The Araneta Center was once the premier shopping destination in the metro. With Ali Mall and Farmers Market being the main focus of shoppers. However it went into decline and was overtaken by the posh malls of Makati.
A few years ago the Araneta's who own much of the commercial tried to regain the position by redeveloping the area and launching the Gateway Mall. This multi-storey upscale shopping mall features many top brands. It also has a first class cinemas including the Platinum CInemas where all the seats are LaZ-Boys so you can enjoy your movie experience. The Araneta Coliseum, Ali Mall and Farmer's Market are also within close proximity for a total shopping and entertainment experience.
There is a huge mall in Quezon right by EDSA, and you can't miss it as there is a small garden with a waterfall outside. The mall has all the usual shops, department stores, stalls selling cellphones, cinemas, play areas for children, and the usual agents trying to sell condominiums.
And of course a foodcourt.
Farmers Plaza is one of the older malls in the city but it is still quite busy with its 240 shops. It is easy to get to as it is right next to Cubao LRT. There are 5 levels with entertainment areas, restaurants and the usual chain shops.
The Northern landscape has taken on a new look with the opening of TriNoma (Triangle in Northern Metro Manila) at EDSA corner South Avenue, Quezon City. The Ayala Malls' first foray in the North opened its doors to the public last May 16, 2007, offering a wide array of retail choices that have been carefully chosen with the Northern market in mind. TriNoma stands like an oasis amidst the hustle and bustle of Quezon City with its lush landscapes, enthralling water featuresm and of course, all the best in shopping, dining, and entertainment in this side of the metro.
No other place in Northern Metro Manila offers the biggest and most exciting in entertainment than TriNoma. Starting off at the first level is the TriNoma Activity Center - the heart of the shopping, dining and entertainment frenzy.
Working your way up culminates your shopping experience in the relaxing company of nature coupled with the energizing buzz of urban sights, sounds and thrills. The TriNoma Park, landscaped and installed with unique water features to create a cozy and laid back atmosphere, is custom-built to house more intimate, outdoor events for a smaller crowd. The one-hectare expanse is divided into two levels- the fourth level park that is perfect for gimmicks with friends, and the third level park that is conductive to a more mellow rendezvous and quality time with loved ones. a spiral staircase cleverly with romantic water features connects the two levels.
TriNoma has six all-digital cinemas and one THX cinema that make bis screen viewing even better with sharp images, crisp colors and superb audio quality. The cinema experience, made more comfortable with luxurious recliner seats and wider leg, space arranged in an impressive stadium seating setup await triNoma's moviegoers. the cinema also offers guaranteed seating and a computerized ticketing system.
The entertainment experience at TriNoma is not just limited to the cinemas as it houses the second branch of Red Box. It goes beyond being just an ordinary karaoke bar offering the latest in karaoke technology.
So when it comes to entertainment, TriNoma packs a mean ounch. Experience TriNoma's mix of relaxing and exciting treats for the whole family.
What to buy: Almost all.
The sprawling Eastwood shopping center in Libis, Quezon City is sprawling shopping, recreation, and business centre. Made up of classy restaurants, chic shops and a beautiful cinema complex sure to please anyone who wants to unwind after a hard work week. A new shopping area called the Eastwood Mall also opened late last year and offers more bargains.
What to pay: The shopping is a bit high end so pack some extra cash.