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City di Mare: The home of the Sinulog Grand Parade

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City di Mare: The home of the Sinulog Grand Parade
CDM's sprawling 58-hectare expanse features green open spaces allowing Cebuanos to enjoy outdoor activities and events.

CEBU, Philippines — The colors, the dances, the sights, the sounds—every year, Filipinos around the country flock to Cebu to witness a wonderful intersection of history, faith and culture known as the Sinulog Festival.

Only the biggest and most welcoming venues will suit Sinulog, and this year, the Sinulog Grand Parade will return to the heart of the South Road Properties at Filinvest’s City di Mare (CDM).

CDM, in its second consecutive year in a row to host the festival, is determined to make this year’s Sinulog the best one yet.

The heart of Sinulog

Sinulog is Cebu’s biggest festival, with preparations happening months in advance of the festival itself, as well as an eclectic variety of events preceding it.

Solemn processions, wild competitions and unfettered celebrations are all integral parts of the Sinulog, where everyone shows his full commitment to honoring the Feast of the Sto. Niño.

Earlier in January, the Il Corso mall at CDM bore witness to the first Sinulog sa Sugbo Dragon Boat Competition. People watching from Il Corso were able to watch these thrilling races where paddlers put their best efforts in a race to the finish line.

Closing the month-long celebration is the grand parade, the highlight of Sinulog, happening this year at CDM, South Road Properties.

Each parade group will have its own unique costumes and routines, celebrating the coming of Christianity to Cebu with energetic dances and water-like movements.

Every performance is sure to surprise and delight spectators of all ages, making each part of the parade a memorable sight to see!

A perfect location

City di Mare ensures ample space for everyone to partake in the festivities, accommodating both the vibrant parade performers and the multitude of spectators.

With over 500,000 guests arriving from around the world for the Sinulog Festival, the challenge of providing enough space is evident. However, at CDM, there’s always room for one more guest, no matter the festival’s size.

Residents and businesses in CDM enjoy prime viewing spots as the parade makes its way. The first leg of the parade features an impressive array of floats, showcasing the creativity of Cebu.

Spectators in CDM not only benefit from spacious viewing areas but also have access to well-stocked food parks, allowing them to relish Cebu’s renowned delicacies while enjoying the parade.

Accessibility is a breeze for attendees coming from various parts of Cebu. Situated less than an hour away from Mactan Airport, CDM is easily reachable via the Cebu South Coastal Road, with the Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway just eight minutes away.

Whether local or international, entering CDM is a seamless experience for all Sinulog enthusiasts.

Cause for celebration

CDM is the best facet of South Road Properties. The premier coastal city development of Filinvest is dedicated to making the live-work-play lifestyle happen.

Not only does it have the space for both comfortable residential areas and activity-filled green and open spaces, it also has the space to host Cebu’s biggest, most iconic events.

No matter what the celebration is, CDM will always be home to the most important parts of Cebu.


Learn more about City di Mare at www.citydimare.com

Editor's Note: This press release is paid for by Filinvest. 


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