Over 40 booths open in SRP World Tent City

A TOTAL of 44 booths are now open at the SRP World Tent City after the ceremonial launching of the event on Friday afternoon, Jan. 13, 2023 at the South Road Properties across the Sinulog Grand Parade venue.

Cinbeth Orellano, one of the organizers of the Tent City, told SunStar Cebu Friday that 35 of the 44 booths located at Lot E along the University of the Philippines Professional School, will participate in the “Best Booth Design” contest.

The exhibitors, some of whom have more than one booth, are composed of hotel, technology and restaurant brands.

Orellano clarified that the event has been open to the public since Thursday and will end on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2023.

Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama and Vice Mayor Raymond Alvin Garcia led the blessing and ribbon-cutting of the event Friday.

Also in attendance were Cebu City Councilor Joy Pesquera, tourism committee chairperson, and Cebu City South District Rep. Eduardo “Edu” Rama Jr.

The following are the participating exhibitors: 38 Coffee, Bai Hotel, Balay Coffee Concept, Bella Tea & Chocoffee House, Buongiorno Pizza, Carbon Market, Cebu City Tourism Commission, Choobi-Choobi, CMYK, Crown Regency, Department Of Tourism, Dermacare, Don Takoyaki, Fresh Lemon Juice, Happy Barista, Happy Coffees, Happy Cravings, Huawei, Jeju Samgyupsal, Jpark Island Resort & Water Park Cebu, J-Spot, Kusina Habhab, Kpup Mobile Party Playground, League of Cities of the Philippines, Leylam, Megawide, Mic Check Cebu, Papa Kits, Profood, Realme, Samsung, Sushi Unlimited, Virginia Food Inc.

Wilma Monares, one of the organizers of the SRP World Tent City, told SunStar Cebu on Wednesday that the event was envisioned as a place where spectators of the Sinulog Grand Parade could “relax, dine and enjoy” the festivities.

“It’s envisioned to be an oasis for people who are in the grandstand, watching the Sinulog dance, so that they don’t get hungry or thirsty and they can have a place to hang out,” Monares said in a mix of Cebuano and English.

Booths are rent-free. The city government asked only for P10,000 as utility fee for the use of electricity and water.

The World Tent City will also feature live band music. (EHP)/b>