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Binondo Businesses: A Legacy of Prosperity

As the Chinese New Year draws near, we share with you how Binondo still remains one of the most successful business districts.
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To get a true taste of Filipino business culture, there’s nothing like taking a look at one of the oldest and most vibrant financial districts in Manila.

The Philippines’ Chinatown, otherwise known as Binondo, has long been a thriving commercial center, since the time of the Spanish colonization.  Just a stone’s throw away from Intramuros, this business hub literally has everything for any aspiring or seasoned entrepreneur. [Read about the wholesale market of Divisoria, a stone\\\'s throw away from Binondo, here]

Something for every entrepreneur
Binondo’s streets, as many entrepreneurs may already be well familiar with, teem with specialty shops and supply stores, from hardware, textiles, food, office and paper supplies, medicines, furniture, electronics, jewelry, amonth others, generally located along particular zones.

For those who haven’t been to Binondo, though, it’s fairly easy to find whatever it is you’re looking for. For instance, if you’re looking for gadgets, then head to Raon. Craving for some Chinese food? You have endless restaurants and pastry shops to choose from, from the infamous Eng Bee Tin bakery, Savory Chicken, DEC and more, scattered all throughout the area, from Ongpin to Buenavidez. [Read about what you can expect in Divisoria, the Filipino version of Binondo, here]

Especially at this time that the days tick by to Chinese New Year, almost all stores have their offering of tikoy and good luck charms to bring prosperity in the Year of the Rabbit. Dasmariñas, for example, provides photo supplies and houses stores specializing in heavy equipment.

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