Singapore Sound Effects Urban City Sounds
Royalty Free Sound LibrarySingapore Urban City Sounds
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Duration: Approx. 111 Minutes
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I could go on and explain why I think Singapore is one of the greatest places we’ve ever lived, but this post is dedicated to all the amazing sounds found there! With that said, I’ve broken down each location that is featured in this sound library Enjoy taking a tour of this young nation through an immerse soundscape trip!
At the beginning of the recording, I take the escalator down to Marina Bay MRT. You can hear an automated announcement in English & Malay. Not so many people in the station while recording but I got a nice walla. The door from the MRT train opens, I go in and the doors close. The train started and we get this really nice train driving sound. After arriving at Raffles Place, the train doors open, people walking in and out (very few) and the doors closing (with announcement and beeping).
After we leaving Raffles Place we continue to City Hall MRT stop where the walla on the train is a little bit louder. There is a mix between English and Tamil or Hindi. We arrived to City Hall, the door open and closing and the recording is over.
I did two recordings at this market. The first one from the inside and the second one from the outside. This market is very busy on the weekends and one road is blocked only for the outside seats. You can listen to a lot of walla from the crowd and people having a good time!
We left the market and I recorded the outside ambience. I had no idea how many hundreds of people were there. The running staff asked me for Satay or a table for me but I kindly declined. I passed the food vendors and you can listen to the sizzling sounds on the hot grill. In the background you’ll hear plates moving, food stalls, staff that are looking for customers, kids, the fan of the air-condition coming from the market inside and people passing by.
This track includes kitchen room tone, 38th floor room tone, room tone in small staircase room, room tone at emergency exit 8th floor and main entrance hall.
The main entrance has a fountain with a nearby parking garage. I recorded this sound at night time and you can listen to several cars driving by, stopping and leaving. The “hum” in this recording comes from the air systems. Guests and security guards are chatting in the background.
It is a big one-way street and the vehicles coming from the left to right. When the traffic light stopped several pedestrians crossed the street.
I pressed the button and the doors are closing. There is an automated voice that tells you “doors are closing”, “up”, “floor number”. The driving sound of the elevator is very fast created great rumbling sounds!
People waiting in line and chatting. You can listen to the staff preparing the food, using the cashier, and the people chatting while eating. A very rare to find for a restaurant like this to not have music playing!
After I left the restaurant I walked down the street to Central Blvd and recorded weekday traffic. It was a one-way street with cars, trucks, motorbikes, and buses passing by from left to right. In the background, you can listen to heavy construction machines like “Bauer” machines (German Construction Company) that drills big holes into the ground. It’s not consistently loud but it creates a nice reverb if the drill hits the edge of the metal.
You can still listen to the construction from track 24 in the background but my focus was the intersection. It is an intersection with four traffic lights and a nearby construction site with heavy hammering sounds. If the pedestrian light goes “green” people started walking my way and walking up the stairs.
You can listen to the walla of the people and the footsteps of the shoes. I also recorded a Ferrari at minute 02:10 min. The Ferrari stopped at the red light, the people walking, and then the car drives away coming from left to right. I also got the sound of the clock from the famous Telok Ayer Market (01:19 min.)
This street is a little bit busier. You can hear people crossing the streets and cars, trucks, buses and motorbikes passing by. A few cars honking and a crow caws in the air.
I love the sounds I recorded on this street! I recorded between 2 huge building and you can hear a very ghostly sounding hum that comes from air-conditioning. Also in the background, the machine sound was for pest control.
The construction within Singapore can be quite loud with the reverb coming from all the other buildings sounds amazing! I walked down the street and this massive construction zone in front of me and you can hear how the machine works its way down into the ground and everything that comes in the way gets destroyed.
I went to another construction zone that had the same noise level with more hammering and drilling at a faster pace. You can listen to the traffic in the background and people chatting far in the distance. Also, one of the construction workers came up to me and asked me if I am from the “noise police”. haha
More great hammering and digging on part of the street. There is drilling and people and cars passing by.
I left the construction zone and walked over to the MRT station and recorded this street traffic at Anson Road. The traffic is not heavy or busy and the streets are very wide so everything sounds more relaxed.
While waiting for several vehicles passed by on this busy road a bus stopped, open and closed the door and left. The engine sound of the bus is very powerful and you can listen to how the machine accelerates. Several people sitting left and right which wasn’t too present.
If you go to the MRT sometimes you want to go to the other street you’ll need to pass through a tunnel. I recorded the sound of people walking and passing by with nice chatter and footsteps.
There is this small little tunnel that brings you to the link mall and I feel like nobody uses it. I walked up and down the concrete stairs and recorded my footsteps. First I walk slow and then I run (Start At 01:27 min.) I also close one door with a nice impact reverb.
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