Malatapay Market, Dumaguete City

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  • Is that one day a week then do not miss it... The market starts early and it is really worth getting up early to go and take a glance before breakfast and before the morning dives. Clubs are generally flexible enough to delay their departure from half an hour if they are asked in advance... The cattle market is particularly typical, original and colourful stalls...
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  • We went in this market on the way home to apo Island. Works enough grd and nice pr wander a bit
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  • You get your daily fresh needs from this market. It is quite big for the city like that. Walking around it is a good way of seeing locals too.  more »
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  • Wide range of livestock on display for auction every Wednesday (designated market day). It is a spectacle never to be missed when you are in this part of the province. The area is near the corner of the provincial highway and the tertiary road going to Malatapay wharf (the jump-off point to Apo Island). Also, lots of veggies, fruits and local wares for sale along the road going to the wharf.
  • Fun to experience. Everyone imaginable animal at locals auction. Be sure to pickup some leechon.
  • Gateway to Apo Island,toilet for 5php,parking @ 50php.
  • good place to buy livestock, Vegetables and fruits.
  • Try the Malatapay market on Wednesdays ​Malatapay market is always full of activity at Wednesdays. It's a native market and best known by tourists for its huge and lively market, where morning villagers, farmers and fishermen can be found loudly bartering their goods. Livestock like cows and carabaos, goats and pigs exchange owners here. The entrance fee is 5 PHP. The scenery inside the market is chaotic. The selling and buying takes place under lively and loud forms. Specially the pigs were protesting wildly when they were transfered to their new owners or maybe to the slaughter house. Screaming like a pig got a new meaning here. By the way who wouldn't (?) if you were in their situation. It's not only livestock for sale here, there are also ​assorted meats, vegetables and fruit stands and ukay-ukay stores which sell used clothing imported from foreign countries. You can also find dry goods, like handmade bolo machetes, clothes, shoes, toys, etc. Then last but not least, deliciously barbecued meat, like for example lechon baboy (pork meat). But remember, like all markets here in the Philippines, the Malatapay market opens very early already around 5 AM and if you are not there by 10 AM or so, you won’t be getting the good BBQ! ​There are some places along the seaside where you can get the fish or meat you have purchased cooked to a nice meal at the cool, breezy beach. Malatapay Market is located in Zamboangita, Negros Oriental, around 30 kilometers south of Dumaguete. For those taking the public transport, you can find jeepneys to Zamboangita at the bell tower in Dumaguete City or near the Robinson's Mall. If you are going to Apo island you will pass Malatapay market on your way down to the shore.
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