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Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay

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Address: 1 Esplanade Drive, Singapore 038981, Singapore
Phone Number: (65) 6828-8389
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Description: Sitting on prime waterfront at Marina Bay, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay...
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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great Lively modern theater

It is one of the architecture structure you will see and amazed by it. From outside it looks like a business centre but its full of happening place with theater and bandstand... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I went there on a weekday afternoon with my classmates and teachers on our learning journey.We went there by bus.we saw the merlion and so many tourist went there they to take pictures.The place is very safe for children to walk on they own

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

It is one of the architecture structure you will see and amazed by it. From outside it looks like a business centre but its full of happening place with theater and bandstand where you can see free concerts as well.. Womens won't be happy if such a beautiful place don't have shopping, so there is lots of shopping here to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I discovered the theatres on the bay also known as the Esplanade during a walk from the Marina Bay Sands Hotel around the Marina Bay. It was a weekend and there was a free concert on the outside bandstand. I was able to sit on the wall near the bay and listen to a young group jamming very nicely for... More 

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We were on a one day trip to Singapore on Sunday. Since my wife wanted to see scenery instead of the usual shopping, I took her to the Esplanade. We started at City Hall MRT station and from there used the underground pedestrian link way which incidentally connects you to The Esplanade, Marina Square and Suntec City without have to... More 

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Tangerang, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Big theater with great architectures.. it's nice to see the view, even you don't see the show... and there's also a shopping center near here...

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I arrived by MRT at Esplanade and had a little trek to get to the waterfront. My original aim was to experience the Marina Bay Sands music and light show at 8pm. I was fortunate to chance on a free classical music event indoors in the concourse and then a free rock music event in the outdoor amphitheatre. Brilliant Singapore,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This place has it ALL! A great cultural space with free concerts in the evening. We enjoyed a wonderful classical music inside and fabulous rock concerts outside last night. As you are enjoying the free outdoor concert you get to enjoy the beautiful view of the Marinabaysands on the left side and the Fullerton hotel on your right. As our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I went to a concert at the Esplanade Concert Hall, and I enjoyed the experience. I arrived early and walked around the complex. Wonderful views of Marina Bay Sands from this side. The concert hall itself exuded warmth because of the wooden floors and panelling, similar to modern halls in Europe and North America. Acoustics was good. Great views of... More 

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Vancouver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

What an amazing facility. After our singapore flyer ride, we wandered over to the Theatres on the Bay and spent some time inside with free concert both within and outside. Too bad we didn't have more time in Singapore to take in a concert.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

At night you get the most spectacular views of singapore skyline. I think this is better viewing spot than skypark at marina bay sands and also better viewing that the singapore flyer. From the esplanade theatre mall roof top you can take pictures of the marvelous marina bay sands hotel and also of the high rise buildings as the skyline.... More 

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More of a mini city than a neighborhood in the traditional sense, the iconic Marina Bay aims to dazzle and entertain visitors of all kinds. This is the Singapore found in glossy brochures, featuring a world-class hotel, casino, shops, restaurants, bars, and other attractions all geared towards pure entertainment. The SkyPark at Marina Bay Sands provides a stunning view of the city, a must-see photo opportunity for visitors and locals alike. The ArtScience Museum always has a top-quality exhibition, and Gardens by the Bay is a fascinating manifestation of the government’s vision of Singapore as a “city in a garden”. Enticing Marina Bay is well worth a visit.