With a few days left to the New Year, the world is getting ready to bid 2015 adieu, and to warmly welcome 2016. Singapore is also pulling out all stops for a countdown spectacular at the iconic Marina Bay to round off an amazing Golden Jubilee year. If you happen to be back home during this time, find out where you can spend your New Year’s Eve!
Photo credit: Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay
3pm onwards: Begin your New Year’s Eve by spending the afternoon at the Marina Waterfront Bazaar, located along the Waterfront Promenade. Artisan items like handicrafts, apparel, collectibles and accessories will be available for sale. Pick up some party favours and illuminate the night sky as you count down into the New Year!
5pm: People from all over have penned down their wishes and hopes for 2016 on Wishing Spheres, culminating in a large-scale visual installation displayed on the Bay! If you haven’t yet penned down your wish for the New Year, you can still do so online at Wish Upon A Sphere.
7pm: Soak in the merry vibes at the Esplanade’s annual Esplanade Presents: Celebrate December series rounds up the year with The Mad Company & Roze and the Family Soul.
9pm: Take a walk across the new Jubilee Bridge to the historic Fullerton Hotel, and experience ‘An Explosion of Colour’. ‘An Explosion of Colour’ transforms Fullerton Hotel’s façade into a colourful and vibrant canvas, accentuating its architectural features. Don’t miss out on this dynamic visual showcase!
10.30pm: Head back to the The Float@Marina Bay for Mediacorp Presents: Celebrate 2016, and welcome the year with performances by local celebrities and American singer Adam Lambert. Tickets are still available at Sistic.
11.50pm: Send in your new year greetings to your family and friends before the mobile networks get jammed!
11.59pm: Get ready for the countdown…
12am, January 1 2016: From all of us at the Overseas Singaporean Unit, Happy New Year!
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