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“it's a rail station”
Review of Tutuban Mall

Tutuban Mall
Ranked #53 of 142 things to do in Manila
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Reviewed 28 July 2013

with all the bargaining happening at the tutuban mall, i wonder if anybody notices the rehabilitated structure which used to be the tutuban station of the manila-dagupan line of the philippine national railways. i spent my childhood in manila, but i never saw -- nor appreciated -- this station until it was rehabilitated to become the tutuban center mall. it's a nice-looking building actually. almost out of sync with all the shops and bargains around, but i'm glad the building was preserved, even if it no longer serves its original purpose.

Thank Manel Y
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Reviewed 31 May 2013

Nothing to see much here (it is within Divisoria, you can't miss it). I would say it was dull and dry, haha. Most of the stuff are clothing, I find it boring. The good points, it is near the transportation areas, this is where most people can take a cab or jeep or train getting out of here. Though it has improved a lot compared before when we we're still living at Tondo, so somehow it is on the average.

Thank Ayan M
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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.

1  Thank Victorianlad
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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.

2  Thank Raymond W
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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.

1  Thank Fiver75
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