SM Mall of Asia

SM Mall of Asia, also abbreviated as SM MoA or simply MoA, is a large shopping mall in Bay City, Pasay, Philippines, near the SM Central Business Park, the Manila Bay, and the southern end of Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA).

Owned and developed by SM Prime Holdings, the largest mall chain owner and developer in the Philippines, it has a land area of 42 hectares, a gross floor area of approximately 406,962 square meters (4.38050×106 sq ft),[2] and attracts a daily average foot traffic of about 200,000 people.[3]

It is currently the fourth largest shopping mall in the Philippines and the thirteenth in the world.[3] When it opened in 2006 it was the largest shopping mall in the Philippines until SM City North EDSA was redeveloped in 2008,[4] and was relegated to third place by the expansion of SM Megamall from 2011 to 2015 when SM Seaside City Cebu opened to the public.[5][6]

Following the mall's opening in 2006, it caused several smaller shopping malls nearby to close, such as Pearl Plaza and Uniwide Coastal Mall both in Paranaque.

SM Mall of Asia
SM Mall of Asia logo
View of Pasay City at SM Mall of Asia
The mall in May 2016
LocationBay City, Pasay, Philippines
Coordinates14°32′6.24″N 120°58′55.75″E / 14.5350667°N 120.9821528°ECoordinates: 14°32′6.24″N 120°58′55.75″E / 14.5350667°N 120.9821528°E
AddressSeaside Boulevard, Barangay 76
Opening dateMay 21, 2006
DeveloperSM Prime Holdings
ManagementSM Prime Holdings
OwnerHenry Sy, Sr.
ArchitectArquitectonica
No. of stores and services600+ shops, including 217 dining establishments
No. of anchor tenants16
Total retail floor area406,962 m2 (4,380,500 sq ft)
No. of floorsMain mall buildings: 3 (including expansion)
The SM Store: 3
Carpark buildings: 8
Parking8,000 slots[1]
Websitesmmallofasia.com

Construction

MoA 199
SM Mall of Asia during its earlier years. October 2007.

The mall is the centerpiece project of SM Prime at the SM Central Business Park, where five one-story buildings serve as the company's corporate offices (the sixth building being occupied by TeleTech Holdings, Inc. as their flagship site in the country).

The SM Mall of Asia's design team includes Arquitectonica, design architect; Architect Robert Carag Ong, Architect of Record, GHT Services, project manager, and Hilmarc's Construction Corp. (for the South Parking Building, Main Mall, and Entertainment Mall) and Monolith Construction Development Corp. (for the North Parking Building), general contractors.

The mall would have opened before Christmas Day of 2005 but had been delayed due to hitches in the delivery of construction materials. Frequent rains in the last quarter of 2005 also delayed the turnover of mall space to tenants. SM Prime decided to move the opening date to March 3, 2006.

On February 27, 2006, local newspaper Manila Standard Today, reported that a team of Pasay City engineers found huge cracks underneath the structure, which was causing the structure to vibrate.[7] When questioned about the inspection, the Pasay City Engineering Department denied making any statement regarding defects in the Mall of Asia. Engineer Edwin Javaluyas, Pasay City engineering officer, in his letter to SM Prime Holdings Inc., said he never stated that the city hall's engineering department inspected the Mall of Asia on February 23, 2006.[8]

SM Prime, however, decided to move the opening to May 21 of that year. Jeffrey Lim, corporate information officer of SM Prime Holdings, emphasized that a rescheduling of the mall's opening was made to give the company an opportunity to allow more tenants to open shops and denied that the change was due to structural defects.[9]

The mall was officially inaugurated by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo with a special screening of Everest in the San Miguel Coca-Cola IMAX Theater. The movie was shown three days after Philippine tri-athlete Leo Oracion reached the treacherous mountain's summit.[10]

Layout

Panoramic view of SM Mall of Asia (2009)
Panoramic view of SM Mall of Asia (2009)

Mall of Asia consists of four buildings interconnected by walkways; the Main Mall, the Entertainment Mall, and the North and South Parking Buildings.

