Megamall is a a large shopping mall located in the
Ortigas business district of Metro Manila, Philippines.
It is the third SM
developed and operated by SM Prime Holdings
, the largest mall
operator in the Philippines owned by Henry Sy
.. The mall has two buildings interconnected with a bridge.
The mall is measured with a land area of approximately 18-hectares
and has a total floor area of an estimated 348,000 m², making it
the third largest shopping mall in the country and seventh largest
shopping mall in the world. Megamall is the mall that gave
attention to Filipinos to make way for the malling
The mall attracts a daily foot traffic of 800,000 people.
Currently, SM Megamall is under major renovation and expansion with
the 3-hectare parking lot in front of Epifanio de los Santos Avenue
) will be redeveloped into more mall
space. When finished, it will be envisioned to become the largest
mall in the country, surpassing SM
City North EDSA
The mall has the maximum capacity of 4 million people.
was constructed in 1989 and opened its doors on June 28, 1991, the
third SM Supermall ever built by Henry Sy
Sr before SM Prime Holdings
was publicly listed, after SM City Sta. Mesa and the
SM City North EDSA.
Megamall is located in the Ortigas
Center, at the portion encompassed by Mandaluyong
City. It stands along the main EDSA thoroughfare and is almost adjacent to the
station. Recently, SM Megamall was the largest mall to
date in the country for a 17-year period, but when SM Mall of Asia was built, it was ranked third largest in the
country by floor area, measuring 331,679 square meters of total
retail floor area and seventh largest in the world after SM North (which is the 1st in the country
and third in the world).
It also boasts the first ice
skating rink in the country, one of the first trade halls in the
The mall is located in close-proximity to several other shopping
centers and malls. It is right across the street from another
shopping complex, St. Francis
, which has branches of some shops restaurants also found
in SM Megamall. Some of the more notable shopping malls nearby are
, Shangri-la Plaza
, EDSA Central
and The Podium
; the latter is also owned
by SM Megamall's parent company, SM Prime Holdings.
In a study
done on the world's largest shopping malls by Eastern
Connecticut State University, the mall was ranked seventh among the world's
largest shopping malls by "ground level area", and was the third
largest mall in the Philippines, below the SM Mall of Asia and SM
City North EDSA.
The mall has two main buildings. Building A features the SM
Cinemas, Ice Skating Rink, Bowling Alley, Food Court, Toy Kingdom
and other anchor tenants. The Atrium
rented out for events and in-mall concerts. Building B features the
SM Department Store, SM Supermarket and other anchor tenants. The
connecting the two main buildings of the
mall contains several eateries. While the mall itself closes at a
set time (usually 9:00am–10:00pm on ordinary days). The
portion of the mall is located on the
outskirts of the building premises are usually open until midnight,
several shops and restaurants can be found in the Megastrip.
Currently this portion of the mall is under expansion, slated to
complete in mid-2009.
The approximate 16,000m2
Megamall Atrium is an addition
to the existing 2 buildings. The Atrium will fully bridge the gap
between Buildings A & B. It's set to open by October 2008. The
Atrium will feature various choices of shops and restaurants in
which it will become a center of relaxation.
Design & Interiors
The design of the mall is a very modern concept. Upscale retail
shops and restaurants are planned around a circular atrium with an
area of 452 sqm. Access to the center is designed to offer an air
of drama and surprise. Off the existing bridgeway, the visitor
approaches the center through a low ceiling hallway that widens
toward the cylindrical skylight. Dynamic non-concentric circles on
the floor are achieved with the application of yellow tiles of
varied hues. An equally dynamic skylight design matches the
non-concentric circles in the floor. The curved patterns ripple out
beyond the atrium area on both floors and ceilings to great
consistency and harmony to the general look of the center.
Interiors were designed by Arquitectonica.
