A toast to the new year is never complete without a breathtaking fireworks display. It’s almost a given that most of us will be swarming the various hotspots in town on the last day of 2019 to catch a glimpse of this annual spectacle. Here we have a list of the best places to watch the New Year’s Eve fireworks with the whole family!
#1 Marina Bay Waterfront
Situated right at the heart of all the action, a spot along the Marina Bay Waterfront instantly guarantees the most optimum view of the New Year’s Eve fireworks display. The expansive stretch of the Marina Bay Waterfront connects you to a range of “fireworks hotspots,” such as the Marina Bay Waterfront Promenade, the Merlion Park, Helix and Jubilee Bridge, and the Fullerton and Fullerton Bay Hotel, to name a few.
Art projections are also scheduled to be screened on the facades of some of the popular landmarks along the waterfront—like the ArtScience Museum, The Merlion, and The Fullerton Bay Hotel—creating a colourful sight that will surely wow your little ones. Free admission to these prime areas will certainly draw a crowd, so arrive early to secure a good spot!
#2 Bay East Garden
Lay out your picnic mats and catch the fireworks within the lush, comforting confines of the Bay East Garden at Gardens By The Bay. Offering a seamless integration of stunning nature and the gleaming city skyline, viewing the fireworks display at the Bay East Garden is bound to be an extraordinary experience like no other. The Bay East Garden is also open to the public for no charge at all!
#3 Marina Barrage
Another classic New Year’s Eve hotspot is the open plains on the rooftop of the Marina Barrage. A lively kite-flying and activity zone by day, the rooftop effortlessly turns into a romantic spot for picnics and gatherings at nightfall. Settle down for a cosy picnic session with your family, with dazzling fireworks displays as your backdrop!
#4 Sands Skypark Observation Deck
Towering over the Marina Bay area, the Sands Skypark Observation Deck at Marina Bay Sands puts you at eye-level with the fireworks displays. However, a spot as good as this one comes with a price, so do check out the admission fees for adults and children before making a trip down—or actually, up—to the place.
#5 Stadium Riverside Walk
Navigating through a crowd with your kids in tow can be quite the challenge. If the teeming human traffic at the Marina Bay area is not for you, you can always opt for the quieter Stadium Riverside Walk at the Singapore Sports Hub. Even though it’s situated a slight distance away from all the action, you can rest assured that a place at the Stadium Riverside Walk will still give you and your family a steady view of the New Year’s Eve fireworks display. The Stadium Riverside Walk is also just a stone’s throw away from Kallang Wave Mall, so you and your family will not be short of dining and entertainment options while waiting for the show.
#6 Faber Peak
Catching the New Year’s Eve fireworks display can be made extra special at Faber Peak, situated on top of Mount Faber. The cable car ride up to the peak itself is already bound to be something exciting to look forward to apart from the fireworks display. Additionally, you and your family can celebrate the end of 2019 with a feast at the kid-friendly Arbora restaurant. Aside from a mouthwatering mini kid’s buffet corner, your little ones will also be pleasantly entertained by the restaurant’s very own mini playground, complete with slides and interactive toys!