(A) SM Megamall (B) SMX Convention Center

Do you have the tendency of not going to cosplay conventions due to its distance from your home? Have you traveled 2-3 hours just to attend an event?

Here are some problems encountered by con-goers and cosplayers especially with bulky and big costumes, when attending events and conventions. Some of them came from somewhere from far north and far south and they tend to travel by taxi just to attend the event on time.

So how far does the Megatrade Trade Halls and SMX Convention Center from your home?

Let us have the comparison.

Location

I have selected four points within Metro Manila each representing the four cardinal point where people, con-goers and cosplay converge. Using Google Map‘s Get Direction utility, I was able to get the approximate distance of the Megatrade Halls (using SM Megamall as reference) and the SMX Convention Center from each location.

Here are the results:

North – SM North Edsa
South – Festival Supermall, Alabang, Muntinlupa
East – Sta Lucia East, Grand Mall, Cainta, Rizal
West – Manila City Hall

To SM Megamall 

From SM North EDSA via EDSA 
10.2 km / 20 mins
From  Festival Supermall, Alabang, Muntinlupa via Osmena Hi-way/EDSA
23.9 km / 48 mins
From Sta Lucia East, Grand Mall, Cainta, Rizal via Marcos Hi-way/White Plains
10 km / 20 mins
From Manila City Hall via Ramon Magsaysay/Shaw  Blvd
12 km / 24 mins

 To SMX Convention Center

From SM North EDSA via EDSA
20.2 km / 40 mins
From  Festival Supermall, Alabang, Muntinlupa via Osmena Hi-way
20.4 km / 41 mins
From Sta Lucia East, Grand Mall, Cainta, Rizal via EDSA
19.8 km / 40 mins
From Manila City Hall via Roxas Blvd
6.5 km / 13 mins

Please take note that I will be using the average speed in EDSA, 30kph (29 – 32 kph) for the computation of the travel time. This is based from statement of MMDA general manager and spokeperson, Tina Velasco. Travel time does not include waiting time on intersections and time you took when parking. Furthermore, location highlighted in green denotes that it is nearer to the venue while red denotes farther.

Based from the results, for people coming from the eastern portion(Marikina, Pasig and Rizal) and the northern part of Metro Manila (Bulacan, Quezon City), it’s very convenient for them to attend a convention held in SM Megamall while people from the south (Pasay, Paranaque, Las Pinas and nearby provinces) and Manila, they are more settled with the SMX Convention Center.

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