What is the best thing to bring home from Manila?

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Malte E. Kollenberg

From local markets to massive megamalls — including SM Mall of Asia, one of the five largest on the planet — Manila has plenty of places to shop for a souvenir or two. Our Forbes Travel Guide editors suggest bringing home one of the many handmade goods produced in the country, such as a beautifully embroidered skirt or scarf, mother of pearl necklace or basket made from bamboo or rattan. You’ll probably find the best prices on these goods at one the city’s many tiangges, huge buildings packed with stalls and shops where the vendors expect a little bargaining; some are air-conditioned and many also have good food courts.

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