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Esplanade - Theatres by the Bay Tips (47)

The biggest durian fruit in the world: Esplanade

The Esplanade is a theatre complex (not cinema) with restaurants and shops, too. It's located close to the City Hall MRT and connected to that station. The building looks like 2 durian fruit.

The name of the building is pronounced "esplan-ade" like "lemonaide", not "espla-nahd".

Often there is outdoor music being played between the Esplanade exit and the river. If you look closely toward the central business district, you will see the Fullerton Hotel (with it's columns) and the Merlion statue. Consider walking toward those sites from the Esplanade.

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Jun 16, 2006

The Theatres on the Bay

This is the latest building to Singapore - Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay. This is a world-class performing arts centre.It was also called 'the durian' because of the unique roof that was made up of thousand of louvers and bear an resemblance to the king of fruits 'Durian'.The Esplanade was bulit at a cost of S$500 million.A must visit when visiting Singapore.

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Feb 17, 2006

durian shape building

it's a theatre but inside it's include a library and shopping malls.
the back of the building is waterfront of where you can see the buildings with water as front.
if you love photography, this is the place.

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Jan 20, 2006

Esplanada Bridge and Theater

Walking around the city and the river, you should take a moment to enjoy the Esplanada Bridge and adjacent theater. The small triagular plates on the theater automatically reposition themselves over the course of the day to block out direct sunlight.

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Jan 07, 2006
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Esplanade - Theatres on the bay

You wont be able to miss this magnificant 2 dome shaped architecture on the bay near the Merlion Walk.

The Esplanade - Theatres on the bay building has a nickname which is "Durian" (King of the fruits). It is suppose to look like the a microphone.

The arts land food lover will love this place. It also houses many restaurants and the glutton bay where they serve all the local hawker fares is just next to it.

Look out for the "I WAS HERE" and take a picture ;p

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Oct 31, 2005

Explore Esplanade - Theatres by the Bay

Affectionately known as “The Durian” for its spiky roof, this S$600 million performing arts centre was recently the venue of the Opening Ceremony of the IOC Meeting in Singapore. There is always something going on here – musical, plays, recitals – and there are often free performances too.

Gluttons Bay also opened here recently. This stretch of well-known hawker stalls allow you to taste the best of local cuisine while enjoying the lovely view of Singapore’s skyline.

If you’re dying for something sweet after dinner, head back into the Esplanade Mall to Max Brenner’s Chocolate Bar (try the suckao drink) or Haagen Dazs Café.

After you’ve eaten all that food, work off a few calories by walking along the bay and taking in the breath-taking view.

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Jul 21, 2005

Seeing the durians at night

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.

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Apr 13, 2005

It looks like a Durian...

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.

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Mar 14, 2005

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The Esplanade

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.

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Feb 20, 2005

The Performing arts centre.

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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Dec 27, 2004

Esplanade AKA The Durian

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.

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Oct 29, 2004

Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay

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!

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Apr 16, 2004

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