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July 2024

National Day Fireworks 2024: 35 Prime Views & Sparkly Staycations

With The Float @ Marina Bay undergoing redevelopment, the National Day Parade returns to the Padang once again. However, ticket-less and diehard followers of the ever-popular National Day fireworks don’t have to worry. The sparks will still light up Marina Bay for National Day 2024, before extending to heartland locations the day after. Also look forward to a special Dynamic Defence Display in honour of Total Defence 40 (TD40) that includes coordinated air and maritime activations between the Padang and Marina Bay.

We round up all the key vantage points to stake out, ranging from official NDP 2024 events and prime picnic spots to rooftop restaurants and staycations with a view. All family-friendly options, of course. Ready to stand “Together, As One United People”? You are definitely “Not Alone”.

Official NDP 2024 Events

1. NDP Celebrations at the Padang

National Day fireworks @ Padang
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Only a lucky few — about 27,000 — get to personally witness the grand event on 9 August, it’s true. But everyone else can either catch live telecasts or admire the fireworks in person from a distance. Besides the actual day, there will also be previews on 29 July and 3 August, albeit with scaled-down pyrotechnics. Expect the fireworks displays to begin at around 7.30pm. More details

2. NDP Bay Celebrations at Promontory @ Marina Bay

On 3 and 9 August, the celebrations extend to Promontory @ Marina Bay so that more can take part. Co-organised with NTUC, attendees get to enjoy the fireworks and the TD40 maritime and aerial segments in person. There will also be exclusive stage performances and fringe activities, plus a live telecast of NDP 2024 (and preview) at the Padang. More details

3. NDP Celebrations at the Heartlands

If you’re not keen on jostling amid crowds downtown, especially with little ones in tow, we feel you. On 10 August, from 4pm to 9pm, gather at five heartland locations in Bishan, Buona Vista, Paya Lebar, Punggol, and Yishun instead. Expect stage performances, SAF, SCDF, and SPF vehicles on display, family activities, carnival fun, NDP packs, and of course, fireworks. More details

4. Mediacorp National Day Concert at Gardens by the Bay

Mediacorp National Day Concert at Gardens by the Bay

While this takes place slightly earlier on 4 August, it is another opportunity to catch fireworks live. National Day Concert 2024 showcases an exciting line-up of homegrown talents, from Olivia Ong to Benjamin Kheng. Get ready to sing along to your favourite NDP theme songs and more. There’ll also be family-friendly games and fringe activities — plus entry is free! More details

(See also: JULY 2024: EAT, PLAY, SHOP, AND MORE FOR FAMILIES IN SINGAPORE THIS MONTH)

Prime (Picnic) Spots to See National Day 2024 Fireworks

  1. National Gallery Singapore – Offering the closest view overlooking the Padang is the rooftop of National Gallery Singapore. It’s even better if you’ve got a table at the restaurants there.

  2. Merlion Park – The steps next to the Merlion are arguably the best seats in the house outside of the Padang. It’s also an ideal spot to picnic and enjoy the panoramic view.

  3. Jubilee Bridge – The pedestrian bridge linking the Esplanade to One Fullerton witnessed its first National Day on SG50. Since then it has proven to be a favourite fireworks viewing spot.

  4. Esplanade Bridge – The pedestrian walkway running alongside Esplanade Bridge offers equally awesome views as the Jubilee Bridge next to it.
Esplanade Waterfront
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  1. Esplanade Waterfront – The waterfront by Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay is a popular hangout for good reason. Expect a stunning view of the fireworks along the walkway.

  2. One Fullerton – Whether you dine at the many restaurants or hang out along the waterfront, One Fullerton is another stellar vantage point.

  3. The Lawn @ Marina Bay – Across from the Promontory is a lush strip over the subterranean Marina Bay Link Mall. It’s not only usually slightly quieter, but also an ideal picnic spot.

