Best spots to catch the NDP fireworks [Photo Gallery]

Want to catch the spectacular National Day Parade fireworks? Then visit these spots to view a breathtaking pyrotechnics display!

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04 Aug 2017

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Singapore will be celebrating her 52nd birthday this year, and if this National Day Parade (NDP) is anything like last year’s, you’ll be assured of a good time. It promises to be a night to remember with exciting highlights such as an aerial performance, an unmanned drone performance and the return of The Dynamic Defence Display after two years.


If you didn’t manage to score tickets to the Marina Bay Floating Platform, don’t fret. You might not be sitting at the platform, but you can still catch the amazing fireworks display that crowns every parade! Just head on down to some of these places after a day out with your little ones. Or if you like, pack a picnic basket, put on the SPF, then make your way there early to chope your spot, since most of these are outdoor places.


Although the pyrotechnics will only start at about 8.10pm, but we advise that you arrive early as there will be tons of other people with the same aim of catching the spectacular fireworks display, too.


Scroll through the photo gallery to find which spots you should make a beeline for!


Main photo: iStock

Gardens by the Bay
Gardens by the Bay
04 Aug 2017

Gardens by the Bay

WHERE 11 Rhu Cross
WHAT Not many people know this, but Gardens by the Bay actually has 3 different sections! The one you are most familiar with would most likely be the Bay South Garden, where the Supertrees and Glass Domes are located. Of course, you will still be able to catch the fabulous fireworks display there, along with what will seem like everyone else in Singapore. However, if you prefer a less noisy view, do check out the Bay East Garden! This hidden gem is not as well-known as Bay South Garden, but the sights it offers will not be lacking in any way. (Photo: Gardens by the Bay)
PRICE Free admission.


Marina Barrage
Marina Barrage
04 Aug 2017

Marina Barrage

WHERE Marina Barrage, 8 Marina Gardens Drive
WHAT Singapore’s largest water catchment area, Marina Barrage is known as a fabulous picnic spot, or a place to fly kites with your little ones. With a spacious, spiral roof terrace where kids can run freely while their parents sack out on mats, this is a great place to catch the fireworks display with your brood. However, do take note that some of the fireworks might be blocked by Marina Bay Sands.
PRICE Free

The Singapore Flyer
The Singapore Flyer
04 Aug 2017

The Singapore Flyer

WHERE Singapore Flyer, 30 Raffles Avenue
WHAT Catch the dazzling fireworks display 165m above ground, without needing to jostle with others! Grab Singapore Flyer ticket to enjoy the peace the enclosed capsule provides. They have an August promotion, too ― buy two adult tickets and get the third ticket, free! If you time your ride carefully, you might even be able to reach the highest point just as the fireworks go off. Now, won’t that be a sight to behold!
PRICE $33 for adults, $21 for a child (3 to 12 years) ticket, $24 for senior citizens (60 years old and above) ticket. Kids below age 3 ride free.

The Promontory @ Marina Bay
The Promontory @ Marina Bay
04 Aug 2017

The Promontory @ Marina Bay

WHERE 11 Marina Boulevard
WHAT Known to host events such as iLight Marina Bay and the Marina Bay New Year Countdown, The Promontory ― a large, open field along Marina Boulevard ― is a good place to enjoy the pyrotechnics. Pack some snacks and arrive early to secure a good spot! (Photo: The Promontory @ Marina Bay)
PRICE Free

JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach
JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach
04 Aug 2017

JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach

WHERE JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach, 30 Beach road
WHAT Don’t like squeezing with the crowds? Prefer enjoying the festivities in your own air-conditioned own space? Then book ya room at JW Marriott Hotel! This new hotel is offering a special 9 August package ― it consists of a room with a guaranteed view of the fireworks and breakfast for two at Beach Road Kitchen.
PRICE From $510.

The Canopy
The Canopy
04 Aug 2017

The Canopy

WHERE #02-01 Marina Bay Golf Course, 80 Rhu Cross
WHAT The Canopy is the perfect place for you to satisfy your hunger while taking in stunning light show. Located on Marina Bay Golf Course’s second floor, this beautiful café serves local, western and Japanese cuisine. With the open concept, you’ll get an amazing bird’s eye view of city skyline, and, of course, the pièce de résistance (the fireworks)! (Photo: The Canopy)
PRICE Minimum charge of $25 per person on National Day.

Marina Bay Sands Event Plaza
Marina Bay Sands Event Plaza
04 Aug 2017

Marina Bay Sands Event Plaza

WHERE 10 Bayfront Avenue, at the entrance of Marina Bay Sands.
WHAT Located at the entrance of Marina Bay Sands, the Marina Bay Sands Event Plaza overlooks the Singapore River. This platform will give you an unobstructed view of the fireworks ― if you can find a spot, the wooden stairs will be a great place to sit. So, make sure to arrive early with your family to reserve your space!(Photo: Marina Bay Sands)
PRICE Free

Jubilee Bridge
Jubilee Bridge
04 Aug 2017

Jubilee Bridge

WHERE 1 Esplanade Drive
WHAT The Jubilee Bridge, whose construction was mooted by founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, was completed just two years ago to mark Singapore’s 50th birthday. About three times the Esplanade Bridge’s width, this structure can hold up to 2,000 people! If you can claim a spot here, your reward will be a lovely view of the fireworks against the city skyline backdrop. (Photo: Marina Bay)
PRICE Free

1919 Waterboat House
1919 Waterboat House
04 Aug 2017

1919 Waterboat House

WHERE #03-01 The Fullerton Waterboat House, 3 Fullerton Road
WHAT Celebrate Singapore’s 52nd birthday in comfort and style when you join in 1919 Waterboat House’s The Birthday Affair: A Red and White Party. Enjoy uninterrupted views of the fireworks display from this roof-top restaurant, as you tuck into a scrumptious buffet teeming with fresh seafood and meats. Did we mention it also comes with a four-hour free flow of wines, beers, soft drinks and juices? (Photo: 1919 Waterboat House)
PRICE Starting from $150 for a regular ticket. $40 for a walk-in ticket, which comes with a complimentary drink. 

Stadium Waterfront
Stadium Waterfront
04 Aug 2017

Stadium Waterfront

WHERE 1 Stadium Place
WHAT While it isn’t in the Marina Bay area, the Stadium Waterfront near Kallang Wave Mall is a fantastic place to catch the pyrotechnics! If you prefer calm to clamorous, then make tracks here as it offers a wonderful view of the fireworks ― only without the noise from the throngs of people. (Photo: Explore Singapore)
PRICE Free

The Helix Bridge
The Helix Bridge
04 Aug 2017

The Helix Bridge

WHERE Bayfront Avenue, linking Marina Bay and Marina Centre.
WHAT As the Helix Bridge is just beside the floating platform, you can bet on an unparalleled view of the NDP. The downside to this location however, is that it is one of the most popular spots to catch the Catherine wheels and Roman candles. So, gird yourself to be a little battered and bruised by the enthusiastic horde!
PRICE Free

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