One of the greatest reasons why my family and I don’t visit The Float or The Padang during National Day is because of the roadblocks and traffic jams before and after the National Day Show. Yet, watching the final fireworks display at home through your TV screen doesn’t exactly leave you feeling satisfied as well. Thankfully this year, you’ll be able to catch the NDP fireworks from five heartlands, although one day after National Day.
This year’s fireworks Mobile Column will be travelling across the island and park at National Day Carnivals jointly organised by the People’s Association and Grassroots Organisations.
If you’re one of the lucky ones living around Bishan, Geylang Serai, Jurong East, Punggol and Woodlands, you can enjoy a four-minute display of National Day Parade fireworks on 10 August 2019.
Happen to be in town but don’t can’t get tickets for the National Day Parade? For the first time in history, the Singapore River will be celebrating Singapore’s golden jubilee by showcasing a five-minute-long display of fireworks along the 3.2km waterway that will start around 8pm.
This is not the first time fireworks are happening out of the actual parade. The initiative last took place in 2005 and it aims to reach more Singaporeans given that not everyone will be in town to enjoy the spectacular showcase of fireworks.
For 2019, the festivities are to signify Singapore’s bicentennial year as well as to commemorate our forefathers who stepped ashore to begin their new lives. Being such a landmark year for National Day celebrations, I am definitely glad that we Singaporeans can get to enjoy the festivities without jostling through crowds and high taxi fares.
Date & Times: 10 August. Mobile columns start moving at 2pm, refer to the site below for more details. Fireworks at Singapore River start at 8pm