I know this post is a little too late for Christmas Shopping but Im sure you’ll gonna need this in the future? We all need to buy so many things everyday for our daily needs, gifts or for therapeutic purposes. If you are looking for the best place to buy cheap goods, there’s no other place to go other than Divisoria.
168 Shopping Mall in Divisoria
Divisoria is a shopping district that can be found in Manila. This bargain shopping Mecca is considered the shopping capital for wholesalers and regular shoppers in the country. Historically speaking, Divisoria is the birthplace of the revolutionary hero Andres Bonifacio and the first ever filipino Saint Lorenzo Ruiz.
Old Oriente Street near Divisoria – the location of the defunct Hotel de Oriente in Binondo few blocks from Divisoria. This two-story building had 83 rooms and is believed to be the first hotel in the Philippines.
You can find practically anything in Divisoria, from gadgets to chinese traditional medicines to accessories and replica bags and quality local and imported replica clothing mostly from China and Thailand. Street vendors sells everything under the sun but you can find what they sell at a cheaper prices in some malls listed below:
Divisoria Mall – is located in Binondo area between Tabora and Sto. Cristo streets. This mall is air-conditioned with three floors that sells mostly clothing, household, gadgets, school supplies and other imported goods from China. If you really want to save money, you can avail wholesale prices if you buy at least 6 peaces of the same product you are buying.
Inside Divisoria Mall
Tutuban Center Mall – right in front of the former a PNR central station, this area was transformed into an air-conditioned mall in the early 90’s. You can also find Robinson’s Department Store and Supermarket for grocery shopping at the Prime Block Mall.
168 Mall – currently the most popular mall in the areal. It is located between Sta. Elena and Soler streets, this mall offers variety of products which includes fashion, imported replica footwear and other gift items.
How To Get To Divisoria?
For public commuters, Divisoria is accessible by taking the MRT or LRT-2 purple lane traversing Recto Avenue and getting off at the last station, Recto. You can also take jeepneys and FXs from Taft Avenue, España and Cubao which ply the Divisoria route. Due to high volume of vehicles, most taxi drivers are refusing to bring passengers to this area. If you prefer to reach Divisoria by Taxi, you can ask drivers to bring you to Binondo Church then you can walk from there.