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“exterior design looks very beautiful”

Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay
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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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“exterior design looks very beautiful”
Reviewed November 24, 2012

Inside looking very grand and luxurious with special architecture. appropriate to come here on the weekends.

Visited April 2012
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Dublin, California
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“Nice walk and good view of the evening light show”
Reviewed November 16, 2012

We walked from the Esplanade over to the opposite side where the custom house was. Very pleasant walk in the evening. We had time to eat Satay before walking back to the water front before 8pm, to view the light show from across the Esplanade. Wonderful. Then we continued walking on the water front to the Merlion.

Visited October 2012
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Good evening hang out”
Reviewed November 15, 2012

If you are looking to entertain out of station guests then head to the esplanade for dinner. The promenade is a lovely place to take a leisurly stroll with the family. Refer to the events calender to figure out what entertainment shows are on at the time and you can head out to the theaters later in the evening. Plan to have dinner on the promenade around 8pm because the Marina Bay Sands has a laser show on at that time and you can get an unobstructed view of the lights on the water. Finish off at the Max Brener chocolate bar for an unforgettable evening with the family.

Visited July 2012
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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“Visit the building shaped like a durian.”
Reviewed November 15, 2012

The Esplanade theatre is a very contempary place to visit. It seems that every large Asian city now has a distinctive place and so does Singapore. There are various cafes and shops to visit inside. Did not go to any theatres because we were there during the day. Go up to the rooftop terrace that has a great view of Singapore accross the river. There is a walkway that is nice to walk along the river to the bridge to the city that is charming. Or sit in the outdoor ampatheatre and have a drink and relax with the locals and other tourists.

Visited November 2012
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“Terrible live band just outside Esplanade”
Reviewed November 14, 2012

We went there late one saturday night, looking for a quiet stroll along the bayfront. It proved to be a terrible idea as there was an amateur live band playing just outside the theatres. The noise was horrifying, honestly there should be some quality control. It is an arty farty area after all.

Visited November 2012
Thank sharonsoon
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