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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 #21 of 278 Attractions in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Sitting on prime waterfront at Marina Bay, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay offers a complete...
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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.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

We saw an evening concert ( violin, piano, and guitar ) staring 3 young up and coming local musicians who were extremely talented. The recital hall was quite impressive -- 3 story ceilings, amazing acoustics, beautiful wood floor, and raised stacked seats - not a bad seat the the house ( first come first serve ). This smaller venue within... More 

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Cebu City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

Visited July 2014. The visit was part of a walking tour. The "Durian" looking roof was not planned. It was just supposed to have glass roof to have all the light. However the place was too hot according to the guide. So they installed the "Durian" roof. The place is wonderful for art lovers. I wish I can be there... More 

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Bandung,Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

An eye catching unique scale lookalike architecture , from a distance its kinda spiky ,resembles a durian fruit. Many times saw this structure from the distance and finally went inside during the Singapore Grand Prix on October 2014. Its a venue for performances for both local an foreign artist , many different performances daily. Some exhibits are showed regularly on... More 

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Pune, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

One of the great attractions in Singapore. View outside is picturesque. Enjoy the brightly lit buildings in Night. Paradise for Photographers

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

A big concert hall with unique Durian architecture. There are some restaurants with expensive price. Only had a quick visit here because I was going to Esplanade MRT station.

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

The Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay is an important landmark in Singapore. The stunning architectural design is eye-catching because it comes in the shape of a durian fruit. It is a venue of performances both by local and foreign artists. Worth visiting even if there are no scheduled shows or performances.

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

A very accessible and enjoyable area to walk and particularly so during the cooler hours in the evening. There are plenty of bars, restaurants and a good quality food court. If you are lucky then you may even see and hear and open air concert.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

The Esplanade Concert hall has extremely pleasing acoustics and you are guaranteed a rich sonic experience, regardless of your seat. The atmosphere is extremely cozy and can be intimate despite its relatively large size :)

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Lovingly called by the local Singaporeans as "The Durian" becauase of its exterior outlook, the Esplanade is a vibrant hub for local and foreign performances. There are some Friday evenings where there are street performances near the waterfront. PS: The restaurants in Esplanade are very costly and I would usually bring my foreign friends to the nearby foodcourt at Marina... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Toured some of the whole facility. The Concert Hall is very well thought out for acoustic possibilities. It can be "tuned" to the style of performance being presented - symphony, choral, chamber, rock, and so on. It seats about 1800, all with excellent sight and hearing lines. Decor is simple and stylish. Unfortunately the opera theatre was in use for... More 

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