Esplanade - Theatres by the Bay, Singapore

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    Seeing the durians at night

    by trisanna Written Apr 13, 2005

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    The esplanade complex-famous for their spiky roofs-which resemble the durian fruit.
    There are always great plays, musicians and things happening here.

    Inside the building-there are some nice restaurants and shops.

    Some evenings, they have live free performances on an outdoor stage. This is a great place to take in the Singaporean skyline at night.

    During Chinese New Year Eve -they have fireworks here. A nice park -surrounds the theaters.

    Address: Esplanade Drive and Raffles Avenue

    Directions: Nearest Metro - City Hall

    Website: http://www.esplanade.com.sg

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    It looks like a Durian...

    by littlegirl0130 Written Mar 14, 2005

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    Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay is located on 6 hectares of prime waterfront land by Marina Bay. There are over 5,000 world class hotel rooms, 2 major convention centres, 7,500 car parking spaces, 1,000 shops, 300 restaurants and 150 bars in its immediate vicinity.

    Address: 1 Esplanade Drive

    Directions: Nearest Metro - City Hall

    Phone: (+65) 6828 8222

    Website: http://www.esplanade.com.sg

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    The Esplanade

    by wufei Written Feb 20, 2005

    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.

    Directions: Nearest Metro - City Hall

    Website: http://www.esplanade.com.sg

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    The Performing arts centre.

    by K.Knight Written Dec 27, 2004

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    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.

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    Esplanade AKA The Durian

    by Arjaree Updated Oct 29, 2004

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    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.

    Directions: Nearest Metro - City Hall

    Website: http://www.esplanade.com.sg

    Esplanade
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    Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay

    by backpackerbaby Written Apr 16, 2004

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    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!

    Website: http://www.esplanade.com.sg

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    Esplande... Singapore's theatre of dreams...

    by KenRyu Written Dec 15, 2003

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    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....

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    ESPLANADE - Theatres on the bay

    by Umea6 Updated Dec 10, 2003

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    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.

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    The Esplanade

    by Jim_Eliason Updated Jan 11, 2009

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    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.

    Directions: Nearest Metro - City Hall

    Website: http://www.esplanade.com.sg

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    Durian

    by Applelyn Written Sep 22, 2006

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    A tour around it will not let you see the beauty in it. Four walls can be changed into anything you can imagine.

    Directions: Nearest Metro - City Hall

    Website: http://www.esplanade.com.sg

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    Need a ticket?

    by Carino Written Oct 8, 2005

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    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.

    Phone: +65 6348 5555

    Website: http://www.sistic.com.sg

    Stomp @ Esplanade!
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    Theatres By the Bay.

    by Robdaz Written May 15, 2005

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    This " Fly-eyed" Building was built to give the city a bit of culture a bit liked the Opera House in Sydney.

    Directions: Nearest Metro - City Hall

    Website: http://www.esplanade.com.sg

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    Esplanade - Theatres by the Bay

    by icyjo24 Written Apr 3, 2005

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    This is the place where major concerts, performances and musicals are held. Check out the website below for more details of the events.

    Directions: MRT - Alight at City Hall Station and walk towards Esplanade from the Citilink Mall.

    Website: http://www.esplanade.com.sg

    The Two 'Durians'
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    Live Outdoor Performances at Esplanade

    by icyjo24 Written Apr 3, 2005

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    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.

    Directions: MRT - Alight at City Hall Station and walk towards Esplanade from Citilink Mall.

    Website: http://www.esplanade.com.sg

    Live Performance during a Music Festival
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    Esplanade & Merlion by night

    by imstress Updated Oct 27, 2004

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    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.

    Directions: Nearest MRT - City Hall & Raffles Place MRT Station

    Website: http://www.esplanade.com.sg

    Esplande & Merlion Jen washing her hair at the Merlion
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