Where to Catch National Day Fireworks and Feast like Patriots
Thursday, 12 Jul 2012
If you don’t have tickets to the National Day Parade (or are looking to avoid the masses), this is your plan B.
It’s not often that the country breaks out the fireworks, so make full use of the special occasion and head down to the waterfront to catch the stunning lightshow. We’ve rounded up the best spots to catch the fireworks – and great news, we’ve solved your dinner plans too!
Dine in splendour at the apex of The Fullerton Hotel while feasting on a six-course set dinner. Highlights include Chilled Angel Hair with Sea Urchin Emulsion, Chives and Sardinian Tuna Roe, Cauliflower Soup with Seared Goose Liver and Coffee Dust as well as Live Prawns and Zucchini Risotto with Fresh Salmon Roe and Black Truffle. We don’t need patriotism to get on this bandwagon.
1 Fullerton Square, Fullerton Hotel, Singapore 049178, p. 6877 8933, $218 for 6-course menu.
Swanky Equinox has 70 floors of height advantage and is ready to milk it… but not without a stunning 7-course set dinner that includes Quail Tortellini, Smoked Haddock, and Angus Beef Fillet.
Equinox, 2 Stamford Road, Level 70 Equinox Complex, Swissotel The Stamford, Singapore 178882, p. 6837 3322, $187 for 7-course menu.
For a laidback and well-priced dining experience, head to OverEasy for its Parade three-course set dinner which includes Salted Egg Calamari Salad, Braised Lamb Shank, and Peanut Butter Mousse. Waterfront seats and an unobstructed view of the fireworks complimentary.
OverEasy, 1 Fullerton Road #01-06, One Fullerton, Singapore 049213, p. 6423 0701, $42 for 3-course set menu with minimum spend of $98++/person for reservations.
Everyone knows Lantern Bar is the place to be! With extraordinary 360° views of the Marina Bay, you’ll be able to comfortably catch both the Air Force Aerial Fly Past as well as those highly anticipated fireworks. Enjoy a selection of Asian food platters, which highlights include Wok Fried Sambal Prawns Cocktail, Tandoori Chicken Drumlets with Mint Chutney, Smoked Salmon and Crème Cheese Wrap as well as Beef Sliders with Onion Jam and Cheese.
Lantern Bar, 80 Collyer Quay, Fullerton Bay Hotel, p. 6597 5299, $47/platter, $80 cover charge/adult which includes 2 glasses of champagne, house wines, tiger beer, soft drinks, or juice.
Go classy Chinese on National Day at the upscale JING – alfresco seats, a choice of 3 set menus, and perfect views of the Marina Bay skyline. Menu highlights include fresh scallops, lobster noodles, prawns in wasabi mayo, chili crab claw, and whole abalone.
JING, 01-02/02 One Fullerton, 1 Fullerton Road, Singapore 049213, p. 6224 0088, $118-128/2 pax or $838/6pax-1288/10pax. Set menus range from 5-8 courses.
To mark National Day, The Landing Point is offering an exclusive Asian Dinner Buffet. The comparatively kid-friendly restaurant will be serving up local treats like Bak Kut Teh, Nasi Goreng, and Chicken Satay. Tip: ask to sit outdoors to catch the live display of fireworks! There’s also more space for the kids to run around.
The Landing Point, 80 Collyer Quay, Fullerton Bay Hotel, p. 6597 5277, $47/ adult, $23/child between 6-11 years old.
You don’t have to book a hotel room for great aerial views of the parade, just hop on the Singapore Flyer! Indulge in a special 4-course National Day full butler sky dining flight – and yes, Singapore Sling included. We know, the Flyer reeks of tourist dollars, but really, when better to flex your patriotic spirit?
>Skydining at Singapore Flyer, 30 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039803, p. 6333 3311, $319/couple
Image: The Lighthouse, Fullerton Hotel