Bicolanos and travellers, who use the “south road” to go from Metro Manila to points as far as Mindanao, are in for a major treat. Robinsons Place Naga (Camarines Sur) is opening soon in the city that is also a major pilgrimage destination for its reputedly miraculous patron saint, the Virgin of Peñafrancia.
Located within the city’s first mixed-use development, the three-level full-service mall will anchor a multi-use development project that will include, when fully completed, office buildings and two hotels. By expanding to Naga, RLC acknowledges that the city’s economy is booming and there is a demand for new developments that has to be met.
RLC will not only bring its commercial center but office buildings and hotels, too. Local businesses wanting to raise their profiles can move to the RLC office buildings that are now ready for occupancy. With RLC being named Best Developer 2017 by DOT Property Philippines, the fastest growing property portal and e-magazine in the country, the new address gives their businesses added prestige.
Robinsons Place Naga will be a one-stop shop destination, offering a wide variety of food/restaurants and well-known brands, both local and national. Both exterior and interior pay homage to the features that make Naga distinct. The gabi, the main ingredient of the popular dish laing, and the pili nut are incorporated into the mall’s design, as well as the landscaping.
Located on Roxas Ave. corner Almeda Highway, close to the Pan-Philippine Highway that brings those who travel by road to points in the Visayas and Mindanao, this can be an oasis where weary travellers can stop for a little bit of fun and relaxation before resuming their journeys.
Robinsons Place Naga is only 11 kilometers away from the city airport, 2.8 km from Ateneo de Naga University, 2.9 km from the Our Lady of Peñafrancia Basilica Minore and 1.3 km from the Jesse Robredo Coliseum. It is along major public transportation routes. Shoppers can go to and from the mall in jeepneys, multicabs and vans; on buses and other means of transportation.
With a floor area of 62,500 square meters on a land area of 67,300 square meters, Robinsons Place Naga will become the premier family destination for locals and those who live in neighboring areas, as well as a popular stopover for long-distance travelers with its carefully chosen blend of shopping, entertainment and recreational, and food shops. Among other things, the mall will also have a supermarket, department store, specialty shops, boutiques, and a variety of eating places.
The most popular and loved food places in the city will find a new and more convenient home in the mall, which will also showcase home-grown enterprises as well as businesses from Camarines Sur and other Bicol provinces. They will be sharing a space with nationally and internationally renowned brands.
Local and foreign tourists will find most of the things Camarines Sur and the whole Bicol are known for and discover that there is more to the region aside from the laing and pili products they are familiar with. Local stores will offer distinctly Bicolano souvenir items and several restaurants will introduce visitors to authentic Bicol cuisine that is far more diverse than the laing, though extremely popular, may suggest.
For tourists who want a more natural setting when they dine, they will find themselves closer to nature at al fresco restaurants such as the Earthquake where monster shakes with Bikolano-Pinoy twist such as the VP Leni Quake Shake and P. Détente Quake Shakes await its customers. They can also dine at the Tugawe Cove Café which serves grilled chicken, laing, and crab paella paired with soup and dessert. The restaurant also has a bar, where visitors can party with friends. Additional al fresco restaurants which can delight its visitors include Choobi-Choobi which serves Filipino comfort food, the Crown Park with their varieties of Dimsums, and Triboo Grill for their special “Triboo Chicken” served with a side dish of tomato with onion and unique blend of spices. Foodies will also enjoy popular restaurants such as Hap Chan, Kenny Rogers Roasters, Naga Ramen, Chef Mama, Leylam Shawarma, Kuya J and the Starbuck’s Coffee.
Popular shops and fast-food chains are housed in each floor of the mall to delight its shoppers. In Level one, commercial brands such as G&G, Alberto, Converse, Bayo, Guess and Levi’s are some of the shops where consumers can buy the trendiest clothes. Shoe lovers will frequent Payless Shoe Source as they buy the most affordable and stylish footwear. Foodies’ most liked fast-food chains and bakeshops are also in level 1 such as BonChon Chicken, Bigg’s Diner, Bob Marlin, J. Emmanuel Pastries, Caramel Bakeshop and Baker’s Plaza.
Level 2 houses different notable brands in furniture, shoes and clothing such as La Sedia, World Balance, Outland and Vise Versa. Bicol Shirts City is also located in this level where locals and tourists can buy souvenirs for their loved ones. For the techy customers, they will enjoy shopping at the Sync Apple Reseller where they can buy the latest gadgets and phone accessories of good quality. Shoppers can also avail other services from Western Union, LBC, EuroLink Travel Agency, Core Pacific Foreign Exchange and Paras Alter Station.
Level 3 features a wide-range of beauty care services for its customers. Beauty clinics such as Skin Station, Skin Perfect, Bioessence and salons such as Jesi Mendez, Nailandia and Nails.Glow can help its clients to look and feel their best. Additional go-to places in the mall include Kidzoona where kids can learn and enjoy a series of activities and Sports Zone where sports enthusiasts can choose from a variety of sports apparel. Some restaurants are also located in this level such as the Naga Garden, Western Plate, Smokey Minaluto, and Ice Blinkers with their famous halo-halo.
The Robinsons Movieworld is also located in the third level of the mall with its six state-of-the-art cinemas for a complete movie experience. Movie-lovers will get to enjoy both local and international films which includes one 3D theater. “Not only will we offer more than 1,500 seats to accommodate movie blockbusters, Robinsons Movieworld will be building great cinemas for great movie experience,” says Bomboy Lim, Robinsons Movieworld’s general manager. Snack counters are and other food outlets are conveniently located on the same floor as the Cinema.
To better serve the mall’s patrons, Robinsons Place Naga’s Lingkod Pinoy Center is open to provide a more convenient way of transacting business with different government agencies. The Lingkod Pinoy Center will include a Pag-IBIG Member Services branch as well as various government agencies such as Philhealth which will offer Member Registration or Enrollment and updating of member’s accounts services; SSS which will extend its Issuance of SS number for employees/self – employed members, issuance of ID Number, status verification, membership contribution and loans benefits claims services; TESDA which will provide information on available Apprenticeship/Leadership programs, Information on Assessment & Certifications, and Career Guidance & Counseling. PHLPost shall be made available to the public for its services like issuance of Postal Identification ID, Sale of postage stamps and philatelic items; acceptance of letters & parcels; electronic postal money order and acceptance of Philhealth payment.
Robinsons Place Naga aims to be not just another destination for residents of Naga and other Bicolanos, but also hopes to bring a welcome change to their lifestyles, a place where they can take care of the essentials of their daily routine and find respite from its monotony and relief from the stress it causes.