close Guide for Foreign Media Recreation Cinemas and Theatres There are more than 100 cinemas in Singapore, with several concentrated in the Orchard Road area, showing English, Chinese, Malay, Indonesian, Tamil and Hindi movies. You can also catch plays, musicals, ballets and operas at concert halls and theatres. The local newspapers often carry the latest offerings on schedule. The Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay was opened on 12 October 2002 as a world class performing arts centre with state-of-the-art facilities and a range of spaces to cater to different art forms. The Singapore International Festival of Arts, an annual Festival held in the month of May/June is a major arts event in Singapore. The festival showcases performances from both local and foreign arts groups. For film buffs, there is the annual Singapore International Film Festival held in April every year. Museums Singapore has eight national museums and heritage interpretative centres, such as the National Museum of Singapore (NMS), the Singapore Art Museum (SAM) and the Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM). Besides these national museums, there are other museums with specific themes like the Changi Prison Chapel and Museum. More information on these museums is available at the National Heritage Board website. Libraries Singapore has a good network of public libraries comprising a national library, regional libraries, community libraries and community children's libraries. More information on library services, registration and operation hours is available at the National Library Board website. Sports Facilities Ample sports and recreational facilities are available in Singapore. These include tennis, squash and netball courts, sports halls, swimming complexes, fitness parks and golf courses. Soccer, golf, tennis and watersports are the more popular local sports. More information on the location and rates of sports facilities in Singapore is available at the Sport Singapore website. Pubs and Bars A variety of pubs and bars, ranging from jazz lounges and bustling bars to English style pubs are scattered all over Singapore. Pubs popular with the expatriate community include those along Club Street, Boat Quay and Clarke Quay. More details on tourist attractions, festivals, nightlife and entertainment can be found in the Singapore Tourism Board's official guide or online at the Visit Singapore website.