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06.10.2010 - Ayala Triangle Gardens is the first ever park to have wifi access within its premises. Its located near the Makati Stock Exchange. The park was opened to the public in 2009 after its massive re-development. It was been a place of personal sanctuary for everyone nearby, who can't get out of the city and see the green lush trees.

This year Ayala Triangle Gardens has added another attraction, which will be displayed fpr the public to see in time for Independence Day. The living flag, measuring around 150 square meters, will be made with almost four thousand flowering plants...

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Since the Gardens opened to the public in 2009, it has provided a green refuge for urban dwellers and has served as a venue for shared experiences in Makati,” says Meean Dy, head of Ayala Land’s Strategic Landbank Management Group. ‘With Independence day coming up, we are launching the “I he(art) Makati. I heart the Philippines. I heart being free.” series of events that hope to showcase the Gardens and celebrate the Filipino spirit. This is one of them.”

The unveiling of the 1st ever living flag was yesterday at the fountain area of the Makati Stock Exchange on a rainy afternoon. The MAPSA the city's local police had set up an orchestral band to provide the music, and played the national anthem in the opening ceremonies.

Viewing up top in capturing the living flag is something to be admired. Its a different kind of experience if you see it in aerial view, but the only chance you can see it is high above the restricted rooftop area of the Makati Stock Exchange. We appreciate that MSE for giving us the chance to see, and capture the experience in our digital cameras. This is something to be proud of bringing nationalism inside of us, and being proud to be a Filipino.

The Ayala Triangle Gardens, the city’s main cultural and civic hub will serve as the backdrop to the living flag, its lush foliage and spacious lawns perfectly complementing the creative display of nationalism. Activities will kick off on June 9th with the unveiling of the living flag. Adjacent installations will also provide historical facts and tidbits about the Philippine flag.

In line with the Independence Day activities, the Legazpi and SedeƱo underpasses will be transformed into the City’s first pedestrian art galleries. Entitled “Looking for Juan” and “Everyday Filipino Heroes”, the exhibits will feature artworks of Bencab, Elmer Borlongan, Sajid Imao, Plet Bolipata and many others. The project aims to bring art closer to the public and make walking a more pleasurable experience.

Finally, a major photography contest featuring Makati will be held. A week-long competition for photography and camera clubs will kick-off on June 9. An on-the-spot contest open to the public for kids, teens and adults will be held on June 19 at the Ayala Triangle Gardens. Free photography sessions by noted professionals, activities for kids and festive photo opportunities at the Gardens. Prizes also await the best vintage personal photographs taken in Makati which will be submitted on the day.

For inquiries, email atg@ayalaland.com.ph or call (02) 8415812.

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