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“Beautiful recital hall” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay

Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay
1 Esplanade Drive, Singapore 038981, Singapore (Downtown Core)
(65) 6828-8389
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Ranked #21 of 279 Attractions in Singapore
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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.
New York City, New York
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“Beautiful recital hall”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

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 the large Esplanade complex seats about 200. But get there early to ensure you get a good seat to view the piano keyboard which was center stage. Also, they take away water bottles and check them for you just like luggage. Funny at first, but since the venue is so beautiful, I now understand why.

Highly recommend after the concert, take a stroll outside. There is a connecting bridge for cars and pedestrians a block away with spectacular views of the city, the spouting lion, the skywheel, and the three buildings with the garden connecting rooftop. Amazing at night.

Visited December 2014
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Cebu City, Philippines
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“Interesting Place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

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 when there will be an activity.

The view on top is wonderful.Good photo stop. You can have the attractions around you as background.

Visited July 2014
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Bandung,Indonesia
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“Amazing architecture !”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

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 the entrance ,mainly painting ,arts and sculptures.
Worth a visit ! And its free just to enter the building.
Stunning view of the outside of this Esplanade at night.

Visited October 2014
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Pune, India
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“Picture Perfect Place”
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

Visited December 2013
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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“They Call it Durian”
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.

Visited August 2014
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