Preparations for New Year’s Eve Countdown at Marina Bay enter final stages
- POSTED: 30 Dec 2013 20:14
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Final touches are being put in place as the countdown to one of the biggest parties of the year begins. Rehearsals were organised on Monday at the Promontory at Marina Bay to make sure thousands of revellers have a good time as they usher in the New Year.
SINGAPORE: Final touches are being put in place as the countdown to one of the biggest parties of the year begins.
Rehearsals were organised on Monday at the Promontory at Marina Bay, while fans gathered at Changi Airport to welcome some of the international stars who will be part of the celebrations on New Year's Eve.
Some 300,000 revellers are expected to gather around the Bay area on Tuesday for an evening of exciting activities and performances, and over at the Promontory, the crowd can expect a slew of local and international artists in the line-up, including popular Filipino rock band Rivermaya.
The band has performed in Singapore a few times in the past, including at the 2008 New Year's Eve Countdown.
Mark Escueta, Rivermaya’s guitarist and vocalist, said: "This party is going to be (more fun), because we're playing with other international artists and different genres of music -- we have a DJ, we have a singer-songwriter and other bands also. It's going to be a very colourful night before the fireworks.”
And at Changi Airport on Monday morning, fans arrived early to catch a glimpse of UK Boyband The Wanted.
Their efforts did not go to waste as the boys spent some time mingling with their fans, taking photographs and getting up close and personal.
Taiwanese singing star Wang Lee Hom also arrived to a boisterous welcome by excited fans before being whisked away.
The two acts will be performing at MediaCorp's TV50 Countdown party at the Floating Platform.