When August comes around, you know what that means. Yup, it’s National Day once again! Grab your cameras, dress up in red and white, and get ready for the cascade of fireworks come August 9th!
Even if you don’t manage to get National Day parade tickets, don’t fret. There are plenty of other locations around the island to still marvel at the celebrations. Little Steps has narrowed it down to the best places to see fireworks on National Day in Singapore. Just don’t forget to check the traffic closure areas when you’re out and about!
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The Promontory at Marina Bay 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. The sprawling field lets you have a cozy picnic with full view of the sky before it lights up, and you can walk to the nearby landmarks of Raffles Place, Marina Bay Financial Centre, The Sail @ Marina Bay, One Raffles Quay after the firework show.
The Promontory@Marina Bay, 11 Marina Blvd, Singapore 018940, www.myguidesingapore.com/business-and-mice/the-promontory--marina-bay
Take a stroll along Merlion Park or the Waterfront Promenade @ Esplanade – these two places offer some of the best views of a spectacular sky full of stars on August 9. If you want to dine while capturing the sights, book a reservation for spots like Tomo Izakaya or Harry’s, which has outdoor seating so you can have a vantage point. Make sure you get there early as it will definitely get crowded!
Merlion Park & Esplanade Promenade, Esplanade Theatres On The Bay, 1 Esplanade Drive, Singapore 038981, www.esplanade.com
No local or tourist would be able to miss the Helix Bridge – the popular structure that connects Marina Bay Sands to the Floating Platform at Marina Bay. The elevated level lets you have a bird’s eye view of the night celebrations, with standing decks available to allow more spectators. Trust that the bridge will be super crowded on the big day, so it’s best to reserve a spot as early as possible.
Helix Bridge, Downtown Core
Level 57 of Marina Bay Sands already offers a stunning view of the city skyline, and it’s made even better during the National Day period. The SkyPark Observation deck lets you have a panoramic vision for the full firework show, with prices starting from SG$24 per adult. To take it to the next level, you can also book a one-night stay and access the Infinity Pool at the rooftop to take in the sights with a dip.
Sky Park at Marina Bay Sands, Tower 3 Marina Bay Sands, 1 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018971, +65 6688 8826, www.marinabaysands.com
The famous Gardens is always a hit with kids and families, so why not head down here on National Day for an optimal viewing spot of the fireworks? Keep your eyes peeled and you 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.
Bay East Garden, Gardens By The Bay,18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953, +65 6420 6848, www.gardensbythebay.com.sg
Popular with couples, families and groups of friends, Marina Barrage has an open-air area for outdoorsy fun on National Day. Grab a picnic mat and basket and head down to prepare for the explosive fireworks after sunset. For the best views, make sure you go early before the crowd arrives. It’s also pet-friendly so fur friends can join in the action!
Marina Barrage, 8 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018951, www.pub.gov.sg/marinabarrage
View fireworks in the sky while being high above the city in a capsule? Sounds like a good idea. Head to the Singapore Flyer and time your ascent perfectly so that you and the kids get a full half an hour in the capsule and do not miss one second of the fireworks. This will also make for a great photography opportunity! Prices start from SG$40 per adult and SG$25 per child aged 3 to 12 years old.
Singapore Flyer, 30 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039803, +65 6333 3311, www.singaporeflyer.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 delicious fare at Palm Beach Seafood. Make your reservations for outdoor seating early so you'll be guaranteed to have a meal with a spectacular view. Alternatively, 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
If you’re looking for a sky-high bar to cheers your glasses together while having the National Day Parade fireworks go off behind you, LeVel33 might just be the place. Not only will you be able to have a front-row seat to the firework display, but you also can indulge in some yummy food and drinks, with their famous craft beers being a top choice.
LeVel33, 8 Marina Boulevard #33-01, Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower, Singapore 018981, +65 6834 3133, https://level33.com.sg
It doesn’t matter if you’re an Eastie or a Westie, you can spot fireworks on the big day this year from a multitude of locations. While it’s not the actual National Day Parade fireworks, residents at Tampines Toa Payoh, Jurong West, Bedok and Woodlands can head down to the various stadiums for a grand firework display at night. What’s more, there will also be pre-NDP events and activities to build the hype leading to the big day.
Multiple Stadiums, Tampines, Toa Payoh, Jurong West, Bedok and Woodlands
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