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    Ayala Center, Cebu, Philippines

    by TrendsetterME Updated May 25, 2013

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    Ayala Center Cebu is a large shopping mall at the Cebu Business Park in Cebu City. It is the first Ayala Shopping Center located outside Metro Manila. It is said that on an average day, more than 85,000 people visit Ayala Center ....

    Besides just for shopping w all kinds of wellknown brands, also an area to socialize, as locals and foreigners get together, dine and have fun, w several bars, restaurants, movies etc ...

    What I like most is the design and the so called "Terraces" w full of green and garden, as more like a park rather then just a mall .... :) Location is perfect, several high rise condos and ranked Hotels, its a premier shopping, dining and entertainment destination.

    Everytime am there, its always an occacion, a live band makes music, or a fashion show or whatever, as described above, more a place to socialize then just a mall ... Strongly recommended ...

    What to buy: Many well known brands, local and international, also several shops of Philippines handcrafts etc ... Just dont forget to check electronic shops for less priced cellphones, netbooks, tablets etc ...

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    Ayala Center Cebu: Luxe Mall of the Ayala Group

    by machomikemd Written Apr 9, 2013

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    Just months after the SM City Cebu Opened in 1993, Ayala Center Cebu was born and like SM City Cebu, it has undergone several renovations and expansions and has recently added the luxe terraces wing to this already huge mall in the center of cebu city. Ayala Center specifically cater to the higher end, composed of the lower middle class up to the affluent high class as the tenants here is more on the high end set than the ones in SM City Cebu. The Mall has more than 480 tenants ranging from designe labels, clothing, fashion, food, banking, desserts and more.

    according to their website:

    Located in Cebu, the commercial, cultural and political core of Southern Philippines, Ayala Center Cebu is the region’s premier shopping, dining and entertainment destination. Newly expanded to provide more rewarding experiences amidst a masterfully-designed space, it offers only well-thought-of retail and leisure choices embodying the discriminating and distinctive taste of the Cebuanos.

    With the newly opened Terraces, it adds more than fifty select concepts for dining and entertainment amidst a verdant backdrop. With this new addition, Ayala Center Cebu further defines itself as an urban retreat.

    What to buy: both SM city Cebu and Ayala Center Mall have branches of the same retailers like starbucks, bench, jollibee and more. but the more high end retailers are mostly found in Ayala Malls, think of it that SM City Cebu is like Macy's and Ayala Center Cebu as Bloomingdales.

    among the luxe anchores here are:158 designers, esprit, Lacoste, Nautica, Van Heusen and Benetton to name a few.

    What to pay: higher than in SM City Cebu

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    SM City Cebu: Biggest Mall in Cebu

    by machomikemd Written Apr 9, 2013

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    in the 1960's up to the early 1990's the number one mall chain in the visayas and mindanao are the gaisano malls and they have several malls around the visayas and mindanao but in the early 1990's the huge Philippine Retail Chain SM Group, established a foothold in the Visayas Region and is now the Biggest Retail Chain in the Visayas and Mindanao Too, eclipsing the Gaisano Group even in their home turf. This Huge SM City Cebu is located in the North Reclamation Area of Cebu City and is now the world's 11th largest malls in terns of space.

    hours: Mon - Sun: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

    according to wikipedia:

    SM City Cebu is a large shopping mall located in Cebu City, Philippines. It is the 4th shopping mall owned and developed by SM Prime Holdings, the country's largest shopping mall owner and developer. It is the company's first shopping mall outside of Metro Manila and the 4th largest shopping mall in the Philippines.[2][3] It has a land area of 11.8 hectares and a gross floor area of 268,611 m2 (2,891,300 sq ft), becoming part of the world's 15 largest shopping malls and making it the 11th largest shopping mall in the world in 2009.[4][5]

    On an average day, more than 100,000 people visit SM City Cebu, with the figure increasing to 140,000 to 150,000 on weekends.[6] Due to Cebu City's position as a transshipment point for the Visayas and Mindanao, and SM City Cebu's location close to the city's port area, the mall attracts a significant number of transient shoppers.[6]

    SM City Cebu is a four-level complex featuring eight cinemas with a total seating capacity of 8,848, a food court, a fully computerized bowling center, 8,000-square meter amusement center, and a 2,000-square meter trade hall. Prior to the addition of the Northwing, it had a car park capacity of 1,629.[7]

    The Northwing expansion, opened in 2007, features two floors of retail stores, restaurants, and cafes. It houses more than 200 tenants and caters to a more upscale clientele.[5] The expansion also added three levels of covered parking, and a one level of roof deck parking.[5]

