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Review of 168 Shopping Mall

168 Shopping Mall
Ranked #25 of 145 things to do in Manila
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Its really fun shopping at 168 mall
especially if you go solo and not in a hurry. You can find lots of things here, in fact, everything! Just look around first to compare prices since many stall sell the same items and for sure you can get the best bargain. You will be surprised if you will be buying in wholesale (at least 3 or 6 pcs) because prices are slashed into half, at times more than half! Airconditioning is acceptable though there are spots that are hotter. Food court has varied choices and is always full. Best to go on weekdays as weekend shopping is not inviting especially nearing the Christmas season. In summary, it is leisurely fun shopping in 168 because there are always new products that you will discover, at times, you will buy it not because you need it outright but because you were amazed and it is relatively cheap. Of course, China products are the unanimous brands!

Thank josephinep2015
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Reviewed 26 December 2017

168 is in the Tutaban Mall / Divisoria area of Manila, but better represents a filthy squalor of a place with everyone fighting to offload what is mostly cheap junk on unsuspecting tourists.
How to say much of anything good?
Prices are not all that special given how long the trip takes to get here.
But there is variety, but is a cheap show compared to the big small item shopping districts of Taipei, Taiwan, etc.
What to go here for?
Maybe a lovely wedding dress for your wife-to-be with decent variety and styles, but otherwise, do your research online for the best shopping venues in the country, and go there instead.
As for getting there, it's a horror show. From Cavite, for instance, it takes 1.5 hours and by kilometres it's not a long trip. The biggest traffic holdup is through Binondo and then on to 168 along choked full narrow filthy streets that is only fit for cockroaches and diseased dogs. In the modern 1900s and 2000s,that human beings live and work here is sickening.
Skip it unless you have something specific in mind, and then be prepared to struggle through the poverty and filth to get it.

1  Thank danerobb
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Reviewed 26 November 2017

It's cheaper when you go outside the mall. Although it's chaotic especially during Christmas season. Some of their security guards are rude. Expect unprofessional treatment from the sellers. If you're after quality items, this is NOT the place to go. 95% of the items they sell are made in China. Credit cards are useless there except at the Robinson's grocery.

1  Thank Jen S
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

this is the place where you buy everything from fashion, shoes, garments, cosmetic and christmas decor... u name it, u will have it, just you have to source, its 168 shopping mall, old and new, 999 shopping mall, a building and b building, city place, dragon 8 plaza... i mean you will get what do you need at super reasonable price, love this place... 4th floor is the best food court from fast food to chinesse food, love to go every day there, business cum shopping

3  Thank khatrikumar
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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

It’s a covered market really with thousands of items 4 sale , many bargains , but you must be prepared to barter some good deals there

1  Thank 554MichaelA
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