In the usual Sim City style of BGC, SM Aura was built, opened, and packed with people in the blink of an eye.
I’ve been keeping track on this blog for 2+ years on the rapidly changing face of Fort Bonifacio. I had planned to do one more post just before we leave which was supposed to include a revisit of the latest significant addition: SM Aura. However, the building’s opening was uncooperative, with it’s official launch was last Friday led by none other than Sarah Jessica Parker who happens to be in town shooting a new movie. Therefore, so as not to be the last person in the world to report on this, I am going to do a couple of comparison shots now between last September (as in my blog post then) and today but –fear not– I will do one more construction update next month.
I’ve seen some detailed pictures of the grocery store in the basement, which would probably be our reason for visiting on a regular basis, plus maybe the movie house. There’s also a Kultura in house, which is good for visitors, and a “sky park” on the roof with some trees and places to eat. It looks like a pretty spot if it wasn’t too crowded.
I haven’t summoned the courage to go yet, as the crowds were so massive this weekend. Perhaps I can go on first thing on a rainy Tuesday morning next week, just to say I did? I’ll save any further comments until I see for myself.