Gardens By The Bay is one of the most iconic things to do and see in Singapore – a main reason being the giant, colorful trees that stand 25 and 50 meters tall. The trees, also known as the Supertree Grove, also light up at night, twinkling against the city skyline and providing a couple of complimentary light shows every night.
There are many parts that make up Gardens By The Bay – The Supertree Grove, Cloud Forest and Flower Dome, and OCBC Skyway. While the other attractions have admission fees, the Supertree Grove and nighttime light shows are some of the best free things to do in Singapore!
Gardens By The Bay Light Show & Supertree Grove
Supertree Grove Hours & Admission:
Admission to walk on the premises and see the Supertrees are free! It’s open daily from 5am – 2am, so you pretty much always have an opportunity to visit. Of course the opportune moment is at night when the trees are lit!
If you would like to walk amongst the tree tops, you will have to pay a separate admission fee to the OCBC Skyway. It is open from 9am-9pm and costs $8 sgd. We didn’t pay to go up, but I bet the view is great!
Supertree Grove Light Show:
Singapore is known for their wonderful nightly light shows! We attended the one at the Supertree Grove, which is called Garden Rhapsody. The shows are daily at 7:45pm and 8:45pm, and they last 15 minutes long.
It was a fun display with lots of fun instrumental music – very crowded but we enjoyed it very much! We waited around until after the crowds dispersed after the 2nd light show to get our Instagram shot below.
We found that it’s too difficult to get a shot during the light show due to the crowds and inconsistencies of lights. Lie down and enjoy the view during the show – it’s a lot easier to capture a shot when the trees stay lit and the crowds have left.
More FREE Light Shows in Singapore:
We didn’t make it out to the 2 other popular light shows, but they are also complimentary!
- Spectra at Marina Bay Sands – M-Sun 8:00pm & 9:00pm. Saturday 8:00, 9:00, 10:00. 15 minute duration.
- Crane Dance at Sentosa Resort – Daily at 8:00pm. 1o min duration.