Shopping in the Philippines is definitely a must among balikbayans and tourists. In Metro Manila alone, the choices at tiangges, or flea markets, is just endless. On this week's travel segment with Balitang America, Mango Tours and Jeepney Tours, along with Ginger Conejero, take you to two of the best places to go bargain shopping in Metro Manila--Market! Market! and Greenhills Shopping Center.
Market! Market! in Taguig is a one-stop shop for everything that you need to buy. This huge complex houses a mall, open market, food court/carinderia and a bargain shopping center. It's a great place to buy pasalubongs, with its wide array of products that are native to almost every part of the country such as Ilocos, Baguio, Cebu and Bacolod, to name some.
At Greenhills Shopping Center in San Juan, you'll find yourself overwhelmed with the amount of products found in this complex. Home to over 1,000 stores, Greenhills is considered to be a mecca for bargain shoppers. In here, you'll find clothes, shoes, bags, jewelry and cellphones offered at affordable prices, but with great quality. It's pearl market is a favorite among balikbayans; in here you'll find several stalls selling authentic pearls that come from the Philippine seas.
Also featured in this travel segment is Kamayan Restaurant, a popular Filipino buffet restaurant. At around P335 per head, you can indulge yourself with all-time Filipino favorites such as kare-kare, lechon de leche and a whole lot more.