Whether you’re a party animal or family guy, here are some cool places to ring in the New Year.
1. For the party animal: 1-Altitude
Sure, there may be plenty of other New Year’s Eve parties, but al fresco bar 1-Altitude is a good bet if you want to get in on the action. Not only will you be able to ring in the new year with top-shelf champagne and a stunning view, but you’ll also get front row seats to the fireworks display at Marina Bay.
Time: 9pm – late
Price: $88 nett inclusive of 2 drinks; $200++ per person for free flow (10pm-midnight)
Address: 1-Altitude, 1 Raffles Place, Singapore 048616.
Reservations: Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 6438 0410.
(Source: 1-Altitude Facebook Page)
2. For the gourmand: Gibson Bar
Gourmands and cocktail connoisseurs will enjoy cocktail and seafood bar Gibson’s New Year’s Eve set menu. The menu includes a 9-course meal with decadent tapas like snow crab, wagyu and sakura prawn, as well as five cocktail pairings specially concocted for the occasion. Definitely the place to be if you want to countdown with some good food and drinks.
Time: 8pm – late
Price: $160++ for the New Year’s Eve Set Menu, $90++ for the NYE Package.
Address: Gibson Bar, 20 Bukit Pasoh Road (2nd floor), Singapore 089834.
Reservations: Call 9114 8385.
(Source: Gibson Bar)
3. For those who want to chill: OverEasy Orchard
If you’re up to party but want something a bit more chill, head down to OverEasy Orchard’s countdown party. The newly-opened American diner promises a stress-free night of fun, with classic arcade games from the 80s, beer pong and even a New Year’s Eve ball drop. The best part? No cover charge or minimum spend, plus a free bottle of champagne for every two bottles of spirits purchased. Now that’s what we call a Happy New Year.
Time: 9pm – late
Price: No minimum spend or cover charge.
Address: 541 Orchard Road Liat Towers, #01-01, Singapore 238881
Reservations: Call 6684 1453.
(Source: OverEasy Orchard Facebook Page)
4. For those on a budget: Marina Barrage
We’ve all been there – staying in for New Year’s Eve because well, our bank accounts don’t exactly allow for any splurging on overpriced alcohol and food. There there, do not despair – you can still have fun on a budget, especially if you get creative about it. Pack some food and a picnic mat, then head down to Marina Barrage for a night under the stars. The open space at Marina Bay is one of Singapore’s prime picnic spots, especially since you’ll be able to get a good view of the annual New Year’s Eve fireworks display. We recommend taking public transport there (can anyone say traffic jam?), but if you must drive, head down earlier to score a good spot.
Time: The earlier the better.
Address: Marina Barrage, 8 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018951
5. For the entire family: Universal Studios Singapore
If you’re ringing in the new year with your family (toddler, teenager, granny and all), Universal Studios Singapore may just have something for everyone. The award-winning theme park will be open until 1am (yes, rides included) so you can soak in the celebratory atmosphere all night long. Besides a massive carnival with live performers, LED stilt walkers and music, there will also be a dazzling pyrotechnics light display at Lake Hollywood. Because what’s New Year’s Eve without some fireworks eh?
Time: 5pm – 1am
Admission: $61 per adult (with a minimum purchase of 2 tickets online)
Address: Universal Studios Singapore, Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269
6. For the beach lover: Siloso Beach Party
The annual Siloso Beach Party at Sentosa is back again this year, with 12 hours straight of electronic dance music. Dance the night away with sand in your toes, the wind in your face and…possibly foam in your hair too (because, foam party). This year’s edition features five different zones with both local and international acts. Survival tip: book your ride home in advance, lest you want to be stranded in Sentosa at 5am in the morning (it happens).
Time: 6pm – 6am
Address: Siloso Beach, 51 Imbiah Walk, Sentosa, Singapore 099538