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Guidelines on Attending Phil-Asian Gaming Expo (PAGE)

2018-05-05 PAGE Collection

In order to facilitate your participating/visiting the Expo, we warmly remind you of the following:

  1. Visa Processing

    Foreigners shall have entry visas to enter the country, thus the organizer suggests exhibitors and visitors arrange their entry visas in advance. If you want the organizer to provide an invitation please contact inquiry@asiagamingexpo.com


    Entry and Exit Requirements for Philippines

    Upon arrival at a Philippine airport, travelers shall produce their passports, visas, embarkation cards, application form for entry and return, and customs declaration forms to enter the Philippines. On the flight, the airline hostesses will give passengers entry and exit registration form, application form for entry and return, and customs declaration form, and passengers on board the aircraft can fill in the forms in order to save time. Embarkation card and application form for entry and return must be filled out in English. Travelers just need to fill out in accordance with the requirements of the registration card and the specification. Among these items, the name field needs to be written in capital letters; if there is no special baggage, after filling out customs declaration form with name, nationality, credential number, date of birth, and other basic information, check green boxes. The above information should be completed strictly in accordance with the requirements. You can also collect the documents to fill out at the relevant window during airport customs clearance.

    Entry

    1. Point of entry
      The Manila International Airport is the most used airport of entry in the Philippines; other important points of entry are the Mactan International Airport in Cebu, the Davao International Airport, the Kalibo International Airport, etc. After getting off the plane, travelers only need to present the airport immigration counter with visa, passport and completed entry/exit registration for the staff to check; after the staff collect entry card and stamp passport with entry seal, the entry procedures are done. After immigration formalities are finished, travelers shall collect their baggage at the designated site and carry it to the customs desk for inspection, and hand in visa, passport, entry application and customs declaration to the customs staff for inspection. Passing customs inspection, customs application will be collected. If there is no accompanied effects to declare, travelers can directly take the green channel, otherwise take the declaration channel; afterwards follow the signs to the security checkpoint, and enter the Philippines after passing security check.

    2. Accompanied effects
      According to the Philippine customs regulations, travelers are allowed to carry 1.4 liters of alcohol, 200 cigarettes, 50 cigars, and 250g of tobacco duty-free. The amount of currency you carry into the Philippines must not exceed $3,000, or you need to declare in advance.


      Entry requirements:

      • A traveler shall declare the total value of his accompanied effects, and fill out customs declaration form truthfully. If there are false declarations or undeclared items, the person may be penalized according to Philippine Customs Regulations; articles for personal use during travel need no declaration;
      • According to the Philippine laws, firearms, explosives and parts thereof, compact discs, and stereos are prohibited entry;
      • Regulated articles such as narcotics, chemicals, and drugs without prescription are prohibited entry; carrying them is deemed illegal;
      • Restricted entry for agricultural crops, wild animals/plants and their products; a traveler must submit a declaration if such items are carried; otherwise, they will be confiscated and the person is subject to punishment;
      • It is illegal to bring in banknotes, coins, checks, and money orders worth over P10,000.00 without declaration; any violation of this rule may lead to its seizure and civil penalties and/ or criminal prosecution;
      • Carrying drugs is a criminal offense;

    Exit

    After arrival at Manila International Airport, you shall go to the specified counter to arrange for flight boarding to return home, you will need to produce a personal passport and a return ticket, and then receive a boarding pass. After receiving the boarding pass, go to the exit inspection area, give passport, exit registration form, and the boarding pass to the staff to check; when check is done, the staff will stamp exit seal on the passport, then travelers go to security checkpoint and customs desk for inspection, and then go to flight lounge to await boarding.


  2. Hotel Accommodation

    To help the Asian Gaming Expo visitors, exhibitors, and partners to travel, the expo organizers, partnering with the renowned hotels and casinos in Manila, offer the best accommodation to make your expo participation and visiting easy and smooth!

    Information on official partner hotels will be disclosed at the beginning of 2019. Exhibitors, visitors, and partners are advised to book hotel rooms early to avoid itinerary delay.

  3. Expo Transportation

    Manila SMX Convention Center:
    Seashell Ln, Pasay, 1300 Metro Manila, Philippines



    SMX Convention Center Exhibition Hall transportation route
    Ninoy Aquino International Airport - Manila SMX Convention Center
    From Ninoy Aquino International Airport to Manila SMX(Seashell Ln, Pasay, 1300 Metro Manila, Philippines)
    About 21-minute taxi ride (5.7 km)
    Pass NAIA Rd.

    Vito Cruz Railway Station - Manila SMX Convention Center
    From Vito Cruz Railway Station to Manila SMX Convention Center(Seashell Ln, Pasay, 1300 Metro Manila, Philippines)
    About 25-minute taxi ride (6.2 km)
    Pass Buendia Ave. and J.W. Diokno Blvd.

