Trying TriNoma

http://manila.metblogs.com/archives/images/2007/06/DSC063231-thumb.JPG I finally got to go to the much talked-about TriNoma mall in Quezon City. Getting there was a breeze… but maybe it was because we were there very early! I’ve seen the traffic around the mall get really bad on weekend afternoons. Last Monday, June 11, we made sure we were in the mall’s area by the time it opened.

The way to the parking lot was a bit confusing. If you’re coming from the south, keep going straight past Quezon Ave. until you see “Central Mall.” Turn right after that and you will be led to the TriNoma parking. There were a lot of guards when we arrived who helped in navigating. That was really helpful!

More pictures and stories after the jump.

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TriNoma isn’t 100% done. There was a lot of construction going on in the parking lot! Making our way up the levels was okay, but the scaffolding did leave me a bit jittery.

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A lot of the stores are not open yet. I was looking forward to getting donuts from Krispy Kreme only to find out the store isn’t ready! Ah well. There are several restaurants already open to serve the hungry mallers — Recipes, Cabalen, Cafe Breton, Food Choices. Their food court isn’t as big as the ones in Alabang Town Center or Glorietta though, so the area gets to be really crowded during the lunch hour.

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This is the TriNoma activity center. Last Monday there were some sports activities going on — wall-climbing, badminton, ping-pong.

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The top floors of TriNoma begin to resemble Greenbelt. I loved these areas. In the open air are lots of greens, fountains and fresh air. The greens-laced terraces cleverly mask the traffic along North Ave. and Mindanao Ave. There are a few stores open around the gardens, Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf being one of them. The place is very relaxing. I loved hearing the sound of the fountain water’s splish-splash while walking through the many greens.

While the greens are relaxing, there are many stores unopened and some construction still going on. This place will be very nice once fixed up.

I also got to watch a couple of movies during my trip to TriNoma. Their cinemas are great and the seats very comfortable!

It’s a beautiful mall but it has a long way to go before it’s 100% done. Do visit when you have extra time, but don’t expect so much yet. I wish I could’ve taken more pictures, but this will have to do for a sneak peek. I hope the open-air area will be fixed up soon!

5 Comments so far

  1. bea santiago (unregistered) on June 13th, 2007 @ 12:24 pm

    i really wanna go. but i live all the way down south. this will be a field trip for me! hehe :)


  2. Peter (unregistered) on June 13th, 2007 @ 3:49 pm

    I want to visit! I heard the parks inside are amazing. Anyway, I wonder how good the cinemas area.


  3. Lynn (unregistered) on June 14th, 2007 @ 1:33 am

    Ay totoo, the parking is quite confusing. And it’s not well lit. But the mall is nice. I’m glad to note there is Le Ching in their food court. :)


  4. Rye!?! (unregistered) on June 29th, 2007 @ 1:31 pm

    we watched fantastic 4 at cinema 7 and it was good… the seats are VERY comfy and the SOUND was REALLY GOOD… except that we watched fantastic 4 which was a really disappointing movie by the way… i usually pass by trinoma on my way to work… you won’t miss it after you drop off the north avenue station of MRT where they have a bridgeway going to the mall =D overall, the place is HELLA BIG… i just hope ayala stuffa a LOT of stuff in it…


  5. Rye!?! (unregistered) on June 29th, 2007 @ 1:34 pm

    we watched fantastic 4 at cinema 7 and it was good… the seats are VERY comfy and the SOUND was REALLY GOOD… except that we watched fantastic 4 which was a really disappointing movie by the way… i usually pass by trinoma on my way to work… you won’t miss it after you drop off the north avenue station of MRT where they have a bridgeway going to the mall =D overall, the place is REALLY BIG… i just hope ayala would put a LOT of stuff in it…



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