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“Easy access by PNR trains”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Tutuban Mall

Tutuban Mall
Ranked #50 of 130 things to do in Manila
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Melbourne, Australia
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1,970 reviews
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“Easy access by PNR trains”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2012

I arrived at this mall thanks to the crowded but quite reasonable Philippine National Railways diesel railcars that in recent years have arrived from South Korea.

The mall was quite busy on the ground floor but not so on the upper floors.

It was reasonable: not as good as Robinsons Place Ermjita, though.

I bought some snacks which is all I was after. Much clothing (particulaerly womens') was for sale at pretty cheap prices.

Visited January 2012
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“The Train Station Mall”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2012

We are currently staying in Manila for a few weeks and are desperately looking for things to do in the rain; sitting in cheap hotel rooms and watching Filipino TV can get pretty old.

One of our solutions was to seek out Tutuban Mall. We would not usually bother to review malls but this one does boast one unusual feature: the front of it is a 19th century train station. Rather than knocking it down, they preserved the main station building and used it as the entrance to the mall. The woodwork, bricks and ironwork is all rather attractive. Inside you have the usual selection of fast food and Filipino restaurants as well as a lot of clothes shops and the like. Not a bad mall, overall, but it's the railway station entrance which is of most interest.

Visited July 2012
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“Simple clothing”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2012

Tutuban Mall was like the younger sibling of the big malls next door. The stalls around the entrance and the escalators were busy, but once you walked off a little way, the corridors were empty. I didn’t explore thoroughly, but it appeared that there was only clothing for sale, and most of that womans and childrens. It was worth a quick look, but with the bigger malls nearby, Tutaban seemed a little lacking.

Visited April 2012
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