Just in time for the holiday season, Tutuban Center Night Market opens. It is the Philippines’ answer to the world-renowned night markets of Hong Kong,Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. It also reminds me a lot Vietnam’s Ben Thanh Night Market, which I love to go back to sometime.

Tutuban Center Night Market is a unique bargain shopping destination that allows us to experience open-air shopping at its best, with the widest array of goods and supplies at the most reasonable prices. The Tutuban Market is a clean, organized and secured market area that brings together stalls that sells personal items, kitchen accessories, sports gear and novelty knick-knacks—and just about anything you can think of.

It is the exciting place where, at the close of regular mall hours, street vendors take over the vehicular road network of the main cluster of the Tutuban complex to set up their stores and sell their goodies. From the early evening to midnight, the perimeter area of Tutuban Center metamorphoses into a dynamic market, with pockets of brightly-lit stalls with equally bright-eyed shoppers angling for the most awesome bargains.