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6 Souvenir Shops in Subic Where You’ll Find the Best Pasalubong

The next time you visit Subic, bring home a souvenir you’ll never forget

By: Corabelle Guevarra | September 26, 2020
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Pasalubong galore!

For some people, a trip is not complete without a pasalubong for themselves or their family and friends back home. After all, a pasalubong from a souvenir shop serves as a reminder of the memories created from visiting a certain place. Moreover, bringing pasalubong or take-home gift to people back home is a very Filipino tradition. Through it, the person shares his or her experience with others (especially if the item given is something that cannot be bought locally) and it strengthens his or her bond with them.

If you are the type of traveler who is really fond of shopping, Subic has a number of souvenir shops, from duty free shops and international food marketplaces to specialty stores and suppliers of personalized souvenirs. Yoorekka gives you a list of the best souvenir shops Subic has in abundance!

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1. Puregold Duty Free Mall

Where: Argonaut Highway Olongapo City, Philippines

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Puregold Duty Free is conveniently located near some of Subic’s hotels, restaurants, and other tourist attractions.

Image: Subic Grand Seas Resort

Since becoming a Freeport Zone in the ‘90s, Subic has been known as the major destination for duty free shops. That’s why in Puregold Duty Free Mall, you can find local and imported grocery stock as well as personal and household items that have slightly lower prices as compared to other duty shops in the area.

2. Freeport Exchange Mart

Where: Located between Puregold Duty Free and Royal Subic

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You can shop for imported branded overruns in Freeport Exchange Mart, located just near some of the duty free shops in Subic.

Image: Freeport Exchange - Subic

Freeport Exchange Mart offers a wide range of products and mid-level brand items that caters to people who are on a tight budget. The more popular ones are the designer outlets like Ralph Lauren, Old Navy, Tommy Hilfiger, and Gap. If you want some branded clothes that are affordable, Freeport Exchange Mart is your choice of souvenir store in Subic.

3. Royal Subic Mall

Where: 1109 Palm Street Rizal Highway, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Zambales

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These are the two stores of Royal Subic Mall inside the Freeport zone.

Image: Royal Duty Free Shops

Royal Subic Mall, owned and managed by Rustan’s Corporation, is the largest duty free shop in Subic. It already has two stores in the Subic Freeport Zone and both offer imported grocery, personal, and household items. It boasts luxury shopping with brands like Guess, Lacoste, Adidas, Under Armour, and Havaianas that have their own boutique stalls. Here, you’ll discover unique finds that are not available in other duty free shops in Subic. For budget shoppers, the store also offers lots of bargain deals and discounts.

4. Island Fantasy Souvenir & Trading

Where: Barreto Street, Public Market, Olongapo, 2200 Zambales

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Give your souvenirs a personalized touch!

Image: Island Fantasy Souvenir & Trading

If you want to take home uniquely designed souvenir shirts and caps from Subic, you can get them at Island Fantasy Souvenir & Trading. It offers ready-to-wear and personalized T-shirts. You can choose from computerized embroidery, digital print, or heat press for your customized shirt.

5. Ocean Adventure

Where: Camayan Wharf, West Ilanin Forest Area, Subic Bay Freeport Zone Morong, Bataan

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Ocean Adventure has its own in-house gift shop where you can get stuffed toys of your favorite sea creatures.

Image: Ocean Adventure Subic Bay

After watching the sea animals shows and being awed with the aquarium displays in Ocean Adventure, you can take home a cute stuffed animal as a souvenir. Get them in the Ocean Treasures Gift Shop or the Treasure Chest Gift Shop inside Ocean Adventure. Other gift items, shirts, and Ocean Adventure tokens are also sold in these stores.

6. Funtastic Park

Where: Bldg. 2070 Corregidor Highway, Ilanin Forest, East District, Subic Bay Freeport Zone2222 Subic, Zambales

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Souvenir items for kids and adults alike are available at the Funtastic Park gift shop.

Image: Funtastic Park Subic Bay

Funtastic Park is another Subic attraction that is great for a wholesome family adventure. Souvenirs and gift items as well as various Subic memorabilia like shirts, key chains, and bags are available in the gift shop.

Subic is popular among tourists because of its many attractions. It is also a great place for souvenir shopping. Have a great souvenir for yourself, and bring home pasalubong for your loved ones so you will always have something to remember Subic by.

This article was originally published in Yoorekka on April 27, 2018.

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About Corabelle Guevarra
Corabelle, outside her full-time job as a Digital Marketing Manager in Clark, she still makes time for her hobbies, be with her family and friends, travel, and work on a side business. Someday she wishes to fulfill her travel goals by being able to visit all the beautiful islands of the Philippines and see the sights of the different countries in Asia and the world. Just like anyone who has that wanderlust gene, Corabelle’s mantra is: “work, save, travel… repeat.”
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