Spectra is the light and sound show that takes place every evening at Singapore’s Marina Bay. For those who wish to view this nightly spectacle, here is the Marina Bay Sands Light Show timings and other interesting to know about the show. While it took a hiatus for two years, the light show is back having resumed from 28 April 2022.
Marina Bay Sands Light Show Timings
Spectra, the Marina Bay Sands Light Show, comes alive every evening from Monday to Sunday, twice from Sunday to Thursday and with an extra show on Fridays and Saturdays. Those who wish to the show may wish to take note of the following show times:
Sunday to Thursday: 8 pm and 9 pm
Friday and Saturday: 8 pm, 9 pm and 10 pm
Where to Watch the Marina Bay Sands Light Show, Spectra
The Marina Bay Sands Light Show is best viewed from the Event Plaza, by the waterfront in front of The Shoppes. There are a set of bleachers where the public can sit to enjoy the show. From this location, the audience can view the show with the Singapore Central Business District skyline in the background.
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As it is an outdoor show, it can also be viewed from the al fresco dining areas of some of the restaurants at the Bay Level, particularly units L1-83 to L1-85.
Those who are on the other side of the bay at Merlion Park, in front of Fullerton, can still watch the lights from the show from across the water. However, this spot does not offer the same experience as from in front of Marina Bay Sands.
The Spectra light and water show was launched in 2017. It tells the story of Singapore’s journey from its early days to the city it is today. This is presented in four acts and makes use of light, water, special effects and sound to tell the story.
At the centre of the performance lies a bespoke, 12-metre tall, laminated glass-and-stainless-steel prism. It features lasers which beam down from Marina Bay Sands’ three towers to spectacular effect.
Marina Bay Sands’ Chief Operating Officer Paul Town said, “After a two-year pandemic pause, Marina Bay Sands is thrilled to welcome the long-awaited return of Spectra, our outdoor light and water extravaganza. With its stunning multimedia experience colouring the cityscape at night, we look forward to having the show revitalise our waterfront and captivate visitors once again. In tandem with Spectra’s message of hope and continuous transformation, this re-opening also serves as a promising step forward in our commitment towards rejuvenating the integrated resort’s slate of entertainment offerings during this climate.”
The show lasts for around 15 minutes.
The show is free.