Angular ‘Durian’ on Singapore’s Harbour

The Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay concert hall/theatre on Singapore Harbour is known locally as ‘The Durians’ because of the spiky angular surface, reminiscent of one of Asia’s favourite fruits.

Durian, the fruit.
Mekong Orchard Fruit Tree: Durian‘The Durians’, Singapore’s concert hall and theatre. From a distance the shape is rounded just like the fruit.
The 'Durian' Arts Center, one of the many interesting architectural features on Singapore's HarbourBut up close it is full of spiky angles, also just like the fruit.
The 'Durian' Arts Centre, interesting architectureThe 'Durian' Arts Centre, interesting architectureThe 'Durian' Arts Centre, interesting architecture The ‘Durians’ Theatres on the Bay is just one of the many interesting architectural features on Singapore’s Harbour. And inside is just as delicious as outside – when we were in Singapore in November 2011 they featured a festival celebrating the culture of India in music, dance and art .

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22 responses to “Angular ‘Durian’ on Singapore’s Harbour

  1. Pingback: Weekly Photo Challenge: Angular | Much Ado About Nothing·

  2. Oh wow! I wonder how the mechanics of actually putting that ceiling together went. Ouch!
    By the way, is that fruit related to the Jack Fruit that we have in the Caribbean? It looks very familiar.

  3. Great pictures! Love the one of the durian, you made it look fantastic actually (brrrr… the smell of this fruit.. no wonder it is forbidden in public transportations :P)

  4. Pingback: Festival of Indian Arts at Singapore’s Theatres on the Bay | Elizabatz Gallery·

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