Shangri-La Mactan Honors Asian Heritage with ESG-Focused Dragon Boat Fest


Shangri-La Mactan, Cebu hosted a special Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) activity for in-house guests last June 29, 2024 to celebrate Chinese Arts and Culture with the Dragon Boat Fest. The event exemplified the company’s mission of “Bringing Asia to the world.” Guests enjoyed an afternoon of cultural immersion, reflecting Shangri-La’s dedication to sharing the diverse and vibrant traditions of Asia.


Before the Dragon Boat Race, participants engaged in a classroom session led by PADS (Professional Association of Dragonboat Sports). The session covered the rich history of Dragon Boat racing, essential commands, and safety protocols.



Four teams competed in a 200-meter mixed-category race which was a memorable experience fostering camaraderie and a spirit of adventure among guests.


RMA News and Cebu Online News Press Corps Founder Robby Mongaya Alugar with Shangri-La Mactan Cebu’s General Manager Mr. Dave Junker


Shangri-La Mactan Cebu’s new Director of Marketing Communications Ms. Gladys Loret


The Media Team with Ms. Gladys Loret, Director of Marketing Communications (5th from left) and Marketing Executive Miguel Tan (extreme right)

The Dragon Boat Fest celebration was part of Shangri-La’s broader initiative to foster cultural awareness and appreciation, particularly for Chinese arts and traditions. Don’t miss out the complimentary activity exclusively available for in-house guests every Saturday from 8 AM to 10 AM which provides an enriching experience that aligns with Shangri-La’s commitment to social responsibility and guest engagement.


The Dragon Boat Race Champion

Book a stay to enjoy the full festivities and become part of the property’s ongoing complimentary CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) activities. For inquiries, you may contact Adventure Zone at (63 32) 231 0288.