When the family decided to relocate to Zambonga City, we were quite used to seeing different malls from local owners but the shopping experiences were limited if not satisfying. We would have to travel elsewhere to experience a more exciting and pleasing spree and to have known and purchased national and international brands would make me feel that Filipinos are also capable of experiencing shopping, window or otherwise, at a global and trendy taste within the meager pay of most Filipino workers.
Thus, when we had to move back to Gensan in 2008, that same old feeling began to rejuvenate again not until September 30, 2009 when Robinsons Place General Santos opened its doors to the general public. We were among the few who waited and were captivated by the grandness and elegance of this globally renowned shopping mall and to have it within the confines of my beloved General Santos City, I can't keep my jaws closed! Well, who won't be especially for a fashion fanatic like me who wants elite brands and reasonable prices as my major aphrodisiacs. Indeed, Robinsons Mall's tagline, MAS MAGANDA DITO, is not at all an overstatement, it is an epitome of a totally different shopping experience that every General can be proud of.
From morning to evening, Robinsons Mall is a vibrant sanctuary for all ages and the Generals along with tourists can take pride and delight from the spacious parking space, free mallwide WIFI access, trendy and comfy 3D movieworld, fresh and complete supermarket, varied and grand department store, elegant but pangmasa food court, sumptuous-filled ALFRESCO resto-bars, exciting amusement for kids and kids at heart, high-end sensorized facilities and great customer service that you can't help but feel you are in a world - class shopping mall with a VIP stature. This grand shopping mall is house to over 100 national and local food and retail players offering various novelty items and services within anyone's budget.
Robinsons Gensan has been our personal favorite from morning to sundown and no other malls have offered and shown social responsibility at its best. It has partnered with various industries like schools, government agencies and other private institutions where Robinson's Atrium and Main Entrance Area have become favorite spots for grand job fairs, free weekend exercises, school and office functions with great freedom and ease.
My family and I freely jog along the spacious paved roads of Robinson's Mall while other health - conscious buffs, elders and young ones, do their walking and Taichi on regular days and free group exercise of taebo and boxing on weekends. Families and friends bond and go healthy in and through Robinsons Place.Only this shopping mall expresses social responsibility with no cost at all!
When occasions for parents, spouses, siblings or kids call for gifts, you won't get disappointed at all from the the wide selection in Robinsons Department Store and Handyman Do It Best store. In fact, we just ravished the toy section for my kid and nephews at way too cheap prices. And with Robinsons' ALL - OUT Sale from August 1 - 31, we can all find best keeps for my nephew's and father's birthdays.
You can also relax and enjoy more from their monthly gigs including mall tour of national Filipino artists, in fact, they have the following events lined up this August for you and our loved one's taking:
- August 14, 2010 - JCI Spelling Bee Competition
- August 15, 2010 - SIDE A Album Tour
- August 20, 2010 - Ms. Skinfluence Coronation Night
- August 21, 2010 - Ms. Smile Talent Night
- August 22, 2010 - National Bookstore Scrapbooking event
- August 27-29, 2010- YAMAHA Fiesta Exhibit
So, if you are in search for a totally different and mas magandang experience of FUN, DELIGHT, SERVICE and ELEGANCE, visit Robinsons Place, and your definition of SHOPPING MALL simply levels up!
General Santos and SOX area are not only globally known and recognized because of our national sports hero, Manny Pacquiao, or export - quality tuna and agricultural crops, diverse and rich culture, and brimming economy but also because we have within our reach the wonders and pride of Robinsons!