Chinatown gets dolled up this Chinese New Year with bright lights including sculptured lanterns of – you guessed it – adorable piggies. And that's not all that gets lit up. Watch the skies for gorgeous fireworks displays accompanied with spectacular firecrackers and live performances on January 20 for The Official Light-Up and Opening Ceremony. The party then continues on February 4 with a countdown bash filled with a medley of festive songs, skits, interactive games, and of course, more rousing firecrackers and fireworks displays.
Pro tip: head to the carpark on level 6 of People's Park Centre for a bird's eye view of the family of pigs between Eu Tong Sen Street and New Bridge Road, and a better view of the fireworks.
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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.