LOOK: New Clark City Aquatic Center reinterpreted as a candy sculpture

Here’s a sweet take on the New Clark City’s Aquatic Center: a reinterpreted sculpture made out of biscuits and sweets!

Morinaga, one of Japan’s leading confectionery companies, recreated the swimming facility in Capas, Tarlac using its beloved treats such as Dars Chocolate, Choice Biscuits, Haichuu, and Ramumune. In case you don’t remember, the New Clark City Aquatic Center hosted the water polo, swimming, and diving events of the 30th Southeast Asia Games from November to December 2019.

Using biscuits and sweets, the snack company did their own take on the 2,000-seater venue, which drew inspiration from the various facets of the country’s coastal scenes.

The Department of Trade and Industry wrote on their Facebook page, “The prismatic aqua architecture-design concept draws inspiration from local capiz, grid windows, the weaves of the baklad or fishing nets, and the graceful fluidity in celebration of the spirit of the unique culture and lifestyle of Philippine coastal communities.”


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by New Clark City (@newclarkcityph)

According to DTI, the cool collaboration was done by Morinaga & Company, Ltd., Chihiro Graphics, Budji Layug & Royal Pineda, Philippine Trade and Investment Center in Tokyo and Design Center of the Philippines.

READ: Almost there: PH Creative Industries bill approved on final reading in Congress

Subscribe to The Coconuts Podcast for top trending news and pop culture from Southeast Asia and Hong Kong every Friday!

Reader Interactions

Leave A Reply


Support local news and join a community of like-minded
“Coconauts” across Southeast Asia and Hong Kong.

Join Now
Coconuts TV
Our latest and greatest original videos
Subscribe on