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Free places to watch the NDP fireworks

Enjoy beautiful fireworks when you celebrate Singapore’s birthday on 9th August this 2019. Here are some suggestions on where to go to watch this show— for free!

1. Esplanade Rooftop

Look for this spiky building that is located by the bay. Its rooftop allows you to see the beautiful firework that starts at around 8pm. Be sure to head over early to reserve a good spot.

How to get there:

 

By train:

  1. Take a train on the red or green line and get off at City Hall MRT Station.

  2. Walk through CityLink and follow the signs that would guide you to the Esplanade.

  3. Take the escalator or the lift to its roof garden. 

 

By bus:

Bus stops near the Esplanade

  1. The Esplanade (Bus Stop code: 02061)

    • Bus services 36,56, 70M, 75, 77, 97, 97e, 106, 111, 133, 162M, 171, 195, 700A, 857, 960, 960e

  2. Fullerton Sq (Bus Stop code: 03011)

    • Bus services 10, 10e, 57, 70, 75, 100, 107, 128, 120, 131, 162, 167, 167e, 196, 196e, 700, 850E, 868E, 951E, 971E

Address: 1 Esplanade Dr, Singapore 038981

2. Elgin Bridge

Spot this white bridge near the gym called “Fitness Factory”. You can get a good view of the fireworks that will be in front of the Marina Bay Sands Building. As there are cyclists and pedestrians on this bridge, be sure to not block the pathway. Many cars would be travelling across the bridge as well so if would like to move over to the other side of the road, you must use the underground walkway of the bridge for your safety.

How to get there:

 

By train:

  1. Take the purple line to Clarke Quay MRT Station

  2. Come out from Exit F 

  3. Walk towards the bus stop and then turn left as you are facing the road

  4. Cross the road and walk along the river until you see this bridge. 

 

By bus:

  1. High Street Centre (04251)

    • Bus Services 190, 2, 12, 22, 147

Address: Along South Bridge, North Bridge Rd, 058697

3. Boat Quay

If there is no space at Elgin Bridge, walk straight ahead towards these colorful buildings at Boat Quay. Sit on one of the benches along the river and make sure you are facing the Marina Bay Sands to see the fireworks.

How to get there:

 

By train:

  1. Take the purple line to Clarke Quay MRT Station

  2. Come out from Exit F

  3. Walk towards the bus stop and then turn left as you are facing the road

  4. Cross the road and walk along the river until you see this bridge.

 

By bus:

  1. High Street Centre (04251)

    • Bus Services 190, 2, 12, 22, 147

Address: Bonham St, Singapore 049782

4. Merlion Park

Head to the Merlion Park where you can see this statue by the bay. Take a seat around the area but make sure that you’re not blocking those who are walking around. This spot is popular among locals and many other tourists so be sure to go early if you want to get a good view.

How to get there:

 

By train:

  1. Take the red or green line to Raffles Place MRT Station

  2. Come out from Exit B

  3. Walk towards Battery Road and head towards Fullerton square

  4. Cross the traffic light and walk towards the bay. Look for this statue. Your destination will be on your right.

 

By bus:

  1. Fullerton Sq (Bus Stop code: 03011)

    • Bus services 10, 10e, 57, 70, 75, 100, 107, 128, 120, 131, 162, 167, 167e, 196, 196e, 700, 850E, 868E, 951E, 971E

  2. OUE Bayfront (Bus Stop code: 03019)

    • Bus services 10, 10e, 57, 70, 100, 107, 128, 130, 131, 131A, 167, 167e, 196, 660, 663, 665

Address: 1 Fullerton Rd, Singapore 049213

5. Jubilee Bridge

Next to the Merlion Park is the Jubilee Bridge. This is another location where you might have a chance to see the fireworks but this is also a place where many others would be gathering too. Be sure to go over early to get a nice view. While waiting for the fireworks, enjoy the beautiful scenery and the breeze!

How to get there:

 

By train:

  1. Take the red or green line to Raffles Place MRT Station

  2. Come out from Exit B

  3. Walk towards Battery Road and head towards Fullerton square

  4. Cross the traffic light and walk towards the bay. Look for this statue. Your destination will be on your right.

 

By bus:

  1. Fullerton Sq (Bus Stop code: 03011)

    • Bus services 10, 10e, 57, 70, 75, 100, 107, 128, 120, 131, 162, 167, 167e, 196, 196e, 700, 850E, 868E, 951E, 971E

  2. OUE Bayfront (Bus Stop code: 03019)

    • Bus services 10, 10e, 57, 70, 100, 107, 128, 130, 131, 131A, 167, 167e, 196, 660, 663, 665

Address: 1 Esplanade Dr, Singapore 038981

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