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SM Seaside City Cebu Soon to Open at SRP

I heard that this is one of the biggest malls SM is currently developing here in CebuSM Seaside City Cebu is designed by Arquitectonica, an international architecture, interior design and planning firm from Miami, Florida.

It is said that this first-of-its-kind urban development at the SRP will dramatically change the landscape of the city with its nautilus-inspired design of expanding, concentric arcs from a central multi-purpose space.  To give you a clearer picture see photos below.

Aerial View-Master Development

Exterior View-Mall

The 304,100 sq. m. mall will consist of a Hypermarket, Department Store, Retail Shops, Restaurants, Junior Anchors, 5 SM Cinemas, Imax Theatre, Bowling Centre, Ice Skating Rink, Roof Garden, Covered Event Area, Theatre, Covered Parking, Public Transport Interchange, and a space for 800 Tenants (Food and Non-Food). A 100-meter Iconic Viewing Tower and The Cube structure are also being proposed to be part of the over all mall properties.

More details about its design here. Read their latest press release here.

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The First Cebu Chinese New Year Festival

Have you noticed that of all foreign people who live, conquer, and settle down here in the Philippines only the Chinese has remained, has kept their roots, and has truly “conquered” the country?

The Chinese people have traded with and settled in the Philippines thousands of years before the Westerners discovered the archipelago.  They considered the Philippines one of the golden lands far to the south.  In Cebu, most of the Chinese settlers are traders.  It is noted that they made a big community located north of Fort San Pedro (within the district of Parian) in the early 16th century.  They lived primarily through the trade they conducted while traversing the length of the Parian estero.

Today, the country’s richest and most established business man is a Chinese – Mr. Henry Sy, one of the world’s multi-billionaires, owner of SM Malls.

The Very First Cebu Chinese New Year Festival

Xin Nian, the first Annual Cebu Chinese New Year Festival was held last February 5, 2011 at the Ayala Center Terraces.  It was a festive celebration of Chinese food and culture highlighted by colorful presentations featuring authentic Chinese dynasty era costumes and fashion show.

All Cebuanos and people who watched and participated in the celebration were greeted by the mesmerizing live performances of the auspicious lion dance and ribbon dancing.   Authentic and exotic Chinese delicacies and street foods were scattered everywhere prepared by the finest chef and cooks from various participating hotels and restaurants all over Cebu.

Xin Nian is set to be a yearly event to highlight the Chinese New Year. It is the first project under CCTC’s (Cebu City Tourism Commission) “What’s New in Old Cebu” campaign, a drive to introduce new events to the city to further encourage and attract local and foreign tourists to visit Cebu. (Event Photos to follow.)

References:
ceburocks.com
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_Philippines
philippinehistory.ph
Photo Source
blackandwhite999.blogspot.com

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Celebrate your Chinese New Year and Valentines Day at SM City Cebu

This season of love and good fortune, you got no better place to celebrate it other than at SM City.  Celebrate the eve of Chinese New Year at the Northwing of SM City Cebu this Saturday, February 13, 2010. Make a wish and release fire lanterns into the sky,.. something you and your families can look forward to this weekend!

The first 150 shoppers who dine at any SM City Cebu Main Mall or Northwing restaurants/food outlets on February 13 with a single purchase receipt of at least P800 get to participate in the event.

Meanwhile, here are other events to look forward to at SM City Cebu this weekend!

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