(05 February 2015, Pasay City, Philippines) An amazing display of fireworks and music will kick off on February 7, 2015, Saturday, at 7:30 PM at the SM by the Bay, Seaside Boulevard at the SM Mall of Asia. The Festival will run for six consecutive Saturdays until March 14, 2015, with 10 countries competing.
“We are thrilled to host once again the 6th Philippine International Pyromusical Competition this year at Mall of Asia. In the past years, the pyromusical shows have drawn thousands of local and foreign tourists to watch this one of a kind event. With our partner, Platinum Fireworks, Inc., the next six weekends promise to be a dazzling spectacle of lights and music that will delight people from all walks of life and of all ages,” according to Steven Tan, Senior Vice President at SM Supermalls.
The competing countries are: Japan on February 7; Italy and Brazil on February 14; Mexico and Netherlands on February 21; Portugal and Sweden on February 28; Canada and the United Kingdom on March 7; and China on March 14. The Philippines, as the host, conducts the opening and closing pyromusical exhibitions during the festival.
Tickets for the pyromusical may be purchased through the accredited partners of the mall. Customers may also make reservations at the restaurants along the bay and at the mall for some of the best seats in the house.
“Every year, SM gives a beautiful gift of lights and music to millions of Filipinos. This unique annual display of fireworks is a rare treat from competing countries during six consecutive weekends and can even be viewed from mostly anywhere near Manila Bay at the MOA complex. This is indeed a world-class event to be enjoyed by everyone of all ages and from all walks of life,” Corazon Guidote, Senior Vice President at SM Investments Corporation said.
More than just a mall, the SM Mall of Asia is a tourist destination that has raised the standard of shopping, leisure and entertainment in the Philippines. Spanning over 400,000 square meters of floor area, SM Mall of Asia is one of the world’s largest malls. It has 8,000 parking slots, 5,000 square meters allotted for public utility vehicles, 100 slots for tourist buses, almost one kilometer in length and almost 2 kilometers in perimeter.
SM founder Henry Sy, Sr. envisioned the mall to be more than just a shopping complex but a major destination in the Asia Pacific region. This vision gave birth to the SM Mall of Asia which opened in May 2006 and was SM Prime Holdings, Inc.’s 25th mall at the heart of SM Bay City.