Best Places to Go for Countdown 2015 in Singapore

Best Places to Go for Countdown 2015 in Singapore

Celebrating New Year in Singapore? We’ve rounded up a list of places for you, from the classic to the unique, and here’s to a happy countdown!

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The end of the year is rapidly approaching, and if you’re anything like us, you’ll be scrambling to make last-minute plans, wondering where you should spend the few remaining precious seconds of your 2014 on New Year’s Eve. We’ve rounded up a list of places for you, from the classic to the unique, and here’s to a happy countdown!

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Punggol Waterfront

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If squeezing with hordes of sweaty people isn’t really your thing, take a break from all of that and escape to the delightful seclusion that is Punggol Waterfront. The lush greenery and water features do make it pretty romantic at night.

Santa Fe Tex Mex Restaurant

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Feel yourself get transported to another world when you step into this charming restaurant, located on Stewords Riverboat. Their New Year Eve’s promotion is pretty value-for-money – menu details aren’t out yet, but the dinner buffet will be priced at $40++.

Ku De Ta

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If you want to usher in the New Year with a bit of glitz and glamour, look no further than Ku De Ta’s Glitterati Countdown Extravaganza. Day sale tickets (available at the door) don’t come cheap at a pricetag of $198, but with their great location, you are bound to get one of the best views of the fireworks.

Siloso Beach

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Siloso Beach Party is a classic, and a must-go for hardcore party people determined to milk every ounce of fun out of what’s remaining of their 2014. Tickets are priced at $58 (advance) and $68 (standard), with discounts for group packages.

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Countdown at Marina Bay

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If you want in on big-scale festivities but don’t want to break the bank, go for Celebrate With The World at the Promontory, which promises over eight hours of non-stop music with both international and local DJs. Ticket price is a mere $10, inclusive of one free drink.

If you’re feeling a little more generous, countdown to Singapore’s 50th year at the Celebrate SG50 Countdown Show at the Marina Bay Floating Platform. A massive line-up of local and international artistes will be welcoming 2015 with you, with an eight-minute fireworks display ready to light up your new year. Be ready for the massive army of BIGBANG fans though, as they will be there to party with their favourite Korean band at the stroke of midnight. Tickets for this event start at $28, and are available at all SISTIC outlets.

Boat Quay

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The feel-good atmosphere that always seems to surround Boat Quay is infectious, and this is a fantastic destination for a casual New Year’s Eve. Take a stroll down and decide where to have dinner from the myriad of dining options, and then have a nightcap (or two!) at a bar along the same stretch.

Helix Bridge

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The Helix Bridge is not just crazy useful for people wanting to get from City Hall area to Marina Bay by foot, but it’s also pretty damn stunning and, if you ask us, a great place to pass New Year. Come with your partner, your friends, or your family, enjoy the delicious $1 ice cream, and revel in the cool night breeze as you count down together.

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Singapore Flyer

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If you haven’t been to the Singapore Flyer in a while, why not take a ride during New Year’s Eve? They’re offering a 2015 Countdown Champagne Flight for $69, and this comes with a flute of Moët & Chandon champagne with strawberry and chocolate. You may also rent out a private capsule should you wish to celebrate with a larger group!

Merlion Park

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The Merlion Park will be packed, but it’s also a great place to go if you really want to get into the atmosphere and the mood of it all. Tradeoff, we say. If you love the fireworks and want to get really close, this is where you should be.

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Marina Barrage

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How about a countdown under the stars? It might be a little inconvenient getting to Marina Barrage, but that’s why it won’t be as crowded as the typical places in town. Pack your camera, sandwiches, and sparklers, and you’re pretty much all set!

Sentosa boardwalk

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Sentosa boardwalk might seem like an odd place to countdown, but hey, it’s got a great view of the lights and it’ll be a lot less crowded than some of the places on this list. Plus points: since the MRT is super near, you can be one of the first few to leave and avoid the mad rush that comes after.

Pulau Ubin

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If you hate crowds with a passion and want out, our best bet for you is to stay home and enjoy it all on television, or escape to Pulau Ubin. Back to basics for New Year’s Eve?

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What other great ideas have you got up your sleeves?

About Author

Cherie Foo

Cherie is 22 years old, but still unapologetically starry-eyed and hopeful towards life. Her forte is at travelling on a shoestring budget, and one of her greatest achievements to date is spending 2 months in Europe for only $4,000. When stuck in Singapore, though, (which is most of the time), Cherie is a freelance writer for various online publications, and blogs about food, travel, and everything in between.


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