These light shows in Singapore include the stunning OCBC Garden Rhapsody at Gardens by the Bay, Spectra at Marina Bay Sands and the majestic Crane Dance at Sentosa. All are worth seeing if you are nearby, and given the proximity of Marina Bay Sands to Gardens by the Bay, you could even see 2 in a row.
With so many great backdrops it isn’t surprising that on any night of the week you will find somewhere in Singapore lit up in a dazzling display of multi-coloured lights to the sound of well-known tunes or original compositions. From incredible laser shows that light up the Marina Bay 7 nights a week, to huge manmade trees that shine brightly across the city for miles, all these Singapore light shows are free for all to watch and make great entertainment for all the family.
Spectra at Marina Bay Sands
The great thing about the light and sound show at Marina Bay is that it is visible from both sides of the water. If you are standing in front of the hotel looking towards the city you can hear the music and see the projected images on the water fountains. From the city side, looking towards the hotel, you see not only the water fountains but also a series of lasers which light up Marina Bay Sands and the ArtScience Museum.
Easily the most technologically advanced light and sound show in Singapore, we prefer the view from the hotel. Here, bubble machines create a shimmering cloud above your head and you can see the impressive images of Singaporean children projected onto the wall of water. The music is highly emotive, inspired by live orchestral compositions.
Location: 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956
Open: Sunday to Thursday at 8pm and 9pm, Friday and Saturday at 8pm, 9pm and 11pm
OCBC Garden Rhapsody
The stunning forest of giant metal trees at Gardens by the Bay is even more mesmerising at night when the structures light up in a rhapsody of colours to the sound of music that fills the entire park. Almost 50 speakers are hidden around the park so you experience a surround-sound experience from wherever you stand.
It really is the size of the ‘Supertrees’ that make this sound and light performance so impressive, towering above you at up to 50 metres tall. The show lasts almost 15 minutes, and although the voiceover can be a little cheesy in points, the culmination of the show, when the trees seem to explode in a firework-like fashion, is excellent.
Location: Supertree Grove, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953
Open: Daily from 7.45pm and 8.45pm
Crane Dance at Sentosa Resort
During the day there is simply a large, plain-looking box sitting in the water, but at night the birds wind out of their slumber to perform a courtly dance of love. The premise is simple, the blue crane and the pink crane fall for each other – but there is still something magical about this performance, which happens at 8pm every day.
Flashes of light and dramatic music accompany the performance as the large steel structures move gracefully through the night sky, and their chests are emblazoned with large screens that add an extra dimension to the story, which ends with the cranes flying away into the night. It makes a great end to a day at Sentosa theme park.
Location: 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269
Open: Daily from 8pm
Phone: +65 6577 8888