Where to party this New Year's Eve
Why go? There's no $100 cover charge here. These guys are so chill it's free entry for all. Grubwise, Wings World Singapore will dish out good old finger licking fare — great for washing down with icy cold beer. Bring out your best interpretive dance moves against a soundtrack of tropical-tinged funk, reggae, and afrobeat from Bamrah Bros, Pushin'On and Ramesh.
Who's going to be there? All the hipsters you saw at Laneway.
Emily Hill, 11 Upper Wilkie Road. For more information, click here.
Why go? Where else will you find a 10-course New Year's Eve dinner that pulls together top-notch fare such as squid ink pasta with sea urchin and a rich, sumptuous lobster bisque? The restaurant's enviable location atop the waters of Marina Bay means that you'll enjoy front-row seats of the fireworks display. If you feel like dancing off that massive dinner, head to the rooftop where Catalunya's resident DJ Heffny is spinning for the night.
Who's going to be there? Foodies who have no qualms raising their iPhones above their heads to snap that perfect dinner flatlay.
The Fullerton Pavilion, 82 Collyer Quay. Tel: 6534 0886
Why go? Wolfgang Puck's fine dining outfit not only boasts masterfully executed dishes with Californian flair, but also an outdoor terrace (access is complimentary for guests dining at the restaurant) backdropped with killer views of the city skyline. The three-course dinner served on the evening will include such dishes as milk-fed veal chop and pan-seared red snapper "laksa". NYE here is an elegant affair, so you'll want to slip into your Saint Laurent shoes and Lanvin dress.
Who's going to be there? Those allergic to heaving crowds and pedestrian party grub.
Level 57, Marina Bay Sands Hotel Tower 2. For more details, click here.
Why go? Party like it's the '90s on a rooftop car park in Chinatown. The good folks at Lepark have promised to banish the rituals of atas table service and fancy dress codes for mambo moves, craft beers, and plenty of feel-good retro tunes spun by DJs handpicked by DJ Senter. Post-party, you'll find plenty of great, late-night zhi char spots nearby to starve off the munchies.
Who's going to be there? A mixbag of locavore-only, Bata-wearing hipsters. You might also share a Tiger Beer or two with a wandering uncle looking for a new haunt now that Yangtze Cinema is no more.
Level 6 People's Park Complex. 1 Park Road. For more information, click here.
Why go? This neon-themed party, served with a complimentary side of fireworks, is set to rage on for 12 hours — perfect for big groups looking to go all Bear Grylls on the bacchanalian front. DJ Don Diablo will be joined by a line-up of local and international DJs, so come in your breeziest beach wear and get ready to work up a sweat. Just don't forget to book your ride home in advance or you'll be camping out on the booze-drenched sand.
Who's going to be there? The party crowd from ZoukOut and unsuspecting tourists.
Siloso Beach, Sentosa. Purchase your tickets here.
- Image: Getty Images, Lepark, Catalunya Singapore
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