There is something stunning about watching the sun setting, as the red, orange, blue and purple hues deepen minutes before darkness sets in. The best part is that this magical phenomenon happens every day.
Despite the concrete jungle that is Singapore, there are many spots here where you can catch the magical moment in all its splendor, just in time for the festive National Day happening on August 9. Here are some of the best spots to witness the most beautiful time of the day, while enjoying the spectacular fireworks against the cityscape, sipping cocktails and impressing your date:
Sentosa – The State of Fun is not just home to some of the more thrilling activities and attractions in Singapore. It's also the site of three magnificent beaches: Palawan Beach, Tanjong Beach and Siloso Beach, and they all make great spots to watch a sunset. Palawan Beach is the most peaceful of them all, and is only a short distance away from Siloso Beach. There are plenty of spaces to relax, do some reading and have some alone time while waiting for the sun to set. Alternatively, you can sit back with a cocktail or two in one of the coolest bars.
Changi Point Sunset Walk
This 2.6-kilometre long walking path comprises of six sections—one takes you towards the beach where you can enjoy the sea and sand. Enjoy an over-the-water walk here and admire the beautiful hues of the sun as it sinks down.
After the walk, perhaps you can eat some Changi Nasi Lemak, scrumptious rice dish cooked in pandan leaf and coconut milk.
Punggol Point Park
Punggol is the jewel of all heartland estates in the city. It makes one of the best sites to watch the charm of the sun’s retreat. At one end of Punggol Waterway Park is Jewel Bridge, nestled in the north-eastern part of the island, which illuminates beautifully at sunset.
Do not miss the park’s four other bridges while you are here; these are the Wave Bridge, Adventure Bridge, Sunrise Bridge and Kelong Bridge.
So do yourself a favour when in Singapore—take some time off before evening draws near, visit these places and watch a breathtaking sunset. It will be a fitting end to a day that may have begun with thrilling fun in Sentosa.