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Saturday, 24 March 2012 14:17

Throngs of people expressed awe and wonderment as water with lights, fire and special effects danced to the rhythm of specially-chosen music during the grand opening of the Paseo del Mar musically gyrating dancing fountain Friday night.

The sight of the colourful water filling the 25 meter-diameter pool entwining with the sound and special effects, promises to be a worthwhile feature at the scenic Paseo del Mar which is teeming with people since sundown every day.

Designed and built by Industrion, Inc., a respectable and internationally-known fountain contractor, the Paseo del Mar musically gyrating fountain has a precision coherent pulsating center jet; 4 explosion jets, which is an add-on; 4 gazer fountains that spray water with a minimum height of 6 meters; 8 pieces gyrating fountain with 2 degrees of movement; 24 vertical jets; 6 fire balls of flames; 114 mist nozzles and 116 led lights.

The explosion jets pump water as high as 75-89 feet while the center jet pulsates water 12.5 meters high.

The grand opening last night was spearheaded by Mayor Celso Lobregat with National Museum Board of Trustees Chairman Ramon del Rosario as invited guest of honor. Also invited as special guests were del Rosario’s wife, Marivic and National Museum Director IV Jeremy Barns.

Mayor Lobregat has emphasized that the musically gyrating dancing fountain is one of the interesting attractions that the city government has planned out for people’s entertainment and leisure.

With the grand opening last night, the Paseo fountain show’s tentative schedule is as follows: Weekdays- 7pm and 8:30pm; Fridays and Saturdays- 7pm. 8:15pm and 9:30pm while on Sundays there will be two or three shows.

A fountain show at the Paseo del Mar lasts between 23-26 minutes and consists of 6 carefully selected and diverse songs with different beats that synchronize with the rhythmic dancing of the water with lights, sound and special effects.

“It is amazingly beautiful”, most spectators describe the fountain. They said the dancing fountain provides a respite from a day’s hard work and stresses in life.

Also expected to grace last night’s grand opening of the Paseo fountain were Vice Mayor Cesar Iturralde and members of the City Council, department heads and staff, other city and national government officials and representatives from various sectors and groups. — Sheila Covarrubias