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Catch more than a glimpse – read more to find out the best places to watch the NDP fireworks!

Singapore's birthday is just around the corner and the National Day Parade 2019 promises to feature the most spectacular of fireworks displays. But where can you snag a spot with fabulous views? From glamorous hotels to free vantage points, Skyscanner has the lowdown on all the top places to soak in the festivities. Let the show begin!

1. The Padang

Be a spectator at the Padang, the official venue of National Day Parade 2019. Photo credit: Youngntuc / Wikimedia Commons

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 Singapore

Savour cocktails and fireworks in the lap of luxury. Photo credit: Pan Pacific Singapore / Facebook
Book 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

Revel in the gorgeous views from the Esplanade Waterfront. Photo credit: Stuart Breckenridge / Unsplash

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.

4. 1-Altitude

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1-Altitude is the trendiest spot to catch the NDP fireworks. Photo credit: 1-Altitude

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 Sands

Celebrate National Day in style at Marina Bay Sands. Photo credit: Marina Bay Sands / Facebook
Book 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

fireworks over singapore skyline
This is the view you can expect at The Promontory. Not too shabby! Photo credit: SoloXis / Flickr

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

Fireworks and Gardens by the Bay: the perfect combination. Image credit: SuperTree Rooftop Bar by IndoChine / Facebook

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

The wonderful colours you can capture from the Esplanade Bridge. Photo credit: Jappalang

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. OverEasy

Celebrate National Day with your buddies at OverEasy. Photo credit: OverEasy / Facebook
Stay 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

The expansive panorama from the Bay East Garden. Image credit: Chensiyuan / Wikimedia Commons

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.

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