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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 #31 of 338 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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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is the Sydney opera house wanna-be, and indeed, with the durian architecture, has come with its reputation over the years. The Singapore symphony orchestra makes its home here. And many other small concerts, plays and musicals are staged here. There's an outdoor space for events as well The restaurants here are mostly of the mediocre variety. So if you... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Nice place to see the Singaporean cultural events, drama, songs. We have visited this place while coming back from Merlion park. We had a last minute shopping from here.

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This place is full of cultural events - you can find plan for the next 2-3 months and make sure you won't miss it. It has also outdoor auditorium with great view on Marina Bay. Building is also architecturally very interesting. Best to recommend! Before going - check festival's schedule.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Happened to stop by this building somewhat randomly as a refuge from the heat after walking around the waterfront. I wasn't able to see a show but wandered around the buildings. There was a lovely art installation seen as soon as you walk in the foyer on the steps. The first building then links up to a small walkway with... More

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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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