Last year's New Year's Eve countdown party at Universal Studios Singapore
The best event to catch dazzling fireworks set to a specially commissioned orchestral music score is Singapore's annual New Year's Eve celebration presented by the Urban Redevelopment Authority and Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay.
There will be high-energy musical performances at Esplanade's outdoor theatre starting from 7pm.
At the Marina Waterfront Bazaar, which opens at 3pm, party novelties, light gadgets, artisanal items, clothing and snacks will be on sale.
Singapore New Years Eve 2016
The biggest New Year's Eve celebration in Singapore takes place in the Marina Bay area. It is reported to be attended by over a quarter of a million people each year, with many travelling from every corner of the globe to be part of the experience.
The new years party takes place all around the bay area, starting from the Marina Bay floating Stadium to the Esplanade promenade, the Esplanade Bridge, Benjamin Sheares Bridge, Merlion Park, and the Padang at City Hall facing the Marina Bay.
The celebrations are also visible from nearby hotels such as The Fullerton Hotel, Marina Mandarin, The Ritz-Carlton Millenia, Marina Bay Sands, where you can also get a fantastic panoramic view of the fireworks at midnight.
Unique Flavors of 2016 New Years Eve in Singapore
The New Year’s Eve 2016 marks the end of the old year 2015 and the beginning of a New Year. The celebration gains a whole new level in Singapore – a land known for its colorful inheritance. Singapore welcomes the New Years Eve with extravagance celebration. The entire land is lighted up with lights, fireworks ,parties, live show yet there are some popular locations which remains overcrowded throughout the celebration period. The Esplanade Bridge, Merlion Park, Benjamin Sheer Bridge, Marina Bay and Pandang are some of the popular destinations on New Years Eve 2016 in Singapore country.
The NYE celebration encompasses almost every hotel, restaurant, non commercial and commercial building of the city. Singapore Flyer is possible the best location from where you can witness the entire celebration. The governing body and the local bodies plays a vital role in organizing all the live shows. The local organizers makes every attempts to transform the land marks into a magical atmosphere. Almost every corner of the city has concerts and live performance throughout the night and hours after that. The final countdown begins during the last minute prior to midnight.
Once the clock struck midnight the entire nation welcomes the New Year with fireworks, applaud and celebration. If you are someone who love viewing fireworks then Marina Bay can be your ultimate location. You can experience the finest firework show right in Marina Bay that create a wonderful scene on the horizon of Singapore.
Marina Bay prepares to usher in the New Year
About 300,000 people are estimated to turn up for Countdown 2016 at Marina Bay, where there will be an eight-minute fireworks display happening for the first time over the entire stretch.
"Last year, we had the fireworks in the middle of the Bay concentrated in one location. This year, we have a carpet of fireworks firing points all across the Bay," said Mr Joseph Tan, head of Programme Management (Music and Planning) at Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay.
The fireworks will reflect off 20,000 wishing spheres with lighting effects that display patterns in sync with the fireworks and music. The spheres are part of the Wish Upon a Sphere project that collected more than 500,000 wishes by the public for Singapore over three months.
New Year countdown promises grand fireworks show
Singapore's 50th anniversary year is set to end with a bang - in fact, thousands of them.
The 2016 New Year countdown will feature an eight-minute fireworks extravaganza that will span the length of Marina Bay.
Nearly 4,000 fireworks will be launched into the night sky - almost twice last year's number - from 35 locations on the water. "We want everybody gathering around the bay to have a good view of this spectacular display," said Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) director for place management Jason Chen.
NYE Countdown Singapore
When you party in Singapore for New Year’s Eve 2016 you have a lot of options and things you can do. Singapore has plenty of NYE parties and celebrations just like other places in the world such as New York or Sydney Australia
- Marina Bay Countdown for New Year 2016
- Siloso Beach Party
- Supernova Countdown 2016
- Sky Party 2016 Countdown
- Clark Quay NYE 2016