An eventful year, 2016, is going to exit with a big bang. As we bid farewell to 2016 and usher in 2017, New Year’s Eve will be a sight to behold here on the shores of Singapore. Without doubt, Singaporeans and visitors alike will enjoy the spectacular fireworks display and a myriad of other exhibits even more as space for revellers are designated as ‘vehicle-free zones’.
Head to the Marina Bay precinct and join in the Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2017, Singapore’s annual iconic New Year’s Eve celebration.
From this focal point, you can find spots to catch beautiful views of the fireworks and other exhibits on display. Check out our suggested venues for an awe-inspiring night, including some practical tips on what to do if your child becomes nervous at the loud celebrations happening all around.
1. Fireworks from the Benjamin Sheares Bridge
It really pays to know one’s bridges and the history of a fine President. The Benjamin Sheares Bridge is named after Dr Benjamin Sheares, a distinguished obstetrician and gynaecologist who became the second President of our Republic.
Incidentally, the bridge is the longest and tallest in Singapore.
The Benjamin Sheares Bridge offers pedestrians a splendid view of the fireworks on Marina Bay. Here, you can celebrate the arrival of a New Year with your family, with a prominent historical landmark as the backdrop.
2. Fireworks from The Lawn @ Marina Bay and the Promontory
The Lawn @ Marina Bay is where you can catch fireworks from ground level, while the waterfront Promontory looks directly onto the Bay.
3. Video Mapping on The Fullerton Hotel’s façade
As part of the Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2017, the spectacular 3D projection show ‘A New Dawn’ will light up the façade of The Fullerton Hotel Singapore from 26 to 31 December 2016 at the following times: 8pm, 9pm, 10pm and 11pm.
4. Sumptuous Dining or Glass of Champagne at the Mandarin Oriental Singapore
Indulge in a 6-course Italian set dinner at Dolce Vita (S$298++), and at this prime position, you will have full view of the fireworks. Seats are filling up fast, so you might want to make a reservation quickly. Otherwise, it’s walk-ins (no reservations and standing only) at the outdoor Harbour Terrace for $75 nett with a glass of champagne. Guests are welcomed here 10pm onwards, with a full view of the fireworks.
5. An Organic Wonder with Fireworks at Gardens by the Bay
Set amidst beautiful pavilions and wide open lawns, the Bay East Garden at Gardens by the Bay offers amazing views of the Marina skyline and fireworks display.
The Garden is open 24/7 and admission is free, which makes it a perfect place for the whole family to usher in the new year. Enjoy!
Not sure what to do when your child gets nervous about the fireworks display? Head over to the next page for some tips!