November 23, 2007
How much would you pay to see the World Ice Art Championships Ice Sculpture in Manila?
How much would you pay to enjoy the longest ice slide in Asia?
How much would you pay to experience real snow @ -15 degrees in the tropical paradise of Manila?
For P160/ person, you can experience the Snow World at Star City, CCP Complex. I had my doubts about entering the Snow World but it was the real thing -- real snow, real ice sculpture and real ice slide!
Snow World Manila features the Ice carvings of World Ice Sculpture Arts Champion Frankie Lee together with Jeffrey Ng at Theo Ghee of Singapore. (This was in the press release but I can't seem to find their names in the World Ice Art Championships' winners) "The World Ice Art Championships is an ice sculpting contest in Fairbanks, Alaska put on by Ice Alaska every May. The contest is the largest of its kind in the world and attended by more than 100 sculptors from 30 different countries every year." (wikipedia).
Winter Wonderland Entertainment partnered with Star City to bring the Snow World from Indonesia to Manila. They made it bigger and created a longer ice slide of about 68 meters long. The slide is not recommended for kids because they might be off balance and hit their head on the ice.
The entire place was -15 degrees celcius and water turns into snow with this temperature. In fact, I only lasted for 10 minutes inside Snow World and I was already freezing even my camera and tripod. I don't know if my SLR can withstand the negative cold temperature. After I exiting, the ice formed on the camera started to melt and I was constantly wiping the water off the SLR.
Despite the 5 layers of jacket for Aidan, he still felt very cold and wanted to leave immediately. That is why I don't have pictures of Aidan inside Snow World. The photo above is Aidan's penguin look before entering Snow World.