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Kiong Hee Huat Tsai: More than luck in Bacolod

Since 2006, Bacolod has been conducting its own version of the Chinese New Year celebration – the Bacolaodiat Festival. This name was coined from the words “Baco” for  Bacolod and “Lao Diat”, a Fookien word for celebration. This year, Bacolaodiat welcomed the Year of the Metal Rat which symbolizes positivity, confidence, and adaptive characteristics. These traits usually add a theme to the festivities of the event which is usually celebrated to wish everyone prosperity and good fortune. Bacolaodiat, however, is more than about luck – it is also a celebration of the union between Filipino and Chinese cultures.


This year’s Bacolaodiat was held from January 31 to February 2. Its first day was marked by the opening of the Imperial Village where both tourists and locals were able to explore several forms of Asian arts and crafts including calligraphy, wishing tree and palm reading. More options to get immersed in the Chinese culture were also presented at the opening of The Chopsticks Alley on this same day. This was where everyone satisfied their cravings for Chinese food while watching traditional cooking demos. 

The following days of Bacolaodiat 2020 were decorated by motorcades and street dances, including a Dazzling Dance Parade where members of the Filipino-Chinese community welcomed the new year parading their colorful Chinese-inspired costumes. Also included in the list of the much-awaited events was the Lantern Dance Competition that showcased the art of both Chinese and modern street dances. The festive vibe was even more felt in the evening with the serenades that came from the live band performances. Bacolaodiat concluded on the 2nd day of February with the awarding and closing ceremonies held with the symphony of Lights and Sparks. 

The festivals of Bacolod – especially Bacolaodiat – make the place even more beautiful than it already is. They make having a piece of the city a privilege that not all people can experience. As a partner of the Bacolaodiat Festival, this is what The Olvera COHO proudly brings to the table – a lifestyle upgrade in one of the most colorful and festive cities in the country. 


Creating Beautiful Lifestyles in Bacolod

COHO, short for Condo Homes, is Vista Land’s newest brand for beautiful, stylish, and high quality condominium units. Its showcase for Bacolod, The Olvera COHO, is an exclusive condominium-resort development along Cordova-Buri Road in Mandalagan. Of its four buildings, Tower 1 Ibiza will be the first to complete its construction by the first quarter of 2020.

With The Olvera COHO’s integrated and master-planned development, it gives an avenue for young professionals, starting families, and discerning investors to redefine city living by combining its style and energy with that of its affiliate retail brands. A few minutes away from this development is Vista Mall Bacolod, granting its residents the freedom to enjoy their own mall, coffee shop, cinema, and supermarket. This synergy and living in a resort-like gated community presented by The Olvera COHO is a luxury in the midst of Bacolod’s booming economy. 

This thriving economy has been enhanced by a lot of its native celebrations for the longest time now, including Bacolaodiat. But while one of the things that Bacolaodiat celebrates is luck, investing in The Olvera COHO is a lot more than being a good fortune. It is a secured and rewarding investment, and a clear step towards creating your beautiful lifestyles.


Sources: https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1086665
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