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February 2017


HAKODATE: 7 Awesome Places You Should Visit in Hakodate, Hokkaido!

Goryakaku Area

Let’s explore charming Hakodate, home to beautiful sceneries, historical sites, hot springs and delicious food. It continuously inspires visitors with its natural beauty that goes hand in hand with its history and urban charm.

Here are my top 7 favorite places in Hakodate…

Hakodate Series:
HAKODATE: 7 Awesome Places You Should Visit in Hakodate, Hokkaido!
Hakodate Asaichi (Morning Market): Hokkaido Crab, Tuna, Squid, and Seafood Galore!
Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse: Romantic Charm of Hakodate’s Bay Area!
MOUNT HAKODATE: “Glimmering Jewelry Box” Night View from Mt. Hakodate!

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Malasimbo 2017: Celebrate Arts, Culture and Music Sustainably @MalasimboFest

by Pau Naz

Photo K

The worlds musical greats are coming to the Philippines once again for a celebration of arts music and culture in Malasimbo!

On its 7th year now, the most sustainable of its kind, the annual contemporary international music festival welcomes 2017 with a strengthened and more solidified purpose. 

Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro
Festival Date: March 10-12
Email: [email protected][email protected]
Facebook: Malasimbofestival
Instagram: @malasimbofestival

Buy Tickets (click HERE)

MALASIMBO 2016 Series:
Malasimbo: A Backstage Pass To The Beautiful Mindoro Island! @MalasimboFest 2016
MALASIMBOOO! Transformative Music, Art & Magic @MalasimboFest 2016
WANDERLAND 2014 Hangover! #TakeMeBackToWanderland @wanderlandfest

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WONDERFRUIT: A Weekend of Thainess in a Dazzling Display of Lights, Food, Music and Arts! @Wonderfruitfest

Wonder 42

Wonderfruit is a 4-day International festival that celebrates music, arts, wellness and adventure in an incredible set piece location that looks something straight out of a movie set.


Annually held in Pattaya, Thailand, the ecologically-conscious festival centers around Life itself while at the same time promotes overall positivity and social responsibility towards nature.


The Fields at Siam Country Club, Pattaya, Thailand
E-mail: [email protected]
Facebook: @wondefruitfest
Instagram: @wonderfruitfestival
Next Event: December 2017

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HAKODATE Food Trip: What and Where to Eat?!


Come and discover Hakodate in Hokkaido. Known as the “City of Gourmet Food,” it is overflowing with mouthwatering eats–from freshly caught seafood and excellent sashimi, to Japanese pub fare, shio ramen, and various specialty desserts.

Their fatty salmon and tuna, sweet hairy and king crab, and amazing squid sashimi are among what tourists from Japan and overseas always rave about while here. You’ll surely be impressed by the taste and freshness of their seafood!

Check out our guide on what to eat and drink when you’re in Hakodate, Hokkaido…

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Awesome Festivals

WANDERLAND 2017: Wildest Wanderland Festival Yet (March 4)! @wanderlandfest

by CK Santos

The Paper Kites - Magic Liwanag

From being an out of this world experience with Death Cab For Cutie, Bon Iver, The Naked and Famous, and so much more, this year they are giving something that will awaken your animal instincts with Wanderland Jungle.

A yearly tradition, and already known as the biggest indie music & arts festival, Wanderland is surely to make an even bigger comeback this year.



For its 5th year (yes, we've come a long way), Karpos Multimedia is taking wanderers to even greater heights – with 3 stages (Wanderland Stage, Globe Stage and Jungle Stage) and a new venue (Filinvest City Event Grounds Alabang).

They are bringing in new faces, such as…

Wanderland Festival 2017
March 4,2017
Filinvest City Event Grounds Alabang
Facebook: wanderlandfest
Instagram: @wanderlandfest
Twitter: wanderlandfest

Wanderland x OAP Series:
 Wanderland 2016: Out of This World Music Festival Experience (Photo Essay)
 Awesome Camping Experience at Wanderland Festival 2015! (Photo Essay)
 WANDERLAND 2014 Hangover! #TakeMeBackToWanderland @wanderlandfest

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Bambanti Festival 2017: The Pride Of Isabela (Photo Essay)

Bambanti Festival is the official festival of the Province of Isabela.  Held annually in the month of January, the award-winning festival has become a key factor in helping to build a cultural identity for the residences of Isabela.

People flock from all corners of Isabela to celebrate their rich agricultural heritage in song-and-dance, and a little friendly competition.



The festival derives its name from the Ilocano word for “scarecrow”, and the Bambanti have become the iconic symbol for the farming communities of Isabela.  Its meaning is emblematic of the historic ties farmers have with scarecrows and their crops, and represent the diligence and resoluteness of the people of Isabel.

Festivities start on the 23rd of January, culminating in a show-stopping extravaganza on the 28th.

Bambanti Festival
Bambanti Village
Provincial Capitol Grounds
Ilagan City, Isabela Philippines

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Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse: Romantic Charm of Hakodate’s Bay Area!

Red Brick

Hakodate was Japan’s first international trading port in 1859.

Several red brick buildings formerly used as warehouses survived the test of time, and have been converted into one of Hakodate’s famous sightseeing spot housing different beer halls, restaurants, sweet shops and unique souvenir shops.

Today, it still continues to transport visitors to a feeling of nostalgia and unforgettable time. Here’s a quick guide on where to eat, what to do and shop at Kanemori’s Red Brick Warehouses

14 – 12, Suehiro-cho , Hakodate City
Telephone: 0138-27-5530

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Awesome Festivals

ART FAIR PHILIPPINES 2017: A Leap Towards Philippine Art Appreciation!

Art Fair

Car park turned into the premium destination for modern and contemporary Philippine art, that’s where Art Fair Philippines gets its unique charm. From initially being a marketplace, it has now evolved into a space where inspiration and individuality is embraced, more so encouraged.

Art Fair Philippines 2017
16-19 FEB 2017
5F / 6F / 7F / Roof Deck, The Link Car Park
Ayala Center, Makati City

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MOUNT HAKODATE: “Glimmering Jewelry Box” Night View from Mt. Hakodate!

Night View

During the night, the city of Hakodate glows from the surface of the world with bright lights and incredible beauty.

Awarded with three stars in the Michelin Guide, the night view of the fan-shaped town of Tsugaru Strait and Hakodate Bay is a must-see when visiting Hokkaido.

Hop on a ropeway to the summit of Mt. Hakodate and be satisfied with this fantastic view.


Mt. Hakodate Ropeway
19-7, Motomachi, Hakodate-shi, Hokkaido, 040-0054 Japan
Telephone: +81 (0138) 23-3105


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