1. The Padang
To mark the 200th anniversary since the landing of Stamford Raffles on Singapore’s shores, the National Day Parade 2019 will be held at the Padang. Naturally then, the best way to bask in the full glory of the celebrations would be to secure the highly sought-after NDP tickets. You can definitely look forward to a birthday bash filled with impressive aerial displays and non-stop entertainment.
2. Pan Pacific SingaporeBook your stay at Pan Pacific Singapore
Fancy getting a front-row seat to the fireworks display, without the crowds? You can if you book yourself the National Day Fireworks Package 2019 at Pan Pacific Singapore. This package includes a minimum two-night stay (including 9 August 2019) in one of the hotel’s well-appointed rooms such as the Harbour Studio or the Pacific Skyline Suite. For meals, go for Asian cuisine served in an open-kitchen setting at Edge, and wash it down with your choice of wine at the Atrium.
3. Esplanade Waterfront
Don’t feel like shelling out big bucks to nab a prime spot? No problem: all you need to do is head over to the Esplanade Waterfront for an unbeatable (and completely free) view. You can pop into Esplanade Mall or the nearby Makansutra Gluttons Bay for dinner, but be sure to set up camp early and wait for the dazzling pyrotechnics.
With its sweeping panoramic views and a glamorous vibe, 1-Altitude is consistently one of the hottest vantage points to watch the fireworks. This three-in-one venue with window seats overlooking Marina Bay is the ideal place to eat, drink and party to your heart’s content. A gourmet meal accompanied by fireworks? Yes, please!
5. Marina Bay SandsBook your stay at Marina Bay Sands
Why not bask in the National Day festivities from the comfort of this iconic hotel? Marina Bay Sands is at the heart of all the action, so you’re guaranteed to have the most sensational views in town. Grab a cheeky tipple at CE LA VI’s SkyBar, or enjoy a romantic stroll along the Sands SkyPark Observation Deck. Better yet, take a dip in the gorgeous Infinity Pool while fireworks burst across the sky. Now that’s pure magic.
6. The Promontory @ Marina Bay
The Promontory @ Marina Bay is also a great location to catch the fireworks – and the best part is, you won’t have to spend a cent. Of course, you’ll need to stake out a good spot as early as possible; but when you see the city skyline ablaze with colours and sounds, it will all be worth it.
7. SuperTree by Indochine
Nestled in the heart of Gardens by the Bay, this swanky rooftop bar allows you to celebrate our nation’s birthday surrounded by lush botanical beauty, with a decadent cocktail (or two) in hand.
The imposing Marina Bay Sands might obstruct some of the firework displays, but the show from the Supertree Grove will be breathtaking nonetheless.
8. Esplanade Bridge and Jubilee Bridge
Close to the Padang, both the Esplanade Bridge and Jubilee Bridge are set to be top-notch viewing spots for the upcoming NDP fireworks. Reveller will be able to capture the Esplanade, the Singapore Flyer and the Marina Bay Sands together with the explosion of colours in the night sky within a single frame.
9. OverEasyStay at nearby The Fullerton Bay Hotel
Looking for something a little more laid-back? Soak up the chill vibes at OverEasy, an American diner that just so happens to occupy an idyllic waterfront spot. OverEasy serves up classic comfort food like barbecue pork ribs and truffles fries, so you know you’ll be in good hands. Just grab a cold beer, sit back, and enjoy the show!
10. Bay East Garden, Gardens by the Bay
Want to be a comfortable distance away from the hubbub? While you’re unlikely to avoid rubbing shoulders with other Singaporeans here on National Day, you can expect a more mellow atmosphere from the Bay East Garden. Chope your spot on an open lawn and be sure to bring along a picnic!
This article was first published in July 2017 and last updated in March 2019.