10+ Great Places for a Stunning View of National Day 2019 Fireworks



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Singapore’s National Day is almost upon us. This year, our little red dot is celebrating the 200 years anniversary since the founding of Singapore by Sir Stamford Raffles, which is why this year’s parade will be happening at Padang, where the first National Day Parade was held.

No matter where it’s held, we can count on one thing. A dazzling display of colorful fireworks! The National Day fireworks will still be fired from the Marina Bay area, and here are some places where you can revel in the beauty of the fireworks live for free!

This article is brought to you in collaboration with OCBC Bank. 

1. Merlion Park

10+ Great Places for a Stunning View of National Day 2019 Fireworks - Merlion Park
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Location: Fullerton Rd

It’s probably no secret that Merlion Park is one of the best vantage point, providing a clear view of the National Day fireworks, which is probably also why it gets crowded really fast. If your heart’s set on Merlion Park, we suggest getting there early (and we mean really early) to snag yourselves a spot.

2. Bay East Garden

10+ Great Places for a Stunning View of National Day 2019 Fireworks - Bay East Garden
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Location: Gardens by the Bay, 11 Rhu Cross, Singapore 437440

Pack a picnic basket, gather up your family and head down to Bay East Garden where you can enjoy a complete fireworks viewing experience. Snuggle up on a picnic mat, munch on your favorite snacks while feasting your eyes on this year’s stunning display of National Day’s fireworks amidst the green landscape.

3. Esplanade Roof Terrace

10+ Great Places for a Stunning View of National Day 2019 Fireworks - Esplanade Roof Terrace
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Location: Esplanade, 8 Raffles Ave, Singapore 039802

If you ever thought the view from the Esplanade Roof Terrace was stunning, wait till you catch the National Day fireworks there. It’s quite a sight to behold. And we’ll let you in on a secret—the roof terrace is not the only place from where you can view the fireworks, so if it gets crowded in the terrace, don’t worry, you’ve still got plenty of options around our favorite durian building.

4. Esplanade Waterfront

10+ Great Places for a Stunning View of National Day 2019 Fireworks - Esplanade Waterfront
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Location: Esplanade, 8 Raffles Ave, Singapore 039802

If going all the way up to the Esplanade Roof Terrace doesn’t sound very attractive, you can also park yourselves at the Esplanade Waterfront. The view is no less stellar here than up top.

5. Stadium Waterfront

10+ Great Places for a Stunning View of National Day 2019 Fireworks - Stadium Waterfront
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Location: Near Stadium MRT

Stadium may not be where all the happenings are at but that doesn’t mean that you won’t get a wonderful view of the National Day’s fireworks here. Consider the Stadium Waterfront for a clear and jostle-free view of the fireworks.

6. The Promontory

10+ Great Places for a Stunning View of National Day 2019 Fireworks - The Promontory at Marina Bay
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Location: 11 Marina Blvd, Singapore 018940

Not only is The Promontory @ Marina Bay, with its tranquil waterfront location, an ideal place for a leisurely stroll, it is also where you can indulge in an amazing and unobstructed view of the National Day’s fireworks.

7. Marina Bay Sands Event Plaza

10+ Great Places for a Stunning View of National Day 2019 Fireworks - MBS Event Plaza
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Location: Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018956

Settle yourselves at the Marina Bay Sands Event Plaza for a perfect view of the pretty National Day’s fireworks lighting up wide sky. While the event plaza makes for a comfortable spot, it is another place that fills up just as quickly as Merlion Park. In other words, you’ve got to find a spot and camp out (we don’t mean staying there overnight, just being earlier than early).

8. Marina Bay Sands Waterfront Boardwalk

10+ Great Places for a Stunning View of National Day 2019 Fireworks - MBS Waterfront Boardwalk
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Location: Bayfront

The sight of the scintillating fireworks glinting off the waters below at the Marina Bay Sands Waterfront Boardwalk is of a beauty that cannot be captured by pictures, it’s something that you’ve got to experience.

9. Marina Barrage

10+ Great Places for a Stunning View of National Day 2019 Fireworks - Marina Barrage
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Location: 8 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018951

Here’s another place where you can spread out a mat and enjoy a leisurely picnic with your family as the National Day’s fireworks hit the sky. A fair warning though, the view from up here is slightly obstructed. 

10. Helix Bridge & Benjamin Sheares Bridge

10+ Great Places for a Stunning View of National Day 2019 Fireworks - Helix Bridge
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Location: Marina Bay

The Helix and Benjamin Sheares Bridge are two of the top spots to hit up if you want to capture the picturesque fireworks exploding in the sky for your Instagram. And that’s why you can expect a huge crowd at both places.

If you’re travelling with really young kids, little ones in strollers, or if you just don’t like being jolted about, we would suggest giving a pass to both bridges.   

11. Jubilee Bridge

10+ Great Places for a Stunning View of National Day 2019 Fireworks - Jubilee Bridge
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Location: Esplanade Dr.

Another bridge from where you can catch the National Day’s fireworks. Jubilee Bridge is a favorite location for many looking for an unhindered view of the fireworks, which means if you want to enjoy the view from this locale (we’re sure you know where we’re going with this by now), you’re going to have to be extra extra early. 

National Day Rehearsal

If you can’t wait till National Day (or if you think there will be less crowd), you may enjoy some of the performances, aerial displays and fireworks during the rehearsals!

Date

6 July 2019
13 Jul 2019
20 Jul 2019
27 July 2019 (NDP Preview 1)
3 Aug 2019 (NDP Preview 2)

Highlight Timing (Appx)

5.50 pm – 6.00 pm: Red Lions Free Fall
6.45 pm – 7.00 pm: Aerial Displays
8.00 pm – 8.20 pm: Fireworks

1 for 1 Dining Deals Around the Area 

If you intend to grab dinner around the suggested viewing areas, below are a few places offering 1 for 1 dining deals with OCBC Cards such as the OCBC 365 Credit Card, which gives you more cashback on your daily spend.

Find out how you can instantly get and use your OCBC Credit Card here.

    • Jiak! Modern Tze Char
      1 for 1 Seafood Fried Rice
      The Esplanade Mall, 8 Raffles Ave, #02-14, Singapore 039802 
    • Pasta E Formaggi
      1 for 1 Main Course
      Marina Square Mall, 6 Raffles Boulevard, #02-100A/B, Singapore 039594
      *Not valid for PH and eve of PH 
    • The Manhattan FISH Market
      1 for 1 Dory 'N' Chips with a minimum spend of S$30 
      Marina Square, 6 Raffles Boulevard, #02-183, Singapore 039594 and all other outlets except Causeway Point
      *Not valid for PH and eve of PH

     






    This article is prepared by

    Malini Pannirselvam
    Dedicated writer by day, avid reader by night, language fanatic all the time, and aunt to nieces and nephews every day

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