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3 Best Light Shows In Singapore

Some of the most popular attractions in Singapore are the famous Singapore light shows. But with a few to choose from, here’s our guide to the best ones.

1. Spectra

Where

Marina Bay Sands.

When

Daily: 8pm & 9pm.

On Friday and Saturday there is also an extra show at 10pm.

Entrance Fee

Free.

Duration

The Spectra light show lasts 15 minutes.

Best Viewpoint

The best position to view the Spectra light show from is on the deck in front of The Shoppes at Marina Bay.

How To Get There

The closest MRT to Marina Bay Sands is Bayfront.

Bayfront MRT brings you out directly behind The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands and is just a 1 minute walk through to the viewing deck.

What To Expect

Spectra really is a one of the best water shows you will ever see.

It’s completely free of charge and something not to be missed on your Singapore bucket list.

This beautiful display of waterworks and lighting mixed with music and the backdrop of the Singapore skyline is something special.

You should aim to arrive a little before it starts as it can get crowded close to showtime. However you should always be able to find a seat or place to stand!

Also don’t forget to take a walk around the city after! The buzz following the Singapore light show is always exciting to be a part of and the skyline looks beautiful at night.

Not only is this the most famous light show in Singapore, but one of the most famous light shows in the world!

If you’d rather take a guided tour of the city by night then the 3-Hour Fully-Guided Big Bus Night Tour could be better for you!

| Tip

📲 Stay connected on the trip – go to Airalo to get an eSIM to travel with no roaming charges.

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Spectra at Marina Bay Sands is incredible

2. Garden Rhapsody

Where

Gardens By The Bay.

When

Daily: 7.45pm & 8.45pm.

Entrance Fee

Free.

Duration

The Garden Rhapsody light show lasts 15 minutes.

Best Viewpoint

The best position to view the Spectra light show from is directly underneath the Supertree Grove.

How To Get There

The closest MRT to Gardens By The Bay is Bayfront.

Once you arrived at Bayfront MRT Station, you should take Exit B. From there it’s just a 3 to 5 minute walk to Gardens by the Bay.

What To Expect

Our favourite of the Singapore light shows and a more relaxed vibe than Spectra.

Lay beneath the dazzling supertrees and listen to an orchestra play out some of the most iconic movie soundtracks in history.

All whilst taking in the beautiful light performance matching every beat by the incredible Supertrees.

You are totally enclosed within the gardens, and for a moment it’s easy to forget you’re in one of the most bustling cities in the world.

A visit to Singapore would not be complete without seeing witnessing the magic of Garden Rhapsody.

If light shows aren’t your thing though, maybe a Singapore Night Safari might be more up your street!

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The super trees coming to life at Gardens By The Bay

3. Wings Of Time

Where

Sentosa.

When

Daily: 7:40pm & 8:40pm.

Entrance Fee

Standard Seat: $18 SGD.

Premium Seat: $23 SGD.

Duration

The Wings of Time light show lasts 20 minutes.

Best Viewpoint

Tickets for this Singapore light show come with allocated seating, so you will be shown to your designated area.

It’s tiered, theatre like seating so no matter where you sit, you’re guaranteed a good view.

How To Get There

The closest MRT to Sentosa is Harbourfront.

From Harbourfront Station, head to the 3rd floor of VivoCity and board the Sentosa Express to Beach Station in Sentosa Island.

Once you reach Beach Station, it’s just a 1 minute walk to Wings of Time.

What To Expect

The only Singapore light show you have to pay for, although most would argue that it’s well worth it.

Discover an awe-inspiring display of water, laser and fire effects, set to majestic music and a panorama of breathtaking views.

A great experience for people of all ages, however we think the kids will especially love this one!

There’s no better way to complete a fabulous day at Sentosa than to take in a spectacular night show set outdoors against the backdrop of an open sea.

Speaking of Sentosa, don’t forget to check out Universal Studios Singapore, where we had one of the best days out of our Singapore itinerary.

To visit all the major attractions you can rent a bike and follow your own itinerary.

Where To Stay In Singapore

Luxury

Marina Bay Sands

Towering over the bay, this iconic hotel offers the world’s largest rooftop infinity pool, 20 dining options and a world-class casino.

It has direct access to Singapore’s premier shopping mall and the ArtScience Museum, which features the permanent exhibition, Future World.

All rooms at Marina Bay Sands come with a flat-screen cable TV. Furnished with contemporary-style dark wood decor and carpeted floors, free WiFi is also available.

Floor-to-ceiling windows open up to panoramic views of the Singapore skyline.

Mid-Budget

Holiday Inn Express Clarke Quay

Holiday Inn Express Singapore Clarke Quay is centrally located in Singapore. It’s located just 750 yards from the Clarke Quay MRT Station and 0.6 miles from Chinatown.

It offers a 24-hour rooftop fitness centre, 2 whirlpools and a 40 yards swimming pool overlooking Clarke Quay and Robertson Quay.

Each air-conditioned hotel room comes with a 32-inch LED TV, an iPod dock and free Wi-Fi access.

Backpacker

Blue Jazz Hostel

Strategically located in Jalan Besar, Blue Jazz Hostel offers budget accommodation in Singapore.

Just 450 yards from City Square Mall, Blue Jazz Hostel is a 5-minute walk from Farrer Park MRT Station.

Guests can also take a stroll through the interlocking streets to cultural heritage sites such as Little India and Arab Street.

Blue Jazz provides air-conditioned dormitories with a personal reading light, power socket and personal locker. Shared bathrooms include hot/cold shower facilities.

Guests can also enjoy meals at the in-house cafe or have a drink at the bar. Free WiFi is available throughout the property.

For more places to stay in Singapore you can check the latest prices on Booking.com.

Planning Your Trip

Book Your Flight

Use Skyscanner to find a cheap flight.

They search websites and airlines around the globe to find you the best possible routes and prices.

Book Your Accommodation

Use Booking.com to find the best accommodation deals.

They consistently return the cheapest rates on everything from guesthouses to hotels for all of your budget needs.

Don’t Forget Travel Insurance

Use SafetyWing to find the best travel insurance for you.

They provide travel and medical incident insurance built specifically for digital nomads.

Travel insurance will protect you against illness, injury, theft, and cancellations.

Book Your Tours & Activities

Use GetYourGuide to book your activities in advance.

They sell the best tours, excursions and activities to attractions around the world.

Conveniently book, download and access your tickets on the move all from your mobile.

Book Your Rental Car

Use RentalCars.com to find the best deals on rental cars in the area.

They compare all major car rental companies and allow you to easily book the perfect vehicle for your trip.

Buy Those Last Minute Bits

Use Amazon to buy everything you need for your adventure.

They offer next day delivery and you can use my travel packing checklist to make sure you haven’t forgotten anything.


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3 Best Light Shows In Singapore

Andy

Monday 18th of September 2023

Under the supertree is the worst spot ever, with their commercial takeaways and lights on the whole time it ruins the experience