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November 20, 2008

Songs of the Sea, Sentosa (Part 4/4)

Sentosa / Singapore

“Songs of the Sea” is a multi-sensory extravaganza with dramatic effects of lasers, lights, fire bursts, water jets, captivating music, pyrotechnics and a live cast. It’s the world’s only permanent show set in the sea. An entry fee is S$8 and the amphitheatre is located at Siloso Beach.

The show commenced with some happy youngsters dancing and singing English, Chinese, Malay and Indian folk songs of the four main races in Singapore.

The young man in white was singing by the sea when he was stunned by the vision of a beautiful sleeping girl, a princess… Zzzz …

The right one is a friendly buck teeth lion fish. Soon the young man learnt that the princess was under the spell of an enchanted village.

The Lord of Fire created havoc with flame bursting into the air. Didn’t catch why he did that while my eye was fixed at the viewfinder of my camera. =S

The flames leaping up to 20m!

Fascinating lasers and water jets!

The centrepiece of the show is the row of stilt houses (Kelong structure) that recalls the memory of the old kampong (Malay village) lifestyle in Singapore.

Mesmerizing display of water jets and light effects.

The 69 water jets can reach as high as 40m!

The Dazzling display of brilliant lasers, special computing imaging, water jets and flame bursts culminated with dramatic pyrotechnics.

The image of the princess was showing up again, and this time, with a smiling face as she was finally awaken by the Songs of the Sea.

Sometimes I wish I would just enjoy any show without having my camera with me, so that I would not watch the show through the LCD display screen or the tiny viewfinder. @_@ Nonetheless, this nightly extravaganza is worth the entry fee and a great fitting end to an exciting day on Sentosa.

Still not enough? Watch Songs of the Sea videos from Borneo Falcon!

An exciting development is going on in Sentosa. You will see a family-oriented Integrated Resort with a casino and a Universal Studios theme park in two years’ time (expected completion).

Read posts on Sentosa (Part 1/4) | Merlion @Sentosa (Part 2/4) | Sentosa Beaches (Part 3/4)

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26 Comments Leave your comment

  • Borneo Falcon said on November 20, 2008 6:03 pm

    Nice photos you able to capture here. What type of camera you are using? My camera unable to capture it well at night. Hence, I had to switch to video mode to capture the moments.

  • eunice said on November 20, 2008 6:53 pm

    @Borneo Falcon: I used Canon DSLR but forgot what model cos it’s my bro’s camera. Yep it’s not bad, at least can capture those action at night, but for normal digital camera, that’s almost not possible.

  • Zara said on November 20, 2008 8:19 pm



    Confirm, I’ll be there next semester!

    Wait for me ya?

  • Tianhong said on November 21, 2008 9:40 am

    wah piang i dun think my semi pro cam can take be half as good as ur pics. maybe it’s ur skill la…

  • dong ho said on November 21, 2008 12:33 pm

    simply amazing! i also saw this posted by eastcoastlife. could have been a memorable night!

  • eunice said on November 21, 2008 3:41 pm

    @Zara: Willkommen XD

    @Tianhong: No leh, I used auto mode only. It’s a DSLR camera, so maybe quality is better. I dunno photography skill.

    @dong ho: See it yourself then. ^_-

  • calvin said on November 21, 2008 3:48 pm

    awesome!!! ive gotto go to singapore someday. at the same time visit some of my relatives. the water display reminded of las vegas. :)

  • peteformation said on November 21, 2008 5:27 pm

    My kids love this laser show so much, the last time we were in Sentosa. Very creative.

  • bena said on November 21, 2008 7:26 pm

    wow! spectacular show and beautiful colors! wish to experience it..

  • nancy said on November 21, 2008 10:53 pm

    WOW.. these are so wonderfully taken shots…did you take all these yourself?
    I’m so amazed!

  • leafless said on November 22, 2008 4:57 am

    “Sometimes I wish I would just enjoy any show without having my camera with me, so that I would not watch the show through the LCD display screen or the tiny viewfinder.”

    Totally agree.

  • eunice said on November 22, 2008 9:59 am

    @calvin: wah Las Vegas? So geng ah haha

    @peteformation / Bena: Not bad yeah, it’s an award winning show.

    @Nancy: Yes, I took them. I just used auto mode only, no big deal =P

    @leafless: hi-5 XD

  • Forever HL said on November 22, 2008 11:38 am

    wow…so nice!
    i went to sentosa once….only…
    haha….hope can go there again…^^


  • Bridge said on November 22, 2008 4:57 pm

    I love this… I love this “song of the sea”! I wanted to go to Sentosa so badly, since the first time I step my foot into Singapore’s ground, but never really had the chance to go ’cause we instead traveled to Malaysia. BTW, do they always do the show on a daily basis?

  • Ivana said on November 22, 2008 9:36 pm

    Love to see that wonderful light…

  • Claudia said on November 23, 2008 4:10 am

    hi Eunice, what a nice blog… and wonderful pictures! you’re making me dram about a travel in those lovely places… what about a link exchange with my travel blog? let me know, cheers!!!

  • eunice said on November 23, 2008 1:10 pm

    @HL: Really.. to me it’s an expensive retreat =P but this time I didn’t spend a single cent on any attractions cos I got some free tickets.

    @Bridge: “Songs of the sea” is performed twice at night everyday.

    @Ivana: Yep the lasers are colourful and nice.

    @Claudia: Sure, already linked you. =)

  • Claudia said on November 23, 2008 5:53 pm

    thank you Eunice! I’ve just added you, have a nce day!

  • WebbieGurl said on November 23, 2008 7:23 pm

    Rogue says…

    Eunice, your camera is so powerful.. It is a great weapon that gives you power whenever you have it.The photos are so stunning and little words are needed to let them be understood by us who frequent in your blog. You are so gifted with this talent to show us what is happenning where and what..This Song of the Sea Presentation make me understand even more how good you are in taking photos….Usually, night shots with moving lights are so difficult to capture but here, it seems that you took them all without sweat. Wonderful!!

  • Mark H said on November 24, 2008 9:43 am

    Great photos as always, especially of the fountains and nights time and the Songs of the Sea. Good series of articles.

  • fred said on November 24, 2008 12:44 pm

    wow! amazing!!!

  • adette said on November 24, 2008 1:50 pm

    What a beautiful scenes…….hope to visit Singapore…..

  • eunice said on November 25, 2008 11:29 am

    @Webbie: Thanks, you are flattering me! I was using an old Canon DSLR and took those pics with auto-mode. In fact, I know nothing about photography. I think my pics are just average only. I believe you can take nice shots too with a DSLR!

    @Mark H: I just do my best only. You have really cool articles.

    @fred: =D

    @adette: Yep SG is waiting for U!

  • Cecil Lee said on December 5, 2008 3:45 pm

    Hmmm….. Song Of The Sea…. Well Done!! You’ve done it again with amazing photos! Sorry for reading this exciting story so late, as you know, I was in Wuxi when you posted this… :)
    In order to shoot great photos, timing and angle of shooting are somehow very important factors. So your argument of knowing nothing about photography is untrue! At least you know an important aspect of great photography where you’ve chosen a perfect location for shooting those photos! LoL :)

  • eunice said on December 6, 2008 4:26 pm

    @Cecil: Hahah by luck only hehehe! I was in fact sitting on the first row in the centre to take all those shots. Thanks yeah! Your photos suddenly become very very very nice! :D

  • Milei said on December 18, 2010 3:01 pm

    i really love this show! i love singapore! :) )

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