  4. Restaurants and Delicacies:

    Characteristics of Filipino food: all famous Filipino dishes, even soups, are prepared with vinegar and a lot of spicy sauces like garlic. The ingenious combination of Chinese and Western flavors creates a unique style. Lechon and Adobo are typical Filipino dishes. Lechon is a typical Filipino festival dish, mostly roast pork; the home style dish Adobo is the immersion of raw food in a stock (or sauce) composed variously of paprika, oregano, salt, garlic, soy sauce and vinegar to preserve and enhance its flavor.


    Nearby restaurants & bars:

    • Uma Uma Ramen Restaurant
      Address:SM Mall of Asia Complex, Coral Way, Pasay, Metro Manila。 Route:Start from south of SMX Convention Center, walk 100 meters on Seashell Ln, turn right on Coral Way and continue, turn right on Seaside Blvd S, and walk around 90 meters and you will be there. About 400 meters away from SMX Convention Center, about 10 minutes walk.

      UmaUma Ramen, derived from Japan's Fukuoka Ramen, has a history of more than 60 years in Ramen. It is a contemporary casual ramen restaurant. Using a delicious soup base totally free of MSG, the UmaUma Ramen takes 10-12 hours to prepare.

    • Paradise Dynasty (Chinese restaurant).
      Address:S Maison, Conrad Seaside Boulevard Corner Mall of Asia Complex (MOA), Pasay City Route:Start from south of SMX Convention Center, walk 100 meters along Seashell Ln., turn right on Coral Way, turn right on Seaside Blvd S and walk 90 meters. About 400 meters away from SMX Convention Center, about 10 minutes walk.

      Paradise Dynasty is a famous Chinese restaurant from Singapore, with elegant Chinese royal decoration (with lots of Chinese graphic elements). There are a variety of specialties from both north and south in Paradise Dynasty; the signature dish is 8-color Xiaolongbao.

    • China Blue by Jereme Leung(Chinese Restaurant)
      Address:Conrad Manila, Seaside Boulevard corner Coral Way,Mall of Asia Complex,Pasay, Luzon 1300, ,Philippines Route:Start from north of SMX Convention Center, walk 100 meters along Seashell Ln., turn left on Marina Way and walk 200 meters, turn right on Seaside Blvd. and walk 70 meters to Conrad Manila. About 400 meters away from SMX Convention Center, about 10 minutes walk.

      With the ingenuity of Chinese celebrity chef Jereme Leung, the restaurant embodies a modern interpretation of traditional Chinese cuisine. The restaurant is the first cooperation between a Chinese restaurant and a celebrity chef in the Philippines. Its authentic cuisines, modern interior design, and floor-to-ceiling windows providing panoramic views of the gulf elevate Chinese dining experience to a new height.

    • C Lounge(Lounge Bar)
      Address:Conrad Pasay, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines Route:Start from north of SMX Convention Center, walk 100 meters along Seashell Ln., turn left on Marina Way and walk 200 meters, turn right on Seaside Blvd. and walk 70 meters to Conrad Manila. About 400 meters away from SMX Convention Center, about 10 minutes walk.

      It was inspired by the city's unique culture and lifestyle, where guests can enjoy a variety of beers, spirits, and local specialty cocktails. It has a relaxing atmosphere during the day and turns into a bar with a fine view during the night. Guests can also admire the breathtaking beauty of Manila sunset in the outdoor area.

    • Brasserie on 3 Restaurant
      Address:MOA Complex, Seaside Blvd, Pasay, Metro Manila, Philippines Route:Start from south of SMX Convention Center, walk 100 meters along Seashell Ln., turn right on Coral Way, turn right on Seaside Blvd S and walk 90 meters. About 400 meters away from SMX Convention Center, about 10 minutes walk.

      Provide a variety of organic dishes absorbing advantages from different schools, ranging from sumptuous cuisine to healthy dishes. The restaurant also has an outdoor dining area. Overlooking the bay, guests can hold an intimate celebration and have an exclusive chief-chef dining table in the private dining rooms, enjoying the special flavor menu and a selection of organic wines.


  5. Tourist Information

    Manila, Philippines has a tropical monsoon climate, only two seasons in a year, the annual average temperature is about 28°C, hot and humid from November to June, the rainy season is from June to October. Being the capital of the Philippines and the largest port city, Manila has a large number of overseas Chinese residents. English is an official language in the Philippines. Manila has historic attractions such as the Manila Cathedral, the Rizal Museum, the Coconut Palace, KidZania, and Taal Lake, as well as bustling commercial centers such as Mall of Asia、SM Megamll、SM City North EDSA.


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