Singapore bids farewell to the rooster, welcomes the dog

World November 30, 2017 13:25

By The Nation

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Singapore marks the end of 2017 and welcomes 2018 by turning several landmarks into playgrounds, packed with fun-filled activities and countdown events.



Running from December 8 to 31, the Marina Bay and the Civic District will host the Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2018 featuring an astonishing carnival rides and games, a charity trail, outdoor activities, crowd-favourite light projections and fireworks.

Set against the backdrop of the city skyline, the Prudential Marina Bay Carnival will offer more than 40 rides and games assembled from different parts of the world. From exciting roller coasters to water rides for thrill-seekers, the carnival will also cater family entertainment starting from 4pm daily. 

On New Year’s Eve, the Float @ Marina Bay will be transformed into another activity hub to provide a front-row fireworks viewing experience. Visitors can shop for food and beverage as well as lifestyle products at an outdoor bazaar or enjoy a picnic while awaiting the midnight fireworks. Tickets are priced at $5.50 and can be purchased on the Marina Bay Singapore Countdown website from today.

The countdown activities on New Year’s Eve will extend beyond Marina Bay to the adjacent Civic District. The Civic District provides a car-free zone, forming a larger celebration area to enable more people to join in the festivities and collectively usher in the New Year. 

Resorts World Sentosa kicks into high gear on New Year’s Eve with Dance in the Park Countdown to 2018 at Universal Studios Singapore. The performances will have you dancing until dawn, while selected rides will be running all night too.

The iconic Siloso Beach Party is celebrating its 11 years of adrenaline-pumping music, fireworks and endless thrills. Headlined by international and local DJs, this 12-hour marathon party promises a night of non-stop fun on New Year’s Eve until the dawn of 2018.

Orchard Road is spectacularly lit up to ramp up the festive mood. Shopping malls are bedecked with flickering fairy lights, twinkling trees and elaborate decorations, with street performances and festive bazaars galore under the theme of “Endless Wonder”.

Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza, plays host to the Endless Wonder Christmas Village where beautifully decorated booths manned by 25 brands offer food and fashion products. 

The lush Gardens by the Bay is converted into the Christmas Wonderland from tomorrow (December 1) to December 26. Adorned with a giant Christmas Tree and sculptures of light throughout the fairground, it offers an array of activities such as fun family-friendly acrobatic performances by Circus Abyssinia Present Ethiopian Dreams, skating under the stars, carnival games and more.

Find out more details at www.STB.gov.sg or www.VisitSingapore.com.