MANILA, Philippines — An upmarket retail experience rarely involves a walk in the park. But at Greenbelt, the premium mall located right smack in metropolitan Manila's central business district of Makati City, shoppers are encouraged to stop and smell the flowers, listen to water cascading gently from fountains or get lost in the lush greenery of its gardens.
Greenbelt, the flagship mall of Ayala Land, the country's leading property developer, emphasizes the harmony of indoor and outdoor elements. The mall, which comprises five phases, is built around a 300,000-square-foot park, a soothing contrast to the jagged skyline of the financial district surrounding it.
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