Good News ! to all visitors and patrons of Old Manila’s Eco Market. Due to the public clamor and success of the bazaar last year. 2019 promises different ways to enjoy going there.
Plaza de España
The first eco market and bazaar which advocate for sustainable healthy lifestyle, zero waste, organic foods and community responsibility. The organizers was given a green light by the Intramuros administration to continue the bazaar and spread its advocacies thru its sunday market within Plaza Roma.
Here are 10 ways to Enjoy Old Manila’s Eco Market
1.) Enjoy Intramuros and Surrounding area – the bazaar is located at the heart of the the old city. One can enjoy historical tourist spots like Manila Cathedral, Ayuntamiento, Fort Santiago, Bahay Tsinoy Museum. One can also explore nearby areas like Post Office, Chinatown and National Museum which is just within 1 kilometer radius.
2.) Street Performers – one can listen and be captivate with the array of artistic expressions and passion of the performers.
3.) Fresh Fruits– One can enjoy Philippine fruits like lansones, mangosteen, pomelo , banana, durian, magoes and guyabano.
4.) Products – There are different kinds of products that are found in the country. One can be amaze with the quality and quantity of products found at the market.
5.) Cheerful People– Stall holders and even street kids are happy and cheerful. Interacting with them will make your visit a worthwhile experience.
pukingan tea and ysabela wine
6.) Unique Products– One fun way to enjoy the trade bazaar is buying some unique products. Pukingan tea is made from the flowers of Clitoria ternatea. The flowers had some amazing health benefits.
handmade soaps for sale
Balay Organiko hand made soaps and toothbrushes
7.) Organic and Handmade– Soaps, wrist bands and other products are handmade with limited number available.
Manila Central Post Office and Liwasang Bonifacio
8.) Walking Tours – Walking tours and bicycle tours are popular trend not only for foreigners but for people with a tight budget.
Manila Central Post Office building
The author conducts a monthly postal heritage tour which also goes around the walled city and this eco market.
9.) Spreading the Advocacy -Helping spread the group’s advocacy thru purchasing products sold at the market will also help indigent communities and people making the products. One can also buy eco friendly bags made from cloth or cheese sacks.
10.) Learning History and Culture – One can truly appreciate the beauty of the place by walking around, reading the historical markers and taking a rest at the mobile library.
(@oldmanilaecomarket) Instagram: Old Manila Eco Market every Sunday, 7:00AM- 7:00PM Plaza Roma, Intramuros, Manila