Esplanade by the Bay: Art Center of Singapore

Hearing the word Singapore, you will immediately imagine the magnificent Marina Bay Sands and the Merlion Statue. Both are icons of Singapore. Around this area, many tourist destinations are crowded with tourists.

One of the interesting tourist attractions is the Esplanade Theaters by the Bay. It has a unique shape is very attractive. The Esplanade is also called “The Big Durian” because of its shape resembling a durian.

Esplanade is also not inferior to other tourist destinations that are crowded with tourists, such as Garden by the Bay and Orchard Road. The Esplanade is not only visited by local tourists, but foreign tourists also flock to see the uniqueness of this Esplanade.

What is Esplanade Theatres by the Bay?

The Esplanade is an art building built in 1992 by a combination of Singaporean and British architects. This building was officially opened in October 2002 and has been visited by a lot of tourists until now.

This esplanade stands firmly on the shores of Marina Bay. From distance, you will recognize this building. From Merlion Park, you can also take pictures with the background of this building.

You’re probably curious about what’s inside the Esplanade, right? The Esplanade Theaters by the Bay building consists of 2 main buildings that are used for all kinds of arts, music, and theater activities. The roof of this building is made with more than 7000 pieces of aluminum to resist the sun’s heat attached to the roof. Interesting!

The Esplanade Theaters by the Bay are open to the public. So, anyone can come here whenever they want. You can enter this building from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. local time on Monday to Friday. Meanwhile, on Saturdays, this building is open from 11.00 to 08.00 at night.

The Esplanade has hosted hundreds of world-class shows such as David Foster, Dream Theater, to the legendary show Les Miserables. The main building is also used as a concert hall and theater. This concert hall building has a capacity of up to 1600 audiences. Wow, can you imagine how crowded it will be if you watch a concert here?

How to Go There?

The Esplanade is located in the heart of Singapore, which is on Raffles Avenue and Esplanade Drive. Access to the location is very easy.

If you want to watch a concert on the Esplanade, you should rent a hotel that is close to this building. One of them is the Grand Hyatt Singapore and You can redeem your Singapore Rediscover Vouchers to stay here.

However, if you stay at another hotel, you can come to Esplanade Theaters by the Bay in the following ways.

  1. Take bus numbers 36, 56, 75, and 106. Get off at the entrance to Esplanade Mall.
  2. Take the MRT and get off at City Hall MRT. From here, you can walk for about 10 minutes /.
  3. Use other vehicles such as private vehicles or taxis.

Are you interested in visiting this building? Make sure you invite a tour guide to tell you the whole story about this unique building and explain every artwork you found there.