NDP 2020: Where To Catch National Day Parade Fireworks and Mobile Column Across Singapore This Year?
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NDP 2020: Where To Catch National Day Parade Fireworks and Mobile Column Across Singapore This Year?

Ming Feng
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National Day Parade (NDP) Fireworks 2020

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.

Where To Catch National Day Parade Fireworks This Year?

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Day Parade this year will be done differently so that Singaporeans can still immerse in the spirit of celebrating the nation’s birthday while practising safe social distancing.

Singaporeans can enjoy the fireworks across 10 different locations all around Singapore.

These locations are

  • Ang Mo Kio
  • Bishan
  • Buona Vista
  • Jurong Lake Gardens
  • Marina Reservoir
  • Punggol
  • Sembawang
  • Tampines
  • Woodlands
  • Yew Tee

PSA: These Areas Will Be Closed

Please note that the following areas will be closed to the public on August 9, 2020:

Closed from 7:00am to 9:00pm:

  • Esplanade Park
  • Empress Place

Closed from 11:00am to 9:00pm:

  • Lakeside Garden at Jurong Lake Gardens

Closed from 4:00pm to 9:00pm:

  • Marina Barrage
  • Promenade along Gardens by the Bay
  • Bay East Garden
  • Promenade along Singapore Flyer
  • Youth Olympic Park

Closed from 5:00pm to 9:00pm:

  • Bayfront Event Space
  • Clifford Square
  • Esplanade Outdoor Theatre
  • Esplanade Roof Terrace
  • Jubilee Bridge
  • Merlion Jetty
  • Merlion Park
  • One Fullerton Waterfront Promenade
  • The Lawn @ Marina Bay
  • The Promontory and Waterfront Promenade

Pedestrian Walkway Closures

Closed from 4:00pm to 9:00pm:

  • Lions Bridge
  • Marina Barrage Bridge
  • The Helix Bridge (Passage through only)
  • Walkway along Benjamin Sheares Bridge
  • Walkway along Sheares Ave
  • Walkway under Bayfront Ave connecting The Float @ Marina Bay and Singapore Flyer

Closed from 5:00pm to 9:00pm:

  • Walkway on Esplanade Bridge towards Nicoll Highway

Public Carpark Closures

Closed all-day:

  • Singapore Flyer Carpark (Level 3 and above)
  • The Float @ Marina Bay Carpark

Closed from 4:00pm to 9:00pm:

  • Bay East Garden Carpark
  • Marina Barrage Carpark
  • Satay by the Bay Carpark
  • Closed from 11.00am to 9.00pm:
  • North Carpark at Jurong Lake Gardens
  • South Carpark at Jurong Lake Gardens

From 8:55am to 11:30am, the conduct of all aerial activities will be prohibited.


Best Place To Watch National Day Parade Fireworks For Free

The National Day Parade 2020 will be held at the Padang, but Singaporeans need not worry about missing out on the fireworks given that there are 10 different locations where there will be fireworks.

Due to COVID-19, most of the places where we can catch the fireworks for free are closed, as mentioned above. Maybe catching fireworks in the comfort of our home this year, can be a nice experience too.

You can look for a nice location to catch the Heartland Fireworks while abiding by social distancing measures.

National Day Parade NDP 2020 fireworks location

 

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.

Remember to make sure that these venues are open on National Day and make a reservation before heading down. This is to ensure that these venues are able to keep track of the maximum amount of people they can host.

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 with 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!

Other Venues To Watch National Day Parade (NDP) Heartland Fireworks

Given that there are multiple fireworks locations this year, here are some suggestions on the taller buildings around the area which you can get a clear view of the fireworks.

Do note that the official locations of the fireworks are not released, hence, these are some of our suggestions on where to catch them.

Where to Watch NDP Heartland Fireworks?
455A Ang Mo Kio
City Vue @ Henderson
18A Holland Drive
101 Jurong East Street 13
334 Kreta Ayer Road
123 Marsiling Rise
The Pinnacle @ Duxton
Block 79 Toa Payoh Central
Whampoa Dew, 78 Lorong Limau

NDP 2020 Mobile Column Routes

This year’s Mobile Column will feature a total of 66 assets from the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF), Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) and Singapore Police Force (SPF).

Singaporeans can catch these vehicles across five different routes. Each route consists of about 13 vehicles each.

Catch the Mobile Column from 10am to 1pm on 9 August 2020.

Here are the five routes of the Mobile Column:

RouteWhere?
Western RouteJurong West, Jurong East, Bukit Batok, Bukit Panjang, Choa Chu Kang
Southern RouteClementi, Bukit Merah, Tanjong Pagar, Kallang, Bendemeer, Potong Pasir, Toa Payoh, Bishan, Ang Mo Kio, Yio Chu Kang
Northern RouteKhatib, Yishun, Admiralty, Marsiling, Woodlands, Sembawang
South-Eastern RouteChangi, Simei, Bedok, Kembangan, Paya Lebar, Hougang, Serangoon, Geylang, Marine Parade, Siglap
North-Eastern RouteSeletar, Buangkok, Sengkang, Punggol, Pasir Ris, Tampines

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.

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