Partaking in National Day festivities in style and comfort at these family-friendly spots where you can see the fireworks from… Boom! We’ve got you covered!
Time to get excited, folks – fireworks are back in full force this year! The sky will be lighting up once again to celebrate the biggest annual celebration in Singapore – National Day! Fireworks will be set off around Marina Bay (and select housing estates). Planning to catch the fireworks display in real-time instead of via the telly? We’ve got the top places to watch fireworks in Singapore to add to your hitlist.
Psst, here are the timings the fireworks are expected to go off, in case you need them:
- 6.24pm: Low fireworks
- 6.54pm and 7.07pm: Stage fireworks
- 7.35pm: Stage laser, fire display, and fireworks
- 7.49pm and 8.01pm: Stage fireworks
- 8.12pm: Stage fireworks and fire display
- 8.23 to 8.27pm: Fireworks show
- 8.29pm: Fireworks (National Anthem)
And don’t forget you can catch the rehearsal fireworks every weekend in the run-up to the main event, too!
Where to watch the fireworks for National Day 2022 in Singapore
1. Esplanade Roof Terrace
Here’s an open-air rooftop that you should park yourself at if you want to spot fireworks. Expect great views here – the Esplanade grounds in the foreground, the waterfront, Marina Bay Sands in the distance, and of course, the fireworks display. That’s basically the star of the entire view! Be sure to get here early on 9 August, we reckon it’s going to be packed to the brim.
Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, 8 Raffles Ave, Singapore 039802
2. Merlion Park, Esplanade Bridge, and Jubilee Bridge
Another great area for top views of the fun. Bag a spot early, bring along a portable charger, and wear your mask (it’s defo going to be crowded over there!) if you do go.
3. One Fullerton
With plenty of kid-friendly places to eat along One Fullerton, make an early booking for an outside table with a spot-on view of all the fun happening across the water around Marina Bay. Family-friendly eats include OverEasy (think burgers ‘n’ fries), Palm Beach Seafood, and the easiest choice of all: Starbucks!
4. Helix Bridge and Benjamin Sheares Bridge
You can get a pretty good view from these spots, too, we reckon. It all depends on where the fireworks take place of course… although surely they’ll be at Marina Bay?!
5. Singapore Flyer
How about catching the fireworks from up above? Head over to the Singapore Flyer, where you can be 165 metres above ground and witness (and snap photos of) the amazing display. As each rotation lasts about 30 minutes, we recommend timing your slot really well. You wouldn’t want to miss the fireworks before you even get on or finish the trip before the fireworks start!
Singapore Flyer, 30 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039803
6. Marina Barrage
Pack a picnic and capture some amazing family photos up on Marina Barrage as the fireworks pop behind you. The spacious rooftop area is ideal for families to hang out as well as the perfect spot for being wowed by the celebrations in the sky once the sun goes down. A great place for a family bike ride, too!
Marina Barrage, 8 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018951
7. Gardens by the Bay
Gardens by the Bay is always a sure hit with the kids when it comes to family-friendly activities, so why not head over to check out the domes and some potential fireworks? You’ll get views of not only the Marina Bay area where the fireworks are happening but the South China Sea too. If your ants-in-their-pants kids are not cut out for a sit-down meal, then bag some turf around the Bay East Garden for the best views from the ground.
Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
8. Bay East Garden
As mentioned above, if Gardens by the Bay is too crowded for your liking, we suggest hitting up Bay East Garden instead. Situated opposite Supertree Grove and the two conservatories, the location provides sweeping views of the Marina Bay Skyline minus the crowd. Plus, the littles can skate and scoot while waiting for the fireworks display.
Bay East Garden, 11 Rhu Cross, Singapore 437440
9. Millenia Walk
A little-known spot is this open-air roof at Millenia Walk. Head towards the Japanese restaurants on level two, where you can grab a quick dinner before the fireworks start. There’s plenty of space and benches for everyone to get a glimpse of the night sky.
Millenia Walk, 9 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039596
10. CÉ LA VI at Marina Bay Sands
Perched on the rooftop of the Marina Bay Sands hotel, we love Cé La Vi for its spectacular skyline views and those deliciously creative cocktails. This destination bar and restaurant provide front-row seats to all the action on National Day and its rehearsals. Plus, its cocktails and snacks are so irresistibly good! If we were you, we’d pick up the phone and make a reservation stat. The place gets fully booked quite often, and we wouldn’t be surprised if its phone’s already ringing off the hook for the 9 August reservations.
CÉ LA VI, Level 57, Hotel Tower 3, 1 Bayfront Avenue, Marina Bay Sands SkyPark, Singapore 018971
11. Super Loco at Customs House
Not a rooftop restaurant but a waterfront destination, Super Loco is welcoming you and the fam to take in the picturesque view of Singapore’s birthday fireworks show by the iconic Marina Bay waterfront this 9 August. We think Super Loco is definitely one of Singapore’s staples, but if you’re new to the restaurant, here’s what you can look forward to – the finest Mexican cuisine, ever. If you’re not a fan of Mexican food, it also has delicious Irish Point oysters and a heavenly variety of grilled meat and fish. And the cocktails? To die for! We’re talking about the coconut pandan and prickly pear chupitos, on top of many other drinks on their menu. The food and drinks are so good that you might even forget you’re there to watch the fireworks in the first place…
Super Loco, #01-04, 70 Collyer Quay, Customs House, Singapore 049323
12. LeVeL 33
The open-air terrace with an unobstructed view of Marina Bay at LeVeL 33 always springs to our minds when we’re searching for a place to watch the fireworks, from New Year’s Eve to National Day. Get ready to see, touch, and feel the fireworks 33 levels above the ground, with no window glass and grille getting in your way. While you’re there, definitely try some of their specials on the menu. We hear the black pepper lobster is fabulous!
LeVeL 33, #33-01, 8 Marina Boulevard, Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 1, Singapore 018981
13. Kinki Restaurant + Bar
If you’re looking for a more down-to-earth view and love all things Japanese, then Kinki might be the perfect place for you and the little ones. Located on the waters at levels two and three of Customs House, you can enjoy some authentic Japanese delicacies with a side of unparalleled fireworks.
Kinki Restaurant + Bar, #02-02, 70 Collyer Quay, Customs House, Singapore 049323
14. East Coast Park
Take the family for an evening stroll along East Coast Park. Pack a picnic (and the mozzie spray!) and pitch yourself a spot along the beach to watch the fun. You should be able to see the higher blasts of pyrotechnics – the best views will be towards the Marina Barrage and Gardens by the Bay park connector.
East Coast Park, East Coast Park Service Road, Singapore 449876
15. Singapore Sports Hub
Watching the parade on the telly too boring for you? Well, how about on a large screen then? As part of its National Day Fiesta, the Singapore Sports Hub will be holding a live telecast of the parade at OCBC Square and the Stadium Roar. You’ll be able to catch fireworks not just on screen, but up close along the Stadium Riverside Walk! Plus, there are goodie bags and snacks to be redeemed – so best get there early!
Singapore Sports Hub, 1 Stadium Drive, Singapore 397629
Or, you can tune in and watch the National Day fireworks in Singapore from the comfort of your couch or at five heartland spots! Check the official NDP site for more details.
Baby, you’re a firework(s)!