Live it up this new year’s eve with our pick of the best parties to say goodbye to 2019 at, from Crazy Rich Asian-esque soirees and parties with a view, to a musical firework extravaganza.
1. CÉ LA VI x Dom Perignon: Glitter Ball
This glitzy location is the perfect place to celebrate like Rachel Chu and Nick Young, and ring out 2018 in shimmering style at the Glitter Ball.
For one night only, the Club Lounge will be adorned with disco balls, a crystal-covered photobooth, and sparkling beads. The dress code: glitter and sequins, you can can unleash your inner ABBA.
Work up a sweat with dance remixes and progressive house beats spun by CÉ LA VI’s residents DJ’s, before watching the musical fireworks being set off at Marina Waterfront, with a view of the beautiful Singapore skyline.
Pre-sale tickets are $138 and inclusive of a glass of Dom Perignon - we recommend booking early to save yourself a place and save money (tickets on the day are subject to a price increase).
1 Bayfront Avenue Marina Bay Sands Tower 3. +65 6508 2188
2. Zafferano: Spectacular Gatsby Revelry
If Daisy Buchanan is your idol and you love long pearl necklaces and flapper dresses, sign up for Zafferano Italian Restaurant and Lounge’s Spectacular Gatsby Revelry.
The party starts at 9pm - with a special five-course menu ($450 per person) by chef Emanuele Faggi including Italian delights such asc egg and cream topped with Astrakhan Beluga caviar, and hand-crafted ‘ravioli’ with ‘stracciatella’ cheese filling served with sea urchin and coffee.
Guests can strike their best pose at the Gatsby themed photowall, complete with accessories and your complimentary glass of champagne in hand, before making their way to the Terrace Lounge for amazing views of Marina Bay and the fireworks.
Level 43, 10 Collyer Quay, Ocean Financial Centre. Tel: 6509 1488
3. The Float@Marina Bay: Star Island
Promising to be a New Year’s Eve extravaganza like no other, Star Island Singapore Countdown Edition presents a fireworks musical (yes, you read that right), that combines pyrotechnics, lights, lasers, live performances and 3D surround sound to make this a new year to remember.
In conjunction with Marina Bay Singapore Countdown, this is the international debut of this production by Avex, Japan’s top entertainment group (artistes like EXO, Koda Kumi and Demi Lovato are signed to the label).
Journey through Star Island, across six choreographed chapters: Ceremony (Opening), Earth, World, Chaos, Love, One. You’ll be immersed in surround sound thanks to the 200 speakers, and equipped with your very own LED wristband that will respond to the show, adding to the magic.
The party starts before nightfall - 5pm to be exact - with a marketplace, food stalls, roving performers and more to keep you occupied. Ticket prices start from $38.
The Float@Marina Bay. star-island.sg
4. Bar Rouge: Electric Sky
From way up on high, on the 71st floor of Swissotel the Stamford, Bar Rouge invites you to a night of electrifying extravagance at their Electric Sky ($50 per person, inclusive of one glass of champagne) fiesta.
Partygoers, come dressed in your Silver Glam best, and stand to twin a three-course dinner for two with champagne at SKAI restaurant.
Expect interactive visual installations, including a silver arch fashioned out of prismatic balloons, that greets you at the entrance. While we’re not very good at keeping new year’s resolutions, we won’t pass up the chance to write our helium hopes on the installation for an awesome 2019. Roving performers and models will also be decked out in silver, adding to the excitement.
Bar Rouge’s resident DJ’s Kenneth F, Styluxtakut, Rattle and Fadille will keep you entertaining before you flock to the windows, for Insta-worthy views of the new year fireworks.
2 Stamford Road, Floor 71. Tel: 9177 7307
5. Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore: Masquerade
Channel your inner Christine Daaé and get your masquerade on at the Shangri-La’s Lobby Lounge.
In addition to DJ’s, the hotel offers a six-piece live-band performance, fronted by singer Julie Walters (who has appeared on Australian television).
