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Old 07-24-2013, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Canada :)
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Ok, another somewhat naive question....about shopping...lol...a coworker of my hubby said to just wait to buy clothes when we get to Manila because they're much cheaper by Canadian standards. Is this true? I buy most of my clothes at GAP, Banana Rep etc...are there store there? What are the prices like?
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Old 07-24-2013, 08:04 PM
 
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And as far as BGC goes, I dont think there's a Banana Republic, but there's a GAP on Bonifacio High Street, which is an outdoor mall basically. There's 2 other malls in BGC, 'Market Market' and SM Aura Premiere (just built this year)

There's a Gap in Glorietta in Makati. There's a Banana Republic in Greenbelt in Makati. These are 2 big malls that are connected to each other. It's very common in Manila for malls to be across the street from each other and connected by sky bridges. Another mall in Makati is Power Plant Mall. The amount of malls in Manila is ridiculous. Here's a list.

List of shopping malls in Metro Manila - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

^2 of those malls are bigger than the biggest mall in Canada. They're probably building more malls as we speak

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Old 07-25-2013, 09:30 AM
 
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The Philippines is warm, humid, and crowded. Possibly unlike anything you've ever experienced before. I would recommend visiting for a week or two before relocating there.
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Old 07-25-2013, 03:23 PM
 
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The Philippines is warm, humid, and crowded. Possibly unlike anything you've ever experienced before. I would recommend visiting for a week or two before relocating there.
Does that mean I don't have to pack the kids snowsuits?!? haha

Yes, I believe I am going to be in for quite the culture shock. My husband will be visiting in the next few weeks to "scout out the place".... Thanks for the tips though!!!
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Old 08-06-2013, 01:56 AM
 
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This just in. Bonifacio Global City is now part of Makati and not Taguig, so you'll be in Makati no matter which area you choose. I don't think BGC will be any different because of the change, but now Makati has 2 business districts.
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Old 09-22-2013, 07:43 AM
 
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Hi.
I am a Canadian who just moved here 2 months ago for my husband's work. I also have 2 daughter aged 2 and 4! We live at Rockwell in Makati, which is a great place for the kids. However it is in an apartment and there are no houses ( if that is what you are looking for). It has a mall there, which is great and the area is very safe. Hope that helps!
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Old 09-22-2013, 04:56 PM
 
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^ How has the rainy season been? Does Makati shut down?
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Old 07-21-2014, 11:44 PM
 
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Makati and BGC are fairly flood-free..

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Old 07-22-2014, 02:25 AM
 
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Try to visit Ortigas Center also in Pasig City.
You can find signature shops @ Shangri la Mall, The Podium, SM Megamall Fashion area.


Also in Eastwood City not that far from Ortigas Center
Signature shops are around as well.

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