8 green spaces to watch the 2023 National Day fireworks in Singapore.

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Singapore’s National Day 2023 is coming up, and you know what that means: National Day fireworks! Read on for both official and nearby green spots where you just might catch the NDP 2023 fireworks… and they’re not just within Marina Bay.

Singapore’s 58th birthday is coming up in less than a week and festivities are afoot! From RSAF55’s aerial displays to heartland celebrations, there’s a lot to look forward to… Including the much anticipated National Day fireworks! The highlight of every Singapore National Day Parade, locals and tourists alike often gather around to watch the colourful spectacle light up the night sky.

This year, the National Day Parade will be held at the Padang, an open field located in Singapore’s Downtown Core. And although it’s surrounded by iconic landmarks like Saint Andrew’s Cathedral and the Old Supreme Court Building, you can still catch the fireworks from open green spaces all around Singapore! So if you’re looking forward to joining in on the fun, here are 8 places you can do so.

1. Gardens By The Bay.

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One of the more famous spots for fireworks viewing, Gardens by the Bay boasts incredible views of the National Day Fireworks. Plus, you’ll be able to enjoy the gorgeous greenery available around the gardens. 

2. Bay East Garden.

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Looking for somewhere that’s a lot less crowded with all the charm of Gardens By The Bay? Bay East Garden is situated right opposite Gardens By The Bay and provides just as spectacular views of the NDP fireworks! The best part? A park connector runs right through the area, meaning you could cycle there if you’re looking for an easy way to access the garden. 

3. Marina Barrage.

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Singapore’s quintessential picnic spot, Marina Barrage’s rooftop field has open skies, cool sea breezes, and all the space you need to lay out a mat for a comfortable night of firework viewing! 

4. The Lawn @ Marina Bay.

national day fireworks 2023 the lawn @ marina bay

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An oasis of greenery in an otherwise concrete jungle, The Lawn @ Marina Bay is a public open space located directly above Marina Bay Link Mall’s Subterranean Mall. Heading over  here this National Day means gaining access to loads of F&B outlets and amenities, while still being able to unwind to cool breezes, iconic bay views and of course, the fireworks! 

5. Mount Faber Peak.

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A respite from all the things that make Singapore an iconic island city, Mount Faber Peak is Singapore’s only hilltop destination. Set 100m above sea level, enjoy fresh air, scenic views of the island, and the National Day fireworks. P.S. Don’t miss out on the chance to take Singapore’s very own cable cars up the hill! 

6. Woodlands Stadium.

Stadiums are definitely some of the most convenient spots to view Singapore’s NDP fireworks. If you stay in the north, head to Woodlands Stadium to catch the community fireworks. The stadium is equipped with benches and a field for you to chill and enjoy the gorgeous sparkler spectacle!

7. Bedok Stadium. 

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Staying in the east? No problem! Bedok Stadium is the perfect spot to view the community fireworks for easties. The stadium is able to seat up to 3800 people, and with a wide-open field and lush greenery surrounding it, it’s the ideal, serene spot for watching the fireworks.

8. Jurong West Stadium. 

If you’re in Jurong looking to view the fireworks together with other fellow Singaporeans, head to Jurong West Stadium! The stadium is equipped with seats and a nice open field to view the display. So if you’re early enough, you might just get prime firework viewing seats. 

Excited to watch this year’s fireworks? So are we! Beyond these 8 spots, there are still plenty of places and ways to join in on the National Day festivities. For example, check out the National Day Heartland Festivals happening the weekend before 9th August. Heartlands will be filled with performances, activities, and exhibitions, setting the stage for Singapore’s birthday. 

The festivals will be held at these five locations, and will also be the sites of heartland fireworks:

  • Central Singapore: Toa Payoh Stadium 
  • North East: Our Tampines Hub 
  • North West: Woodlands Stadium 
  • South West: Jurong West Stadium 
  • South East: Bedok Stadium 

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Writer, dreamer and explorer. When she’s not writing for Strada Visual Lab, Ayeeshah spends her time reading, skating and living life to her definition of fullest.

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