The (amazing) Marina Bay Sands light show

How do you make the stunning Marina Bay Sands luxury hotel in Singapore even more spectacular?

Next question please…

The Marina Bay Sands light show in Singapore

Every night of the week is like New Year’s Eve along the Singapore water front, where the flashy, futuristic-looking Marina Bay Sands resort sets off fireworks and laser lights accompanied by music and giant streaming-water effects.

What must equate to thousands of Singaporean dollars worth of fireworks are blasted off into the night sky, while the laser lights must chew up enough wattage in ten minutes to keep a small town lit for a week.

It goes on and on, each minute seemingly more impressive than the next. The flashes of hundreds of cameras do their best to capture the magic, their operators desperate to do the light show justice.

Fireworks above the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore

The Marina Bay Sands light show manages the nigh-impossible task of outshining the rest of the Singaporean skyline, at least twice per night for 15 minutes at a time, seven days a week.

You can witness the Marina Bay light show from wherever you can see the resort. From Sunday to Thursday the light show starts at 8pm and at 9.30pm. On Fridays and Saturdays it starts at 8pm, 9.30pm and 11pm.

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God help you if you’re staying at the hotel and you’re trying to sleep during the light show.

Then again, if you’re rich enough to be staying at the Marina Bay Sands resort in Singapore then I refuse to feel sorry for you.

Have you seen the show? Also check out Cheap and cheerful things to do in Singapore for more budget travel tips.

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  1. Your post makes me feel embarrassing for now, although being here in Singapore as a student for a couple of years and have been traveling around the globe quite a bit, I haven’t seen these show yet :”> . Gotta mark it on my next-to-do list haha.

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