The W Singapore at Sentosa Cove offers two different types of celebrations depending on whether you’re a poolside instagrammer or someone who would rather be lounging in the VIP section of a glamorous venue (fully clothed of course). The WET Pool Revelry event at the Wet Deck is an Ibiza-esque celebration — except in true Singaporean-style. Inside the resort, there’s the Woobar Allure party, where guests will be able to view a live stream of the Marina Bay fireworks, which will be fun to watch if you really… really like fireworks.
Due to its famous foam parties, the Siloso Beach New Year party is the only annual event where it’s fine to wear a fanny pack. This wet and wild evening isn’t for the faint of heart, the 18+ party is filled with ten hours of non-stop electronic dance music. The roster of DJs on the graveyard shift includes DJ Charlotte, DJ Eclipse, and DJ Kaylova. This Sentosa beach party draws one of the biggest and wildest crowds in the city, so booking accommodation on Sentosa is recommended.
Pull your guy-liner out for 2016 because Adam ‘Glambert’ Lambert will be performing at the world’s largest floating stadium, The Float, for the Marina Bay Singapore Countdown. The American Idol vet will be crooning songs from his new album ‘Original High.’ Attracting more than 200,000 people annually, Marina Bay will be the grounds for an explosive display of lights at midnight. For those who love the energy of the crowds but prefer some personal space, enjoy the view from above, by booking a room at hotels with spectacular views like the Pan Pacific, Fairmont, Fullerton and Mandarin Oriental.
There are two types of New Year’s Eve celebrators in the world: The type that like party till the sun comes up, and others that feel the year should just be concluded with an unforgettable meal. For the latter, a signature dessert buffet and unlimited drinks is part of the New Year’s Eve package at Grand Hyatt Singapore’s PROJECT 2.016 party. The hotel’s ‘future-themed’ countdown party will be held in the glamorous Grand Ball Room. For dinner, choose from dinner packages at several of the restaurants located at the Grand Hyatt Singapore.
PROJECT 2.016 at the Grand Hyatt Singapore,10 Scotts Road, singapore.grand.hyatt.com
For city slickers who want a fun, free event with like-minded revellers, head over to the Clarke Quay New Year’s Eve street party. A friendly and reliable option for tourists in town, the historic quay is the heart of Singapore’s nightlife scene. The celebration starts at Central Fountain Square from 10pm onwards. Select venues will have their own New Year’s Eve celebration.
There are only two occasions where men are allowed to pout: When they’re playing with a baby, and when they’re attending a James Bond party. Hot off the success of the latest Bond flick, Spectre, alfresco bar 1-Altitude is throwing a “007 View to a Kill New Year’s Eve” party. It goes without saying, guests are required to dress to kill — ladies, make like Mayday and slip on your spikiest stilettos to intimidate every Bond in the room. But gents don’t worry, the Moet and 00-cocktails will get you brooding from the bar like Daniel Craig. The highest bar in the city is the most fitting place to count down before the Sky Falls on 2015. That’s right, we went there. The party kicks off from 9pm – choose between throwing shapes and firing your finger pistol at Altimate on the 61st floor ($88++ including 1 housepour and 1 glass of Moët Brut) or keep it classy at 1-Altitude itself (63rd floor) where $300++ gets you free-flow access to premium pours between 9pm to 12am.
It’s a solid two-day affair at Tanjong Beach Club’s annual Brand New Day party where DJ Modium will get your body moving from 9pm till late. Then, revel in the post-countdown aftermath by returning to the scene of the crime on January 1 at TBC’s New Year’s Day, featuring Shawn Livewire. Colonise a sun bed, tame the bass line that’s still bumping inside your head and dig into a massive plate of slow-cooked paella throughout the afternoon.
By Jane Leung
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