New Year's Eve in Singapore - The Best Places to Celebrate 2014




This year why not indulge your wanderlust and enjoy all that Singapore has to offer for 2014?! Singapore attracts people from over the globe wanting to party, take in the sights or just dine out in many of the fabulous eateries. But which place will suit you?

Marina Bay is the ultimate place to see in the New Year, annually attracting over a quarter of a million people with the tallest Ferris wheel in the world for the ultimate up in the air experience. The Singapore Flyer hosts the Sky Party – the 165 metre high giant Ferris wheel where you can take in the panoramic views over a four course meal and even have your own butler! The Flyer hosts part of the backdrop to the incredible skyline, the fireworks and the light show allow you to feel as though you really are part of the celebrations.

Singapore really comes alive on New Year’s Eve but Marina Bay is not the only place that celebrates. Sentosa hosts a party too; for a really different approach try partying on the beach at the Siloso beach party, with its setting of a beautiful sandy beach, top DJ’s, a foam pool and twelve hours of live entertainment this is Singapore’s answer to Rio for a top party!

If you are looking for something with a little more class then try the Raffles hotel New Year’s Eve Gala Ball which has been happening since the early 1900’s where you can see in the New Year with a seven course dinner and a Champagne toasted Balloon Drop at midnight. This is one of the many places where if you are planning on blowing your budget over the festive season will have events and be situated in prime locations for you to oversee the firework displays and relax on one of the rooftop bars for a champagne reception.

If you are looking for family friendly activities on New Year’s Eve then they will not be disappointed with the fireworks that are in abundance everywhere. Head down to Clarke Quay where there are plenty of free events such as street entertainers and live music. For the little dare devils head over to the Singapore Flyer where you can sample the MegaBounce and see in the New Year on the city’s first ever bungee trampolines. The Marina Bay area is the place for events, here you will find not so much the party but the live events that take place – really good for children as it doesn’t have the mania of an indoor party. The floating spheres provide a colourful and dramatic setting as well as a brilliant photo opportunity to keep amongst your memories. Why not make it a totally fun –filled event and enjoy New Year’s Eve at Universal Studios? From 6pm many of the outdoor rides will close down but the children will not be disappointed as there will be plenty to entertain them with stret entertainers, shows and displays and the indoor attractions. Billed as the best family friendly fun you can have on New Year’s Eve there will be something for everyone – especially the big kid inside of you!

If you prefer to be far from the madding crowds, leave them behind and take a dinner cruise in a traditional style boat on the Singapore River or Marina Bay area. These popular cruises will give you a view of the Singapore coastline that will look just as impressive as it does from above. Or for the ultimate in seclusion, if you prefer a quieter night, the restaurants in Singapore are in abundance so you can always head out for a pleasant meal and head back to your hotel room to watch the firework spectacle without the crowds.

If there is a large group of you staying in Singapore why not take in a more traditional aspect of this time. At this time of year, food plays a big part in tradition, so why not gather friends together and start your celebrations in a restaurant and partake of some traditional Singaporean cuisine before heading out to enjoy the celebrations. Many restaurants are open and this is the perfect time to head out and celebrate with others. Make sure you book in advance as Singapore becomes very busy with people out and about on New Year’s Eve.

It is worth bearing in mind that taxis are really hard to find on New Year’s Eve as the sheer number of people out and about means that there is a shortage of cabs to take you back to your hotel. Also a lot of roads are closed or blocked with heavy traffic before the events begin; plan your journey in advance.  Keep an eye on SMRT and SBS Transit timetables, so depending on which party you are thinking about heading too it is worth thinking about where you should stay.  Hotel Club has an array of hotels in Singapore to suit all budgets and locations.

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