Best Ways To Celebrate New Year In Singapore

How to celebrate new year in Singapore

With the New Year’s Eve approaching, vacation plans are sure to be in full swing! As the clock inches closer to midnight on 31st December, the entire world is immersed in revelries and celebrations. While the end-of-the-year festivities at numerous party hubs across the globe attract hordes of merrymakers, perhaps no other party destination is as famous as the multicultural and colorful land of Singapore. 

Lit up with sparkling fireworks, chic parties and extravagant celebrations on the eve of New Year, Singapore is the best place to bid adieu to this year and, welcome the next one! Confused about the best way to celebrate New Year in Singapore? Fret not, check out this list of best locations in Singapore that guarantee a fantastic New Year experience-

1. Marina Bay - Singapore’s Biggest New Year Carnival!

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Imagine the sight of thousands of colorful crackers bursting against backdrop of the famous Singapore skyline – seems dreamlike, doesn’t it? The New Year’s Eve celebrations at the Marina Bay give you the chance to appreciate this stunning view! The greatest place to be a part of the New Year’s Eve countdown in Singapore, this locality gives the end-of-the-year celebrations in NYC, Sydney and other popular destinations around the world a run for their money! 

With millions of people gathered along the bay to participate in the merriment, the Marina Bay area is indeed one of the most happening places to enjoy the New Year’s Eve in Singapore. Also adding to the incredible atmosphere at Marina Bay are numerous live shows and concerts, carnival rides and activities, some of which can even be enjoyed free of cost

Things to do- Be a part of the New Year’s Eve countdown, watch the dazzling fireworks display, participate in the exciting line-up of activities including carnival rides and games

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2. Siloso Beach – A Wild and Wet Party Destination!

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12 hours of non-stop festivities and continuous music await socializers at the ultimate beach party in Singapore at the Siloso Beach. Adorned with five zones boasting of merriment modeled along multiple themes, the 1.2 kilometer-long Siloso Beach enthralls the celebrators! Considered to be one of the best places to enjoy New Year’s Eve events in Singapore, this beach also consists of a huge foam pool which promises you a crazy and a pulsating partying experience!

Things to do- Groove to the beats on the huge outdoor dance floor and have a blast in the giant foam pool

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3. The Sentosa - Balloon Drops and Drinks

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Wondering about thrilling things to do in Singapore this New Year? If yes, then the Sentosa Island is the place you should be heading to! Jam-packed with larger-than-life activities and parties, this island beguiles visitors with a lively ambiance and jazzy crowds. 

The balloon drop and the countdown party is just the cherry on the cake! The peppy tracks played by the DJs, the eclectic mix of drinks and the character impression roaming around imitating celebrities are the real crowd-pullers at the New Year’s Eve celebrations at the Sentosa Island. 

Things to do- Watch the balloon drop, chill at the countdown party and enjoy the wide array of cocktails

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4. Clarke Quay - The Blend of Quiet and Vivacious Celebrations

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From roof-top bars to clubs and beaches, the Clarke Quay neighborhood houses a multitude of options that are perfect for New Year’s Eve celebrations in Singapore. With live music as well as heaps of street performers, the New Year’s Eve carnival in Clarke Quay is indeed a grand event.

Catch up on a quiet dinner at one of the many gourmet options, if you are not the one for loud parties. If grooving to sprightly music while downing some drinks is your idea of fun, then head to one of the numerous bars and lounges in this locality and bid adieu to this year in a fancy way! The Clarke Quay is also a great spot to catch some of Singapore’s spectacular fireworks.

Things to do - Have a romantic dinner with your partner while admiring the fireworks at the quaint restaurants or be a part of one of the wild and vibrant parties

5. Singapore Beer Market - Eat, Drink and Relish

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Considered to be a gastronome's paradise, the Singapore Beer Market is the best spot to ring in the new year if food is more important to you than music or dancing! A fun place to hang out on New Year’s Eve, this market boasts of a wide range of eateries that are sure to suit every taste and budget. Housing street-side stalls to fine-dine restaurants, the Singapore Beer Market is the best place to have New Year Dinner in Singapore. 

Things to do- Eat to your heart’s content at the fantastic dining options and chill with your companions while sipping on a glass of beer

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6. Labrador Park – A Silent Revelry

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If you are looking for off-beat places to watch the fireworks in Singapore this New Year’s Eve, then the Labrador Park is the ideal destination for you. Though the Labrador Park too hosts remarkable new year parties, it is one of the few places in Singapore which bequeaths you with a one-of-its-kind opportunity to have a peaceful celebration, minus the rowdy crowds. If a quiet party with an intimate gathering of people is your thing, then heading to the Labrador Park is the best way to celebrate New Year in Singapore. 

Things to do- Have a quieter NY celebration while enjoying the beautiful views from the Labrador Park

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7. Singapore Flyer – A Striking Visual Display

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Watching the sparklers explode and the light up the Singapore skyline is indeed a sight to behold! Now, imagine enjoying this panoramic view from the top of the world’s tallest Ferris Wheel! Sounds incredible, doesn’t it? This 165-meter-high Singapore Flyer is the best venue to enjoy the New Year’s Eve fireworks in Singapore! 

Bestowing you with the most wonderful opportunity to soak in the magical end-of-the-year atmosphere in Singapore from a bird’s eye perspective, the Singapore Flyer is a hot-favorite among tourists looking to spend their New Year’s Eve in Singapore.

Things to do- Enjoy stunning visual displays from this tallest Ferris Wheel in the world

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Welcoming the new year in style, these locations in Singapore promise to make your end-of-the-year celebration special. Hurry up, book your tickets today and bid adieu to 2017 in a glamorous way!


Oscillating between reality and day-dreaming, Meghana is a journalist by education and a travel-blogger by profession ...