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Top 5 Things You Must Know Before Watching World Pyro Olympics 2009

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1. OAP EXCLUSIVE CHAT WITH THE CO-PRODUCERS BEHIND WORLD PYRO 2009!

In this video, Rob Crisostomo, VP Marketing of La Mancha, and Stephen Ku, WPO Event Organizer for 2009 (he has a cult following in the cool events circle), answered the following questions:

  • What's the story behind why World Pyro Olympics transferred from MOA to Bonifacio Global City?
  • What's the difference between PyroMusical and the Traditional Fireworks?
  • What can one expect from a Stephen Ku-organized World Pyro Olympics 2009 event?
  • Will there be heavy traffic around the Bonifacio Global City area?
  • Is it safe to watch this land-based pyrotechnics exhibition?

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2. WHY IS IT THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH?

WORLD PYRO OLYMPICS 2009 (5 CONSECUTIVE SATURDAYS):

On its fourth year, the WORLD PYRO OLYMPICS is back -- bigger, better and bolder!!! This time, it will be held at THE FORT, TAGUIG and will feature a NEW SHOW FORMAT to be used by competing countries. Each pyromusical composition will run for 18 minutes and have the added feature of low-level effects, which were not utilized in past World Pyro Olympics, as shooting was made from barges on water. For the first time in the country, the competition will be synchronized with musical scores.

DATES: Nov. 21, 28, Dec 5, 12, 19 
VENUE: Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
The open area bounded by One Serendra, Boni-High Street, and MC HOME DEPOT.

TIME
2.30PM GATES OPEN
7PM START OF FIRST FIRING PERFORMER (18 mins)
8PM START OF SECOND FIRING PERFORMER (18 mins)

OFFICIAL DATES and COUNTRY PERFORMERS:
21 November - Germany, China - (Highly Recommended by OAP -- don't miss this!)
28 November - Canada, Australia
05 December - Japan, Italy - (Highly Recommended by OAP -- don't miss this!)
12 December - Korea, USA
19 December - Highlights from the participants -- La Mancha Group International (closing display)
(Highly Recommended by OAP -- don't miss this! The Philippines' show is always special!)

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3. WHERE TO BUY TICKETS?

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General Viewing Area - P200 - TicketWorld

The General Viewing Area is the main activity venue in an open field. This includes food and goods concessionaires, with family areas and activities.

Available at:
* Ticketworld *SM Department Stores, Robinsons Department Stores, National Bookstore (Call 891 9999)
* World Wide Womb * 4B Valdecon Building, Jupiter St., Makati City (Call 868 6908 or 384 0239, Jaja/Jobelle/Maryann)

Special Viewing Area - P500 - Folded & Hung Stores

The Special Viewing Area will have a better view of the firing site, supported by a sound system. Spectators in this area will have access to Special Viewing open field areas, and an option for tented seating by selected restaurant concessionaires. Ticketholders to this area will also have access to the General Viewing Area.

Available at:
* Selected Folded & Hung branches in Glorietta, Shangri-La, Megamall, Robinsons Galleria, Unimart, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma, The Block, and Gateway* (except those in SM Malls for obvious reasons)
* TGIFridays Branches
* World Wide Womb* 4B Valdecon Building, Jupiter St., Makati City (Call 868 6908 or 384 0239, Jaja/Jobelle/Maryann)


VIP Area - P1,500 (inclusive of Dinner) - Please call +632 568-6908, 384-0239

The VIP Area has the most exclusive and central view of the firing, supported by a premium sound system. Enjoy a tented, seated buffet dinner by Via Mare. Whole table reservations are available for groups of 10. Limited seating capacity available. Ticketholders to this area will also have access to the Special Viewing Area and General Viewing Area.

Available at:
Via Mare Head Office* 7503 Bagtikan St., Makati City (Call 890 8090, Ella/Imelda/Glen)
* World Wide Womb* 4B Valdecon Building, Jupiter St., Makati City (Call 868 6908 or 384 0239, Jaja/Jobelle/Maryann)

For more info and for season pass tickets: visit WorldPyroOlympics.com - Official Website

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4. WHERE TO PARK AND HOW TO GO TO WPO 2009?

