Singapore is a place that knows how to party. Bring in the new year on a beach, on a rooftop bar or along the waterfront of the Marina Bay with the unmissable countdown and fireworks.
What: Singapore is an exciting place to party at any time but it kicks up a notch for the festivities of New Year. The nation celebrates with wild parties, much eating and drinking and then a countdown to fireworks over Marina Bay at midnight.
When: Annually from December 31 to January 1.
Customs: Partying is the order of the day and many flock to Singapore’s beautiful beaches to hit the dance floor and relax with a drink. The Siloso beaches are famous for crazy parties involving a foam pool, fire twirlers and non-stop music for over 12 hours along 1.2km of beach. Marina Bay is another place where partiers flock to in order to watch live performances, concerts and the countdown. It also hosts the Marina Waterfront Bazaar where you can pick up local arts and crafts, street food, fashion and accessories.
Highlights: The Marina Bay Singapore Countdown is an absolute must to bring in the new year in style. It absolutely stops the nation and involves animations and light shows on the surrounding buildings, culminating in the countdown to the new year and then huge celebratory fireworks.
Travel: Be aware that hotels around Marina Bay book out quickly as travellers want rooms with the best views of the fireworks. Public transport heading into the city is very crowded so it’s best to get in early and enjoy the day time events in case night time buses and trains become too full.
Of course all around Marina Bay is also very busy as the crowds gather for the count down and fireworks, but it only adds to the atmosphere.