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Shopping in Dumaguete City: Where & What to Shop & Buy

Written by Patrick

Shopping in Dumaguete doesn’t really equate to big shopping malls carrying various international designer brands.


Money shouldn’t be a problem in Dumaguete considering it’s one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country.

Many banks, ATMs, and Money Changers can be found throughout Dumaguete City.  

Credit and debit cards are accepted at most businesses however always be certain carry cash as some businesses and services only accept cash.

Where to Shop

The following are popular places to shop in Dumaguete City:

01 | Robinsons Place Dumaguete

Currently the largest and the first-full service shopping mall not just in Dumaguete but the whole Negros Oriental. Other malls you can go to for food, groceries, and toiletries include CityMall Dumaguete, Robinsons Townville, Ever Mall, and Lee Super Plaza (oldest mall in Dumaguete).

02 | Handumanan Souvenir Shop

One of the oldest shops in the city, Handumanan sells different kinds of souvenir items such as shirts, keychains, penholders and the likes.

03 | Negros Oriental Arts and Heritage

If you want to bring home a piece of Negros Oriental, this is the place to be. It carries high quality and finely crafted ornaments and usable items for homes such as boxes, candle holders, dining ware, fashion items, vases, and a lot more. These items could be made of gemstones like agate, jade, jasper, onyx, as well as mountain stone, petrified wood, river stones, and sea shells.

What to Buy

The following are popular local products to purchase while in Dumaguete City:

01 | Woven products

You will find different kinds of woven products – from mats to bags, produced by the people in the town of Siaton.


Booking and making purchases online almost always saves time and money.

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Patrick is an entrepreneur, digital nomad, explorer, and photographer. Patrick is always in search of fun and adventure. He is well travelled throughout the world, and although location independent, his home base is Phoenix, Arizona in the USA. Patrick loves island lifestyle which is no wonder why he is so interested in spending time in the Philippines with it’s over 7,000 islands. Patrick created this site to share his knowledge of and experiences in the Philippines with Filipinos as well as other foreigners.

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