Best New Year’s Eve parties and places in Singapore to catch the fireworks and countdown to 2018

Dec 29, 2017

It’s all going down at Marina Bay in downtown Singapore. From hotels and restaurants to public spaces around the waterfront, these countdown venues have one thing in common – they all offer views of the much-anticipated fireworks. Here’s where to celebrate the closing of 2017 and say hello to 2018!


The Fullerton Hotel & The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore


Town Restaurant’s dinner buffet (from S$250++) or a six-course Chinese set menu (S$269++) at Jade includes entry to the countdown party at the lobby of The Fullerton Hotel. Or herald in the New Year at The Lighthouse rooftop (above; from S$118 nett). Over at The Fullerton Bay Hotel, tuck into a seafood buffet (from S$298++) at The Clifford Pier or a six-course French meal (from S$378++) at La Brasserie before joining the poolside party (from S$150 nett) at rooftop bar Lantern. Remember to check out the vivid 3D light projection on the façade of The Fullerton Hotel as part of the Marina Bay Singapore Countdown – it happens every hour from 8pm to 11pm.

Nearest MRT station: Raffles Place

JW Marriott Singapore South Beach


Have a decadent New Year’s Eve buffet dinner (S$208++) at Beach Road Kitchen, featuring highlights such as porchetta and whole-roasted New Zealand lamb. Afterwards head to Flow18, JW Marriott Singapore South Beach’s fabled sky garden for its countdown party. It not only offers a 360-degree view of the Marina Bay skyline and fireworks at midnight, but also includes an Italian supper buffet (S$198++) where you can toast to 2018 with friends and family.

Nearest MRT station: Esplanade

Mandarin Oriental Singapore


Be serenaded by a live band at Axis Bar and Lounge, while enjoying a late-night buffet (S$198++) spread of everything from charcuterie to desserts. Raise glasses of free-flow bubbly as the fireworks cascade over the bay. For something more intimate, gather with loved ones for a nine-course Chinese set menu (S$188++) by Cherry Garden in one of Mandarin Oriental Singapore’s Harbour View suites (above) featuring a view of the city skyline from its floor-to-ceiling windows.

Nearest MRT station: Promenade

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Naumi Hotel


Kick off the evening at Naumi Hotel, as Table by Rang Mahal serves up an indulgent four-course Indian set menu (from S$75++). Top up S$38++ to complete your celebrations at the countdown party at rooftop bar Cloud 9 (above), with unobstructed views of the fireworks display and a cocktail reception (S$98++) including a welcome drink of sparkling wine, as well as endless butler-served canapés and house-pour drinks.

Nearest MRT station: Esplanade