10 Epic New Year's Eve Countdown Parties Around Southeast Asia

10 Epic New Year’s Eve Countdown Parties Around Southeast Asia

Wherever you are in Asia to ring in the New Year, these are the 2020 countdown parties you can't miss!

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Alas, 2020 is on the horizon and with that comes the usual pressure to figure out your 2020 New Years’ Eve plans.

While we’re unfortunately not whisking ourselves away to New York to witness the iconic ball drop (good for you if you are!), we’ve found shortlisted equally epic 2020 New Year’s Eve countdown parties in our neighbouring cities. So, if you are down to party, here are the 10 most epic new year eve’s countdown parties around South East Asia!

2020 New Year’s Eve Countdown Parties in Singapore

1. Marina Bay Singapore 2020 Countdown 

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With several countdown parties going around the whole Marina Bay area, and fireworks visible from every angle, you will be starting off 2020 with a bang. Spend the evening drinking away your regrets of the year at various bars or take your children to enjoy kid-friendly activities such as magic shows and a bouncy castle at The Lawn. 

Address: Marina Bay

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2. Clarke Quay 2020 Countdown Party

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Located in the heart of a clubbing district of Singapore, this is where to go to really party. And this year, the decorations will be neon enhanced — visible through the use of free Chromadepth 3D glasses (collect at Fountain Square). Keep your high as you hop from one bar to another in await of the new year with performances by famous disc jockeys.

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Address: 3 River Valley Rd, Singapore 179024

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2020 New Year’s Eve Countdown Parties in Bali

3.  Finns Beach Club New Year Eve

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As everyone’s favourite vacation island, Bali lives up to its reputation by hosting the best countdown parties. The Finns Beach Club hosts a gigantic countdown party, spanning across their whole resort of nine bars, four pools, six restaurants and of course, the beach coasting along the Indian Ocean. Have a splashing New Year!

Address: Jl. Pantai Berawa, Canggu, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

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4. Gou Year’s Eve at Desa Potato Head

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This epic, dance countdown party at Desa Potato Head has several packages, which not only include alcohol, but gourmet food. Choose from feasting in the restaurant, having rooftop views or even vegetarian food before joining the rest on the beach for the countdown. You can also upgrade to VIP so that you can celebrate the new year in a comfortable VIP lounge. 

Address: Jl. Petitenget No.51B, Seminyak, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

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2020 New Year’s Eve Countdown Parties in Kuala Lumpur

5.  Le Noir White Party Countdown

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Featuring a club with live performances and an open rooftop with city views, this nightclub in Kuala Lumpur hosts one of the most popular countdown parties in Asia. Dance the last evening of the year away before heading up to the roof for spectacular fireworks against the backdrop of the iconic Petronas Twin Towers. P.S. The theme for this year is white so come dressed in that colour!

Address: Unit H-G-07, Hive, TREC, 438 Jalan Tun Razak (195.19 mi) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 50400

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6. New Year’s Eve Countdown at THE TOP Komtar

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There is nothing more thrilling than watching fireworks up close to your face, about 68 floors above the ground. At The TOP Komtar, be enthralled from having a party up in the clouds over the skyline of Penang. They even have a sky bridge for the brave to venture out to. Don’t forget to prepare your cameras for the rare, magical moment of fireworks up close at midnight!

Address: 1, Jalan Penang, 10000 George Town, Penang, Malaysia

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2020 New Year’s Eve Countdown Parties in Bangkok

7. The Amazing Thailand Countdown 2020 at ICONSIAM

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With a goal of being featured on international montages of fireworks, Bangkok will be having an extensive show of seven segmented displays to represent the heritage and diversity of the Thai Kingdom. For the best views, head up to the seventh floor of Iconsiam, one of the latest shopping malls to open in the capital city along the Chao Phraya river. 

Address: Khlong San, Bangkok, Thailand

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8. New Year Countdown Marathon Rally Buffet 2020 at Baiyoke Sky Hotel

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I have once heard of a superstition that the first day of the year reflects the rest of it. In fact, the famous midnight kiss tradition is to ensure that your sentiments to the person continue throughout the year. Whether you are a believer or skeptical, I’m sure you would enjoy feasting to your heart’s content, so that you can usher in a richly fulfilling year. 

You can do exactly that at Baiyoke Sky Hotel’s buffet which will span across ten floors featuring multiple cuisines and fireworks on the 80th floor. So be sure to pace yourself, as you don’t want to miss the new year by being in a food coma. 

Address: Baiyoke Sky Tower: 222 Soi Ratchaprarop 3, Ratchaprarop Road, Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400, Thailand

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2020 New Year’s Eve Countdown Parties in Manila

9. Okada Manila’s NYE 2020 Countdown

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As its name implies, get ready to be treated to a star-studded performance by famous celebrities including CeeLo Green, Angeline Quinto, Jayson Dee. Held at a luxury integrated resort, you will also get to feast on a sumptuous buffet. 

Address: New Seaside Dr, Entertainment City, Parañaque, 1700 Metro Manila, Philippines

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10. The Grand Countdown to 2020, Manila 

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Disney fans won’t want to miss this countdown party with Lea Salonga, the singing voice of Mulan and Jasmine. The TNT boys who were on the show The Little Big Shots (hosted by Steve Harvey) will also make an appearance to impress you with their amazing voices. Tickets also include dinner prepared by world-class chefs. Oh “how I wish, I could be, part of their world”.

Address: Marriott Grand Ballroom, 2 Resort Dr, Pasay, 1309 Metro Manila, Philippines

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Happy New Year!

And there you have it! 10 epic parties around South East Asia to ring in the New Year and no more fear of missing out on the countdown of the turn of the decade. Go ahead, book those tickets and start the year with a bang!

We’ll see you in 2020. 

Also read: 9 Money-Saving Travel Hacks for Travellers in 2020

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Alicia Chong
Alicia Chong

Besides dreaming of far-fetched locations, Alicia enjoys training herself and others on ice in figure skating.