MEDICAL Philippines 2020
12 - 14 August 2020
SMX Convention Center Manila
Philippines

Travel Information

 

For foreign tourists, the application for a temporary visitor's visa must be made in person. The visa allows tourists to stay in the Philippines for twenty-one (21) days. For more information, visit the Department of Foreign Affairs’ website.

The majority of the international and local flights arrive at and depart from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. NAIA has four (4) terminals. For more information, visit NAIA’s website.


TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

Intramuros, Manila
Intramuros (Spanish for "within the walls") was the seat of the Philippine government during more than 300 years of Spain’s rule in the Philippines. Intramuros remains to be one of the country’s most historical places today. Several of the tourist attractions in Intramuros are Fort Santiago, Manila Cathedral, and San Agustin Church.

Taal Volcano
Taal Volcano is just a two-hour drive away from the south of Manila. Taal Volcano is considered to be one of the world’s most dangerous active volcanoes but remains famous to travelers who are seeking for adventures in and nearby the area. Most of the popular activities are boating, hiking, or horseback riding. If you wish to relax away from the busy streets of Manila, the region’s best offer is a cup of Barako coffee and a slice of their famous buko pie.

 

HOW TO GET TO THE VENUE

By taxi cabs, ride-hailing apps, or private vehicles
To get to the venue, on your navigation app, set SMX Convention Center Manila (Seashell Lane, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City, Philippines) as your destination.

Parking
SMX Convention Center Manila provides 400 parking slots at the lower ground level and 8,245 slots within the Mall of Asia Complex.

By LRT-1 or MRT-3
Take the LRT to EDSA station or MRT to Taft Avenue station. From Metropoint Mall, there are jeepneys and buses going to SM Mall of Asia (MOA). From the MOA Transportation Terminal, walk towards Mall of Asia Arena via Pacific Drive. From MOA Arena, walk towards Marina Way. Take a left turn towards Seashell Lane to reach SMX Convention Center Manila.

By bus
On EDSA Southbound, take a bus going to SM Mall of Asia. From the MOA Transportation Terminal, walk towards Mall of Asia Arena via Pacific Drive. From MOA Arena, walk towards Marina Way. Take a left turn towards Seashell Lane to reach SMX Convention Center Manila.

By UV Express
If there is a UV Express terminal at your place, take a ride going to SM Mall of Asia. From the MOA Transportation Terminal, walk towards Mall of Asia Arena via Pacific Drive. From MOA Arena, walk towards Marina Way. Take a left turn towards Seashell Lane to reach SMX Convention Center Manila.


OTHER INFORMATION

Weather
The Philippines is a tropical country experiencing heavy rainfall from June to August, cooler temperatures from late November to early February, and very sunny summers from March to May. Regardless of the season, it tends to be humid all year round. Lightweight clothes, especially cotton, are recommended to be worn.

Time Difference
GMT +8, or Hong Kong time

Money
The Philippines' official currency is Philippine Peso (PHP). Money changers or currency exchange dealers are open in shopping malls and commercial establishments. Credit cards, particularly Visa and Mastercard, are widely accepted.