In the blink of an eye, 2021 is about to come to an end.
It feels like it was just a couple of weeks ago when 2021 just started, and we were all busy making new year resolutions in the hope of fulfilling them through the year. But ready or not, in just a couple of days, we will be celebrating the end of yet, another year while ushering in a new one.
If you are looking to welcome 2022 and bid adieu to 2021 with a loud bang (but on a budget), here’s four countdown options to consider.
Marina Bay Countdown
Singapore's New Year celebrations are largely defined by the extravagant spectacles that are Marina Bay's yearly countdowns, as they have been for so many years. Sadly, this year's revelry will not be including commemorative fireworks to mark the end of a turbulent year. Do not fret however, for the organizers have an exciting line-up of light installations and exhibitions to emulate its event's expected glamor and magnificence.
From 1 December 2021 to 31 December 2021, the entire Marina Boulevard will glow with a kaleidoscope of playful colours. Boasting an illuminated treetop canopy, lighted inflatable bird structures and starry installations, the walk path is brimming with instagramable opportunities.
The best way however, to encapsulate the New Year's spirit would be its Share the Moment lightshow. This visually enthralling series of light projections portray our community's heartwarming journey towards unity and harmony on the facades of the Fullerton hotel, ArtScience museum and the Merlion.
Location: Along Marina Bay
Let's Celebrate 2022
While partygoers may enjoy a roaring festival of celebrations to commemorate the New Year, some may prefer the warmth and intimacy of home and family. Well, if this resonates with you, Let's Celebrate 2022 is the perfect countdown event.
Hosting Singapore's most gifted singers and songwriters such as Yung Raja and RRILEY, this New Year's event celebrates our cultural and artistic growth through light installations and fireworks, which are then complemented by the debut performance of Better, a song dedicated to the conclusion of 2021. To further spice things up, internationally-acclaimed megastars such as Jason Derulo and Ronan Keating will also be gracing the stage with their most popular hits.
If you are looking to spread the New Year's merry, Let's Celebrate 2022 has personalised greeting e-cards , thematic Instagram filters and Lil Wild Instagram story GIFs to embellish your New Year's well-wishes.
CÉ LA VI at Marina Bay Sands
Looking for a more ostentatious way to end the year with a bang? CÉ LA VI is the perfect place to countdown the last seconds of 2021. Located at the rooftop of Marina Bay Sands, you can expect to be greeted by a panoramic view of the glory that is our city of lights.
With an extensive menu that revolves around contemporary asian cuisines and experimental cocktails, you can finally raise your glass with style.
Location: Level 57, Marina Bay Sands SkyPark, Hotel Tower 3, 1 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018971
Fireworks and hotpot at heartland spots
What better way to conclude the year than to indulge in food, drinks and displays of illuminous fireworks. Host your own New Year's gathering at your abode. Worried about the hassle and mess? With the prevalence of hotpot delivery services in Singapore, these concerns are easily alleviated. With well-established steamboat providers such as Mr Steamboat, have a feast delivered to your doorstep as you reunite with loved ones, old friends and relatives.
After which, head to one of the heartland locations and enjoy the glorious pageantry of fireworks. While 2021's official locations have yet to be confirmed, we predict that they will be similar to last year's locations:
- Boon Lay
- Tiong Bahru
- Yew Tee
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