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!
While shopping in the Philippines is relatively cheap for expat standards, many Manilenos would think twice before buying at malls. Many would still prefer buying at secondhand shops, more popularly known as ukay-ukay.
If you haven't decided on what present to give your loved ones back home this Christmas, Filipino handicrafts and other local products would be a good choice. Check out our list where you can find authentic Pinoy-made products.
You get groceries from all over the world in Philippine supermarkets, but the country also has its own local brands of delicious food, drinks, and snacks. Here is what you should definitely try out.
Suit up! Custom-made clothes are often considerably cheaper in Metro Manila than in Western countries. Finding those small tailor shops in the Megacity can be a feat, but there are a couple of places where they will provide you with that suit you need.
Apart from H&M, other international clothing brands have found their way into Philippine soil. Megacitizens need not worry about missing their favorite clothing label as they can easily be found in Metro Manila malls.
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.
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.
SM Aura Premier in Fort Bonifacio is the first SM Mall in Taguig City, the 13th in Metro Manila and the 47th in the Philippines. The architecture of this mall is a major highlight.
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.
Lucky Chinatown Mall is not only a mall but also a regular venue for Chinese festivities, such as the Mid-Autumn Festival, the Chinese Movie Festival, the Dragon Boat Festival, the Filipino-Chinese Friendship Day, and - most importantly - Chinese New Year. As the name indicates you find this upscale mall in the middle of Manila's Chinatown, Binondo.
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.
Eastwood Mall marks the very center of Eastwood City and is dubbed as the heart of this work-live-play enclave in southern Quezon City. With its four floors it has just the right size: big enough to fit in some restaurants, shops and boutiques, and small enough for you to pleasantly find your way around without getting lost.
The Divisoria Market and the 168 Shopping Mall are located in the center of Manila City’s Chinatown. Shopping here is hard work and means bargaining, bargaining, bargaining - definitely not the kind of shopping for the faint-hearted.
Century City Mall, opened in February 2014, is a one-billion-peso development in Makati that hosts over 100 tenants on its 17,000 square meter premises.
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 Alabang Town Center is always good for some shopping in the Alabang Hotspot. And more than that, its cozy atmosphere and choice of restaurants invites for a luncheon with colleagues or dinner with friends and family. The mediterranean ambiance shields from the busy life in the Megacity.