City of Manila Shopping

  • Shopping
    by davidjo
  • Shopping
    by davidjo
  • Shopping
    by davidjo

City of Manila Shopping

  • Biggest Shopping Mall in SEA

    It is known as the biggest shopping mall in South East Asia. The mall is a part of a complex which includes the City Center, Interior Zone, The Annex, The Block, the former Warehouse Club, Sky Garden, Northlink and the Grass Residences. It is a place for world class shopping and dining.(photo from Google images)

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  • Shoppers Haven

    It is a shopping haven for a person who likes to bargain, it is considered as the number 1 place to shop in Manila. You need to be in the frame of mind to 'negotiate' on price and can't be in a rush. A lot of 'knock off' merchandise but a lot of choices. Get awesome deals from designer knock offs to fine pearls. The atmosphere is quite different...

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  • Mall of Asia

    Mall of Asia exactly adjacent to Manila Bay. The shopping experience is second to none, even by western standards. It is once the largest mall in the Philippines until the redevelopment of SM North Edsa. After shopping, you can also check out the restaurants facing the Manila Bay.(photo from photobucket)

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  • Robinson's place

    If you are staying in the area of Malate. This is the place perfect for you because everything you need is already here. Restaurants, coffee shops, shopping etc. It's not far as well.

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  • one stop shop

    robinsons place ermita is a haven for urban dwellers and travellers because, it lies in the center of the city, providing a cool respite from manila's hot weather or when it's raining, a dry haven. when you need something - from clothes to groceries, to internet cafes, or movies, just go to robinsons. you can leave me there for a day and i wouldn't...

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  • everything in SM

    Behind the Manila City Hall is another big mall called SM. Here, find everything you want to buy from food to clothes to electronics. Eat anything you want to eat from Italian to Philippine dishes. Do anything you want to do - from foot massage to watching movies. The mall also has banks, ATMs and a money exchange. What more can you ask...

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  • "Bargainville" of Manila

    168 Shopping Mall is a wholesale and retail shopping mall in Divisoria ("Bargainville" of Manila) with the modern sophistication and clean, decent ambiance of commercial centers like Greenhills, Market Market in The Fort, and supermalls in Makati. I go there occasionally because it is a shopper's paradise. I usually avoid Divisoria though it is...

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  • Hot Stuff...wrist bling bling

    Fyi, the Chronos group owns Lucerne, Time Studio, and Swissgear (I think) so prices in these stores will be uniform. They carry Omega, Rolex, AWC, Ball, etc if that is your thing. Cash price is very low compared to 0% deferred payment. I bought mine there and so far they've given me outstanding service. I met the matriarch owner in Greenhills who...

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  • Pearl of the Orient

    The Philippines is known as the Pearl of the Orient*. Here different kinds of pearls abound - mother of pearl, fresh water, cultured pearls. Aside from your usual strand of pearl necklace and earrings, pearls and shells are fashioned into boxes, curtains, placemats and plates.If you are interested in any of these, please send me an email. On the...

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  • Camera and Photography Paraphernalia

    This is a street lined with a lot of shops that cater to the photography things The street is lined with stores selling mostly cameras and every photography gadget you can think of from the latest models to museum-piece antique gadgets! Everything is way below the prices that you would have to bear if you bought the same things from the malls or...

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  • DVD DVD!

    This is not a single shop but city blocks of commercial stalls awash with music, video or installer discs 100% "illegal copies" - oh my badness why am I saying these! Music CDs, Videoke CDs/DVDs, Movie DVDs, Compilation DVDs of your favourite TV shows (from soap operas to documentaries), application installer CDs, educational discs from Dora to...

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  • Shopping at international airport...

    If you need to do some last minute shopping of souvenirs at the terminal 1 of Ninoy Aquino International Airport, there are a dew handicrafts shops but the cheapest is Tesoro's Handicraft (see photo). This shop also have quite a big variety of souvenirs and the staff are friendly too.If you want to buy the famous dried mangoes of the Philippines,...

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  • Shopping at Makati area

    The Makati area of Metro Manila is perhaps the most famous shopping area of the city. Most of the skyscrapers of the city are located here together will big shopping malls, hotels etc. The main street of Makati area is Ayala Street, where you find many hotels. The major shopping centre at Makati is the Glorietta shopping centre which has 4 annexes...

