Establishments History

Limketkai Mall Way Back Several Years Ago

Your visit to Cagayan de Oro won’t be complete without visiting the biggest shopping mall in the city, Limketkai Mall. It currently houses stores that are recognized internationally and nationally, locally owned boutique shops, fine dining restaurants and fastfood chains, with two large supermarkets, a department store, a hyper market and facilities for theatres, entertainment, karaoke, day care centers, clinics and spas. It also has a large atrium hall that can accommodate 4,500 individuals where national conventions, concerts and other events are being hosted annually.

This is Limketkai Mall today (specifically during the night),…

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…but how did it look like before? Some of you may have been to Limketkai since its opening in 1992. Yet, feel nostalgic as we give you glimpses of what Limketkai Mall looked like several years back.

The foundation of Limketkai Center…

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Limketkai Center set for completion…

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Busy Entrance 1 of Limketkai Center…

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Beside Limketkai Center was McDonald’s building which was under construction.

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McDonald’s building completed and available to the public…

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The favorite hangout place among Kagay-anons and visitors, the Plaza Fair.

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Limketkai Center before is the home of many adventure and fun rides.

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The famous Bump Car.

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Skating ring…

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The mallways and establishments with some still existing today.

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Celebrities such as Andrew E, Niño Muhlach and members from the Apo Hiking Society, Jim Paredes and Boboy Garovillo have been to Limketkai in their younger years.

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In the early 2000s, what was the 1-level open air mall was converted into a 2-level fully air-conditioned mall. Then expansions were made including the East Concourse and East Annex building where high-end fashion and lifestyle shops can be found, and Shopwise as well.

Connecting the East Concourse to the South Concourse is the Green Lane which surrounds the Atrium. With the glass-clad promenade which is lined with trees and plants built directly above the South Promenade, targeted to be turned into an upscale greenbelt corner. Also, connecting the mall to other areas of the complex such as the Limketkai Luxe Hotel and gateway Tower is the Limketkai Skywalk. Once the expansion is finished, more high-end shops, restaurants and additional two cinemas will be opened. Currently, a two-storey carpark building is being constructed fronting Robinsons Cagayan de Oro.

1 Comment

  • I visited cdo xmass 2015. Had a great time in that mall, I shopped and ate and banked, its a very nice place to just be a tourist and watch people from the food court,, very relaxing and the locals are nice
    it was very close to the red planet hotel in which I spent five weeks there, it is the main hub of cdo and I will return again

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