Whether it’s National Day, Chinese New Year, or New Year’s Eve, fireworks are always the highlight of the festive seasons. Hang tight as LocoMole brings you Singapore’s Top 10 Places to Watch Fireworks. Don’t say we bojio!

1. Faber Peak

Faber Peak

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Get away from the hustle and bustle of the Marina Bay district and view the fireworks at Faber Peak . Located on top of Mount Faber, this popular scenic spot is accessible by cable car and features dining and entertainment establishments. And if taking Instagram-worthy pictures are your thing, you can even choose to countdown in a cable car cabin! How’s that for bringing in the New Year with a bang!

Address: 109 Mount Faber Road, Faber Peak, Singapore 099203
Opening Hours: 1030am – 7pm, Daily
Price of cable car to Faber Peak: $29 for adults; $18 for children
More information here.

2. St John’s Island

St John’s Island

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Located only 30 minutes out of Singapore by ferry, do something different this year and head to St John’s Island! Directly accessible by ferries that operate everyday at regular intervals, catch a quick getaway to the Island and countdown to the New Year from here. Enjoy the fireworks alongside pristine beaches, clear blue waters and your close family and friends. Really, what more could you ask for?

Address: St John’s Island, Singapore
Opening Hours: 24/7, all year round
Price of two-way ferry to St John’s Island: $18 for adults; $12 for children
More information here.


3. Bay East @ Gardens by The Bay

Bay East @ Gardens by The Bay

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If you hate crowded places but still want to be at the heart of all that’s happening, this is the perfect spot for you! The Bay East Gardens gives you a panoramic view of the fireworks, Marina Bay Sands and the Singapore Flyer. Be surrounded by lush greenery and beautiful flora and fauna while you soak in the fireworks. This spot is definitely a winner, especially if you’ve got children in tow.

Address: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
Opening Hours: 24/7, all year round
Price: Free
More information here.


4. Sands Skypark Observation Deck

Sands Skypark Observation Deck

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Go all the way up, up, up this time and get a bird’s eye view of (most of) Singapore – You’ll definitely be getting an amazing view of the spectacular fireworks from all the way up here. Although entrance fees  are a little pricey, the view that you can get here is unbeatable. And rest assured, you can make full use of your entrance fees as you are able to stay for as long as you like.

Address: 10 Bayfront Avenue, Level 57, Sands Skypark Tower 3, Singapore 018956
Opening Hours: Monday – Thursday: 930am – 10pm
Friday – Sunday: 930am – 11pm
Price: $23 for adults; $17 for children
More information here.


5. Marina Barrage

Marina Barrage

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While you might not get an unobstructed view of the fireworks, this still remains one of Singapore’s hot spots to catch the fireworks. Head over early, bring a picnic, a kite and family and have a fun day out with the family before the fireworks show at night. The spacious roof top area is perfect for families and the children will definitely be entertained throughout the day.  

Address: 8 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018951
Opening Hours: 24/7, all year round
Price: Free
More information here.


6. Singapore Flyer

Singapore Flyer

An oldie but a goodie, head to the world’s second tallest observation wheel to access an unfiltered and unobstructed view of the Marina Bay area and the fireworks. While tickets are definitely on the pricier side, unless you get a personal helicopter, you won’t be able to get the same views anywhere else! Do remember to book your tickets in advance.

Address: 30 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039803
Opening Hours: 830am – 10pm
Price: $33 for adult; $24 for seniors; $21 for children
More information here.


7. The Helix Bridge

The Helix Bridge

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Want to get up close and personal to the heart of all the festivities but don’t want to get tickets? This is the spot for you! Located right next to the Floating Platform, this is an ideal location to view the fireworks display on New Year’s Eve. But be prepared for tons of people and blown out eardrums as Singaporeans from all over gather here for the exact same reason as to why you’re there – the fireworks!

Address: Parallel to Bayfront Avenue, Singapore
Opening Hours: 24/7, all year round
Price: Free
More information here.


8. Merlion Park

Merlion Park

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Located near the Floating Platform, this is yet another popular spot to view the fireworks. With restaurants, bars and an ice-cream stall close by, this convenient and accessible area will always be jampacked when there are fireworks to be seen. Have dinner at one of the nearby restaurants, grab a drink at one of the bars (or an ice-cream for the kids) and get here early so you don’t miss the opportunity to grab a front-row seat!

Address: One Fullerton, 1 Fullerton Road, Singapore
Opening Hours: 24/7, all year round
Price: Free
More information here.


9. Esplanade Bridge

Esplanade Bridge

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If you’ve headed to Merlion Park and realised that it’s chock full of people, head to the Esplanade Bridge   instead. Located just a stone’s throw away, this bridge offers you a view of Marina Bay, the Esplanade, the Merlion and the fireworks display all at once. You’ll be able to capture wonderful photos of the fireworks against the vast city skyline and feel immensely proud to be able to call Singapore our home.

Address: Esplanade Bridge, Singapore 042915
Opening Hours: 24/7, all year round
Price: Free


10. Marina Bay Sands

Marina Bay Sands

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Be at the heart of it all. Countdown to 2018 at Marina Bay and watch the fireworks go off at midnight. Situated right in front of Marina Bay Sands, this is prime location to celebrate the New Year and enjoy the fireworks display. This year, there are many activities being lined up in lieu of the countdown – the Prudential Marina Bay Carnival which will start on 8th December 2017 and the Santa Run for Wishes held on 9th December. There will even be hourly showcases of building projections from 8pm between the 26th – 31st December 2017.

Address: 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956
Opening Hours: 24/7, all year round
Price: Free
More information here.


NDP Fireworks Timing & Notes

Heading down for your NDP fireworks? Here are some useful tips to guide you!

  • Getting there
    • It is best to travel by the MRT as many roads might be closed. Alight at City Hall, Raffles Place, Marina Bay, Bayfront, Downtown, or Promenade MRT stations.
  • Timing
    • You should get to your destination early to chope a spot! Singaporeans turn up as early as 5pm just to ensure they get the best spot for the fireworks!
    • The fireworks usually start around or after 8pm. Do not go anywhere between 8.15 to 830pm else you risk missing the fireworks!
    • If you want to be kiasu and beat the crowd, you will have to make a quick exit out once the fireworks is over. Though the crowd disperses quite quickly as people tend to disperse in the different direction for food, hangouts and MRTs these days.
  • What to pack
    • Depending on where you are watching the fireworks, it is a good idea to pack some food and drink. Else you can visit the malls nearby for food after the fireworks ends at 830pm.
    • Since you need to get there early to get a good spot, it’s recommended to pack a mat, a hat, shades, umbrella, and a portable fan, and any other entertainment you need while waiting.

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