Chapel of the Eucharistic Lord
The deep end of fifth level of the SM Megamall Atrium will be the
site of the 1,585 sqm Chapel of the Eucharistic Lord. This grand
chapel with a separate adoration chapel has a modern design with
the Eucharist as the focal point. This is highlighted in the
neo-classical retablo or altar with the crucified Christ at the
center, which is in sharp contrast to the modern theme of the rest
of the chapel. The color scheme of the area is earth inspired with
a neutral palette. Finishes are similar to stones used in the Roman
times, which gives the chapel a structurally sound impression with
a soft and warm approach. Wood in its natural oil finish is the
most common material, which will be used in chapel. It was
inaugurated in October 13, 2008.
SM Prime plans to turn Megamall to be RP's largest
The SM Group, which currently runs the Philippines’ two largest
malls, is set to expand its Ortigas shopping center, turning it
into the country’s biggest yet. The three-hectare parking lot of SM
Megamall along Edsa will be redeveloped, transforming into Metro
Manila’s largest mall, officials of SM Prime Holdings Inc. “After
the renovation, SM Megamall will even be larger than North Edsa's.
The new structures will all be connected. The redevelopment will
hopefully start next year," Hans Sy, SM Prime president said. The
company runs SM North Edsa, currently the country’s largest and
Asia’s third biggest mall, and SM Mall of Asia, the Philippines’
The Grocery Store is one of the first anchor tenants in the mall.
one-stop grocery store filled with good quality products. SM
Supermarket at Megamall is the third branch opened in SM Supermarket Inc.
. It is located at
the very end of Building B near Surplus Shop and Dunkin
SM Department Store
The very foundation and one of the major anchors inside the mall.
The one-stop shopping experience in fashion, footwear and other
good quality products can only be found at SM Department Store. It
is mainly located at Building B of the mall. The department store
attracts more than 150,000 daily foot traffic.
SM Mega Cinemas
The Cinemas in SM Megamall is one the major tenants inside the
mall. It's consist of a 12-theatre house mainly located in the 3rd
floor of Building A, available for watching International and Local
films. It is owned by West Avenue Theatres Corp and renovated by
The Events Center is part of the ongoing redevelopment of the
shopping mall. The site of the Event Center was formerly the site
of the SM Ice Skating Rink, which closed on August 30, 2009. The
Events Center will now be used for mini-concerts, events and
functions. It's usually located between the Food Court and the
SM Food Court
The SM Food Court is one of the very first anchor tenants located
inside the mall, considered to be the largest food court in all SM
Malls. The mall features more than 100 food stalls both local and
international. The Food Court is located at the lower ground floor
of Building A beside the Ice Skating Rink.
SM Bowling Center
Located at the lower ground floor of Building A, is one of the
first bowling centers and one of the first anchors tenants inside
the mall. Many people visit the bowling center to have fun.
SM Megatrade Hall
The SM Megatrade Hall is one of the first trade exhibits opened for
convention shows and functions. It is located at the very top floor
of Building B. The Trade Hall has 3 sections making it possible to
make each section to have several events and functions.
The Toy Kingdom in SM Megamall is the largest branch and flagship
store, owned by the International Toyworld Inc. It is one of the
first tenants inside the mall.The branch was renovated and expanded
to make it a bigger and better toy store which now features
surprising sections like the new I-Zone (Interactive Zone), I-Zap
(Internet Zap), an internet cafe and other featured sections. It is
located at the Upper Ground Floor of Building A.
- Candy Corner
- Tween Zone
- Girls at Play
- Party Kingdom
- Artist's Circle
- Games Landia
- Smart Starters
- Cuddly Corner
- Discovery Zone
- Active Zone
- Super Heroes
- Speed World
- Rides to Go
A Technology-related shop open for buying cybernetic gizmos,
gadgets and other techno products. It is located at the 4th floor
of Building B.
SM Appliance Center
Located and connected near the XM Department Store in Building B.
The SM Appliance Center is a kind of shop where you can buy certain
appliance-related products like refrigerators, washing machines,
fine electronics and others.
