Sentosa’s Signature Songs of the Sea Show to Wave Singapore Goodbye
· World’s only permanent show set in the sea to make way for a brand new spectacular in June
· Special ticket prices for those who wish to catch the show before it closes on 4 May
10 APRIL 2014 – Sentosa’s signature Songs of the Sea show will make its final performance after a successful seven-year run on 4 May 2014. With less than a month left to the last screening of this one and only night extravaganza set in the sea, don’t miss the chance to enjoy the show with family and friends at a special rate. More than 5,000 tickets at a 50 per cent discount will be offered on Sentosa’s Facebook page, starting from today.
Come June, a brand new multi-sensory production will be unveiled in its place, as part of Sentosa’s efforts to refresh its iconic night show to remain attractive and relevant to both local residents and tourists.
Bringing the World to Singapore
Since its debut in March 2007, Songs of the Sea’s unique blend of live cast, dramatic effects and pyrotechnics has wowed close to 8.3 million visitors over more than 5,000 shows. The 25-minute show was produced by award-winning events company ECA2, the team behind the France World Football Cup Ceremony in 1998, the XXIX Olympic Games Ceremonies in 2008, and the Shanghai World Expo 2010.
Songs of the Sea, which has become a must-see attraction, is a visual feast featuring water geysers, aqua screens, fire jets, lasers and pyrotechnics with a “kelong” style backdrop in an outdoor theatre on the scenic Siloso beach. A live cast, with main character Li, his friends and an animated clown fish Oscar brings audiences on an underwater adventure to remember.
The show has seen strong popularity among locals and overseas visitors alike having won both local and international awards, including the prestigious THEA Award and Best Tourist Attraction in Southeast Asia in 2008. Today, Songs of the Sea continues to perform to packed audiences in its outdoor theatre, which sits up to 2,500, with its premium tickets sold out for nearly every show.
“Songs of the Sea has successfully set standards for the night scene in Singapore. The appeal of our iconic show remains as strong as ever, and it continues to be one of the most sought-after attractions in Singapore. Nevertheless, given Sentosa’s commitment to refresh our attractions on a regular basis and provide best-in-class experiences, we have commissioned a new show that I am confident will inspire and captivate the imagination of our guests,” said Mr Mike Barclay, CEO of Sentosa Development Corporation.
Touching the hearts of the cast and audiences
Songs of the Sea has brought laughter and wonder to audiences and the team behind the show. Trained to be versatile and able to take on various characters, the multi-racial cast delighted guests from all walks of life regardless of rain or shine.
“Songs of the Sea is like a 30-minute pit-stop of our Singapore culture. You watch the show, enjoy, and get an idea of what Singapore is like. Tourists even try to identify what language the songs are from and learn about the races we have here. For locals, Songs of the Sea is like a mini National Day Parade,” said Yazid Hussein, 28, who has been part of the cast since 2008.
Upcoming Showcase to Let Imagination Take Flight
The arena doors will reopen again this June, and guests can expect to be spellbound by a brand new storyline, backed by stunning effects. The creative force in ECA2 has once again taken on the challenge to conceptualise and develop a new multimedia showcase that is set to be a dazzling jewel in Singapore’s night scene. This one-of-a-kind show aims to transport audiences of all ages to a world of wondrous possibilities and fun-filled entertainment. More details of the show will be shared closer to date.
A Nation Celebrating Fond Memories Together
Songs of the Sea is a ticketed performance, with daily shows at 7.40pm and 8.40pm along Siloso Beach. Premium seats are available at S$18 per person, while standard seats are at S$15 (standard rate), and S$12 (for local residents). In addition to the Facebook offer where fans can claim a 50 per cent discount off these rates, an Instagram contest will be held from 10 to 20 April where participants stand to win attractive prizes, including a backstage visit, by submitting their cherished memories of Songs of the Sea through photos and captions. Submissions will have to include the hashtag #goodbyeSOTS. Selected photos from the contest will be showcased as part of the finale performance on 4 May.
For more information, please visit www.sentosa.com.sg or call 1800-SENTOSA (736 8672).