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Marina Bay New Year’s Eve Celebrations - Blog Post

Courtesy – http://is.asia-city.com

If you are in Singapore on 31st December when the world celebrates New Year’s Eve, you should not miss the celebrations in the Marina Bay area. More than 250,000 people attend the event. There are parties everywhere, right from the Marina Bay floating Stadium to the Esplanade promenade. Some of the popular locations all facing the Marina Bay are the Benjamin Sheares Bridge, Esplanade Bridge, Padang, Merlion, Marina Bay Sands, The Ritz-Carlton Millenia, The Fullerton Hotel, Marina Mandarin Residential Apartments at The Sail @ Marina Bay and from atop the Singapore Flyer, world's tallest Ferris wheel.

Along the Esplanade promenade open area spotlights are erected fill colours and light to the 20,000 inflatable wishing spheres carrying 500,000 wishes written by Singaporeans. A variety of shows and concerts are hosted to entertain the huge crowd that gathers to celebrate. Some of the concerts are hosted on floating platform stages featuring famous artists both local and international. The shows are also broadcasted on the local TV channels.

When it is 10 seconds to midnight, all the concert emcees start the countdown. The audience also joins in and makes the atmosphere electrifying. And when the clock strikes 12, mesmerising fireworks are launched that fills the skies with beautiful colourful patterns and light. It presents a spectacular view the bay lit up in bright lights against the backdrop of the magnificent Singapore skyline.

Maria Ereku

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