Monday, February 15, 2010

esplanade at night

"that's two big durian fruit" as my Singaporean colleague describes it while we were descending the lower ground parking lot of Esplanade, Singapore's largest centre for performing arts. it might sometimes be compared to Sydney's Opera House as it is grand and are both built beside a bay. what makes this distinct, are its aluminum sunshade roof that creates a nice lighting effect at night.regular performance of local and international artists are held here and by chance just drop by as free shows happens at the concourse, its central foyer. its main theater accommodates 2,000 people.we walked around and the view are undoubtedly nice whether you see it from inside or outside. its pillars shows that it was designed to be a masterpiece designed by a Singaporean and London-based architectural firm.what used to be a food shop community, has now turned into a grand iconic centre. but i was so surprised that in contrast as to how grand this area is, stands what looks like a street cart under a huge umbrella. "oh this one you shouldn't miss" my colleague was rushing to bring me to its direction.when we reached it, just then i learned that it's indeed a street cart that sells ice cream for just one Singaporean dollar. and what surprised me even more is you get to choose to either have it in between a bread or in between wafers. it tasted great! one that i highly recommend after a walk around Esplanade.

40 comments:

Cza said...

I agree.. when a friend asked me what I thought the Esplanade looks like.. I immediately said "Durian!", but it's supposed to be a microphone pala. Haha!

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ShatterShards said...

I wish our arts could get the same treatment and attention as Singapore's art scene. Unfortunately, some of our local outfits couldn't even breakeven, much more profit from their endeavors.

At sana ang food carts natin kasing linis din ng food carts nila. Ang sarap pa naman sanang kumain ng street foods, kaso you run the risk of Hepa and other interesting diseases.

Chyng said...

The famous ice cream. Im really intrigued, ano lasa nyan..

antraffic kagabi, 12 nasa MoA pa ko.

sheng said...

Wow, Singapore is really a big beauty at night, all the lights and colors, very beautiful!

I am Xprosaic said...

Ganda nga! parang you'll miss so much pag di ka nakagala ng gabi sa singapore! jijijijiji

Eds said...

korek! mukhang durian nga sya. hehehe

kala ka sa pinas lang yang ice na ginagawang palaman sa tinapay. pati din pala sa singapore

Sidney said...

Beautiful architecture...clean design!
How long did you stayed in Singapore?

Photo Cache said...

it's imperative to see whatever town you are visiting when the sun goes down and it's glorious lightings come up.

you showed us the beauty of singapore in the dark

i must agree with sidney when he described the design as clean

Lawstude said...

wow. master at work the best ang first photo.

Nanaybelen said...

ang ganda naman, Sooooo... neat and fine

AWANG said...

So you are in Singapore now..just one hour journey by flight to Kuching.
Enjoy yourself..

docgelo said...

i and that esplanade will have a 'date' one day! =)

...waiting for the 'group pic' dom.
thanks!

Redlan said...

Sobrang linis talaga ng Singapore. Sabi nila mahal ng mga bilihin dyan. teka tingnan ko nga kung magkano ang icecream na yan sa php.

gillboard said...

singapore at night looks nice...

princess_dyanie said...

yay! sarap nga nung ice cream bar! meron din pala jan! bumili kasi kami dati sa tapat ng takashimaya eh hehe :P

@redlan - around P30 yun :)

alicesg said...

Hahaha, the two durians really cost us a lot of money to built. Oh I love the ice cream sandwiched between the bread. Been eating that since I was a child. I just came back from that area. Nice that you get to move around in Singapore quite a bit despite being here for a few days only.

SandyCarlson said...

That's an incredible place. Your culture is marvelous.

Theonoski said...

nice shot!singapore looks lovely at night!

Pietro said...

Singapore at night is fantastic and your nice images well describe it. I'd like to take a walk there!

jasperjugan said...

ang ganda talaga nya at night..

Bengbeng said...

Benghui says thank you.I too would love to have the ice-cream :)

Beng Gee said...

Hi Dong!

Lalo ko tuloy gusto marating ang Singapore dahil dito sa magaganda mong photos.

nuts said...

as always, mapa 'pinas o abroad, pang magazine ang shots mo.. ang galing! teka, seminar ba talaga purpose mo sa SG? lol? mukhang photo galore ah.

syel said...

the famous "es potong" (ice cream!) haha! i haven't had that for quite sometime, almost equivalent ng dirty ice cream! :D btw, esplanade area is really a great place for night photography :)

dodong flores said...

Photos are great! Night shot are very well taken... The first photo is my favorite!

witsandnuts said...

Para nga syang durian fruit! =)

Uso din pala dyan yung ice cream ala sandwich spread style. Namiss ko yung dirty ice cream satin tapos ipapalaman sa tinapay.

the watcher said...

wow---didn't get the chance to enter the Esplanade or even get close to it. We just passed on the way to Merlion from the flyer. must be a nice experience indeed.....

jeanny said...

Ganda ng sing. Mapupumtahan din kita :)

Happy weekend!

Cedric said...

Ice cream in between wafers? Namiss ko yung ganun ng Nestle dati. Nyam nyam. Nice photos as usual. :D

Heart of Rachel said...

It does look like a durian. Amazing structure!

The ice-cream must have been good.

Raft3r said...

masarap yun mga hawkers dyan
yun mga tinda nilang pagkain, i mean
hehe

bobby said...

really beautiful and very fitting for my soon to visit.

Technology said...

very good, the quality of the natural beauty of incredible ..

Finance Business Corner said...

Thank you for everything you have shown to us, you will definitely experience I use to soon come and visit this nice place.

healthy live said...

I like it, and I'm sure everyone would like to place this good, I was eager to visit it for the sake of my family happy.

Technology and Informations said...

beautiful, beautiful, interesting ... that's no good at these places .. I like that.

Insurance Quotes said...

thank you for this excellent info, I would like to visit there.

Travel vacation said...

a good place that can increase the inspiration for all of us ..

7a'faR said...
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7a'faR said...

Esplanade is the best!!








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