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Best Spots (Including Halal Eateries!) In SG To Watch NDP Fireworks

16 Best Spots (Including Halal Eateries!) In Singapore To Watch NDP Fireworks

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Noor Aishah Karim •  Jul 05, 2024

Get ready to be dazzled by this year’s NDP fireworks display, the biggest one yet! The celebrations are happening at both Marina Bay and The Padang, offering a stunning 360-degree experience of coordinated fireworks!

Plus, on 10 August 2024, five heartland locations across Singapore will light up with breathtaking fireworks. While the exact details are still under wraps, you can expect celebrations spread across various regions, so there’s bound to be an NDP celebration near you!

This year’s NDP parade is set to be more exciting than ever, with spectacular displays and demonstrations under the theme “Together, As One United People.” It’s a special year as it marks the first National Day for Prime Minister Lawrence Wong and President Tharman Shanmugaratnam in their new roles.

For the first time ever, the parade will feature the Total Defence 40 (TD40) Dynamic Defence Display. Get ready to witness an incredible war-fighting demonstration between the Padang and Marina Bay, showcasing a unified response to potential threats, including air and maritime threats, civil emergencies, and much more. It’s going to be an unforgettable celebration!

We got you covered with a list of some of the best spots, including halal eateries nearby where you can enjoy a meal AND catch the fireworks displays at the same time!

When will the NDP fireworks in Singapore take place?

The official NDP fireworks display takes place on 9 August 2024. On 10 August 2024, you can view fireworks across five heartland locations.

In addition, there are usually preview NDP shows: NDP Preview 1 (27 July 2024), NDP Preview 2 (3 August 2024).

What time are the NDP 2024 fireworks?

Based on previous years, the NDP fireworks timing usually occurs between 8.10pm and 8.30pm on the day itself. Stay tuned for more details about the fireworks displays in the heartlands!

Where to watch NDP 2024 fireworks in Singapore for free?

1. Helix Bridge

Whether it's date night, or you and your friends are looking for that picture-perfect opportunity, make a pitstop along the Helix Bridge to get uninterrupted views of the lights brightening up the night sky.

Direction: 3-min walk from the ArtScience Museum

2. Esplanade Waterfront

This 300m long waterfront is the perfect place (which is free!) to catch the fireworks ? But do come early to score yourself the best spots; the waterfront gets really crowded during peak festive periods!

Address: 1 Esplanade Dr, Singapore 038981

3. Marina Barrage

Singapore’s 15th reservoir, Marina Barrage, is a dam built across the mouth of the bay between Marina East and Marina South. Pack a picnic mat and your buddies for a chill night under the dazzling illuminations in the sky.

Address: 8 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018951

Opening hours: 8am-9pm (Mon-Thurs), 8am-10pm (Fri-Sun)

4. Merlion Park

What better way to celebrate our independence than watching fireworks with Singapore's famous icon, the Merlion! Secure your seats early for the most striking and unhindered views of the skyline.

Address: 1 Fullerton Rd, Singapore 049213

5. Singapore Flyer

Since it's the last year of NDP celebrations at the Float, go all out and plant yourself 150 metres up in the sky for the ultimate views - no crowds, just the company of your loved ones! Planning to make use of the holiday instead? Why not check out these 7 hotels nearby Marina Bay, which gives you unrestricted views of the firework display at the comfort of your own room!

Address: 30 Raffles Ave, Singapore 039803

Opening hours: 3-10pm daily; closed on Mondays and Tuesdays Website

6. Bay East Garden

Bay East Garden is a hidden spot that offers gorgeous, sweeping views of the Marina Bay Skyline! Situated opposite the Supertree Grove, Cloud Forest and Flower Dome, it's a quiet, peaceful and intimate spot to simply bask in the firework display.

Address: 11 Rhu Cross, Singapore 437440

Halal Eateries Nearby That Offer Views Of The Firework Display

7. Satay By The Bay

Sandwiched between Marina Barrage and Gardens by the Bay, Satay by the Bay boasts spectacular views of the Marina Bay landscape against the backdrop of lush greenery. And of course, the delicious mix of local street food!

