It’s ‘That’ Time of Year Again

Around this time every year, the area in front (or is it the side?) of Central World Plaza becomes occupied by a collection of beer gardens. Beer must have seasonal supply issues because the price is much higher than your average 7-11 pricing.

It may not look like it, but on weekends these beer gardens are jam-packed to the brim with people who have too much money on their hands. For obvious reasons, I’m intensely jealous of these people.

Anyway, I was in the area so I took snapshots of the gardens.

If you look at the photos from top to bottom you will notice that the last one has customers whereas the rest don’t seem to. This is because I went up to the 7th floor to see this.

On with the pics!

Leo beer – You’ll have to look closely to see the name (my jittery camera work won’t help)

Heineken – instantly recognisable but there wasn’t a humorous commercial to be seen

Singha beer with the biggest LED screen in the umm… some regional area, right behind it

Chang beer, also known as – Elephant Beer

5 Comments so far

  1. Paul (unregistered) on December 3rd, 2004 @ 10:43 am

    when i lived out here in 94-96, the beer garden in front of the world trade center (i still can’t get myself to call it central world plaza; too used to the old name!) was the highlight of my holiday season. my friends and i would go over there almost every night in november/december and eat & drink into the wee hours

  2. him (unregistered) on December 3rd, 2004 @ 10:59 am

    Why did they change it to Central World Plaza? It happened when I went back to the UK for 5 months.

  3. Ben Harris (unregistered) on December 3rd, 2004 @ 12:56 pm

    I don’t know what’s wrong with me lately since I accidentally posted this comment on the wrong post.

    Anyway, my friends and I still call it World Trade and they changed the name to disassociate it with the September 11 events most likely.

  4. chris (unregistered) on December 3rd, 2004 @ 2:04 pm

    I’m not sure. But as one of the locals, I’m having a hard time believing they are that sensitive about the 9/11 association. It might even be a draw for tourist, if you think about it.

    What I know is Central Group only recently (2 years ago?) bought it. And the name change followed that. May be that’s all there is to it?

  5. isriya (unregistered) on December 3rd, 2004 @ 7:32 pm

    Yes, chris is right.
    Central Group bought it because the former owner (I don’t know who) can’t make profit with it.

    So Central changes the name but still keeps “World” in name.

    I just went there at Wednesday too!

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