June 27, 2018

5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Bacolod Markets

Let us tell you something you don’t know about Bacolod Markets.

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Bacolod is one of the busiest shopping centers in Negros Occidental. The city has many traditional local markets for visitors to explore. However, with the lack of sources of information and guides in the internet it has been difficult for tourists to indulge in this kind of activity. Today, let us take your worries away as ShoppersGuide gives you some bits of information on things you didn’t know about Bacolod markets.


1. Commuting is easy




bacolod markets

Traffic jams at Downtown Market

Image: Eli Gatanela


If it’s your first time in Bacolod City, for sure you’ll get confused of the jeepney routes. They go around in circles which might make you hesitant to take any public utility vehicles because of the fear of getting lost. However, if your main destination is going to Bacolod Markets then you probably didn’t know that commuting is easy. One good thing about jeepney routes here in Bacolod is that all routes lead to markets. If you’ll look closely to the routes of each jeepney, they would either say “Central Market”, “Shopping”, and “Libertad”. The places mentioned are the primary shopping destinations here in the City of Smiles. That’s why the next time you go shopping in Bacolod City, don’t hesitate to ignore taxi booking applications and save a lot of money by commuting. Just a tip, since all routes lead to markets, traffic jams in the area is inevitable. If you are already near to your destination, dropping off and walking will save you time.


2. Tight walkways




bacolod markets

Always keep right whenever you are in the local market because of tight pathways.

Image: Nomadic in the Philippines YouTube Channel


Bacolod is one of the most progressive cities in Western Visayas. And if you think shopping in giant malls is the norm here, you’re wrong. Locals still tend to love shopping in local markets. Local markets here in Bacolod also has a Divisoria-like shopping experience. The Bacolod downtown area (Central Business District), where the Bacolod Central Market can be found, is a shopping haven for locals as the its declaration as a city brought urbanization in the 1930s. There are a lot of vendors inside and outside the commercial buildings creating tight walkways for consumers. If you like to see different kind of things at the same time, you will probably love the vibe and the atmosphere. Just a tip, since there are a lot of people going in and out in tight pathways of the market, it is advisable to guard your belongings. Please keep your gadgets as well to avoid being targeted by pickpockets.


Read:


3. Cheap and unique finds




bacolod markets

The 80s and today’s shop interiors of Hua Kong Chinese Grocery and Drug Store in downtown Bacolod.

Image: Hua Kong Chinese Grocery and Drug Store


Bacolod City has diverse stores in their local market. One of the oldest stores recorded in Bacolod City is the Hua Kong Chinese Grocery and Drug Store. This store has been open since 1947. They have been serving Bacoleños for almost 70 years. The store stayed for the longest time since it offers unique products such as Chinese and Asian cosmetics, food and traditional herbal medicine. What makes this store interesting is that it only closes twice a year on Good Friday and New Year’s Day. Imagine? The store has closed for only 140 days for almost 70 years! They aslo sell cheap textiles and shoes around the corner, you just need to prepare your charm to get the best bargain.


4. Food stalls are always on the side




bacolod markets

Food and fruit stalls are everywhere.

Image: Eli Gatanela


Hungry? It’s not a problem. Shopping can be a tiring task for some and in order to sustain the energy you need to eat some good food. Good thing about Bacolod markets is that there are always food stalls llining the streets. You can choose from siomai (beef, pork or shrimp dumplings), fried chicken, peanuts, bihon (rice noodles), other street foods, fruit stalls and Bacolod’s native delicacies. Just make sure you discard your trash in the proper bins or better yet keep them in a disposable shopping bag for cleaner streets.


5. Rich history




bacolod markets

Locals still flock at Plaza Mart City Mall up to this date for their shopping needs

Image: Writer’s own


Some of the shopping malls that are originally in Bacolod like Lopue’s and Plaza Mart City Mall have already been regular fixtures in the City of Smiles. Lopue’s is a department store established in 1945 in front of Bacolod Public Plaza. While Plaza Mart, which opened in 1965, is considered as one of the original shopping malls in the city. It is believed to be the first establishment in the city to have an escalator, which was a big deal back in the day. This proves that shopping has been a part of Bacoleños’ lifestyle even in the past.


