Best Locations To Watch Singapores NYE Fireworks (Marina Bay Countdown)

This years biggest and free firework celebration will be of course on the evening of the 31st December 2008, at Marina Bay, along the Fullerton Hotel, the Esplanade and infamous Merlion monster.

I thought you would like to know where the best spots are for watching the fireworks and at the same time not being trampled down by thousands of other spectators. Here you go, i hope you will have a nice evening and enjoy the show.


Map showing the spots to watch fireworks in Singapore.
Legend: Red balloon = Fireworks launch spots, Cameras = Where to watch them
(by www.etour-singapore.com)


Best Locations and Spots in Detail

Marina Boulevard Open Field

  • A fireworks photographer’s favourite. You get sweeping views across the water towards the Marina Bay hotels
  • Possible for a family picnic if you arrive early enough. I saw families with mats and portable chairs during the NDP Preview



The Merlion Park

  • Go to the Merlion Park if you want to hear the loud booms and to feel the fireworks ‘falling on you’
  • Suitable to take children to, but crowded. You’ll need to get there early and occupy the kids meaningfully



The Esplanade Bridge

  • A good place if you want the Merlion included in your fireworks photos
  • This spot is incredibly crowded during the New Year’s Eve Countdown fireworks



The Esplanade Theatre Waterfront Promenade

  • As described above. A very convenient spot overall



Marina East

  • (water’s edge, next to Gardens by the Bay construction site) – Access is by Tanjong Rhu Road
  • I don’t recommend this spot for a family day out because the walk there involves skipping over a big drain, walking close to the water’s edge, etc. You might want to wait for Gardens @ Marina East to open before coming here

More Information here: Marina Bay Countdown Webpage

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