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The Best Places to Watch Singapore National Day Fireworks For Free

Marina Bay Sands Outdoor | © Nicolas Lannuzel /Flickr
Marina Bay Sands Outdoor | © Nicolas Lannuzel /Flickr
It simply cannot be denied that the biggest highlight of Singapore‘s National Day Parade is the magical fireworks display at the end. If you didn’t manage to score tickets to the event this time, read on to find out the best spots to catch the fireworks for free! Pro tip: You might want to ready some picnic mats, snacks and a camera.

Helix Bridge

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Double Helix Bridge
Double Helix Bridge | © Steve Collis/ Flickr
A busy spot on regular days, the Helix Bridge lights up at night and offers one of the best views of the fireworks. Due to the high volume of people, it wouldn’t be an ideal place for a picnic, but perfect for photographers who can prop their tripod stands for the best shots.
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The Promontory @ Marina Bay

Facing diagonal to the floating platform, this is one of the best places to set your mats and enjoy a glass of vino while you watch the fireworks with your friends and family.

11 Marina Boulevard, Singapore 018940, +65 6329 3535

The Esplanade & Waterfront Promenade

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Located just beside the floating platform, you can either head to the rooftop of The Esplanade or get comfortable at the Waterfront Promenade. Besides the perfect view, visitors can conveniently get snacks and water from the street stalls, or enjoy some local grub at the Gluttons By The Bay.
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Marina Bay Sands Event Space

Definitely a popular spot for people hoping to catch the fireworks, the open space just outside Marina Bay Sands provides an unparalleled view of the Singapore skyline. With cooling winds and a wide outdoor deck, be quick to get a cosy spot before it’s too late!

10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956

F1 Pit Building & Singapore Flyer

Located right beside the Singapore Flyer, the F1 Pit Building is not particularly active when events are taking place, however a long pavement along the water surrounds both buildings, which overlooks Gardens By The Bay, giving you the best views of both the fireworks and sunset.

30 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039803, +65

Marina Barrage

Located slightly further away from The Float, but with a pretty good view still, Marina Barrage’s spacious grass lawns are the perfect excuse to get out your kites and picnic baskets with friends and family.

8 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018951, +65

Mount Faber

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View of Telok Blangah housing estate from Mount Faber | © Manfred Thürig / Alamy Stock Photo
If you would like to escape the crowds and get some fresh air, head up to Mount Faber. Accessible via cable car if you’re feeling adventurous, taxi or by foot, seeing fireworks from the top of Mount Faber offers a tranquil experience that literally gives nature trails a new light.
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