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Living The Life In Negros Occidental

Megaworld’s Projects Suit How Negros Occidental Sees Itself in the Future

Living The Life In Negros Occidental

If there’s one province that people should visit or live in, it’s Negros Occidental. Those from Manila might say that it’s too far. But for those who live or have lived there, Negros Occidental is more than just the “Sugarbowl of the Philippines“. It has so much to offer. From recognizable landmarks with a lot of history, to cuisines that excite the pallet, to the warm and joyous nature of its people, Negros Occidental can attract anyone into staying for certain.

Reasons to Live In Negros Occidental

⯈ Negros Occidental is a culinary destination with heirloom recipes that until now enchants generations of both locals and tourists. There’s the original Bacolod chicken inasal, the best tasting chicken barbecue in the country, which you can find at the Manokan Country. There’s also Emma Lacson’s famous empanada and pili squares, El Ideal Bakery’s in-demand Guapple Pie, and Sinda Belleza’s fresh lumpiang ubod.

Living The Life In Negros Occidental

Bacolod Chicken Inasal

⯈ Stylishly luxurious dining and shopping can be enjoyed. Since Negros Occidental has long been a center of culture and arts, the wealth brought about by the sugar industry made sure that the Negrense principalia enjoyed an above-average standard of living. Negros Occidental is heavily associated with the idea of affluence and there are restaurants and shopping establishments everywhere.

Living The Life In Negros Occidental

Maria Kucina Familia

⯈ Negros Occidental is a historical destination. In Silay City, tourists can go on a heritage tour and visit Balay Negrense, Bernardino Jalandoni Museum, Maria Ledesma Golez Heritage Building, and Hofileña Heritage House. It’s also rich in structures and buildings that are remnants of a once affluent lifestyle. The Palacio Episcopal (1930), San Sebastian Cathedral (1876), and the Provincial Capitol Building (1931) are popular landmarks.

Living The Life In Negros Occidental

The Ruins in Talisay City

⯈ Negros Occidental is also known for its various festivals, foremost being the famous MassKara Festival of Bacolod held every October, Pasalamat Festival of La Carlota, Bailes de Luces of La Castellana and Pintaflores Festival of San Carlos.

Living The Life In Negros Occidental

MassKara Festival in Bacolod City

⯈ Negros Occidental locals are known for their lavish lifestyle. Having said that, Bacolod City’s Forbes Hill is poised to become the most upscale residential village to date. It will soon feature its own courtyard garden entrance with a tiered fountain in the middle. Forbes Hill will be part of Megaworld’s first township to rise in Bacolod, Northill Gateway. The 53-hectare property will seamlessly integrate residential and commercial developments in a single community where everything is within reach.

Living The Life In Negros Occidental

Megaworld Forbes Hill (Northill Gateway Township)

Megaworld in Negros Occidental

Megaworld has various projects in Negros Occidental, specifically in Bacolod. Since Bacolodnons are used to the sweet life, Megaworld’s projects mirror this. Their vision of uplifting lives, impacting society, and helping shape the nation very much suits Negros Occidental and how it sees itself in the future.

Living The Life In Negros Occidental

⯈ Megaworld is already constructing it’s monster project in the City of Smiles, the The Upper East, Bacolod’s modern Central Business District. It’s 34 hectares big and will house residential condominiums, mixed-use buildings, malls (designed after the Central Train Station in Manhattan), commercial centers, contemporary office towers, and hotels. It’s also going to have a church, parks, and transport hub. It will take 10 years for the township to be completely built.

Living The Life In Negros Occidental

⯈ Megaworld is launching a residential condominium development inside The Upper East township in Bacolod City. This is six months after it successfully launched its first residential tower, One Regis. Two Regis is a 14-storey residential tower that will be built at the corner of Regis and Madison Streets within the 34-hectare township in the eastern part of Bacolod City. Two Regis will be completed in 2023.

Living The Life In Negros Occidental

⯈ Megaworld is also building a three-level lifestyle mall called the Upper East Mall inside its 34-hectare The Upper East township in Bacolod City. The mall will be directly connected to the future Transport Hub of the township, and just across the central park facing the two residential condominium towers of One Regis and Two Regis. It’s expected to be completed by 2021.

Living The Life In Negros Occidental

⯈ On top of that, Megaworld is also building two office towers inside its 34-hectare The Upper East township in Bacolod City. The two office towers, which will be called No. 1 Upper East Avenue and No. 5 Upper East Avenue, will offer around 17,000 square meters of office spaces, particularly for the information technology and business process outsourcing (IT-BPO) sector. Megaworld will spend Php 1.2-billion to build the two BPO towers in Bacolod, which are scheduled for completion in 2022.

Living The Life In Negros Occidental

The future indeed looks bright for Negros Occidental. Not only will these projects by Megaworld help with the province’s economic boost and outlook, it will also generate a lot of job opportunities for locals. Negrenses indeed are living the sweet life.

The Blue Ink

Dhadha Garcia is a lifestyle blogger from Bacolod, PH. She is a mompreneur, a full-time blogger, and a content creator. She started blogging in 2007 and became one of the pioneers of the Negrense Blogging Society, Inc. (NBSI) in 2009, where she has received several awards and nominations for her blogs. She also writes at www.twenteenmom.com and www.classysweets.com.

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