It’s almost time to bid goodbye to year 2017! And what better way to usher in 2018 than with a dazzling display of lights and colour!
Here then, are the best places to watch the New Year fireworks in Singapore!
1.Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2018
Marina Bay and the Civic District are set to transform into a spectacular countdown celebration venue, decked out in beautiful light projection shows and firework displays, to welcome 2018. Here’s what to expect:
- From 26 to 31 December, the facade of The Fullerton Hotel Singapore will be transformed into a canvas for light projection displays.
The five-minute facade shows will take place half-hourly from 8pm nightly. In between each light projection show, the public can also look forward to the display of selected New Year wishes on the hotel façade.
The Merlion and ArtScience Museum will also join in the light projection shows from 29 to 31 December.
- On New Year’s Eve, there will be one-minute firework displays punctuating each hourly light projection show for the first time!
In the minutes leading up to midnight, there will be a special countdown sequence.
2018 will be ushered in by a spectacular 6 minute midnight firework display!
- Apart from the fireworks and lights, at The Float @ Marina Bay, you can also shop for F&B and lifestyle products at the outdoor bazaar, or enjoy a picnic while enjoying the visual displays.
- And did we mention Singapore’s biggest carnival, the Prudential Marina Bay Carnival? Read all about it here!
The adjacent Civic District will become a car-free activity hub to enable more people to collectively usher in the New Year.
The public can enjoy free outdoor activities such as the Health Promotion Board’s Fitness Countdown Dance Party, a sunset yoga session by Yoga Seeds, group exercises by ActiveSG, music performances by local talents at the National Arts Council’s [email protected] and movie screenings.
The exhibition galleries at National Gallery Singapore will remain open until as late as 2 am, while the Asian Civilisations Museum will remain open until midnight. Admission is free for selected exhibits at both attractions from 10 am and 5 pm respectively.
Expect huge crowds in the area though, and some road and lane closures! For more details, click here.
2. Bay East Garden @ Gardens by the Bay
If you are looking for gorgeous, panoramic shots of the fireworks, flanked by Marina Bay Sands and the Singapore Flyer, head to Bay East Garden.
It’s also one of the quieter areas, and perhaps more suitable for families with young children, or the elderly. You can get there by car via Tanjong Rhu road or across the bridge from Marina Barrage.
3. Marina Barrage
Enjoy the festivities from the green, grassy roof of Marina Barrage, with the Singapore Flyer, Marina Bay Sands and Central Business District in the background.
Address: 8 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018951
4. The Lawn @ Marina Bay Financial Centre
If the crowds at Marina Bay Promontory turn you off, you might want to opt for the Lawn @ Marina Bay Financial Centre instead.
This green area, just above Marina Bay Link Mall, is located between The Sail and Marina Bay Financial Centre, and offers a good enough view of the fireworks.
Address: 8A Marina Boulevard, S(018984)
Nearest MRT: Downtown
5. Gardens by the Bay
Good news is, there’s loads of room in here so you can be sure to find a spot. Watch fireworks explode against Singapore’s iconic buildings such as the Singapore Flyer and Marina Bay Sands.
Address: 18 Marina Gardens Drive S(018953)
Nearest MRT: Bayfront
6. Esplanade Bridge and Jubilee Bridge
These are great areas for top views and great pictures, but expect them to be jam-packed.
Address: 1 Esplanade Drive, S(038981)
Nearest MRT: Raffles Place or City Hall
7. Helix Bridge and Benjamin Sheares Bridge
Helix Bridge and Benjamin Sheares Bridge are right beside the Marina Bay floating platform and offer an awesome view of the fireworks.
Only, expect it to be super crowded, you might just end up jostling for a place to stand.
Address: Bayfront Avenue, linking between Marina Bay and Marina Centre
Nearest MRT: Bayfront or Promenade
8. Monti At 1-Pavilion
Raise your bubblies and be awestruck by the magic at the MONTI New Year’s Eve Countdown – Diamond on the Bay on Sunday, 31 December 2017.
Pamper your loved ones with MONTI’s four and six-course Bespoke New Year’s Eve Dinner, and feast on the best catches and choice cuts of the season.
Enjoy unparalleled views on the open-air rooftop at Fullerton Pavilion for can’t-be-beat front row seats to Singapore’s most captivating fireworks display and light shows at the Marina Bay.
Address: MONTI at 1—Pavilion, 82 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049327 For reservations, please email [email protected] or call (+65) 6535 0724
9. Stellar at 1-Altitude
To welcome 2018, Singapore’s iconic highest multi-concept lifestyle destination, 1-Altitude, invites you to Stars of Gold – a night of revelry decked in all things glitter and gold.
Wrap up the year with a memorable culinary affair as Stellar at 1-Altitude’s executive chef Christopher Millar puts forth an exquisite four- and six-course New Year’s Eve dinner.
Dance under the star-studded sky and usher in the new year with dazzling fireworks show at 1-Altitute Gallery & Bar.
Or enjoy the ultimate clubbing experience at Altimate, a premier VIP club and lounge with state-of-the-art high tech visual and sound effects. Mark the new year with confetti blast.
Address: 1-Altitude, 1 Raffles Place, Level 61, 62 & Rooftop, Singapore 048616. Tel: 6438 0410
Image credit: Markin Ang
LeVeL33, the world’s highest urban microbrewery, boasts one of the best views of the annual New Year’s Eve fireworks display. They are now accepting reservations for their New Year’s Eve party.
Themed Stars & Sparkles, the evening promises to be filled with gleaming décor, great food and of course, the drinks. A fitting way to celebrate the end a dazzling 2017 and usher in the new year in style.
Address: 8 Marina Boulevard 33-01, Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 1, 018981
11. Coastes and Sand Bar, Siloso Beach Sentosa
Coastes and Sand Bar, located on the golden stretch of Siloso Beach Sentosa, are teaming up once again for a bigger and better countdown beach barbecue party.
Party by the beach and indulge in an all-you-can-eat spread of freshly-grilled seafood, succulent meats, hearty mains and sweet treats at just $70 NETT per adult and $35 NETT per child.
Fuel up for the new year with a wide selection of premium drinks and unbeatable drinks deals, from $60 NETT Martini Prosecco to $16 for a pair of Heineken Drafts or Housepour Spirits.
No party is complete without great music. Dance to your heart’s content on the sandy floor as Stephen Francis & Friends featuring Beverly Morata fill the starry night with Pop classics with a twist of Jazz, Funk and Soul.
- Date & Time: 31st December 2017, Sunday
- Time: 6 pm till late
- BBQ Buffet Price*: $70 NETT (Adult), $35 NETT (Children aged 12 years and below)
- Address: 50-52 Siloso Beach Walk, Singapore 099000
- Tickets Availability: Coastes, Sentosa Online Store & Chope Online Store
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