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Kung Hei Fat Choi! Welcome The Year Of The Fire Monkey At SkyRanch Tagaytay

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Filipinos are known for being a friendly and supportive community when it comes to commemorating iconic celebrations. Chinese New Year, among many, is one event that everyone warmly looks forward to. Such is the popularity of this annual festivity that Chinese customs and traditions are followed by almost everyone; no matter what heritage they have.

But did you know that there is more to this celebration than just wishing for peace and prosperity for the new lunar year? In China, the changing of the year is actually considered as a festival for the family!

This 2016, say goodbye to the Wood Sheep and welcome the rule of the Fire Monkey with your family at SkyRanch Tagaytay. The much-loved travel destination will hold a series of activities to commemorate the festivity with a bang.

Dragon and lion dancers as well as the Money Tree will also be present on February 6 and 7. Snap a shot with a Chinese Empress and Emperor for extra luck!

Will a Chinese celebration be complete without fireworks? Make sure you scare all the bad luck away by watching Fire in the Sky, a spectacular fireworks display which will be held on February 6 and 7 at 7pm. Feast your eyes at the wonderful lights display with your loved ones and experience SkyRanch’s rides afterwards.

SkyRanch Tagaytay is a 5.5-hectare development by SM Prime under Commercial Properties Group (CPG),the property holding firm of the SM Group of Companies. Apart from the property segment, the latter has also has major business interests in banking and retail sectors. Continue reading

Revisiting Tagaytay: Sky Ranch

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Isn’t it just crazy hot these days? The sweltering summer heat just made me wish we were back in Tagaytay and reveling in the cold, Christmas-y weather. By the way, I didn’t think I was able to write about our experience at Tagaytay’s Sky Ranch late last year so allow me to relive the fun and enjoyable moments I had with my loves when we went to Tagaytay for a well-deserved break.

Sky Ranch is one of the newest attractions this side of town and a lot of tourists and travelers would make it a point to stop by this lovely place whenever they find themselves in Tagaytay for a quick weekend getaway or for a 3-day holiday with the family. The park is open daily between 8am to 10 pm, and between 10am-10pm during weekends and holidays.

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Admission to Sky Ranch is at Php50 {Php80 during weekends and holidays} per head and you can pay for the different rides separately once you are in. Most rides look familiar and you might have encountered them when you visited other theme parks in the country, including the very cool Super Viking {which my little man insist on riding, by the way} and a host of other kid-friendly rides, like the Nessi Copter, the Carousel and the Express Train. We only decided to try one ride, the Sky Eye {Ferris Wheel} since it is the best one that caught our fancy, plus it will be quite an experience to see the rest of Tagaytay from above. The Sky Eye ride costs Php150 per head, by the way. We absolutely enjoyed the ride and took photos while we are up in the sky. It was rather cloudy, and was even drizzling at the time, but we did manage to have a perfect view of the lake and the volcano, as well as of the many people milling about below.

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We noticed that there are parts of the park which are still under construction at the time, including a couple of rides and a number of shops. Otherwise, there are just about enough shops where you can buy something to munch on, in case you or your brood gets hungry from too much riding and roaming around.

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I guess what sets this theme park apart from other local theme parks I’ve been, apart from the lovely weather, of course, and a generous supply of fresh air and the perfect view of the Tagaytay attraction, is the presence of horses that people can also ride around for a wonderful horseback riding experience. I was planning to let the little man ride, but he was already a bit cranky and sleepy, so I decided against it.

Apart from the enjoyable rides, there are also booths where you can take photos and purchase souvenirs. All in all, I do enjoy our Sky Ranch experience. I just wish there are more new rides for kids and kids-at-heart to enjoy. Will I visit the place again? I most definitely would and would really love to give the Sky Eye another go! 🙂

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Revisiting Tagaytay: People’s Park In The Sky

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We were blessed to have had a couple of out-of-town trips last year, one of which is a trip back to Tagaytay. We’ve already been to the city a few year’s before the little man was born and I was just glad to be sharing the wonderful experience with Jared. While other people go to places like this clinic to relax and unwind, traveling to Tagaytay where the temperature is always delightfully cold is truly a recommended way to spend the holidays or celebrate a special occasion.

There are just so many places to see and visit, where the family can have such wonderful bonding experiences. One of those attractions, and sure is everyone’s fave, is the People’s Park In The Sky. Although it did not change much since our last visit, and if it did, I am betting all for the worse. The place look un-maintained and abandoned at best. But people still flock here for the breathtaking view of the rest of Tagaytay City. Entrance fee is very affordable at Php30 per head and honestly I won’t mind paying more if only they can improve the facilities and amenities inside and they ought to begin with repairing the park’s marquee! Anyway, that aside, our trip to the place is a nice one. We arrived early and the morning sun is just enough to keep us warm in the cold, Christmas-y weather. We opted to take the trek up instead of riding one of those jeepneys for hire at the entrance of the park.

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the view from People’s Park In The Sky’s viewing deck

The little one enjoyed the walk up and was all sweaty and excited by the time we make it to the top. He liked the bridge situated in the middle of the park best and made a number of trips to and fro. There were students taking photos in the bridge when we arrived so I was not able to take a few snaps of my own. Not to mention, Jared was just impossible to follow around with a camera. Besides, by the time we make it to the peak, the grown ups were both hungry so we grabbed a quick bite of hotdog sandwich from one of the stores found there.

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Win Your Dream Wedding with Club Balai Isabel

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On April 20 to 21, 2013, Club Balai Isabel will hold its first bridal fair entitled, “The Wedding Caravan” organized by R & A Events Specialist by Ricci Ang, hosted by Vet Lauzon.

This grand event will be held at Club Balai Isabel, located on the romantic shores of Lake Taal in Barangay Talisay, Batangas City from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm. The Wedding Caravan is designed for couples who desire a memorable and tailor-fit wedding. The event will showcase different wedding specialists and designers dedicated to making dream weddings happen.

This two-day event is packed with exciting activities and prizes to be given out to lucky couples. A series of bridal talks, makeovers and more will take place in this gathering. There shall also be a sumptuous food tasting by Juan Carlo the Caterer, a renowned catering service group. A fashion show highlighting the wedding collection of couture designers of the Fashion & Wedding Designers of the Philippines shall also be included in the line-up of events.

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Club Balai Isabel will launch their first ever “Win a Dream Wedding” promo during the event. To join the contest, the couple must produce a three-minute creative video telling their love story and their idea of a dream wedding. The winning couple shall be entitled to a first-class Dream Wedding at Club Balai Isabel. The prize package will include a wedding gown by designer Joel Bautista, a special wedding cake by Hearts and Bells, photo and video coverage by Nice Print Photography, wedding invitations by Printrade Society Printers, photo souvenir by Smack Shot Photo Booth, catering by Juan Carlo the Caterer and other services by event partners such as Creations, Dragon Fireworks, Blessed Sacrament Flower Shop, and Ground Zero.

The Wedding Caravan this April at Club Balai Isabel shall be the befitting destination for couples, wedding enthusiasts and specialists taking part in the celebration of love and marriage.

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For more information about Club Balai events and promos, you may call (02) 897-1740, (+63) 9258260323 or (+63) 9178402820 or e-mail weddings@balaiisabel.com. Like Club Balai on Facebook, www.facebook.com/clubbalaiisabel or log-on to their website at www.balaiisabel.com.

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