Fashion Forum, Flat Cafe, Skygarden and So Much More at SM Lanang Premier

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.

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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!

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SM Lanang Fashion Forum

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! 🙂

flat cafe

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.

Kultura Filipino

Kultura Filipino

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. 🙂

Skygarden blugre

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,, and 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.


  1. […] the women’s section) I go to at any SM Supermall is the Cyberzone. Last week, I got to visit SM Lanang Premier‘s spanking new Cyberzone. The “it” place for dynamic, tech and gadget […]

  2. jane says:

    wow its been so long since iv’e been to a new mall haha the place looks really good!! xx

  3. Mitchteryosa says:

    Davao is love! I admire how people are disciplined esp ang smoking ordinance nila. Really strict!!

    Sad that I failed to visit the malls when I was there.

  4. Haven’t been in Davao…but next on my list. Heard SM in Davao stands out among the other SM in the Philippines.

  5. Makoy says:

    I haven’t been to Davao but with your photos it looks so enticing. The SM mall there looks so colorful!

  6. Shie says:

    Hmm I think SM did a good job here, I like the layout and it looks huge. Haven’t been to Davao but its on my bucket list, do you think it’s a good idea to travel solo in Davao?

  7. I haven’t been to Davao but now I am convinced we should visit soon!

  8. April says:

    I’ve never been to Davao though my Dad s from there. I would sure love to visit this place someday.

  9. jenn says:

    wow what a huge SM mall that is. never been to Davao but if i get the chance to, i would love to visit this place and do some shopping.

  10. I totally agree with a hotel having a nearby mall. We were fortunate to stay in ahotel beside the mall as well when we visited the Philippines years ago. THat’s a huge mall in your photos!

  11. jheylo says:

    wow! that is one huge mall and it doesnt look so crowded which is great. I love that iconic sign too. I’ve never been to Davao, hope someday I can visit there

  12. Tess says:

    wow, what a huge and beautiful place. That is really a god place to shop or window shop.

  13. Gven-Rose says:

    the place looks good base on your photos.. it’s been a while that i want to take a vacation but money is always a hindrance..

  14. What a beautiful, beautiful mall this is. I have never been to Davao and I would be so excited to go in the mall as well and shop too. LOL! I miss shopping in the Philippines. Someday when we get to go back to the Philippines, I would surely go shopping. Beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing!

  15. Mei says:

    SM has been expanding it business all over the country already. I don’t know when will they stop building malls ebcause there are SM malls almost everywhere. Haha. However, this one is a good spot since it is near the airport. It can attract tourists too.

  16. hazel says:

    i haven’t been to davao! but wow it seem to be like manila already! may forever 21 na rin, ang galing 😀

  17. what a beautiful place and definitely additional attraction for Davao. i have been meaning to go there, who know’s maybe in the near future.

  18. That was a great place for everybody specially families. I want to explore other places like Davao. I hope I can go there soon.

  19. I love the city’s name 🙂 that is so cool and pretty 🙂 Looks like you had a wonderful time shopping in that store. It is huge too 🙂 I have never been to Davao, maybe someday 🙂

  20. emzkie says:

    i just booked a Hotel next to the Mall of Asia. and Oh i cant wait! my family and I will be in Davao this May, and this Mall would be the first Mall to visit. =)

  21. Kainggit ang SM Lanang adventure nyo huh!

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