Now that you’re geared up with information about traditional local markets here in the City of Smiles, you can now have a remarkable shopping experience that will truly make you smile.

Lester Nillos

Lester Nillos is a Bachelor of Arts in Communication graduate from the University of Saint Lasalle. He loves history and is a heritage advocate in his city. He is a content writer during weekdays and a content creator in Youtube on weekends. He dreams to be a well-known blogger like Wil Dasovich someday.

Disclaimer: All articles in the Consumers Magazine of ShoppersGuide.com.ph (SG) are for general information and entertainment purposes only. Although careful research has been made in writing them, SG does not make any warranty about the completeness and accuracy of all information presented in our articles. Our content is not intended to be used in place of legal, medical, or any professional advice.

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June 27, 2018

5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Bacolod Markets

Let us tell you something you don’t know about Bacolod Markets.


bacolod markets


Bacolod is one of the busiest shopping centers in Negros Occidental. The city has many traditional local markets for visitors to explore. However, with the lack of sources of information and guides in the internet it has been difficult for tourists to indulge in this kind of activity. Today, let us take your worries away as ShoppersGuide gives you some bits of information on things you didn’t know about Bacolod markets.


1. Commuting is easy




bacolod markets

Traffic jams at Downtown Market

Image: Eli Gatanela


If it’s your first time in Bacolod City, for sure you’ll get confused of the jeepney routes. They go around in circles which might make you hesitant to take any public utility vehicles because of the fear of getting lost. However, if your main destination is going to Bacolod Markets then you probably didn’t know that commuting is easy. One good thing about jeepney routes here in Bacolod is that all routes lead to markets. If you’ll look closely to the routes of each jeepney, they would either say “Central Market”, “Shopping”, and “Libertad”. The places mentioned are the primary shopping destinations here in the City of Smiles. That’s why the next time you go shopping in Bacolod City, don’t hesitate to ignore taxi booking applications and save a lot of money by commuting. Just a tip, since all routes lead to markets, traffic jams in the area is inevitable. If you are already near to your destination, dropping off and walking will save you time.


2. Tight walkways




bacolod markets

Always keep right whenever you are in the local market because of tight pathways.

Image: Nomadic in the Philippines YouTube Channel


Bacolod is one of the most progressive cities in Western Visayas. And if you think shopping in giant malls is the norm here, you’re wrong. Locals still tend to love shopping in local markets. Local markets here in Bacolod also has a Divisoria-like shopping experience. The Bacolod downtown area (Central Business District), where the Bacolod Central Market can be found, is a shopping haven for locals as the its declaration as a city brought urbanization in the 1930s. There are a lot of vendors inside and outside the commercial buildings creating tight walkways for consumers. If you like to see different kind of things at the same time, you will probably love the vibe and the atmosphere. Just a tip, since there are a lot of people going in and out in tight pathways of the market, it is advisable to guard your belongings. Please keep your gadgets as well to avoid being targeted by pickpockets.


Read:


3. Cheap and unique finds




bacolod markets

The 80s and today’s shop interiors of Hua Kong Chinese Grocery and Drug Store in downtown Bacolod.

Image: Hua Kong Chinese Grocery and Drug Store


Bacolod City has diverse stores in their local market. One of the oldest stores recorded in Bacolod City is the Hua Kong Chinese Grocery and Drug Store. This store has been open since 1947. They have been serving Bacoleños for almost 70 years. The store stayed for the longest time since it offers unique products such as Chinese and Asian cosmetics, food and traditional herbal medicine. What makes this store interesting is that it only closes twice a year on Good Friday and New Year’s Day. Imagine? The store has closed for only 140 days for almost 70 years! They aslo sell cheap textiles and shoes around the corner, you just need to prepare your charm to get the best bargain.


