Last Updated: November 13th, 2018
Before the rise of the Ayala’s brand of business districts in the country, there was Cubao. Its iconic name is as recognizable as Araneta–the family behind the rise of Quezon City’s commercial center. Since its inception in the 50s, Araneta Center, located within Cubao has grown to become one of the country’s leading commercial areas. With that, came the deluge of people and the growth of one of Manila’s red light districts–a small one at that. If Manila has Malate and Makati has P. Burgos, Quezon City has Cubao. This red light district covers a small stretch of narrow streets right across Araneta Center along Aurora Boulevard–from Imperial to West Point and Saint Mary.
Although comparatively nondescript compared to Manila and Makati, Cubao’s red light district has its quirks. If one walks down its wide streets early in the morning, don’t get too surprised if someone offers you their “services”. This area of Cubao is dotted with its own stretch of motels, nightclubs, bars, street food joints. Needless to say, you should always keep an eye out for your things if you decide to visit.
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