2345 and I'm still wandering. Now I'm standing at the driveway of Clifford Pier. The entrance is right in front, but the staff are guarding the door. They accept a group arriving hastily but reject all others.
The grim truth hit me: there is no way in. My last bastion of hope is gone.
The countdown website lists seven vantage points to view fireworks, excluding the Float @ Marina Bay where tickets are needed.
The website does not tell us the ground zero, however. It should be near the Esplanade and Float, but the wallpapers at their download gallery hint anywhere but that.
In fact, the left wallpaper has the fireworks firing up from Marina Bay Sands. Is that a rehearsal for the Integrated Resort opening?
The prelude has me standing helplessly at Clifford Pier watching the privileged entering, It was the same story at One Fullerton where the privileged were already inside. Dejected, but not to give up, I backtracked and dug in at the B02 bus-stop below Change Alley.
Oh boy, I believe I found the best location that night! My line of sight was about perpendicular to the line of fireworks and the distance to ground zero was just right for the fireworks to fit into my camera. And most importantly, the place was not too crowded or cordoned off.
Take a look at my video. You be the judge.