You cannot be in Davao and not check out its latest mall, SM Lanang Premier. SM Lanang is one of the structures you will immediately notice as your plane descends Davao City because it is actually very close to Francisco Bangoy International Airport.
One of the best things about SM Lanang is its huge parking space
Gigantic red shoe in the middle of the ground floor
Not so packed in the early afternoon
Later people just swarmed around Richard Poon as he sang his ballads
This wing gets so beautifully-lit at night
If you are not very keen in shopping or walking around, you can spend lazy afternoons at the back which is exceptionally beautiful at dusk.
One of the attractions in SM Lanang Premier is its dancing fountain. The fountain gets to “dance” every two hours on weekdays but every hour on weekends. It’s definitely something to look forward to when you visit the mall.
The dancing fountain
The kids greatly enjoyed the show!
I will definitely visit SM Lanang Premier again the next time I am in Davao. And yes, I am ready for more surprises Davao City has to offer its guests!
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When we visited my brother and his family in Davao City last month, he made mention about this surplus shop that sells very cheap items. Being the certified “pre-loved” lover that I am, we made a trip there right there and then– and the kids tagged along.
We're here! It's not very clear in the photo, but there's an American flag as you enter the main door
The place is huge!
"Ukay" is a Filipino word meaning to dig. Pre loved items, therefore, are called "Ukay ukay" because you have to dig through a pile of stuff to find what you want!
Board games and books! This got me really crazy!
Look at what the kids found! Roi with his cousin in masks.
We did not find any threaded inserts for wood, but they should be selling those– it’s just that we were pressed for time.
We went home happily bringing our board games for a good deal. We were able to buy a pair of roller blades for Ria too, for 600 PhP (around 15 USD). Now ain’t that cheap?
American Surplus is located in F. Torres St., Davao City, Philippines
Davao City is undoubtedly one of my favorite cities in the Philippines. It’s huge, the traffic is not really that bad, and for some reason, I find Davao drivers very polite and disciplined.
We greatly enjoyed our one-week stay in the city last month. Davao boasts of restaurants that offer great food, showcasing Filipino specialties at its best. We were also able to go around Davao’s latest mall, Abreeza.
Well, coming from Bangkok, we are used to seeing malls so it was nothing spectacular– but we did enjoy the Filipino food we had at Jaltan’s Restaurant located at the top floor. We did not have much time, though so we were not able to check if they sold calvin klein perfumes. I am sure they did in those high end shops.
I heard that SM is going to build a much bigger mall in Davao soon, so I am definitely looking forward to that!