Friday, 2 October In the very short time I did a research and a shoutout from friends on Facebook I was able to gather. I decided to make something out of it so I can hel p anyone who needs this information. Pasay Road, Ayala Center, Makati. It seems that if there is Sanry's, there is Czarina's nearby too. Ayala Avenue Ayala Center, Makati. This is actually the nearest and thus where I changed all my money when I went to Singa pore and Malaysia tri p. I exchanged half of my money to US dollars, then a fraction to Singa porean dollars and Malaysian ringgit.
Recommended by a former boss at work who juggles life between US and here in Manila. I have tried to search it online but I can't fnd any details. Black Market in Malate. By listing black markets es pecially in Malate where a lot of foreigners dwell who have no white collar jobs and illegitimate money changers, does not mean the author is liable for whatever untoward consequence could ha p pen to anyone who followed this advice. This I think is one of the safest way to have your cash changed to any foreign denomination.
Banks Most banks only allow exchange of foreign exchange of money if you have an account with them. I learned this the hard way. An air port is not com plete without a money - changer station. For some reasons I heard a few of my Facebook friends about it but they say here the conversion isn't favorable.
It is like buying in a restaurant inside the airport, expensive. The rates of conversion really vary every day. Most money changers in Manila only sells US dollars minimum of My first stop was Sanry's but the line was too long. I am thinking this one may have the same rate as their other branch in Greenbelt. I asked the guard for any nearby money changers inside Glorietta as well. I was pointed to Tivoli which is really out of the way. I had to pass by a parking area which is hot and lacking ventilation.
The line is short which I am not surprised of their location. I regretted not checking them first after realizing my money's worth is bigger here. However, they are not selling USD's which is less than in total. I would need about PHP for that amount. It is much higher therefore not good but then I had no choice.
This is the first time I encountered this. Coming from my Indonesian trip, I had about a thousand dollars in my pocket. I asked them how much they buy it, it was less than where I had it exchanged it. Chances are they charge higher. Allocate more time to check at least 3 money changers in your area so that you can choose the ones that's best for you. Maria Rona Beltran October 02, Newer Post Older Post Home.More...