NDP adalah singkatan dari National Day Parade. Merupakan parade pesta hari kemerdekaan Singapura yang berlangsung pada tanggal 9 Agustus. Akan ada beberapa kali latihan untuk parade akbar tahunan ini, NDP Rehearsal 2011 di sini anda juga bisa melihat pesta kembang api walaupun tidak akan semeriah hari H.
Bagi para turis yang kebetulan berada di Singapura pada tanggal 9 Agustus, carilah spot yang terbaik untuk menikmati pesta kembang api di Hari Kemerdekaan Singapura ini. Untuk teman-teman yang bekerja di Singapura dan tidak mendapatkan tiket masuk NDP bisa mencari alternatif lain yaitu mencari hotel yang memiliki pemandangan terbaik menuju Float@Marina Bay.
Berikut daftar 5 hotel yang memiliki posisi paling terbaik untuk menikmati pesta kembang api NDP:
If you fail to secure tickets to watch National Day Parade (NDP) 2011 at The Float@Marina Bay, 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 hotel of the lot, Fairmont Singapore, located right above City Hall MRT Station and Raffles City Shopping Centre, needs no introduction. Its NDP package starts from $388++ for its Fairmont room and $418++ for its Deluxe room.
The rate is inclusive of one night accommodation, complimentary buffet breakfast for two, a complimentary extra bed for a child, one complimentary 24-hour car park coupon at Raffles City Car Park and a 20% discount at all Fairmont Singapore’s F&B outlets that include Szechuan Court, Prego, Inagiku and more.
80 Bras Basah Road, Singapore. Tel: +65 6837 3883. www.fairmont.com/singapore.
One of our favourite new 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 Celebrate Fireworks room package for $430++ on 8 August and $588++ on 9 August for a Premier room.
The rates include breakfast for two at the hotel’s modern brasserie, Clifford and in-room 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 two-night package will include the best available rate for 9 August, 50% off your selected second night and 250 Krisflyer miles. 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, book for a Fireworks Fiesta package with the luxurious establishment from $430++ a night for 23 and 30 July.
This rate includes a delectable breakfast spread at the Greenhouse restaurant for two adults and two children. If viewing the fireworks on the actual NDP is more your cup of tea, Ritz Carlton offers a two-night (from 8-10 August) stay package that starts at $1,000 (includes buffet breakfast for two at Greenhouse).
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. Rates start at $469++ for a Premier Harbour room to $1,800++ for a Harbour Suite and include buffet breakfast for two.
Not only do the rooms provide a spectacular sweeping view of Marina Bay, they also feature wireless hi-speed broadband Internet connectivity – convenient when you want to show off your great view of the fireworks to your friends via Facebook and Twitter instantly!
5 Raffles Avenue, Singapore. Tel: +65 6338 0066. www.mandarinoriental.com/singapore.
This is the first in a new series of staycation suggestions. Tune back every month to see where your next weekend getaway in Singapore should be!