Las Piñas City, which is part of Metro Manila, has a total land area of 35.02 km2 and over 552,000 residents. A small fishing port during the Spanish colonial period, Las Piñas was once part of Parañaque until it was separated from it in 1907 and became a city in 1997. Also known as the salt center of Manila, it has always been a sea salt-producing community. Today, it has grown into a progressive residential, industrial, and commercial city. Here is where the popular manufacturer of jeepneys Sarao Motors' factory is located. High-rise buildings and various establishments are proof of the city's continuous economic growth. Apart from being economically successful, Las Piñas is also rich in shopping malls, entertainment hubs, historical spots, and residential properties.
Las Piñas City has lots of shopping malls and entertainment hubs to boast. It has SM Southmall, one of the first and largest shopping malls in Southern Manila. Other shopping malls found here are Robinson's Place Las Piñas, SM Center Las Piñas, Starmall Las Piñas, and Evia Lifestyle Center. For those who are in a tight budget, Uniwide Metro Mall is a budget-friendly shopping center in the area.
First-class restaurants are all over the place where foodies can enjoy and pamper their taste buds. Some of the most popular restaurants in the city include Rancho Lorenzo, Okiniiri, Dimsum vs. Sushi, Xander's Diner, and Skillets and Grill. Bars and nightclubs are also popular among Las Piñas residents. Some of the famous bars and night spots here are Naked Burger Café and Bar, Hosi Pub and Resto, 483 Bar-Resto, Marbles, and Beach House Comedy Lounge.
Las Piñas City has lots of historical places that attract tourists. Basically, Las Piñas is very famous because of the bamboo organ of Saint Joseph Parish Church. This bamboo organ is a symbol of Filipino culture and was made by a priest in 1824. Other historical and cultural spots are the Las Piñas Church, Santuario de Ezekiel Moreno, Historical and Cultural Museum, Diego Cera and Zapote bridges, and the Gabaldin Hall at Las Piñas Elementary School.
While the tourists take pleasure in the many attractions in Las Piñas City, locals, on the other hand, delight in its modern and deluxe homes. Some residents picked Las Piñas as their residence because the comfort and peace they get from owning a house in the city. Every house and lot for sale in Las Piñas has all the important amenities that satisfy the homeowner's daily needs.
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