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“Largest modern shopping centre in BGC”
Review of SM AURA Premier

SM AURA Premier
Ranked #1 of 9 Shopping in Taguig City
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed August 14, 2014

This is your typical modern shopping centre just like many other SM shopping centres. Fantastic selection of branded shopping and food options.

Thank Eric L
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Reviewed August 8, 2014

I understand people's mixed reviews of the new SM addition. For those who are more acquainted with the traditional SM layout and tenants you might feel a little out of place. This is still SM family but with a more international flair. You like foreign brands, there's a bunch to choose from. And there's the traditional SM department store and supermarket. one thing that stood out to me was the hotel-like layout and cleanliness of the restrooms at the bottom floor. hope it stays like that.

1  Thank Mauka_Ohana
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Reviewed August 6, 2014

SM Aura opened on May 17, 2013. You'd have thought the place was the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. People dove on the place like a hobo on a $10 bill. Once the masses had their photo ops and curiosity out of the way two weeks subsequent, we checked it out. At that time more than 1/2 of the stores were not open. The vast majority of the stores are now open as of this writing.

SM is a nice diversion from Market Market with higher end shopping. In fact, even though I am American, I'd call it quite pretentious. This emanates mainly from the snobby people rather than the retail establishments. I go there once a month with my wife when we are in Bonifacio Global City but quite frankly, I can take it or leave it.

The cinema is probably the best thing about SM Aura. They have two Director Clubs and an IMAX theater, along with the others. There is a great lack of restaurants, although Barcino's in my opinion is the best there. Excellent food, a great staff, and reasonable prices.

There is no Zara. No Mango. There is a nice Starbucks.

The parking is more than adequate but can fill up by noon on Sundays.

The place is as clean as a new whistle which is good news. The maintenance crew continues to post signs that read, "Temporarily closed to bring you a luscious green space" but that's all b.s. as all I see is weeds interspersed with grass.

The NBA Cafe is there but is overpriced and half of their menu isn't available.

Plenty of good retail shops and a new Apple service center.

Lack of bathrooms.

Easy access.

1  Thank Scott M
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Reviewed August 5, 2014

While we lived in Taguig we went often to SM Aura. There are only two malls in Fort Bonifacio, Market Market and SM Aura. SM Aura Premier as the name states is a high end SM.It has an IMAX theater and Shops such as Aldo, Mango,BritishIndia, cotton on, Toy Kingdom etc. The SM department store has a select variety of clothes and shoes.

If you are looking for a clean, conservative and Spacious Mall SM Aura is the place to be.

Thank georgianthony
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Reviewed August 4, 2014

This mall is very spacious. A roof top garden is a nice touch. Restos easily get filled up especially those at the roof top. SM Aura has several unique restaurants, like Todd English, NBA Cafe, and Magrnum Cafe not found in other places.

Parking access is weird. Car needs to enter via a common driveway and needs to pass by a drop off section before reaching the rampway to the basement parking section. Exiting also requires a car to come up and exit into the same common driveway, through the drop off section and out into the street. It seems to be the way SM designs their parking as I've seen similar driveway/drivethrough arrangements with other SM malls, intersecting driveways.

2  Thank al22tecc
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