The SM MOA Complex: An International Mecca Of World Class Living In The Heart Of Metro Manila

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The SM MOA Complex: An International Mecca Of World Class Living In The Heart Of Metro Manila

Published By: Philippine Tatler | October 12, 2020

Where is the best place to live within the metro? While each city has its own advantages to cosmopolitan living, the locality of MOA Complex — where the Sail Residences will proudly stand — offers the best of international living within a uniquely Filipino setting

Keep close to the best of urbanity at Sail Residences. This new premium condo development, which sits at the heart of the SM Mall of Asia (SM MOA) Complex, has all the very best to offer its residents.

Inspired by opulence of luxurious waterfront homes, Sail Residences brings the ambience of island-resort living to the heart of the metro. Created with details that honour the sea, visitors will notice architectural elements that will transport them to sandy seasides — these include warm coloured hues and furnishing inspired by nature. The modern feel of each room is also very apparent in the sleek design palette and contemporary furniture of the interior rooms.

Taking advantage of its prime location, Sail Residences also paves the way for unparalleled views of the bay area. Units facing the water already have a panorama of the outdoors, but the multi-level communal viewing decks are also the perfect place to unwind while keeping an eye out for the famous Manila Bay sunset.

Bespoke furnishings, Haute artwork, and attentive concierge are all available at public spaces such as the lobby. But perhaps the most exciting part of Sail Residences is its Balinese-inspired amenities. These include the Serenity Pool, which is Sail Residences’ tropical-style swimming pool, and the manicured gardens that make up Pacific Park (which is the best place to enjoy verdure amidst city living). For more relaxation, consider taking a dip at the Deluxe Jacuzzi or de-stressing at their state-of-the-art gym and yoga centre. Sail Residences’ designer cabanas and Tropical Clubhouse will also be ready to greet and welcome guests for any kind of celebration.

But aside from the architectural creativity that has gone into its floor plans Sail Residences also offers something that most other condominiums can’t: a chance to live at one of Metro Manila’s most convenient and vibrant locations.


The SM MOA Complex, sometimes referred to as the Bay City, is located west of Roxas Boulevard in Pasay. Its strategic location puts it at an international crossroads for every type of person. Accessible to the central business district of Makati, the historical quarters of Manila, and the vibrant nightlife of Paranaque, the Bay City is also close to most major transportation hubs. As it is situated near the Ninoy Aquino International Expressway, the SM MOA Complex offers its fast-paced residents a gateway to exciting trips and travels. Stations for the Light Rail Transit 1 as well as the upcoming Mega Manila Subway will also be situated nearby, making transportation an easy solution for those living within the premises.


The entire SM MOA complex, which was designed by Arquitectonica, is a world unto itself. Home to first-class shopping amenities and modern-day cultural landmarks, the area touts beloved Filipino institutions such as the SM Mall of Asia (SM MOA), the SMX Convention Centre, the MOA Arena, the MOA Seaside Boulevard, and the SM by the Bay Amusement Park.

The SM MOA, a recognisable Filipino landmark boasting over five million square feet of space, is crowned by the giant steel globe at the rotunda. Although the mall itself boasts world-class shopping, it is also a significant local landmark for families, friends and couples looking for a good time. It is one of the largest malls in the entirety of Asia and features a gamut of shops, restaurants, leisure centres, and commercial purveyors. International brand names and leaders in fashion and lifestyle have all flocked to serve the Filipino market within the capacious halls of SM MOA.

Meanwhile, the SMX Convention Centre, which hosts annual expos such as the Asian Business Expo and the Travel Tour Expo, is one of the leading private venues for industry events, corporate functions, and international exhibits. A a stone’s throw away, however, is the MOA Arena. Best known for unforgettable events such as concerts and UAAP basketball games, the MOA Arena is also a celebrated architectural achievement that features a unique almond-shaped facade. This prestigious building has hosted international celebrities, the likes of which include Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, and even basketball legend Lebron James.

Not to be missed are the MOA Seaside Boulevard and the Bay Amusement Park. The MOA Seaside Boulevard is a dining and leisure strip that offers guests relaxing views of nearby Manila Bay. Meanwhile, the neighbouring amusement park gives families and groups of friends a wonderful chance to unwind with a ferris wheel, bumper cars, and other exciting games.

No matter where you are in the Bay City, you’re sure to enjoy the world-class everything, be in in shopping, dining, entertainment, work, or living.

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