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".
By Tanya Procyshyn
Last updated on 14th November, 2014.