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Head all the way to the top of the Esplanade for a magnificent view of the city. It also has a bird's-eye view of the fireworks as it illuminates the Singapore skyline, ringing in the new year.
Soak in the picturesque views of the fireworks by the riverside. What better way to enjoy the visual extravaganza than with a breath of fresh air?
For panaromic views of the fireworks, flanked by Marina Bay Sands and the Singapore Flyer, head to Bay East Garden. It's accessible by car via Tanjong Rhu Road or across the bridge from Marina Barrage.
Two of the most popular places to view the fireworks on New Year's Eve are the Helix Bridge and the Benjamin Sheares Bridge. Both are conveniently positioned beside the floating platform where the countdown celebrations are held, giving a good view of the bay area. Be sure to arrive early to save yourself a good spot.
Between The Sail and Marina Bay Financial Centre is a grass lawn where you can gather a comfortable distance away from the crowds. If all else fails, you can always snatch reflections of the fireworks from the buildings of MBFC.
Merlion Park, which gives you a worm's-eye view of the pyrotechnics display, will be rammed, so spread out along these two bridges instead.
Although it may be a distance away from the immediate action, the expansive lawn of Marina Barrage overlooks the city from across the Marina Channel. The views are slightly obstructed from its green roof, but you’ll get to see the lights against the Singapore Flyer and Marina Bay Sands with the business district in the background.
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Get a front row seat to the spectacular fireworks show by heading to the open-air Kinki Rooftop Bar on the third floor. Ring in the new year with a view of the Marina Bay skyline and waterfront.
Marina Bay's giant, 42-storey, 165m observation wheel continues to pull the crowds in for a breathtaking, 360-degree view of the fireworks. Feast your eyes on the explosive visual treat from one of its 28 air-conditioned, UV-protected capsules. Dining and cocktail packages are also available to up the ante on New Year's Eve.
Head atop Marina Bay Sands – 57 levels above ground level, to be exact – and bask in the views of the city skyline. It's the perfect place to catch the fireworks while enjoying energetic club bangers.
At this Indochine branch, get a 360-degree view of Gardens by the Bay – and an aerial view of the city – for that added visual charm. Tuck into Indochine’s fusion menu at the comfort of its air-conditioned space while soaking up the technicolour spectacle against the night sky.
Head up to the 1-Altitude rooftop bar on the 63rd floor to catch the fireworks.
No prizes for guessing on which floor this bar and restaurant is perched. Billed as the world’s highest microbrewery, LeVeL33 gloriously overlooks the Marina Bay, and, thanks to the decor and service, is perhaps the most sophisticated place to quaff a locally brewed beer while checking out the fireworks.
In skyscraper-dense Singapore, rooftop bars with a view of the fireworks are no rarity. But when it’s perched on the Old Supreme Court Building, which currently houses the world's largest collection of Singaporean and Southeast Asian art, it makes for a better story.
Perched on the 43rd floor of the Ocean Financial Centre is Zafferano, an impressive circular space that boasts stunning views of Marina Bay from its floor-to-ceiling windows.