Known as the Philippines’ last ecological frontier, the province of Palawan is a natural wonder with its vast tracts of tropical rainforests and a huge expanse of marine wilderness.
In the heart of Palawan lies the city of Puerto Princesa, a tropical paradise with a bustling urban center ideal for business with leisure trips. Lush rainforests and white sand beaches are simply hours away from the city proper, where a banking, commercial, IT, and BPO boom have made it one of the country’s fast developing cities.
And then, of course, there is the Puerto Princesa River National Park, a world Heritage Site.
It is said that every island is an adventure in Palawan, and there will be so much for both residents of the province and the many tourists that visit it to discover when SM City Puetro Princesa opens on Sept. 15.
Envisioned as Palawan’s premier mall, SM City Puerto Princesa is a resort-style complex that reflects the province’s tropical feel while integrating SM’s innovative design approach. SM Prime Holding’s 64th mall will serve shoppers in Puerto Princesa and Palawan, as well as residents of the nearby provinces.
Strategically located in a 47,003.22-sqm site along Malvar corner Laca Streets in Barangay Poblacion in Puerto Princesa, the three-level 54,000-sqm mall will create a unique identity along the island’s most popular thoroughfare and within a short walk to the Baywalk Park.
Striking glass walls at the main entrances and a dramatic linear overhang stretching along Malvar Road create an impressive and inviting appearance for the mall as approached in every direction.
What makes SM City Puerto Princesa an exciting new lifestyle destination?
Resort style complex
Lush landscaping and reflecting pools integrate the mall into its setting while providing sheltered walkways for pedestrians along the street.
The mall’s interiors are crisp and modern with textures and relaxing colors that give one the sense of being on a tropical holiday. At each opening to the floor above, walls clad in a unique plaster give a texture of continuous and soft waves.
An elaborate ceiling displaying hundreds of delicate handcrafted wooden lanterns not only provide ample natural light, but add to the Palawan feel.
Shopping and leisure
With The SM Store and SM Supermarket as its major anchors, SM City Puerto Princesa brings to Palawan a mix of SM mainstays like SM Appliance Center, ACE Hardware, Watsons, Surplus, Miniso, and Sports Central; as well as national and global brands in its 180 food and retail shops.
Eating out options include specialty restaurants, and international and local food chains. Dining in the mall is experiential, not only because of the exciting food chains, because its two levels of restaurants give diners amazing views of the Puerto Princesa Bay and Thumb Peak.
The mall will have three state-of-the-art cinemas and two Director’s Clubs.
First in Palawan brands
SM City Puerto Princesa adds a lot of lifestyle excitement when it gives residents a taste of world-class dining with the opening of the first Mesa, Kuya J, Cabalen, RibShack, Turk’s Shawarma, BreadTalk, CBTL restaurants in the province.
Techies will love Palawan’s first Powermac store in the mall’s Cyberzone, while DermCare gives new concepts in looking good in the wellness area.
Visitors of the new mall will also enjoy the best of Palawan brands like McCoys Brickoven Pizza, Isla Casoy De Palawan, Vogere by Bong Villanueva, Divine Sweets, Puerto Electronico, Banh Pho Chao Long, and more.
As Puerto Princesa City and Palawan are tourists’ haven, the mall complements the tourism-related offerings available by providing an alternative relaxation hub for visitors where they could rest, bathe, book flights, and seek assistance on other concerns.
Commitment to Sustainability
The mall is designed to achieve a sustainable future. Natural lighting, six-inch CHB walls with an exterior insulating system, and solar panels make it a cost-efficient and energy-saving building in line with SM Prime Holdings’ commitment on disaster mitigation measures and carbon footprint reduction.a