    [edit] Development

    SM City Cebu, opened on November 27, 1993 with an area of 161,562 m2 (1,739,040 sq ft).[4] To initially attract shoppers, Manila-based movie and television stars and entertainers performed free concerts at the mall. Free jeepney rides to the mall were offered to fulfill the lack of available public transportation.[6]

    [edit] Northwing

    Construction on SM City Cebu's expansion building, dubbed the Northwing, began in March 2006.[8] The expansion, which was developed at a cost of P1.3 billion (US$30.5 million), was built on the parking lot to the north of the existing building, temporarily decreasing the number of parking spaces by more than 30%.[8][9] The Northwing was started in April 2007, and opened in November 2007, featuring spacious hallways catering to the leisure market and upper class customers, while the existing mall, redubbed as the Southwing, is targeted for those who "love the hustle and bustle".[9] It increased the total gross floor area of SM City Cebu by 107,049 m2 (1,152,270 sq ft), for a total of 268,611 m2 (2,891,300 sq ft).[3]

    What to buy: if you are familiar with the SM Malls, then you will know that it has a sheer variety of shops, stalls, department store, designer shops, restaurant and more that caters to the low to the upper middle end segment of society.

    among the tenants here include: sperry, nautica, marks and spencer, forever 21, unigqlo and a lot more plus assorted restaurants and a huge food court.

    What to pay: not a dent on your wallet

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    Crossroads Mall: Chic and Luxe Shopping and Dining Strip Mall

    by machomikemd Written Mar 29, 2013
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    Crossroads Mall is a strip mall with a chic and luxe setting and is the favorite hang out of cebu's elite foodies and shoppers. This Strip Mall is located in Banilad Cebu City and is near the IT Park of Cebu City. The Strip Mall has quite a number of fine dining and nice restaraurants and a smattering of shops. The clientele here is definitely on the high end side as compared to the big malls like SM City Cebu or Ayala Center Cebu. Among the fine dining restaurants here are the Olio Steak Restaurant and Wine Bar, Lai Garden Seafood Restaurant, Tsai Asian Restaurant and Tea Salon, Yakiniku Tajima Japanese Restaurant, Mia's Mexican Grill, VUDU and more. The Mall is located at Bauhinia Drive and the cross street is Gov. M Cuenco Avenue.

    opens: 10:00 am to 10:00 pm everyday

    What to buy: mostly fine dining restaurants so be prepared to fork out 1,000 pesos or more per person when dining at the restaurants here.

    What to pay: the prices here are on the high side as this is a luxe destination in Cebu

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    Airport Shops: Shops at Cebu Mactan International Airport

    by machomikemd Written Mar 28, 2013
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    Cebu Mactan International Airport like in any other airports has quite a number of shops in the departure area of both the international and domestic areas of the complex and although the number of shops are modest, you can do your last minute shopping in these shops for stuffs like the famous cebu lechon, dried mangoes, otap biscuits, local crafts, dried fish (danggit) and a lot more. but the prices here are higher than buying them in cebu city or at mactan. Haggling can be done here too.

    shops are open from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm eveyday 24/7

    What to buy: cebu lechon, danggit, otap, dried mangoes, guitar and other kitschy stuff but be sure to haggle as haggling is allowed but the prices are more expensive than in downtown cebu area.

    What to pay: 20 to 50% higher than buying the stuffs in cebu metropolitan area

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    Island Souvenirs: Cebu Souvenirs

    by theguardianangel Written Mar 17, 2012

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    I like the "I love Cebu" sign which is located at the entrance of the shop.
    The store staffs are very courteous and polite and greet you once you enter the shop.
    The shop's walls are very brightly painted with orange color! It's very lively inside.

    What to buy: The shop has all kinds of souvenir shirts. They also sell local delicacies (dried mango, otap), dried fish, drinks, etc.

    You can also make the shirt personalized. My friend and her boyfriend personalized their souvenir shirt and they paid each of 600-700Php. Souvenir shirts ranges from 225Php-700Php. I believe the price is just right since the shirt's quality is good and the fabric's thick.

    What to pay: credit card and cash

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  • Tabo-an: Shopping

    by xiumei Written Jul 9, 2011

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    If you are looking for pasalubongs, this is the place to be. They have danggit and several kinds of dried fishes, they have dried mangoes, otap, even keychains and t-shirts.

    What to buy: Danggit- I think it's 550/kilo.
    Dried mangoes- it varies, the mango bits are 3 for 100, strips are 3 for 110, it really depends on the brand
    Otap- there are 3 for 100
    mangorind- 3 for 100 as well

    For Otap, I would really recommend Shamrock.

