Gardens by the Bay Light Show

Gardens by the Bay Light Show
March 18 14:32 2016 Print This Article

Twice a night, 12 of the 18 vertical gardens at Gardens by the Bay’s Supertree Grove come alive in a dazzling 15-minute light and sound display called “Garden Rhapsody”. While Singapore isn’t your go-to place for stargazing, this colourful Gardens by the Bay light show matches up pretty well.

The Light at the Gardens by the Bay Light Show

Standing at 25m to 50m tall, these iconic tree-like steel structures are bejeweled from top to bottom with colourful dotted lights. These lights blink on and off in time to the whimsical music playing across the garden. Meanwhile, the huge cone-like structures at the top of each Supertree also glow in changing colours. When you’re looking up at all of the Supertrees’ moving displays against the night sky, you feel like you’re having a mystical, fantasy-like experience. The best part? These Supertrees are eco-friendly, using solar panels to harvest light energy to illuminate the trees at night.

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The Sound at the Gardens by the Bay Light Show

Produced by local music director and composer Mr Philip Tan and lighting designer Gabriel Chan, the theme of “Garden Rhapsody” is “The Trees of Life” to celebrate the harmonious co-existence of Man and Garden. The eccentric, orchestral music actually features recordings of the sounds made by the trees, plants and creatures at Gardens by the Bay. With over 162,900 plants planted on the Supertrees alone, you know you’re going to hear some some pretty exotic but delightful sounds.

The music comes out of 68 independent audio speakers hidden amongst the greenery in the area as if there are live musicians by your feet. This surround-sound experience wherever you’re standing in the Supertree Grove really hits home the show’s theme of harmony between Man and Garden, because even though Singapore is a bustling cosmopolitan city, we can still be surrounded by the wonders and sounds of nature.

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Visiting with friends or family

Use this opportunity as an alternative alfresco dinner outing. Bring a picnic mat and enjoy this night spectacle lying down. Later, you can head to the Meadow to continue your meal or go kite flying.

On a romantic date

For an extra special dining experience during the light show, head to the top of the 50m tree at the center of the Grove to IndoChine restaurant, which has an alfresco rooftop bar as well a 360 degree view of the surrounding Supertrees.

Sundays to Thursdays: 10am – 1am
Fridays & Saturdays: 10am – 2am

Go up the 22m-high OCBC Skyway, a walkway connecting three of the Supertrees which offers panoramic views of the show from up high.

Last admission: 8:30pm
Admission Fee: $5

In true Singapore fashion, we have a selection of other free things to do in our sunny country!

During festive seasons

Make a special visit during Christmas and Chinese New Year for special editions of “Garden Rhapsody”, where the blinking lights are timed to the beat of popular holiday jingles. Check their What’s On calendar for festive show dates.

How to get to Gardens by the Bay

Gardens by the Bay is located on 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953
Show times: Daily 7:45pm & 8:45pm (Additional shows during holiday seasons)
Show duration: 15 minutes
Admission: Free
Official website:

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