5 Places to Celebrate New Year 2014
Fact is, 2013 is ending in a couple of days. Whether you’re sad or excited to leave it behind, it’s best that you welcome the brand New Year with a bang. But where do you go? What do you do? Here are 5 places which have something special planned for the occasion.
1. Siloso Beach Party
Date and Venue: 31 December, Siloso Beach (5 distinct party zones)
Timing and Ticket Prices: 6pm to 6am; $60 (Standard), $65 (Event Day)
Restaurants Nearby: Wave House Restaurant + Bar, Coastes, The Boxing Crab, Skyloft
Welcome the brand new year with lots (and lots) of colours! To ring in 2014 with an explosion, Siloso Beach Party will be the filling its tubs with UV PaintGlow; and when the clock strikes 12, it will rain on the partygoers and they will be drenched in colourful paint.
While waiting for this momentous occasion, attendees will also enjoy some upbeat music, courtesy of the local DJs in town. They will be spread out within 5 distinct party zones - Main Area, C Side (Coastes, Bikini Bar & Sand Bar), Azzura Beach Club, Wave House Sentosa, and Mambo.
There will be enough food and beverage kiosks scattered along the different zones; and these will be serving the hungry mouths with food and drinks to help them retain that energy all through the night.
2. Clarke Quay’s Annual New Year’s Eve Countdown Party
Date and Venue: 31 December 2013, Clarke Quay’s Central Fountain Square
Timing and Ticket Prices: 10pm to 1am, Admission is free
Restaurants Nearby: Fern & Kiwi, Hooters, Octapas Tapas Bar, The Pump Room
Where’s the party at for the New Year? Only at Clarke Quay! Gather all your party-going friends and convene at the Central Fountain Square. For one night only, everyone will be entertained by celebrity hosts Chua Enlai and Jean Danker. Music will also play a big part in welcoming the New Year as bands will be playing some live sounds. The whole event will be broadcasted live at 987FM.
3. Marina Bay Singapore Countdown
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Date and Venue: 31 December 2013, Esplanade Waterfront and Marina Bay Waterfront Promenade
Timing and Ticket Prices: Different Timings for various events, Free Admission
Restaurants Nearby: The Pelican Seafood Bar & Grill, Forlino, Stellar
Since 2005, Marina Bay has been the go-to place for Singaporeans as well as visitors to welcome the New Year. This year will be no different as the organisers have prepared a spectacle to witness. Other than the iconic fireworks display, there will be various local performances. International act, The Wanted, will also be flying to the sunny island to help everyone countdown to 1.
4. New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball
Date and Venue: 31 December 2013, The Beer Market
Timing and Ticket Prices: 8pm ‘til late, $35 (includes two drinks and party pack with two masks)
Admit it, you’ve always wanted to participate in a ball. Well, you can finally get your chance on the last day of December 2013. Beer Market will be having a masquerade ball to make the New Year’s Eve countdown a bit different. To get you through the night, entertainment will be provided by bands such as Paraphrase and Melissa & The Movement. Come watch them sing hits while you enjoy good beer and loads of delicious food.
5. Bubblegum Pop 2014 Countdown
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Date and Venue: 31 December 2013, Universal Studios Singapore (Resorts World Sentosa)
Timing and Ticket Prices: 6pm to 1am; Day Passes at: $74 (Adult), $54 (Child), $36 (Senior Citizen); Party Admission (After 6pm): $68
Restaurants Nearby: Loui's NY Pizza Parlour, Hollywood China Bistro, Friar’s
It’s the Universal Studios Singapore, so expect the countdown event to be family-friendly. On New Year’s Eve, some of the theme park’s well-loved rides and shows will operate until 1am. Oh yeah, that includes the Transformers 4D Ride, Shrek, and Canopy Flyer. Take the opportunity to enjoy these before the ultimate fireworks display at Lake Hollywood.
Music will also be a big part of the festivity as tribute artists will be entertaining the crowd with hits from pop stars like Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera. While waiting for the New Year to begin, you can walk around the park and witness jugglers, balloon sculptors, and face painters. For sure, the kiddies would love that!
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