Another year is coming to an end. 2018 may have been a blast or maybe not so much, but a new year is on the horizon so it’s time to get excited and usher in all the good vibes of 2019!
What better way to do it than to celebrate the New Years Eve in Singapore with a fireworks display! It is going to be a spectacular night and everyone wants to be in on the fun.
The crowds are going to be coming in and places are going to be packed. Want to know the best spots to witness the fireworks in Singapore and how you can get the perfect viewing experience? Keep reading to find out!
Picture: Gardens By The Bay
The waterfront promenade connects East Coast Park to the Barrage and has a stretch of 2km where you can view the fireworks over Marina Bay. The best part about the garden is that it is open 24 hours a day and there is no admission fee.
Make sure you get there at least 2 to 3 hours early to avoid the crowds and remember to take some snacks with you. If you don’t want to stand for hours, waiting for the fireworks display to begin, take a folding chair along with you as well.
You can get to the location via the Bayfront MRT station and then proceed to follow the underground linkway. Due to the crowds from the MRT, it is recommended to rent a bicycle so that you can zoom past the masses!
If going by car, parking is provided at Gardens by the Bay.
Address: 18, Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
The Marina Barrage overlooks the Singapore Flyer, Gardens by the Bay and Marina Bay Sands.
It is also a great picnic spot so feel free to set up a picnic with your friends or family to watch the fireworks display across the waters. Again, get there as early as possible to reserve a good spot.
You can get there via the Marina Bay Station, where you can then take the SBS bus number 400 from Marina Bay Financial Centre. A car park is available as well.
Address: 8 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018951
Viewing the fireworks from ground level is great but why not turn it up a notch and watch it from a rooftop garden!
The Esplanade is located right by the bay area, so you just need to take the elevator up to the rooftop garden to view a stunning fireworks display against the backdrop of the Singapore skyline.
You can access the location via City Hall MRT station.
Address: 1 Esplanade Drive, Singapore 038981
This is the most famous location to watch the New Year fireworks so do expect the place to be crowded – very, very crowded, like people packed in sardine tins!
However, if you want to brave the storm and get the best seating at One Fullerton and Jubilee Bridge, you have to get there very early!
You can take the MRT to Raffles Place or park your vehicle at One Fullerton.
Address: Located at One Fullerton, near the Central Business District
Another well-known spot to view fireworks is the Helix Bridge, which is conveniently located next to the floating platform where the countdown celebrations are held.
Since this is another place that attracts most of the crowd, it is recommended that you go there early to secure the perfect spot.
To get there, take the MRT to Esplanade and then head over to Raffles Avenue Exit. Once you have left the MRT station, walk straight to the Youth Olympic Park and turn right. The bridge is connected to the Marina Bay Sands shopping mall.
Address: Linking between Marina Bay and Marina Centre, Singapore 038981
Picture: We Are Spaces
Located at the heart of the central business district, this patch of green is the perfect laid-back spot to enjoy the fireworks. However, you will not be able to see the lower level firework displays from here.
Because of the large empty space, you can head down here if you're celebrating the new year with a huge group. Just remember to bring a rain coat in case it rains as the nearest sheltered area will take you a few minutes by foot.
You can also watch the parade on the giant LED screens set up in the area. You can access it by train via the Downtown line.
Address: 11 Marina Boulevard, Singapore 018940
Picture: The Scribbling Geek
Now, who doesn’t like carnivals?! Celebrate the last day of 2018 at this fun-filled carnival which is sure to bring out your inner child.
The carnival boasts 40 family-friendly rides and games from all over the world and it's open from 4:00 pm till 2:00 am! Be sure to have fun to your heart’s content while you watch the fireworks over the bay!
You can get there through Bayfront MRT, Promenade MRT, and the Downtown MRT. If you are coming here by car, you can find parking lots at the Red Dot Design Museum (Wilson car park), Marina Bay Financial Centre and OUE building.
Tickets for rides and games can be purchased on site but the admission is free!
Address: Bayfront Event Space, Singapore
All the above options are free but you might want to know which hotels are best to see the countdown fireworks in Singapore. There are many hotels that host the New Year countdown but they can be quite expensive and most of them serve alcohol.
If you are looking for a more chilled and intimate New Years Eve with family and friends, then Supply and Demand Esplanade will be the best place. It is a chic Italian Bistro which offers a great celebratory New Years Eve dining package for $78/pax.
You can tuck into their exquisite three-course Italian inspired dishes whilst enjoying the waterfront view and witness the spectacular fireworks display over the Bay.
Address: 8 Raffles Avenue, #01-13 Esplanade Mall, 039802
Now that you know which places to go to if you want to see the amazing New Year’s Eve fireworks in Singapore, it's time to start making those exciting end-of-the-year plans with your family and friends!
Have a blast and a very Happy New Year from us!