4. Food stalls are always on the side




bacolod markets

Food and fruit stalls are everywhere.

Image: Eli Gatanela


Hungry? It’s not a problem. Shopping can be a tiring task for some and in order to sustain the energy you need to eat some good food. Good thing about Bacolod markets is that there are always food stalls llining the streets. You can choose from siomai (beef, pork or shrimp dumplings), fried chicken, peanuts, bihon (rice noodles), other street foods, fruit stalls and Bacolod’s native delicacies. Just make sure you discard your trash in the proper bins or better yet keep them in a disposable shopping bag for cleaner streets.


5. Rich history




bacolod markets

Locals still flock at Plaza Mart City Mall up to this date for their shopping needs

Image: Writer’s own


Some of the shopping malls that are originally in Bacolod like Lopue’s and Plaza Mart City Mall have already been regular fixtures in the City of Smiles. Lopue’s is a department store established in 1945 in front of Bacolod Public Plaza. While Plaza Mart, which opened in 1965, is considered as one of the original shopping malls in the city. It is believed to be the first establishment in the city to have an escalator, which was a big deal back in the day. This proves that shopping has been a part of Bacoleños’ lifestyle even in the past.


Now that you’re geared up with information about traditional local markets here in the City of Smiles, you can now have a remarkable shopping experience that will truly make you smile.

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Lester Nillos

Lester Nillos is a Bachelor of Arts in Communication graduate from the University of Saint Lasalle. He loves history and is a heritage advocate in his city. He is a content writer during weekdays and a content creator in Youtube on weekends. He dreams to be a well-known blogger like Wil Dasovich someday.

Disclaimer: All articles in the Consumers Magazine of ShoppersGuide.com.ph (SG) are for general information and entertainment purposes only. Although careful research has been made in writing them, SG does not make any warranty about the completeness and accuracy of all information presented in our articles. Our content is not intended to be used in place of legal, medical, or any professional advice.

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June 27, 2018

5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Bacolod Markets

Let us tell you something you don’t know about Bacolod Markets.

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bacolod markets


Bacolod is one of the busiest shopping centers in Negros Occidental. The city has many traditional local markets for visitors to explore. However, with the lack of sources of information and guides in the internet it has been difficult for tourists to indulge in this kind of activity. Today, let us take your worries away as ShoppersGuide gives you some bits of information on things you didn’t know about Bacolod markets.


1. Commuting is easy




bacolod markets

Traffic jams at Downtown Market

Image: Eli Gatanela


If it’s your first time in Bacolod City, for sure you’ll get confused of the jeepney routes. They go around in circles which might make you hesitant to take any public utility vehicles because of the fear of getting lost. However, if your main destination is going to Bacolod Markets then you probably didn’t know that commuting is easy. One good thing about jeepney routes here in Bacolod is that all routes lead to markets. If you’ll look closely to the routes of each jeepney, they would either say “Central Market”, “Shopping”, and “Libertad”. The places mentioned are the primary shopping destinations here in the City of Smiles. That’s why the next time you go shopping in Bacolod City, don’t hesitate to ignore taxi booking applications and save a lot of money by commuting. Just a tip, since all routes lead to markets, traffic jams in the area is inevitable. If you are already near to your destination, dropping off and walking will save you time.


2. Tight walkways




bacolod markets

Always keep right whenever you are in the local market because of tight pathways.

Image: Nomadic in the Philippines YouTube Channel


Bacolod is one of the most progressive cities in Western Visayas. And if you think shopping in giant malls is the norm here, you’re wrong. Locals still tend to love shopping in local markets. Local markets here in Bacolod also has a Divisoria-like shopping experience. The Bacolod downtown area (Central Business District), where the Bacolod Central Market can be found, is a shopping haven for locals as the its declaration as a city brought urbanization in the 1930s. There are a lot of vendors inside and outside the commercial buildings creating tight walkways for consumers. If you like to see different kind of things at the same time, you will probably love the vibe and the atmosphere. Just a tip, since there are a lot of people going in and out in tight pathways of the market, it is advisable to guard your belongings. Please keep your gadgets as well to avoid being targeted by pickpockets.


