For the first time in Manila, MTV Music Evolution 2015 brought the local hip hop scene together with international chart topping artists. This free ticket event marked a first for the Philippines as MTV wrapped up the summer season.
Claiming 2015 as the year to visit the Philippines, what better way to celebrate than having such a huge and exciting event take place in a country that has long embraced the hip hop culture. Here was our experience at MTV Music Evolution 2015…
Taal Volcano is an island within a lake, on an island within a lake, on an island! Did you get that? 😛
Just an hour away from Manila, this geological wonder is the smallest active volcano in the world. But despite being famous and all, we found that most Filipinos have a hard time locating the actual Crater Lake itself–So we had to figure out the reason for ourselves. Check out Team OAP’s video on debunking the mystery of Taal Volcano…
BLACKOUT is one of Conceptrum’s mission based live game room where players are set to solve mini puzzles and subliminal challenges in a race to accomplish the goal before the clock times out. Your Mission is to solve the widespread blackouts that are threatening to paralyze your town. Find the backup power source and let there be light!
FRAMED is one of Conceptrum’s mission based live game room where players are set to solve mini puzzles and subliminal challenges in a race to accomplish the goal before the clock times out. You will have to play the role of captured spies who have been falsely accused of committing a crime. Your Mission is to prove your innocence and get extracted before the timer runs out.
From the name Wanderland Music & Arts Festival we immediately assume two things, music and fun. For two years, Wanderland has proved its capability to mount a lavish music festival here in Manila to thousands and thousands of festival goers both here and abroad. Three years of surreal music and arts festival experience and counting, made possible by Karpos Multimedia. Now let us dig deeper into what we can expect upon visiting the land of Wanderers.
The first leg of the Food Tastings series titled “a Pizza and Pasta Class” featured easy-to-make home pizza and pasta recipes taught by renowned chefs Nancy Dizon Edarlin, Portia Baluyut and the chefs behind Project Pie.
It was a well spent Saturday (March 21) where we got to watch free cooking classes, try out all the dishes and had a fun time making our very own customized pizza. Here’s a preview of the event itself:
The Philippines Tourism Stars are a batch of individuals recognized by the Department of Tourism (DOT), who have exemplified excellence and dedication in driving the Philippine tourism industry.
“The Philippines tourism is undoubtedly the fastest growing industry in the country, taking on a significant role in our economy. We believe that we owe this tremendous growth to our people. Without them, our destinations would only be a mere landscape. It is our people that give beautiful destinations life and meaning. And the Tourism Star Program honours these individuals who truly make it more fun in the Philippines,” DOT Secretary Ramon R. Jimenez, Jr. said.
The first Tourism Star Philippines award was held last Feb 12, 2015 at the Raffles and Fairmont Hotel, Makati. Watch the video below:
Department of Tourism honored the first batch of awardees, celebrating the contribution of Filipinos from the tourism industry, media, and local government units.
Join us in congratulating the first batch of Tourism Star Awardees in the Philippines:
Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival is an international music arts and festival set amidst the tropical gardens of Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines. The festival grounds are situated at the foothills of Mt. Malasimbo where the grass-terraced amphitheater overlooks one of the most beautiful bays in the world.
This year for their 5th anniversary, they are bringing in two weekend of festivities: The Malasimbo Music & Arts Festival on March 6-8 and The Malasimbo Lights & Dance Festival on March 13-15.
Malasimbo is a top attraction in the Department of Tourism’s campaign, “Visit the Philippines Year 2015.” It is known for its local and international artists, awe-breathtaking landscape, and unique ecological programs. The festival continues to grow into a global phenomenon, with more than 5,000 people from over 30 countries in attendance in 2014.
Here are our top 5 reasons why you should take part in Malasimbo’s 5th year…
#5 The Beautiful Malasimbo Venue
One of their biggest assets is their Natural Amphitheater below the mystical Mt. Malasimbo.
I love how we could sit on the grass-terraced amphitheater overlooking the moon and the stars. There are no VIP sections and guests can freely roam around the grounds. You’d also be surprised that the artists themselves mingle and blend in with the crowd.
Join the 19th Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Festival set on February 12 to 15, 2015 at the Philippine Air Force ADAC Hangar in Clark Freeport Zone in Pampanga.
There will be four full days of flying activities including hot air ballooning, aerobatic exhibitions, skydiving, powered paragliding, aviation formation, search and rescue flight demonstrations, and balloon bursting, among other aviation spectacles—await attendees and participants to the highly anticipated event.
Here are our top 5 favorites for the day one event, in no specific order…
#1 Hot Air Balloon Flight The Hot Air Balloon Flight is the most anticipated exhibition of the whole fiesta, and you have two chances to see it, one is early in the morning where the balloons fly out, and in the afternoon where they fly back to the airport.
We were lucky enough to ride a hot air balloon with Captain Wolf and his chase crew.
We even had a closer look on the preparations needed before the flight.
This is where we landed a lahar-covered terrain…
a very scenic landing spot, making you feel like you are in another planet.
There we met up with the chase crew with their off-the road vehicle. Driving back to the launch site was a unique experience itself, as we rode through rough terrains.
Check out our hot air balloon ride video with the OAP team and the crew!
Thank you Captain Wolf for the awesome experience. This could be a perfect date for Valentines, if you’re interested the hot air balloon ride it costs USD200/head.