Disclaimer – it’s not an actual street, at least not in the conventional way we think when somebody says “street”.
If you remember my post about graffiti on the 7th floor of CBS, you may have gotten the impression that you should stay away from CBS. In general I advocate the same. But recently I decided to explore this monster maze from inside. And when I say maze – let’s say if I were the architect of this monster I would never mention it in my CV.
Central Bus Station became a home and social center for refugees and migrant workers from all over the world. Filipinos is the largest foreign workers community in Israel. It’s estimated that there are about 100000 Filipinos in Israel, half of them legally and the other half stayed after their permit expired.
On the 4th floor of CBS which is the entrance floor (maze) there is an area with all what Filipino needs – Filipino supermarkets, travel agencies, money transfers and so. On weekends (Friday and Saturday) Filipino food market taking place here on Filipino street. So why I call it “street” if it’s indoors?
1. It looks like a street and feels like a street
2. Floor is paved with the same kind of tiles like outdoors
3. You can find red post box, which is usually placed outdoors
How to get to Filipino street? Enter from main entrance, turn right and go until you see McDonalds, turn left, skip shopping gallery and then turn right to bus platforms.