Malasimbo Lights and Dance Festival Experience

I love festivals! One of my favorite festivals is Fete De La Musique and I religiously go every year. Pocket stages in every corner of Makati, drinking a cold beer and soaking into the live music. Okay, I’ll stop! This is not about Fete!

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Natural Amphitheater – Main Stage

Going to Malasimbo Festival opened a whole new world of music to me. I’m going to be honest, I do not know most of the artists but I love discovering new music!

Before going to Puerto Galera, I didn’t know we need to take a jeepney going up to the mountains for the event. I thought you can just go to the beach and return to the festival whenever you like. I wasn’t prepared for all those mini hike everytime we leave. Haha

Before we get into more details, I’d like share with you that I camped there. It is your choice if you want to get a hotel in White Beach or be cheap and setup a tent at the event. What I like about camping is you can stay at the venue for as long as you want.

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Check out Mat’s Instagram @mthpdll

This is Mat, a camper friend we met while we were waiting for the jeepney to get full. See, this is what I don’t like about leaving the event. Whether you like it or not, you must wait for at least 10 people to ride before they take you to the venue.

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Before going in, make sure that you pay and get a camper pass. This will entitle you to take your food at the camping area and of course setup your own tent. If you have tons of money to blow, go ahead and splurge on food. Don’t forget the Kesong Puti Panini! It’s to die for.

I recommend to take a sweatshirt or a hoodie with you because it gets really chilly at night. Ah! The silent disco, I believe this is everyone’s favorite. Basically there are two DJs playing and you must wear the wireless headphones. You can switch it from green to blue light, whatever your DJ of choice is.

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Early bird at the venue
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The night gets crazier!
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Silent disco

After 2 consecutive nights of dancing and drinking, we went to the beach to take a good nap. We badly needed the energy for the last night!

If you’re very tight with your budget, below are the Malasimbo hacks we did.

  • Refresh yourselves with the 15 PHP Halo-Halo at the store outside the event by the tricycle terminal
  • Lunch under 50 PHP at the Carinderia beside the Halo-Halo place
  • Buy a bunch of chips, bread and drinks at the Sari-sari store
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Photographer friends taking a nap. Check out their Instagram! @mthpdll @jenndpelaez

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You can do a lot of things at the event actually. You can walk around and take photos of the nature, check out the art installations or much better, sleep on the grass and get a tan. You better believe my stock photos for Instagram are more than what I expected. The place is 100% Gramable! Do it for the Gram! Haha

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Joyce and Mat taking over the main stage! Haha
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View of White Beach from the Malasimbo Mountain

Would I do it again next year? Hell yes. I’d love to go back for sure. Thanks, Malasimbo!

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Have you been to Malasimbo? How was your experience? I’d love to know!

All photos edited in VSCO. More in my Instagram link below.

http://instagram.com/krizplata

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