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Best times and best places to watch fireworks in Singapore

No matter what time of the year it is, living in Singapore means you're never too far from the next fireworks display. Whether it's New Year's Eve, National Day, or Chinese New Year, Skyscanner brings you the best places to watch fireworks in Singapore.

Where to watch National Day & New Year’s Eve Fireworks in Singapore

EventWhen & Where
National DayThis celebration which falls on 9 August each year is usually held at the Marina Bay Floating Platform or the Padang.

The National Day Parade 2019 will be hosted at the latter venue.
New Year’s EveEach year on 31 December, the countdown to a brand new year is staged at Marina Bay. There are also countdown parties accompanied by fireworks, such as the annual Siloso Beach Party.
Chinese New YearOn the eve of Chinese New Year and the days preceding it, there are special events with fireworks displays.

The River Hongbao is usually centred at the Marina Bay Floating Platform, while the Chinatown Chinese New Year Countdown Party happens along New Bridge Road and Eu Tong Sen Street.

The upcoming CNY Eve falls on 25 January 2020.
Wings of Time ShowEach day at 7.40pm and 8.40pm, the Wings of Time show at Sentosa culminates in a display of fireworks.

1. Marina Bay Sands (MBS)

Watch fireworks from the Marina Bay Sands Skypark during National Day. Photo credit: Brian Jeffery Beggerly / Flickr

View fireworks from the Sands SkyPark Observation Deck at the top of the Marina Bay Sands (MBS) building during the annual NDP and New Year’s Eve fireworks displays. This is the best vantage point to see fireworks exploding from the roof of office buildings in the Central Business District. However, do note that the official website of MBS prohibits professional photographic and video-recording equipment such as tripods, so you may have to make do with snapping away on your iPhone.

Address: 10 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018956
Closest MRT: Bayfront
Opening hours: Mon–Thurs 9:30am–10pm; Fri–Sun, 9:30am–11pm
Entrance fee: SGD23/adult, SGD17/child, SGD20/senior citizenWebsite: Marina Bay Sands

Note: Opening hours and entrance fees may vary on special dates

2. Marina Bay Promontory

Watch fireworks at the Marina Bay Promontory with a picnic basket and a group of friends
Watch fireworks at the Marina Bay Promontory with a picnic basket and a group of friends. Photo credit: SoloXis / Flickr

Pack a picnic basket and find a spot at The Promontory @ Marina Bay for a slightly less crowded location. Although it is situated in the heart of the Central Business District, the area comes alive with a convivial atmosphere during the fireworks extravaganza. Bring the wine and cheese, and you’re sure to make some new friends.

Address: 11 Marina Blvd, Singapore 018940
Closest MRT: Raffles Place
Opening hours: 24/7, year-round
Entrance fee: None
Website: Marina Bay Promontory

3. Bay East Garden, Gardens by the Bay

Cycle from East Coast Park to Gardens by the Bay to watch fireworks at the Bay East Garden
Cycle from East Coast Park to Gardens by the Bay to watch fireworks at the Bay East Garden

Make the most of the public holiday by hopping on a bicycle and cycling from East Coast Park to the Bay East Garden at Gardens by the Bay. There’s lots of room on the lush greenery to find a spot. When the wait is over, fireworks will explode against Singapore’s iconic landmarks such as the Singapore Flyer and Marina Bay Sands.

Address: 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953
Closest MRT: Promenade
Opening hours: 24/7, year-round
Entrance fee: Free
Website: Gardens by the Bay

4. Singapore Flyer

Take a ride on the Singapore Flyer for unobstructed views of New Year's Eve fireworks
Take a ride on the Singapore Flyer for unobstructed views of New Year’s Eve fireworks. Photo credit: Vibin JK / Flickr

To enjoy the fireworks in relative privacy, hop on a premium champagne flight on the Singapore Flyer. During the 30-minute ride, guests will indulge in a glass of champagne, an assortment of chocolates, and of course, a bird’s eye view of the sparkling city.

Address: 30 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039803
Closest MRT: Promenade
Opening hours: 8.30am–10.30pm daily
Entrance fee: SGD79
Website: Singapore Flyer

Note: Opening hours and entrance fees may vary on special dates

5. Stadium Waterfront

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The National Stadium has hosted Singapore’s National Day Parade in the past. These days, its vicinity makes a prime viewing spot for the dazzling pyrotechnics that burst from the Marina Bay area. Book a table at riverside restaurants such as Brewerkz and Myra’s or arrive early to snag a spot along the waterfront for a front-row view of the fireworks.

Address: 2 Stadium Walk
Closest MRT: Stadium
Entrance fee: Free

Other places to watch the National Day and New Year’s Eve fireworks in Singapore:

  • Merlion Park
  • Esplanade Bridge
  • Jubilee Bridge
  • Helix Bridge
  • Kallang Riverside Park
  • Tanjong Rhu Promenade
  • Nicoll Highway Park
  • Tanjong Rhu Walkway
  • Republic Avenue Walkway
  • HDB estates Beach Road

Where to watch Chinese New Year fireworks in Singapore

6. Open space in front of People’s Park Complex (for the Chinatown Chinese New Year Countdown Party)

Shop for CNY goodies while you watch the fireworks in Chinatown
Shop for CNY goodies while you watch the fireworks in Chinatown. Photo credit: Wunna Phyoe / Flickr

Chinatown lights up with fireworks on Chinese New Year’s Eve. While waiting for the show to start, you can watch riveting performances or marvel at the street light-ups. Also, take the opportunity to sample traditional cookies or do some last-minute shopping. Just park yourself at the open space in front of the People’s Park Complex – or anywhere along New Bridge Road and Eu Tong Sen Street – in advance. It will be crowded, noisy and chaotic, which is all part of the fun.

Address: 1 Park Road, Singapore 059108
Closest MRT: Chinatown
Opening hours: 9.30am–10pm daily
Entrance fee: Free
Website: Chinatown Festivals

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7. Marina Bay Floating Platform (for River Hongbao)

The massive lanterns for your viewing pleasure. Image credit: Marcin Konsek / Wikimedia Commons

A yearly tradition since 1987, the River Hongbao typically stretches more than a week and overlaps with Chinese New Year. Visitors are treated to giant lanterns displays, drool-worthy festive food and nightly fireworks at the Marina Bay Floating Platform. As the pyrotechnics will be launched into the skies of the Marina Bay area, the aforementioned viewpoints (for the National Day & New Year’s Eve fireworks) also apply for this point.

Address: 20 Raffles Ave, Singapore 039805
Closest MRT: Promenade
Opening hours: 24/7, year-round

Where to watch daily fireworks in Singapore

8. Siloso Beach, Sentosa

You don't need a special occasion to watch fireworks in Singapore.
You don’t need a special occasion to watch fireworks in Singapore. Photo credit: xiquinhosilva / Flickr

Water, laser and fire come together beautifully at Wings of Time, a fabulous night show about a mythical bird Shahbaz and his journey through time. The 20-minute show, which is held daily at Siloso Beach’s Wings of Time theatre, ends with the bang of fireworks above the open sea.

Address: 50 Beach View, Singapore 098604
Closest MRT: Harbourfront
Opening hours: 7.40pm & 8.40pm daily
Entrance fee: Premium seats SGD23, standard seats SGD18
Website: Sentosa


This article was first published on 20 May 2016 and last updated in March 2019. Any prices are lowest estimated prices only at the time of publication and are subject to change and/or availability.

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