As you guys may or may not know, the local government unit of my hometown Davao City, Mindanao has banned the use and sale of fireworks for years now. So yes, it’s been a series of pretty “quiet” Christmases and New Year’s Eves in Davao for several years now. Quiet but safe.
Now, because fireworks aren’t permitted, the Davao City government, led by Mayor Sara Duterte, has come up with the next best thing – an P18 Million dancing, musical fountain!
The grand musical fountain, which can be found at the Davao City People’s Park (former PTA Grounds, along Camus Street), is said to be the first in Mindanao. The musical fountain in People’s Park Davao is also a part of the yearly Pasko Fiesta, which the Davao government holds to usher in the holidays.
I don’t have a photo of the grand musical fountain just yet. I’m set to visit Davao in a few days, though, so I’ll definitely make sure to drop by and take a photo of this new Davao City tourist spot. I do have a photo of the giant Christmas tree found at People’s Park Davao City taken last 2008:
More trivia about the P18 Million dancing fountain after the jump!
According to news reports, the P18 million worth dancing fountain features synchronized movement of water along with songs and bright, colorful lights. The fountain has 132 different lights and 59 effects, with an “auto sensing” control system. This technology is from Calcutta, India.
Pretty exciting development, don’t you think so?