Road Trip In The Metro | Inside Alabang, Muntinlupa City

Located south of Metro Manila is Alabang. The central business district in the city of Muntinlupa that has also the city’s residential properties, business industrial, and commercial establishments.

The lively business district is famous for its stylish high-rise buildings and luxurious neighborhoods. And it has also very impressive shopping malls which are definitely a must-visit when traveling to the south of Metro Manila.

Starmall Alabang

Before being turned into one of the most modern sides of Metro Manila, this barangay of Muntinlupa City was originally a farming district. Barangay Alabang and Ayala Alabang were originally under the same barangay that has been separated during the 1980s.

Ayala Alabang covers 700 hectares of land which includes the Madrigal business park, Ayala Alabang Village, and The Alabang Town center. Its development started in the late 1970s when the Ayala Corporation built residential facilities around the area which was followed by other commercial establishments during the 1980s.

Alabang Sign Board

On the other hand barangay, Alabang also has undergone a tremendous growth around the year 1990s when the Filinvest Development Corporation acquired some parts of the Alabang Stock Farm then developed it into what is now known as the Filinvest City. This covers the areas of North Gate, Cyberzone, Festival Super Mall, and Westgate Center.

Festival Super Mall Alabang

From being a former farming district, Alabang has now been transformed into a trendy and lively shopping and business district. It is also considered a residential haven as it has plenty of upscale housing developments including the well-known Ayala Alabang Village which is one of the largest and most expensive residential subdivisions in the country.

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As a central business district and commercial zone, the place is usually busy especially around some areas of barangay Alabang which can get too crowded at times as this is where the bus and van terminals going to other cities and provinces are found.

Also because people from other barangays and municipalities usually visit Alabang for its public market which is the biggest in the area.

Alabang also offers a unique experience to tourists and visitors as a matter of fact many local and international travelers visiting Metro Manila choose to stay in Alabang for cleaner air and because it offers plenty of options in terms of accommodations. The place is surrounded by lots of outstanding and luxurious hotels which are conveniently located within the city district.

South Station - Alabang


Another thing that makes Alabang stand out, is its spectacular shopping malls. The place has a number of great shopping malls that can provide you with everything that you might need at any budget you may have.

Bargain prices are available at Star Mall (Formerly Metropolis) and Landmark Alabang. While Festival Super Mall and Alabang Town Centre offer a mix of fancy and budget stores and restaurants, ATC or Alabang Town Centre is the place to be.

If you’re looking for good places to eat and drink just like Alabang Town Centre, Festival Super Mall also houses plenty of great restaurants. But what makes the mall even better is its beautiful and relaxing environment.

For over three decades the old farming district definitely had a tremendous transformation Alabang has now been turned into a modern city district and a favorite place to hang out in the south of Metro Manila.