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Three ways to enjoy Spectra – a Marina Bay Sands Light and Water Show

Be dazzled by dancing lasers, water jets and art projections at this free nightly show. 

Choreographed fountains, lava and mist effects and an orchestral soundtrack set the stage for Spectra – but its centrepiece is a 12 metre-high glass prism that forms the heartbeat of the show. We show you the best ways to enjoy Marina Bay Sands’ light and water spectacular. 

Spectra – Marina Bay Sands Laser Show

Up-close on the Event Plaza

For the closest views of Spectra and its futuristic art projections beamed onto sprays of water, make for the Event Plaza on the first floor of The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands. This 15-minute show happens twice-nightly (or thrice-nightly from Fridays to Saturdays), and is set to a synchronised soundtrack by award-winning Singaporean producer, Kenn C. The show replaces Wonder Full, which ran from 2011 to mid-2017.

Spectra – Marina Bay Sands Laser Show

From a river cruise

Catching Spectra from the waters of the Marina Bay Waterfront Promenade needn’t be a far-off dream. Hop on a river cruise or laser show cruise – we recommend the 7.30pm slot – for prime views of the light and water show when it commences at 8pm. The cruises also traverse Boat Quay, Clarke Quay and the rest of Marina Bay, so have your cameras ready for some picture-perfect snapshots of Singapore’s skyline.

Spectra – Marina Bay Sands Laser Show

With Marina Bay Sands in the background

If you’d rather catch Spectra with Marina Bay Sands in the backdrop, try watching the light and water show from the Merlion Park. Better yet, cross over to the other side of the Waterfront Promenade and walk until you hit Starbucks. Spectra’s just as much a thing of wonder from afar, framed by 180-degree views of the shining city. The only catch: you’ll miss out on the art projections and accompanying soundtrack that complete the show. 

Spectra runs on Mon-Thu & Sun at 8pm and 9pm, and on Fri & Sat at 8pm, 9pm and 10pm.

For directions to the Event Plaza and a video of the show, click here.