SM Mall of Asia Aerial Shot
Aerial view of SM Mall of Asia (2014)

The Main Mall includes shopping and dining establishments and the food court. The Entertainment Mall is a two-story complex, most of which is open-air, and faces Manila Bay. Both have concierge desks.[11]

The mall's 5,000 parking spaces are divided across two, six-story parking buildings conveniently designated the North and South Parking Buildings. The South Parking Building houses the mall's official The SM Store, while the mall's supermarket, the SM Hypermarket is located at the North Parking Building.

Since its opening in 2006, visitors to the mall have been welcomed by large steel framed globe on a roundabout at the southern tip of Epifanio de los Santos Avenue. In 2009, the globe was turned into Globamaze, an LED display.[12]

Features

Bay City - Diokno Bvd., Mall of Asia complex (Pasay)(2018-08-25)
Buildings at the Jose Diokno Boulevard.
Bay City - Diokno Bvd., Mall of Asia complex, EDSA globe (Pasay)(2018-08-25)
The Globe from a distance

The mall includes branches of all of the standard anchor stores found in most of the SM Supermalls. The first-ever branch of Taste Asia, one of the SM Supermalls' food court brands, is located right outside the mall's supermarket, the sprawling SM Hypermarket.[13]

One of the mall's main attractions is the first ever IMAX theater in the country, along with a Director's Club Theater for intimate screenings (30 La-Z-Boy seats), a Premiere Cinema, the CenterStage Cinema which can use for live musical concerts and theatrical performances, and a XD 4D Cinema (which was opened since November 2014, but was now closed since July 2017). The San Miguel-Coca-Cola IMAX Theatre is one of the world's biggest IMAX screens in 3D including 2D screenings.

In addition to the mall's special theaters, it also has six regular two-tiered movie theaters similar to the ones found in almost every SM Supermall.[14] Two new digital theaters were opened at the north side of the entertainment mall, for a total of eight theaters.

The mall features the Philippines's first Olympic-sized ice skating rink which is located on the third level. At 61 by 30 meters, the rink is described as the biggest of its kind in Southeast Asia. It can accommodate both recreational and competitive figure skating, as well as ice hockey. Along with plain access and skate rentals, the rink's operators also offer training programs in both figure skating and ice hockey.[15] Several ice skating competitions have been held at the mall's ice skating rink, the most prestigious yet having been Skate Asia 2007. It was also the first time that the Philippines had hosted any international ice skating event.[16][17]

The mall's open-air music hall directly facing the sea has also held several events, contests and concerts.[18]

The mall also provides office space. Dell International Services, a subsidiary of Dell, Inc. once occupied a 13,470.5-square meter area at the second floor of the North Parking Building of the mall. Until 2015, Teleperformance took over that space. Currently, It has been replaced by the mall anchor Cyberzone for IT-related shops, one of the biggest since SM North EDSA.

E-com Center

One

OneE-com Center (known as SM Corporate Center) provides for the office and workspace requirements of prospective IT-related locator companies and to support office and backroom operations of business process outsourcing. The first building, OneE-comCenter, began March 8, 2006. The building was completed in the first week of October 2007. Its first occupant, Fitness First opened its doors on October 12, 2007. The office started to fill in January 2008.

The 105,857 square meter, 10 story OneE-comCenter was designed by international firm Arquitectonica and Architect Felix Lim. The building itself will have a total of 71,934 square meters available for lease. Seven floors will be allotted for office space and the ground floor for commercial use. The average floor plate will be 9,000 square meters. There will be two and a half levels for parking with 600 slots.

