Stores, Malls or Markets in Zamboanga City

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    Ukay ukay at Sta. Cruz Market

    by mikotini Written May 23, 2008

    Don't shy away from the fact that it is, indeed, a market (wet fish, meat and vegetable market) and just take all the smells in without a moment to lose. Head straight to the ukay ukay! A treasure trove of clothes, shoes, bags, even bedpreads and stuffed toys. Some even find designer items like Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Marc Jacobs, Ralph Lauren, Guess, Coach, etc. But beware some bag vendors will try to sell off their fake designer bags and would try to convince you that it is authentic. Don't be afraid to ask if you could see it. Study each detail, it is quite easy to differentiate authentic ones from the fakes, especially if its secondhand bags. Lingerie, bras and slips are abundant but please scrutinize every article of clothing, try to get those new ones(those with tags still on).and please don't even think about getting (bottoms)underwear coz we don't exactly know where it's been. But dig in and scour scour scour the clothes because you will never leave the place empty-handed. Bring a large canvas bag for your purchases(they wrap it in newspaper or put it in plastic bags which you sometimes have to pay for) also, a canvas bag will save the hassle of lugging around tons of plastic bag and be eco-friendly at the same time.Talk to the salespeople and be friendly, please don't act like a know-it-all coz they will surely steep up the prices for you! prices range from 15php to 500php on assorted items.Don't b e afraid to dig into the bins, they might look intimidating at first but that's where the best finds usually are (and items in the bins are usually cheaper than those already chosen and hung up on display). Lastly, haggle, haggle haggle! Happy Shopping!

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    CASH ONLY

    by malbari Written Sep 22, 2004

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    A good rule of thumb to remember when in Zamboanga is that its a "cash only" kinda town. Most if not all stores (even in malls) do not take credit cards. And if you do find one that does, you found an exception.

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    NOT MUCH SHOPPING IN ZAMBOANGA

    by malbari Written Sep 22, 2004

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    Zamboanga is a provincial town in the Philippines so don't expect a wide variety of things to shop for... in fact, don't even expect to see any malls. The closest the city comes to a mall is a decent-sized 4 or 5 story building in the downtown area called Mindpro which houses a few stores of variety inside. There are specialty stores outside that surround Mindpro however. If you do feel like taking something home with you, there are some outdoor stores, also in the downtown area, that sell native items (ie. wooden ashtrays, native artifacts, necklaces, etc) for cheap. There's lots to choose from and the people are very helpful.

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Zamboanga City Hotels

  • Garden Orchid Hotel

    Gov. Camins Avenue, Zamboanga, Philippines

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

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  • Dapitan City Resort Hotel

    Sunset Blvd., Dapitan City, Zamboanga, Philippines

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Families

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