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Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay

1 Esplanade Drive, Singapore 038981, Singapore (Downtown Core)
(65) 6828-8389
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Ranked #33 of 336 Attractions in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
Owner description: Sitting on prime waterfront at Marina Bay, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay offers a complete lifestyle experience in dining, shopping and the... more » Owner description: Sitting on prime waterfront at Marina Bay, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay offers a complete lifestyle experience in dining, shopping and the performing arts. It was completed in 2002 and is well-recognised for its “prickly” exterior similar to the durian, a popular local fruit. « less
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

A big monument devoted to art in Singapore. Was impressed by the architecture! After you can directly join the waterfront promenade by walking.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The place for the nations premier arts . The iconic building is a must for shutterbugs. Nice theaters n halls for all purposes.

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Sao Joao da Madeira, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Creative and fantastic arquitetural scenery , were you also can appreciate the historical legacy. Highly recommend for a sunset walk or a evening walk.

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I actually visited the place because I wanted a different spot for viewing the bay and the fireworks rehearsals that was happening that weekend. The more common spot is along the waterfront promenade since you get full view of the bay, but I wanted to find another view. So I went to the open-air rooftop and lo and behold, there... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

If you have nothing to do on a weekend night, stop by the Esplanade to watch performances. They have the indoor concourse area and outdoor stage, best is that all of these performances are absolutely free. You can also go to the hawker centre next door for some local hawker food, or stop by the bars for some appetizers and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The locals call the building "the durian" as it resembles the "king of fruits, the durian". But it house theatres and music halls.and its singapore's equivaent of the sydney opera house. Even if you cant find a concert or show which interests you, you can walk around the courtyard where there are live performances by local artistes and performers. There... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This might be THE top art performance venue of Singapore but its appeal is not limited to only the art lovers. Do visit the roof top garden at level 4 during the day for a wonderful (and free) view of the skyline. There are also free performances going on in the concourse and outdoor performance venue almost every night. The... More

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Visited SIngapore during the Indian Arts and Culture Festival in Esplanade Hall in November 2013. Loved the shows outside - the live bands by the bayfront, the cultural show inside the hall. My Indian family took me to the Colonial Cousins Concert held at teh Concert Hall. The Concert Hall had amazing architecture. Food and drinks can be a bit... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

but the places to grab food and drinks are way overpriced! But then again it is in Singapore!!! I have seen several shows here. My favorite shows and performances are in the lobby - local musicians do cool gigs and out in the Waterfront, which I find much more exciting. Lots to experience and to titillate the senses! On a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This building has lots to offer. From food to concerts to free live music. Could get crowded on weekends but you get to see free music concerts or art exhibition. Also it has well maintained media library. Must visit if you are in Singapore.

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