The year has almost come to an end in a blink of an eye. In spite of our busy schedule, we’re still up for partying up until the end of 2022. It will be the very last time the countdown is held at Marina Bay floating platform before moving to NS Square this year.
These are the Top Fireworks Spots in Singapore to watch the fireworks on New Year’s Eve. While some venues are free, others require advance reservations. The 2023 countdown will be unforgettable with colourful bursts lighting up the night sky.
1. Bay East Garden
If you’re looking for a more cosy and intimate experience, Bay East Garden is worth checking out instead of Gardens by the Bay. With the Garden extending along the waterfront, you’ll get stunning views of the Marina Bay skyline.
2. Star Island @ The Float
At Star Island, you’ll enjoy a 70-minute fireworks show featuring ghost-effect shells. As well as beautifully showcasing a red-to-white colour fade across the sky, it’s also the ultimate way to experience all countdown celebrations close-up. There will even be a special preshow appearance by DJ Hello Kitty. Ticketmaster is now selling tickets starting at $88.
3. Marina Bay Promontory
What better place than the Marina Bay Promontory to watch Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2023? You’ll be able to see the fireworks show unobstructed at midnight. The only downside is that this is the obvious choice for most, so make sure to turn up early. In any case, such a huge crowd is sure to bring a buzz of excitement to the air, so make sure to soak in the festivities while counting down to the new year.
4. Marina Barrage
Have a wholesome picnic at Marina Barrage before the clock strikes midnight with friends and family. With 360-degree views of Marina Bay, you’ll be able to enjoy both sunsets and fireworks from this rooftop garden. For a memorable last day of the year, pick up one of these picnic food bundles instead of packing your own.
5. Helix Bridge
Besides being one of Singapore’s most iconic bridges, the Helix Bridge also offers stunning views of NYE fireworks. In addition to having a front-row seat for each colourful fireworks display, it is close to The Float @ Marina Bay.
6. Marina Bay Sands SkyPark
For one of the best New Year’s Eve fireworks experiences in Singapore, you’ll need to pay some cash. The best views can be found from Marina Bay Sands Skypark. With MBS Skypark exclusive to guests and ticket holders, you don’t have to jostle with strangers. For Skypark entry, you can also make a booking at Cé La Vi.
7. Singapore Flyer
For those looking for a romantic night out, the Singapore Flyer’s New Year’s Eve Champagne Experience is a great choice. You can get tickets for $150 per person, but it’s well worth the splurge, as guests ride a slow Ferris wheel for 30 minutes just before midnight. Champagne will be served complimentary to toast the new year.
8. High Street Centre Car Park
It’s a hidden gem for catching the best of Singapore’s NYE fireworks. Make your way up to the fifth floor of the parking garage at High Street Centre. In spite of the car park’s lack of glitz, you’ll still be able to enjoy the fireworks while surrounded by heritage buildings like the National Gallery Singapore.
9. Merlion Park
Merlion Park is another popular place to watch fireworks. You’ll have a clear view of the fireworks display from this spot, as it’s right at the edge.
The Merlion has been strategically positioned to face East for good feng shui. Therefore, you’ll be sure to have some good luck as the new year begins. Watching the spectacular sky show might even cause your jaw to drop.
10. Tanjong Rhu Promenade
If Bay East Garden and Marina Barrage aren’t your styles, try Tanjong Rhu Promenade. You’ll enjoy the peace and quiet if you bring a bicycle and cycle down.
Apart from fireworks, stroll along the promenade and stand at the Tanjong Rhu Lookout Tower or Suspension Bridge to enjoy a picturesque view of the river.
What time do the fireworks start?
Depending on the spot you choose, you should arrive well before midnight. Some ticketed events let you in only at a certain time, while others require you to arrive early to select a location. As crowds grow, many areas will be closed off for crowd control typically around 9 to 10 pm. What can you do to avoid it? Take a picnic there just before sunset (if the waterfront venue is free).
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(Credits: Albert Tan, Renez, Jon Chiang)