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    SM Shoe Mart: Shopping Centre

    by freddie18 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Entrance of SM Shopping Mall in Cebu City
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    SM-Cebu is a shopping centre where you can purchase almost anything that you will need, from Beauty, Health and Fitness, Clothing & Fashion, Food & Dining, Sports & Recreation, Parties & gifts, Travel & Travel Guide, and a lot more.

    Let me remind you that this is the mall where you can buy souvenir items if you are in Cebu as a tourist. Items that you may want to purchase because you can only find them in Cebu.

    There is SM Shopping Mall in almost every city in the Philippines. So, wherever your shopping destination is, SM got it all for you!

    Enjoy shopping!

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  • Shamrock: Local Biscuit / Food stuff shopping

    by thescene Updated Feb 3, 2011

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    Shamrock is the main place to purchase great local biscuits and sweets in Cebu. You can buy things like rosquillos, peanut kisses, dried mangos and the famous otap. Definitely the place to buy gifts for friends back home.

    What to buy: Special Otap
    Peanut Kisses

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  • Taboan Market: Dried fish shopping

    by thescene Updated Dec 14, 2010

    The Taboan market is the place to buy dried fish in Cebu City. Here you can find numerous shops that sell different types of fish which you can take home or give away to friends. Be sure to look around the other shops and haggle to get the best fish. Also make sure that your purchases are well wrapped so that you will not have problems at the airport.

    What to buy: Dried Fish and some souvenirs

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    Alegre Guitars: The Best Guitars

    by freddie18 Updated Dec 15, 2009

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    Cebu City is made famous because it is a city of guitars. I highly recommend you to come visit this factory to appreciate and most probably buy a couple of guitars.

    I had the chance to visit Alegre and see the best guitars. I really want to buy as they are cheap and of the best quality. The only reason why I didn't is because the factory don't ship. They recommend to hand carry the guitar for safety reasons. It is unfortunate that it was not possible at that time because I was on a continuing journey to another country.

    I have posted here pictures of the guitars for sale on the spot. You will also experience the friendliness and hospitality of the sales staff. I even had the chance to speak to the owner and manager of the establishment. Very pleasant business people.

    What to buy: Different kinds of guitar with different colours and shapes. You can also buy souvenir items made of guitars.

    What to pay: $100 & Up

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    Gaisano Country Mall: Gaisano Country mall

    by travelingcebuano Written Dec 10, 2009

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    Gaisano Country mall
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    Aside from the two major malls in Cebu, why not drop by a 3rd one which might surprise you with a great bargain or two. Gaisano Country mall in Banilad area has a department store, a huge supermarket, restaurants and several shops as well. Drop by the Banilad area to see what finds you may discover.

    What to buy: Dried Mango

    What to pay: A small pack of dried mangoes can cost as little as 50 US cents.

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    shamrock: yummy otap

    by winzkie_d_pooh Written Sep 4, 2009

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    where else can you buy a very yummylicous otap in cebu city?...only @ shamrock...

    What to buy: shamrock specialty - otap, and also rosquillos and finger foods. i also buy bong-bong piaya here. you can also buy packed dried mango and mangorind and other cebu food pastry products...

    What to pay: depends on the quantity...

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    tabo-an market: local market of cebu city

    by winzkie_d_pooh Written Sep 4, 2009

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    try kalesa

    local market...very accesible and the items are cheap just know how to haggle...learn to speak cebuano...if you ask for the price and you find it expensive just tell "mahala uy" then ask for a discounts and tell " pwde hangyo"

    i also notice kalesa is still in use...you may tride to ride kalesa after shopping ;-)

    What to buy: i love to buy dried mango for pasalubong and love to buy mangorind for personal eating ;-)
    and also dont forget to buy and taste dried fish esp. "danggit"

    i am overwhelmed in their dried fish. Selling variety of dried fish and also pusit...so many that if only i have so much money to buy more =)

    What to pay: depend on how many items you will buy and how many kilos...

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    Ayala mall: Malling, a local past time

    by visitcebu Written Mar 21, 2009

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    Ayala Mall (outside)

    Ayala mall has almost everything you need, from food, restaurants, cafes, bars, spas, salons, stores, etc.
    It is centrally located and a very pleasurable experience to be in and around the mall as well.

    What to buy: Go to the supermarket and get some dried mangoes and some fresh ones too.

    What to pay: A small pack of dried mangoes can be as cheap as 25 Pesos (tiny one).

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