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Top 6 places to catch NDP fireworks in Singapore

It’s the time of the year again! To celebrate our independence, Singaporeans begin balloting for the tickets to the National Day Parade (and its previews), months before the actual day. NDP fireworks is a big deal to many of us and the highlight of the NDP event has got to be the fireworks display.


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26 Jul 18

NDP fireworks

For those who weren’t lucky enough to ballot for the tickets to the NDP, here are the top 6 places to catch NDP fireworks in Singapore.

  • The Helix Bridge and Benjamin Sheares Bridge

NDP fireworks
Double Helix Bridge
Image via James Breeze/ Flickr

Nearest MRT station: Promenade

The iconic Double Helix Bridge and Benjamin Sheares Bridge are two bridges that are located right by the floating platform. They give the best views of the NDP fireworks and will definitely be crowded hours before the event, so get there early!

  • Esplanade Waterfront Promenade

NDP fireworks
Esplanade Waterfront Promenade
Image via Nicolas Lannuzel/ Flickr 

Nearest MRT station: Esplanade

The Esplanade Waterfront Promenade provides a spectacular and unblocked view of the NDP fireworks. You can also choose to get a spot on the roof terrace to capture the NDP fireworks display.

  • Merlion Park

NDP fireworks
Merlion Park
Image via Choo Yut Shing/ Flickr

Nearest MRT station: Raffles Place

What could be more patriotic than catching the NDP fireworks next to the mascot of Singapore? From the Merlion park, we get to see the Singapore night sky lit up by the fireworks display. Be prepared though, most tourists and locals would be trying to catch the display here. If the park gets too crowded, walk towards Esplanade Drive for some equally good views.

  • Marina Bay Waterfront Promenade and The Promontory

NDP fireworks
Marina Bay Waterfront Promenade
Image via johnnytanki/ Flickr

Nearest MRT station: Downtown or Bayfront

Marina Bay Waterfront Promenade and the Promontory provide a stellar view of the NDP fireworks and with Marina Bay Sands as a backdrop. Grab a place at these two open-air areas so that you don’t have to sweat too much (unlikely) while enjoying the fireworks display.

  • Marina Barrage

NDP fireworks
Marina Barrage
Image via Leo Buera/ Flickr

Nearest MRT station: Bayfront

For a less crowded option, camp at the Marina Barrage, maybe after a picnic with the family on the luscious lawns. Though the furthest amongst the other places and MBS will be blocking most of the fireworks, it still provides a good enough vantage point for those who wanna avoid the crowds but still catch some of the NDP fireworks.

  • Jubilee Bridge

NDP fireworks
Jubilee Bridge
Image via Hans Permana/ Flickr

Nearest MRT station: Esplanade

Before the construction of the Double Helix Bridge, the Jubilee Bridge has got to be the most popular bridge for people to catch the NDP fireworks. Even so, Jubilee Bridge still gives a panoramic view of the floating platform and the Singapore skyline.

Details of NDP (check out NDP website for more info)

Schedule for NDP 2018

  • Preview 1: 28 Jul 18
  • Preview 2: 04 Aug 18
  • Actual Day Parade: 09 Aug 18

Approximate timing of fireworks: Between 20:00 to 20:30

Where are your favorite places to catch the NDP fireworks? Drop us a comment the best place to go!

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