It’s that time of the year again where we pledge our allegiance for the country and wear our patriotism on our sleeves just for a day. Apart from this year’s NDP theme song that we’re really digging (hello, Charlie Lim), the highlight of the parade would undoubtedly be the show-stopping fireworks. If you didn’t manage to successfully ballot for tickets for the show, fret not — we’ve got you covered.
Below, the prime spots for a bird’s eye view of the fireworks for free. Majulah Singapura!
Go a few hours early if you’re planning to camp here to catch the fireworks. Otherwise, be prepared to brace the crowd. The Merlion Park would definitely be the most crowded place filled with both locals and tourists alike, but if you do manage to get a comfortable spot, it’d be nice to get a few pictures with the Merlion as the backdrop.
Head up to the rooftop for the best views and breeze. The advantage is that most people would most likely settle along Esplanade Drive to catch a glimpse of the Old Playgrounds Water Floats segment. So if you’re in luck, you won’t have to squeeze with the crowd, and as a bonus, grab a pint of beer while at it.
Marina Bay Sands
Possibly what we think is the most Instagrammable spot — all thanks to the stunning paranomic view of our Lion City. Again, it’ll definitely be crowded, so reach early to avoid disappointment.
Since you’ll already be out, why not plan a picnic as well? Marina Barrage’s vast green space is perfect for that, plus you can bring your dogs. However, note that the view may not be as spectacular due to blockage from MBS — something to sacrifice for a less crowded place, anyway.
If the crowd at MBS gets too much, try walking up further to Helix Bridge — not that it’d be any less packed, but at least you get an unobstructed view of the skyline.
Gardens by the Bay, East Garden
For a quieter experience, head to the Bay East Garden. Be prepared to walk, as it’s not as accessible as compared to the other venues. It’s a 20 minute walk from Promenade Station, and only one bus (bus 400) charters there. Worth it for the serenity, though.
Also expected to be a prime spot, reach early to secure a spot. While waiting for the pyrotechnics to start, get some satay from Makansutra Gluttons Bay Hawker Centre.
Queen Elizabeth Walk
Located just behind Esplanade Drive, this spot is ideal for those who do not wish to squeeze with the crowd. It’s not a top-tier location, but still offers a pretty decent view and skyline of the city.
MOS Burger to open at Waterway Point in Aug 2019
Easties rejoice! It seems that a new MOS Burger outlet will soon be opening at Waterway Point in August this year.
The famous fast food chain is still under construction at the mall where pictures were snapped.
The construction signage claimed that this new MOS burger outlet will be opening in August so you’ll be able to get your fix really soon.
The restaurant will be located at B1 next to Breadtalk.
The new MOS burger outlet will not be alone though. Famous Fillipino fast food joint, Jollibee, recently opened a new branch in the mall on the same level to massive queues.
Are you excited for the new eateries coming to Punggol?
Jollibee is finally open at Waterway Point and the queues are insane
It is no secret that Singaporeans love their fried chicken, especially the ones from the famous Filipino fast-food chain, Jollibee.
When people heard that an outlet would be opening at Waterway Point on 18 July (Friday), you can bet that many people were pretty excited about the news.
And to show their enthusiasm, some people started queueing outside the store from as early as 7.30am.
Jollibee snapped some pictures of the insane queues and shared them on Facebook to show everyone how well-loved their fried chicken is.
One reason for the long queues was that the first 100 people in the line were entitled to the very adorable Jollibee pillows. The lucky first 5 customers managed to walk away with the limited edition Jollibee Funko POP! Figurine.
So, if you’re a fried chicken lover and you live near Waterway Point, you definitely need to check Jollibee’s new outlet out (maybe after the queues have died down)!
Address: 83 Punggol Central, Singapore 828763
Opening Hours: 8am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Punggol
Photo credits: Jollibee Singapore
Famous Burger Joint Five Guys is opening an outlet in Singapore by end of 2019
Queued 2 hours for Shake Shack but it didn’t quite make the cut? Fret not as you can look forward to sinking your teeth into another popular American burger joints burgers pretty soon.
Five Guys is slated to open an outlet at Plaza Singapura by the end of 2019 and they will most likely be situated near the main atrium at the ground level of the mall.
For those of you who have been living under a rock and do not know what Five Guys are, they essentially are a burger joint that specialises in outrageously juicy and lip-smackingly good burgers that are made from 100% freshly ground beef.
The brand has 8 burgers on their menu which ranges from the classic Cheeseburger to the more sinful Bacon Cheeseburger.
One thing that makes Five Guys so popular is the fact that you are given the freedom to choose as many toppings as you please; from tangy relish to juicy grilled mushrooms, you’ll undoubtedly be spoilt for choice!
We are unsure if the Singapore menu will be the same as their American counterpart but we are sure that either way, it’ll taste amazing!