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Gardens By The Bay Light Show In Singapore – A Complete Guide

Gardens By The Bay Light Show is one of the most spectacular events in Singapore and people come from around the world to see it. So here’s all the info.

How To Get To Gardens By The Bay

Gardens By The Bay Singapore is located directly behind the famous Marina Bay Sands Hotel.

Just a 2 minute walk from Bayfront MRT, the easiest way is to ride the local MRT through the city.

From Bayfront, simply follow the signs through the Marina Bay Sands Hotel to the entrance of Gardens By The Bay Singapore.

We recommend purchasing a Singapore Tourist Pass for getting around Singapore. These allow you unlimited travel on the MRT system for one day (S$10), two days (S$16) or three days (S$20).

The Singapore Tourist Passes can be bought at at most MRT stations, and are also available 24 hours daily at the Automated STP Kiosks at Changi Airport MRT Station.

There is also, of course, the famous Singapore Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Tour.

For those short on time, or that prefer everything to be organised for them, there are some awesome tours on Get Your Guide available to book in advance.

Gardens By The Bay Light Show Entrance Fee

Entrance: Free.

The light show is free to the public, and no tickets are required.

Simply show up at Gardens By The Bay Supertree Grove and enjoy the performance.

For visiting in the day time, check out our full Gardens By The Bay Singapore Guide.

Gardens By The Bay Light Show Times

Daily: 7:45pm & 8:45pm.

There are two shows per night, sometimes more during holidays, and each show lasts exactly 15 minutes.

So there’s no excuse not to squeeze this short but amazing light show into your Singapore itinerary!

However, we would recommend you arrive a little early so that you can get a good spot.

After all, the Gardens By The Bay light show is on most peoples Singapore bucket list.

What To Pack

Photography Camera


Day Bag

Power Bank

Reusable Water Bottle

Lightweight Rain Jacket

Gardens By The Bay OCBC Skyway Singapore
The OCBC Skyway is the perfect place to grab a spot

What To Expect At The Gardens By The Bay Light Show

Lay beneath the monstrous Supertrees and watch as they come to life and dance to some of the most iconic movie soundtracks in history!

With the lights on the trees flashing in every colour imaginable, you can’t help but be captivated by this beautiful display.

The Gardens By The Bay Light Show, also known as Garden Rhapsody, is a definite thing not to miss during your time in Singapore.

It was certainly a night to remember for us as we lay and watched the vision above us and took in some of our childhood classics, before heading out into the city for street food.

You may want to get there slightly early to get a decent spot RIGHT BENEATH the trees. However, there is plenty of room for all to enjoy at either of the two showings.

Fun fact: Filming of the well known Hollywood movie Crazy Rich Asians was stopped so that the light show could carry on for the general public. 

Throughout the year though, Gardens By The Bay sometimes make changes to the traditional light show, depending on the season or events.

For example ‘Songs of Singapore’ was a recent event that presented a light show designed to covers of well known Singapore songs, performed by many of the local musicians.

Also, Singapore supports Earth Hour each year, which happens near to the end of March, so the light show doesn’t happen during that hour of the evening.

(Started in Sydney Australia in 2007, the most recent Earth Hour was a moment of solidarity, where people from 192 countries and territories came together in support of people and our planet.)

Check out what events are going on when you are there by visiting the Gardens By The Bay website. 

Overall, a spectacle not to miss and one of top things to do in Singapore. So if you can plan one of your nights around the Gardens By The Bay Light Show, we highly recommend it!

Gardens By The Bay Light Show Singapore Garden Rhapsody
The Gardens By The Bay Light Show is a must see!

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.

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