Photographer's Note

This unusual shaped building is the Singapore Arts Centre, also locally known as the Opera House. Its shape is rather like the famous Durian fruit, much loved around the region.

Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay sits on prime waterfront land by Marina Bay, and offers a complete lifestyle experience - dining, shopping, and the performing arts.

Esplanade houses world-class performing spaces, supported by a comprehensive range of professional support facilities and services. This makes Esplanade the perfect choice for large and small-scale works in the performing arts and ideal venue for functions.

With range of spaces, capable of handling events for 10 to 2,000 people, Esplanade meets every need, whether it is an arts performance of a high-powered executive meeting.

Note on Durian
The durian is a tall tree towering as high as 40m in the jungle rainforest or in semi-orchard. Seed trees may take 8-10 years to fruit. A grafted durian tree assumes a christmas tree habit and grows to 15 - 20m tall. The fruit is green to brown in colour, pendulous, round to oblong in shape and is completely covered with strong sharp thorns. It is a capsule which splits into five parts when ripe and each segment contains brown seeds covered with thick, firm, creamy, yellow pulp with an overpowering aroma.
The durian is native to Malaysia and Indonesia. In Malaysia about 50% of the total production is from Johore and Perak.

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