Sunday, June 10, 2012

Tagum City's Night Market

The time has come to sample the night life in Tagum City. From the new city hall, we took a trike that brought us to the Tagum Cultural and Trade Center. The surrounding streets are the site of the Tagum City Night Market. Unlike in Cagayan de Oro and other cities/towns in Mindanao, Tagum City Night Market isn't only a weekend night market, it's open from Monday to Sunday from 6:00pm to 2:00am.

barbecue stands along Quezon Street

From the Tagum Cultural and Trade Center, we walked towards the barbecue stands along Quezon Street. The area was so packed with people that one couldn't feel it was a Sunday night.

one of the food stalls (left); group of friends having dinner near the barbecue stalls (right)

According to Mr. Leo Timogan of the Tagum City Information Office (CIO), the city government set up the Tagum Night Market event to promote a culture of dining-out at night. Because of the night market, trade and commerce doest not stop at 5:00pm but extends until late at night, bringing more business and employment opportunities for Tagumeños.

We would like to thank Mr. Leo Timogan for touring us around the Tagum Night Market and for the sumptuous dinner.

To read more about Tagum City, please visit Mr. Timogan's blog: Tagum Exposure

For more photos of the Tagum Night Market, please visit Mr. Timogan's blogpost: Tagum Now Series: Night Market - Dining Section



How to get there:

from Davao City: at the Davao Overland Transport Terminal, take a bus bound for Tagum, Mati or Butuan, tell the conductor to drop you off at Tagum Crossing, then take a trike and tell the driver to bring you to the night market.

from Davao International Airport: walk towards the national highway, on the same side of the road as the airport, take a bus bound for Tagum, Mati or Butuan. To continue, see instructions above.
How to get back:

to Davao City: take a trike and tell the driver to bring you to the bus stop along the national highway for buses bound for Davao. Get off at the Davao Overland Transport Terminal.

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