If the world-famous restaurants (such as Lavo) and ArtScience Museum weren’t enough to lure you to Marina Bay Sands, here are more reasons to consider.

Last year, Singapore’s award-winning destination also unveiled 2 exciting entertainment line-ups. The multimedia Spectra: Light and Water Show (created by Australian-based design agency, Imagination) debuted on 2nd June, while the Digital Light Canvas (by Japan’s teamLab was launched on 22nd December.

Spectra: Light and Water Show

Marina Bay Sands
Source: Marina Bay Sands

A production that took two years to produce, Spectra is a stunning 15-minute multimedia spectacle that uses an array of state-of-the-art lasers, lighting, water effects, and projections, to wow visitors. The mesmerising Spectra, which features an inspiring orchestral soundtrack, is a reflection on Singapore’s origins with a vision into its future as an innovative country.

Situated at the Event Plaza along the promenade, the show can be viewed twice every night at 8pm and 9pm. A third show is added at 10pm every Fridays and Saturdays. The best part? It’s completely free!

Digital Light Canvas

Located inside The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands’ North Promenade, Digital Light Canvas was curated by the same geniuses responsible for Future World: Where Art Meets Science. The new attraction, which also took two years from conception to completion, is another interactive digital experience worth checking out.

There is a magnificent 14-metre tall cylindrical light sculpture suspended from the ceiling, containing over 401,000 full-coloured LEDs that are strung within 608 tubes. Beneath the light sculpture is an interactive 15 metres (diameter) LED floor that reacts to your movement.

The permanent attraction features three unique show modes – Nature’s Rhythm, Strokes of Life, and Personalised Expressions. Each scene is different and has its own soundtrack. Check it out:

1. Nature’s Rhythm

  • Flocks of birds can be seen soaring through the skies while ten thousands of fishes swim across the blue LED floor that symbolises the ocean.

2. Strokes of Life

  • Using your footsteps, visitors can paint their own calligraphic art and watch as beautiful strokes spring to life in the form of traditional Japanese calligraphy, birds, butterflies, and flowers.

3. Personalised Expressions

  • For SGD50, you can project an anniversary greeting, birthday wish, or wedding proposal on the LED floor using a one-time unique serial code.

Digital Light Canvas is open daily from 12pm to 8pm from Sundays to Thursdays, and until 9pm on Fridays, Saturdays, as well as eve of public holidays. An admission fee of SGD5 per person is required in order to enter the dynamic LED floor.

Sources: Marina Bay Sands, Campaign Brief.