Clubs

#1: Bang Bang

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Award-winning Canadian DJ 4KORNERS will be helming the decks of Bang bang come 31 December. Expect a night of fun revelry with bass-heavy electronic music and heart-thumping beats. The bash will also feature other live DJ performances, a countdown to the New Year midnight confetti drop and complimentary party favours for all partygoers. Online pre-sale tickets are priced at $40 (one drink included) and $45 for event day. 7 Raffles Boulevard

#2: Ce La Vi

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Singapore’s most iconic rooftop nightlife destination will be hosting an exquisite cabaret-themed party known as La Vie en Rose on New Year’s Eve in collaboration with Dom Perignon Rose. The space will be decked out in luxurious vibrant hues reminiscent of classic Parisian cabarets coupled with avant-garde cabaret entertainment and live roaming performances to allow guests to immerse themselves in a one-of-a-kind experience to ring in the new year. Tickets are priced from $48 to $188. 1 Bayfront Avenue

#3: Kilo Lounge

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The New Year’s Eve party at the lounge will feature one of today’s most praised and sought-after DJs and producers, &ME. Known for his catchy house and techno tunes, be prepared to boogie your way through 2018. Partygoers will also be able to enjoy free-flow drinks with a selection of bubbles, beer, house wines and house pour spirits from 9pm to midnight. Tickets are priced at $100  (general admission and free flow from 9pm to midnight) and $50 (after midnight). 21 Tanjong Pagar Road

 

#4: Mao

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Fans of Amine K. will be ecstatic to know that he will be helming the decks of Mao on New Year’s Eve. His progressive and signature brand of house music has taken him to festival booths and clubs across Europe, North America and of course, Asia. Expect live compositions during his set and other ethnic samples to supplement the beat structures. Tickets are priced at $35 (before midnight, five drinks included) and $30 (after midnight, one drink included). 133 Cecil Street

#5: Altimate

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Ring in the new year 282 metres above the city streets at Altimate as you revel to the sick beats from internationally renowned Dutch DJs Husman and RODG, alongside resident DJs Leonard T, Big M, Rattle, resident live band One Avenue and of course, emcees J Soopa and Sonorus to keep the hype up. Tickets are priced from $60 to $2,500. Level 61, One Raffles Place

#6: Tanjong Beach Club

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Welcome the new year with Tanjong Beach Club’s two-day beach shindig known as Brand New Day. It kicks off at 2pm with funk and soul master JNR TIRSO, who’s part of Singapore’s premiere hip-hop DJ collective Matteblacc. The fun continues with feel-good beach beats from percussionist Zulfahmi Othman all through the afternoon. The night begins with underground disco and 80s electro sound from Stephen Day and if you’re having a killer hangover the morning-after, nurse it with a hearty seaside brunch and a final dance-off before you head back to the daily grind. Tanjong Beach Club

#7: Get Juiced

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If you’re hanging around the Clark Quay precinct on New Year’s Eve, drop by Singapore’s first ever cashless nightlife destination to welcome the new year. In the live room, DJ Unic, DJ Luna and DJ Momo will be spinning their top EDM tracks while the dance room will be dropping hip-hop and R&B beats from DJ Ian Sneaks and DJ Hanif. Tickets are priced at $10. 3E River Valley Road

#8: Siloso Beach Party

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The 11th installment of the popular beach party countdown in Singapore is set for December 31. Headlined by international and local DJs (the exact lineup is not out yet but keep your eyes peeled on this space to find out more soon), ring in the new year at this outdoor party venue to heart-pounding beats, adrenaline-pumping music and fireworks. Tickets are priced at $48 and $68. Siloso Beach, Sentosa

Bars and Dining

#1: Overeasy

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Overeasy will once again present its new installment of Guilty Pleasures on New Year’s Eve. This throwback party, helmed by DJ Hookstyle, will be dishing out old-school favourites from the 90s together with other hits to get partygoers on their feet. Free entry or spend a minimum of $100 to get a table. 541 Orchard Road

#2: Lulu’s Lounge

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Known for its kitschy, 1960s New York back alley club aesthetics – think flickering neon signage and lipstick stained napkins – Lulu’s Lounge will be holding its first ever New Year’s Eve soiree known as The Scarlet Affaire. The immersive entertainment will begin at 9pm with a dramatic red carpet entrance. More experiential surprises will accumulate throughout the party, building up to the showstopping midnight climax. Tickets are priced at $45 and $50. 7 Raffles Boulevard 

#3: 1-Altitude

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Party into the new year with an unrivalled 360-degree view of Singapore’s city skyline at 1-Altitude. Taking the stage on New Year’s Eve is resident band One Avenue where they will be bringing on the jive with their spectacular and eclectic repertoire of iconic party anthems and timeless hits. For EDM lovers, DJ RODG will be behind the decks accompanied by resident DJ Leonard T and Emcee J Soopa. Tickets are priced at $40 and $50. Level 61, One Raffles Place

#4: Monti

 

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After filling your tummies with Monti’s extravagant six-course meal, enjoy unparalleled views on the open-air rooftop at Fullerton Pavilion for front row seats to Singapore’s most captivating fireworks display and light shows at the Marina Bay. Tickets are priced from $68 to $318, inclusive of housepours. 82 Collyer Quay

#5: Dining on Cloud 9

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For those looking to welcome the new year with a dose of exhilaration and exclusivity, the Celebration Cabins ($498++, up to six pax) is a definite must. This is the one experience in the city that can offer the incredible thrill of taking in three separate fireworks up close while you’re up in the air. The entire experience also includes two bottles of Champagne and a dessert platter. Faber Peak Singapore

#6: Zafferano

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At 9pm on 31 December, the restaurant’s dining hall will transform into a glamourous masquerade gala featuring a five-course dinner. The dinner presents a choice of pan-seared wild catch seabass from Brittany served with yellow carrot puree, stewed lentils and caramelised baby eggplant, or 48 hours’ sous-vide Tajima wagyu beef short ribs with parsnip puree, glazed French chestnut and sauteed turnip top. The soiree continues at the Zafferano rooftop Terrace Lounge as DJ James Van Carlos hype up the party with exuberant genres of dancehall, reggae and disco music. Dinner is priced at $450++ per person which includes complimentary access to the countdown party. For non-dining revellers, tickets are priced at $250++. 10 Collyer Quay

Where to catch fireworks

#1: The Prudential Marina Bay Carnival

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Occupying the 25,000 square metres of The Promontory and Bayfront event space is the Prudential Marina Bay Carnival. With more than 40 rides and games, this carnival will run from 15 December 2017 till 1 April 2018 daily from 4pm-11pm with a special exception on New Year’s Eve when it will start from 3pm to midnight, making it the best place to catch the fireworks. Free entry. The Promontory and Bayfront event space

#2: Esplanade Waterfront

Head to the outdoor concert venue for unblocked views of the fireworks, set against the gorgeous city backdrop. Free entry. Esplanade Waterfront

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