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“before and after the show” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay

Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay
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$29.00*
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City Sightseeing Singapore Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Affectionately known among locals as the "durian", Esplanade is one of the busiest arts centres in the world with about 3,000 performances presented yearly. Spot our prickly cladding in the middle of the central arts and cultural district, and take in the view from the Marina bay waterfront where our Outdoor Theatre is situated. Coming to Esplanade means that you're in for a complete lifestyle experience, from enjoying a night out at a show, to shopping and dining. And whether you're a first-timer, an ardent patron or fellow arts lover, you're most welcome here and we'll do our best to give you a great experience with the arts.
Singapore, Singapore
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4 reviews
“before and after the show”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2012

fantastic place, excellent program but where is the nice place where you can have a drink after the show or a nice and quick snack before? A shame really for it's the only aspect missing

Visited June 2012
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Kyoto, Japan
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154 reviews
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“Go on weekend evenings”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2012

The best venue for the nightly light show (twice on weekends). Very safe and tranquil. You can watch the light show from your outside table at "No Signboard Seafood" (good chili crab and popular with locals. Or, you can visit the Gluttons Bay hawker center (jammed on weekend evenings, but fairly open on weeknights). A great place for an evening stroll.

Visited September 2012
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singapore
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“sincere effort in program planning”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2012

The Esplanade theatre had brought in a variety of musical performances ranging from symphony orchestra from the local SSO and visting orchestras, the percussive STOMP, world music from India, China and more. For students who might be on a budget, you can drop by to catch free performances at the concourse and outdoor theatre free of charge. Busk in the atmosphere and the quality of these performances are very professional. Makan sutra which sells many local hawker food is round the corner if you need a snack.

Visited January 2012
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Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Highlights- dessert cafe, waterfront stage, Arts Performance library”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2012

Nice unique cafe by Awfully Chocolate with clean industrial decor, walkway along the water, very upscale public library specializing in arts and media. Downside is expensive parking and generally very overpriced retailers.

Visited August 2012
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“Very nice view especially by night, must do in Singapore”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2012

We were there by day and by night as well. Very nice view on the Marina Bay and downtown. Nice atmosphere, full with tourists.

Visited December 2011
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