9th of August - a yearly affair for Singaporeans from all walks of life to come together, congregate in a sea of red and white to enjoy a spectacular display of firework shows, military parades and performance while celebrating the nation's birthday. Running out of time to go for a recce? Here are some of the best places to snag the best seats and soak in the mood while looking extraordinaire in the name of patriotism.

1. Marina Bay Waterfront Promenade

Being one of the closest spots to the actions on the ground, get an unhindered view of the sky at Waterfront Promenade. Highly recommended to be there early for a good spot.

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Style Tips: Be bold, go red. Spice things up with a playful pair of comfortable stretch knit sneakers in a sock-like fit while channelling national pride. Incorporate a subtle dose of femininity with a cutesy bow adorned on this pair, from flirty sundresses to jeans, the pairing options are limitless.

2. Marina Bay Sands Skypark

While this is not a free spot, you get to enjoy a stunning panoramic view of the entire Marina Bay area as the fireworks light up across the night sky. After watching the NDP fireworks, simply switch your look by throwing on a chic outerwear and lounge in style over café talks with your girlfriends while sipping cocktails at one of the finest rooftop bars.

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Style Tips: Still prefer the prim and proper look? Strut that sass with a touch of modern sophistication in these classic shoes with a colour block twist at the chunky heel. Pro-tip: The V-shaped vamp will elongate your legs and make you look taller too! Complete the look with a dual coloured boxy bag boasting eye-catching exterior frames. Tote it around as a handbag or wear it as a sling bag, ideal for keeping knick-knacks or as a camera bag, with a sturdy exterior to protect your gadget. Perfect for lugging your DSLR along to capture those fleeting fireworks.

3. Helix Bridge and Benjamin Sheares Bridge

Another prime spot positioned right beside the floating platform, you get a good view of Marina Bay here. Get your cameras ready to snap your best firework shots or boomerang them!

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4. Merlion Park

A favourite for both locals and tourists alike, get a good view of the firework lights and pyrotechnic display coordination with the Merlion as a companion while you enjoy first class seats-like position at this vantage point. Caution: this spot is expected to be crowded so be really early to get the best spot.

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