One of the unmissable free activities in Singapore is watching the Gardens by the Bay light show that occurs daily. Watch as the Supertree Grove illuminates in a spectacular light show as they ‘dance’ to timed music all under the watchful gaze of the Marina Bay Sands.
The Gardens by the Bay light show is not to be missed – read on for more details about timings and location.
Gardens by the Bay
Gardens by the Bay opened to the public in 2011 in Singapore and instantly became a hit. The futuristic gardens span 250 acres and are incredibly innovative and highly sustainable. There is no entrance fee for Gardens by the Bay and you easily expect to spend an entire day exploring every nook and cranny that it has to offer.
There are a few paid activities that really worth visiting in Gardens by the Bay such as the Cloud Forest and the Flower Dome which are exceptional. If you are planning on visiting the Supertree Grove, there is a paid experience on the OCBC Skyway and the Supertree Grove Observatory that are expanded upon further down the post.
The Super Tree Grove is quite unlike anything else in the world. The 12 Supertrees in the Supertree Grove are something out of a science fiction movie with their futuristic design.
The functionality of the Supertrees is used to help exhaust the hot humid air from the Flower Dome and Cloud Forests, as well as produce their own electricity and light source from the solar panels. The sustainability of the Gardens by the Bay is incredible, and as you explore you’ll find that each section has its own unique purpose.
Some of the Supertrees soar 16 stories into the sky and are home to over 200 species of plants. The largest collection of Supertrees is in the Supertree Grove which is the location of the daily Gardens by the Bay light show. There are a total of 18 Supertrees in Gardens by the Bay.
Gardens by the Bay Light Show Timings
There are two nightly Supertree Grove light show times that occur at 7.45 p.m. and 8.45 p.m. This is an entirely free attraction, which also means it can get pretty busy too!
The Gardens by the Bay Light Show occurs in the Supertree Grove, and if you plan on watching the light show you’ll need to arrive at least 30 minutes before the show starts to secure a good position to watch from the ground.
There is plenty of seating around the Supertrees, and you’ll also find people lying on the ground too.
There are several other options to watch the Gardens by the Bay light show from above the ground – in either the OCBC Skyway or the Supertree Grove Observatory.
Gardens by the Bay Light Show Themes
The theme for the light show at Gardens by the Bay changes on a regular basis. During my visit in September, the theme of the light show was ‘Tales of the Moon’, and it was a beautiful experience that lasted around 10 minutes.
Some of the highlights in the Garden Rhapsody calendar include ‘Star Wars’ during May, Christmas in December and popular songs from musical theater productions like Phantom of the Opera and Les Miserables.
The themes change regularly, so check out the Gardens by the Bay website for what to expect during your visit.
If you time your visit for the Gardens by the Bay lightshow perfectly, you can walk across the OCBC Skyway which gives visitors an incredible experience from high above the ground as you watch the Supertrees ‘dance’ to the themed nightly show. The OCBC Skyway connects 3 Supertrees together and sits high above the ground at 22 meters.
The OCBC Skyway is open daily from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m., with the last admission at 8.30 p.m.
Supertree Grove Observatory
Head up to the tallest of the Supertrees – the Supertree Grove Observatory sits 16 stories above the ground and gives visitors unparalleled views across the Gardens by the Bay and the adjacent Supertrees. The outdoor observation deck gives visitors 360-degree views of the entire park.
Book your tickets to view the Supertrees from above! Check the widget below for your dates or use the link to book your tickets for the Supertree Observatory.
How to get to the Gardens by the Bay Light Show
MRT: You can take the MRT subway to Bayfront Station which is located below the Marina Bay Sands. There are signs from the exit of the MRT that will direct you to the Gardens by the Bay and it’s around a 10-minute walk.
Marina Bay is another MRT station that is on the Circle Line / Thomson East Coast Line / North South Line but a little bit further walk away from Supertree Grove. The walk should take around 25 minutes.