15 Best Ways To Spend Your New Year’s Eve In Singapore

15 Best Ways To Spend Your New Year’s Eve In Singapore

Free (or almost free) things to do in Singapore on New Year’s Eve

Let’s face it – there’s a lot of pressure to celebrate the end of the year in hedonistic extravagance, leaving you with a much smaller bank account by the time the New Year rolls in. If you’re on a limited budget but still want to join in the revelry, here are a few ways you can celebrate this New Year’s Eve.

1. Join the Marina Bay Countdown

Marina bay countdown

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Head to the Marina Bay to take part in Singapore’s grandest New Year’s Eve celebration. Be prepared to arrive early if you want a front-row view of the fireworks, as the event attracts over 300,000 people every year. If you’ve got a bit to spend, head to the bazaars showcasing artisanal goods and services by local designers. There’s also the Marina Bay Carnival that will feature over 40 rides and games, from roller coasters to water rides.


Address
The Float@Marina Bay
20 Raffles Ave
Singapore
039805

Price
Free

Website
http://www.marinabaycountdown.sg

2. Join the Esplanade New Year’s Eve Countdown

Fireworks and carnivals not your thing? Catch Gayle Nerva and Gareth Fernandez, featuring The Momma Shop and Nick Zavior and His All Stars as they croon to R&B beats. This night of performances is hosted by Timothy Nga, and will be happening from 7pm to 1am.


Address
Esplanade Outdoor Theatre
1 Esplanade Drive
Singapore
038981

Price
Free

Website
https://www.esplanade.com/festivals-and-series/celebrate-december/2017/new-years-eve-countdown

3. Catch local music at Music@Empress

Music@Empress

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Roll out your picnic mats on the Empress Lawn at 6pm to enjoy performances from local bands. Featured acts are M1ldl1fe, 53A and Lorong Boys.


Address
Empress Lawn
10 Empress Pl
Singapore
179555

Price
Free

Website
https://www.facebook.com/events/1550337021716024

4. Be part of the Aloha 2018 New Year’s Eve Party

Aloha 2018 New Year's Party

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Welcome the New Year with ocean breeze and sandy shores with Ola Beach Club’s New Year’s Eve party. Catch fireworks or enjoy top hits and open format favourites as DJ Nad-Trix helms the soiree. Although you’ll have to dish out for food and drinks, you won’t be hit with a cover charge.


Address
46 Siloso Beach Walk
Singapore
099005

Price
Free

Website
http://www.olabeachclub.com/news/aloha-2018-new-years-eve-party

5. Catch local indie bands at Thank You: A New Year’s Eve Party

Thank You: A New Year's Eve Party

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Hosted by home-grown indie record label Middle Class Cigars, this New Year’s Eve celebration features performances by Subsonic Eye, Cosmic Child, Forests, Pastelpower and Long Live The Empire, as well as DJ sets by Sobs, Kin Leonn and Head Doge. This party is totally free, although you’re encouraged to support the bar.


Address
Intermission Bar – at The Projector
6001 Beach Road
Singapore
199589

Price
Free

Website
https://www.facebook.com/events/163731194241592

More things to do on New Year’s Eve (if you’ve got the money)

If your taste inclines towards the finer (and invariably more expensive) things in life, here are a few ways you can splurge on an amazing experience to end the year.

6. Give in to bottomless booze at Adrift

Adrift

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If you like the idea of spending New Year’s Eve the old-fashioned way – that is, with good company and a glass of bubbly – then you’ll want to spend it at Adrift. In fact, you don’t have to stop at just one glass – at S$128++, you’ll get three hours of free-flow champagne, wines, beers and spirits. For pure gastronomic indulgence, Adrift also offers a 6-course Omakase Tasting Menu at S$188++ per person.


Address
Adrift
Marina Bay Sands
Hotel Lobby Tower 2
Marina Bay Sands
Singapore
018956

Price
Free-flow champagne, wines, beers and spirits: S$128++ per person
6-course Omakase Tasting Menu: S$188++ per person

Website
http://www.marinabaysands.com/restaurants/celebrity-chefs/adrift.html

7. Escape the crowd at Faber Peak

Faber Peak

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Want to catch the fireworks, but not keen on jostling against the crowd? At Faber’s Peak, you can dine in at an intimate locale 100 metres above sea level, at S$135++ per person for a 4-course wine pairing menu. If you’ve got a special someone to celebrate New Year’s Eve with, you can treat them to a 4-course meal in your very own private cable car cabin, overlooking the Singapore cityscape (S$328++ per couple). Otherwise, round up a few friends to dig into dessert platters and pop some bubbly at S$488++ per cabin (for six pax).


Address
109 Mount Faber Road
Faber Peak
Singapore
099203

Price
4‑Course Wine Pairing Set: S$135++ per person
Dining on Cloud 9, 4-Course New Year’s Eve Special: S$328++ per couple
Celebration Cabin: S$488++ per cabin (for 6 pax)

Website
https://www.onefabergroup.com/nye

8. Party with friends on a private yacht

What could be cooler than cruising into the New Year with a private yacht? There are many yacht charter services in Singapore to choose from to suit a variety of budgets, from S$650 for an 8-passenger, 4-hour cruise at Marina at Keppel Bay, to S$4,320 for an overnight 8-passenger charter at Lloyd Marine. However, be prepared to pay premium prices, as rates may go up for special events like New Year’s Eve.


