Thu, Feb 17, 2011
MBS launches cutting-edge light and water show
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Singapore - Marina Bay Sands unveiled its spectacular light and water show tonight to mark its grand opening.

Believed to be the largest of its kind in South-East Asia, the show called Wonder Full dazzled hundreds of VIP guests and thousands who gathered across the bay.

The show employed the mediums of giant Water Screens, vibrant multicolor high powered Lasers, search lights, spot lights, fountains, surround sound, strobes, LED lighting, video projection and other special effects.

The event celebrated the integrated resort?s key lifestyle and entertainment attractions including the unveiling of the world?s first ArtScience Museum, seven celebrity chef restaurants, and the upcoming premiere here of popular Broadway musical The Lion King.

Over 800 members of media, VIP guests and dignitaries saw the show which depicted the celebration of human life and emotions conveyed using variant mediums such as water and laser beams.

President and Chief Operating Officer of Las Vegas Sands Corp., Mr. Michael Leven said: “It was truly a heartwarming moment when Wonder Full came alive before the audience for the very first time. As viewers held their loved ones close and sang along to Louis Armstrong's What a Wonderful World, we knew we had succeeded in showcasing Singapore?s strong familial values in a way that would appeal to audiences from every part of the world. Singapore is the perfect home for Wonder Full.”

The best spot is catch the free show is at the Event Plaza of Marina Bay Sands.

Wonder Full will transform the Marina Bay waterfront every weekend with scintillating performances at 8pm, 9.30pm and 11pm on Friday and Saturday, and 8pm and 9.30pm on Sunday.

Viewers from as far as 3.5km away can experience this nightly spectacular and even listen to the accompanying musical composition on radio 103.9 FM.

Behind Wonder Full's original composition is a local ensemble which includes award-winning musician and composer Iskandar Ismail, Singapore conductor Darrell Ang, who has won top conducting prizes abroad, and other young budding talent from Singapore.

Said a press statement by Marina Bay Sands: "Wonder Full is a 13-minute show that will enthrall audiences as they are taken on a journey that explores humanity and the wonders of life. The innocence and wonder of drama and
change, of enduring love and commitment will be portrayed across all ages of human life. Wonder Full is established as a show that has a soul and brings out the child in all that experience it."

It added: "This light and water spectacular will feature the different life journeys around the world and finally returns to Singapore to celebrate the world class architecture of a nation that has come of age."

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