An eventful National Day indeed. John and I had initially planned to hang around the Marina Bay area, enjoy a good dinner and then go for the fireworks display last night but instead of doing as planned, we were in Khoo Teck Puat Hospital A&E for the entire afternoon as my father was admitted for suspected heart problems. Thank goodness it wasn’t anything serious.
After that, we made our way to Marina Bay Sands. It was probably the first time I had ever seen that place being so crowded! I mean, really OVERCROWDED! We tried to look for a good viewing spot but we were too late (about 7pm) as everyone had ‘reserved’ their positions so we literally walked everywhere possible (that we could squeeze through) to find the best spot.
We were initially located between Avalon and Louis Vuitton which I thought was a not-too-bad viewing spot but decided to walk towards Helix Bridge later on only to realise it was closed off to public. The fireworks display came on at about 8.15pm. We were standing right next to the Art Science Museum which wasn’t a fantastic spot as part of the structure had obstructed our view of the main fireworks display but we still managed to catch a reasonable view of that plus a full view of the floating platform area. Here’s my 4-ish minute video of the fireworks –
When the parade was over, it was again a nightmare to try leaving the place but we just took our time (and a long stroll) to Chinatown for supper before heading back home.
I spotted the Marina Bay Sands Hotel with giant gobo lighting of the Singapore flag’s crescent moon and stars. I just love this pic – so surreal looking – with the cloudy sky in the background and a tree on the right hand side.