The Singapore National Day Fireworks 2014 promises to feature a ton, quite literally, of explosives, in a mind-blowing spectacle that will knock your socks off. Yes, on the 9th August 2014 the Marina Bay will come alive with patriotic proud Singaporeans who are all clamoring to see one of the most spectacular firework displays this side of the Olympics. If you were one of the lucky few to snag one of the coveted NDP tickets, then you’re all set. But the rest of us minions will need a firework-viewing plan.
Whether you want to be right in the heart of the action or would prefer a quieter spot away from the masses, you’ll find something that’s right up your street in our roundup of the best free spots to watch the 2014 national day parade fireworks with your family.
Singapore National Day Fireworks 2014: An Interactive Map
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Best Free Places to Watch the 2014 National Day Parade Fireworks
1. The Marina Bay Sands Waterfront Boardwalk
The Marina Bay Sands Boardwalk is situated right in the heart of the action and will bring you up close and personal with the fireworks as they are launched in the Bay. It is situated right in front of the Marina Bay Sands. This location will be only be suitable for families with older children, as the close proximity to the fireworks may be slightly intimidating and too loud for very young kiddies.
2. The Esplanade Waterfront Promenade
If you’re looking for something more than fireworks alone, consider spending the evening at the Esplanade Waterfront Promenade. This year Singapore’s National Day will be celebrated with a wide range of activities, including live performances, video screening and even face painting for the little ones (big ones too if that floats your boat).
3. The Helix Bridge
The Helix Bridge links Marina Bay to Marina Centre, firmly in the heart of the action. It will undoubtedly present an ideal viewing platform for the spectacular fireworks but be prepared to have your eardrums blown out.
4. The Marina Barrage
This is another great location where you can combine watching the national day fireworks with some family fun and entertainment. This year a huge carnival will be located at the Marina Barrage that will host a large flea market and some live entertainment. Although you may not get the unobstructed view of the fireworks that is available elsewhere, there will still be plenty to see and do and the distance away from the fireworks may make it a slightly more suitable location for younger kiddos.
5. The Promontory @ Marina Bay
If you’re looking for a slightly less crowded location from which to enjoy the Singapore National Day fireworks then the Marina Boulevard Open Field will be perfect for you and your family. Take some deck chairs, a picnic and even some games for while you are waiting for the event to start and spend a nice pleasant evening under the stars.
6. Esplanade Bridge, Esplanade Drive
The view (and sound) from the fireworks from the Esplanade Bridge will be bold and brash. Will it be a crowded mess? Of course, but these are just plain some of the best views of the Singapore National Day Fireworks.
7. Clifford Pier
Get there early if you intend on viewing the fireworks from here. Its a small space but it promises amazing views.
8. Marina Square
A great option for those who love a great fireworks display but don’t like the noise. Plus, if it all gets too much excitement for the kiddos to take, you’ll have the added convenience of the shopping mall and toilets nearby.
For more information about Singapore National Day 2014, check out the official website.
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