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Walking around Binondo in Manila - The oldest chinatown

As I was around Intramuros, I walked to Binondo, which is the chinatown of Manila. It took me ~20 mins, (plus a bit of getting lost) to get there from Intramuros entrance crossing the Pasig river via Jones Bridge. Alternatively, we can get there via LRT Carriedo station. Just follow along Ongpin Street (thank God for google maps), and as I go home, I followed the BDO lamp posts which end up led me back to the train station.

There isn't much to see in the chinatown ,but at least they had the typical Chinatown archs all over. And of course, things are cheap, and there are plentiful of wholesaler shops, mainly made in china products. There was eRobinsons store there, which sells cheap 7D mangoes, PHP106.

New mall, they call it Luckytown Chinatown. I'm surprised to see this in the midst of 168malls.
Other than this mall, there was plentiful of malls, ie. 168 malls, 999 malls and not forgetting the road along Divisoria.
It's really massive. But beware of pick pockets!

 In the midst of the Chinatown, there is San Lorenzo Ruíz. 

 There were many blogs that talked about the Eng Bee Tin store, thus, I bought a few Hopia and Tikoy. It's also available in most malls in Manila.


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