The building is connected by a second level pedestrian bridgeway to the mall's North Parking Building.[19]

Two

Two E-Com Prism Plaza
The TwoE-comCenter

The Two E-com Center is the second phase of the four BPO towers in the Mall of Asia complex. It has a gross floor area of 107,862 square meters and consists of 2 towers - 15 story office building with retail areas at Ground and 4th Floor Level. The parking areas are located at the 2nd and 3rd-floor level. The TwoE-com Center is designed by the firm Arquitectonica.[20]

Three

The Three E-Com Center is the third set of towers within the complex, consisting 2 Towers, set for BPO and shipping companies, it is also designed by the world-renowned firm Arquitectonica, and now currently completed construction and launched on September 28, 2018.[21]

Four

The Four E-Com Center is the fourth set of towers for BPO and shipping companies, consisting 3 towers also designed by the world-renowned firm Arquitectonica, and now currently being topped up.[22]

Five

Completed in 2015, the 15-storey BPO building, similar to Two E-Com Center, is attached atop a four-storey podium, again named Prism Plaza. The newest building in the complex is primarily occupied by Telstra, with other support offices occupying the building.

Six

The Six E-Com center is the Sixth set of towers, composed of 2 towers, and still under planning stage.

Residential Condominiums

SM MOA has 4 residential condominium properties from SMDC (SM Development Corporation) which include Sea Residences,[23] Shell Residences,[24] Shore Residences which has 3 residential condominiums (Shore, Shore 2 & Shore 3).[25][26] and The S Residences. [27]

Concert grounds

The Mall of Asia concert grounds, also called the Mall of Asia parking grounds when there is no event, are public spaces located west of the E-com Center buildings that are used to hold mass gatherings, primarily concerts. When there is no event, the venue is used as a parking lot to accommodate employees of the E-com Center buildings, as well as mall guests. The concert grounds comprise two complex blocks: one that can accommodate about 30,000 persons, and another that will bring the capacity to about 80,000.[28]

The venue was the site of the Close-Up Forever Summer concert tragedy that occurred in May 2016.[29]

Esplanade

An esplanade was constructed at the back of the mall where it served as the observation center for the First World Pyro Olympics in December 2005. The second World Pyro Olympics were held at the SM Mall of Asia's boardwalk area in early January, 2007.[30]

The Esplanade was also the venue for Lovapalooza 2, wherein more than 5,300 couples kissed for 10 seconds on February 10, 2007, breaking Hungary's 4,445 in the Guinness World Records. Also, an events venue named One Esplanade was constructed here. One Esplanade is usually used for product launches, parties, and other events.

MOA Eye
The MOA Eye along the western bay area.

SM By the Bay Amusement Park

SM By the Bay Amusement Park is an amusement park situated along Manila Bay that opened to the public in 2011.[31] The park currently has over 17 rides including the Mall of Asia Eye (a.k.a The Eye Of Asia) a 55-meter (180 ft) tall Ferris wheel which opened on December 18, 2011.[32] It has 36 air-conditioned gondolas, each able to carry up to six persons, giving a maximum capacity of 216 passengers.

Mall of Asia Arena

The Mall of Asia Arena is an indoor arena within the SM Mall of Asia complex which has a seating capacity of 16,000 and a full house capacity of 20,000,[33] which opened to the public on June 16, 2012.[34] The arena is the alternative venue of the Philippine Basketball Association and the main venue of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines.[35][36]

Exploreum Science Center

On October 13, 2007, the P313-million SM Science Discovery Center, the first of its kind in the world, was opened. SM Prime Holdings has partnered with US-based Leisure Entertainment Company (LEC) Worldwide for the SDC, it features a digital planetarium and a wide range of technology and science-themed exhibits.[37]

In 2009, it was renamed into Nido Fortified Science Discovery Center after being bought by Nestlé Philippines.

In 2014 Nido Fortified Science Discovery Center was rebranded to The Exploreum, Which features 118 new interactive exhibits and over 100 non-interactive exhibits in eight major interactive galleries namely the Natural World, Human Adventure, Zoom, Connect, Cyberville, Space Camp, the Living Earth, and Science Park.

Exploreum was closed in 2017 due to unknown reasons and it will be a part of the mall expansion.

