they had the soft opening last Feb 13, 2007. i went there last night and the damage was P300.00 for the entrance fee. take note, that's only for the entrance. aside from the Pagodas, the Korean and Chinese circus, the well-lighted archways, the water screen laser show, the little fireworks and other lighted structures, you have to pay an additional P20-50 for the -18 degree centigrade Harbin Ice & Light Festival (na hindi ko napasok, mukhang pinapalamig pa yung tent hehehe), the 1st Qin Emperor's Terracota Army (na nasilip ko lang kasi pinipinturahan pa yung ibang "sundalo"), me mga mini-rides din na napagtyagaan ng ibang "adults" at nung sumakay na sila parang napaisip sila kung bakit sila sumakay hehehe.
- Gross Production - Usd 6 millions
- Gross Staff hired - 10,000 persons
- Production period - two years
- Job creation in the Phils - 12, 000 persons
- Number of bulbs used - 2,000,000
- Design Team (Philippines, Korea, China, Italy) - 200 staffs
the Expo is open everyday from 4:30 pm onwards (up to 1 am on weekends), Feb 13-April 22
Adult (over 4 ft) Php 300.00
Child (below 4 ft) Php 200.00
Children under 3 years old - Free
Parking is on the Macapagal Avenue side. If one is coming from Makati, take EDSA going to Mall of Asia then turn left upon reaching Macapagal Ave. You can also go there by boarding the bus with the signboard MIA Baclaran and go down on or before the Coastal Mall.yellow t-shirt wearing staffs can be found around the area, you can approach them for some queries and you can even ask them to take your pictures.
the colorful pagodas and the long-bodied dragon made of ceramic/plastic plates, cups and spoons are prominently on the center of the Expo.
and this is for the benefit of Pangarap na Lupa Foundation (Children with sight impairments)
(my random thoughts, how much are they going to pay Meralco for the huge, huge, huge amount of electricity they will use for that 2M bulbs?)