Monday, February 15, 2010
"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.