Read:


3. Cheap and unique finds




bacolod markets

The 80s and today’s shop interiors of Hua Kong Chinese Grocery and Drug Store in downtown Bacolod.

Image: Hua Kong Chinese Grocery and Drug Store


Bacolod City has diverse stores in their local market. One of the oldest stores recorded in Bacolod City is the Hua Kong Chinese Grocery and Drug Store. This store has been open since 1947. They have been serving Bacoleños for almost 70 years. The store stayed for the longest time since it offers unique products such as Chinese and Asian cosmetics, food and traditional herbal medicine. What makes this store interesting is that it only closes twice a year on Good Friday and New Year’s Day. Imagine? The store has closed for only 140 days for almost 70 years! They aslo sell cheap textiles and shoes around the corner, you just need to prepare your charm to get the best bargain.


4. Food stalls are always on the side




bacolod markets

Food and fruit stalls are everywhere.

Image: Eli Gatanela


Hungry? It’s not a problem. Shopping can be a tiring task for some and in order to sustain the energy you need to eat some good food. Good thing about Bacolod markets is that there are always food stalls llining the streets. You can choose from siomai (beef, pork or shrimp dumplings), fried chicken, peanuts, bihon (rice noodles), other street foods, fruit stalls and Bacolod’s native delicacies. Just make sure you discard your trash in the proper bins or better yet keep them in a disposable shopping bag for cleaner streets.


5. Rich history




bacolod markets

Locals still flock at Plaza Mart City Mall up to this date for their shopping needs

Image: Writer’s own


Some of the shopping malls that are originally in Bacolod like Lopue’s and Plaza Mart City Mall have already been regular fixtures in the City of Smiles. Lopue’s is a department store established in 1945 in front of Bacolod Public Plaza. While Plaza Mart, which opened in 1965, is considered as one of the original shopping malls in the city. It is believed to be the first establishment in the city to have an escalator, which was a big deal back in the day. This proves that shopping has been a part of Bacoleños’ lifestyle even in the past.


Now that you’re geared up with information about traditional local markets here in the City of Smiles, you can now have a remarkable shopping experience that will truly make you smile.

Lester Nillos

Lester Nillos is a Bachelor of Arts in Communication graduate from the University of Saint Lasalle. He loves history and is a heritage advocate in his city. He is a content writer during weekdays and a content creator in Youtube on weekends. He dreams to be a well-known blogger like Wil Dasovich someday.

Disclaimer: All articles in the Consumers Magazine of ShoppersGuide.com.ph (SG) are for general information and entertainment purposes only. Although careful research has been made in writing them, SG does not make any warranty about the completeness and accuracy of all information presented in our articles. Our content is not intended to be used in place of legal, medical, or any professional advice.

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June 27, 2018

5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Bacolod Markets

Let us tell you something you don’t know about Bacolod Markets.


bacolod markets


Bacolod is one of the busiest shopping centers in Negros Occidental. The city has many traditional local markets for visitors to explore. However, with the lack of sources of information and guides in the internet it has been difficult for tourists to indulge in this kind of activity. Today, let us take your worries away as ShoppersGuide gives you some bits of information on things you didn’t know about Bacolod markets.


1. Commuting is easy




bacolod markets

Traffic jams at Downtown Market

Image: Eli Gatanela


If it’s your first time in Bacolod City, for sure you’ll get confused of the jeepney routes. They go around in circles which might make you hesitant to take any public utility vehicles because of the fear of getting lost. However, if your main destination is going to Bacolod Markets then you probably didn’t know that commuting is easy. One good thing about jeepney routes here in Bacolod is that all routes lead to markets. If you’ll look closely to the routes of each jeepney, they would either say “Central Market”, “Shopping”, and “Libertad”. The places mentioned are the primary shopping destinations here in the City of Smiles. That’s why the next time you go shopping in Bacolod City, don’t hesitate to ignore taxi booking applications and save a lot of money by commuting. Just a tip, since all routes lead to markets, traffic jams in the area is inevitable. If you are already near to your destination, dropping off and walking will save you time.


