Best Places to watch NDP Fireworks 2013

Fireworks Over Marina Bay
National Day is coming in 20 days' time. Thus the season for Fireworks begins.

Look up! It's Fireworks Time!

Having been the Official Blogger for Singapore Countdown 2013, we have since became avid Fireworks fans. With the experience, we reckoned we could give some tips on the best places to view the NDP Fireworks.
Here is the schedule for NDP fireworks for 2013. As you could see, you can experience the Fireworks display every Saturday evening till August 9th.
Updated Timings
The Fireworks starts at 810pm and last for about 10 minutes. There is a short break in between , so do stay a little while for the finale.

Get your cameras ready!
Here is our top 5 list on where to view the awesome display fireworks

1)Marina Bay
National Day @ The Float
If you could not snag a ticket to the float, fret not, there are numerous viewing options. From our experience, the next best viewing spot will be at The Esplanade with a view of Marina Bay Sands as a backdrop. Along Marina Bay, there are public places that you could get a good view. The spots marked in blue are excellent places to be at for the fireworks.
Credits : Marina Bay
Last year, we were able to catch the NDP Fireworks from One Fullerton. We think that The Promontory and The Helix make excellent Fireworks viewing area too.
Fireworks from one Fullerton

2) Gardens By The Bay
Fireworks from Gardens By the Bay
To get away from the crowds at Marina Bay, take a stroll to the Gardens by the Bay. Here you should be able to catch the fireworks in between the towering MBS. An added bonus is that you could catch Gardens by the Bay own lightshow - the OCBC Gardens Rhapsody from 745pm onwards

3) Bay East Gardens - GBTB
View from Bay East
Our 3rd recommendation is at Bay East Gardens @ Gardens by the Bay Located away from the crowds and across Marina Bay, it is a choice location for avid photographers to capture the magic of Fireworks over the bay. Here you could capture the Marina Bay Skyline to compliment the Fireworks. It is a great place for picnic as well, so grab those picnic basket and mats when you are heading there.

4) Singapore Flyer
To view the Fireworks up close with the Financial District as your backdrop, we recommend a ride on the Singapore Flyer. It takes about 20 minutes to complete a turn on the Flyer. We think the 7:50 pm ride would probably give you the best shot!

5) Hotels around the Bay
View from Fullerton Hotel
This could also be a good time to opt for a staycation. The top 3 hotels with the best views will be Fullerton Hotel, MDS and Mandarin Oriental. The rates on National Day itself for hotels within the vicinity may be sky high. You may like to opt for weekends prior to National Day instead.
Happy Fireworks viewing!
We hope you will enjoy the recommendations. Given that you have at least 3 weekends before National Day, you might like to vary the location for a different perspective of the Fireworks. And if you are early, don't forget the Flypast too.
Majulah Singapore!

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