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    Pure Gold Duty Free: Biggest Duty Free Shopping Mall

    by machomikemd Updated Jul 4, 2011
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    Pure Gold Duty Free Mall is now at a New and Bigger Location and is the largest shopping mall in subic at present. Puregold Duty Free Mall is almost like their Pure Gold Malls (w/o duty free) in Manila, the stuffs inside are mostly the same with a few exceptions. Puregold Malls are primary focused on the B &C & D group (Royal Subic Mall is for Class A & B Group) hance this is really a budget duty free and the stuffs are not luxurious (like guess or havianas or Lacoste in Royal Subic Duty Free Mall) but they have the average stuffs like hershey's, Mars, Revlon, etc.

    If you want Luxury Shopping, Mr. Lucio Co, the owner of Pure Gold Inc and Luk Foo Cantonese Restaurants has Luxury Stuff in Manila under the name S & R Shopping and is patterned after Sam's Club and Cosco in the States but the difference is that they have more luxury brands in the S & R Shopping.

    What to buy: mostly ordinary stuff like hersherys chocolates, mars, percara (of canada) products and others and they now have a lot of branded export overruns like Tommy Hilfiger T-Shirts for just 600 pesos or Ralph Lauren Polo Shirts at 900 pesos.

    opens: 9:00 am to 7:00 pm daily

    What to pay: Definitely Cheaper than Royal Subic Duty Free Mall! since this caters to budget and low end shoppers.

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    Pure Gold Duty Free (now Moved to a bigger lot): Duty Free Shopping 2

    by machomikemd Updated Jul 4, 2011

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    Puregold Duty Free Mall is almost like their Pure Gold Malls (w/o duty free) in Manila, the stuffs inside are mostly the same with a few exceptions. Puregold Malls are primary focused on the B &C & D group (Royal Subic Mall is for Class A & B Group) hance this is really a budget duty free and the stuffs are not luxurious (like guess or havianas or Lacoste in Royal Subic Duty Free Mall) but they have the average stuffs like hershey's, Mars, Revlon, etc.

    If you want Luxury Shopping, Mr. Lucio Co, the owner of Pure Gold Inc and Luk Foo Cantonese Restaurants has Luxury Stuff in Manila under the name S & R Shopping and is patterned after Sam's Club and Cosco in the States but the difference is that they have more luxury brands in the S & R Shopping; or better, just walk 15 meters to your right and step inside Royal Duty Free Mall!

    What to buy: mostly ordinary stuff like hersherys chocolates, mars, percara (of canada) products, there is a devoid of luxury brands.

    What to pay: Definitely Cheaper than Royal Subic Duty Free Mall! since this caters to budget and low end shoppers.

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    Royal Duty Free: Duty Free Shops

    by cyndymc Written Mar 25, 2011

    There are only 3 major duty free shops at Subic Bay Freeport Zone: Puregold, Royal and Freeport. Puregold has a new building now which you will see just after the first signal light (coming from Tipo Road). We went to some of the boutiques but we didn't go to the supermarket anymore because of lack of time. We dropped by Freeport, but left immediately when we saw their merchandise. We made the final shopping at Royal. We like their merchandising and merchandise more. Their dollar to peso exchange rate is also reasonable.

    What to buy: The duty free shops carry locally manufactured goods besides the imported merchandise. We seldom shop at the duty free shops because the malls in metro Manila carry imported items at reasonable prices. Besides, the imported apparel and footwear at the duty free shops are not up to date with fashion trends. We only buy imported food items which we eat as snacks in our hotel and as "pasalubongs".

    What to pay: P1,000 up

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    Arirang: korean Mini-mart

    by machomikemd Updated Jul 16, 2008

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    Arirang Mart, A Korean Mini-mart in Subic Freeport is a symbol of the Growing South Korean prescence in the philippines. It primarily caters to south korean expatriates in the subic free port and workers of Hanjin Shipping Corp, the largest Korean investment in the philippines. Inside you can see lots of korean stuff that you can buy like assorted seasonings for galbi, sangyeopsal, japchae. beers like max beer (what no Cass or Hite or OB? which are the more popular beers there!), Korean Ginseng for Samgyetang (ginseng chicken soup).

    they also have assorted ban chan (kimchi) sinced there are 35 basic types of kimchi in korea!

    What to buy: all things korean! but you need an interpreter since most korean goods have nonexistent english markings!

    What to pay: expensive!

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    Free Port Exchange Mart: Duty Free Shopping 4

    by machomikemd Updated Jul 16, 2008

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    Freeport Exchange Mart is In Between Pure-Gold Duty Free (which is for budget) and Royal Subic Duty Free (which is for High End) hnce it is a middle brand which caters to mostly C & D market. Again it has a wide selection of Stuffs (mostly clothes, sporting goods and food stuffs). The main thing you want to shop here is to buy export overruns (re: slightly damaged branded items!) of brands like Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Gap, Old Navy, etc (supplies come from Bataan Export Processing Zone, since these brands outsource their manufacturing to places like the philippines, macau, china, marianas, vietnam, honduras, peru due to cheap labor).

