Thursday, July 23, 2009

Bugis Junction and Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay

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Shopping at Bugis Junction makes you feel like in Milan. It features Singapore's first glass-covered, air-conditioned shopping streets amidst a nostalgic architectural setting. This is a place where people come together to shop, dine, be entertained and enjoy the unique shopping experience.

Portrait of my cheerful wife looking forward with her shopping spree during Singapore Grand Sales

During lunch, we went to newly opened Iluma mall (opposite of Bugis Junction and next to Bugis Street) to try the famous Japanese foods at Ebisboshi Shotengai. It offers authentic Japanese cuisine with seven different sub restaurants under one roof in a food street setting. Ebisboshi is the first in Singapore to use the Deli-Touch self-ordering system, a technology from Japan that allows diners to place their orders without human interaction. Diners just simply tap on the barcode menus using a stylus pen. The pen will verbally repeat the orders for confirmation. Once confirmed, the data will transmit to the kitchen wirelessly and food will be served by the staffs. I know what you are thinking; you are expecting the foods been served by an android or slowly emerging from the table, haha. Too bad, photography was not allowed inside this restaurant.

From Bugis Junction, we took MRT to the Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay at Marina Promenade. The moment we alighted from the MRT, we walked through the underground walkway, where the walls are filled with artistic painting.

Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay is Singapore centre for arts performing, designated venue for world class show and also venue for fantastic dining experience. Because of its spiky roof, Singaporean called it ‘the durian’.


View of the Merlion Park from the esplanade

The under-construction of Marina Bay Sands, which will be the premier entertainment center for hotels, casino and various entertainment facilities.

Walkway along the esplanade

View of main financial center of Singapore

Everyone can enjoy the panoramic views of Marina Bay, Singapore city from the world largest observation wheel, Singapore Flyer. Standing at 165m, it has 28 capsules and each ride takes about 30 minutes.

Stylist shelter at the floating platform

Coincidently, we bumped into a Japanese couples performing comedy silent acting at the esplanade


Sunset overlooking Supreme Court dome

An overview of Marina Bay from Esplanade Bridge

The famous iconic tourist site attraction, mermaid with lion head (that why called MerLion) at the Merlion Park. Other websites said otherwise, Mer means sea, when combines with lion, it’s called Merlion. I guess mine makes more sense, haha.

The zoom effect of the Merlion

Skyline shot with Merlion in the background at dusk

Amazing night view of Marina Bay


Supreme Court is just 10 minutes walk from the Merlion Park

We completed our today tour by walking to the nearest MRT station back to Little India. Alas, I’m quite satisfied with some of my shots though more practices are needed.

4 comments:

  1. Last time I was at Bugis Junction makes me feel like in Australia because the kind of products they offer, I don't why they say it was like Milan.

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  2. Theaters is the best thing you can visit there because they offer great shows last time I was there I enjoyed an incredible violinist performance.

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