Five places in Singapore to count down to the New Year

Five places in Singapore to count down to the New Year

SINGAPORE: Whether you’re looking for a beach party, a night out at a carnival or a night in on the sofa, it would seem that Singapore has no shortage of countdown events to ring in 2018. Here are five picks:


Billed as “Singapore’s largest countdown celebration”, the Marina Bay and Civic District will be transformed with light projection shows and firework displays. These include projections on The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, Merlion and ArtScience Museum, punctuated by fireworks.

The light projections will be happening hourly on New Year's Eve from 8pm till right before midnight. 

Light Projection Show at the Merlion
Light Projection Show at the Merlion as part of Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2018. (Image: URA)

Light Projection Show
Light Projection Show at the ArtScience Museum as part of Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2018. (Image: URA)

Twice hourly from 8pm until midnight, the buildings around the bay will also be lit up in a sychnronised display of purple, blue and white. Meanwhile, an outdoor bazaar will be held at The Float @ Marina Bay, where you can shop, picnic or just watch the fireworks.

Asian Civilisations Museum
File photo of the Asian Civilisations Museum. (Photo: URA)

In the Civic District, selected exhibition galleries at National Gallery Singapore will open till 2am, while the Asian Civilisations Museum will be open till midnight.

More details here.


Also on the bay is the Marina Bay Carnival, which will be open from 3pm to 2am at The Promontory and Bayfront Event Space.

marina bay carnival
The carnival saw more than 250,000 visitors in its opening week. (Photo: Prudential Marina Bay Carnival)

In addition to more than 40 rides and games, there will be New Year's Eve performances by six Singapore rappers, electronic pop and R&B artists including TheLionCityBoy, Jasmine Sokko and Myrne.

More details here.


Thrill-seekers can literally take the plunge into the New Year from Singapore’s only bungee tower AJ Hackett, which overlooks the Siloso Beach Party at Sentosa.

Bungy tower
Singapore’s first bungy tower at Siloso Beach on Sentosa. (Photo: AJ Hackett International)

Brave souls can try their hand at a variety of bungee jumps while getting a bird’s eye view of the beach party from the top of the 15-storey-high tower.

siloso beach party
(File photo: Siloso Beach Party)

The annual beach party is headlined by Dutch electronic music DJ duo Bassjackers.

More details here.


You can hit any number of clubs at Clarke Quay to party into the New Year, or simply stay outside - the area itself is also holding its own countdown event.

CQ Countdown file photo
File photo of the New Year countdown at Clarke Quay. (Photo: Clarke Quay)

Stay entertained with DJs from 987FM and performances from local band Shirlyn & The UnXpected, as well as street drummers and LED twirlers. Also look out for a giant rainbow dream catcher, decked with crystals and intricate weaves.

More details here.


And if you’d prefer not to squeeze with the crowds, why not have a night in surrounded by your loved ones? Mediacorp Channel 5 will be broadcasting Celebrate 2018: Party with the Stars from 11pm with performances from local and regional artistes Taufik Batisah, The Sam Willows, Aisyah Aziz, Tabitha Nauser and Sezairi at Mediacorp Campus at Stars Avenue.

Celebrate 2018: Party with the Stars

ARE YOU READY? Usher in 2018 with your favourite celebrities such as The Sam Willows, Taufik Batisah and more! Denise Tan from Gold 905 will also be putting up fun challenges for both celebrities and party-goers starting from 10:45pm! More details on

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And at the stroke of midnight, you’ll get your own VIP seat to watch the fireworks light up the sky at Marina Bay.

Source: CNA/ek