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A weekend well spent at Northtown

There are many ways to enjoy a long weekend, but for those who attended the Northtown Weekend Family Fair hosted by Alsons Properties last August 23 and 24, it was all about bonding with family and friends while engaging in an array of activities that nourished the mind, body, and soul.

The weekend fair was an avenue for the developer to showcase its new development located in Buhangin, Davao City, while allowing guests to indulge in their hobbies and passions, and learn a thing or two from experts who conducted enriching lectures and demonstrations.

Local artist Maan Chua, who is best known for her award-winning compositions, was invited to share her knowledge and talent in crafting colorful dreamcatchers believed to bring good dreams, especially to children.

Melody Ybañez, the young mom and master juicer behind the successful organic juice brand called Greene Dare, lectured guests on the benefits of juicing fresh fruits and vegetables, and demonstrated the preparation of a couple of her best-selling combinations.

Chef Gigi Angkaw, Corporate Research and Development Chef for Sarangani Bay, flew in from Manila to demonstrate classic Asian recipes such as Thai Fish Cakes, Mee Goreng, and Goi Cuon. The celebrity chef raved about the abundance of fresh ingredients she found in Davao’s markets and encouraged guests to include fresh herbs and vegetables in their everyday cooking.

To keep kids busy, Art Stations were set up at the garden of the Northtown Visitors’ Lounge.

The weekend’s highlight was the Sunset Fun Run, wherein runners of all ages competed for the 6k, 2k, and Kids categories.

A 116-hectare masterplanned residential township seamlessly integrated with nature, Northtown paves the way for a green and healthy lifestyle through its eco-sustainable design and features. The development includes a 2.5-hectare clubhouse complex, which offers a multitude of opportunities for families to relax, play, and bond; and a 10-hectare area envisioned to house commercial establishments and community support facilities.  

 

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Renowned local artist Maan Chua taught guests how to weave their own dreamcatchers.

 

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Melody Ybañez of Greene Dare shared the benefits of juicing

 

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 Celebrity Chef Gigi Angkaw demonstrated classic Asian recipes.

 

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Face Painting and Glitter Tattoo booths were a hit among young guests.

 

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The Northtown Visitors’ Lounge was decked out for the Weekend Family Fair.