If you want to join the National Day celebrations then you're going to need a family-friendly spot where you can see the fireworks from... Boom! We’ve got you covered!
The sky will be lighting up to celebrate the biggest annual celebration in Singapore – National Day! This year’s celebrations are a tad different however, due to the ongoing pandemic situation worldwide. It means there won’t be any mass gatherings because social distancing, y’all! But you came here to find out where to see fireworks, right? Well, the good news is that they’re still going ahead, and they’ll be set off at 10 locations around the nation. The official guidance is to stay home and enjoy all the live streaming and televised shows so you can get all the best views. But if you’ve already planned to be out and about – ain’t nothing getting in the way of your (distanced) social plans! – then these are usually the top places to watch fireworks in Singapore on your hitlist.
Where to watch the fireworks in Singapore
Smoke & Mirrors at National Gallery
Perched on the rooftop of the National Gallery Singapore, we love Smoke & Mirrors for its spectacular skyline views and those deliciously creative cocktails. This destination bar usually provides front-row seats to all the action on National Day AND its rehearsals, although as mentioned before the plan is slightly different this year. Either way, it’s likely you’ll see some fireworks. And, if you don’t, the cocktails are so flavourful there’ll be taste explosions in your mouth. Win-win, either way.
Smoke & Mirrors, 1 St. Andrew’s Road, #06-01 National Gallery Singapore, 178957
Funan boasts a rooftop garden that has previously been great for catching the highly anticipated aerial displays and fireworks. Regardless of National Day celebrations being smaller this year, there are plenty of shops and restaurants to explore!
Funan, 107 North Bridge Rd, Singapore 179105
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 at and is 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
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 best views from the ground.
Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
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
Merlion Park, Esplanade Bridge and Jubilee Bridge
Another great area for top views of the fun. Bag a spot early, keep in groups of no more than five and stay distanced from others if you do go.
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 Over Easy (think burgers ‘n’ fries), Palm Beach Seafood and the easiest choice of all: Starbucks!
1 Fullerton Rd, Singapore 049213
Helix Bridge and Benjamin Sheares Bridge
You can get a pretty good view from these spots, too, we reckon. All depending on where the fireworks take place of course… although surely they’ll be at Marina Bay?!
A little-known spot is the open-air roof at Millennia Walk. Head towards the Japanese restaurants on level 2, 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 Blvd, Singapore 039596
Don’t forget watching the National Day fireworks in Singapore this year is best from home! Check the official NDP site for more details, too.