If you’re feeling like going all out, splurge on their Platinum table package for ten people, priced at S$9,888nett, that includes a bottle of Louis XIII, two bottles of KRUG Champagne, a bottle of Grey Goose and a premium seafood platter of caviar, lobsters, scallops and prawns.
That’s not all - guests stand a chance to win a variety of attractive prizes, with the Grand Prize being a one-night stay at the hotel’s Grand Suite, worth $7,000.
Who knows, maybe you’ll find the Romeo to your Juliet.
22 Orange Grove. Tel: 6213 4398
6. Chimi: Bianco
Ay, caramba! The fourth edition of Bianco returns at an all-new venue, Mexican bar and cantina Chimi. The dress code? All-white.
This shipping container-turned-restaurant has breathtaking views of Marina Bay, and partygoers will be awed by aerial acts and acrobatics by Acro Polates, in addition to the usual party tunes by DJ’s.
Party starts at 6pm; online pre-sale tickets start from $38 (including two standard house pours).
One Marina Boulevard, #01-01. 2018bianco.eventbrite.sg
7. LeVel 33
Singapore has no shortage of great views, and LeVel 33 is a perennial favourite for those seeking city skylines and a touch (or more) of glamour.
Indulge in a wide selection of food, free-flowing beer and (selected) wines, as well as a complimentary glass of Rothschild champagne to toast to 2019.
Priced at $398 per person, celebrations will begin from 8pm.
Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 1, #33-01. Tel: 6834 3133
8. 50 Raffles Place: Shanghai Nights
Inspired by 1930’s Shanghai, a time of mystery, debauchery and decadence, the multiple venues within 50 Raffles Place encourage guests to dress in their Shanghai best - think intricate cheongsams and tuxedos.
Diners at SEAR steakhouse will have the luxury of their own private viewing platform, though once the clock strikes twelve, everyone can criss-cross through their three different party venues: rooftop bar and lounge Empire will be blasting Top 40 bangers, Angie’s Oyster Bar will play disco music, and hip-hop fans should visit the Resident Red Room.
Pre-sale tickets are $68 per person; $88 on the day itself. Both include two complimentary welcome drinks.
50 Raffles Place, #45/46-02 Singapore Land Tower. Tel: 6221 9555
9. Naumi: Cloud 9
For something a little less crowded, opt for homegrown luxury boutique hotel Naumi’s countdown party at the hotel’s rooftop bar, Cloud 9.
In-house guests get to enjoy a welcome glass of sparkling wine, free-flowing canapes distributed by butlers, house wine, draught beer and soft drinks ($98 per person) from 9.30pm onwards.
Forget those hiked up ride-sharing prices, just stumble on back to your hotel room after.
41 Seah Street. Tel: 6403 6000
10. 1919 Waterboat House: The Golden Countdown
Contemporary French-inspired art-deco bar and restaurant 1919 Waterboat House is conveniently located near the Marina Bay area, promising guests front-row views to the fireworks.
Start the night with a European buffet of cheese, canapes, seafood, a carving station, some local delights and dessert. Pay a little more for 4.5 hours of bottomless bubbly, and selected wines and beers to get you in that party spirit before ringing in the new year, as you and other gold-draped revelers dance your worries away.
Prices start at $208 for early birds.
3 Fullerton Road. 1919.com.sg
11. 1-Altitude: Burluxe
This rooftop bar has been a fixture in Singapore's nightlife scene since it first opened, and this New Year's Eve promises live music, burlesque and of course, dancing. Located on the roof of One Raffles Place, it's ideal for sweeping views of the Marina Bay area and fireworks.
The evening kicks off at the Rooftop Bar with resident DJ Lindo Martinez and party band One Avenue, led by songstress Liza Perez crooning sweet Top 40's tunes from 2018 to get you in the festive spirit. Amp up the excitment as DJ's Leonard T, Jact T and Emcee J Soopa at Altimate blast the best electronic dance music.
Prices start from $50 per person (inclusive of one premium pour and one New Year's Eve cocktail) from 5pm - 9pm; prices increase as the night goes on.
Level 62 & 63, 1 Raffles Place. 1-altitude.com
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