2. Tight walkways




bacolod markets

Always keep right whenever you are in the local market because of tight pathways.

Image: Nomadic in the Philippines YouTube Channel


Bacolod is one of the most progressive cities in Western Visayas. And if you think shopping in giant malls is the norm here, you’re wrong. Locals still tend to love shopping in local markets. Local markets here in Bacolod also has a Divisoria-like shopping experience. The Bacolod downtown area (Central Business District), where the Bacolod Central Market can be found, is a shopping haven for locals as the its declaration as a city brought urbanization in the 1930s. There are a lot of vendors inside and outside the commercial buildings creating tight walkways for consumers. If you like to see different kind of things at the same time, you will probably love the vibe and the atmosphere. Just a tip, since there are a lot of people going in and out in tight pathways of the market, it is advisable to guard your belongings. Please keep your gadgets as well to avoid being targeted by pickpockets.


Read:


3. Cheap and unique finds




bacolod markets

The 80s and today’s shop interiors of Hua Kong Chinese Grocery and Drug Store in downtown Bacolod.

Image: Hua Kong Chinese Grocery and Drug Store


Bacolod City has diverse stores in their local market. One of the oldest stores recorded in Bacolod City is the Hua Kong Chinese Grocery and Drug Store. This store has been open since 1947. They have been serving Bacoleños for almost 70 years. The store stayed for the longest time since it offers unique products such as Chinese and Asian cosmetics, food and traditional herbal medicine. What makes this store interesting is that it only closes twice a year on Good Friday and New Year’s Day. Imagine? The store has closed for only 140 days for almost 70 years! They aslo sell cheap textiles and shoes around the corner, you just need to prepare your charm to get the best bargain.


4. Food stalls are always on the side




bacolod markets

Food and fruit stalls are everywhere.

Image: Eli Gatanela


Hungry? It’s not a problem. Shopping can be a tiring task for some and in order to sustain the energy you need to eat some good food. Good thing about Bacolod markets is that there are always food stalls llining the streets. You can choose from siomai (beef, pork or shrimp dumplings), fried chicken, peanuts, bihon (rice noodles), other street foods, fruit stalls and Bacolod’s native delicacies. Just make sure you discard your trash in the proper bins or better yet keep them in a disposable shopping bag for cleaner streets.


5. Rich history




bacolod markets

Locals still flock at Plaza Mart City Mall up to this date for their shopping needs

Image: Writer’s own


Some of the shopping malls that are originally in Bacolod like Lopue’s and Plaza Mart City Mall have already been regular fixtures in the City of Smiles. Lopue’s is a department store established in 1945 in front of Bacolod Public Plaza. While Plaza Mart, which opened in 1965, is considered as one of the original shopping malls in the city. It is believed to be the first establishment in the city to have an escalator, which was a big deal back in the day. This proves that shopping has been a part of Bacoleños’ lifestyle even in the past.


Now that you’re geared up with information about traditional local markets here in the City of Smiles, you can now have a remarkable shopping experience that will truly make you smile.

SHARE this ARTICLE
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Lester Nillos

Lester Nillos is a Bachelor of Arts in Communication graduate from the University of Saint Lasalle. He loves history and is a heritage advocate in his city. He is a content writer during weekdays and a content creator in Youtube on weekends. He dreams to be a well-known blogger like Wil Dasovich someday.

Disclaimer: All articles in the Consumers Magazine of ShoppersGuide.com.ph (SG) are for general information and entertainment purposes only. Although careful research has been made in writing them, SG does not make any warranty about the completeness and accuracy of all information presented in our articles. Our content is not intended to be used in place of legal, medical, or any professional advice.

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