THREE of the most iconic structures in the world: Singapore’s Merlion, Italy’s Leaning Tower of Pisa, and France’s The Louvre museum are now in Metro Manila. Obviously, they are not the real thing but they are things of beauty. The installations — found at Bonifacio High Street in Taguig City — though, will lead to lucky visitors to go to where they actually are.
High Street visitors will get a chance to win a free flight for two with free Internet roaming data for five days in Europe or Asia if they dine or shop there for a minimum receipt of P3,000 single or accumulated. The promo runs until June 9.
Meanwhile, here is a list of summer activities at High Street to do before hieing off to Europe or the Merlion City.
1. Food Trip. Travel through Thailand via your taste buds on April 15 to 17 as the High Street celebrates the “1,000 Smiles” Thai fest with flavors straight from the land of pad thai.
2. Sporty Getaway. Soak in the summer sunshine, with sun block of course, while enjoying the Outdoor Festival on the weekend on April 16 to 17. An outdoor movie marathon and active lifestyle challenges like biking and running await the sporty ones.
3. Feed the Soul. Arts and music go together, but currently, another player wants to make the tandem an unbeatable triumvirate — coffee. On April 30, revel the marriage of the three with “Arts x Music x The Coffee Bean” festival, with overflowing free coffee, live music, an art bazaar, and free coffee workshops.
4. Pet’s Day. With the goal of breaking the Guinness World Record for the biggest gathering of the same breed dogs, pet lovers are welcome to join the Great Shih Tzu Walk on May 7.
5. Cool Kids Unite. The “United Geekdom” weekend on May 21 and 22 will gather fans of Game of Thrones, Star Wars, Lego, comic books, and collectors for a night of fun and brain games. So, is Jon Snow dead?
6. Picture Perfect. Memorialize the activities with cool photographs way better than your selfies. “Camera House Photo Festival” on May 28 and 29 will feature photo contests, camera promos, and lectures open to both professional photographers and hobbyists. — N.F. P. de Guzman