WPO traffic route/ shuttle services

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SHUTTLE BUS ROUTES Drop Off and Pickup Points:

1 - Ayala MRT Station to Front of Fort Plaza
2 - McKinley Hill to Front of Fort Plaza
3 - Ayala Center to Front of HSBC 5th
4 - Kalayaan Makati to Front of Every Nation
- C5 Near Levi Mariano to Market! Market!

ALTERNATIVE WAYS TO GO TO WORLD PYRO OLYMPICS:

a. You may park your cars at the following off-site parking areas:
- Dela Rosa 1 & 2 car park, Makati City
- Solaris car park, Makati City
- Park Square 1, Makati City
- McKinley Hill, Taguig City
- Philippine Army compound, Lawton Avenue, Fort Bonifacio

b. Shuttle services are available with minimum fare at the following points to Bonifacio Global City:
- Ayala Avenue (in front of Rustan's)
- McKinley Hill
- C5 (near Levi Mariano, Taguig City)
Bus leaves every 30 minutes, starting at 2PM

c. Take the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) to the Ayala MRT Station and ride The Fort Bus to Bonifacio Global City (BGC)

d. If you are using motorcycles or scooters, there will be a designated parking area near the event site.

e. Taguig (E3S) electronic tricycles within Bonifacio Global City are available.

f. Experience Bonifacio Global City's pedestrian-friendly roads and just walk to the event site.

NOTE: 32nd STREET WILL BE CLOSED ON WORLD PYRO DATES!


5. BEST VANTAGE POINTS in BONI HIGH STREET

Best Vantage Points!-2

Mag:net Cafe has the best vantage point because it is elevated (located on the 2nd floor), where you can see the crowd and the fireworks at the same time. It has a veranda that faces the World Pyro exhibition. Hopefully, you can still hear the music of the fireworks there.

mag:net Cafe
Bonifacio High Street
5th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City

Telephone
: +632 8563400
Mobile: +63 920 979 3400
Email: magnetcafegroup@gmail.com
Visit www.magnet.com.ph

Best Vantage Points!-1

I would recommend reserving the al fresco tables at Kirin Chinese Dining. At night, it would be cool and you'd have an enviable view of the World Pyro Olympics while eating dimsum. :) Across it is just an Aldo retail shop, so Kirin can really occupy this entire al fresco hallway. Reserve Now!

Kirin Chinese Dining
by T.P. Choi Restaurant, Inc.
Building 7, Bonifacio High Street,
Global City, Taguig City
Telephone: +632 799-9338

Best Vantage Points!-3

Finally, Stock Market and T.G.I.Friday's Bonifacio Global City would also have a great view from the outside tables. I'm sure this will be the most festive -- but also the most crowded -- area there.

The Stock Market
Quadrant B3
Bonifacio High Street
5th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City

Telephone: +632 8566300, 8566301

T.G.I. Friday's
Quadrant B3
Bonifacio High Street
5th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City
Telephone: +632 856-2996


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buti nalang nabasa ko dito. kailangan nang bumili ng ticket bukas---balak ko kasi don nalang sa site bumili. better buy earlier than sorry I guess~~~thanks a lot for the info....

You have no idea how EXCITED we are for this! Thanks for the hook up Anton! We'll see you there!

Thanks Vince! See you There :)

i'm already so excited :D i'm sure i won't miss japan and italy's shows ;) Those shows will probably be the highlight of the whole event hehehe :D

I heard the music will not be heard from high street? I was talking to the setup crew and they said teh speakers will be in the field areas only..

when i bought the SVA tickets at Jupiter, Makati, they informed us that SEATS WILL BE PROVIDED but they didn't tell us that we had to purchase food from the concessionaires to get seats. the thing is, we already ate before we went to the special viewing area so it was hard forcing food into our mouths for the sake of getting seats. super disappointing na hindi nag-inform ng maayos ang organizers sa mga ticket buyers who expected seats and ended up being forced to purchase food para lang makaupo. had we known about this earlier, we would have bought VIP tickets. :(

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