July 31, 2020

Basic information about the Philippines

7 Mega Shopping Malls in Metro Manila

Do you know that there are 2 malls in the Philippines being ranked into the top 10 biggest malls in the world? They are SM Mall of Asia and SM Megamall, located in Metro Manila, the capital of the Philippines. There is even an activity popular among the Filipinos named “malling”, which means going to the mall. Yes shopping malls are the normal hangout places for the filipinos during weekends. They love their malls.

Two years ago, I traveled to Manila and the mega shopping malls had a lasting impression in my memory. It seems people in Manila feel so proud of their shopping malls. Besides SM Mall of Asia and SM Megamall, there are many other large-scale shopping malls in Manila with reputation throughout Asia and even the world. Each mall is supported by various branded flagship stores and sound supporting facilities. It is a good choice for your shopping and leisure experience. Today, I will share with you 7 malls in Metro Manila you can add into your “visit-next” list.

Landmark Department Store

Landmark Department Store is a famous shopping mall located in the center of Ayala, Makati. There are many branded flagship stores located in the mall. On the first floor is a supermarket and there are many kinds of fast food. Filipinos love fast food. It is their “soul food”. There are many department stores inside and around the mall. Take note that it’s always crowded.


TriNoma is a large shopping mall located in Quezon City, Manila owned by Ayala Land, a real estate development company. The shopping center opened in 2007. It’s very close to the hotel, and it’s a good shopping experience to come here in your free time.

Greenhills Shopping Center

Greenhills Shopping Center is a large-scale shopping mall in Manila. Most of the products are mid-to-high-end young brands. There are also some flea-market-style cheap merchandise shops in the mall. Due to the wide variety of goods and the cheap prices, they are quite popular among the locals. In addition, there are also many shops selling pearl jewelry and specialty goods, and prices are usually negotiated. The mall also has a cinema and music performance venue, which is a good place for entertainment after shopping.

SM Mall of Asia

At the beginning of its establishment, SM Mall of Asia was known as the largest mall in Asia, and now ranks second in the Philippines, with most international and local brands settled in. The mall has a giant ice skating rink on the scale of the Winter Olympics, the first IMAX cinema in the Philippines, a video game center, etc. In order to prevent tourists from getting lost, the mall is also equipped with minibuses that shuttle through various buildings. The prices of famous branded items in the store are indeed cheaper than domestic ones. People can drink coffee or dine in some internal or open-air restaurants facing the sea, while watching the sea or enjoying the world-famous sunset in Manila.

Robinson Mall

Robinsons Place Manila is located in the heart of the historic downtown area of ​​Manila. The superior location is a 240,000 square meters full-service, world-class shopping mall, which is currently Manila’s leading shopping mall. Residential buildings, government and corporate offices, academic and medical institutions, parks, famous landmarks, churches, hotels, and nightclubs in communities within a radius of one kilometer. It is also within walking distance of the charming Manila Bay and the city’s main traffic arteries – Taft Avenue and Roxas Avenue. Robinson Plaza offers the widest range of goods and services, including international retail stores, restaurants, entertainment facilities and service centers. Since its establishment in the 1980s, it has continued to develop and become the ultimate shopping and dining place for tourists.

Greenbelt Shopping Center

Greenbelt is one of the largest shopping malls in Manila, located in Makati, Manila. Greenbelt is divided into Greenbelt 1 to 5. Among them, Greenbelt 3 takes the young fashion route, and Greenbelt 4 takes the high-end route. The newly completed Greenbelt 5 gathers a number of world-famous brand shops, as well as many fashion shops opened by well-known local designers. It is a shopping hotspot in Manila, and if you are tired of shopping, you can also go to the high-end restaurants there to give yourself a treat of various exquisite cuisine. In addition, there are multiple green spaces in the Greenbelt mall so visitors can feel being surrounded by the nature while shopping.

SM Megamall

SM Megamall is one of the top 10 biggest shopping malls in the world. It is a huge development with a high degree of business complexity and a comfortable and elegant environment. It has a stylish large-scale SM department store of 40,000 square meters, more than 200 high-end specialty stores, more than 100 famous fast food restaurants, restaurants, coffee, 2000-seat FOOD JUNCTION, and 12-halls SM cinema (each hall is A 1,000-seat hall with a total of 12,000 seats), a SM hypermarket of 10,000 square meters, a pharmacy, a large bookstore, a video store, a large video game city, KTV, TOYKINGDOM Toys “R”Us , and an ice skating rink, Not to mention the Flower shops, pet shops, craft gift shops, large hardware supermarkets, large furniture supermarkets, home appliances hypermarkets, banks, ticketing centers and even exhibition centers, small indoor Disney amusement centers, casinos, etc.

And they often hold regular big sale. In addition to the bowling alley, ice skating rink and 12 cinemas, the shopping center also has a hair salon and clinic.

Wrapping up

I hope the information above is helpful for your trip to Manila. Feel free to let us know if you would like to know more about the Philippines. As the Filipinos say: It’s more fun in the Philippines. Thank you for reading.

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