Reopening of Sidcor Eton Centris Sunday Market

It was December 6, 2020 when the famed Sidcor Eaton Centris Walk Sunday market bazaar had finally reopens their business to the general public.

This was after more than 8 months of non-operation due to the coronavirus 2019 lockdown. Since the organizers had to observe strict social distancing rules set aside by IATF, Quezon City local government regulations.

a marshal check on one’s temperature, physical distancing, face mask ,face shield and hand sanitation

Fewer that the pre-covid 2019 stall were able to get stalls within the sunday market. From between 400 to 430 stalls before March 15, 2020 the stalls only numbers about 200 which was just 50% few months ago.

Hand sanitizers, an area to wash and bigger stalls were present at the sunday market.

Centris Walk

Sidcor Eton Centris Sunday Market

Eros & Beamth hand made soaps

It is quite good to finally see again some old time vendors selling their products and to hear some of their stories. One of such seller is Eros and Beamth hand made soaps.

Dining area

Yan Ching-Original Fresh Chinese Lumpia

We were quite happy to see that our “suki” Fresh Chinese lumpia / vegetable spring roll is still around. the price of their well-loved lumpia had increased from last March.

We ordered some lumpia rolls and ate them at the dining area.

Bibingka

poinsettias , tillandsia, bromeliads, ornamental plants and flowering orchids are for sale at this stall

Plant Section

Brendz Garden

There are some familiar faces and stalls at the Sunday market , but it was not that lively and not many stalls compared 8 months ago. Ms. Brenda had a lot of ornamental plants , tillandsias, bromeliads, aglaonema for sale.

variegated ficus elastica

Business is still quite slow during the duration of our visit. First visited the sunday market on December 6 then December 13, 2020.

crotons

Hoya publicalyx

Asplenium musifolium aka bird’s nest fern, dapong babae for sale

different types of bromeliads, guzmanias and aechmea in bloom

Microsorum and Huperzia phlegmaria on sale

A specimen sized Microsorum and Huperzia phlegmaria / tassel fern growing together. This was later bought by a doctor.

The sellers are also quick to showcase their plants for sale and hope that they will have bigger sales in the upcoming weeks.

4th Flora Asiatica 2011- A flower and garden show in Tiendesitas

Bonsai trees and wood sculpture on exhibit

Held from  April 18 to May 8, 2011 this is the 4th time that the horticulture show was held at People’s Village at Tiendesitas in Ortigas , Pasig City.

different kinds of garden accents such as colorful vases, hanging decor , wind chimes are on sale in this booth

Conceptualized by “Flea Market Magnate ” Mr. Henry Babiera,  this is an annual show that started  as a small gathering for plant and garden enthusiasts in this side of Metro Manila.  Dubbed as Flora Asiatica , this show wanted to showcase the different flowers found in Asia and the region.

wooden benches made from hardwoods are on display

” We had buyers that come as far as Thailand , Singapore and even Taiwan” this was according to one of the booth owners , who never fail to participate since the first staging of Flora Asiatica .

People’s Village within Tiendesitas

People’s Village is found within Tiendesitas, this is a  commercial property which sits on a 30,000 square meter area within Frontera Verde, which houses 12 Maranao architecture-inspired pavilions called “villages.” Indigenous materials used in creative ways adorn these villages using chemically-treated cogon grass for roof, old kalesa wheels into chandelier frames to light the restrooms, and duyans (hammock) scattered around to allow shortbreaks amidst frenzied shopping activities. The result is a stylized and unique Filipino architecture. The design of the complex also gives attention to the needs of the disabled and the elderly. The commercial section boast of over 40 traders from different parts of the country and even Asia.

commerical section

The place is  located within a few kilometers from exclusive subdivisions and  condominium estates in which residential plant lovers and landscapers would like to visit, rather than going to other places.

crotons for sale

Codiaeum variegatum (“garden croton” or “variegated croton”; syn. Croton variegatum L.) is a species of plant in the genus Codiaeum which is a member of the family Euphorbiaceae. It native to southern India, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia and parts of the western Pacific islands, growing in open forests and scrub. It is an evergreen shrub growing to 3 m tall and has large, thick, leathery, shiny evergreen leaves, alternately arranged, 5–30 cm long and 0.5–8 cm broad. The inflorescences are long racemes 8–30 cm long, with male and female flowers on separate inflorescences; the male flowers are white with five small petals and 20–30 stamens, the female flowers yellowish, with no petals. The fruit is a capsule 9 mm diameter, containing three 6 mm seeds. The stems contain milky sap that bleeds from cut stems.

The garden crotons should not be confused with Croton, a cosmopolitan genus also in the Euphorbiaceae, containing more than 700 species of herbs, shrubs and trees.

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