You still haven’t planned anything to do on New Year’s?
Fret not. Here is our last-minute cheat sheet to six events you can take part in tonight to ring in the New Year.
Celebrate TV50 Countdown: Marina Bay Floating Platform
We heard there are still limited tickets available for this countdown bash at the floating platform! Party the night away with over 200 artistes and performances by Wang Lee Hom and The Wanted. This is probably your best vantage point to catch the fireworks without the tussle of crowds.
Doors open at 7pm with the red carpet screening live at 8pm. There will be appearances by The Final 1 alumni including winner Farisha Ishak as well as artistes such as Taufik Batisah, Shabir, Rui En. We hear Rui En’s performing her latest single tonight! If you can’t be at The Float, catch the screening on Channel 5 and 8 as well as a simulcast on Toggle Live if you are on-the-go.
Tickets at $28 & $68 available at Entrance A, The Float @ Marina Bay as well as Millenia Walk. Cash payments only. Website.
Celebrate With The World: Promontory at Marina Bay
Because the Esplanade‘s side of Marina Bay will probably be mega-crowded as is on most New Year’s Eve occasions, hopping over to the other side of the pool will give you a better chance to capture the fireworks. The Promontory is also home to the inaugural Celebrate With The World party, hosted by Sheikh Haikel and Evelyn Kuek.
With performances by Filipino rock band Rivermaya, Malaysian rapper Namewee and Singapore Idol alum Sylvester Sim (who will perform with Singapore rock band Queen Inc.), you will definitely have a good time. After the fireworks, German DJ Ronski Speed will spin up some wicked tunes to boogie the night away.
Best part: admission is free. Train rides are also free — the nearest train station is Downtown MRT, which is perfect if you are at the Esplanade area and want to escape those pesky crowds. Downtown MRT station is two stops away from Promenade MRT station.
For more, visit their website.
Siloso Beach Party: Siloso Beach
The annual beach rave is back with more hotbods, more funky music and more wacky antics. At the stroke of midnight, revellers will be splashed with UV neon paint (washable, of course) as Siloso Beach is transformed into a mega-club. With five zones including bars such as Coastes and Azzura, there is no better way to enjoy the pulsating beats and the good grub in the various zones.
Ladies out there, fear not the imminent man-handling: the new No Man’s Land is a place where no men are allowed. Yes, that means you can twerk in the comfort of ladies. (In other words: a lesbian’s wet dream.) For the first 300 females who change their No Man’s complimentary pass for a wristband at the No Man’s Land tentage, you’ll get to boogie away here.
At the main stage, DJs Shy, Funky T and K-Sly will spin some heady house, hip-hip and all things Top 40. Also, the foam pool makes a comeback with DJs Adriana, Krumbs and Tinc spinning the night away. Just be sure to wash up that foam quick and moisturise: cracked skin does not make a good New Year’s Day.
Tickets available at $65 at Sentosa ticketing counters. Inclusive of one drink. Website.
Radio City New Year’s Eve Countdown Party: Clarke Quay
Some place happening but not at Marina Bay, you say? Clarke Quay is just the place for that. With performances from Singapore band Goodfellas and games by hosts Chua Enlai, Rozz, Divian Nair and Jean Danker, party in style at the Central Fountain Square (among all the bar-hopping, of course) as we ring in 2014.
Missing out on the fireworks? Not to worry: a live broadcast of the fireworks at the stroke of midnight ensures you will still catch those amazing. With so many promos in store from Clarke Quay merchants, you will be literally spoilt for choice. Just remember to hug a drunk stranger — hey, it’s the New Year! Do something crazy!
*SCAPE Collision 2014: Supernova Bash
If you’re young or young-at-heart, then *SCAPE is where you want to be at if you are in the Orchard area. Organised by a bunch of brilliant kids from Singapore Polytechnic’s event management diploma (such hardworking people), party with UV paint at the Get Your Neon! booth. Yes, you literally get to paint UV paint on yourself or your white shoes.
Hosted by HOT FM DJ Boy Thunder, enjoy performances from act such as The Final 1 alum Louisa Kan (who is dating Campus Superstar alum Renfred Ng, ooooh), Singapore band Stellastory and Singapore Polytechnic’s dopest dance crew, Strictly Dance Zone. After midnight, DJ S.O.F (Sounds Of Fai) will drop the beat so get busy crunkin’!
Tickets at $25 at *SCAPE Level 2 ticketing booth. Doors open 9pm till 3am. *SCAPE Ground Theatre. Website.
Boon Lay Countdown
If town is totally not your idea of celebrating the New Year, there are plenty of activities happening in other parts of Singapore to usher in 2014. One of the biggest heartland countdowns we have in our calendar is the Boon Lay Countdown, after its successful run last year. With performances by Taufik Batisah, Rui En, The Final 1 alum Shaun Jensen and appearances by Channel 8 actor Cavin Soh, it’s bound to be a happening night in the heartlands.
Boon Lay Place, 9pm-12.30am. Admission is free. Facebook page.
If all else fails, you know, call up your friends and family and gather somewhere. Nothing beats saying hello to 2014 like having family by your side, wherever you are.
Auld lang syne.
Featured photo: Celebrate With The World/Facebook