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Even the most seasoned shopper and bargain-hunter would find shopping in the Philippines a delightful surprise. Anywhere a traveler might wander - from the northernmost tip of Luzon to the southern bottom of Mindanao quality items can be bought for a bargain.

Philippine products include handicraft items such as carved statues and religious icons; household items such as the Tiffany lamps made of Capiz; jewelry made from gold, silver, brass and pearl; baskets, jars, vases. They include ready-to-wear dresses in the most modern fashions as well as knitwear and traditional clothes such as the Barong Tagalog, the national costume made cloth woven from banana fiber (jusi) or pineapple fiber (pina).

World-famous Philippine furniture made from bamboo, rattan or exquisitely carved wood can be priceless. Other items include snake or crocodile skin leather products, antiques and shell products.

Department stores in all the major cities also carry an array of imported goods such as perfumery, clothes, jewelry, toys and electronic items, often at cheaper prices than in other countries.

Virtually everything in the Philippines can be bought in Metro Manila. Just along the Tourist Belt (on Mabini Street in Manila proper), a tourist can acquire a wide variety of items from rows of specialty shops. For incoming tourist wishing to go on a hassle-free-shopping expedition there is the duty-free Fiesta Shopping Complex near the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. For extreme shopping expedition, dont forget the bargains at Greenhills Shopping Center, Quiapo, and of course, for the daring, Divisoria.


Shopping Centers

Makati Glorietta

Makati is the financial capital of the Philippines and the hub of the country's most affluent and hip-hpo community. The stores here carry the best of signature shopping as well as mix of latest bargains. The shopping center in this city is clustered in the area of Manila Peninsula Hotel, Shangrilla Makati, Hotel Intercontinental, New World Hotel, BSA Towers and Mansions. and Oakwood Hotel.

Greenhills

Greenhills Shopping Center is the mecca for bargain shoppers. Located close to Holiday Inn Galleria Hotel, EDSA Shangrilla, and Richmonde Hotel, the area is in the center of the Metropolis. The place is known for bargain furnitures, clothes, childrens items, automotive, electronics and computer items.

Tutuban in Divisoria

Divisoria is only for the daring shoppers. It is full of marvelous discounts with out the frills and convenience of mall shopping. The Tutuban Mall is located in Divisoria with the convenience of mall shopping at a great bargain. This is close to some Manila Hotels along Roxas Boulevard.

Subic Free Port

The Former US Naval facility has been turned into a giant Free Trade Zone that offers the best in duty free shopping. It offers the best bargain from products coming from the USA, Europe, and Asia. They also offer auctions of imported products, vehicles, furnitures, and machineries.

Cebu City

Shopping in the Philippines is not limited to Metro-Manila. Cebu as an International Port is teeming with bargains from local handicraft to the latest fashion from Hong Kong. Ayala Mall which is close to the airport is one of the latest addition to the city's hip hop shopping experience. Hotels nearby are Cebu Shangrilla and Cebu Waterfront.

Davao City

Davao City is known for their pearls and other handicarfts. A visit to Pearl Farm and the Florendo Plantation is a must if you are in the city. Muslim Barters abound in the area offering bargain Discounts that is only available in Davao. Marco Polo Hotel is in the center of the city.

 


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