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7 Amazing Things To Do In Singapore During The 2021 New Year Long Weekend


Faruq Senin •  Dec 27, 2020


New Year's Day is in less than a week! 2020 has been one great roller coaster and now, it's time to say hello to 2021 ? Lucky for you, it's a long weekend so you can take this time to catch up with loved ones or work on your 2021 New Year's resolutions. If you're looking for the best things to do for the 2021 New Year's Eve weekend in Singapore, we've got you covered with this article! From New Year's fireworks to virtual celebrations, countdowns and more, it's time to start the year on a good note.
1. Catch the New Year's fireworks in the heartlands
Your 2021 New Year's won't be complete without some fireworks! This year, you won't have to travel to Marina Bay to catch fireworks as they will be set off from 11 locations across Singapore. They are:
  • Bedok
  • Bishan
  • Boon Lay
  • Geylang
  • Hougang
  • Jurong
  • Tampines
  • Tiong Bahru
  • Woodlands
  • Yew Tee
  • Nanyang ward in West Coast GRC
The exact locations of the fireworks have not been released to prevent overcrowding and the fireworks will also be live-streamed at virtual countdown events organised by the People's Association. Check out their website and Facebook for more details.
2. Be dazzled by light beams at Shine A Light
If you're still planning to spend New Year's eve in the city, Marina Bay is lighting up in a different way this year instead of the usual fireworks! As part of the Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2021, 60 moving light beams will illuminate the Singapore skyline every night from 8PM-10.30PM (last show extended to 11.45PM on 31 Dec). Every 15 minutes, you'll be dazzled by a light animation show which runs for 3 minutes. When: 1-31 Dec 2020, 8PM-10.30PM (last show extended to 11.45PM on 31 Dec) Location: The Promontory @ Marina Bay WebsiteP.S. Check out our halal food guide to Marina Bay!
3. Admire fanciful light projections at Share The Moment
Another way to spend New Year's at Marina Bay is to catch Share The Moment, a light projection spectacle on the facades of The Fullerton Hotel, The Merlion and ArtScience Museum. The projection feature student artworks which were inspired by organisations & individuals who stepped up to help others in the COVID-19 pandemic. Definitely one way to spend your New Year weekend! When: 25-31 Dec (ArtScience Museum starts from 26 Dec), 8PM-10.30PM (last show extended to 11.45PM on 31 Dec) Location: The Fullerton Hotel, The Merlion, ArtScience Museum WebsiteP.S. Looking for more things to do at night? Check out one of these awesome light shows happening in Singapore right now!
4. Watch the Times Square ball drop virtually
Credit: Hertz Asia on Facebook Always wanted to catch the iconic New Year's Eve ball drop in New York City? Well, now you can! Although New Year's 2021 is celebrated differently in New York due to COVID-19 and there won't be a live audience, the good news is that you can tune in to watch it online. You'll also be able to see how New Year's is celebrated around the globe as well as performance from various celebrities. Check out the website for more details.
5. Enjoy a year-end or new year gathering with your loved ones
Credit: Asian Market Cafe, Fairmont Singapore Having a long weekend means that you'll have even more time to share a nice meal with your loved ones! From yummy halal buffets to scrumptious brunches and amazing seafood restaurants, usher in the 2021 new year by treating yourself to something delicious. Plus, with Singapore entering Phase 3, you can gather more of your friends and family. Check out our guide for 16 halal eateries for an awesome year-end gathering (perfect for up to 8 pax!).
6. Start the New Year right with a workout
Is your New Year's resolution to get fitter and do more exercise? Then, start your workout on the first weekend of 2021 by going for a hike at one of Singapore's awesome nature and walking trails. Looking for something more intense? Then check out these scenic cycling trails or running routes for those of you who are starting out your fitness journey. If you're looking to challenge yourself with a long distance hike, check out our guides to the Coast-to-Coast trail and Green Corridor!
7. Have a picnic and hang out with a view
If you're looking to get away from crowds and just want to relax before the new work year starts, having a picnic is a great option! Whether it's Marina Barrage, Singapore Botanic Gardens or Singapore's peaceful beaches, there are plenty of picnic spots in Singapore. To hang out with scenic views of Singapore, our guide to 9 rooftop gardens and roof terraces in Singapore will be perfect for you! So, are you ready to say goodbye to 2020? Check out these 7 awesome things to do and start 2021 on a high! SHARE this list with your loved ones and let them know ?