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Manila: Saturday Market @ ESCOLTA (First United Building)
Just to post an event organized by the 98B Community (twitter: @98B_Community ) to bring back the memories and former glory of Manila's Escolta Street, once the center of business of the country, starting at bringing back commerce to the once vibrant street.
SaturdayMarket@ESCOLTA Information and poster
"Let's us all visit the SaturdayMarket@ESCOLTA this April 27, 2013. It will open at 9AM. Together we can all help in creating awareness for the street! Tag, share and spread the word! This fun-filled activity will not only show you interesting finds but will also be a trip down memory lane :-) Experience the street and bring home historic memories.
When: April 27, 2013 9AM-5PM
Where: 413 First United Building, Escolta Street
Pre-loved; vintage items will be sold!"
How to Get to Escolta, Manila:
the street in Binondo district of Manila can be reached from Sta. Cruz via LRT Carriedo Station where you can just walk towards Sta. Cruz Church to find the eastern end of Escolta.
Jeepneys from Taft Avenue and Mabini with signboard Avenida, Rizal Avenue or Monumento pass by Sta. Cruz, alight near the foot of MacArthur Bridge then walk to Escolta. Likewise, jeepneys going Divisoria from taft Avenue and Mabini will pass by the other end of Escolta. Just alight after crossing Jones Bridge then walk to Escolta.
First United Building used to be called Perez-Samanillo Building, it was built by Andres Luna de San Pedro, the son of Juan Luna.