Where to watch Chinese New Year fireworks in Singapore

Catch the city's sky bursts with colour to ring in the Year of the Pig
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By Cam Khalid |
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The stunning sights of giant lanterns, vibrant traditional Chinese decor and lion dance performances in Singapore can only mean one thing: Chinese New Year. And witnessing dazzling fireworks lighting up the night sky is almost a rite of passage when ringing in the new year. On top of that, the city is buzzing with a plethora of enticing events, festivals and activities to revel in the glorious celebrations. Gather the family for the best places to usher in the Year of the Pig with a bang – and a visual treat for all.

RECOMMENDED: Guide to Chinese New Year in Singapore and the best Chinese New Year events in Singapore

Things to do

Chinatown Chinese New Year Celebrations

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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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The Esplanade Roof Terrace

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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.

 

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Marina Bay Waterfront Promenade

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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?

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Bay East Garden @ Gardens by the Bay

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.

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Helix Bridge and Benjamin Sheares Bridge

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.

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The Lawn @ Marina Bay

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.

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Esplanade Bridge and Jubilee Bridge

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.

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Marina Barrage

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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