Esplanade Theatres on the Bay

The Durian

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What we say: 4 stars

The Esplanade is a home for all artists from the Singapore Symphony Orchestra to the break-dancers who hang out in the basement.

Its state-of-the-art concert hall and theatre attract world-class acts while smaller venues host a steady stream of plays, concerts, dance recitals and art installations.

There is something going on at the Esplanade every hour of every day and admission is often free — check the events schedule online.

The building also contains shops, restaurants and a very non-traditional library with DVDs, CDs and photography books. For obvious reasons, it's also known as "The Durian".

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1 Esplanade Drive
Last updated: 14th November, 2014

About the author:
Tanya Procyshyn is a Singapore-based freelance writer and photographer. With a passion for unusual destinations, she has camped alongside Komodo dragons and shook hands with soldiers in North Korea. She blogs at
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