One of the junior anchor tenants inside the mall. Cinderella is
shop that focuses on fashion, footwear and several accessories
which appears to have similarities to SM Department Store.
Cinderella is located at the Upper Ground Floor of Building
Ace Hardware is one of the junior anchor tenants inside the mall.
Ace Hardware is a shop where you can find several hardware-related
products like light electronics, batteries and others that are
related to home products. It is located at the very end of the
lower gorund floor of Building B.
Our Home is one of the very first anchor tenants located inside the
mall. Our Home is located at the very end of the lower ground floor
in Building A. Our Home is a large shop that focuses on furniture
and fixtures like tables, ladders, chairs and other products like
pillows, curtains and other furniture and fixtures-related
National Bookstore is one of the anchor tenants inside the mall.
The National Bookstore is a shop where Books and School Supplies
can be found. It is located at the upper ground floor of Building
Surplus Shop is one of the tenants inside the mall. Surplus Shop
has 2 stores. The first is located at the lower ground floor of
Building A near the Ice Skating Rink and Food Court and the second
at the upper ground floor of Building B near the SM
Watsons is consist of the pharmacy store and a convenience store.
Watsons has 2 branches which is located at the Upper Ground Floor
of Building A near Toy Kingdom and the third floor near the bridge
and the Mega Atrium.
Kultura Filipino is one of the tenants inside the mall. Kultura
Filipino is a shop that is almost similar to the SM Department
Store but is consist of Filipino-related products. Kultura Filipino
is located at Building A.
IMAX Theater Plan
a contract with IMAX Corporation to
build 2 IMAX Theatres in SM City North EDSA and SM City Cebu this year, following the success of the first IMAX
in Mall of Asia.
Another deal for opening an IMAX is in
. But there has been major
planning and studies of putting an IMAX Theatre in SM Megamall.
there are 4 IMAX Theaters in the country and only in SM Supermalls,
The 1st in SM Mall of
Asia, 2nd in SM City North
EDSA, 3rd in SM City
Cebu, 4th in the planned SM
City Taguig and 5th proposed in SM Megamall.
Officials of SM Prime Holdings Inc., the country's largest owner
and operator of shopping centers, said the three-hectare parking
lot of SM Megamall in front of Edsa will be redeveloped to turn the
shopping center to be the largest mall in Metro Manila. SM North
Edsa is the county's largest and Asia's third largest mall. SM Mall
of Asia, on the other hand, is the second-largest in the
“After the renovation, SM Megamall will even be larger than North
Edsa's. The new structures will all be connected. The redevelopment
will hopefully start next year," said Hans Sy, SM Prime
Incidents and Accidents
|September 29, 2009
||A Traffic Enforcer Kotong's Motorcycle.
|April 16, 2007
||An empty, burning taxi was found in
front of the mall's entrance. Apparently the driver was able to
escape his taxi before it overheated. Mandaluyong
City firefighters extinguished the fire shortly after
the blaze started.
|May 21, 2000
||A bomb exploded in a restroom of the Cinema in Megamall. This
caused the modern inspection of bags and security and safety
precautions in and around Malls today
Image:Megamall 01.jpg|SM Megamall Saint Francis
EntranceImage:Sm megamall.jpg|SM Megamall from the
MRTImage:Megamall 05.jpg|AtriumImage:Megamall 04.jpg|Ice Skating
RinkImage:Megamall 12.jpg|Megatrade HallImage:Megamall
06.jpg|Bowling CenterImage:Megamall 07.jpg|Food CourtImage:Megamall
14.jpg|ChapelImage:Megamall 17.jpg|Art CenterImage:Megamall
18.jpg|The CrucibleImage:Megamall 19.jpg|CyberZoneImage:Megamall
20.jpg|Bingo HallImage:Megamall 22.jpg|Cinema ComplexImage:Megamall
23.jpg|Department StoreImage:Megamall 24.jpg|SupermarketImage:The
Mega Atrium.jpg|Interior of The Atrium
- SM Prime Holdings 2007 Annual Report