Lucky Chinatown
Lucky Chinatown logo
Façade of Lucky Chinatown Mall
LocationBinondo, Manila, Philippines
Coordinates14°36′13″N 120°58′25″E / 14.60356°N 120.97358°E / 14.60356; 120.97358
AddressReina Regente Street
Opening dateAugust 15, 2012; 11 years ago (2012-08-15)
DeveloperMegaworld Corporation
ManagementMegaworld Lifestyle Malls
OwnerAndrew Tan
No. of stores and services100+
No. of anchor tenants4
Total retail floor area108,000 m2 (1,160,000 sq ft)
No. of floors5 (Main)
4 (Annex)
3 (Cityplace Square)
Parking1,000 cars
WebsiteLucky Chinatown

Lucky Chinatown (Chinese: 美加廣場; pinyin: Měijiā guǎngchǎng; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Bí-ka kńg-tiûⁿ) is a lifestyle mall development of Megaworld Lifestyle Malls located along Reina Regente Street corner Dela Reina Street in Binondo, Manila.[1]

Awarded the Shopping Center of the Year by the Philippine Retailers Association in 2015,[2] Lucky Chinatown is the first full-scale lifestyle mall in the world’s oldest Chinatown.[3] It is designed to offer a blend of history, tradition and modern shopping, dining and leisure experience. The four-level, 108,000-square-meter (1,160,000 sq ft)[4] shopping mall is envisioned as a heritage project that promotes Binondo's tradition of commerce and tourism during modern times.[5]



It houses a wide selection of international fashion brands and high-end shopping to a part of the Manila known for bargain centers and budget shopping.[6] Lucky Chinatown also has establishments that cater to home improvement, convenience, as well as beauty and wellness.[7] For budget shopping and pop up kiosks popular in Divisoria and other Chinatown markets in the world, Lucky Chinatown has the Annex A building for those.[6]

Dining and entertainment

Aside from shopping, Lucky Chinatown serves a variety of high-end dining offerings with a mix of Asian, European and Oriental cuisines as well as a roster of coffee shops, tea houses, quick-service restaurants and confectionary stores for more affordable meal options.[8] For entertainment, Lucky Chinatown is equipped with four upscale movie theaters. Among the striking features of Lucky Chinatown Cinemas are the Emperor Twin Seats designed to accommodate two people with retractable middle armrests.[9]

Binondo's community center

Lucky Chinatown hosts community events such as small civic gatherings and traditional Chinese celebrations.[10]

Chinatown Walk

The Chinatown Walk, is a promenade within Lucky Chinatown where people can try Filipino - Chinese products. It  is inspired by Hong Kong and Shanghai market alleys where Chinese merchants sell exotic Chinese delicacies, herbal medicine, and street food. The design and layout is also inspired by the Manila Chinatown of the past.[12]

Chinatown Museum

Chinatown Museum is a newly opened museum located at the fourth level of Lucky Chinatown Annex Building A. The country's first cultural museum is dedicated to the "World’s Oldest Chinatown". The Chinatown Museum features 18 galleries, with each focusing on various influences and historical events that have shaped the cultural, social and economic threads of Binondo – from its establishment as a settlement for Christianized Chinese to the height of downtown Escolta on its way to becoming a bustling commercial downtown of colonial Manila.

The new cultural landmark, recognized by the National Historical Commission and National Commission for the Culture and the Arts, is envisioned as a community space and heritage project that lends a visual retelling of the rich history of Binondo.

Chinatown Museum is the second museum venture of Megaworld Corporation following the opening of the Iloilo Museum of Contemporary Art (ILOMOCA), the first museum of its kind in the Visayas and Mindanao region, inside its Iloilo Business Park township in Mandurriao, Iloilo City.

Chinatown Museum is connected directly to the main mall of Lucky Chinatown via a bridgeway at the fourth level and the newly opened Hotel Lucky Chinatown.[13][14][15][16]




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  4. ^ a b c "Flavors of Chinatown". The Manila Times. Retrieved October 22, 2019.
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  6. ^ a b "Lucky Chinatown brings more fantastic surprises at new Building A". Manila Bulletin Lifestyle. Retrieved October 22, 2019.
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  8. ^ "Championing the Chinese-Filipino Heritage". Retrieved October 22, 2019.
  9. ^ "Festivities Await at Lucky Chinatown's Biggest Chinese New Year Celebration". Retrieved October 22, 2019.
  10. ^ "Festivities Await at Lucky Chinatown's Biggest Chinese New Year Celebration". Retrieved October 22, 2019.
  11. ^ "Celebrate This Year's Mid-Autumn Festival in Lucky Chinatown". Retrieved October 22, 2019.
  12. ^ "'Lucky' luxury mall set to redefine Chinatown". Inquirer Lifestyle. August 11, 2012. Retrieved October 22, 2019.
  13. ^ De La Cruz, Christa I. (June 7, 2019). "This Museum in a Mall Gives You a Closer Look at Binondo, Manila". Retrieved October 22, 2019.
  14. ^ Pamaran, Maan D'asis (June 10, 2019). "The World's Oldest Chinatown in Binondo Now Has its Own Museum". Retrieved October 22, 2019.
  15. ^ "Megaworld Corporation | Megaworld opens 'Chinatown Museum' in Binondo". Retrieved October 22, 2019.
  16. ^ Charm, Neil. "Hotel opens in Manila's Chinatown | BusinessWorld". BusinessWorld. Retrieved October 22, 2019.