Shoppers can drop by Parklea Center before heading home.
It is mostly known as a jeepney terminal to Pasig and Rizal, but Parklea Center is also a tiangge
market where locals can make the most out of their money. Walk to the side facing EDSA if you are looking for cheap fashion finds starting form PhP100 like bags, shoes, tops, and accessories. A thrift shop
can also be found on this side if you’re interested in preloved items sold at lower prices. The side along Shaw Boulevard, on the other hand, is home to stalls offering gadgets, repairs, and accessories to techie shoppers.
How to Get There: Ride the MRT-Line 3 and get off at MRT Shaw Boulevard Station. From the station, follow the exit leading to Parklea Center.
Tips: Here are some tips to maximize your shopping experience and convenience while minimizing the expense.
• Visit the malls/markets during their non-peak hours to avoid the surge of people. The best time to drop by is right after the opening hour if you want to score fresh stock and also during the closing hour if you want to take home goods at lower prices.
• Explore the entire tiangge to find the stall which offers the best bargain. Most of them are located in the middle parts where not all people are able to pass by.
• Haggle as much as you can, especially if you plan on buying in bulk.
• Bring a big eco bag if you are planning to buy many items so that you can easily carry everything.
With Christmas just around the corner and the shopping frenzy already beginning, it’s hard not to give in to the fancy goods that big malls conveniently offer, but if you know where to look, you’ll realize that the same item can cost less.
Excited to go Christmas shopping? Which of these shopping spots will you visit first? Let us know in the comments section below!
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