Puerto Princesa Shopping
Puerto Princesa, the capital of Palawan, is a perfect venue for many activities such as outdoor tripping, dining and shopping. Before you go home after a much-needed vacation in Palawan, do not forget to stop by these shops to bring home souvenirs to treasure your memories during your stay.
Baker’s Hill Bakeshoppe
Baker’s Hill Bakeshoppe is located at Baker’s Hill, and sells local treats and delicacies and provides sorts of fun-filled activities with its playgrounds and picnic areas. Baker’s Hill serves as a modern tourist attraction with its finely-landscaped gardens and cartoon sculptures. Baker’s Hill Bakeshoppe sells local pastries to-go at very affordable prices, which are ideal for travelling or having a taste of modern Filipino culture. Baker’s Hill is located at Mitra Road in Brgy. Sta. Monica at the city of Puerto Princesa.
Iwahig Souvenir Shop
Iwahig Prison Colony is a low-security correctional facility that rehabilitates prisoners. However, this self-supporting colony is not just a prison—it is in fact a small community that encourages rehabilitation among its inmates. Iwahig Penal Colony provides a living environment for prisoners by removing the steel bars and concrete walls and building cottages where the prisoners can stay. Prisoners earn a living by making souvenir items for tourists, such as bags, wallets, key chains and other gift items. Souvenirs in the Iwahig Souvenir Shop are skillfully crafted and usually priced below than that of other souvenir shops. The Iwahig Souvenir Shop is located at Brgy Iwahig in the city of Puerto Princesa.
Kamantian Handicraft offers finely-crafted souvenir items ideal for bringing home. Wooden art and hand-woven items are sold in the souvenir shop where it displays Filipino culture and the natural beauty of Palawan. Some of the items in Kamantian also pay tribute to the ethnic tribes who have long been residing in the area. Most of such items include rainmakers, bamboo canes, mahogany sticks and harvest figurines. Kamantian sells quaint souvenir items not frequently found on other souvenir shops. Kamantian Handicraft is located at the Rizal Avenue in the city of Puerto Princesa.
New City Commercial Center (NCCC) Mall
A trip in Puerto Princesa is never complete without checking out its local hangouts. The New City Commercial Center Mall is Puerto Princesa’s leading shopping complex that contains international and local stores as well as fast food chains for your shopping and dining convenience. This mall sells a very wide assortment of goods for your personal and travel needs. Also ideal for souvenir shopping, the NCCC mall also houses souvenir stores that contain a wide array of choices. Basically, the NCCC mall is a convenient on-stop shop that provides whatever you need in a single, huge setting. The New City Commercial Center Mall is located at Lacao Street in Puerto Princesa City.
The Crocodile Farm Souvenir Shop
Dedicated to conserve Palawan’s endangered species, the local government of Puerto Princesa has gathered a troop of environmentalists and scientists to provide care for Palawan’s native crocodiles. The Crocodile Farm Souvenir Shop sells souvenir items and memorabilia from the Crocodile Farm. This souvenir shops sells hand-woven items such as bags, baskets and wallets, and hand-crafted trinkets at very affordable prices. There is a weaving station where guests can watch the items being woven. The Crocodile Farm Souvenir Shop greets the shoppers at the entrance of Crocodile Farm, which is located at the National Road, Brgy. Irawan at the city of Puerto Princesa.
Viet Ville Souvenir Shop
Palawan’s Vietnamese Village is a real refuge center for the Vietnamese who sought refuge during the Vietnam War. The Viet Ville Souvenir Shop provides authentic Vietnamese crafts such as porcelain vases and miniature items. Patrons recommend their version of the French bread, a loaf of bread that costs no more than 10 pesos with a four-day shelf life. This souvenir shop is frequented by tourists because it represents the exotic Little Vietnam in Palawan. The Viet Ville Souvenir Shop is located beside the Viet Ville Restaurant in Brgy Sta. Lourdes in the city of Puerto Princesa.