscreen printing lessons. This independent space explores the multiplicities and diverse applications of art and design through its main medium, silkscreen.

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Here I am creating my own silkscreen shirt!

Restaurant and bar Speakeasy is also nearby, in Ayala Avenue Extension corner Malugay Street, offering Western comfort food, bespoke cocktails, and beers at an affordable price.

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Speakeasy

So to answer my question in the title, from a day spent touring the model units and the community, I think there’s never a dull moment if you live in NOMA, especially if it’s in one of the units of The Rise Makati.

For more information, contact +632 THE RISE (843-7473), email sales@therisemakati.com, or visit their show suite at 4th avenue corner Rizal Drive at The Fort.

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