All Singaporeans know that we are likely to catch fireworks for free three times a year – during countdown parties on the eve of a new year, Chinese aka Lunar New Year and National Day. It is hence of utmost important to know where to position you and your loved ones strategically during these 3 key celebrations to take in the best view of the splendour. Singapore’s New Year’s Eve is all about the partying and fireworks. You can expect plenty of action over at Marina Bay and other pockets of pyrotechnics at Suntec, Sentosa and even the heartlands. To help you usher in the new year with a bang, here are some of the best Singapore Countdown Parties you should be at to take in the New Year’s Eve countdown fireworks in Singapore!
1. Marina Bay Countdown 2017
Say farewell to the old and usher in the New Year at Marina Bay Singapore Countdown!
At the stroke of midnight, lose yourself in the spectacular eight-minute fireworks display at Singapore’s iconic downtown skyline. Other than the fireworks, you and your loved ones can also revel in the festive atmosphere with a bevy of events that take you from the early evening till past midnight. From live outdoor musical performances, carnivals to waterfront bazaars – there’s something for everyone!
Here are some of the best spots to catch the fireworks at Marina Bay area:
A. The Promontory @ Marina Bay & The [email protected] Bay
Other than The Promontory, The [email protected] Marina Bay makes a nice alternative if you are unable to squeeze through the crowd on New Year’s Eve. A small piece of land next to the Marina Bay Financial Centre, bring along a mat and a picnic basket with some wine, cheese and crackers to keep you and loved ones entertained while you wait for the fireworks to start.
B. Clifford Pier Square & Clifford Pier Area
It may cost you a bomb but you can never go wrong with a table at any of the waterfront dining and entertainment destinations along the Pier area. Most of these dining establishments offer alfresco dining options with a stunning view of the Marina Bay area which guarantees a clear view of the fireworks while you sip wine and cheese at your table. Reservations are usually required.
C. Helix Bridge and Benjamin Sheares Bridge
Both bridges are positioned just beside the floating platform, giving a good view of Marina Bay Countdown fireworks.
D. Esplanade — Theatres on the Bay & Waterfront Promenade
Spread the festive cheer and celebrate this jolly season at Esplanade with free music performances, interactive storytelling sessions, puppetry programmes, and DIY craft activities all through the month!
E. Marina Barrage
The view of the fireworks are a little obstructed from its green roof but you’ll get to see the pyrotechnics against the Singapore Flyer, Marina Bay Sands and the business district in the background.
Mark your countdown to a new year of hope and good beginnings with a big X! Siloso Beach Party (SBP), Singapore’s only beach countdown party, turns X (roman numeral for 10) this year. Held annually on 31 December in Sentosa – The State of Fun, this iconic party has grown into one of the most definitive beach countdown parties in the region, drawing high-energy party-goers who seek a night of unfettered excitement and blessings for a brighter new year. You can look forward to 12 hours of non-stop exhilarating fun, entertainment and cheer with an expected turnout of over 10,000 local and overseas party revellers to give thanks for 2016 and ring in 2017 at one of Singapore’s most scenic outdoor party venue!
With an “Are you ready for X?” theme, SBP 2016 challenges party-goers to take the unbridled revelry beyond imagination and limits. ‘X’ signifies the event’s 10th anniversary as well as the infinite possibilities that a new year offers. As part of the milestone celebrations, SBP 2016 will embark on a hunt to find and reward Beach Babes and Hunks ahead of the event. They can look forward to win special once-in-a-lifetime experiences for themselves and their best party-friends. Last but not least, everyone also get to enjoy a spectacular display of fireworks at the stroke of midnight.
To find out more, please visit Siloso Beach Party 2017 – 10 Years Of Countdown Celebrations
3. Suntec Countdown 2017 – Countdown With The Stars
Suntec invites all to countdown to 2017 with Singapore’s largest free street party!
You will get to rub shoulders and snap selfies with the hottest Mediacorp stars including Rebecca Lim, Elvin Ng and Romeo Tan and enjoy 7 hours of non-stop high-energy performances by the best local TV stars and Music acts like Taufik Batisah and DJ duo Rave Republic! And not to miss the spectacular fireworks display at the Fountain of Wealth to kick off a fantabulous 2017.
4. Faber Peak Singapore Countdown 2017
This December, Singapore’s unique hilltop destination, Faber Peak Singapore, together with the Singapore Cable Car invites you to spend the last evening of 2016 at Faber Peak Singapore with a delightful 4-course dinner at Spuds & Aprons ($95++ per person). You can also celebrate New Year’s Eve at Faber Bistro with a 4-course set menu.
It will be worth the wait till midnight as you bid farewell to 2016 and usher in 2017 with a fireworks display from Faber Peak Singapore. The colourful bursts will shoot up right in front of Spuds & Aprons and from the rooftop of Faber Peak Singapore!
For a really close-up view of the fireworks in the air, you can also book the Celebration Cabin for a party of six. The package comes with a Sweet Chocolate Treat platter, party packs and two bottles of champagnes to pop once the clock strikes at midnight ($488++ for up to 6 guests for 90 mins in the cable car).
To find out more, please visit Faber Peak Singapore – Jolly Holly Celebrations On The Hilltop
We hope you find our list of the best Singapore Countdown Parties you should be at to take in the New Year’s Eve countdown fireworks in Singapore useful. Please share other parties options that you know of in the comments section below.