South of Market
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

South of Market condominiums, like its inspiration in San Francisco is often abbreviated to SoMa. The market being referred to in this case is no other than Market! Market!, a mall in the area that’s been around prior to SoMa’s promotions and construction.

SoMa presented something that is new to the local condo-buying community- a fully furnished luxury unit upon date of delivery. The marketing, renders, websites, flyers and everything convinced me and if I had the money then I would’ve purchased a unit. It is still another fine set of twin condos in Bonifacio Globacl City- like Pacific Plaza, Essensa and Bonifacio Ridge- but the rendering and models were five to ten times better.

I’m glad I didn’t have the money then, and not so glad I still do not have it by now. A unit is a unit, a fully furnished one is always good. But Bonifacio Global City is too posh and therefore not very cheap for those who opt to dare public transportation. BGC is just east of EDSA (EaEd) and West of C5 (WeC5), two of the main roads that go around the metropolis. But as a relatively new development there are STILL few options to enter, go around and leave it. Then again this global city has been planned before the prominence of global warming issues in the international scene.