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PHOTOS: What's There to See at the New Podium?

Looks like it's going to be your new hangout!

(SPOT.ph) If you’re a shopaholic, you probably noticed that the Podium you once knew has closed its doors only to open a bigger and brighter wing next to it. The new Podium launched on October 27, and while they haven't completely opened everything, we can already tell that it’s going to be big—quite literally.

 

The new mall has six floors that play home to a wide range of shopping and dining options—a lot wider than what the old Podium used to offer. While some shops are already open for business, a lot of them are still preparing to welcome customers. Based on the board-ups we saw, most of the stores will be up and running by January 2018.

 

The first thing you’ll notice when you enter the brand-new mall is the high ceilings, the spacious floor area, and the bright and airy ambience. If Podium used to be that little mall you went to for a quick meetup with your amigas at a café, the new Podium is now all grown-up and a place where you can stay all day long—from running errands, to doing some work remotely, or taking a break from busy city life.

 

Check it out:

 


 Mall entrance along Julia Vargas

 


The mall is currently decked out in Christmas decor and we're totally feeling the holiday cheer!

 


A closer look at that gorgeous Christmas tree

 


 


So...much...space...

 


They have really nice bathrooms, too!

 

Check out some of the stores we spotted:

 


Love stationery? This is your paradise!

 


There's also a huge Kultura store so you can shop with your foreign friends.

 


Gadget geeks will be pleased to know that there's a Digital Walker store!

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This Powerbooks branch exclusively carries Swedish stationery brand Kikki K!

 


For all your Apple needs...

 


...and your Samsung needs.

 


Tell the titas!

 


You can go shoe shopping, too.

 


Pamper yourself!

 


There's also an SM Marketplace and Bakery.

 


Keep your eyes peeled because a lot of stores will open toward the end of the year and early 2018.

 

If all that shopping makes you hungry, you don't have to head far because the new Podium now has more dining options, conveniently bringing old favorites and hip new concepts together in one place. So whether you're craving Korean, Japanese, or even just a hearty home-style meal, they've got you covered.

 


Get your pizza fix from NY Times' "best pizza:" Motorino

 


This spacious Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory also features Cow Cow Ice and their soft-serve made from Hokkaido milk, and cheese.

 


Caffeine fiends have lots of options, too, from this cozy Coffee Bean And Tea Leaf...

 


...to the newest Starbucks Reserve.

 


Green-tea lovers, this matcha haven is for you!

 


Feeling adventurous? You can't go wrong with Nikkei and their Japanese-Peruvian fusion cuisine.

 


Fans of Chef Baba Ibazeta Benedicto's Classic Confections can find her sumptuous cakes and more at the newest Nono's (Their macaroni and cheese is to die for!)

 

If those aren't enough to get you and your tummy excited, you can also look forward to new branches of Paradise Dynasty, Uma Uma Ramen, Madeca, Niu By Vikings, and Tai Koo HK Roast, opening soon!

 

The new Podium is now open at ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City.

 

For more information, log on to The Podium's Facebook page

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