    Open 9 am to 9 pm (daily)

    What to buy: Export Overruns of Chaps and Polo (Ralph Lauren); Gap, Old Navy, Tommy Hilfiger, Banana Republic, and A lot More!

    What to pay: depends on how many export overrun items you buy!

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    Royal Subic Duty Free 2 (New Pictures): Duty Free Shopping 3

    by machomikemd Updated Jul 16, 2008

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    this is a continuation of Royal Subic Duty Free Mall with New Pictures!

    Royal Subic Mall is the Biggest Duty Free Mall in Subic Freeport. It is owned and Operated by Rustan's Corp (A Luxury Mall Group in the Philippines, Comparable to Bloomingdales or Sak's Fifth Ave). Inside is A Wide Array of Goods and some well known brands like Guess, Havianas and Lacoste. (see my new pictures). And it is the most well stocked of all duty free malls here in Subic Freeport.

    Caveat: if you plan to buy duty free stuff here from Manila, it is not advisable since you have to spend (354 pesos for NLEX toll; 224 pesos for SCTEX toll, 36 Pesos for Subic-TipoEX toll and about 2000 pesos for fuel (get the drift!) so better to go here on a vacation than just to shop for duty free stuff!

    What to buy: Shoes, Socks, Wallets, Chocolates, T-Shirts, Liquors and Spirits, Cigars and Cigarettes, Flip-Fliops, jeans, Food Stuffs! and a lot more!

    Maxx out your Credit card!

    What to pay: again it is better to buy stuff in manila since the expenses in going here (fuel, toll fees, food, etc) will be not worth it! you will just save a few hundred pesos but spend 3,000 plus with the expenses i mentioned above!

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    Royal Subic Duty Free: Duty Free Shopping 1

    by machomikemd Updated Jul 16, 2008

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    Royal Subic Mall is the Biggest Duty Free Mall in Subic Freeport. It is owned and Operated by Rustan's Corp (A Luxury Mall Group in the Philippines, Comparable to Bloomingdales or Sak's Fifth Ave). Inside is A Wide Array of Goods and some well known brands like Guess, Havianas and Lacoste. (see my new pictures). And it is the most well stocked of all duty free malls here in Subic Freeport.

    Caveat: if you plan to buy duty free stuff here from Manila, it is not advisable since you have to spend (354 pesos for NLEX toll; 224 pesos for SCTEX toll, 36 Pesos for Subic-TipoEX toll and about 2000 pesos for fuel (get the drift!) so better to go here on a vacation than just to shop for duty free stuff!

    What to buy: All Kinds of Duty Free Stuff like Shirts, flip flops, Chinois, Chocolates, Perfumeries, Watches, etc.

    Be Prepared to maxx out your credit card!

    What to pay: Maxx out your Credit card!

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    roYaL duty free shop: international market for your whimzzzzz

    by missmarianne Written Mar 6, 2008

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    it has everything that you need just in case you ran out of "whatever" that you couldn't live without. Royal sells branded imported stuff and a few local products.

    What to buy: everything.. food, toys, toiletries, etc..

    What to pay: it depends on what you are buying.. boy, the dollar has declined in value. now , it's P40.something nalang.. it's good to shop here even using your peso..

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    Guess Jeans: Extensible Stretch, You've Gotta Style

    by namiewa Updated Dec 14, 2005

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    As we have only 1 Guess Boutique here in Subic Bay every people went here if they do have a sales like me and my 2 sisters. Thats the only way we can get a less than prices they have. It is not a big boutique and they dont have many clothes been displayed like other Boutiques in Mall. Because of that, people are running to go here and to buy. You can choose nice and cool clothes here but make sure you should fit in first before you pay coz some sizes looks small but when you wear it already you will just shock coz its a bit bigger and you need a belt to put on or else it will pull down. American size and Asian size is really different. Just chill there and pick any clothes you really like....

    What to buy: as you can see Guess clothes are simple but rock! so just imagine and think what will be they display at their Guess Boutique...

    What to pay: Branded Guess are not a joke price. Just bring 100$ im sure you can buy 2 pants for that if they have sale.. coz pants are always 60$ above... shirt are 25$ above but you can buy 25$ below too..

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    Times Square Cinema: Cinema inside SBMA

    by mlt_t Written Aug 6, 2004

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    Times Square Cinema at night

    They had Times Square Shopping & Cinema Center inside the Subic. Who would prefer watching movies, play billiard in Cosmic Center and around the vicinity they also had small shopping mall, Banks and cheap and first class restaurants that you don’t have to ride on your car just go walk around the place. SBMA had a lot of imported groceries and shopping center tax-free and you can pay your items in dollar or peso money.

    They also have plenty of Bargain Market for low low price stuff in store for you inside the SBMA ground...

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    American Hardware: Hardware inside SBMA

    by mlt_t Written Dec 4, 2004

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    American Hardware

    If you need anything on your sport side this is the place and for house hold stuff also.

    What to buy: anything you need for your house hold stuff and other more stuff

    What to pay: $Dollar or peso... both accepted

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