SMX Convention Center

The SMX Convention Center (formerly Maitrade Expo and Convention Center) (Project Name: MAITrade) is the Philippines' largest privately run exhibition and convention center.[38] The 46,647-square meter building will have three floors and basement parking with a total leasable area of 19,800 square meters featuring large exhibition areas and function rooms. The convention center can fit approximately 6,000 people.

The groundbreaking was held on March 23, 2006. The P900 million project was completed and inaugurated on November 5, 2007. It is used as an alternate with the nearby state-run Philippine International Convention Center and World Trade Center Metro Manila located in the CCP Complex.

The 46,647-square meter building is composed of three floors and a basement parking with a total leasable area of 19,800 square meters. The Architect, Arch. Jose Siao Ling, designed the structure maximizing the use of space, giving exhibitors flexibility and options in terms of their specific area requirements. The exhibition area at the ground level will have a floor area of 9,000-square meters, which can be divided into four halls. Commercial shops will be located along the perimeter. A Bridgeway on the second level will connect SMX Convention Center to the mall's south parking building. The third level will have a total floor area of 8,730 square meters, which can be divided into six halls for functions and conventions, along with nine meeting rooms.[39]

The Food Village

The Food Village is a food court complex located at the MAAX (Mall of Asia Arena Annex) Building, Coral Way corner J.W. Diokno Blvd., Pasay City, Philippines.

Mall expansion and redevelopments

SM MoA Main Mall

Mall of Asia old ice skating rink
The former ice rink at the main mall.

A new 2-level expansion will be built at the top of the main mall which is now currently undergoing construction and is expected to be fully complete by 2021, with the first phase of the expansion fully opening in 2018 (although half of the first phase has opened in September 2016). The expansion wings will connect to the mall carpark buildings.

The new expansion will feature a rooftop track and football field with grandstand, botanical gardens, and parks at the mall's 4th level roofdeck plus all-new shops and restaurants at the mall's third, and fourth levels. It will be built in phases. The first phase will feature the new Olympic-sized Ice Skating Rink and a Food Hall (replacing the old Foodcourt) on the 3rd Floor along with more new shops and restaurants.[40]

The new expansion will be accompanied by major changes in the mall layout and tenant mix. For instance, the ice skating rink will be moved on the 3rd floor of the mall. On 2015, the ice skating rink in the main mall was closed to make way for the expansion works. The ice skating rink was temporarily moved to a modular building built in the parking area across SMX Convention Center then demolished after the reopening of the rink at the 3rd floor. The food court which is on top of the rink was also closed for the expansion works. Anchor shops Toy Kingdom and Kultura relocated to the south side of the main mall while SM Appliance relocated to the entertainment mall occupying the former space of Timezone (the latter moved two blocks left occupying the former east entrance of SM Bowling). SM Skating reopens inside the mall at the 3rd Level near Cosmic Kidz.

In light of the preparations for the new expansion, two new parking floors in the two parking buildings were constructed with a solar rooftop. In order to ensure seamless access to carpark areas, escalators serving parking levels 2-5 and three new passenger elevators serving parking levels 2-8 were opened in the North Parking Building. Two new sets of escalators were opened in the South Parking Building connecting the 3-storey The SM Store to the upper parking levels up to the sixth level. Another scope of the project is replacing the aluminium composite panels with concrete walls to prevent fire to avoid another Severe fire that caused the Twin Towers of the original World Trade Center to collapse after two hijacked planes flew straight into each towers.

Philippines’ leading real estate professional services and investment management firm JLL unveiled their projects reclaiming the Manila Bay estimating $8 Billion straddling the cities of Pasay City, Parañaque, and Manila includes the 1,200-hectare expansion of the SM MoA complex.[41]

A new wing connecting The Galeon Museum and the north side of Entertainment Mall was opened which features restaurants in the ground floor and the new Cinemas 7 and 8 in the 2nd floor.

