A flare shoots up before showering in a glorious burst. You squeeze your intertwining fingers and turn to your loved one. Sure to leave you awe-struck, fireworks are all the action of the National Day Parade celebrations. There is something magical about waiting for the special moment. The moment when everything else does not matter.

Here are the best spots to celebrate love under a grand display of light and colours.

1. Gardens by the Bay

Head to the Bay East Garden at Gardens by the Bay, via Marina Barrage for an enchanting night. Your evening will run out of superlatives before you can say "spectacular".
How to get there: Bayfront Station (DT16/CE1)

2. Marina Bay Sands

From Sands Skypark observation deck, watching the sparks fly with the love of your life will simply take your breath away. The view is going to be epic. Or lounge by the world's highest infinity pool as fireworks burst. Either way, it will be a night you will never forget.
How to get there: Bayfront Station (DT16/CE1)

3. Marina Barrage

Up on the green roof, you can be up close with the RSAF aerial display performance, catch the fireworks display as well as enjoy a live screening of the Parade.

How to get there: From Marina Bay Station (NS27/CE2) and Downtown Station (DT17): Take bus 400 at Marina Bay Financial Centre along Marina Boulevard

If the location allows for it, go down a bit earlier and have a picnic dinner there.  Not only will you be able to secure prime spots, you can also enjoy a nice quiet time together before appreciating the beauty of the night.

Places to Catch Live Screenings of the National Day Parade

Singapore Sports Hub

You can catch the live screening of the Parade at the Singapore Sports Hub National Day Fiesta 2018 while celebrating local culture with a family picnic and fun activities around.
How to get there: Stadium Station (CC6)

National Museum of Singapore

View the live broadcast of the National Day Parade at National Museum's National Day Open House 2018 surrounded by decades of rich history and culture. Look out for Families for Life Mobile Cafe for complimentary snacks and bouncy castles and be entertained with Storytelling, Performance on the Steinway, Balloon Sculpting, Craft Activities, Exhibitions and many more!
How to get there: Bencoolen Station (DT21) or Bras Basah Station (CC02) or Dhoby Ghaut Station (CC01/NE06/NS24) or City Hall Station (EW13/ NS25)