Marina Bay Sands unveils all-new light and water show

Marina Bay Sands unveils all-new light and water show

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The Spectra light and water show at Marina Bay Sands. (Photo: Hani Amin)

SINGAPORE: Come Jun 2, Marina Bay Sands (MBS) will unveil an all new light and water show titled Spectra.

Pegged as a world-first, this mainstay multimedia extravaganza at the Marina Bay waterfront combines an array of state-of-the-art lighting, cutting-edge water effects and projections in a production that was two years in the making.

Spectra replaces Wonder Full, the award winning light and water show which ran from Feb 2011 till last month.


The 15-minute show is set to an orchestral soundtrack composed and remixed by award-winning Singaporean music producer and composer Kenn C - a veteran in the regional pop music scene who has worked with Stefanie Sun, A-Mei and Jacky Cheung.

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Spectra light and water show at Marina Bay Sands. (Photo: Hani Amin)

Built in collaboration with Australia-based experience design agency Imagination, the show utilizes a diverse range of water fountain techniques, including pyramids, gyroscopic arches and straight jets, as well as lava and mist effects, all anchored by a 12-metre high laminated glass prism that forms the “heartbeat” of the show.

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Spectra light and water show at Marina Bay Sands. (Photo: Hani Amin)

Spectra sets itself apart from other light and water shows because of its use of new underwater 500 watt LED fixtures – specially developed for the show - that organisers say allow the lights to show perfect whites and richer colours. In total, more than 110 types of lights and lasers are used.

Similar to its predecessor, Spectra also tells the story of Singapore and its journey as a multicultural and cosmopolitan society.

The a free-to-public show will be staged twice nightly at 8pm and 9pm from Sunday to Thursday, with a third show on Friday and Saturday at 10pm. It will take place at the Event Plaza.

The light and water show launch will coincide with Open Stage, a free concert series which gives musical talents from both Singapore and Southeast Asia a platform to showcase their talent. Singapore Idol winner Sezairi Sezali, singer-songwriter Gayle Nerva and indie-pop quartet Disco Hue are amongst some of the acts to be featured.

Source: CNA/gl

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