Red laser on Marina Sands Bay

Singapore at Night

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Every city looks unique during day and night. Singapore is no exception – or, I would say, Singapore looks more beautiful during night time compared to day time.

The major attraction of Singapore during nighttime is the Marina Bay Sands – it’s a ship-shaped skyscraper which is a resort and facing towards the Marina bay.

I started my night journey from the Gardens by the Bay – which is a mighty impressive garden near the Marina Bay Sands. From there, I captured this view of the ferry’s wheel named Singapore Flyer.

Singapore Flyer - Singapore night attractions photos
Singapore flyer – it has an overall height of 165 metres

I kept walking towards the front of the Marina bay sands. There I enjoyed the light and water show. It is called Spectra and free of cost. You need to make sure that you go there on time to get a good view of the show. This 15 minutes orchestral show will tell you the story of Singapore.

Once I am done enjoying the light and water show (which I enjoyed but didn’t understand properly to be honest 🙂 ), I started walking. Suddenly I saw a boat in a jetty which was about to start its journey for a night tour. Without thinking much, I hoped in to one. It costs me SGD 25.

The river cruise will take you to different places and an audio commentary will be given. You will learn how a sleepy village turned into a modern city over the past several decades. The cruise operates in such a way that you will see the skyscrapers of Singapore from different angles. I could see a different side of Marina Sands Bay. Interestingly, a laser was emitting in different colours and beam was pointing towards different angles.

Marina sands bay at night
Marina sands bay – you cannot simply miss this in Singapore

The boat will stop in several jetties. You can choose to get down if you want to. Alternatively, some people will also embark on the boat.

If you fancy to have a posh dinner by the bay, you can choose to hop out in the Clarke Quay. It’s a great place where you will find a lot of high end restaurants.

Clarke Quay at night becomes vibrant with resturants.
Clarke Quay – It’s riverside quay with many upscale restaurants.

My wallet was thin, so I continued my journey. After about 30 minutes, the cruise ended. I kept continuing my walk and my neck hurt seeing the skyscrapers.

Cityscape of Singapore with tall buildings - a lot of corporate has their regional headquarters here
Cityscape of Singapore – a lot of corporate has their regional headquarters here

Overall, I spent about 4 hours out there and at 10:00 PM; I decided to have dinner in a cheaper place.

How is your night experience in Singapore? What did you enjoy most there?

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