Why settle in the South?

Living in the south of Manila has its fair share of pros and cons. Let’s start with the pros… Good urban development is really a key factor why I personally like to settle here. There are spacious walk ways and green spaces to boost an active and healthier lifestyle. The communities are designed to cater both residential and commercial needs without compromising the environment.

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Speaking of going green, here’s a lagoon in the heart of Festival Mall in Alabang

On the contrary, I once worked in Quezon City just 35 km away from my house in Bacoor, Cavite. You can imagine the hell I went through. Trust me it’s something that up till now, I was dumbfounded how I endured the 2.5 hour commute (one way, without traffic and MRT running smoothly and by smoothly, I mean 15 kph tops) everyday for 2 years. Yes, that’s the best case scenario.

What if there’s a way to have the best of both worlds? Living and working at the same time here in the south? It is possible to settle in the south.

I have had of enough of the hustle and bustle of downtown Manila that I need to take care of myself, eliminate the stress I put myself through going to the office and even worse once in the office. Good thing that happened late last year was that I got a call from a multinational semiconductor company in Alabang, Muntinlupa. I took the job offer in a heartbeat.

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Credits to Manila Recruitment

Living and working here in the south made my life so much easier – I was able to do so many things with less traffic (45 min commute to work, one way) and amenities within reach. I even had time to go to the gym. There are malls roughly 10 min walk from the office for me to choose from:

  • When I’m feeling rich (every pay day) – Alabang Town Center
  • When I’m still feeling rich but I need to save up – Festival Mall
  • When I need to buy clothes from the UK UK – Starmall
  • Everyday – Fast Bites, Family Mart or Office Pantry

Not to mention, Tagaytay, Nuvali, Canyon Woods, Orchard, The Palms and Laresio are just a 1-2 hr drive. Such perks, right?

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Palazzo Verde – the most luxurious garden wedding venue in the country; some 15 min drive from Alabang situated in Daang Reyna, Vista City, Las Pinas.
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Welcoming you like royalty in Palazzo Verde

Settling in south of Manila won’t prohibit you from having your dream job and reputable and multinational companies. BGC and Makati are just an hour drive via Skyway. You must know that Alabang is also a business district (ehem, I worked here) so working here means avoiding heavy traffic for good!

And according to the Manila Times article, the real estate services firm, who is exclusively marketing the VistaHub Molino building in that development, noted the interest of BPO companies to locate in Alabang particularly in the Daang Hari corridor, driven by the accessibility to the area mainly due to the Muntinlupa-Cavite Expressway (MCX). The four-kilometer long toll road links Daang Hari and the rest of Cavite to the Muntinlupa portion of the Southern Luzon Expressway.

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Evia Center’s Sky Museum in Daang Hari, Vista City.

Having said so, south is now booming with communities of quality residences – one of which is Lumina Heights Muntinlupa. It is a mid-rise condominium community equipped with amenities and conveniences perfect for individuals on-the-go and starting families who want the exclusive lifestyle that a condominium community offers.

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Lumina Heights Showroom in Starmall Alabang

It is situated at Int. Balimbing Rd., Barangay Poblacion, Muntinlupa City. Easily reached via Susana Heights, the community is right at the center of Muntinlupa City’s conveniences – malls, supermarkets, schools, churches, and hospitals.

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Stress free and people free supermarket in Festival Mall

 

How to get there?

From Starmall Alabang

Ride a jeepney with a KATARUNGAN signboard (P10.00)
Alight near Camella 4 Subdivision

From Laguna (San Pedro/Pacita)

Ride a jeepwith a STARMALL ALABANG signboard (P12.00)
Alight at Poblacion, Muntinlupa
From Poblacion, ride a tricycle going to Balimbing Rd. (P8.00)

From EDSA Ayala

Ride a bus with a signboard PACITA/SAN PEDRO (P36.00)
Get off at Susana Heights
Ride a jeep going to Poblacion, Muntinlupa (P8.00)
From Poblacion, ride a tricycle going to Balimbing Rd. (P8.00)

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Ready to move in? If so, please contact the following :

Syrell Yaba ✆ (0947) 962 5549 ✉ syrell_luminahomes.com.ph

Wendy Madera ✆ (0929) 778 8905  ✉ wendy_madera@briahomes.com.ph

📍 3rd flr, Left Wing, Starmall Alabang, South Super Highway, Alabang, Muntinlupa City

Visit Lumina Heights  Muntinlupa social media accounts for more information.

FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/luminaheightsofficial/

Website: http://www.lumina.com.ph/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/luminaheights/

Time is really of the essence. It’s something we can’t earn every 15th or 30th of the month. We are always losing time that’s why I use it very carefully. Why waste your precious time along EDSA when you can do so much more?

Join us in the south, Quickies out!

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Long Weekend Laresio

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Looking for a quick, adrenaline pumped, weekend getaway? Hurry now and waze your way to Laresio Lakeside Resort & Spa!

Above is the ginormous slide for Slip ‘N Fly and on the far right of the photo is the intimidating 32ft cliff dive.

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So why did we end up here? Convenience,  budgetarians, and we’re thrill seekers, so. It’s just an hour drive from Manila! In order to meet the schedule of our balikbayan friend, Marcris, Cristina and I opted for a day tour. We just walked in and  booked a day tour from 7:00am -12:00am (the longest day tour I ever experienced).

Hello there, Alligator Lake!

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Yes, this lake used to be crocodilian’s home; but now, alligators and crocodiles have been extirpated. Sad. Would have been exhilarating to kayak with these wild creatures.

Laresio three-l seekers! Get it? lol

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So let’s have a run down of some of the activities we partaken that pretty much banged us up (in a good way):

The Blob (Jump and Fly) –  just lay peacefully in the blob, next thing you know, you’re 20 ft in the air.

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Ouch. But it was fun!

Zip line Lake – you get to see entirety of this lake. Surreal.

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Introducing the cheapest go pro pole ever  (safety of your go pro not guaranteed)

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Wall Climbing – we couldn’t care less climbing this wall even under 30 degrees. Nognog goals.

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Rappelling – you know what they say, what goes up must come down.

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Slip ‘N Fly – smile, slide then take don’t forget to take a selfie

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Kayaking – we got to see the lake from above, now we experience the lake itself.

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32 ft Cliff Diving – save the beast for last, yup, this one is the beast!

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Kuya Jomar, the best Laresio staff ever, was so generous he allowed us to party and karaoke our lungs out till the wee hours in the morning.

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We got Laresio all to ourselves!

The extreme activities Laresio has to offer aren’t for everyone. If you want to lay back and chill, you can do it too here. They have a spa for goodness sake 

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Itinerary:
Extreme Laresio for 1,500php/pax (2 meals included)

10:00 am – arrival at Laresio
 Overhang Swing️
 Vine Swing
 13ft Cliff Diving
 Blob (Jump & Fly)
1:00 pm – Lunch
 Slip n’ Fly
 Zipline Lake
 Kayaking
 Wall Climbing
 Rappelling
 32ft Cliff Diving
6:00 pm -Rest
6:30 pm – Dinner
9:00 pm – Comedy Bar & Live Band
12:00 – 4:00 am – Karaoke & Walwal

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Here’s our extreme, adrenaline pumped weekend where we paid to get bruises

Please watch in HD.

🎧🎶 Matoma & Becky Hill – False Alarm
🎥📷 GoPro Hero4 (no filter)

We had a great time! Well, zoom in to Mac’s face if you want proof. Hahaha!

I definitely recommend this place – great staff, value for your money & extreme water activities!

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Quickies, out!

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