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Address: Barangay Canelar, Mindanao, Philippines

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Many local and imported mechandises

My kids fave here are imported foods -White Rabbits, Hawthorne flakes, Malaysian Sambal, etc. Have parking spaces, many local goods like weave hankies, scarf, sovienir... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 September 2016
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Batangas City, Philippines
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Cebu City, Philippines
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21 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When asking my friends on where to go and what to do in Zamboanga City, they never miss out to tell me to go and buy products in Canelar Barter Trade for food products like different varieties of Nescafe coffee, Old Town White Coffee, Apollo wafers of different flavors (these used to be available in supermarkets around the country when... More 

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Pasig, Philippines
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52 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

I decided to spend only about an hour here for fear of buying a lot of stuff and paying for excess baggage. I wasn't able to explore the entire area, but those that I did see had mostly Malaysian and Indonesian products on sale. Sadly, only a few were made in Zamboanga. I was told that popular food buys are... More 

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Tagum City, Philippines
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

I enjoyed my trip here, it's as if you're in Malaysia. There are a lot of imported items, I love the different varieties of noodles and as well as their shawls and bags. The stalls that sell pearls lined up in a long aisle. I had fun shopping in there. A good tip is that you try to haggle the... More 

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Quezon City, Philippines
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

When shopping in Zamboanga, the Canelar Barter Trade Center should be on top of your list. From various snacks, canned goods, chocolates, coffee, and tea, to many items of clothing (they have souvenir shirts, traditional shirts, malong, sarong, kufiya, pants, shorts, sandals, etc.), and even laundry detergents and some toilettries, they have them all here. There are even some stores... More 

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Batangas City, Philippines
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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

My kids fave here are imported foods -White Rabbits, Hawthorne flakes, Malaysian Sambal, etc. Have parking spaces, many local goods like weave hankies, scarf, sovienir items. Must visit!

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Luzon, Philippines
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

If you like knock-off pasmina shawls, duster dresses, malongs, scarves and unknown chocolate brands then this place is for you. The stalls sell either clothing or foodstuff from Malaysia or Indonesia. Foodstuff are mainly luncheon meat, instant noodles, chocolates (Mainly Apollo brand and a couple of Cadbury's). The prices in the interior stalls are presumably lower than the ones outside... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

If your looking for cheap made in malaysia or indonesia groceries, south sea pearls, indonesian batik clothes then dont miss this place. Haggling a little might help but shop around first so you know the prices. We liked it so much we went back twice during our visit.

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Cebu City, Philippines
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103 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

Don't worry about your Pasalubong, Canelar Barter Trade has everything you need to make everyone back home happy. They have beautiful scarves for P50 each. They also have imported scarf from Malaysia for 100-150. Don't forget the chocolates and other goodies! It's a big place so explore! Walking distance from Casa Canelar!

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Manila
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190 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2015 via mobile

Looks like this place is on the way to recovery after the Zamboanga siege. There are stalls selling items from Malaysia & Indonesia at bargain prices from clothing, pashminas, chocolates, Maggi "Kari" or Curry, Tom yum & Ayam, to biscuits, ceramics, jewelry & pearls (they say cheaper than Greenhills), glassware etc. A local recommended the stalls at the inside rather... More 

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Davao City
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2015

Often times, we buy keepsakes that originated from the place we visited. At the Canelar Barter Trade Center, you get to purchase coffee, chocolates, tea, wafers, biscuits, dry goods, etc from the neighboring countries of Malaysia and Indonesia. Thus, it becomes a trip within a trip - visiting Zamboanga while sampling some goods from the said countries. Prices are reasonable... More 

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