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Fireworks light up the sky over the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge and the city skyline as part of New Year's Eve celebrations in San Francisco. (AP/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

The clock strikes midnight at the Times Square New Year's Eve celebration in New York. (AFP/Andy Kropa/Invision)

A man runs through confetti celebrating the New Year after ringing in the New Year in Times Square in New York City. (AFP/Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

A New York Police helicopter patrols over the Statue of Liberty during New Year's Eve celebrations in New York. (AP/Julio Cortez)

Fireworks explode around the London Eye during the New Year celebrations in central London just after midnight. (AFP/Justin Tallis)

Fireworks explode over the River Thames and the Palace of Westminster's Elizabeth Tower, known as Big Ben, as the New Years Day celebrations begin in London. (AP/Alastair Grant)

Art work is projected on Arc de Triomphe during a sound and light show part of New Year's celebrations on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris. (AFP/Florian David)

Fireworks explode behind the quadriga of Berlin's Brandenburg Gate to usher in the New Year. (Photo: AFP/Tobias Schwarz)

Traffic streaks past skyscrapers illuminated for New Year celebration in downtown Grozny, the capital of Chechnya, Russia. (AP/Musa Sadulayev)

A young couple share a tender moment at Red Square during the New Year celebration in Moscow, Russia, with the St. Basil's Cathedral in the background. (AP/Denis Tyrin)

Fireworks explode over the temple of the Parthenon at the Acropolis hill during the New Year celebrations in Athens. (Photo: AP/Yorgos Karahalis )

People walk around a large Christmas tree erected to celebrate Christmas and New Year holidays at the Freedom Square, Owerri in southeast Nigeria. (AFP/Pius Utomi Ekpei)

The moon is visible above on New Year's Eve at the Giza Pyramids near Cairo, Egypt at midnight. (Photo: AP/Maya Alleruzzo)

Smoke billows from the Address Downtown Hotel, after it caught on fire hours earlier, past fireworks near the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest tower in Dubai. (Photo: AFP/Ahmad Farwan)

Fireworks explode in front of Malaysia's landmark building, Petronas Twin Towers, during the New Year's Eve celebration in Kuala Lumpur. (AP/Joshua Paul)

Fireworks over Marina Bay in Singapore to mark the New Year. (AFP/Mohd Fyrol)

Revellers welcome the New Year in Singapore with a firework display over Marina Bay. (Photo: Wesley Loh/Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay)

Adam Lambert performing in Singapore at the New Year countdown concert. (Photo: Sherlyn Goh)

Performers pose for photos before the countdown to the New Year at an event in Beijing, China. (AP/Ng Han Guan)

Fireworks are seen over the city's skyline in Hong Kong as part of the 2016 new year celebrations. (AFP/Philippe Lopez)

People watch and use their smartphones to take picture of fireworks, to celebrate the New Year at the Imjingak Pavilion near the border village of Panmunjom in Paju, South Korea. (AP/Lee Jin-man).

Buddhists light candles during New Year celebrations at Jogye Buddhist temple in Seoul, South Korea. (AP/Ahn Young-joon)

People release balloons to celebrate the New Year at the Prince Park Tower in Tokyo. More than 1,000 balloons were released, carrying with them new year wishes. (AFP/Kazuhiro Nogi)

Japanese worshippers pray as they celebrate the New Year at the Kanda shrine in Tokyo. Million of Japanese people visit shrines and temples to pray for the well-being of their families at the New Year. (AFP/Yoshikazu Tsuno)

Japanese men pound steamed rice into a mochi rice cake to celebrate the New Year at the Kanda shrine in Tokyo. Millions of Japanese people visit shrines and temples to pray for the well-being of their families at the New Year. (AFP/Yoshikazu Tsuno)

Fireworks explode over the Opera House and Harbour Bridge during New Year's Eve fireworks display in Sydney, Australian. (AP/Rob Griffith)

Woman celebrate the coming of a new year as they wait for the annual New Years Eve fireworks display in Sydney, Australia. (AP/Rob Griffith)

Young Balinese girls take a selfie during a New Year celebration in Denpasar, on Indonesia's resort island of Bali. Various form of dances and music have made Bali's art and culture one of the most diverse in the world. (AFP/Sonny Tumbelaka)

Within the "Spalliera" is a 8m wide gazebo, the "Cassa Armonica". It will be home to a host of free choir performances by various schools over the festive peroid. (Photo: Ngau Kai Yan)

A total of 165,000 light bulbs are used to create the magical affair at Christmas Wonderland.(Photo: Ngau Kai Yan)

Christmas Wonderland at Gardens By The Bay. (Photo: Ngau Kai Yan)

Buzz Lightyear, Woody, the Minions and other Disney toys are up for grabs at the 7 carnival games around The Fairground. (Photo: Ngau Kai Yan)

Standing at 20 metres, the "Spalliera" is this year's largest Luminarie. (Photo: Ngau Kai Yan)

This year, festival grounds will occupy 35,000sqm, double of that from last year's. (Photo: Ngau Kai Yan)

Hand crafted by Italian craftsmen, this year's architecture design is reflective of medieval times. (Photo: Ngau Kai Yan)

56 of such "Luminarie" illuminations will adorn areas around Gardens By The Bay. (Photo: Ngau Kai Yan)

A first this year, visitors to the Ice Palace will be able to skate around the 400sqm rink, which can hold up to 100 people at any time. (Photo: Ngau Kai Yan)

A highlight of The Fairground is a vintage carousell, a mainstay in classic British carnivals. The carousel was brought in from Europe and pieced together here in Singapore. (Photo: Ngau Kai Yan)

One of the many game stalls being prepped at The Fairground - a new festival installment which will feature a wide array of carnival games. (Photo : Ngau Kai Yan)


Ultramarathoners Lim Nghee Huat and Yong Yuen Cheng will be participating in the SEA Games Torch Parade on Thursday (Jun 4). (Photo: Go50's Facebook page)

The 28th SEA Games stamp issue. (Photo: SingPost)

Screengrab of SEA Games opening ceremony rehearsal from Minister Lawrence Wong's Facebook page.

