Lights and music transform the iconic Supertrees every evening during the Gardens by the Bay light show, Garden Rhapsody. This visual extravaganza brings a touch of sparkle to the towering structures, dressing them up in stunning colours and dancing patterns of light.
Here are five things you should about the Gardens by the Bay light show.
Gardens by the Bay Light Show Timing
Garden Rhapsody comes on twice every evening.
The first show takes place at 7.45 pm and the second show comes on at 8.45 pm.
The light show is free – no tickets are required. Just show up at Gardens by the Bay’s Supertree Grove and enjoy the lights and music.
Where to View the Light Show
Garden Rhapsody takes place at the Supertree Grove.
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In general, there are three possible spots from which you can watch the Gardens by the Bay Light Show.
The first is from the fringes of Supertree Grove. This way, you can get an overview of the trees as they light up.
The next possible spot to watch Gardens Rhapsody is directly under the Supertrees. This places you in the midst of the lights and music.
You will find yourself cranking up your necks to watch the display of lights all around you. You may even find some people lying flat on their backs to look straight up at the lights.
The last viewing spot, and possibly the most epic, is from the OCBC Skywalk. You will have to buy a ticket beforehand to take an elevator up the Supertree to the Skywalk ahead of the showtime. You will find yourself closer to the dancing lights, and you are sure to get some amazing photos!
How Long is the Gardens by the Bay Light Show?
Garden Rhapsody, the Gardens by the Bay Light Show lasts for around 15 minutes.
During special occasions, special editions of Garden Rhapsody are commissioned. In the past, there have been special Garden Rhapsody editions created with a Star Wars theme (known as Saber Trees) and with a Christmas theme.
For example, there is a special edition of Gardens Rhapsody being held in the month of July 2017 and from 21 August to 21 September 2017. Entitled An Evening of Musical Theatre, the light show is set to the music of popular musicals such as The Phantom of The Opera and Les Miserables.
From 1 to 20 August 2017, a Singapore Edition of Garden Rhapsody will be held in conjunction with Singapore’s 52nd birthday. This features local artists such as Nathan Hartono and Rani Singam.
Team Behind the Lights and Music
To bring the towering Supertrees to life requires close coordination between the lighting design and the music. Since 2015, this creative process has been led by local lighting designer Adrian Tan and local composer and arranger, Bang Wenfu.
Adrian Tan is known for his theatrical work and his lighting work has been staged around the world including cities such as Jakarta, Manila, Kuala Lumpur, Beijing, Bratislava and Prague.
Bang Wenfu’s career spans theatre, pop and indie genres. He has more than 22 years of experience in theatre and is a sought-after composer and arranger. He attributes his composition skills to his time spent with the Singapore Armed Forces Music & Drama Company.