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When you ask people where to buy wholesale or retail clothes that are affordable, our options would always be Divisoria, Taytay or Baclaran.
But do you know that some stores from Divisoria, Baclaran and other online shop gets their RTW garments from Taytay, Rizal?
Taytay is currently known as the “Garment Capital of the Philippines.” It is located in Rizal, Philippines.
Now if you want to upgrade your wardrobe, you can score great clothes in Taytay without spending much.
If you‘re from the South (like me!) and doesn’t know the easiest way to go to Taytay, I will be sharing it to you in this blog post.
I’ve been there just last Saturday with my Mom, so this isn’t an outdated direction.
For me, this is the easiest and fastest way to go to Taytay, most specially if there’s no traffic.
What are the easiest ways to go to Taytay, Rizal?
The easiest way to get to Taytay from the South (Cavite, Alabang/Las Piñas, Bicutan) is from Robinson’s Galleria.
Know your way to Robinson’s Galleria and it will be easy to ride from there.
TO ROBINSON’S GALLERIA
From Dasmariñas, Imus, or Bacoor, you can take the Jasper Jean Bus and tell the conductor you’re getting off at Ortigas or Robinson’s Galleria. That is their last stop before going back to their Cavite route.
From Alabang South Station or Starmall, ride a bus with a sign saying Ortigas Ilalim. And if it passess though Skyway then better because it’s a bit faster though it might cost a little more.
Get off at Robinson’s Galleria (Ortigas).
From SM Bicutan, ride a bus with a sign Ortigas Ilalim then get off at Robinson’s Galleria.
FROM ROBINSON’S GALLERIA
Once you’re at Robinson’s Galleria, walk a little towards the left. Trademark would be National Bookstore, Mang Inasal, or Mercury Drug.
You can ride a bus — a green bus, apparently I don’t know the name, my bad. But it has a big sign on it that says SM Taytay.
Another option you can try, or should I say the best option for me, would be UV EXPRESS. Just walk north from the bus stop and you will see UV Express lined up going to Rizal.
Ask them if there’s an available UV to Taytay.
The fare for UV Express would be 50 pesos.
They will drop you off at Taytay Palengke, walk across and you will see all the Tiangge.
WHAT IS THE BEST TIME TO TRAVEL TO TAYTAY?
It was the smoothest commute for me.
There’s no traffic — aside from malls and banks are still closed, people usually were still tired from last week’s work that they won’t get up early.
Is the travel worth it?
It. Depends. On. You. And. Your. Budget.
If you really wanna see it for yourself, like I do, it’s worth it because you will see the actual item you’re buying.
But before getting there, make sure to list the items you really needed because you can easily be caught up by the cheap clothes, and little did you know, your money was gone and you weren’t able to buy the thing you needed in the first place.
If you wanna go there to buy just a dress or two, I think it’s better to buy at Divi or Baclaran or tiangge near you.
Most specially if you have a kid, and you’re going to Taytay through public commute and you will only buy few clothing, then I don’t think it’s worth it.
The travel, the time, the effort.
It really depends.
I hope this will help you commute to Taytay from Cavite, Alabang/Las Piñas, and Bicutan.
It was hard for me getting there the first time, and I wished someone wrote a comprehensive guide to commute from the South.
So here you go.
I hope you’ll have fun. Feel free to drop comments below if you have questions.