is the name for the reclamation area
located east of Roxas Boulevard on Manila Bay
in Metro Manila
, the Philippines
. The area is split between Pasay City
on the north side and Parañaque City
on the south side.
The initial plan was to reclaim 3,000 hectare on land in Manila Bay. The project was begun by Imelda Marcos
in 1977, with the creation of the Public Estate Authority to manage the project. By the end of the Marcos rule in 1986, 660 hectare had been reclaimed.
The area is most well-known known for being home to the SM Mall of Asia
, billed as the largest mall in Southeast Asia. Although the PEA advertises Bay City as the "new business capital" of Manila, development is proceeding slowly. The main major road in this area is Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard
It will be also became a location for the future PAGCOR City
with casinos in Las Vegas
-style, shopping malls, amusement parks, theaters, hotels, business offices, residential buildings and resorts. The project is under Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation
(PAGCOR) owned by the Philippine government.