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New Year countdown in Singapore: The best and cheap ways to celebrate

It’s that time of the year again where we’ll look back and say “Thank you 2019, next”. The new year brings joy and anticipation, and there’s no better way to welcome 2020 than in Singapore. The city lights up with parties, street markets and of course, eye-feasting fireworks display. 

We all know that Singapore can be expensive, especially for Malaysians *cries in Ringgit*. So, we’ve compiled a list of events happening in Singapore on New Year’s Eve that you can do even while on a budget! Get ready to party the night away! 


Party at Mediacorp Let’s Celebrate 2020

Countdown to the new year with Singapore’s brightest stars at the biggest party in town at The Promontory @ Marina Bay! Let’s Celebrate 2020 by Mediacorp will be a celebration of music, dance and fashion, spotlighting the best talents from Singapore. From 7.30pm, the Republic Poly’s Electronic Music Production will spin music and get the party going. And from 10.00pm, revellers can groove to performances by next-generation Singapore talents such as Dru Chen, Glen Wee and Astronauts. The exciting lineup continues into the night which will include sizzling performances from electronic music singer-songwriter Jasmine Sokko, Benjamin Kheng, as well as singer Aisyah Aziz, “Papa Rock” Ramli Sarip and Mediacorp artistes, to usher in the new year. 

The Promontory @ Marina Bay

When: 31 December 2019 

Time: 7.30pm – 12.30am

Admission is free.


Where to stay: lyf Funan Singapore by Ascott


Enjoy kid-friendly activities at Starlight @ The Lawn

Round up 2019 with some quality time alongside your loved ones at Starlight @ The Lawn in Marina Bay! With tons of family-friendly activities and delicious grub aplenty, your New Year plans just got a whole lot better! There will be bouncy castles, live performances and fringe activities amidst a charming food village teeming with liveliness.

The Lawn, Marina Bay

When: 31 December 2019 

Opening hours: 5.00pm – 1.00am


Where to stay: PARKROYAL on Beach Road

Spend the night at the Red Dot Design Museum 

Not into the crowd and party life? Then spend your New Year’s Eve exploring the best design products sourced from around the globe at the Red Dot Design Museum. Just for one night only, the museum will be open until midnight on 31 December! Here’s your chance to check out the specially curated exhibition, Human-Nature that explores the nature of humans in a world where we coexist with robots, big data and machine learning. Dine at the museum cafe and replenish your energy while you wait for the fireworks. Then, lounge at the museum outdoor seats with your loved ones for a great view of the waterfront.

Red Dot Design Museum

11 Marina Boulevard

When: 31 December 2019

Opening hours: 10.00am – 12.00am


Where to stay: Studio M Hotel


Watch the New Year fireworks for free from the Helix Bridge

Grab your cameras and put your photography skills to the test as this web-like bridge offers interesting angles and effects. Witness the panoramic view of the beaming fireworks from one of the best places to watch the fireworks. Since it’s free (and who doesn’t love free stuff), the bridge will be crowded. So, make sure to come early and book your spot!


Where to stay: Orchard Hotel Singapore


The Singapore Flyer offers panoramic views of the fireworks

Do something different this year. Ride the 42-storey, 165 meter observation wheel and enjoy a breathtaking 360-degree view of the city. Each flight lasts 30 minutes and on a clear day the panorama from the top of the wheel stretches into neighbouring Malaysia and Indonesia. If you want to be fancy, there are dining and cocktail packages available.

Singapore Flight prices: 

Adult: $29.50; Child: $20.65; Senior: $23.60. 

VIP Signature Cocktail Flight: Adult: $69; Child: $48.30; Senior: $55.20.


Where to stay: Harbour Ville Hotel


Family-friendly activities at the Civic District

The Civic District has several historic sites of the country in store. Explore what lies beyond the luxuries of Singapore and enjoy a traditional food and flea market here. Make the best of your New Year’s Eve in Singapore at the Civic District where there’ll be free movie screenings, vibrant music, live music performances, a dance fitness party and a street market where you can have tasty noms and drinks.


Where to stay: Marrison Hotel @ Bugis


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