Grab your cameras, the fam and zeal-to-squeal for Singapore’s 54th birthday cascade of fireworks come August 9th! Whether your speed is battling it out for free-show seats, taking it up a notch and ascending to the sky decks or savoring the pleasantly posh front row bookings at one of this town’s best dining spots, Little Steps brings you our faves for best-in-show Singapore spots. Don’t forget to check the traffic closure areas now!
Located at Marina Bay Golf Course's second level, The Canopy is fast becoming a popular destination for both golfers and families alike. The cafe serves up local, Western and Japanese fare, with an amazing and totally unblocked view of the city skyline. Come National Day, you'll be dazzled by the spectacular air show and of course, the fireworks display!
The Canopy Cafe, Marina Bay Golf Course, 80 Rhu Cross, #02-01, Singapore 437437, +65 6342 5742, www.mbgc.com.sg/Facilities/index.htm
Take a stroll along the Merlion Park and or wine and dine at the Waterfront Promenade @ Esplanade - these two places offer the best views of this annual massive gunpowder launch. Head over to Tomo Izakaya for some good old Japanese fare or Harry's for some light bites and enjoy the show. Make sure you get there early as this is definitely a hot spot and most likely to be snapped up!
Esplanade Theatres On The Bay, 1 Esplanade Drive, Singapore 038981, www.esplanade.com
Up, up and away! Head to the observation deck of Marina Bay Sands and watch the most spectacular fireworks display ever. Prices are SG$23 for adults and SG$17 for kiddos over two - a tad pricey just to watch the fireworks, but it'll be a worthwhile experience as you watch the kids get all excited and stare in amazement at this once in a lifetime extravaganza.
Skypark at Marina Bay Sands, Tower 3 Marina Bay Sands, 1 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018971, www.marinabaysands.com
What better way to bask in the glory of the fireworks than to dine with kiddos at any of the hip eateries along the boardwalk of One Fullerton? Chomp on some comfort food at OverEasy or indulge in some glorious seafood at Palm Beach. Make your reservations early so you'll be guaranteed to have a meal with a spectacular view. Moms and Dads, make a date (without the kids!) at the Lantern Bar atop Fullerton Bay Hotel and enjoy top-notch views of the festivities. Order the delicious lobster and scallop carpaccio or simply open a bottle of Prosecco and it'll be a perfect date night! You can also check out Monti Singapore for a 5-course epicurean set dinner under the stars and fireworks!
One Fullerton, 1 Fullerton Rd, Singapore 049213, thefullertonheritage.com/dining-shopping/one-fullerton
Fullerton Bay Hotel, 80 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049326, thefullertonheritage.com/dining-shopping/the-fullerton-bay-hotel-singapore
The Gardens is always a hit with the kids so why not splurge for dinner and dine at IndoChine high up in the Supertree? As a bonus, you get a 360 view of the fireworks display and can even catch the fighter jets and helicopter state flag fly by! For little tots who are raring to run wild, head to Bay East Gardens where you can easily lay a picnic mat on the lawn and grab some takeaway as you await the sparks to hit the sky.
Gardens By The Bay,18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953, www.gardensbythebay.com.sg
View fireworks in the sky while being sky high? Excellent idea. Head to the Singapore Flyer and time your flight perfectly so that you and the kids get a full half an hour in the capsule and not miss one second of the fireworks. At the same time, catch glimpses of the neighboring Indonesian islands and Straits of Johor too. Ticket booking is a must for that day so do it now!
Singapore Flyer, 30 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039803, +65 6333 3311, www.singaporeflyer.com
Just for you, Moms and Dads, there is no other place like Level33, deemed as the World's Highest Urban Brewery. Not to mention being able to watch the whole National Day Parade in pristine view, you'll be entirely wow-ed by the sights and sounds of the fireworks display for sure. What's more, check out their latest food menu that takes inspiration from the art of brewing. Hops and malt are even incorporated into the dishes served!
LeVel33, 8 Marina Boulevard #33-01, Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower, Singapore 018981, +65 6834 3133, https://level33.com.sg
The Promontory would be an excellent place to beat the crowd and enjoy a casual dinner with the little tikes whilst waiting for the fireworks display to end off the night. Pack a picnic basket or simply head over to Da Paolo Gastronomia and savor their freshly made food, imported boutique products, and don't forget their delicious gelato for the kids and you're all set!
The Promontory@Marina Bay, 11 Marina Blvd, Singapore 018940, www.marina-bay.sg
Marina Barrage is always a fav especially for some outdoorsy fun with the fam like kite flying and scooting. Make your trip there worthwhile by spending the day sprawling on the grassy patch at the rooftop with a yummy picnic in hand and bask in the sunset as you eagerly anticipate the multi-faceted, multi-colored celebrations for Singapore's birthday. That's cherry on the icing right there!
Marina Barrage, 8 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018951, www.pub.gov.sg/marinabarrage
Completed just in time for Singapore's 50th birthday 3 years ago, the Jubilee Bridge can hold up to 2,000 people at a time with its width being larger than the Esplanade Bridge. Head down early to stroll along the waterfront dining areas and take your pick as to which cuisine to indulge in as you wait for the fireworks.
Jubilee Bridge, 1 Esplanade Drive, Singapore 038981
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