What do you think of when someone mentions New Year’s Eve? Parties? First Kiss of the New Year? If you’re like us, you’re probably thinking of the spectacular fireworks over at The Float @ Marina Bay!

However, watching the fireworks can be less than pleasant when you’re pressed up against thousands of other people who had the same location in mind. Here are some alternative places to catch the fireworks if you want to avoid the massive crowds.

Bay East Garden

The lesser known portion of Gardens By The Bay, this tranquil park is filled with lush lawns, elegant palm trees, and an unobstructed view of the fireworks!

(Photo Credits: Gardens By The Bay)

Open daily 24 hours, admission is absolutely free, so bring your picnic mats and hunker down for a peaceful night.

Bay East Garden
18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953


Faber Peak

Get an unobstructed view of the fireworks right at the peak of Mt Faber!

(Photo Credits: Gerald Png)

With Cable Cars, bars and restaurants, you’ll be living in the lap of luxury with food, drinks, fireworks and tons of breathing space this New Year’s Eve.

Faber Peak
Telok Blangah Rd, Singapore 099448
Tel: 6377 9688

Smoke and Mirrors

The National Gallery’s snazy rooftop restaurant and bar boasts a gorgeous view of the MBS and CBD.

(Photo Credits: Zaki Jufri)

Smoke and Mirrors has been gaining a rather loyal following for their cocktail menu, so grab a drink and settle in for the upcoming fireworks!

Smoke and Mirrors
St Andrew’s Rd, 01 National Gallery, Singapore 178957
Tel: 9234 8122

The Helix

Located right next to where the fireworks will be released, but a good distance away from the crowd at The Float @ Marina Bay, The Helix may get crowded, but is nonetheless better than squeezing at The Float.

(Photo Credits: James Breeze)

What’s more, with 4 viewing platforms, it is a great place to get up close and personal with the fireworks!

The Helix Bridge
Helix Bridge, Singapore

Starbucks at The Fullerton Waterboat

Not one for alcohol? Start your new year with a caffeine fix at Starbucks at The Fullerton Waterboat House!

(Photo Credits: Thecafepeople.com)

With its full length windows and a great view of the MBS, you’ll be able to catch the fireworks in a comfortable, air-conditioned space.

Starbucks at Fullerton Waterboat House
3 Fullerton Rd, #02-01/02/03 Fullerton Waterboat House, Singapore
Tel: 6536 0849

St. John’s Island

Fireworks too loud for your liking? Hate the crowd?

(Photo Credits: https://arrowtransports.com)

Take a boat to St. John’s island and appreciate the muted thundering from afar without compromising on the view. Enjoy the clean air, gentle lapping waves, and fireworks in the distance. You can even stay the night at one of their Bungalow Chalets!

St John’s Island
Find out more here.

With these alternative places to view fireworks, we hope you’ll have a great New Year countdown! For supper after the countdown, read this. For information about the extended opening hours for buses and trains, click here. Here’s wishing you a ball of a time bidding goodbye to 2016 and welcoming 2017!

Also, read It’s Never Too Late For A Decadent New Year’s Eve Feast At FOO’D by Davide Oldani!

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