It may be hard for others to call a tour in the Mactan Newtown as an adventure, but that’s what it is to me. I’ve been living in the island for more than 20 years, and I’ve seen huge developments, but I’ve never really been this excited.
Looking at the master plan (below) makes me truly happy because it would mean plenty of opportunities not only for Lapu-Lapu residents but for the entire province as well. We are generally a residential area (as evident by the sprouting subdivisions), yet a grand complex such as this is truly a welcome and refreshing addition.
So what can we expect from the Mactan Newton? A lot! And we can begin with the debut of the biggest McDonald’s in Cebu Island this September 2012. Composed of 2 levels, the fast food may feature WIFI connection and, of course, the chance to visit the luxurious new township.
In the coming years, we’re going to see towers of homes and BPO offices, al fresco restaurants and cafes, bars, a terminal hub for commuters, a wellness center, a huge shopping mall with a Newport-style cinema, and an amazing view of the Hilutungan Channel and the Magellan Bay.
While on the third floor overlooking the wide Megaworld property, I asked Mr. Ronald Tiongson (senior assistant VP for business development and leasing division), “Why Mactan? This is a residential area.” He said, “We love to build something out of nothing.” With that, I smiled and thought, “Times are a-changin’, Mactan. Prepare for something REALLY good.”