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“Good for First Timer to Singapore - Free Walk Around” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay

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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“Good for First Timer to Singapore - Free Walk Around”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2013

Most of the places in Singapore you need to pay but this place is Free of Charge.

Nothing much special in the building, as for the design of this building. Always we describe as an "Durian" a tropical fruit shape which have a very strong smell. You may have a try on it when visiting Singapore. Instead the special design is to allow the sunlight to dispose into the building.

What you will interested is the surrounding area at this building, sometime they are free performance or music band. Have an evening walk to enjoy the scenery view in Singapore and can walk toward the Singapore Merlion(Singapore 's symbol Statue).

For first time tourist, please plan an evening for yourself here (2 hours) you may walk from Clarke Quay after Dinner to digest your food.

Visited May 2013
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Pierrefonds, Quebec, Canada
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“Beautiful place to wander around”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2013

The esplanade is once again a nice area where one can just walk around without any specific plans and yet, enjoy the lively atmosphere all around.

Visited June 2013
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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“Magnificent!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2013 via mobile

The place is totally worth a visit. there's no need to describe the outside look, there"ve been so many photos already. But the inside is just gorgeous!! I was here while there was a youth festival going on. They set up a temporary stage just upon the main entrance stairs for the young performers and the light setting is beautiful.
So easy to be reached by MRT (NS line, City hall station) that leads directly into inside the theatre. Best view of the theater is from the bridge connecting with the Merlion.

Visited July 2013
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“Nice place to spend evenings”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2013

Nice place to hand around in the evening with Marina Bay Sands, skyscrappers and Merlion in view. Live performances over the weekend is another attaraction. Esplanade houses Kenko, foot reflexology which we pampered ourselves after the long walk.

Visited June 2013
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“golden lotus”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2013

the theatre is a modern space which was built to enhance audience viewing...although the rows were fairly close, the seats were very comfortable...and i had a great view of a very modern dance interpretation of a 400+ year old story of love (licit and illicit)...enjoyable evening...

Visited June 2013
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