Yesterday we went to Liliw a province of Laguna. This place is famous for its high-quality and creatively designed “tsinelas” (slippers). We went there not to unwind but for business. We look for footwear that we could sell. My sister-in-law and I wanted to sell footwear here in our place and we chose to get them in Liliw, Laguna. We believed how durable their footwear products.
Anyway, from Lucena, we traveled for 3 hours and took the zigzag road just to get there. But it is worth it when we finally arrived in Liliw, Laguna. There are less than 100 shoe stalls selling footwear including tsinelas (slippers) and shoes along the main street of Gat Tayaw Avenue. If you’re not aware Liliw is considered as the “Footwear capital of Laguna due to their successful footwear industry.
I’m not aware that they are celebrating yearly festival which called Liliw Gat Tayaw Tsinelas Festival happening every third week of April. And this year is their 11th year already celebrating this festival. Well, I hope I can witness this festival because they said it’s a colorful celebration and feature agricultural and industrial products.
How to get to Liliw, Laguna?
Take a bus at Buendia or Cubao going to Sta. Cruz, get off at the Sta. Cruz bus station, and ride jeepneys going to Liliw.
Via San Pablo City: Take a bus going to Lucena and get off at San Pablo and then take a jeepney from the town proper.