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2016 is coming to an end – here’s where to ring in 2017.
Usher in the New Year with the who’s who of Mediacorp celebrities at Singapore’s largest free street party! Party with stars like Rebecca Lim, Elvin Ng, Jayley Woo and Romeo Tan, and look forward to performances by Taufik Batisah, Rave Republic, Gentle Bones and more in this seven-hour extravaganza. Cap off the festivities with an amazing fireworks display at the Fountain of Wealth. With a stellar lineup of local and international artistes, it’s an event not to be missed.
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Clarke Quay Supernova Countdown Party
On 31 December, let your hair down at the Clarke Quay Fountain Square and boogie against a retro television backdrop. The event will be hosted by Class 95 Muttons in the Morning deejays, with special appearances by fellow deejays Simone Heng and Kimberley Wang. Rock out to homegrown band 53A as they belt out covers of hit songs, and look forward to electrifying performances from B-boys and Flygirls as they show off their moves while a DJ spins tunes from a giant boombox.
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Marina Bay Singapore Countdown
What’s a NYE celebration without the mother of all countdown parties? The annual bash returns to the iconic Marina Bay waterfront, with festivities stretching all the way to the Civic District. Welcome the new year with Rock On! 2017 at The Float@Marina Bay, featuring Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Alicia Keys, rock band Hoobastank and Asian pop stars like Rainie Yang, Penny Tai, Shin and more. Indulge in some retail therapy at the Marina Waterfront Bazaar with stalls selling everything from handcrafted fashion accessories to food. And if your kids are more restless than usual, let them burn off energy at the kid-friendly zones at BounceOFF! Fiesta 2016.
When night falls, gather in front of The Fullerton Singapore for a beautiful animation countdown sequence and a stunning fireworks and laser show at midnight. It’s gonna get super crowded so get there early to stake out a good spot, and remember to bring water and food to quench your thirst and fill your tummies!
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New Year’s Eve Countdown at Esplanade
Keen to avoid the crowds at Marina Bay but still want to feel the NYE vibe? Head to the Esplanade nearby and be entertained by local music groups Singapore Char Siew Baos! and The Mad Company at this special countdown hosted by celebrities Vivien Tan and Timothy Nga. The Singapore Char Siew Baos! will be playing a variety of genres like pop, rock and jazz, while The Mad Company will be performing evergreen party hits.
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Dance in the Park! Universal Studios Singapore
For something more exhilarating, head to Universal Studios which is throwing a pop-tastic NYE party. Expect a Katy Perry tribute act, LED street acts and performances, pyrotechnics, multimedia shows and other exciting activities. Need more reason to go? Selected rides are open all night – get ready for a night of thrills and spills!
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Participate in heartland festivities
For something closer to home, why not join in the many countdown events in the heartlands? Neighbourhoods like Bedok, Choa Chu Kang, Marsiling, Seng Kang and Nee Soon will be having their own parties at community centres, parks and public spaces. For more information, visit your nearest community centre.
Have a potluck dinner at home
If you prefer a low-key celebration far from the madding crowd, how about a potluck dinner at home with family and friends? Each person can bring one dish – pasta, fried rice and sandwiches are all easy to cook and pack. If the thought of washing up after is too much, there’s always the option of ordering pizza or from any of the numerous food vendors on Foodpanda. Afterwards, relax by watching movies or playing lively card games. And when 2017 arrives, gather and toast one another to a New Year!