By MJ Gonzales |via |

Divisoria is possibly the most popular shopping haven in Metro Manila because it offers variety of products with lowest prices. However, it’s not the only market you can count on if you look for particular type of items like cameras, desktop or laptop computers, electronic items, and souvenirs gifts.

Where to go then if you like…

Fresh flowers in Dangwa (Manila)

Valentine’s Day, debut, wedding, anniversary, and monthsary are just few of the many special occasions where flowers are symbolically important. If you direly need of fresh, one-of-a-kind, specially arranged, and bulk you should go to Flower Market in Dangwa.  It is located just few block away from University of Sto. Tomas campus (back side) or España Boulevard.

Pets in Arranque (Manila) and Cartimar (Pasay)

Are you looking for cute cat, cuddly dog or thoughtful bird? Finding pet to love and protect is easy in Arranque in Manila or Cartimar in Pasay City.   Between the two, Arranque is older and accordingly, offer cheaper prices.  The ambiance in this market is like Divisoria, which is also just one ride away, so better wear casual and comfortable outfit if you go here.

Thrift shops in Cubao Expo (Quezon City)

There are fantastic thrift shops scattered in Metro Manila, but if you’re in Quezon City you should visit Cubao Expo in Araneta Complex.  Here you can see old phonograph disks, old music players, hard to find books, collectable items, vintage photos of famous celebrities, and other novelty stuff. Another good thing about, Cubao Expo is the other unique establishments here like Halo Restaurant, The Reading, art galleries and more.

Camera shops in Hidaldo St., Quiapo

If you think you find already the famous niche markets or shops in Manila City, not yet. Hidalgo streets (Carriedo side) is a destination for amateur and professional photographers.  Here you’ll see almost all the brands, spare parts, and accessories especially for DSLR cameras. You can even see other photo and video related businesses around the areas like those into framing, printing,  and photobooks.

Electronic items in Raon (Manila)

Raon Manila by HitokirihoshiIf malls offer occasional sale on electronic devices and equipment, well in Raon sale is every day. If you find it hard to look for unpopular device or spare parts of your musical instrument and under repair appliances, go to this place in between Recto Avenue and Quiapo Church. Perhaps, it can be the shopping market of utility men, electricians, carpenters, plumbers, and repairmen. There is also a particular place here where medical and dental supplies are available.