AquaFun offers the following attractions: the aquatic gate, a 10-meter-wide arc with crashingwaves; Pool Playground; Octopus
and Jellyfish Sprinklers; Water Buckets and Spouts; Spray Grounds; and Water Pond.
Iloilo’s newest family water park taps provincial market
Residents of Pavia, the smallest among the 42 municipalities of Iloilo province, came in droves to witness the recent opening of Robinsons Place Pavia along Sen. Benigno S. Aquino Jr. Avenue in Barangay Ungka 2.
The mall—Robinsons’ third in Iloilo, fifth in the Panay region and 49th across the country—is tapping into a provincial market in a location that’s not yet saturated with competition.
As in all Robinsons malls, it offers a wide selection of consumer and lifestyle brands, including affiliates Robinsons Department Store and Supermarket, Daiso Japan and Handyman.
The opening of Robinsons Place Pavia coincided with the launch of Curated Home, a new label consisting of various objects and decor. Furniture designer and visual stylist Ito Kish heads the creative team behind Curated Home—which is also now available at all Robinsons Department Stores nationwide.
At the mall’s opening ceremony and program, the crowd shrieked as celebrity guests Paolo Avelino and Maja Salvador performed in separate numbers.
Cutting the ribbon were Arlene Magtibay, Robinsons Land Corp. (RLC) business unit general manager for commercial centers division; Maja Salvador, RLC ambassador; Faraday Go, RLC executive vice president; Michael Gorriceta, mayor of Pavia; Robina Gokongwei-Pe, Robinsons Retail Holdings Inc. president and CEO; and Raymund Gumban, vice mayor of Pavia.
A unique feature of Robinsons Place Pavia is the presence of food outlets that originally opened in the Visayas, including Byron’s Back Ribs Grill and Chicken Deli. Curiously, Potato Giant first opened in Manila before adding branches in Iloilo.
An eyewear shop, Eyebrowse Optical, likewise started out in the Visayas.
Following the event, AquaFun formally opened to the public with the following attractions: the aquatic gate, a 10-meter-wide arc with crashing waves; Pool Playground; Octopus and Jellyfish Sprinklers; Water Buckets and Spouts; Spray Grounds; and Water Pond.
There are also cabanas and benches aside from the wet area.
Robinsons Department Store’s Win a Shopping Spree raffle promo is ongoing till Sept. 21. AquaFun is open 9 a.m.-7 p.m. weekdays; 8 a.m.-7 p.m. weekends.
Robinsons Place Pavia, Sen. Benigno S. Aquino Jr. Avenue in Barangay Ungka 2/ Visit facebook.com/Robinsons PlacePavia and facebook.com/AquaFunPH.