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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 #28 of 314 attractions in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Nice place to walk by the water and see the sights and enjoy food stalls and occasional performances. Our hotel was in the area so we were lucky to be able to just walk over in the evening. Sometimes there were performances of music and dance. The usual modern Singapore architecture is on display here too. A clean well lighted... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

The Esplanade has a unique design. Further more, it is very near Mẻlion Park so it is very easy for traveler to visit here. i think it the good choice for visiters

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Very unique architecture . Espalande is a place where you would love to go when wish to utilise your time with worth. Tip: After finished the music show , walk down to the out site food court to try the best Singapore cuisine

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Truly a remarkable building with some of the greatest acoustic designs throughout the theatre. I was really impressed with all the theaters and I thought everything was clean and maintained well!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

situated in the bay area it is one of the most eye-catching landmarks in Singapore. The building itself is unique example of architecture. it is a good place to relax in otherwise busy and tiring day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

This is a striking building and certainly has amazing foyer spaces, but I tried unsuccessfully on two days to take a tour. Backstage tours only happen one day a week and only for groups. Regular tours were cancelled the day I tried to do that, as they had too many shows going in. Availability should be advertised more clearly, I... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

When a place looks as stunning as the Esplanade does, with its beehive architecture, you expect it to be equally stunning inside. Well, it is, actually. The theaters proved to be beautiful inside as well, with a beautiful view of the bay. Make sure to visit the place at night as well, as Singapore looks absolutely stunning once it is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Don't miss going to the rooftop terrace for a nice view of the surroundings. If you want a cosy place to rest your tired feet, pop by the library@esplanade which specializes in music, dance and drama materials. There you can read the newspapers with a lovely view of Marina Bay Sands.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Don't miss the free performances at the Outdoor Theatre. The breathtaking view of Marina Bay, flanked by the glittering Sands towers and other skyscrapers, enhances the experience. The laser light show from the Sands is icing on the cake. Listening to the hypermodern music playing that evening, I felt like was inside a sci-fi movie.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Also known as the Durian, the Theatres on the Bay is one of the most eye-catching landmarks in Singapore. The building itself is unique and interesting. It makes a good side-trip before going to the Merlion statue as they're close to each other. I can also imagine this to be a peaceful, less crowded place for those who'd like to... More

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