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Affectionately referred to by many Singaporeans as "The Durian" in reference to one of the nation's favourite tropical fruits, the Esplanade is a centre for performing arts located along the Singapore River.

The Esplanade was built at a cost of S$600m, and officially opened in 2002. Its unconventional appearance has also been compared to the eyes of a fly, and although the design was a topic of huge debate when it was under construction and even shortly after it opened, many locals have come to appreciate the building and how it looks.

The two main performance venues at the Esplanade are the state-of-the-art Concert Hall and the Esplanade Theatre, which are used for musical performances and plays respectively. The Esplanade is also home to the Esplanade Mall, which houses numerous shops and restaurants. The tunnel which links City Hall MRT to the Esplanade via Citylink Mall features constantly changing displays of various forms of art, and is usually has interesting exhibits on show.

Type of place: Monument/Building
Location: Colonial District, Singapore
Street address: 1 Esplanade Drive
Nearest public transport: Esplanade
Opening hours: 10am -10pm Daily
Telephone: +65 68288377





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adibahisa
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17-05-2010
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Unique architecture.
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adibahisa
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08-07-2010
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Rooftop is great for views of Marina Bay Sands and Singapore's skyline.
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08-07-2010
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Actively promotes local art and music.
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adibahisa
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Interesting temporary art installations.
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Avant-garde design.
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