Price
S$650 and above

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Treat your family to a buffet dinner

Sometimes, the best experiences involve family – and of course, lots of food. Usher in the New Year by indulging in these buffet dinners with your loved ones.

9. Colony @ Ritz Carlton

Colony

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The Colony serves the best of Chinese, Indian, Indonesian, Malaysian, Western and local fare. If you like seafood, you can get freshly shucked oysters upon request, and the ice bar offers Alaskan king crab, lobster claws, poached live prawn and more. Top it all off with unlimited champagne, wines, beers and house pour drinks.


Price
Adult: S$388
Child (12 years and below): S$194

Dining hours
7pm to 1am

Address
The Ritz-Carlton
7 Raffles Avenue
Singapore
039799

Phone
+65 6434 5288

Website
http://www.ritzcarlton.com

10. Beach Road Kitchen @ JW Marriott Singapore South Beach

Beach Road Kitchen

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Beach Road Kitchen features an extensive grilled meats menu, a wide range of seafood and even foie gras – a rarity among buffet restaurants. After dinner, you could head to Flow18, JW Marriott’s sky garden overlooking the Marina Bay skyline, for its countdown party.


Price
Adult: S$208
Child (6 to 12 years old): S$58

Dining hours
8pm to 10pm

Address
JW Marriott Singapore South Beach
30 Beach Road
Singapore
189763

Phone
+65 6818 1913

Website
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/hotel-information/restaurant/sinjw-jw-marriott-hotel-singapore-south-beach

11. AquaMarine @ Marina Mandarin Singapore

AquaMarine

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AquaMarine’s Halal-certified buffet includes Asian and international cuisines, featuring dishes like Pan-seared Hand Dived Scallop with Cauliflower Espuma as well as Chilled Capellini with Abalone and Caviar. For dessert, head to their liquid nitrogen station for ice cream.


Price
Adult: S$128
Child (6 to 12 years old): S$64

Dining hours
6.30pm – 10pm

Address
Level 4, Marina Mandarin Singapore
6 Raffles Boulevard Marina Square
Singapore
039594

Phone
+65 6845 1111

Website
http://www.meritushotels.com/marina-mandarin-singapore/dining/aquamarine.html

12. Edge @ Pan Pacific Singapore

Edge, Pan Pacific Singapore

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Edge’s champagne buffet dinner encompasses Asian and Pacific cuisine – including Singaporean, Chinese, Malay, Indian, Japanese and Pan Pacific’s signature “Pacific Cuisine”. After the gastronomical tour, stick around till midnight to watch Pan Pacific’s balloon drop at the Atrium.


Price
Adult: S$188

Dining hours
6.30pm – 10.30pm

Address
Level 3, Pan Pacific Singapore
7 Raffles Boulevard
Singapore
039595

Phone
+65 6826 8240

Website
http://www.edgefoodtheatre.com

13. Carousel @ Royal Plaza

Carousel Buffet Restaurant

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At S$98 per adult guest, Carousel may be one of the more economical buffet options, but it doesn’t skimp on the goods. Carousel offers international cuisine, including exotic Mediterranean-inspired dishes, as well as an array of seafood that is sure to impress.


Price
Adult: S$98
Child: S$52

Dining hours
6.30pm – 9.30pm

Address
Royal Plaza on Scotts
Lobby Level 25 Scotts Road
Singapore
228220

Phone
+65 6589 7799
+65 6589 7745

Website
http://carouselbuffet.com.sg/carousel/holiday-dining-promotions

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14. Marriott Café @ Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel

Marriott Cafe

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This New Year’s Eve, Marriot Café is offering some of the best of international cuisine, alongside free flow champagne, wines and beers. Highlights include Roast Turkey with Dried Fruit and Chestnut Bread Stuffing, Lobster Thermidor, Pan-fried Duck Foie Gras and more. The buffet items are served until 11pm, but you’ll be able to dance and party to top hits until 1am.


Price
Platinum (Lobby):
Adult: S$248
Child: S$88

Gold (Marriott Cafe Station 1):
Adult: S$228
Child: S$88

Crystal (Marriott Cafe Station):
Adult: S$198
Child: S$88

Dining hours
7pm – 1am

Address
Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel
320 Orchard Road
Singapore
238865

Phone
+65 6831 4605

Website
http://www.singaporemarriott.com/restaurant/marriott-cafe

15. Melt Café

Melt Café

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While you can find buffet staples like international cuisine and fresh seafood, Melt Café really shines when it comes to North Indian fare, offering a variety of curries, tandoori and kebabs. Other highlights include whole-baked suckling pig and flambé lobster tail. Free flow champagne, wines, beers and cocktails are also included.


Price
Adult: S$248

Dining hours
6.30pm – 9.30pm

Address
5 Raffles Avenue
Marina Square
Singapore
039797

Phone
+65 6885 3500

Website
https://www.mandarinoriental.com/singapore/marina-bay/fine-dining/buffets/international-cuisine/melt-cafe

Whether you decide to go all out this year, or opt for something lighter on the wallet, there are tons of things to do in Singapore to suit every budget – so get out there and celebrate the coming of the New Year!

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