In the past, I have written about the lack of any New Year’s celebrations in the Philippines. John Grant wrote a good article about his experience along these lines too a while back.
The fact is, if you want to celebrate the New Year here in the Philippines, you will likely find that almost every place is closed up for the night! Traffic is non-existent on New Year’s Eve. People stay home with the family. Nothing wrong with staying home to ring in the New Year, but for many of us that is not what we are used to. For some people who are single, they might not have a family to spend the night with, so they have no choice but to stay home and actually be lonely.
But, this year, it seems that in Davao there is finally a place where you can go out, enjoy time with friends, and ring in the New Year when Midnight rolls around! That’s right, Felis Resort has announced that they will be having a New Year’s Party this year!
The Party will start at 8pm on December 31. Location is at Felis Resort, which is located in Matina Aplaya, Davao City. You can get there by either taking the road behind SM City, headed south, or by going to Matina Crossing and turning North to Felis. Felis is located right on the Gulf of Davao, with a beautiful view of Mt. Apo. It is really a wonderful place to relax, enjoy time with friends and have a generally great time!
Will I be at the New Year’s Party? Not sure yet…. but there is a good chance that I’ll be stopping by for a while at least. Maybe I’ll see you there!