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The Esplanade is affectionately known locally as "the durian", because of its design that cause it to look somewhat like a durian, which is also a local favourite fruit. Completed at huge costs, it is Singapore's attempt to promote the local art scene as well as to establish itself as the premier art destination in SE Asia. Within the Esplanade, you will find multi performance venues, such as the Concert Hall, the Theatre, the Recital Studio, Theatre Studio, Outdoor Studio and so on ... At the Concert Hall, which is designed for music performance, you will find state of the art mechanism to highlight music. It sits on a cushion of space to keep it sound proofed, and is so well padded that it is deafeningly quiet. Its also got a pipe organ with 4,740 pipes.

Despite its high tech bits, to the locals, it remains a durian.

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