Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay is without a doubt, Singapore's most exciting performance arts venue. Located at the waterfront overlooking Marina Bay, the complex with its distinctive dome-shaped roofs comprises a 1,600-seat concert hall, a 2,000-seat theatre and several recital rooms, theatre and rehearsal studios, as well as outdoor performing spaces. Also lovingly dubbed “the Durian” by locals, after the prickly tropical fruit, the Esplande – Theatres on the Bay also houses a mall, cosmopolitan food outlets and the [email protected]
– Singapore’s first arts library with literature and audio-visual materials covering music, dance, film and theatre. The lotus-inspired ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands is the premier museum destination in Singapore for major international touring exhibitions from the most renowned collections in the world. Embracing a spectrum of influences from art & science, to media & technology, to design & architecture, the ArtScience Museum features over 50,000 square feet of galleries to inspire visitors of all ages. Singapore epitomizes the tropical island’s luxuriant parks - a combination of primary jungle and elegantly laid out flowerbeds and shrubs. Spread over 52 hectares, the gardens contain nearly 4,000 species of plant life, with many rare specimens amongst them. The Botanical Gardens are also home to the National Orchid Gardens, hailed as the world’s largest orchid display featuring over 60,000 plants and orchids. Situated at the highest point of the National Orchid Garden is Burkill Hall, a colonial bungalow built in 1886. Named as one of Singapore’s monuments of architectural and historical interest, this British colonial house has been renovated for use as a VIP reception and events hall. A short scenic stroll across the Helix Bridge, a 280-metre pedestrian walkway - is the Marina Bay Sands Integrated resort. It features a casino, luxury hotel, convention facilities, theatres and shopping and dining options. Universal Studios Singapore - Southeast Asia's first ever Hollywood movie theme park. Packed with 24 rides and attractions, 18 of which are unique to Singapore, this sprawling entertainment playground is set to take you on a journey of thrills and spills. As the sun sets, a different world comes to life. At the Night Safari, you can look a rhinoceros in the eye, hear the howls of a pack of striped hyenas or watch giraffes glide serenely across the plains. This premier night zoo houses over 900 animals of 135 exotic species in eight zones re-created to simulate geographic zones like the Southeast Asian rainforest, African savanna, Nepalese river valley, South American pampas and Burmese jungle. Marina Square Shopping Mall is one of the largest shopping malls in Singapore with about 700,000sq ft of shopping space and a wide variety of tenants, ranging from fashion, beauty, health and restaurants. It is centrally located in the Marina Centre area with easy access to and from City Hall MRT Station.