12 Ways To Spend Your New Year’s Eve In Singapore

12 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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The Marina Bay Countdown is 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 food trucks for local food and beverages. There’s also the Marina Bay Carnival that will feature over 50 rides and games, in addition to dress-up contests, food challenges and a dance competition.


Address
https://www.marinabaycountdown.sg/Getting-Around

Price
Free

Website
http://www.marinabaycountdown.sg

2. Join the Esplanade New Year’s Eve Countdown

Fireworks and carnivals not your thing? Catch Nick Zavior, Amni Musfirah & The Hustlers, NovoBloco and Bloco Singapura as they ring in the New Year with live musical performances. This night is hosted by Timothy Nga, and will be happening from 7.00 p.m. to 1.00 a.m.


Address
Esplanade Outdoor Theatre
1 Esplanade Drive
Singapore
038981

Price
Free

Website
https://www.esplanade.com/festivals-and-series/come-together/2018/new-years-eve-countdown

3. Be part of the Aloha 2018 New Year’s Eve 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 Zest One 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
https://www.facebook.com/events/523348278146951/

4. Marvel at the Sentosa Island Lights

Image from sentosa.com.sg/islandlights

If you happen to be at Sentosa this New Year’s Eve, check out the massive art installations on Palawan Beach. You’re not only allowed to interact with the installations, but encouraged to take selfies and show off your photos by tagging them with #IslandLights. The installations light up at 7pm, so fill up your itinerary during the day with other activities that are friendly on the wallet.


Address
Palawan Beach

Price
Free

Website
https://www.sentosa.com.sg/islandlights

5. Join the Tampines Hub Countdown

Catch community performances and local celebrities like Jade Seah and Suhaimi Yusof. Grab your party pack and special eco-gift for 2019, then stick around until midnight to catch a 10-min fireworks, laser and wave flame showcase in Town Square.


Address
1 Tampines walk
Singapore
528523

Price
Free

Website
https://www.facebook.com/events/2212429922333286/

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 Zafferano

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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 Zafferano’s Countdown Party at Terrace Lounge. In fact, you don’t have to stop at just one glass – at S$250++, you’ll get 2 hours of free-flow champagne, house wines, spirits and beer from 9.30pm to 11.30pm. Come in your 1920s best, as the event describes itself as “Gatsby theme lounge party with dress code chic elegance”.


Address
Ocean Financial Centre, Level 43
10 Collyer Quay
Singapore
049315

Price
2 hours of free-flow champagne, house wines, spirits and beer: S$250++ per person

Website
http://zafferano.sg/highlights

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 do so in an intimate locale 100 metres above sea level, at S$39++ per person, which includes the cover charge and 2 drinks. 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$298++ per couple). Otherwise, round up a few friends to dig into dessert platters and pop some bubbly at S$498++ per cabin (for 6 pax).


Address
109 Mount Faber Road
Faber Peak
Singapore
099203

Price
4‑Course Wine Pairing Set: S$135++ per person
Cable Car Sky Dining: S$298++ per couple
Countdown Celebration Cabin: S$498++ 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 different budgets, from S1,284 for an 8-passenger, 4-hour cruise at Marina at Keppel Bay, to S$5,800 for an overnight 30-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.

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 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
7.00 p.m. to 11.30 p.m.

Address
The Ritz-Carlton
7 Raffles Avenue
Singapore
039799

Phone
+65 6434 5288

Website
http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/singapore/dining/colony/menu

10. 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”. Their New Year ’s Eve dinner includes free-flow Veuve Clicquot Champagne, selected red and white wines, cocktails, beers, fresh juices and soft drinks.


Price
Adult: S$238++
Child: S$94++

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/promotions/a-sparkling-christmas-at-edge/

11. Carousel @ Royal Plaza

Carousel Buffet Restaurant

Image from carouselbuffet.com.sg

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

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/prices/

12. 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 Lobster Thermidor, Oyster Florentine, Grilled Scallops with Salsa Verde, Maple Glazed Leg Ham and more.


Price
Adult: S$188++
Child: S$88++

Address
Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel
320 Orchard Road
Singapore
238865

Phone
+65 6831 4605

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

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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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