Beach parties, fireworks, karaoke - there are a lot of different ways of celebrating the last day of the old year and for welcoming the new year in the Philippines.
The annual Pyro Olympics will once again create a literally explosive atmosphere at Manila Bay on the coming weekends. Pyro companies from several countries compete in setting up the best compositions of light, fire and music to amaze a cheering crowd.
Hong Kong is a popular New Year's destination among Manila's Megacitizens, be it because of its beautiful fireworks display over the harbor or just to flee Manila's New Year's spectacle with its unregulated and often dangerous use of firecrackers.
The U.S. Independence Day on July 4 is always commemorated as the Day of Filipino American Friendship in the Philippines. American expat organizations invite Americans, Filipinos, and all other nationalities to celebrate together on the weekend.
After weeks of Christmas preparations, family get-togethers,traveling, and New Year's celebrations, it was time for the Megacitizens to met up again in 2014 and chat about life in the Metropolis.
The beautiful fireworks will grace the Manila's night sky again for the 5th time on February 15, 2014 at Mall of Asia!
Every New Year's Eve, hundreds of people in the Philippines get injured by (often non-certified and unsafe) firecrackers and by stray bullets. Now the government backs the idea of widely banning fireworks.