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From Sunday to Thursday, most of the shopping centers open around 9:00 or 10:00 am and closes at 8:00 pm. Movie theaters operate around 1:00 pm until 11:30 pm (end of last full show). On weekends (Friday and Saturday), most open at 9:00 am and close at 9:00 pm. During a shopping sale, store hours can extend up to 10:00 pm to midnight.
The first mall in the city and outside Metro Manila. It is owned by Limketkai Corp, a local company. There are 4 cinemas, the biggest in the city. It has a supermarket and department store operated by Plaza Fair and Robinsons. There are several boutiques, food outlets and small shops (tiangge) operating. It caters to class A and B crowd. The Atrium (entertainment hall) can accommodate over 3,000 people and has already hosted several local and foreign concerts.
Located within Limketkai Center and is connected to Limketkai Mall. It operates a supermarket, department store (within Limketkai Mall), several boutiques, food outlets and small shops. It caters to class A and B crowd.
An internationally known cash and carry store, it is located along Kauswagan, National Highway. It only operates a supermarket which usually sell items in bulk or volume.
[Update: Makro is now SM Savemore.]
GAISANO City and Mall
Located along C.M. Recto and Corrales Street, this Cebu based establishment is popular among the middle class and masses (class B, C and D). It has 4 cinemas, its own department store, supermarket and food outlets. There are several boutiques and small shops operating. They also operate a department store and supermarket near Carmen and Cogon Public Market.
SM CITY Mall - Cagayan de Oro
This Manila based mall is located in Upper Carmen, Pueblo de Oro Estates. It caters to the class A and B crowd. It has four cinemas, its own department store and supermarket. Boutiques, restaurants and other establishments operate within the mall.
Cogon Public Market
There are five public markets in the city namely Cogon, Puerto, Carmen, Agora-Lapasan and Bulua. Cogon Public Market is the main market in the city. It caters to the masses (Class C, D and E). There are interesting stuff you can buy at a cheap price from Muslim wares, fresh vegetables, handicrafts, herbs and meat. You can haggle with the price if you want.
Public markets are frequented by people of questionable character. Avoid wearing conspicuous clothing, jewelry (watches, earrings, necklace and ring) and avoid showing off your mobile phone. Women are advised to wear appropriate clothing or else expect some unnecessary comments from market bystanders. Bring money enough for your shopping and make sure you bring loose change or bills. In this way, you avoid showing off your entire money when paying.