It is that one time of the year when you look back and say, “May the next 365 days be better than before.” The changing of the year means a little more than that, actually. Resolution is important but the sense of urgency is always about finding the place and the crowd to say “happy new year”. Some opt to spend it with family, some with friends, some with their loved ones. Regardless, it is that one time of the year where a celebration is seemingly compulsory.
Entering 2022, undoubtedly we have a lot of expectations, be it work or personal. But the one thing that we all have in common for now is the hope that the pandemic will soon dissolve and things can get better in the years to come. We have spent an entire year under the cloud of Covid and even though things are relatively better in terms of policy and health situation, it is still an inconvenient period of time.
Regardless, New Year’s Eve should not be celebrated with such a low tone. There has to be an air of optimism, hence something fun is in order. So what is it that Singapore has in store for us on New Year’s Eve this year?
New year’s eve celebration is always associated with fireworks and music. The question that follows is where you can find the place that provides the best turn-of-the-year experience. There are two approaches to this. You can enjoy looking up to the sky, or you can enjoy it while looking at the sky itself. But believe us when we say, nothing beats the idea of spending your new year’s eve looking at the dazzling fireworks display in Marina Bay Countdown from a vantage point.
One of the most well-known high-rise spots is 101 Jurong East Street 13. The location is next to MRT tracks, which provides you with easy access in and out. The bunch of high-rise buildings also gives a calming composition to look at when the night falls.
If you're into a little more adventurous experience, dress up and get ready for some cocktails. Enjoy the night breeze and your favorite alcoholic beverage a few stories above the ground. You can try places like Smoke & Mirrors that offer a great view overlooking the Padang and Marina Bay Sands. You can also go up LeveL33, the world's tallest urban micro-brewery. They provide fresh beers and a variety of dishes. For your information, try checking out this place during sunsets too. You can snap the most instagrammable picture and get ready for a massive social media engagement.
Speaking of view from above, the growing number of skyscrapers in Singapore also provides room for rooftop restaurants, bars and gardens – all offering a bird’s eye view of the bustling city. The number one option of course goes to the boat-shaped Sands SkyPark Observation Deck. Located 57-floor above the earth or 200 meters tall, you will definitely fall in love with Singapore again once you set foot in this place.
From up top, a Singapore icon, the majestic Gardens by the Bay, is a sight to view. The place is a home to various outdoor and indoor plant species. One of the attractions, if not the main spectacle, is the colossal supertree, which reaches the height of 50 meters. It is certainly one of a kind, not only in the country but also in the region. At the top of the tallest Supertree, you can find the new Supertree Observatory, which gives you the open-air rooftop view – a panoramic experience that allows you to gaze upon the Gardens and the Marina Bay skyline.
With staycation among the top of top options of the what-to-do list on New Year’s Eve, you might as well have unrestricted access to an app that can help you sort your travel and accommodation arrangement quickly. Log in or sign up now to Traveloka and find various options from the five-star hotel to budget hotel. You can also sort your options based on where you will be enjoying your adventure. It can be downtown near the center of the fun or overlooking the marina. Totally your call. But here’s to the start of an unforgettable 2022 experience. May your New Year’s Eve be fun and well. Happy New Year!