Tiendesitas. Shopping Mall in Metro Manila, Philippines

Tiendesitas

Shopping Mall in Metro Manila, Philippines

Tiendesitas Photo © Angelo Racela

Tiendesitas

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Tiendesitas is a shopping complex located within Frontera Verde in the intersection of C5 and E. Rodriguez Jr. Avenue in Pasig (Wikipedia Article) City, Philippines. It is not the typical mall but has a rather unique concept, a village of 12 Maranao-inspired pavilions featuring cogon grass roofs, hammocks and old kalesa wheels. Housed in these pavilions are close to 500 vendors with some of the best products in the Philippines like native delicacies, handicrafts, furniture, antiques, and even pets and plants.

Shopping

Among the many shops in Tiendesitas, some that are worth visiting include the 888 Antique Shop at the Antique Village that has a fine collection of religious icons, chandeliers, jars, jewelry and paintings. Napa’s Handicrafts located at the Handicrafts Village sell handwoven items from Albay while Dizon’s Furnitures at the Home Furnishing Village has well-designed furniture.

Find unique fashion accessories from all over the Philippines at the Fashion Village. The Pet Village is heaven for those with beloved pets as it houses grooming salons, pet supplies, fashion and accessories shop, pet clinic and pet shops.

Dining

Tiendesitas offers a whole array of Philippine delicacies and dishes that would otherwise not be sampled unless you go to that particular town. ECJ Farms from Bacolod (Wikipedia Article) has a display of preserved fruits and vegetables, organic produce, vinegar and wine. Philippine Mountain Coffee sells charcoal roasted coffee from different regions while Davao Tuna Grill serves tuna, salmon and seafood dishes from Davao. Those who follow Dr Tam’s diet will have a treat at his Veganhaus located at the Food Plaza.

Entertainment

There’s a nightly treat of live band performances at a special area that is designed to host these shows as well as cultural presentations and regular exhibits. It is fun for both adults and kids to go around Tiendesitas on a kalesa from 4 to 9 pm everyday.

Opening Hours

Tiendesitas is open from 12 noon until 12 midnight daily.

How to Get There

There’s a free shuttle service that goes from Greenhills to the Delicacies Village of Tiendesitas and vice versa from 3 to 7 p0 feet Taxis can also take you directly to the place. If you are taking the bus, take the EDSA route and stop at Shaw Boulevard then take a jeep from the EDSA Central Terminal that goes to Ugong, Pasig. For MRT riders, stop at the Shaw Station and take a jeep at the terminal to Ugong, Pasig.

Travel Tips

Be mindful of your belongings as this is an open area with many openings where unscrupulous persons can easily escape.

Not too many vendors accept credit cards so bring cash just to be sure.

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Author: janblim. Last updated: Aug 30, 2015

Pictures of Tiendesitas

Bazaar Stalls - Tiendesitas
Bazaar Stalls - Tiendesitas. Photo by Janine

Delicacies Village - Tiendesitas
Delicacies Village - Tiendesitas. Photo by Angelo Racela

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