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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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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.

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Marina Bay Waterfront Promenade
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Marina Bay Waterfront Promenade

Marina Bay

Soak in the picturesque views of the NYE fireworks by the riverside. There's no better way to enjoy the visual extravaganza than with a breath of fresh air – and other enthusiastic people looking forward to the new year. 

Esplanade Park
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Queen Elizabeth Walk

City Hall

If you happen to be at the Esplanade Park, make sure to check out Queen Elizabeth Walk. There are benches placed throughout this walkway where you can sit and admire the fireworks. A great place to check out many historic sites, as well as a great view of the Singapore River. Make sure to ‘chope’ your seats if you wanna sit for the fireworks as it is going to get crowded. 

Marina Bay, sunrise, Merlion Park
Photo: Noppasin Wongchum
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The Merlion

Raffles Place

It is safe to say that the Merlion is the most iconic tourist attraction in Singapore. It is also the best spot for a perfect view of Marina Bay – especially at night. Chope some seats, enjoy the fireworks and celebrate the new year.

Sport and fitness

Stadium Riverside Walk @ Singapore Sports Hub


Not ready to brace the city crowd? You can get yourself a spot by the Stadium waterfront to catch the countdown fireworks without having to squeeze your way through thick city crowds. Despite being away from the city, the view from Stadium waterfront is just as good – you might even experience the Kallang wave while you’re at it. 

Bay East Gardens, Fireworks, Marina Bay
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Bay East Garden @ Gardens by the Bay

For panoramic views of the fireworks, flanked by Marina Bay Sands and the Singapore Flyer (makes for a good photo op!), head to Bay East Garden. It's accessible by car via Tanjong Rhu Road or across the bridge from Marina Barrage.

Helix Bridge, Marina Bay, Fireworks
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Helix Bridge and Benjamin Sheares Bridge

Two of the most popular places to view the fireworks are the Helix Bridge and the Benjamin Sheares Bridge. Both are conveniently positioned close to where the celebrations are held, giving a good view of the bay area. Be sure to arrive early to save yourself a good spot.

The Lawn at Marina Bay
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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.

Marina bay fireworks
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Esplanade Bridge and Jubilee Bridge

Let's be real, everywhere will be mega packed on New Year's Eve, especially if you are going to be hanging out in the Marina Bay area. From Merlion Park to the Helix Bridge, everyone will be clamouring to find a good spot for the fireworks. The Esplanade Bridge is an alternative spot for a worm's-eye view of the pyrotechnics display so try to reserve spots quickly. 

Marina Barrage
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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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