Robinsons Galleria is situated in a very busy district in Metro Manila but it is surprisingly cozy and quiet. For mall goers who would like a great shopping experience minus the hordes of people, this mall is a fine choice. Another good thing about Robinsons Galleria is that it has a number of mid-range boutiques and an assortment of restaurants.
Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New Year, is the most celebrated holiday of the Chinese community in China and abroad. So it is not surprising that in the Philippines, a country which has centuries-old ties with China, Tsinoys (Chinese Filipinos) are always looking forward to it as well. Chinese New Year celebrations are big in the Megacity!
Looking for a caffeine boost? Whether you just want that extra kick of energy while working on an important deadline or just want to spend some time with a few friends, going to a coffee shop is always a great option. Take a look at the major coffee shops available in the metro here.
Christmas is here! And we cannot stress enough how Filipinos take this holiday very seriously. To make the most out of this festive time of the year in the Megacity, here's our guide on what to expect and what not to miss, featuring crazy Christmas shopping, sparkling decorations, exciting traditions, delicious food, and the art of surviving traffic & traveling during the season.
Still not done with your Christmas Shopping? Here are the mall hours for the holiday season 2016 in Manila.
If you want to buy some clothes and don't like to visit the same-old malls or buy something you urgently need in one of the Hypermarkets, there are a lot of options. Altogether, there are so many options that you keep wondering if people in the Megacity do other things than shopping!
The holidays in the Philippines is a time for family, reflection, and contemplation. Food, presents, and lots of laughter are equally important every holiday season, too. So what's it like between December 24 and December 26 in Megacity Manila?
Strictly speaking, The Landmark it is not a mall but a large department store, selling you clothing, household goods and other every day items for a very reasonable price. Affordable products and the location in the very middle of Makati's shopping district make this department store the top choice for many of Manila's shoppers.
Market! Market!’s name has exclamation points for a reason. Location and selection are the outdoor mall’s strengths making it a favorite shopping spot for those who like to shop in a clean and airy environment.
The Rockwell Center is located at the outer rim of the Megacity's financial district featuring an upper class shopping experience away from the crowds. It offers a variety of local and international shopping places along with a number of restaurants.
Resorts World Manila (RWM) is an integrated resort come tourist hub inspired by the success of Resorts World Genting in Malaysia. There is so much to do and only so little time. Resorts World is more of an entertainment temple than a conventional mall.
Just called "Shang" by its patrons, the Shangri-La Plaza Mall features high-end boutiques and houses many of the metro’s best fine dining restaurants.
SM City North EDSA is the granddaddy of Philippine malls. Being the biggest mall in the country until recently, it provided generations of Filipino shoppers with a clear idea of what a mall should look and feel like.
As one of the largest malls in the world, SM Mall of Asia (MOA) justifies its name. The huge conglomeration of shopping and dining opportunities with its adjacent boulevard strip of bars in stone-throwing range of the Manila Bay is simply amazing.
With the newly constructed Fashion Hall, SM Megamall is now among the biggest malls in the country. Megamall is a welcome place for respite for many of Ortigas Center’s office workers. It offers a wealth of choices when it comes to hangout places and restaurants (including a very good foodcourt) as well as numerous stores that sell anything from groceries to books.
The Triangle North of Manila (Trinoma) is an Ayala development that provides commuters escape from the uber busy streets of North Avenue and EDSA. Its multi-layered terraces, reverse waterfall and open-air restaurants at the ground floor gives Trinoma patrons a different mall experience.
The Greenhills Shopping Center is a shopping paradise. It is more crowded, smaller and busier than other malls, in some areas making you feel more like being in a bazaar. But if you love shopping – or you are looking to get your hands on some nice pearls – Greenhills is the place to go.
Greenbelt is not only a conglomeration of five upscale malls with fashion boutiques and designer stores. The malls frame a lush green park with a chapel, koi pond, little pathways, and a high number of exquisite bars and restaurants. The garden setting makes Greenbelt the prime option for dining away from the traffic of Makati City.
Originally a park, Glorietta today forms the heart of Ayala Center, the giant shopping district of Makati City with its interconnected malls and department stores. Glorietta offer a wide variety of retail products, dining options and entertainment, making it a popular venue for family shopping sprees as well as night outs with friends.
The Cash & Carry Mall is a hidden pearl, especially for those living in the Makati Alternative and International Hotdot and in the Legazpi Hotspot. With a small movie theatre, a supermarket, usual lunch and dining options as well as a bazaar and clothing stores, Cash & Carry is a low price alternative to the Greenbelt and Glorietta malls.
The Philippines is host to some of the best hackers world wide. Combined with quite a high number of thefts and stolen laptops and smart phones, information security becomes and important topic. If your gadgets get stolen, at least you can prevent the thief from browsing through your bank data.
Christmas is here! Yes, you heard right. In the Philippines, Christmas begins at the start of the “ber” months: SeptemBER, OctoBER, NovemBER, DecemBER. In fact, the country is known all over the world for celebrating Christmas the longest.
San Lorenzo Village was established in 1954. This is the place to live if you love shopping, as Metro Manila's best malls are right across the street.