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Where To Watch National Day Parade (NDP) Fireworks In Singapore For Free?

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National Day Parade (NDP) Fireworks 2019

Nothing can rekindle the patriotic spirit better than the fireworks of the National Day Parade (NDP).

In a short span of 20 minutes, Singaporeans stand together as one united people, regardless of race, language or religion, to… post Instagram Stories of the NDP fireworks.

NDP Fireworks
Source: Reddit

As we achieve happiness, the prosperity of our Instagram views and progress on a romantic evening for some, let us not forget to save some money while doing so.

TL;DR: Where To Catch National Day Parade Fireworks For Free?

where to watch fireworks for free ndp 2019


Best Place To Watch National Day Parade Fireworks For Free

The NDP is pretty much a free event – if you’re lucky enough to get NDP tickets of course. So paying to catch the NDP fireworks isn’t really the Singapore way…

But fret not, here’s a list of venues to catch the National Day Parade Fireworks for free:

Where to watch NDP fireworks for free?AddressNearest MRT Station
Bay East Garden @ Gardens By The Bay18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953Bayfront
Benjamin Sheares BridgeBayfront AvenuePromenade
Esplanade Drive1 Esplanade Dr, Singapore 038981Esplanade/ City Hall
Esplanade Roof Terrace1 Esplanade Dr, Singapore 038981Esplanade/ City Hall
Esplanade Waterfront1 Esplanade Dr, Singapore 038981Esplanade/ City Hall
Merlion Park1 Fullerton Rd, Singapore 049213Raffles Place
One Fullerton1 Fullerton Rd, Singapore 049213Raffles Place
The Promontory @Marina Bay11 Marina Blvd, Singapore 018940Raffles Place
Marina Barrage8 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018951Marina Bay
Marina Bay Sands10 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018956Bayfront
Helix BridgeBayfront AvenuePromenade
The Lawn @ Marina Bay Financial Centre (MBFC)8A Marina Blvd, Singapore 018984Downtown
Faber Peak109 Mount Faber Rd, Singapore 099203Habourfront/ Telok Banglah
Queen Elizabeth WalkQueen Elizabeth WalkCity Hall

Take note that this National Day Parade 2019 will be held at the Padang, a different venue from last year’s parade at the Marina Bay Floating Platform. But given that both venues aren’t that far apart, the best firework viewing spots shouldn’t change much – if you found some secret spot, that is.

Best Bars And Restaurants To Watch National Day Parade (NDP) Fireworks

If you are ready to go all out and spend some money on this special occasion, here are some bars and restaurants where you can grab an ice-cold beer, munch on bar bites, and enjoy a spectacular view of the NDP fireworks.

Best Bars and Restaurants To Catch NDP FireworksAddressNearest MRT
1-Altitude1 Raffles Place, Singapore 048616Raffles Place
1919 Waterboat House3 Fullerton Rd, #03-01 The Waterboathouse, Singapore 049215Raffles Place
Cé La Vi1 Bayfront Avenue Marina Bay Sands, Tower 3, 018971Bayfront
Jade1 Fullerton Square, Singapore 049178Raffles Place
Kinki Restaurant and Bar70 Collyer Quay, #02-02 Customs House, Singapore 049323Raffles Place
LeVeL338 Marina Blvd, #33 - 01, Singapore 018981Downtown
LAVO10 Bayfront Ave, tower 1, Singapore 018956Bayfront
Le Noir2 Bayfront Avenue, #01-84 The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands,
Singapore 018972
Bayfront
Mr Stork5 Fraser Street Level 39, Andaz, Singapore 189354Bugis
Monti82 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049327Raffles Place
OverEasy1 Fullerton Rd, #01-06, Singapore 049213Raffles Place
The Pelican1 Fullerton Rd, #01-01 One Fullerton, Singapore 049213Raffles Place
Smoke and Mirrors1 St. Andrew's Road, #06-01 National Gallery Singapore, Singapore 178957City Hall
Zafferano10 Collyer Quay, Level 43 Ocean Financial Centre, Singapore 049315Raffles Place

If you look at the locations listed, your safest bet will be the bars and restaurants near Raffles Place and along One Fullerton.

Side note: Mr Stork is an interesting (and not really well known, yet… shh…) venue where you can catch the NDP fireworks too!


Quick Tips To Plan For A Better Evening Of NDP Fireworks Viewing

Catching NDP fireworks in an overcrowded country such as Singapore puts your endurance and planning skills to test. Any miscalculation can result in you having to take on the extreme heat and discomfort of being stuck in a massive human crowd.

So, here’re a couple of tips to not die when heading out to catch the NDP fireworks.

NDP Fireworks Timing

Based on the NDP rehearsals, the NDP fireworks usually go off around 8:14pm and last all the way till 8:30pm. Hence, 8pm will be a good time to reach your chosen place to watch the fireworks.

Road Closure For NDP 2019

Based on past experience, getting a taxi or Grab on that day is going to be challenging. Unless you have successfully invented a teleportation device, you will need to pay close attention to all the road closures timings and dates.

NDP 2019 Road Closure and Timing
Source: NDP.org.sg

Here’re the details on the road closure timings for NDP 2019 on 9 August 2019:

Roads and direction of closureTiming of road closure on 9 August
North Bridge Road towards The Parliament House1pm to 3pm
6.30pm to 8pm
Parliament Place towards National Gallery9am to 12mn
Supreme Court Lane towards St Andrew's Cathedral9am to 12mn
Parliament Place towards The Arts House2am to 2am (24 hours)
Coleman Street towards Peninsula Plaza9am to 12mn
Coleman Street towards Padang2am to 2am (24 hours)
St Andrew's Road towards Stamford Road2am to 2am (24 hours)
Connaught Drive towards Fullerton Road2am to 2am (24 hours)
Stamford Road toward Capitol Theatre9am to 12mn
Beach Road towards Raffles Hotel9am to 12mn
Bras Basah Road towards Suntec Convention Centre9am to 12mn
Nicoll Highway towards Esplanade9am to 12mn
Raffles Boulevard towards Marina Mandarin Hotel9am to 12mn
Raffles Link towards Suntec Convention Centre9am to 12mn
Raffles AVE towards Padang9am to 12mn
Nicoll Highway towards Suntec Convention Centre9am to 12mn
Stamford Road to Swissotel9am to 12mn
Esplanade Drive towards Fullerton Road9am to 12mn
Connaught Drive towards The Arts House2am to 2am (24 hours)
Connaught Drive towards Victoria Theatre2am to 2am (24 hours)
Fullerton Road towards Esplanade Drive2am to 2am (24 hours)
Fullerton Road towards Victoria Theatre2am to 2am (24 hours)
Esplanade Drive towards Nicoll Highway2am to 2am (24 hours)
Fullerton Road towards Marina Boulevard7.30pm to 12mn
Raffles AVE towards Esplanade9am - 12mn
Republic Boulevard towards Singapore Flyer2am to 2am (24 hours)
Republic Boulevard towards Singapore Flyer2am to 2am (24 hours)
Republic AVE Nicoll Highway and Crawford Street2am to 2am (24 hours)
Republic AVE towards City2am to 2am (24 hours)
Nicoll Highway towards Esplanade9am to 12mn

Source: NDP.org.sg

Do take note! Remember to plan your route and mode of transport home after watching the fireworks.

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