I follow large crowds at the Marina Bay Sands (MBS) drone show titled ‘Legend of the Dragon Gate’, MBS introduced additional crowd control and security measures.
A representative of MBS said in a statement to the media on February 11 that they will “deploy additional security personnel and activate [their] security plans for major events such as New Year’s Countdown,” starting February 11.
If you’re planning to go to a show, here are some tips to make your experience the best it can be.
Consider alternative viewing locations
You may want to consider alternative locations to watch the show as the 10-minute performance can be viewed along the entire 3.5km stretch of Marina Bay.
Consider alternative metro stations
If you’re taking the train, you can get off or depart from other subway stations to avoid the overcrowded Bayfront subway station.
For those on the Mist Walk, you can use the Downtown subway station, and for those near the Helix Bridge, you can use the Promenade subway station.
Other crowd control measures
Mall entrances and exits located on the first floor of The Shoppes from Black Tap restaurants to Da Paolo Gastronomia will be gradually closed from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., a spokesperson shared.
This was implemented to avoid overcrowding at the mall, the spokesman said.
Depending on the crowd, Exit D of the Bayfront Metro may also be closed to arriving guests, the spokesperson added.
“We thank all attendees for their strong support of The Legend of the Dragon Gate – Drone Show by Bay and are committed to ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for all.”
For more information and answers to frequently asked questions, you can visit MBS website.
Despite the rain, there were many people on the first day
The first day of the drone show took place on February 10, the first day of the Chinese New Year.
It drew a large crowd outside The Shoppes at MBS, with one person apparently waiting two hours to see the show.
In the middle of the performance, it also started to rain.
Further screenings will take place on February 11, 12, 16, 17 and 18, starting at 8:00 p.m.
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