Leading up to the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games is a sports carnival held right at the OCBC square at the Singapore sports hub. The localised event comprises of various booths, merchandise stores and a live stage (with live performances almost daily), filled with events leading up to the actual opening ceremonies of the SEA Games. Here you can have a go and learn about the few various sport stations to be played at the games. Through the weekends towards the actual Opening ceremony, there will be a series of full-dressed rehearsals, with main fireworks going off at 10pm every Saturday.
The fireworks schedules comprises of a few sporadic bursts from 9pm and 9.30pm, leading up to the main display at 10pm to 10.10pm with the show lasting about 10 minute. You can catch very nice views of the fireworks from across the Kallang basin at Tanjong Rhu view road, where you will be able to catch photos of the fireworks flanked alongside with the both sports hub National stadium and indoor stadium in a shot. The vantage point can be reached from the Sports hub itself after a Short 10 minute walk across the Kallang basin through the Tanjong Rhu view archway bridge.
The basin-side can get rather packed on rehearsal days so do come early to reserve a spot. Happy shooting!