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Luneta Dancing Music Fountain reopens for free public view this Christmas season (Video)

By on Dec 20, 2010 in Asia Comments

Manila, Philippines – The Department of Tourism (DOT) and the government of City of Manila reopened the Luneta Dancing Music Fountain for free public view starting Thursday until December 25, Christmas day.

The dancing music fountain in Luneta, also known as Rizal Park, and one of the pioneer pride of the Philippines in terms of local and tourist attraction, can now be enjoyed again by the public for free view in the morning and evening, 2 hours each.

As reported by Bombo Radyo Philippines, it was a project by National Parks Development Committee (NPDC), while the re-launching was attended by local officials and Ballsy Aquino-Cruz, sister of President Noynoy Aquino, or PNoy.

This was also reported at ABS-CBN News on Sunday, and a YouTube video uploaded by a username ‘directionsonweb’ can be watched below.

The upgraded Luneta Dancing Music Fountain, which has been neglected for along time was reported to have been redesigned by the same man who developed the original fountain in 1968, German-Filipino William Schaare.

The newly redesigned Luneta Dancing Music Fountain features as much as 88 feet high of pulsating fountain, while 38 smaller squirts of water surround it.

In addition, a choir serenades Luneta visitors as LASER lights dances along the synchronized fountain.

Meanwhile, Tourism Secretary Alberto Lim told the news that the relaunching of the Luneta Dancing Music Fountain is only the first step restore Rizal Park, where the monument of Philippines’ national hero Jose Rizal also stands.

Rizal Park, or Luneta, is a historical place for Fillipinos and previously called Bagumbayan before Jose Rizal was shot through a firing squad on December 30, 1896.

Manila needs a good tourist attraction; Luneta would be the best one.” Secretary Lim was quoted as saying.

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