Museo del Galeon, Inc. is bringing to life the country’s trade heritage with the Manila-Acapulco Galleon Museum at the Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City.
Set to be launched in the third quarter of 2016, the dome-shaped museum’s main feature is a replica of the Galleon ships used for trade. Ushered by SM Lifestyle Entertainment, Inc. (SMLEI), the entertainment solutions company of SM Prime Holdings, the Manila-Acapulco Galleon Museum aims to give visitors a detailed history of the 250-year old global trade route where the Philippines and Mexico played major roles. The museum will highlight the galleon trade’s impact on today’s commerce, banking, travel, and cultural exchange. The dome will showcase the actual process of building a galleon, while exhibiting relics such as porcelain, gold, and other goods that were traded in the Spanish era.
“The new museum will be a game-changer as we see this significantly contributing to education and tourism. We are very excited to take part in bringing back to life this important piece of our trade heritage and history,” Edgar Tejerero, President at SMLEI said.
The Galleon Museum is part of the ongoing redevelopment of the SM Mall of Asia that will expand its floor space from the current 406,962 square meters to a gross floor area of around 700,000 sqm. Upon completion in 2017, SM Mall of Asia will regain its status of being the largest mall in the Philippines, a status currently enjoyed by SM North EDSA which has a GFA of 497,912 sqm.
Museo del Galeón Inc is a non-stock non-profit corporation tasked to preserve historical artifacts pertaining to the galleon trade.
About SM Lifestyle Entertainment, Inc.
SM Lifestyle Entertainment Incorporated or SMLEI is the lifestyle and entertainment solutions company of SM Prime Holdings Inc. that offers the best in movies, events, and leisure. Starting with SM Cinema, the largest cinema exhibitor in the country, as its sole marque, the company grew into major entertainment brands. Currently tucked under its belt are: SM Cinema, Director’s Club Cinema, IMAX Theatre, WM Cinemas, XD: 4D Cinema, DX Laser Projection Cinema, Mall of Asia Arena, and Blink. SMLEI complements its entertainment services as it ventures into leisure, food service, educational brands and technology. Also under the SMLEI company are: SM Skating, SM Bowling and Leisure Center, Exploreum, Snack Time, ePLUS, and SM Tickets. SMLEI aims to promote bonding activities among Filipino families and friends, through entertainment and leisure facilities, while advocating the ease of use and personalized service created to complement the Filipino lifestyle.
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