The Singapore National Day 2015 fireworks display is really one that you can’t miss. Pitched as the biggest National Day of all time, the SG50 firework display promises to be an almighty show that will well and truly blow your socks off!
Here’s the lowdown on where you should head (and perhaps avoid) if you have kids in tow.
National Day Fireworks Marina Bay
When: 9th August 2015
Time: Expected to start at around 7:45
Where: The best places to watch the fireworks are listed below
Best Free Places to Watch the 2015 National Day Fireworks in Singapore
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.
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. 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 action 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 2015 fireworks then the Marina Boulevard Open Field will be perfect for you and your family. This year some viewing stands have been erected, so it should all be pretty organised and gentile.
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 on offer.
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.
Top tip! On every Saturday for about one month preceding 9th of August there will be firework display rehearsals. These are a great opp to see the fireworks without enduring the arm jostling around the Padang!
Got any top tips on where parents can watch the National Day fireworks and enjoy the show without facing the crowds? Please share them with us… it’s all in the spirit of SG50!
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