Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay, Singapore's newest and most exciting performance arts complex located at the waterfront. The arts centre comprises a 1,600 Concert Hall, a 2,000 seat Theatre and recital, theatre, rehearsal studios, outdoor performing spaces.
There is also the Esplanade mall which offers a diverse retail mix. Art lovers can also delight in reading and audio-visual materials at library@esplanade, the first themed library covering music, dance, film and theatre, and overlooking the Marina Bay.
The esplanade offers a variety of performances - from musicals to dance to theatre. There are outdoor performances as well as lunchtime concerts.
This is Singapores latest and most talked about venue. It appears that Singapore is always under construction with improvements and this is no exception. The performing arts centre stands out from the crowd of building because of its "spiky" domes and the building is affectionately known as the "DURIANS", a spiky and pungent fruit which is also known as the "KING OF FRUITS" by your friendly local Singaporians.
Esplanade is a great architecture by the bay. There are theatres inside to serve art and entertainment purposes. The building looks very beautilful at night. The light of the other buildings along the river adds some texture to this glamorous city view.
When you walk around the Fullerton or the Merlion at night, you'll see a glowing pineapple lying on the other side of the shore. It's Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay! Another nice target for photographer, esp. at night!
This building was built for the purpose to gather performance arts together with exhibitions to be the biggest Arts theature in Singapore.... But to a scenic minded person like myself, it is a magnificent place to enjoy a nice breeze and a breath-taking view of SG's wonders, our harbor, Central Business District... our strong architectures and Sheares Bridge... n much more....
Its also a nice place to sit down n relax to nice music.., a great cup of coffee.. and a nice meal... after a day of heavy shopping at the City Hall area....
Singapore is also becoming the most influentian city of culture in SE Asia.
This is a new theatre and concert house. it is located between the business and entertainment district on the one side and the old city on the other, at the point where the Singapore River flows into the open sea.
The building itself looks like a giant fly's eye or to me, it looks like a much-loved fruit in singapore - durian.
The Esplanade is Singapore's brand new state of the art Performing Arts Center. It is designed by IM Pei and really stand out against the skyline.
A tour around it will not let you see the beauty in it. Four walls can be changed into anything you can imagine.
Tickets for events at the Esplanade and other venues can be purchased at Sistic.
I bought tickets for Stomp at Sistic and could pick them up at the venue for a S$ 1 charge.
This " Fly-eyed" Building was built to give the city a bit of culture a bit liked the Opera House in Sydney.
This is the place where major concerts, performances and musicals are held. Check out the website below for more details of the events.
During weekends, there may be live performances at the small amphitheatre outside the Esplanade. Do checkout the website below for schedules of such live performances.
Esplanade & Merlion are beautiful by night.
Take a look at the pic and you will agree.
You can take a nice stroll from the Esplanade to Fullerton Hotel. Hunt for the mini-merlion.
Quite impressive inside or outside. Some locals thinks it looks like an insect but I find it quite modern and daring.
If you get a chance, go see a show inside !
Singapore very own dome. Another structure of a theatre on the bay, just like what Sydney , Hong kong and London has.
I am amazed with is almost lookalike durian shape; but it still look fantastic.