April 11, 2011
This is Marikina Riverbanks at night on a Summer Season. Nothing much to see from the river side and I cant stand the smelly surroundings which probably due to a raining summer weird weather. Is this a good place to hang out? Not at all by night. Maybe during Christmas Holidays when the area is fully decorated by lights and holiday ornaments that sets your festive moods.
About Marikina Riverbanks:
Riverbanks Center, the most unique commercial and recreational, one stop family destination in Marikina City. Riverbanks Development Corporation (RDC) established Riverbanks Center to develop the Marikina riverside into an urban center, enhanced by the river, preserving the ECOlogy and promoting people’s love for nature. With this in mind, our tagline your ECO-friendly destination came about, “ECO” referring to ECOlogy, ECOnomy and E-COmmerce.
For years now, residents of Marikina, Quezon City, Pasig, Antipolo, Cainta, Rizal and other nearby communities come in droves to check out the Riverbanks Mall housing popular retail stores, branded outlet stores, restaurants and favorite fastfood chains at ECO-friendly prices. And with the declaration by the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) of two of Riverbanks Center’s buildings as information and technology (ICT) buildings, more spaces will be available for E-COmmerce services, restaurants and much more. Parking is not a problem with ample space for everyone.
World’s biggest shoes!
Manufacturers of Marikina-made shoes are also housed in one roof: the Marikina Shoe Gallery, located at the Riverbanks Mall. It is home to the biggest shoes in the world, certified by the Guinness Book Records. The pair of shoes is 5.29 meters long and 2.37 meters wide. It can be worn by a 125-foot tall person and 30 people can fit inside it. It is made of authentic leather and other materials that can be used to make 250 pairs of average shoes.
Philippine’s first interactive science museum
Philippine Science Centrum, operated and managed by the Philippine Foundation for Science and Technology. It is said to be the Philippines’ first interactive science center that boasts of interactive exhibits, as well as shows and demonstrations that aim to enhance children’s experience of science.
Opening hours and fees
Riverbanks Center and Marikina Shoe Gallery are open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. The Philippine Science Centrum is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Saturday. It is also open to bookings for group tours. Entrance fee to Marikina Shoe Gallery is P20, for the Philippine Science Centrum: P100.
Tel. nos.: 948-0006 to 10
Fax no.: 948-9758
How to get there
Riverbanks Center is in 84 A. Bonifacio Ave., Barangka, Marikina City. From Cubao, you may take a jeepney or FX going to SSS, Parang, Calumpang, Fortune, or San Mateo. You may also take the LRT Line-2 from Cubao, get off at the Katipunan station, and take a jeepney or an FX en route to the places mentioned earlier. Ask the driver to drop you off in Riverbanks Center.