The estimated Gross Floor Area would be 650,000 to 700,000 square meters, upon full completion.[42][43][44]

The Galeón museum

Soft Opening in August 8, 2017, The Galeón is a dome-shaped museum that will feature the history of the Galleon Trade, which in 250 years, the Philippines and Mexico played major roles during the period. The main attraction will be the Galleon ship which is used for trading.[45]

The grand opening has been delayed for some time and the entrance to the Museum was replaced by a restaurant advertisement.

S' Maison

A new retail podium housed in the first two levels of Conrad Hotel, although indirectly connected to SM Mall of Asia, added more shops and restaurants, mostly on the upscale side. There are three new Director's Club Cinemas that operate in the new development.

The Dessert Museum

The Dessert Museum has 8 rooms (Donut Hole, Marshmallow Room, Candy Cane Grooves, Ice Cream Room, Bubble Room, Gummy Bear Room, Cotton Candy Forest, and the Cake Pops Room) which focuses on sweets and desserts. There is also a souvenir shop inside. It is located on the S' Maison Hotel.[46]

Tryp by Windham Manila

The Tryp Manila, owned by Windham,is located beside The Esplanade. It is the second hotel located in the complex after Conrad Manila, but offers lower rates, it is completed in 2018.[47]

IKEA

Although indirectly connected to the main mall, the maiden store of Swedish furniture retailer IKEA in the Philippines will open at the open carpark between SMX Convention Center and Mall of Asia Arena by late 2020.[48] Once complete, it will be IKEA's largest store in the world with a floor space of 65,000 m2 (699,654.2 sq ft).[49]

DFP Luxe Store

Duty Free Philippines Corporation (DPFC) announced last Monday, May 7, 2018 that it would open a luxury multilevel store in the SM Mall of Asia Complex. The target opening date was to be on June 30[50] but was inaugurated on October 17, 2018 and soft opened on October 18 at Pacific Drive, MoA Complex.[51] It hosts leading fashion names like Coach, Bally, Longchamp, Kate Spade and Michael Kors and fashion brands such as MAC Cosmetics, Lancôme, Chanel, and Shiseido. The store also represents a number of Korean beauty trademarks.

Transport

Metrostar Ferry Terminal at the Mall of Asia in Manila
MetroStar Ferry Terminal

There is a 20-seater tram within the mall.

Adjacent to the convention center is the MetroStar Ferry Terminal ferry service to Cavite City. The terminal also serves as a passenger port to SM's tourism estate, the Hamilo Coast, in Nasugbu, Batangas.[52]

In 2007, Philippine Export-Import Credit Agency (PhilEXIM) inaugurated the ₱135 million ferry project between Cavite City and SM Mall of Asia. PhilEXIM President Virgilio R. Angelo stated that it guaranteed the loan of Metrostar Ferry, Inc. (Metrostar) for the government's Manila Bay Transport Project. Angelo stated that the ferry service would also open in the Cavite City-Luneta Boardwalk-Del Pan Bridge waterway.[53]

Incidents and accidents

  • July 13, 2011: A man jumped to his death from the sixth level of a car park of the south wing.[54]
  • March 30, 2014: A holdup and shootout occurred when the Martilyo Gang, a local criminal group specializing in robbing stores by smashing and stealing valuables using hammers, robbed a jewelry store using pipe wrenches instead of hammers in the department store on the first floor. One suspect was arrested during the incident.[55]
  • May 22, 2016: Five people died after taking alleged illegal drugs during a rave dance party organized by Close-Up entitled Forever Summer, which was headlined by Belgian DJ duo Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike at the concert grounds.[56]
  • October 2, 2018: A ceiling at the second level of the main mall fell down in the midst of heavy rain on Tuesday afternoon, causing rainwater to runoff in front of a beauty shop. It was posted on Facebook through video by Cherry Mae Bernas and no one got hurt during the incident.[57]

See also

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Preceded by
SM City Clark
25th SM Supermall
2006
Succeeded by
SM Center Pasig
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Bay City, Metro Manila

