Second World Pyrotechnics display olympics

Millions of Filipinos and foreign tourists have witnessed the spectacular fireworks during the 2nd World Pyro Olympics that lit up the sky of the Esplanade area of the Mall of Asia complex in Pasay City.

The Philippines and nine competing countries – Australia (defending champion), China, Germany, Korea, Russia, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the United States – participated in the amazing displays of fireworks on the 5th to the 7th and 12th to 13th of January 2007. This followed the 1st World Pyro Olympics also in Pasay City that painted the sky with dazzling lights and left wonder in the eyes of highly entertained sky watchers.

The lively, flashy and dazzling display of pyrotechnics, that threw a thousand colors in a dancing motion to the night sky of Pasay, elicited yeheys and wows from the amazed crowds that scattered across the sprawling Mall of Asia complex, regarded as one of the largest shopping havens in the world.

Watchers, however, had to bear the inconvenience of going to and out of the Esplanade area, because of the extraordinary volume of vehicles that brought the millions of people looking for unique entertainment. But despite an hour or so of being stuck in the traffic, watchers went home contented, with lively images of lights lingering in their dreams as they slept through the night to face the most dazzling light of the day hours later.


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