In the Philippines, it is easy to shop ‘til you drop. With so much quality products, this country is a haven for “shopaholics.” Local products made from materials found only in the Philippines are readily available and are easy on the pocket. Known international brands are also present in this country, so those who have a taste for luxury can also enjoy shopping.
Where are the best places to go to get the best products? There are a lot of great shopping malls in the Philippines offering almost everything that you need: from food items and native delicacies to ready-to-wear clothes and expensive pieces of jewelry. Shopping malls in the Philippines are also not just for shopping; most of them have different features for recreational activities like cinemas, bowling alleys and even ice skating rinks.
Best of Philippines Shopping Malls
Here are the top 5 shopping malls in the Philippines, with some details on what kinds of stores are inside them, and what else to expect when you visit them. You might notice that all of these shopping malls can be found in Metro Manila, which is a good thing for tourists because these places are quite accessible from the airport.
1. SM Mall of Asia
This shopping mall in the Philippines is the biggest in the country, and also the seventh largest in the world, spanning 4.2 million square feet with four buildings interconnected by walkways. This mall has a very good location just near the Manila Bay, so you can watch the iconic Manila sunset from this shopping complex’s outdoor walkway. There are around 600 shops here, from local to international brands, so you can spend the whole day just buying things. Once you get tired, you can also go to the IMAX Theater to watch a movie, or do some ice skating at the Olympic-sized ice skating rink also found inside the mall. There’s also even a science center for kids and exclusive cinema used for theatrical performances.
Address: Seaside Blvd, Pasay, Metro Manila, Philippines
Phone: +63 2 556 0680
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2. SM Megamall
Another expansive shopping mall in the Philippines is this one located at the Ortigas business district in Mandaluyong. Spread out over 44 acres of land, this shopping mall has over 750 stores in three, interconnected huge buildings. This place is also a massive entertainment complex, with an ice-skating rink, an arcade, karaoke places and 12 movie houses—including an IMAX Theater.
Address: EDSA corner Doña Julia Vargas Ave., Ortigas Center, Wack-Wack Greenhills, Mandaluyong, Philippines
Phone: (+632) 6331769, (+632) 6335042 – 46
MALL HOURS: Monday – Sunday 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
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If you’re staying in the central business district of Makati, this is the shopping mall in the Philippines that you should definitely check out. This mall is known for its natural and luxe vibe, with high-end shops like Louis Vuitton, Balenciaga and Hermes located at Greenbelt 4. A portion of the mall, Greenbelt 2, also has posh restaurants serving different cuisines, from upgraded versions of Filipino food to familiar dishes like steaks, all cooked to perfection and with the finest ingredients. Also, don’t miss the lush open-air area of the mall, where there are gardens, small ponds and some art installations.
Address: Legazpi Street, Makati, Kalakhang Maynila, Philippines
Phone: +63 2 729 2136
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4. 168 Shopping Mall
Want to test your bargaining skills? This is the shopping mall in the Philippines that you should go to. Located at the China Town in Manila, this shopping mall is known for cheap merchandise, mostly clothes, bags, shoes and other accessories. Essentially, it is a big flea market where you can score a perfect bargain. Here’s a pro-tip: always aim to buy the item at half the price.
Address: Recto Avenue, Divisoria, Manila, 1006 Metro Manila, Philippines
Phone: +63 906 096 1324
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5. Festival Mall
This aptly-named shopping mall in the Philippines is a cross between a commercial center and a theme park. This place is known for its massive hardware stores, so go here for all your household needs. Aside from the stores, this shopping mall is also known for having different fun rides and entertainment attractions: movie houses, a bowling alley, karaoke places and yes, even a roller coaster! This mall in southern Metro Manila really puts the fun in shopping!
Address: 1780 Corporate Ave, Alabang, Muntinlupa, Metro Manila, Philippines.
Phone: +63 2 850 3514
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These top 5 shopping malls in the Philippines are good places for your shopping spree. The quality of products is always guaranteed, and the Filipinos working in these malls always put the satisfaction of customers as their top priority.
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