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Entertainment City, also known as E-City (formerly PAGCOR City and Manila Bay Tourism City), is a gaming and entertainment complex under development by PAGCOR spanning an area of 8 km2 (3.1 sq mi) in Bay City, Metro Manila, Philippines. It was first envisioned by PAGCOR in 2002. It lies at the western side of Roxas Boulevard and south of SM Central Business Park (SM Mall of Asia), part of Parañaque.The project is officially named as the Bagong Nayong Pilipino-Entertainment City through an executive order by President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and has been called several other names by the press. The most common name being referenced is "Entertainment City". The site has been declared a PEZA-approved economic zone and in 2017, President Rodrigo Duterte named Entertainment City as Expo Pilipino Entertainment City will be named after the exposition for the centennial of the independence of the Philippines in 1998 called Expo Pilipino.

Jose Diokno Boulevard

Jose Diokno Boulevard is a 4.38-kilometre (2.72 mi) long major collector road that runs north-south along the eastern perimeter of the SM Mall of Asia complex and parallel to Macapagal Boulevard in Bay City, Metro Manila, Philippines. It provides access from the Cultural Center of the Philippines Complex (CCP Complex) and Roxas Boulevard north to the shopping and lifestyle hub by the Manila Bay in Pasay. Motorists use the road as a less crowded alternative to Macapagal Boulevard. It also connects to Entertainment City further south in Parañaque.

The 8-lane median-divided boulevard was formerly known as Bay Boulevard. It was renamed in 2007, including the short extension of Gil Puyat Avenue in CCP Complex which connects it to Roxas Boulevard, after the former Filipino senator, José Wright Diokno. The road was constructed by the Philippine Reclamation Authority and was completed in 2011.

List of entertainment events at the SM Mall of Asia complex

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List of sports venues in the Greater Manila Area

The following is a list of sports venues found in the Greater Manila Area in the Philippines which are in current use. The newest sports venues in the metropolitan region are the Philippine Sports Stadium and the Philippine Arena in Santa Maria and Bocaue, Bulacan which opened in July 2014. They are the largest football stadium and indoor arena in the Philippines which served as the venue for some of the 2015 AFC Cup group stage matches and the first Philippine Basketball Association games for the 2014–15 season.

In 2012, the P3.6B Mall of Asia Arena opened within the SM Mall of Asia complex in Pasay. This indoor arena hosted the 2013 FIBA Asia Championship. Other popular venues in the region include the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City which hosts several professional and collegiate basketball leagues, and the Rizal Memorial Stadium in Malate which is home to both the Philippine national football team and the Philippines national rugby union team.

Macapagal Boulevard

Macapagal Boulevard (also known as Macapagal Avenue) is a modern eight-lane road parallel to Roxas Boulevard running from Cultural Center of the Philippines Complex in Pasay to Marina Bay Village in Asia World City, Parañaque in Metro Manila, Philippines. It was named after former President Diosdado Macapagal. It is located in the reclamation areas. This road has 3 major bridges, crossing the 'channels', of which the largest is the Libertad Channel, where the Libertad Water Pumping Station is situated. Thanks to intersection reconfiguring around EDSA to relieve traffic, Macapagal Boulevard is now often used to access the SM Mall of Asia to the north and Cavite to the south. It is also the main major road in Metro Manila's reclamation area called Bay City.

Mall of Asia Arena

Mall of Asia Arena is an indoor arena within the SM Mall of Asia complex, in Bay City, Pasay, Philippines. It has a seating capacity of 15,000 for sporting events, and a full house capacity of 20,000.

The Arena officially opened on June 16, 2012. It has retractable seats and a 2,000-capacity car park building.

The Mall of Asia Arena is the alternate venue of the Philippine Basketball Association when the Smart Araneta Coliseum is unavailable. The arena is also the new home of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines and National Collegiate Athletic Association (Philippines).

