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NDP Fireworks 2023 Guide: Here's When and Where to Watch Fireworks for this National Day 2023

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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.

Source: Lim Yaohui | The Straits Times

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: Best Spots to Watch NDP Fireworks 2023 — Your National Day Fireworks Location Guide

The main parade for NDP 2023 will be held at The Padang. Apart from the main fireworks at the NDP itself, you can also catch the fireworks at surrounding locations or catch the heartland fireworks at five different locations.

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Singapore Fireworks 2023 Schedule: What Time Can I Catch NDP 2023 Fireworks

You can enjoy the upcoming National Day fireworks on 9 August 2023 from 8:15pm to 8:25pm. In other words, this is when you’ll get to see our tax money get blown up in the sky.

Source: Gfycat

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Best Bars And Restaurants To Watch NDP Fireworks 2023

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 at The Padang

Remember to ensure 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 Attractions, Bars and Restaurants To Catch NDP FireworksAddressNearest MRT
1-Arden Rooftop BarCapitaSpring
88 Market Street
Singapore 048948
Raffles Place
Cé La Vi1 Bayfront Avenue Marina Bay Sands, Tower 3, 018971Bayfront
Kinki Restaurant and BarKinki Restaurant & Bar
Customs House (#02-02)
70 Collyer Quay Singapore 049323
Raffles Place
Le Noir2 Bayfront Avenue, #01-84 The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands,
Singapore 018972
LanternThe Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore
80 Collyer Quay
Singapore 049326
Raffles Place
LeVeL338 Marina Blvd, #33 - 01, Singapore 018981Downtown
Mr Stork5 Fraser Street Level 39, Andaz, Singapore 189354Bugis
OverEasy1 Fullerton Rd, #01-06, Singapore 049213Raffles Place
Smoke and Mirrors1 St. Andrew's Road, #06-01 National Gallery Singapore, Singapore 178957City Hall
SouthbridgeSouthbridge (Rooftop 5th floor)
80 Boat Quay Singapore 049868
Clark Quay

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

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Free Venues To Watch NDP 2023 Fireworks

Not too keen on spending money to catch the NDP fireworks at The Padang?

Here are some suggestions where you can get a clear view of the fireworks for free!

Watch NDP 2023 Fireworks for FreeAddress
Bay East GardenBay East Garden
18 Marina Gardens Drive
Singapore 018953
Helix BridgeBeside Benjamin Sheares Bridge
Singapore 039803
High Street Centre Car ParkHigh Street Centre Car Park
1 North Bridge Rd, Singapore 179094
Merlion ParkMerlion Park
1 Fullerton Road
Singapore 049213
Mount Faber PeakMount Faber Peak
109 Mount Faber Road
Singapore 099203
The Float @ Marina BayThe Float @ Marina Bay
20 Raffles Avenue
Singapore 039805
The Lawn @ Marina Bay Promontory The Promontory@Marina Bay
11 Marina Boulevard
Singapore 018940
Waterfront Promenade @ Esplanade1 Esplanade Drive
Singapore 038981

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National Day Heartland Celebrations and NDP 2023 Fireworks in the Heartlands

Or maybe you don’t want to travel too far to town just for fireworks?

Fret not!

There are five other locations in the heartlands where you can view the (heartland) NDP 2023 fireworks.

You can enjoy the fireworks on 9 August 2023 from 8:15pm to 8:25pm at:

  • ActiveSG Bedok Sport Centre
  • ActiveSG Jurong West Sports Centre
  • ActiveSG Toa Payoh Sports Centre
  • ActiveSG Woodlands Sport Centre
  • And Our Tampines Hub.
Source: Roots.sg

Do note that you can enter the stadiums from 6pm onwards on 9 August 2023. Entry is on a first-come-first-serve basis.

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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 the test. Any miscalculation can result in you having to take on the extreme heat and discomfort of being stuck in a massive human crowd.

Based on the NDP rehearsals, the NDP fireworks usually go off around 8:14pm and last all the way till 8:30pm.

You should be there latest by 7.45pm to get a good spot to watch the fireworks.

PSA: NDP 2023 Road Closures for NDP Rehearsal Timing

Please note that the following roads will be closed to the public on 22 July 2023 (2 am) – 23 July 2023 (2am), 29 July 2023 (2 am) – 30 July 2023 (2 am) and 9 Aug 2023 (12 am) – 10 Aug 2023 (8am) at these timings:

Date and TimeRoad
Phase 1 Closure
[2 am - next day 2 am]
Republic Avenue – Republic Blvd (Between Crawford St & Raffles Ave)
Slip road between Nicoll Highway and Republic Ave (Towards Nicoll Highway)
Republic Blvd (Towards Crawford St)
Republic Blvd – Republic Ave (Lamp post 12i) - (Towards Raffles Ave)
Slip road between Ophir Rd and Republic Blvd (Towards Republic Blvd)
St Andrew’s Rd (Between Parliament Pl & Stamford Rd)
Parliament Pl (Between North Bridge Rd & St Andrew’s Rd)
Supreme Ct Ln
Connaught Drive
Connaught Drive – Fullerton Road
Fullerton Rd – Esplanade Dr (Towards Nicoll Highway)
(Collyer Quay U-turn to Fullerton Rd remains accessible)
[Lane Closure] Raffles Avenue – 2 Rightmost lanes closed
(Between Raffles Link & Nicoll Highway
Nicoll Highway (Between Stamford Rd & Bras Basah Rd)
Phase 2 Closure
[8 am - next day 12 am]
Beach Road (Between Stamford Rd & Bras Basah Rd)
Nicoll Highway (Between Mountbatten Rd & Raffles Ave) - (Towards City
[Lane Closure] Bras Basah Rd – 2 Rightmost lanes up to Beach Rd closed;
4 Rightmost lanes up to Nicoll Highway closed
(Between Fairmont Drop Off & Nicoll Highway)
P12 Raffles Blvd (Between Nicoll Highway & Raffles Link)
Stamford Rd (Between Esplanade Dr & St Andrew Rd)
[Lane Closure] Stamford Rd – 4 Leftmost lanes closed
(Between St Andrew’s Rd & North Bridge Rd)
[Lane Closure] North Bridge Rd – Leftmost lane closed
(Between Coleman Ln & Coleman St)*Only from 3pm to 6.30pm
Road Closure for Military Platforms
[1 pm - 3pm] [6.30 pm - 8 pm]
North Bridge Rd (Between Stamford Rd & Parliament Pl)
Phase 3A Closure [6 pm - 10:30 pm][Lane Closure] Raffles Ave
2 Leftmost Lanes closed
(Between Bayfront Ave & Raffles Link)
[Lane Closure] One Raffles Link
Carpark Exit out to Raffles Ave closed
Phase 3B Closure [7.30 pm - 10:30 pm]Raffles Ave - Esplanade Dr - Collyer Quay
Collyer Quay - Fullerton Rd - Esplanade Dr
Additional Closure on 9 Aug only
[12 am - next day 8 am]
[Lane Closure] Marina Boulevard - Leftmost
lane (Between Raffles Quay & Marina Way)
*Only on actual day

There will also be a road closure for the NDP 2023 National Education Show 3 on 15 July 2023 (2am) – 16 July 2023 (2am):

Source: NDP.gov

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NDP Ticketing

Unfortunately, the application window to ballot for NDP 2023 tickets has ended on 12 June 2023:

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