How to Prepare Yourself for Sinulog 2018
Sinulog festival is known to be the most popular festival in the Philippines. The annual cultural and religious festival is celebrated every 3rd Sunday of January. With this, Sinulog gives Cebuanos (and tourists as well) reason to continue celebrating even after welcoming the New Year. Aside from the fluvial procession and the street parade, there are also street parties and events held by different companies/brands in order to make the festival even more memorable.
In case you’re planning to roam around the streets of Cebu City during Sinulog, be sure you’re ready for large crowds and long walks. I’ll be sitting this one out this year but I still encourage you to experience the fun and excitement around the streets of Cebu! With this, I’m sharing with you some tips on how to prepare yourself for Sinulog 2018:
1. Wear comfortable clothes
When I say comfortable clothes, it doesn’t mean you have to go for revealing ones. Roaming around the streets is different from being inside a mall so be ready to encounter different kinds of people. Go for clothes that make you confident enough without having to worry about other people judging you, so you can focus more on having fun!
Mango shirt, H&M skirt and earrings, Céline bag, Keds shoes
2. Take care of your belongings
It’s best to carry a small sling bag so it’ll be easier for you to keep an eye on your belongings. I usually just bring a few bills with me and leave my wallet with credit cards at home. It’s better to be ready than sorry.
2. Download Grab on your mobile phone
Take advantage of Grab’s exciting events and offers. Grab is known to be Southeast Asia’s leading on-demand transportation and mobile payments platform. Its core product platform includes transport solutions for both drivers and passengers with an emphasis on convenience, safety and reliability. Since it’s expected that there’ll be a lot of visitors coming to Cebu for Sinulog, going from one place to another can be inconvenient. I’d suggest you to install Grab on your phones so you don’t have to worry about transportation or looking for a safe place to leave your car.
Don’t forget to use the special promo code, “SINULOG” to avail unlimited 50 pesos off on your Grab rides from January 16 – 21 to and from following festival destinations: Fuente Osmeña, Basicilia del Sto. Niño, Plaza Independencia and Cebu City Sports Complex in Abellana.
Not only does Grab make transporation easier, every ride taken with Grab allows you to earn GrabRewards points which you can use to redeem exciting offers and freebies. Festival essentials such as caps, shirts, water bottles and more can be redeemed using your GrabRewards points at the special GrabRewards redemption booth situated at Plaza La Independencia.
3. Fuel up for long walks
Since long walks are expected during Sinulog, don’t forget to eat eat eat! Grab has also partnered with select establishments that are nearby, accessible and preferred such as House of Lechon – a well-loved signature Cebuano restaurant that serves some of the best roasted pig in town. Grab users can enjoy P100 off their orders when they dine at House of Lechon. You just have to check GrabRewards catalogue, look for House of Lechon offer and redeem. This gives you another reason to install Grab on your phones, right?
4. Enjoy and stay safe! Pit Señor!