Singapore’s calendar is marked with events that culminate in firework spectaculars, which means you are never too far from the next fireworks display when visiting Singapore. Ring in the New Year or join in on our National Day celebrations by catching them up close.
Discover popular and offbeat vantage points that not only offer a front-row fireworks experience, but also let you have an activity-packed evening to remember. Experience the brilliance of a thousand colours bursting across the iconic Singapore skyline at these spots.
Up-close snaps from the city
Set up your tripods and wait for the sky to light up over the city centre during Singapore’s National Day on 9 August and New Year Eve’s countdown. These spots are close to the epicentre of both celebrations, which happen at NS Square, the Marina Bay floating platform.
At the Merlion Park, you will enjoy a scintillating, front-row view of pyrotechnics against a stunning skyline. Housed at the waterfront park is a statue of the Merlion, Singapore’s mythical national icon. Come down early, pose for a photo and watch as others get creative with their shots. Then set your camera up along the steps that open to a waterfront for a prime view of the show.
On National Day, you’ll also get to set your eyes on an aerial display of fighter planes zipping across the sky before the fireworks showdown. Best of all, you’ll see fireworks light up the sky with the iconic structures of Marina Bay Sands® and ArtScience Museum™ as backdrop.
Nearest MRT: Raffles Place
For a panoramic view of the Singapore skyline, watch the National Day and countdown from the green roof of the Marina Barrage. Bring a mat and lie on the grass as you watch the sky burst into colours. It’s at the far end of Gardens by the Bay, so you’ll get to enjoy a magical view from afar.
Spend the first half of the day exploring our world-famous Gardens by the Bay. Walk amongst futuristic looking metal Supertrees, standing at 25 to 50 metres tall and intertwined with 200 species of plants from all over the world. Discover a breathtaking array of flora and fauna at the world's largest greenhouse complex — the Flower Dome and Cloud Forest — made up of two soaring, irregular glass domes.
After a day of exploring the garden, wind down at Marina Barrage and enjoy the display while lazing on the grass. Don’t forget to bring some snacks if you intend to have a picnic!
Nearest MRT: Bayfront
Not only does the Esplanade Waterfront offer a stellar view of our fireworks during the countdown and National Day celebrations, it’s a hotspot of activities that’ll keep you occupied while waiting for the show-stopping midnight display. Browse unique shops in Esplanade mall, enjoy outdoor music shows and grab a bite at one of the many eateries in the area.
Nearest MRT: City Hall, Esplanade
The Helix bridge
Shaped as a double helix DNA structure, the iconic Helix bridge is located right next to NS Square, providing you with an unobstructed view of the fireworks. This is Singapore’s longest pedestrian bridge, connecting visitors from the Marina Centre to Marina Bay Sands®.
Before you catch the show, wander through the sprawling Marina Bay Sands complex, which houses a hotel, casino, mall, theatre, exhibition and museum. For a gastronomical experience, dine at one of the famous celebrity chef restaurants like CUT by Wolfgang Puck and Bread Street Kitchen by Gordon Ramsay. Walk off that satisfying meal as you take a short stroll to The Helix, and gear up for a spectacular extravaganza to end the night.
Nearest MRT: Bayfront
If jostling with crowds in the city isn’t your thing, consider the quieter Stadium Waterfront at Kallang Wave Mall. Despite being away from the city centre, you can still have an amazing view of the fireworks during the National Day celebrations and countdown. If you’re not up for walking, you can even rent a mini-Segway to explore the vicinity.
Nearest MRT: Stadium
Party in the sky
Singapore’s towering skyscrapers mean that you’ll get a bird’s eye view of the fireworks while celebrating in your own way. Go for a quiet dinner, an all-out party or indulge in both, without missing out on the show.
Swissotel The Stamford
Discover bold new flavours of the famous Equinox restaurant, while you marvel at Singapore’s skyline through its floor-to-ceiling windows. After dinner, head over to New Asia Bar for equally picturesque views of the city. Swissotel The Stamford offers exclusive promotions for the New Year, so you can even opt to enjoy the fireworks display from the comfort of your own guest room.
Nearest MRT: City Hall
Catch a bird’s eye view of both the National Day and New Year’s countdown fireworks from the world’s tallest al-fresco bar at 1-Altitude. Then mingle with fellow revellers over drinks and a great view. Give a toast to your new friendship, indulge in a great night of entertainment and dance away to the beats of popular DJs.
Nearest MRT: Raffles Place