We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Old Building”
Review of 168 Shopping Mall

168 Shopping Mall
Ranked #25 of 133 things to do in Manila
Certificate of Excellence
Attraction details
Makati, Philippines
Level Contributor
124 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“Old Building”
Reviewed 1 June 2013

This is the first mall that was establish which name are called by numbers, if you noticed most of the store here are named by numbers. I usually got my items that I need at this mall. I usually bought gift items and I usually got a discount. This mall has also a food court. Everything is in here so you don't have to transfer from one mall to another. Perfect location because it's just a few minutes walk from the main road. I could suggest to go here in the morning so that there's no many people.

Visited April 2013
Helpful?
3 Thank Cess19
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

113 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    29
    61
    20
    2
    1
Date | Rating
  • Arabic first
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Greek first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Russian first
  • Thai first
  • Any
English first
Marikina, Philippines
Level Contributor
166 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“bargain sanctuary hahaha”
Reviewed 31 May 2013

We came here last year, when we had to buy things for the production/play. Expect it to be crowded and hot. Make sure to have your list so you can ask some things where you can buy them easily because it would take so much effort walking around here. The food court is upstairs. Expect it to be cheap and get discounts especially if its wholesale, just make sure to have keen eyes on quality, sometimes it is not of good quality.

Visited September 2012
Helpful?
1 Thank Ayan M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Cavite, Cavite City, Philippines
Level Contributor
90 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Keep your eyes open, the good ones are not always easy to find”
Reviewed 12 May 2013

We always go here in November or December every year to shop for christmas gifts and giveaways. It's a perfect shopping district for those who are on a tight budget and are good at making bargains. The products are worth their price so think again. They come in pretty cheap so don't expect a high quality product. You only need to have a good eye for quality when checking the items because some tend to be "disposable", if you know what I mean. There are some though that they call "class A" that you may mistake for the original ones but are still very affordable. If you're really good and patient at searching through hundreds of stalls you may come across what I like to call special items. If the others don't sell them then it's special, unique, probably more worth it. Be prepared to haggle and get stressed when you go here, the mall gets so tight with buyers all around and the isles too narrow. It's a challenge but still recommendable and very practical. Otherwise, if you prefer the quality over price and want branded items, then pass on.

Visited December 2012
Helpful?
1 Thank Jacque N
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Manila, Philippines
Level Contributor
54 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Bargain Galore”
Reviewed 8 May 2013

Pros:

Really affordable goods you can buy them in bulk or in singles
You can find what you are looking if you are patient enough to find it, Hundreds of stalls lined up for your choosing.

Cons:

Prepare to get mobbed during Christmas season, VERY CROWDED.

Visited March 2013
Helpful?
1 Thank lesiege
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Best Bargain, A lot of things to buy”
Reviewed 27 April 2013

I suggest if you are going to 168 shopping mall or to Divisoria you have to bring a list because when you are already there you will be tempted to buy things you have not written on the list. Also make sure to scatter all your money all over your body. There is a lot of pick pocketers there. I do also suggest that avoid the Christmas period because shopping there is like you are going to a mountain hiking and swimming marathon at the same time. All in all you will surely comeback to shop more..

Visited December 2012
Helpful?
3 Thank Khael S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed 168 Shopping Mall also viewed

Manila, Metro Manila
 
Manila, Metro Manila
Manila, Metro Manila
 

Been to 168 Shopping Mall? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing