After having settled in my room at Park Inn by Radisson Inn, I walked through its bridgeway to SM Lanang Premier. For those who are traveling, I cannot emphasize enough the convenience of having a mall right beside your hotel. As I went inside, I turned into a giddy little kid in a candy store when I got inside the rebranded SM Store (formerly known as what the old school department store). Its entire feel is stylish through and through. Before I get ahead of myself, here is the photo I took of the Fountain Court.
This iconic Davao sign sits in SM Lanang Premier’s Fountain Court. Behind it is the 122 meter musical fountain. The Waterworks show runs daily and has become the mall’s regular attraction. This is the first of its kind in Mindanao and the longest in the country – imagine, 122-meters long! When I saw this Davao sign, it kind of makes me feel like a “dabawenya” by heart. I feel so blessed to have been able to visit this place many times over!
The Fashion Forum
The Fashion Forum is the one place in SM Lanang Premier that I can only imagine any girl can spend the whole day in! Imagine the convenience of not having to transfer from one boutique to another and having all those different popular brands in one place. Whether it is formal wear, party clothes or work clothes, you will find it right there. I love that they go on sale too! Yes, even the branded ones go on sale at the Fashion Forum! You have got to check out the dressing area while you’re there. A dressing room fit for a star. I bought something from the SM Store while I was there. I should do an OOTD post soon! 🙂
How about bringing coffee time and night cap to the next level at SM Lanang Premier’s Flat Cafe?
The flat cafe concept is distinct to SM Lanang Premier. Its design is for the dining place or cafe to stand on top of a free standing slab that offers a 360 degree view of the atrium. This is Starbucks’ first ever flat cafe in the Philippines.
I have always known Kultura Filipino as the “it” place for pasalubong shopping, wherever part of the country you are. I was surprised to see how Kultura sprouted from being a humble small handicrafts store to the huge store it has now become. I would have to admit, it has been a while since I last visited Kultura Filipino. And I spotted a mother of pearl bathroom set I’m going to check out here in one of Manila’s branch. 🙂
Every single time I would fly to Davao, I always make sure that I swing by Blugre Coffee. It was not so hard to convince my lovely blogger friends, PinayAds.com, LivingMarjorney.com and LetsGoSago.net to try Blugre. I have blogged about Blugre Coffee last year. I was surprised that they do not anymore call their drinks tongue twisting names. The Skygarden offers a row of casual dining restaurant with scenic water features and laid back ambiance for guests to enjoy.
SM Lanang Premier also boasts of having the largest convention facility in Mindanao. We dropped by SMX Convention Center and graduation rites were being held left and right. SM Lanang Premier also has an IMAX Theatre, the first in its region. And families should look forward to the opening of the first and most advanced technology-based Science Discovery Center in Mindanao, which will include a Digital Planetarium.
SM Lanang Premier’s Cyberzone, the ultimate tech and IT lifestyle center.
Some quick facts about SM Lanang Premier:
- Total land area: 10,000 sqm.
- Structure: 4-level (basement to third floor)
- Parking space: over 1,700 parking slots with outdoor parking area and basement parking equipped with park finder
Aside from all these features, I also spotted Forever 21 and Call it Spring. SM Lanang Premier is only 2.5 kilometeres away from Davao International Airport. Easily accessible to major cities and provinces like Panabo, Tagum, Davao del Norte, Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental. If you love traveling to Davao like I do, it is a major plus that SM Lanang Premier is situated right beside Park Inn by Radisson Hotel.