Prime Spots To Catch National Day Parade (NDP) 2018 Stunning Displays For Free

Lighting up skylines, harbours, and the island, National Day Parade (NDP) fireworks displays draw every Singaporeans out.

Rain or shine, both the young and the old wait with anticipation each year to catch a glimpse of the impressive display.

This year, NDP take it up a notch by including an explosion of coloured powder in the lineup.

Yes, like a scene from the Holi Festival, be ready to expect a colour-infused sky.

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10 minutes worth of fireworks display will be available throughout the entire show.

So technically, anytime is a good time to catch the fireworks.

Fret not, it’s not necessary to score the coveted preview and actual day tickets in order to be a part of the city’s 53rd birthday celebration.

Here are 8 best places you can watch the majestic fireworks display for free on National Day.

1. Waterfront Promenade

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*cues* waterfront *cues* fireworks

Here, you get a unhindered views of the sky and your perfect boomerang shot.

If you’re willing to brave the crowds, make sure to head there early to snag a spot.

You can even tuck into local cuisine from the Makansutra Gluttons Bay Hawker Centre as you wait for the show to begin.

2. Esplanade Bridge & Jubilee Bridge

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Not only are these bridges an idyllic place for a leisurely night walk, it is also the ideal place for a vivid panoramic view of the NDP fireworks.

Connected to the Merlion Park, they offer sweeping views of the bay.

If you intend to join the mass of bodies in watching pyrotechnics light up the night sky, it’s necessary to start camping at this spot early.

3. Merlion Park

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Both locals and tourist flock to the Merlion Park to catch fireworks with the Merlion.

Situated at the perfect vantage point, it provides a close and clear view of the NDP fireworks, which is why it is THE most crowded spot every year.

4. The Promontory

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Watching the fireworks display from this vantage point gives you one essential benefit.

Marina Bay Sands (MBS) will cameo as your backdrop.

Yet another reason why this location fills up fast as well.

Firework enthusiasts are encouraged to head there around 4PM to chope a spot.

5. Helix Bridge & Benjamin Sheares Bridge

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Moving closer to the heart of the action, the Helix Bridge and Benjamin Sheares Bridge are located right next to the floating platform.

They are two of the best options for an unobstructed view of the NDP fireworks.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy the views of the Singapore River that’s tranquil and slow-moving, as you crowd along an iconic bridge that’s bustling with life.

6. Gardens by the Bay – East Garden

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For a quieter experience, settle among the lush greenery of Bay East Garden for a superb view of the NDP fireworks.

The place offers a stunning view of the city skyline.

A downside, however, is that it’s not as accessible as other venues – only accessible by car, bus (no. 400), bicycle or a 20-mins walk from the Promenade station.

But we’re sure that the extra hike will be worth that money shot for Insta.

7. Marina Barrage

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A stone’s throw away from the bay area, Marina Barrage’s spacious rooftop is perfect for unwinding as you wait for the dazzling display of fireworks.

Prepared to be wowed by the celebrations in the sky once the sky goes down.

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Just because NDP tickets are all snapped up doesn’t mean you can’t get in on the action.

Here’s a useful naming guide too, if you were wondering what each kind of firework is called.

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Witness the splendid display at the aforementioned locations as the city turns 53 years young!

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