  4. Marina Bay Waterfront Promenade – The boardwalk along The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands is always popular with families. Or try the elevated views from the Marina Bay Sands SkyPark.

(See also: 24 FUN & FREE ACTIVITIES IN SINGAPORE FOR KIDS & FAMILIES IN 2024)

Helix Bridge
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  1. Helix Bridge – It’s better known for non-ticketed views of the Parade when it was held at the Float @ Marina Bay. Still, the Helix Bridge does offer a decent view of the fireworks.

  2. Marina Barrage – Slightly farther away yet is the picnic-friendly roof of the Marina Barrage and the sheltered pavilions along the Marina Bridge.

  3. Gardens by the Bay East – The Bay East Garden across the water is a quieter venue that may be more suitable for families with young children or seniors.

  4. Stadium Waterfront – Also a fair distance away but still offering decent views is the waterfront by the National Stadium. The same goes for Tanjong Rhu Promenade across the water.

Sky High (Dining) National Day 2024 Fireworks Views

1-Arden

17. 1-Arden

Enjoy Latin European flavours and views of the cityscape at Sol & Luna on the 17th floor of CapitaSpring. Or head up to the 51st, where Kaarla and Oumi each offer 5-course National Day dinners amid the world’s highest food forest. Just there for the fireworks? Then join the Skyline Rooftop Party every Saturday; each admission includes a drink. More details

18. ALTRO Zafferano

Journey through contemporary Italian gastronomy from the 43rd level of Ocean Financial Centre. Watch the chefs at work in the 12-metre-long open kitchen or feast on the views from the al fresco terrace. Dining at Altro Zafferano comes with panoramic views of the Marina Bay waterfront, of course. More details

19. Artemis Grill & Sky Bar

Sitting upon CapitaGreen’s 40th floor, Artemis Grill & Sky Bar offers prime location views of the stunning Marina Bay celebrations. This year, it also introduces a limited-edition 3-course menu to mark the occasion, with decadent dishes such as Braised Beef Cheek Orzo Pasta, Black Cod, and Moroccan Lamb Chops. More details

LAVO Italian Restaurant & Rooftop Bar
LAVO Italian Restaurant & Rooftop Bar

20. LAVO Italian Restaurant & Rooftop Bar

Perched atop Marina Bay Sands Hotel Tower 1, LAVO offers hearty Italian-American cuisine from 57 storeys above ground. Must-tries include Chicken Parmigiano, LAVO Meatball, and the decadent 20-Layer Chocolate Cake. Tuck into its signature dishes, desserts, and cocktails, along with unlimited views of the National Day fireworks. More details

21. LeVeL33

Raise a glass and toast to our nation’s birthday at LeVeL33, the world’s highest urban microbrewery. Located in the penthouse unit of Marina Bay Financial Centre, the rooftop dining concept transforms into a venue with live food stations serving innovative renditions of local cuisine, complemented by free-flow beverages and tip-top panoramas of Marina Bay. More details

22. Singapore Flyer

Tickets to the Singapore Flyer at the right time of day always promises an exceptional view. This National Day, you can even embark on the first-ever moonlight flight. Exclusively from 11pm on 9 August to 8am on 10 August, pay just $25 for each 30-minute flight. Oh, and Singapore citizens and PRs even born in August ride free with every paying guest! More details

(See also: FUN IN THE SHADE: 28 COOL INDOOR ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS & FAMILIES IN SINGAPORE)

Staycations with a National Day 2024 Fireworks View

2 Twin Beds with Sea View, Deluxe at Andaz Singapore
2 Twin Beds with Sea View, Deluxe at Andaz Singapore

23. Andaz Singapore

Partway between the cosmopolitan downtown and eclectic Bugis precinct, rooms at Andaz Singapore offer floor-to-ceiling windows with dynamic bay views. Kick back in a Deluxe Sea View or Andaz Suite King, or call dibs on loungers by the rooftop infinity pool. More details

