"Marikina City" Marikina by santeria01

Marikina Travel Guide: 14 reviews and 102 photos

Philippines' Shoe -- and Janitor Fish -- Capital

I've been here in Marikina for almost 2 years now, yet I still have a lot of things to discover in this city.

Marikina made its brand in the country as its shoe capital, where shoes made here are known for its quality.

I mentioned also the Janitor Fish because these critters infested the rivers of Marikina, probably in an attempt to clean the polluted waters of the river. Marikina government actually was successful in cleaning the river and converting areas around it into a park. However, the janitor fish ate everything in the river, including other fishes' food, so the janitor fish population grew while the other fishes died, they kinda ruined the balance. Am just not sure how the Marikina local government are going to solve it. Last time I heard was they are offering money to whomever could catch some janitor fish in the river.

New Shopping Mall

OK, so SM Marikina just opened Sept. 5, 2008. My sister works here as a Customer Service Associate, so she's having busy days.

Inside SM Marikina

So far, SM Marikina is one of the prettiest SM malls I've seen. I mean, I've been to The Podium, and it was a real high end mall so it should be pretty, but when you get to see SM Marikina (which caters to the masses) it was real pretty, the front area is made of glass, and you will have a nice view of, uhmm, Marcos Highway. hehehe. And on the right side, you will see Marikina riverbanks. They built a separate road for the mall connecting it to the Highway.

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