It’s 29 December 2020, and surely you know what that means.
Yes folks, we’re just days away from the New Year.
A year which promises to fix the gigantic mess that was 2020.
(For a list of things that are due to happen in 2021, you can click here.)
And so, it’s little wonder why we would want to count down to the new year, what with all the tainted memories behind us. But the all-important question begets;
Where, and how pricey is it gonna be?
Well, if you happen to be hapless and are operating on a shoestring budget, rest assured…
Because we have your back.
8 Things to Do on New Year’s Eve With Your Bae For Under $100
1. Marina Bay Countdown 2021
Though there’s no fireworks display at Marina Bay this year, the Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2021 event still offers plenty in light of current circumstances.
This year’s Countdown will feature two key highlights at Marina Bay: a light display named Shine a Light; and Share the Moment, a storytelling showcase through projection mapping.
Intriguing, aesthetic and all-around pleasant, the Marina Bay Countdown 2021 is one place for you and your bae to countdown… for free.
When: Until 31 December 2020 (The lights show starts at 8 p.m. and will play at every 15 minutes’ interval until 10:30 p.m.)
Incidentally, the heartland fireworks and scenes from Marina Bay will also be broadcast during Mediacorp’s Let’s Celebrate 2021.
2. The Heartlands
Due to safety regulations, there will not be any fireworks display at MBS this year.
But, this doesn’t mean that the annual fireworks show will be non-existent either.
Rather, fireworks will be set off from different heartland locations across Singapore, bringing the Countdown experience closer to Singaporeans at home.
Check out this article on the locations.
When: 31 December 2020
3. Big Hit Entertainment New Year’s Eve Virtual Event
Are you and your bae serial fans of K-Pop? Because if you are…
I have some big hit news for you.
Apparently, you can now say goodbye to 2020 with all your favourite Korean artistes – through Big Hit Entertainment’s New Year’s Eve Virtual Event!
Spend the last remnants of 2020 with the likes of BTS, Lee Hyun, BUMZU, NU’EST, GFriend, TOMORROW x TOGETHER, and ENHYPEN, as the online concert rounds off the year with a bang.
Cost: $48.64 to $73.28 per ticket, depending on the number of screens
When: 31 December 2020, from 8:30 p.m.
You can book your tickets here.
The customary Siloso Beach countdown party may be absent this year due to the pandemic, but it appears that clubbing vibes can still go on this end-2020.
Tomorrowland will be here to fill that party void as we mark the end of the year.
Boasting more than 25 of the planet’s best artists, the online event will take place through four captivating digital stages in the all-new digital entertainment venue NAOZ.
It will also be adapted to all 27 time zones across the world, so that everyone can end off the year on the right note.
Cost: $32.36 to $80.91
When: 31 December 2020, from 8:00 p.m.
5. Singapore River
Nothing beats a splendid view from the riverside, and witnessing it with your loved ones just makes it all the sweeter.
Admire the fully decorated city as you bask in the melodious tunes of… New Year songs (no, not CNY songs).
Feel free to dine-in at one of the nearby restaurants, where you can get the optimal experience as you celebrate New Year’s eve by the riverside!
Cost: Below $20/pax
6. Universal Studios Singapore
Usually, U.S.S. would’ve been off-limits on such budget-friendly lists.
After all, the theme park is rather infamous for its less-than-affordable prices.
However, these are different times.
Or to be specific, these are times with the presence of vouchers – which can be used to hack-and-slash those exorbitant prices.
So really, what better time to pay a discounted visit to U.S.S. than now?
And that’s especially so if you’re still suffering from post-Christmas blues too.
This New Year’s Eve, meet popular cartoon characters like the Minions, Elmo, Cookie Monster, Abby Caddaby and more at Universal Studios Singapore.
In addition, immerse yourself in interactive movie sets, and enjoy the age-old thrilling rides that have made U.S.S. so popular around the nation!
Cost: You can check here for more details.
When: From now till 3 January 2021
Note: Advanced reservation is required.
Fancy a drink on New Year’s Eve?
Loof’s your place to indulge in fine wine and have a relaxing time.
This chillax rooftop bar is known for its annual New Year’s Eve party, and 2020 is no different.
With its early bird free flow of spirits, wines and beers, Loof will definitely satiate your thirst from 2020.
Cost: Early bird free flow, 3pm – 5pm, $60/person
8. Mediacorp’s Countdown Party
Mediacorp’s annual countdown event has been a constant staple over the years, and it’s no different this end-2020.
The public can look forward to a special New Year’s Eve music programme presented by
Mediacorp, Let’s Celebrate 2021, that will be broadcast on Channel 5 and streamed online.
(Yes, this is the programme whereby Sonia Chew is replaced)
The programme will feature international and local talents presenting good music, dance and fashion to usher in the new year. These include collaborations between local performers and up-and-coming creative talents from the fashion and dance communities.
Feel free to get some ice-cream and watch as your favourite local talents serenade the end of 2020!
Cost: Your Internet connection
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