The Best Shopping Malls in Manila

SM Megamall

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Located within the Ortigas Business District, SM is the second largest mall in the Philippines. This shoppers’ paradise has five buildings, being Building D — also known as “The Fashion Hall” — where fashion lovers can find wide array of popular retailers like Forever 21, Uniqlo, and H&M. The rest of the complex has a little bit of everything, so try to avoid the temptation of spending all that extra change burning in your pockets!


Location: SM Megamall, Epifanio de los Santos Ave, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong, Metro Manila

SM Mall of Asia

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This sprawling super mall overlooking the beautiful Manila Bay is the fourth largest of its kind in the country and the 11th in the entire world! Colloquially known as “MOA”, SM Mall of Asia opened in 2006 , serving as venue for the celebration of the 65th Miss Universe beauty pageant ten years later. Shopaholics can come and find a bit of everything here, from appliance stores to convenience goods, to barber shops to restaurants. There’s something for everybody!


Location: SM Central Business Park Bay City, Pasay, 1300 Metro Manila

SM City North Edsa

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Located at the intersection of North Avenue and Edsa (thus the name “North Edsa”), its huge 9 areas makes this the largest mall in the Philippines and the third in the world. The Annex and The Block contain all the international high-end stores that you can think of. Its Sky Garden is the perfect place to breathe some fresh air and escape from the hustle and bustle of the rest of the mall. The City Center has the mall’s main supermarket and food court, as well as an IMAX Theater.


Location: North Avenue corner EDSA, Quezon City, 1100 Metro Manila


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Greenbelt’s lush garden provides a beautiful mix of outdoor and indoor ambiances. The whole place consists of 5 buildings, from Greenbelt 1 to Greenbelt 5. Here’s what you can find in all of them:

1: Supply and Appliances

3: For movie enthusiasts

4: High-end boutiques like Gucci, Tod’s, Louis Vuitton, and Jimmy Choo

5: Luxurious Filipino designers and other international brands.

All of the areas but Building 4 feature a wide selection of restaurants.

As an added bonus you can enjoy an incredible view of the Makati skyline from this mall!


Location: Greenbelt Mall, Legazpi Street, Makati, Kalakhang Maynila


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Glorietta, in Makati’s Ayala Center, is similar to other malls in Manila with 5 sections in the sense that it’s divided in 5 buildings. This mall, however, stands out due to its unfortunate historical record of bombings, explosions and fire.  But despite all the odds, it still continues to thrive as one of the most popular mall in the Philippines, been awarded with the Shopping Center of the Year title in 2002 and by the Department of Trade & Industry in 2004.


Location: Ayala Center, 6811 Ayala Ave, Makati, 1226 Metro Manila

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