14 Malls in Manila for the Ultimate Shopping Experience

Manila, the capital city of the Philippines is known as the best shopping destination in Asia. The malls in Manila are designed by keeping the Filipino lifestyle in mind. The Filipino people, in general, are said to be very kind and helpful, so the malls here are also designed in a way to help tourists and locals to have a great time here. The malls here have many shopping outlets. Other than shopping, the malls also have gaming centres, restaurants serving delicious food items and lounge areas where you can sit, relax and have a great time.

Here are 14 of The Best Malls Of Manila

1. SM Mall of Asia

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The SM MOA in Manila is the fourth largest mall in the Philippines. The mall hosts many events and celebrations with great musicians and artists. There are four complexes constructed here, An entertainment centre with games, music and restaurants, A central mall with shopping stores and two parking areas, all interconnected. You can get an awesome view of the sunset at Manila Bay from this mall. There are many international brands here. SM MOA also has entertainment centres like the Amusement park, the IMAX theatre, Ice skating rink, Science centre and more.

Location: Pasay, Metro Manila
Timings: Daily, 10 AM - 10 PM

2. SM Megamall

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The second-largest mall of the Philippines is the SM Megamall. This mall is mostly crowded and packed. It was recently renovated and a total of 5  complexes are constructed here. One complex called the Mega Atrium is perfect for all the foodies and the other complexes host international outlets like Forever 21, H&M, game zones, etc. A multi-level parking facility is available here.

Location: Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong
Timings: Daily, 10 AM - 10 PM

3. SM City North EDSA

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This mall is the world's largest solar-powered mall. There are chances that you may get lost in this huge mall, so for your convenience, get a proper map guide of this mall. The mall is divided into 5 major categories i.e. The Annex and The Block with shopping stores, The City Center with supermarket stores, IMAX theatre and Food Courts, The Interior Zone and The Sky Garden with an open lounge space for resting after your shopping trip.

Location: Quezon City, Metro Manila
Timings: Daily, 10 AM - 9 PM

4. SM Aura Premier

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SM Aura Premier is one of the most popular malls in Manila because of its unusual yet attractive construction. This mall has many international brand outlets like Forever 21, H&M, Uniqlo, Topman and many more. After you are done with your shopping, then you can head upstairs to the rooftop of this mall with a fresh and wonderful view,  which serves delicious food which you can try.

Location: Taguig City, Manila
Timings: Daily, 10 AM - 9 PM

5. Green Belt Mall

This mall has five different sections for shopping with different categories and budgets. Greenbelt 1 has a movie theatre, local retail shops, electronics shop and Home appliances. Greenbelt 2 and 3 offers tasty Asian and European style food and quick bites. Greenbelt 4 and 5 has expensive international brands like Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Marc Jacobs, etc. You can select your section and get going.

Location: Ayala Center, Makati, Metro Manila
Timings: Daily, 10 AM - 8 PM

6. Glorietta

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Glorietta has five sections catering to many international and local stores. Here you can find movie theatres, local retail shops with affordable rates, huge brand outlets, gaming zones and more. This mall is situated around a residential area, so it also has a fitness and wellness center. At the center of the mall is a big podium where fashion shows, concerts and big celebrations take place.

Location: Ayala Center, Makati, Metro Manila
Timings: Daily, 10 AM - 8 PM

7. Trinoma

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Trinoma mall is also known as Triangle of North Manila is a huge shopping mall located just near to the SM City North EDSA. This mall offers a leisurely dining experience with waterfalls and gardens where you can relax. This mall also has a rooftop garden wherein you can chill with your friends and enjoy the view. This mall is located around corporate offices, so it gets packed after office hours.

Location: Quezon City, Metro Manila
Timings: Daily, 10 AM - 9 PM

8. Shangri-La Plaza

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If you do not like very crowded places then, this is the right place for you. This mall has a variety of shops offering you with affordable and expensive items that you can choose from. The mall has four wings, The Main Mall, North Wing, East Wing and The Shangri-La Plaza. You will find almost anything and everything here. Do not forget to check out the garden food court and restaurants here.

Location: Shaw Boulevard, Manila
Timings: 11 AM - 9 PM (Monday - Thursday)
               11 AM - 10 PM (Friday)
               10 AM - 10 PM (Saturday)
               10 AM - 9 PM (Sunday)

9. Greenhills Shopping Center

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Greenhills also said to be the shopper's paradise, is very famous in Manila. When in Greenhills, you will find all the kinds of stores from affordable to high end shops. Small retail stalls offering clothing items are available where you can even bargain. This mall is a modern construction with salons, wellness centres, fancy restaurants, theatres, music cinemas and more. This mall also trades in one of the best and original Pearls from the South sea.

Location: Ortigas Avenue, Rizal Park
Timings: 10 AM - 9PM (Sunday - Thursday)
               10 AM - 10 PM (Friday - Saturday)

10. 168 Shopping Mall

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Located on the busy streets of Binondo, 168 Shopping Mall is like a shopping centre with the benefits of bargaining. Who does not like to bargain? 168 Shopping Mall has many retail shops and outlets selling clothing, hardware, jewellery, souvenirs, decor items at low and affordable rates. This mall is very popular among the locals and is also a must-visit for the foreign tourists.

Location: Binondo, Manila
Timings: Daily, 9 AM - 7 PM

11. Robinsons Magnolia

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Robinson's is a very spacious mall. This mall was formerly an Ice cream Production Plant but then due to its location, it was converted into a mall. The mall isn't really crowded. It mostly has all the luxury and international brands like Topshop, Nine West, Steve Madden and many more. The food courts here are very much different with an open kitchen serving delicious food. Starbucks and the Ice Cream Shop are very famous outlets here. Proper parking service, valet service, children's play area and taxi service is available here.

Location: Quezon City, Manila
Timings: Daily, 11 AM - 9 PM

12. Gateway Mall

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Gateway Mall is a modern structure. If you like to shop from expensive brands then this is the perfect place for you. This mall also has supermarkets, departmental stores and one of the largest branches of National Bookstore. This complex has a two-level H&M store. There is a dome-like indoor sports area constructed here which you can check out. After you are done shopping, make sure to watch a movie at the Platinum Cinemas here for a luxurious Experience.

Location: Quezon City, Manila
Timings: Daily, 10 AM - 9 PM

13. Lucky Chinatown

Lucky Chinatown in Binondo is one of the popular shopping complexes in Manila. This place has a very friendly environment with gardens and an open space dining area. It owns international fashion brands and also budget shopping brands. You will also find fitness and beauty centres here.

Location: Binondo, Manila
Timings: Daily, 11 AM - 11 PM

14. Robinsons Place

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The Robinson's place is mostly favoured due to its convenient location in the city of Manila. This mall is quite old but still is in its perfect working condition. You can find all the stores here like departmental stores, home decor stores, kitchen appliances, clothing stores and a wide range of restaurants. 

Location: Ermita, Manila
Timings: 10 AM 9 PM (Sunday- Thursday)
               10 AM - 10 PM (Friday-Saturday)



Most of the malls here in Manila are categorised into different sections for your ease. There are so many categories for you to choose from. So get going and get shopping !

This post was published by Laxmi Santosh Mishra

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