World Pyro Olympics 2009 – postponed


Photo by Alvin Chua

Last Saturday, we were scheduled to attack Bonifacio Global city to watch the first day of WPO. We were excited to see this show, since it’s China’s turn. It would’ve been like watching this whole hullabaloo from the people who invented it. More like watching Einstein talk about theory of relativity, or politicians talk about corruption (sounds like a typical day in the congress).

We’re about to hit the road when it started drizzling. So we’ve decided to just wait for the next match instead. I already put my tripod and all sorts of gizmos in my car for the 2nd Saturdays show. Until the organizers posted this:

Due to safety considerations of the firing site where the fireworks will be launched, the Executive Committee of the World Pyro Olympics (WPO) has decided to postpone the staging of the WPO 2009 to January 2010. Originally set on November 28, December 5, 12 and 19, at the Bonifacio Global City, WPO will continue as soon as the safety issues have been fully addressed. The incessant rains and flooding during the past months have rendered the firing area almost unfit for pyrotechnics launchings which have certain international standards to observe. The participating countries have thus agreed to postpone the event.

Tickets purchased will still be honored on the new event dates. Final dates will be announced very soon on this website. Please keep checking for updates.

Ticket holders are requested to contact our hotlines at 568-6908 / 384-0239 or log on to for more details.

Great! so I guess we’ll have to wait until next year… Bummer!



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