Merlion Park certainly offers the best views; however, braving the crowds requires a certain degree of tenacity. The only way to make this method successful is by getting there early in the day and marking your territory. I would recommend bringing some snacks, but there’s always Gluttons Bay by Makansutra if you get hungry for an actual meal. Best of all, you’ll enjoy the fireworks with Marina Bay Sands and the ArtScience Museum making up the backdrop. Also, with its proximity to Esplanade MRT and the Civic District, this will be the easiest area from which to exit after the fireworks are over.