The fireworks display is undoubtedly the most anticipated acts of each year's National Day Parade, and it's just not the same viewing it on your TV set. So if you haven't managed to get your hands on the NDP tickets, fret not! Here are some places where you can catch the live action – for free too.
1. Esplanade Waterfront
The entire stretch of riverside at the Esplanade Waterfront area is an awesome place to take a relaxing stroll and catch the fireworks after a dinner at the restaurants nearby. Makansutra is also right next door, serving authentic hawker fare.
Where: 1 Esplanade Drive
2. Bay East Garden
The Bay East Garden stretches all the way from Marina to East Coast Park. It offers a stunning view of the Marina Bay, especially the Singapore Flyer, Marina Bay Sands hotel and casino, and the Bay South Gardens.
Where: 11 Rhu Cross
3. The Promontory at Marina Bay
The Promontory overlooks the Central Business District, making it a prime spot for fireworks views. Bring your picnic mats, wine and cheese, and perhaps some chips to camp for frontrow seat!
Where: 11 Marina Blvd
4. Merlion Park
This is a popular spot, so be prepared for throngs of other viewers! Come early to grab a spot and you'll be rewarded with a beautiful view of the fireworks against the iconic Merlion.
Where: One Fullerton
5. Esplanade Bridge and Jubilee Bridge
This is another top viewing spot after Merlion Park, so same thing – be prepared to get a little squashed. But it makes for a good memory (and photographs) all the same.
Where: Marina Bay