Entertainment City Manila: A Great Place To Visit After The Pandemic

October 16, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the plans of many people around the world. Before the pandemic, tourists were visiting different parts of the world and exploring our planet. Now, people are usually staying at home unless they have to go outside. While it is true that the pandemic is not over, it is also true that it will eventually end. That is why it might be a good idea to plan a trip now and it looks like there is a place in the Philippines that anyone would like to visit once the pandemic is over.

An Introduction To Entertainment City Manila

E-City, Manila Bay Tourism City, PAGCOR City, Bagong Nayong Pilipino Entertainment City, or simply Entertainment City, is a unique entertainment and gaming complex located in Metro Manila, Philippines. The project was started in 2007 and it is still under construction. Yet, there are a few facilities that have been completed and are now operating in this part of Manila. In other words, you can visit this place and have a lot of fun once the COVID-19 crisis is over.

Even before this project was announced, Manila was a popular holiday destination. The Philippines are a beautiful country with many islands with sandy beaches and other attractions. Most tourists have used Manila as a base for visiting other parts of the country. Of course, the city itself has interesting places to visit like the National Museum, Fort Santiago, the old San Agustin Church, Rizal Park, Manila Ocean Park, and Entertainment City.

This area stretches to 8 kilometers of land in Manila Bay. The investments that are expected to be directed to this project should reach a stunning 15 billion dollars once the project is completed. This is an officially designated economic zone that will boost the economy not just of Manila, but also of the Philippines. Many investors from the neighboring Asian countries have shown interest in this place.

Why Visiting Entertainment City Manila Would Be A Good Idea Once The Pandemic Restrictions Are Lifted?

The basic answer to this question is in the name of this complex: entertainment. People will definitely want to get a chance to get entertained after a long period of stress and tension. Now let us see why exactly this complex is attractive.

Many Gambling Opportunities

Gambling at Entertainment City is one of the most interesting activities that visitors can get involved in. Metro Manila is known as a great gambling destination since the 1970s, which means that they have experience in this field. At this moment there are five confirmed resort casino complexes in this area. The good news is that four of them are open and operating. Two of these casino complexes — City of Dreams Manila and Solaire Resort & Casino were built at a cost of over one billion dollars each. 

Another great thing is that these casinos are offering access to a wide range of casino games. Players can enjoy traditional casino games like blackjack, poker, roulette, slots, and baccarat as well as some specific Asian casino games (Tiger Dragon, sic bo, etc.). Let us not forget to mention that many gambling tournaments take place in Entertainment City.

Other Forms Of Entertainment

Although, Entertainment City Manila is best known for the gambling facilities, we should mention that there are many options for those who are looking for something else here. For instance, visitors can find dozens of bars and restaurants where they can try both international cuisine and local cuisine prepared by some of the best chefs in this part of the world. 

This is also a place where you can find theaters with live performers and cinemas. To make things more interesting, there are a few shopping malls where you can purchase goods from some of the world’s most famous and luxurious brands. Finally, dozens of beautiful beaches can be found around Entertainment City and you can easily find tours to get there.


Filipinos are known as friendly and hospitable people. This means that the people who work here will do their best to make visitors feel comfortable. What is even better is that ordinary people who are not working in this area are kind and friendly too. This surely is important for those who are looking for a memorable traveling experience.

These are some of the reasons why Entertainment City Manila is one of the first places that you should visit after the pandemic.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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