New Year's Eve 2021: Where To Find Halal Food Near SG's Heartland Firework Displays


Shasha Dania •  Dec 30, 2020

New Year's Eve has finally arrived - which means 2021 is right around the corner! ? This year, Singapore's iconic year-end fireworks at Marina Bay have disappeared for the time being. Instead, they've been replaced with 11 heartland firework displays, which will also be live-streamed so you don't have to leave your house to join the festivities! While specific locations of the fireworks haven't been announced in order to avoid overcrowding at the venues, here are some halal heartland eateries near Singapore's 2021 New Year's Eve fireworks so you can grab a meal in the vicinity while looking forward to the yearly countdown.

1. Bedok

From Bedok Corner to Simpang Bedok, Bedok is a halal foodie's paradise for sure! Enjoy famous halal spots like TFF Hainanese Boneless Chicken RiceTang Tea HouseEnak Enak Hong Kong Tea House, and Deanna's Kitchen all within this neighbourhood. If you're dining in a small group with loved ones, Yassin Kampung Seafood also dishes out yummy zi char and fresh seafood everyone will love!

P.S. Here are 16 amazing halal eateries in Bedok to kickstart the new year with!  ?

2. Bishan

Bishan's Junction 8 mall has quite a few halal eateries you can choose from! If you're going local opt for Crave nasi lemak, Hainanese chicken rice from Fitra Chicken Rice, or a customisable spin on stir-fried rice and noodles from Wok Hey to indulge in some affordable and familiar favourites. ? Mata Thai along Bishan Street 11 also has a variety of Thai and local dishes - and they have delivery too! If you're willing to travel before heading back home for the fireworks to start, Toa Payoh's Fork and Spoon halal food court is a few MRT stations away and has Lanzhou beef noodles, Thai food, and more!

3. Boon Lay & Nanyang ward (West Coast GRC)

Boon Lay and the Nanyang ward of West Coast GRC will each get their own firework displays this year, so West Coast residents don't have to worry about missing out! Jurong West has plenty of halal eateries to grab a bite before seeing the fireworks. Check out Tang Tea House at Jurong West St 42 for some late-night Hong Kong dim sum, or one of the many eateries at Jurong Point like Brio, Sanook Kitchen, or the newly-opened Ichikokudo! ?

#HHWT Tip: Find more halal eateries in Jurong here to kickstart your foodie hunt!

4. Geylang

A stone's throw away from Paya Lebar, Joo Chiat, and Katong, Geylang is a halal foodie's dream for sure! From Chinese cuisine at Delibowl and Nuodle to familiar Indonesian fare at Tok Tok Indonesian Soup House to late-night dim sum and local favourites at 89.7 Supper Club - there's an endless variety of options to choose from. ?

P.S. Here are 14 halal eateries (including all-halal food courts!) in Paya Lebar you need to try next.

5. Hougang

Don't worry if you stay in the north-east because there are plenty of halal spots in Hougang, Punggol, and Sengkang to satisfy all of your cravings! Hougang-ites might already be familiar with Flavour Flings cafe and neighbourhood favourites like Zilan Nasi Ayam but what about Brostern - a new Muslim-owned hawker stall selling Western fusion fare? ? Make sure to try their John Tarik that's generously drizzled over with lots of cheese!

6. Jurong

If you're planning to catch the fireworks at Jurong, you'll definitely have a huge choice of eateries to dine at beforehand! At Westgate and JEM there's the classic Hajjah Mariam Cafe with its delicious Nasi Ambeng platters, Korean-style stews at Hanok by Massizim and even halal-certified Maxx Coffee if you're looking for a quick pick-me-up. ? There's also Mr Teh Tarik (Blk 456 Jurong West St 41) - an all-halal 24-hour hawker centre serving up zi char, Western fare, beef noodles, and more!

7. Tampines

Oh Tampines, you definitely have quite the halal selection to choose from! ? From Captain Kim Korean BBQ & Hotpot to Fat Papa's to Al Azhar there are so many mouth-watering dishes awaiting you here. If you're feeling something more local and affordable, Century Square's The Food Market has halal stalls selling Hainanese Chicken Rice, Hokkien Mee, Hong Kong-style Beef Noodles and more! Check out more halal spots in Tampines here - including some late-night supper spots perfect for a post-firework chit chat with your buddies. ?

8. Tiong Bahru

Tiong Bahru is well known as the hipster hangout in Singapore which makes it great for some sightseeing before the fireworks display! After you've explored its street art murals and chic boutiques, head to Tiong Bahru Plaza for a yummy bite to recharge your energy. The mall has several halal-certified kiosks you can grab a bite from including 4 FingersWok HeyMaki-San, and Tongue Tip Lanzhou Beef Noodles!

9. Woodlands

There are plenty of halal eateries in Woodlands, Sembawang, and Marsiling to choose from, but one popular spot for a meal with family or friends is Rasa Istimewa Waterfront Restaurant! Dine on fresh seafood and local zi char-style dishes while enjoying the waterside scenery. Al Ameen Eating Corner in Marsiling is also open 24 hours daily so you can even treat yourself to a yummy supper after the fireworks have ended. ? And of course, head to Causeway Point mall to try the brand-new Monster Planet that's recently opened and serves mouth-watering Japanese curry rice!

10. Yew Tee

Yew Tee is getting its own fireworks display this year but it's also another neighbourhood where it can be difficult to find halal options. ? Thankfully, nearby areas like Bukit Panjang and Choa Chu Kang make up for it! Bukit Panjang's Hillion Mall has Ichikokudo and Tongue Tip Lanzhou Beef Noodles if you're looking forward to treating yourself to something fancy. And Mr Teh Tarik Cartel in Choa Chu Kang Park is open 24 hours for your supper needs! ? Here are 12 halal eateries in SG's north-west you can consider dining at before the fireworks begin.

Here's to trying out even more yummy halal eateries in 2021 and beyond! ?