Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay
Singaporeans love to play pool. Bend elbows with raucous teens at SuperCue .
Singapore Symphony Orchestra
The 1800-seater state-of-the-art concert hall at the Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay is home to this respected orchestra, which also...
Euro-Asian tapas (think dishes such as crisp kurobuta pork belly with iberico cheese) accompany the long list of drinks at this popular...
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Lonely Planet review
Architecturally out of this world, Singapore’s S$600-million Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay is the poster-boy for contemporary Singapore. Architects wanted to challenge ingrained conservatism, and they succeeded – the centre has been compared to flies’ eyes, melting honeycomb and two upturned durians, and called a whole lot of rude words we can’t repeat here. The controversial aluminium shades reference Asian reed-weaving geometries and maximise natural light. Eight years on, the building has been accepted as part of the local landscape. There’s a nonstop program of international and local performances, some great restaurants and free outdoor performances. Book tickets through SISTIC .