If you fail to secure tickets to watch National Day Parade (NDP) 2015 at The Padang, fret not. Here are some comfortable alternatives and the best part – the vantage and unprecedented views of the fireworks.
And a scrumptious breakfast spread the morning after the beautiful display of fireworks doesn’t hurt too, no?
The most accessible hotels of the lot, and one of the closest to the Marina Bay Floating Platform, Fairmont Singapore is located right above City Hall MRT Station and Raffles City Shopping Centre and needs no introduction. The hotel is offering a Golden Jubilee package ($340 ++) featuring stays at its Fairmont Premier Room. You can get a complimentary third night when you stay a minimum of two nights.
There's also the SG50 National Day Preview Package where can you catch the NDP preview. From $400 to $750++, you can enjoy the Premier Room. The offer comes with breakfast at Prego and a 50 percent discount off at Asian Market Cafe or Szechuan Court.
80 Bras Basah Road, Singapore. Tel: +65 6837 3883. www.fairmont.com/singapore.
One of our favourite hotels in Singapore, the Fullerton Bay Hotel, with just 100 rooms, is one of the few exclusive luxury hotels with rich heritage. If you have yet to experience a night here, grab the opportunity with its room package at $1,288 (per night) anytime from 7 through 10 August for a Premier room.
The rates include buffet breakfast for two at La Braserrie, and complimentary internet connectivity. Oh, did we mention the free Nespresso coffees, Gryphon teas and Molten Brown toiletries you get to enjoy as well?
80 Collyer Quay, Singapore. Tel: +65 6222 8088. www.fullertonbayhotel.com.
With 2,561 rooms and suites housed in three 55-storey towers, you can be assured of a front-row seat ticket to marvel at the fireworks. As the rooms’ prices for the National Day Celebration package vary according to your time of booking, we advise you to make reservations as early as possible.
Nevertheless, the one-night package will include the best available rate for 9 August (currently $599 a night). We reckon watching the fireworks going off while soaking in the infinity edged swimming pool at the Sands SkyPark may be a pretty neat idea too!
10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore. Tel: +65 6688 8897. www.marinabaysands.com.
Book a private prime spot while nestled in the comfort of Ritz Carlton’s luxuries. Or how about viewing the fireworks from among the bubbles while soaking in the bathtub? If you fancy the idea, its Celebrate Singapore, Celebrate You offer might just be the thing. Room packages start from $550, and it comes with buffet breakfast for 2 adults and 1 child, S$50 hotel credit, a bottle of Louis Roederer champagne and a limited edition Ritz-Carlton "Singapore 50" Lion Beanie.
7 Raffles Avenue, Singapore. Tel: +65 6337 8888. www.ritzcarlton.com.
172 out of its 527 guestrooms face The Float@Marina Bay so be sure to reserve a good seat in Mandarin Oriental before all the rooms get snapped up. On National Day, its Ocean View rooms go for $529 per night and it comes with breakfast at Melt, a bottle of house champagne and a S$50 hotel credit for you to enjoy at the spa or any of its restaurants (except Morton's and Teppan-ya) during your stay.
5 Raffles Avenue, Singapore. Tel: +65 6338 0066. www.mandarinoriental.com/singapore.