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  • SM Mall of Asia (Part 2)

    In late Nov 2007, I managed to visit SM Mall of Asia again and is still amazed by the sheer size of this shopping mall (one of the biggest in the world). Besides housing two big department stores (Shoe Mart and Hypermart), there are tons of retail shops, cinemas, a food court, a skating rink, lots of food outlets and restaurants etc). If you are a...

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  • Top Secret

    Previously for my camera/camcorder needs, I would only consider Hong Kong or Singapore for the cheapest prices. Then my niece mentioned that she just bought this digital camera for half the regular price at a store in Quiapo, Manila City, named Meyer Photo. I checked out the place and confirmed that their prices will match that of Hong Kong or...

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  • For stamp collectors!

    The Manila Central Post Office building was built and designed during the American colonial period. It was completely destroyed in WWII but was rebuilt with American aid after the war. As you'll note from the picture, it looks strikingly similar to the Post Office building in New York City, the one across Madison Square Garden.Should you wish to...

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  • For only the Street Smart

    For the ultimate in bargain shopping, you have to go to the Divisoria district located in Manila City. There are two main shopping malls, 168 and Tutuban Center, wherein you can find clothes and shoes (mainly for women) at the lowest prices. Of course, these are mostly made in China and the quality is not assured or consistent but some would say it...

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  • Tiangge

    "Tiangge" is a Filipino term for market stalls. Greenhills shopping center is popular for this kind of shopping atmosphere. Actually, there are a number of small malls and a supermarket within the complex but it is the numerous tiangges that draw the people in. Here you can find all kinds of clothes and shoes, mostly knock-offs or imitation brands...

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  • Malls & more Malls

    When a nephew of mine visited us several years ago (grew up in Australia), he was amazed by the number and the sheer size of the malls located in Metro Manila, that he commented, "I thought the Philippines was poor!" Well, majority of Filipinos are poor, but that even makes the mall advantageous. During their free time, Filipino families go to the...

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  • SM Mall of Asia (Part 1)

    The SM Mall of Asia is a shopping mall that opened in the Pasay area of Manila on May 2006 and is the Philippines’ largest mall, surpassing its cousin, SM Megamall, and the third biggest mall in the world in terms of gross floor size. I have been there a few times and it is really huge with lots of retail shops, restaurants and there is even an...

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  • Mananzan Handicrafts

    There is a big handicraft and souvenir shop near to the entrance of Fort Santiago known as the Mananzan Hadicrafts shop. There are lots of local handicrafts and souvenirs here which are at a reasonable price, and the best thing is you can take your own time to walk around and choose your items. The service staff are very friendly as well.

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  • A Shopper’s Paradise

    The newly constructed Mall of Asia is Manila’s biggest department store with over a hundred stores and several restaurants under one gigantic roof. What’s interesting is that it’s also the biggest mall in Asia, hence, the name. Local brands can be found in this shopping haven as well as international brands like Mango and Zara, which debuted in...

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  • shopping

    What I learned in my short time in Manila is that if nothing else Filipinos enjoy a good mall. This is actually the combination of several malls all connected by walkways.

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  • Read to Lead

    Powerbooks is the sister company of The National Bookstore. This shop offers a wide variety of books and is haven for book fanatics like me. They provide sitting areas for those who wants to read & linger and a cafe for those who fancies coffee and pastries to go with their reading. - all types of books- greeting cards- magazines- some office...

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  • One-Stop- Bookshop

    No filipino haven't been to the very reliable National Bookstore. Every kid who's about to enter school would end up shopping at National Bookstore for their school supplies.I used to be here as a student for my back-to-school shopping, then later for books.Prices are affordable and reasonable. Recently, they implemented the Laking National...

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  • Shopping in Manila

    Manila isn't really a shopping destination but offers fairly decent shopping nonetheless. Visitors will notice armed security guards keeping homeless out of aircon malls, banks and even burger bars.Up-market malls like Glorietta 4, Greenbelt, Town Centre, Powerplant, and Podium carry a multitude of designer boutiques. Other notable shopping malls...

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