Manila has just about every kind of shop, boutique and specialty store under the sun, including literally hundreds of shopping malls scattered across the city. With three large signature shopping malls in the Metro Manila area numbering among the world's top 10 largest malls, it's easy to see why Filipinos are passionate about their shopping. Tourists will enjoy sharing the local love of consumables.
The majestic Mall of Asia on Roxas Boulevard offers the ultimate shopping experience. Visitors will find an IMAX theatre, science museum and a massive entertainment centre. Other shopping malls worth visiting are The Podium, Shangri-La Plaza, the SM Megamall, and Robinsons Galleria.
A trip to Southeast Asia wouldn't be complete without a little bargain-shopping and haggling. In light of this, travellers should pay a visit to the Divisoria Market, where anything from cookware and handicrafts, to toys and clothing can be bought at astonishingly low prices. St. Francis Square, Tiendesitas, and Greenhills Shopping Centre also have interesting markets.
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