24. Conrad Centennial Singapore

Rooms at Conrad Centennial Singapore offer a variety of views, ranging from the National Stadium to Marina Bay, as well as the Padang. National Day fireworks from every angle! It also means you might even have a bird’s eye view of the actual Parade, albeit from a slight distance. More details

25. Fairmont Singapore

Pamper your fam with an elevated Bed and Breakfast at Fairmont Singapore. A stay in a Deluxe Marina Bay View room delivers what you’re looking for, as well as a sumptuous breakfast. Or upgrade for access to unparalleled views from the Fairmont Gold Lounge on level 25. More details

The Fullerton Hotel Singapore

26. The Fullerton Hotel Singapore

Create unforgettable memories with a Family Funtastic staycation at The Fullerton Hotel Singapore. Besides an exciting suite of activities, you’ll also be marking SG59 from a National Monument. Stay in a bay view room or head to The Lighthouse to witness the fireworks close up. More details

27. The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore

Over at historic Clifford Pier, fireworks are on offer from the al fresco deck, with the same repeated at Lantern, the rooftop poolside bar at The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore. Or take in the sparkly splendour from your private balcony as you enjoy a getaway by the bay. More details

28. JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach

We already love JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach’s signature Fun for the Whole Family stay package. What better time to indulge in the special Family by JW amenities and activities than during fireworks season? For panoramic views, head to the Flow18 sky garden. More details

(See also: 17 NEW STAYCATION DEALS AND PERKS FOR FAMILIES IN 2024)

Bay View Room at Mandarin Oriental Singapore

29. Mandarin Oriental Singapore

With the Celebrate Together, One Singapore stay package at Mandarin Oriental Singapore, you don’t just get panoramic fireworks views. It also comes with daily breakfast for two adults and two children, complimentary all-day dining for two kids, and even a little chef activity. More details

30. Marina Bay Sands Hotel & Skypark

Book a stay at the Marina Bay Sands and enjoy access to its observation deck and infinity pool. Because there’s surely no better view of the National Day fireworks than from the top of the world. Or at least the world-famous SkyPark atop the 57th storey. More details

31. Pan Pacific Singapore

Enjoy the fireworks from selected room types at Pan Pacific Singapore. Options range from the Executive Marina Bay Room to the Panoramic Suite. Including breakfast for two, the exclusive Fireworks by the Bay package is available for stays on 9 August. More details

Signature Marina Bay Room at PARKROYAL Collection Marina Bay
Signature Marina Bay Room at PARKROYAL Collection Marina Bay

32. PARKROYAL Collection Marina Bay

The Skyline National Day Celebration package at PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay guarantees fireworks views from the Signature Marina Bay room. Available from 8 to 10 August, your stay also comes with exclusive National Day amenities. More details

33. The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore

Treat the offspring to the super immersive Ritz Kids Night Safari Adventures. With endless activities to keep them busy, parents get to kick back in luxury too. You get a choice of room types, so pick one with Marina Bay views for literal windows to the National Day fireworks. More details

34. Swissôtel The Stamford

As every Singaporean knows, Swissôtel The Stamford’s claim to fame stems from being one of the tallest hotels in Southeast Asia (and once upon a time, the tallest in the world). So when it comes to fireworks views, ‘nuff said. Just remember to ask for a Marina Bay view room. More details

Westin Family at The Westin Singapore
Westin Family at The Westin Singapore

35. The Westin Singapore

Experience the Westin Family Zoo-much Fun package, which comes with in-room play tent, tickets to the Singapore Zoo, and much more. At The Westin Singapore, kids also enjoy complimentary popsicles while having fun at the infinity pool, complete with fireworks views. More details

(See also: FAMILY BAKECATION STAYCATION IN A PREMIUM LOFT AT HOLIDAY INN LITTLE INDIA (REVIEW + GIVEAWAY))

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National Day fireworks @ Marina Bay

National Day Fireworks 2024: 35 Prime Views & Sparkly Staycations