Subic Bay is not only well renowned for its various attractions but also for the establishments that sells imported and local goods. The items here are tax free so the prices are considerably lower. Make sure that you have enough money whether dollars or pesos so you can shop until you want. Here are some of the establishments that will allow you to enjoy Subic Bay shopping.
Freeport Exchange Mart
Freeport Exchange Mart is located between Puregold Duty Free and Royal Subic. It offers middle brand items and caters to the C & D market. Operating from 9 am to 9 pm daily, the store offers a wide range of products. The most popular products here are export overruns of brand names such as Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Gap, to name just a few.
Puregold Duty Free Mall
Like its other stores, Puregold Duty Free Mall offers similar stuff, except for some items. The store caters to the B, C, & D market. If you are working on a budget, this is the best place to go shopping. The items sold here are not luxurious but offers items like Mars, Revlon, to name just a few.
Arirang Mart represents the emergence of the South Koreans in the Philippines. It is a Korean mini mart catering to the South Korean market as well as the employees of Hanjin Shipping Corporation, the biggest Korean company in the country. It offers a wide range of Korean products such as assorted seasonings for galbi, japchea, sangyeopsal, or beers,
Likewise, you can find assorted kimchi products since there are 35 different kinds of kimchi in Korea. However, you will need the help of an interpreter as most of the products do not have English labels.
Royal Subic Mall
Owned and managed by the Rustans Corporation, Royal Subic mall is the largest duty free shop in Subic Freeport. Located just 15 meters to the right of Puregold Duty Free Mall, it is the best place to go if you prefer luxury shopping. It boats of having in its stock some popular brands such as Guess, Lacoste, and Havianas. It has the biggest stocks of all the duty free malls in Subic Bay.
If you plan to purchase duty free items in Subic from Manila, think twice. It is not recommended as you would need to spend more than 2000 pesos. The best way to enjoy Subic Bay shopping is to go on vacation than just shop for tax-free products.