A total of 2,482 volunteers set a new record at the National Stadium on Saturday (May 16). (Photo: Samuel Lim for SINGSOC)

National boxer Tay Jia Wei. (Photo: Afifah Ariffin) 

National boxer Leong Jun Hao. (Photo: Afifah Ariffin) 

(From left to right) SEA Games mascot Nila, General Manager of Southeast Asia for UnionPay International Mr Wenhui Yang and SEA Games Organising Committee Exco Chairman Mr Lim Teck Yin at the sponsorship announcement. (Photo: Elizabeth Goh)

The under-23 team will take on Japanese fourth-division team Azul-Claro Numazu today as part of their preparations for the coming SEA Games. (Photo: FAS)

Mr Wong (in white) with the pencak silat team. Mr Wong hopes the SEA Games will inspire more Singaporeans to take up sports. (Photo: Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth)

The SEA Games 2015 bus. (Photo: Nadia Jansen Hassan)

Creative Director Ms Beatrice Chia-Richmond, Chairman of Opening & Closing Ceremonies COL Lawrence Lim, Chairman of SINGSOC executive committee Lim Teck Yin and SEA Games mascot Nila. (Photo: SINGSOC)

SNOC president and Social and Family Development Minister Tan Chuan-Jin, flag bearer Quah Ting Wen, Chefs de Mission Dr Tan Eng Liang and Nicholas Fang and Culture, Community and Youth Minister Lawrence Wong (Photo: Abhishek Ravikrishnan)

The silat team training at the Singapore Silat Federation. The SEA Games silat competition starts on June 10 at the Singapore Expo. (Photo: Jason Quah / TODAY)

The Team Singapore flag being carried down along Orchard Road and hoisted on the Teams Singapore arch during the “One Team Singapore @ Orchard Road” event on March 7. Photo: Wee Teck Hian/TODAY

File photo of Nila, the mascot of the 28th Southeast Asian Games. (Photo: TODAY)

Singapore Sports Hub launches a publicity campaign to increase awareness of the 28th SEA Games 2015. Photo: Wee Teck Hian/TODAY

The designs for the 28th SEA Games winners' medallions. (Photo: SEA Games Organising Committee)

Experience Sports Super 10s participants trying out one of the obstacles at the Singapore Sports Hub. (Photo: Singapore Sports Hub)

Executive Director of JK Technology Eugene Ang, 28th SEA Games mascot Nila and SINGSOC Chief of Community and Corporate Outreach Toh Boon Yi at the partnership signing ceremony. (Photo: JK Technology) 

Nanyang Polytechnic students put on a martial arts performance at an event meant to raise support and awareness for the upcoming SEA Games. (Photo: CNA/Nadia Jansen Hassan)

Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Lawrence Wong (C) interacts with the Team Singapore athletes as part of the Nanyang Polytechnic SEA Games countdown event. (Photo: Nanyang Polytechnic)

Lions Under-23 head coach Aide Iskandar (left) during the men's football draw on Wednesday. (Photo: Elizabeth Goh)

President Tony Tan meets with golfers representing Singapore at SEA Games 2015. (Photo: Elizabeth Goh) 

President Tony Tan meets swimmers representing Singapore in SEA Games 2015. (Photo: Elizabeth Goh) 

President Tony Tan meets rhythmic gymnasts representing Singapore at SEA Games 2015. (Photo: Elizabeth Goh) 

President Tony Tan meets the basketball team representing Singapore at SEA Games 2015. (Photo: Elizabeth Goh) 

President Tony Tan tours the SEA Games 2015 security centre. (Photo: Elizabeth Goh) 

President Tony Tan Keng Yam meets swimmers representing Singapore at this year's SEA Games on Apr 15, 2015. (Photo: Elizabeth Goh) 

Singapore's Koh Sock Hwee and Marc Ong training at Sentosa Golf Club's golf course.

President Tony Tan meets with Team Singapore athletes at the Singapore Sports Hub. (Photo: Wee Teck Hian/TODAY)

Silat player Shakir Juanda in the music video for the SEA Games song "Unbreakable". (Screengrab from SEA Games' YouTube video)

The Singapore Mens Water Polo team (blue cap) at the 26th SEA Games in Palembang in 2011. (Photo: Ooi Boon Keong/TODAY)

SEA Games Team Singapore athletes visiting Hwa Chong Institution. (Photo: SINGSOC)

Team Singapore golfer Marc Ong training for the 2015 SEA Games. (Photo: Afifah Ariffin) 

High performance coach Terence Koh (right) is confident the Republic’s sailors such as Bernie Chin and Jodie Lai will deliver at the SEA Games in June. (Photo: Tristan Loh/ TODAY)

Riky Widianto, Mixed Doubles, is a SEA Games gold medal hopeful. (Photo: CNA)