Sat. Jul 13th, 2024

Have you ever traveled to a new place but couldn’t find your way back? Well, you’re in good company – we’ve all been in such a situation, and it can be quite unsettling. Perhaps, you’ve just scored the best-in-class marine, aviation, and industrial supplies at Merritt Supply and now have to figure out which direction to go.

Fortunately, finding your way to or from a particular store or place doesn’t have to be a nail-biting experience – provided you have your wits about you. The team at My Star Marine Supply and Service in Manila wants to make your life as seamless as possible – that’s why they’ve prepared a comprehensive guide to help you get to their facility by bus or train.

More importantly, as long as you’re good at following directions, finding your way around various towns and cities is usually a walk in the park – not always, but mostly. So, here we go:

Option 1: Via Bus 

Your current location will undoubtedly factor into your choice of a bus route. But, regardless of where you are, you can choose between several bus options. Mainly, the busses ply the Alabang-Zapote Road, Las Piñas City, Manila‎, and follow a circuitous route before terminating at Andres Soriano Jr Ave/Muralla Intersection, Manila. Among the areas they pass through include Quirino Ave, Bacoor City, Manila-Cavite Expy, Bacoor City, Manila, Manila-Cavite Expressway, Parañaque City, and Taft Ave, Lungsod Ng Pasay.

If you’re new to the town, you can always ask the locals for directions. My Star Marine is located at 1102 Sunset View Tower, Roxas Boulevard, Barangay 76, Pasay City. Alternatively, you can use Google Maps or an app offering general step-by-step directions to help you get there.

Let’s assume your starting point is at SLEx Nichols Toll Plaza. You’ll first need to walk to South Luzon Expressway, where you can take a bus, ride to Epifanio De Los Santos Avenue, and alight at F.B. Harrison St/Williams Intersection, Lungsod Ng Pasay. From here, My Star Marin is 300 meters or a 4-minute walk away.

Nearby Bus Stations

Fortunately, you can alight at any of the numerous bus stops within proximity to My Star Marine Supply and Service. Here are the potential points of exit you may opt for:

  • M.Santos / F.B. Harrison St Intersection
  • Senator Gil Puyat Ave
  • Networld Hotel
  • Roxas Blvd / Antonio Arnaiz Ave
  • Cartimar, Lungsod Ng Pasay
  • Senator Gil Puyat Ave / F.B. Harrison Intersection East Bound, Lungsod Ng Pasay
  • Antonio Arnaiz Ave / F.B. Harrison St Intersection
  • Baclaran Lrt
  • Senate of Philippines

These bus stations are a short distance from the business, with the Senate of the Philippines being the farthest – a 16-minute walk. The rest of the stops are between 5 and 9 minutes away, meaning you can reach your destination in no time.

Option 2: By Train

The LRT-1, also known as the Blue Line, is a rapid transit line that runs through Metro Manila. The train covers a distance of 20 stations from Baclaran in Parañaque to Roosevelt in Quezon City.

For this guide, we’ll start from Baclaran station. You can take a jeepney, cab, or Uber to get there. From Baclaran, you’ll need to alight at Gil Puyat LRT Station, which is four stops away. From here, it’s an 8 -minute walk to My Star Marine Supply and Service.

Alternatively, use the PNR MC train line. The line starts at Tutuban Pnr and terminates at Binan Pnr, with several stops along the way.

Be aware of the upcoming arrival and train schedule. To do this, you can download an app such as Moovit for real-time updates. In so doing, you won’t get stranded or miss the train. On the app, you can key in your starting point and destination (end) and view the various options available, including the estimated arrival time.

Depending on your current location, the potential train stops you could use to get off include Baclaran Lrt and Taft Ave Mrt. That said, the latter option is unfortunately too far from your destination – a 30- minute walk. So, unless you don’t mind a long walk, Baclaran Lrt is a preferable exit station as it’s only a 9-minute walk away from My Star Marine.

What to Remember When Using Public Transit

While buses and trains are relatively safe, it’s best to be cautious. When using public transport, try not to:

  • Keep your valuables in plain sight
  • Sit in an empty carriage
  • Fall asleep

By being vigilant and aware of your surroundings at all times, you can minimize the risk of becoming a victim of crime. And if you’re ever in doubt or feel unsafe, don’t hesitate to ask a fellow passenger or the driver for help.

By using the discussed methods, you can easily get to My Star Marine Supply and Service in Manila. Whether you intend to catch a bus or hop on the train, the idea is to get safely to your destination. But, have a general idea of the route before setting off so you can choose the ideal station to alight.

By Manali