You probably never seen a New Year’s Eve like this before. But a typical Philippine New Year’s Eve is extremely wild, you’ll think the entire place is a warzone, with explosions everywhere and fireworks shooting up into the sky. When you’re inside the house, it sounds like the entire city is under heavy bombardment from above. This amateur video, taken from one of the tallest building in Metro Manila, gives an amazing perspective.
Sorry, New York, Sydney and London — Manila’s fireworks dominated New Year’s Eve celebrations.
Colorful explosions blasted in every corner of the Philippines’ capital city as revelers set off fireworks to celebrate 2015. Footage shot from a central skyscraper shows the vibrant, deafening and quite dangerous chaos of the festivities.
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This kind of scene is relatively unique to the Philippines. In Western countries especially in the United States, fireworks are heavily regulated. Its kind of difficult to purchase one unless you’re a licensed technician.
Indeed, nobody does it like Metro Manila. The entire city always experience total anarchy every New Year. Yes, the celebration is definitely fun and unforgettable. But it comes with a cost. After the celebration, there are several hundreds of fireworks related accidents. Huge fires that destroyed homes and properties, hundreds of amputations mostly on kids. Not to mention the airport having to be shut down and all flights cancelled due to thick smoke. If you’re not used to it, you’ll definitely think the entire place sounds like a freaking warzone, except that all people are having fun. That’s a typical New Year’s Eve celebration in Manila!