The Philippines is truly a shopping mecca with huge collections of malls, shopping complexes, bazaars, fashion emporiums, trade fairs and markets all densely populating its major cities. The shopping culture is truly ingrained in the Philippine way of life.
Visitors can choose from an exciting selection of great buys in a country known for export-quality items at reasonable prices; South Sea pearls, hand-woven cloths, embroidered fineries, fashionable ready-to-wear and haute clothes, terracotta, porcelain, coral and mother-of-pearl home accessories. Artcrafts, pineapple fiber shirts, pre-historic jars, native handicrafts, and footwear are interesting items too. The Philippines also produces fine furniture, basketry, fresh and processed fruits, exquisitely crafted jewellery and gift items made of shell, wood and stone.
Tiangge (T-Young-Ge) - A flea market or swap meet is a type of bazaar where inexpensive goods are sold or bartered. It may be indoors or outdoors.
The Department of Tourism has recently partnered with major shopping centres in Metro Manila as part of the campaign in providing tourists shopping priveleges such as discounts and freebies.
Greenbelt is a shopping mall located at Ayala Center, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines which is just near Glorietta and SM Makati. It is owned by Ayala Malls, a real-estate subsidiary of Ayala Land, which is an affiliate of Ayala Corporation. It opened in the 1980s and it is one of Ayala Corporation's flagship projects. The mall offers a mix of high-end retail shops, restaurants, amenities, leisure and entertainment in the Philippines. Currently, the mall has five sections, two are indoor buildings and the other two buildings are open-air shopping. The most recent addition, Greenbelt 5, opened in 2007.