Metrostar Ferry

Metrostar Ferry was a passenger ferry service across Manila Bay between Cavite City and Pasay in Metro Manila, Philippines. It is owned and operated by Metrostar Ferry, Inc.

The route operated between terminals in San Roque, at the back of the Cavite City Hall, and SM Mall of Asia, adjacent to the Shrine of Jesus Church, in Bay City. It is serviced by four Filipino-designed ships, the Doña Carmen, Doña Inez, Doña Avelina and Doña Mercedes. Built in 2006, these ships are twin-hull, twin-engine, fully air-conditioned fiberglass catamarans which can carry between 130 and 550 passengers.The ferry service ran four times a day and makes a crossing in 45 minutes. The single journey cost is ₱75 per person, with a special discount rate of ₱60 for senior citizens and students. The alternative drive from Mall of Asia to Cavite City is approximately two hours via the Manila–Cavite Expressway.

As of 2018, the ferry service is not in operation.

Philippine Figure Skating Championships

The Philippine Figure Skating Championships are the figure skating national championship held annually to determine the national champions of the Philippines. Medals may be awarded in the disciplines of men's singles, ladies' singles, pair skating, and ice dancing, although not every discipline is held every year due to a lack of participants. The event is organized by Philippine Skating Union, the sport's national governing body.

The 2018 Philippine Figure Skating Championships was held at the SM Mall of Asia ice skating rink on November 25-26, 2018.

Philippine International Pyromusical Competition

The Philippine International Pyromusical Competition initially known as the World Pyro Olympics, is an annual competition among fireworks manufacturers from different countries held in the Philippines which runs for five days for World Pyro Olympics and 6 weeks for The Philippine International Pyromusical Competition. Two countries fire each day; the last participant fires on the final evening of the event.

The host of the event does not participate in the competition but performs a fireworks display on the last night. Awards, such as the People’s Choice, are given out after the exhibition. The crowning of the competition's winners ends the event.

Philippine Skating Union

The Philippine Skating Union (PhSU) is the sports governing body of the Philippines for figure skating and short track speedskating. PhSU was granted provisional membership on June 13, 2004 by the International Skating Union. Full membership was granted upon the completion of an Olympic size skating rink at the SM Mall of Asia. PhSU was originally established as the Ice Skating Institute of the Philippines.

SMX Convention Center

The SMX Convention Center is a convention center in Pasay, the Philippines. It is the largest private venue in the Philippines for trade events, industry conventions, corporate functions, and international exhibitions. The building is located right beside the SM Mall of Asia, and is considered as an important part of the Mall of Asia Complex. The SMX is owned by the SM Group of SM Prime Holdings.

SM City Fairview

SM City Fairview is a large shopping mall in the Philippines owned and operated by SM Prime Holdings. It is located along Quirino Highway and Regalado Avenue, Novaliches, Quezon City, Metro Manila. It is the second SM Supermall in Quezon City. It has a land area of 202,000 square metres (50 acres; 20.2 ha), a total gross floor area of 188,681 m2 (2,030,950 sq ft), making it the 7th largest shopping mall of SM in the Philippines after SM Seaside City Cebu, SM Megamall, SM City North EDSA, SM Mall of Asia, SM City Cebu and SM Aura Premier in terms of total floor area. Although it is named after Brgy. Fairview, it is based in Lagro area.

The Galeón

The Galeón: Manila–Acapulco Galleon Museum or the Museo de Galleon is a maritime museum under construction within the SM Mall of Asia complex in Pasay, Metro Manila, Philippines. The museum will feature Manila–Acapulco galleon trade and will also house a full-scale replica of a Galleon within its interior.

UAAP Street Dance Competition

The UAAP Street Dance Competition is a new annual event of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines during the closing ceremonies. This is to encourage more students to watch since less spectators attend the closing ceremonies, where players are awarded for their performance. Results of the street dance competition, together with the drum line competition, will not be added to the computation of UAAP Overall Championship.

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