Contrary to its name, Satay by the Bay has more than just satay, but an array of food such including halal Thai food, BBQ steamboat and more! Get your seafood and steamboat fix from Makan by the Bay or Marina Bay BBQ Steamboat.

Pick from fresh crayfish, crabs, salmon and much more. Grill them with the waterfront views, and eat some good old-fashioned satay with the breeze blowing in your face!

Halal status: These are the stalls that are either halal-certified or Muslim-owned a) Makan By The Bay Seafood (halal-certified) b) Marina Bay BBQ Steamboat Buffet (halal-certified) c) Geylang Serai Satay (Muslim-owned)

Address: 18 Marina Gardens Dr, #01-19, Singapore 018953

Opening hours: 11am-10pm daily

8. Sofra Turkish Restaurant

Established in Singapore in 1999, Sofra recently reopened its restaurant at Marina Square after its Shaw Towers outlet shut its doors. The restaurant has 20 years of experience and it promises you the most authentic Turkish experience! Just imagine digging into a plate of baklava while you awe of the displays shining over our skyline.

Halal status: Halal-certified

Address: 6 Raffles Boulevard Marina Square, #03 129A, 039594

Opening hours: 11.30am-10pm daily

Make a reservation here

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9. Malayan Council

Malayan Council has a new outlet due to open to the public on 15th July at Esplanade Mall! Sit near the windows, and you'll get clear views of the majestic Marina Bay Sands building! And the best part? It's air-conditioned, so here's to enjoying the show with ultimate comfort

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Address: 8 Raffles Ave #02-14, Esplanade Mall Singapore (039802)

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10. Makansutra Gluttons Bay

Makansutra houses a variety of street vendors which celebrate the best of local food. There are only a couple of halal hawker stalls here but you can still get a taste of Singapore food!

For scrumptious satay and mee goreng check out Syifa' Satay and Old Satay Club Mee Goreng. There are also other varieties like Nasi Goreng, roti john, kuay teow goreng and more.

Craving some pasta instead? The popular Saporita will whip up Italian dishes that make you feel like you're in Italy! It's a great way to celebrate the nation's birthday - some good ol' comfort food under the pyrotechnic-lit skies.

Halal status: These are the stalls that are either halal-certified or Muslim-owned a) Syifa' Satay (Muslim-owned) b) Old Satay Club Mee Goreng (Muslim-owned) c) Saporita (Muslim-owned)

Address: #01-15 8 Next to Esplanade, Raffles Ave, Singapore 039802

Opening hours: 4pm-11pm (Tues-Thurs, Sun), 4pm-11.30pm (Fri, Sat), closed on Mondays

11. 1819

Fancy a high tea session with your loved ones, or want to feast on halal lobsters, burgers and pasta? 1819 will be right up your alley! Serving dishes from a variety of cuisines such as Western, Asian and Mediterranean, this restaurant at Boat Quay sounds like the perfect weekend plan with your friends or family! Try to get their outdoor seats to catch the fireworks display!

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Address: 74 Boat Quay Singapore, Singapore 049862

Opening hours: 12pm-11pm daily

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Heartland locations

If the city area is a little crowded, fret not, you might actually catch fireworks near your neighbourhood! On August 9th, catch a dazzling display of fireworks across 5 locations in Singapore between 8:15 pm to 8:25pm. You will be allowed free entry from 6pm onwards. It will be on a first-come-first-serve basis, so do come down early to snag the best spots! For more information, check out NDP's official website!

12. Open Field beside Ang Mo Kio Library

For more information on directions and viewing spots, click here. Halal food nearby:

13. Former Tampines Junior College

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14. Woodlands Stadium

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15. Jurong West Stadium

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16. Bedok Stadium

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Remember to make your plans early to score the best spots for your fireworks display! Share with us if you know any more cool firework-watching spots.