2017 has gone by in a jiffy. We are just weeks away from the New Year. People have already started planning New Year’s holidays and parties.
If you too are doing that, here’s a suggestion. Why not combine a party and vacation and head to Singapore. This is one of the hottest places to celebrate New Year, and here are 5 things you should know about New Year celebrations here.
Fireworks are commonplace in most countries for New Year, but very few do it like Singapore.
Through the whole year, firework celebrations take place only 3 times a year – National Day, Chinese New Year and New Year – so you know it is going to be special. The country’s best pyrotechnic artists are gathered to give you a redefined Singapore Visit. Yes, fireworks are not just about lighting up the sky. Good fireworks tell a story, along with dazzling the onlookers. This is exactly what the New Year’s fireworks do.
These fireworks are held near The Float at Marina Bay. This is the best place to get a view of the fireworks. Though, you may have to purchase tickets for the event, it is completely worth it. However, if you still do not want to catch a good view of the fireworks without having to pay, there are few places from where you can still get a good view. You can see the fireworks from the Bay East Garden, Helix Bridge, Sheares Bridge, The Lawn and Marina Barrage. With food and drinks in your hands, and the company of a loved one, these fireworks are a great way to enjoy New Years. The show starts at around 8:10 pm.
Singapore, being one of the most developed nations in the world has a happening party scenario. There are many parties that take place during New Year. Very rarely you will find anyone staying in. Both, tourists and locals, have a pre-planned party destinations. Therefore, once you are here in Singapore, you will easily be able to find a party that will suit your need. There are many clubs that hold special New Year’s Eve parties, and for that, they also bring in famous DJs and artists from around the world. Zouk, and Wave House Sentosa are some of the places you can party.
However, if getting jiggy in the club is not your thing, and your prefer an open sky and a view, then you can also try the many rooftop bars and restaurants Singapore has. Ce La Vi is probably the most famous of the lot. They have a masquerade party which further adds to the excitement of New Year. This place close to Marina Bay so you will also get to see the fireworks. And if you want none of this, head to Siloso Beach for the beach party complete with 12 hours of nonstop music and a foam pool.
Singaporeans love their food and the story is no different during New Years. There are places where there are special dinner services full of amazing food and drinks. At Catalunya, you can enjoy dinner with a view at New Year’s Eve. Dinner is a lavish affair of a 10-course meal full of Spanish delicacies, mainly comprising seafood. This goes on till 12 and if the mood hits, there’s also a rooftop party where you can move to dance and digest the scrumptious meal. Forlino is another place a memorable New Year’s meal. Chef Sasaka serves up his best Italian creations in 2 seatings. The first seating is a 5-course meal from 5:30 to 7:30. Post the meal, you can go to the bay to enjoy the fireworks. The last seating starts at 8:30 and is a 7-course meal. There are many such special New Year meals, and you can bring in the New with food.
Singapore is a great place to shop, and during the New Year, there are many wonderful sales and offers all over the city. From crazy discount comparable to GSS, to offers on the finest products, it’s all here during New Year. Singapore has some gigantic malls and streets dedicated to shopping. The malls are decorated for Christmas and New Year, and there are special themes that make shoppers feel welcome. There are also many local markets in various areas of Singapore where you can indulge in bargain shopping. Areas like Chinatown and Little India are great places to shop, and are beautifully decked for New Year celebrations. Also, don’t forget to save your receipts as you stand to get a GST return. You will get this money back when you are returning from Singapore.
During this time, Singapore sees a huge influx of tourists. Holiday season and Singapore’s pleasant weather brings in many people. However, there’s another factor – discounted tour packages in Singapore. Singapore is a great tourist destination, and there are many attractions like Sentosa Island, Singapore Flyer, Night Safari, Gardens by the Bay, etc. To attract more people, tour operators provide awesome discounts and offers on such attractions. You can see the best of Singapore at low prices. These awesome offers have now become an important part of Singapore’s New Year celebrations.
Savour these fresh fun in Singapore not only in New Year, as the city brings great options of excitement in Christmas too! Start planning now!