This year’s New Year’s Eve will be different, as expected. Due to the ongoing coronavirus situation, the usual big crowds huddling together outside to catch the fireworks are no longer allowed to maintain safety among the public. But despite these new rules and regulations, Singapore’s night skyline will not be completely empty of flashing lights for the New Year.
You may have already booked your special New Year’s Eve dinner with the family, but you can still end the night with further festivities by watching fireworks from a safe distance or viewing the new light shows at Marina Bay.
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To minimise crowds and maintain safety for everyone, there will be no fireworks display at Marina Bay this year. But don’t worry, you’ll still get to catch dazzling fireworks for New Year’s Eve as they will instead light them up at different heartlands across Singapore! This way you might be able to watch the light streaks on the sky around your area and closer to your homes so you won’t have to squeeze into crowds to see them this year.
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For the first time ever, the fireworks may also be watched virtually through year-end countdown community programmes that were organised by the People’s Association (PA). This was said to allow residents to still enjoy the festivities in a “safe way” while also at the comfort of their homes.
The fireworks will also be live-streamed and included in some of the 16 virtual engagements PA has organised for the New Year where the public can participate in games as well as watch live performances, as said on a media release on Wednesday (23 December).
It was also noted that two of the countdown engagements taking place at Punggol Coast and Nee Soon South will be on 27 December while those at Clementi and Telok Blangah will take place on 1 January. The rest of the locations will be on the night of New Year’s Eve.
Let’s Celebrate 2021
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If ever the fireworks seem to be out of sight from your area, you can tune in instead to channel 5 or Mediacorp’s New Year’s Eve live stream with exciting performances from your favourite artists including Rriley, ShiGGa Shay, Shye, Tabitha Nauser, Jason Derulo, Jeremy Zucker and more!
Watch from the safety and comfort of your own homes and still have an exciting countdown to the New Year through this live stream that will start from 10:30pm to keep you hyped up for the arrival of 2021.
“Shine A Light” At Marina Bay
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We might not get to see the typical fireworks at Marina Bay, but you can still celebrate the New Year by watching their “Shine A Light” display at The Promontory which has been lit up since the start of December and will continue to light up the Singapore night skyline until New Year’s Eve. This 3-minute light animation lights up the bay every 15 minutes with over 60 moving beams of light in a circular formation to signify a bright new start for the upcoming year.
The light show is still ongoing daily from 8:00pm – 10:30pm with an extension of up to 11:45pm for New Year’s Eve. “Shine A Light” for 2021 and catch the light show to end this challenging year one a good and hopeful note.
“Share The Moment” Light Display
Marina Bay prepared a second light display to celebrate the New Year called “Share The Moment.” This light show will be presented as a storytelling showcase inspired by stories from the City of Good. It will be projecting feature artworks of students from local schools that will light up Marina Bay. The light display will be projection mapping the three landmarks of Singapore: The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, ArtScience Museum and the Merlion.
“Share The Moment” will light up Marina Bay starting from 25 December and all the way to New Year’s Eve so make sure to catch the display and be uplifted by the dazzling lights as you enter 2021.
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