Souvenirs to buy in Zamboanga City
Will it be your first time to visit Asia’s Latin city? If yes, then this is your opportunity to grab and take home items that you can only find in Zamboanga City.If not, at least they are sold cheaper here.
You might have heard this name before. It’s simply chocolate wafer sticks made from Malaysia. And since Zamboanga is nearer to Malaysia than Manila, it’s easy to see why the big difference in price. A pack of Apollo can cost between 60-80 php here.It depends with the store and your haggling skills. It also comes in various flavors like pandan, strawberry among others.
For a unique souvenir item,it’s worth a visit to the Yakan Village of Zamboanga to get that famous masterpieces of Yakan weavers. The pattern and color combination reflecting the weavers’ creativity and originality are bright and loud. Aside from bags, their masterpieces also come in the form of wallets or scarves.The handbag above costs only 500 php.
Colorful and beautiful silk shawls are rare to find in the Philippines unless you are in Mindanao. In Zamboanga,these shawls are disposed of everywhere. The shawl above only costs 100php ,can you believe that? It was originally at 150 php before the bargain.It’s what we called barato y bonito (affordable yet beautiful).
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