Many of us will remember the iconic outdoor light and water show – Spectra – that used to take place at the Event Plaza of Marina Bay Sands. The popular multimedia show had to be put on a pause in February 2020 due to the pandemic and thankfully, it’s now ready to make a dazzling return.
From today (28 April), Spectra will once again illuminate the city-skyline across the Event Plaza after its two-year hiatus.
It will subsequently be staged every evening, with two 15-minute-long performances at 8pm and 9pm, with a third performance added at 10pm on Fridays and Saturdays. The outdoor show is free-to-public and will adhere to prevailing safe management measures.
In celebration of Labour Day and Hari Raya Puasa, Spectra will also be staged three times a night from 1 to 3 May 2022 at 8, 9, and 10pm.
Spectra was first launched in 2017. The production combines an array of state-of-the-art lasers, lighting, water effects and projections, set to an orchestral soundtrack composed by award-winning local music producer Kenn C. The audience will be taken through a four-act journey, beginning with Singapore’s origins as a cultural melting pot, and ending with a glimpse into its future as a global city and beacon of innovation.
The highlight of the performance is a bespoke, 12-metre tall, laminated glass-and-stainless-steel prism that bursts into life throughout the show. Lasers beam down from the pinnacle of Marina Bay Sands’ three towers, connecting to the prism as it sets off water jets, magnificent lights and lava effects.
Marina Bay Sands’ Chief Operating Officer Paul Town said: “After a two-year pandemic pause, Marina Bay Sands is thrilled to welcome the long-awaited return of Spectra, our outdoor light and water extravaganza. With its stunning multimedia experience colouring the cityscape at night, we look forward to having the show revitalise our waterfront and captivate visitors once again. In tandem with Spectra’s message of hope and continuous transformation, this re-opening also serves as a promising step forward in our commitment towards rejuvenating the integrated resort’s slate of entertainment offerings during this climate.”
Since its inception, Spectra has been an iconic fixture along the Waterfront Promenade at Marina Bay, entertaining more than a million visitors to date.