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By Mun AM August 5, 2022 • 3 min read

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After halting live parades and celebrations for three years, this year’s National Day Parade (NDP) will be making its comeback at The Float in Marina Bay, which means spectacular fireworks will radiate the night sky. 

From the classic Marina Barrage to the lesser-known Golden Mile Tower car park, here are some of the best spots to get a free, great view of the celebration this coming National Day. Pack your picnic mats and be prepared to brave the crowds, as we’re sure plenty of people will want a clear glimpse of the highly anticipated sparks.

Marina Barrage

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A commonly known spot among locals, this reservoir is one of the best places to watch the fireworks around town. It can get really crowded, so we recommend you to come early, find a good spot, and pack all the yummy bites for a picnic with your loved ones while you’re at it. Even though Marina Barrage is a distance from Marina Bay, you won’t be disappointed as soon as the fireworks hit the sky.

Address: Marina Barrage

Opening Hours: 24 Hours

Esplanade Roof Terrace

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Not as common and an alternative to the Riverfront, the roof terrace at Esplanade will probably be your best chance at getting the clearest view that excludes the huge crowd. Since it’s conveniently located in the Esplanade mall, there will be plenty of F&B options available for you to order and enjoy while watching the show. While seats are limited, there are benches available around the terrace

Address: 8 Raffles Ave, Singapore 039802

Opening Hours: Daily from 6:00pm to 1:00am

Golden Mile Tower Carpark

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This is a hidden gem we’re sharing for your convenience. Unknown to most people, the level 5 car park (easily accessible by elevator) tucked away in Golden Mile Tower will give you a panoramic view of the city. Although the car park remains pretty empty on most days, we would still recommend you to come a little earlier to try and snatch a good spot. This is our top pick for those who want to enjoy the view and avoid the bustling crowds!

Address: 6001 Beach Rd, Singapore 199589

Opening Hours: 24 hours

Bay East Garden

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Everyone knows about Garden By The Bay and its iconic light shows, but this is also a recommended spot to watch the 2022 NDP fireworks. The Bay East Garden admission is free and accessible for 24 hours. Enjoy the spectacular view of the fireworks show with your loved ones here.

Address: 11 Rhu Cross, Singapore 437440

Opening Hours: 24 hours

Singapore Sports Hub 

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Situated in Kallang, Sports Hub will have a live NDP telecast at the OCBC Square and Stadium Roar in light of National Day. They will also have a big screen display along the Stadium Riverside Walk, where you can picnic and watch the parade happen while enjoying the free redeemable goodie bags and local snacks. This is definitely one of the spots we recommend for families with kids!

Address: Singapore Sports Hub

Opening Hours: 5pm to 9pm (live telecast)

Merlion Park

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The Merlion Park, featuring the city’s national icon that’s known by both locals and international travelers, directly overlooks Marina Bay. It is a walking distance by most public transport and accessible by the Jubilee Bridge, and this is where you can get the best view of the fireworks. But do take note that this is where the crowds gather the most, so be sure to come early and find a comfortable spot.

Address: 1 Fullerton Rd, Singapore 049213

Opening Hours: 24 hours

The Helix

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Another popular spot to watch the fireworks for free is the famous bridge, The Helix (previously known as the Double Helix Bridge). This pedestrian bridge links Marina Centre to Marina South, lights up at night, giving you the opportunity to walk through this photo-worthy architecture and marvel at its beauty. If you’re trying to find a good firework-viewing spot at the last minute, this could be one of them. Just be sure to not block the pedestrian’s path.

Address: The Helix

Opening Hours: 24 hours

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