Have you always wanted to learn archery, or pull back a bowstring and shoot an arrow as fiercely as several iconic archers in books, films, and TV series? Then you’re going to want to read on to learn more about the newest archery range in the metro — Arrowland by Gandiva.
Arrowland officially opened to the public at the fifth floor of the Mega Fashion Hall last November 12, 2016. Among the attendees were friends from the media, members of the Philippine Barebow Archers Association, and several celebrities like Victor Basa, Ryza Cenon, and Happy Andrada. The event was hosted by the energetic and bubbly Rico Robles.
Arrowland by Gandiva features 10 lanes with a distance of 10 meters each. What sets Arrowland apart from other archery ranges in the country is that they’re the first to provide barebows to their customers. With barebows, customers get to enjoy an archery experience in its purest and rawest form! (I’m not particularly picky because I don’t know any better, but this seems extremely more challenging! I love a good challenge!)
There were lots of challenges for players from all levels, from pros from the PBAA, down to noobs to archery like myself! This is actually my second time, but it felt like I was learning the sport from scratch again! After watching the pros take on the bottle cap challenge, Kyle and myself, along with other members of the media, were invited to take on a different challenge – this time, the goal is to form an L-shape on a 4 x 4 grid. My partner and mentor was extremely helpful! He gave me lots of aiming tips (such as aim much lower than your target, and don’t spend too much time bringing back the bowstring because it’s exhausting) which made the challenge slightly more manageable. I didn’t win the challenge, but I had a lot of fun, and it made me excited about the thought of coming back and taking the sport more seriously.
Their shooting packages are based on the number of arrows you wish to use for your session. I’m just not sure if this already includes the rate for the bow rental, but an additional 40 may apply if you wish to have a target face for your session. You can also bring a photo of your worst enemy to make for a great cathartic exercise!
I’m thinking of bringing my team here early next year. This might just be a great team building activity, and an interesting method to kick-start the new year!
If you’re looking for a fun, and definitely unique, activity in the metro, or maybe looking for a new sport to keep you busy, then archery just might become your new favorite activity. Whether you’re coming solo, or with a group of friends, archery can prove to be fun, for all levels and all ages. Arrowland by Gandiva is truly where fun is right on target.-HANA
5F Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City
Contact Nos. (02) 577 0956 | 0917 8772425