Best Places To
Celebrate New Year In Style
Free Secret Spots for the best views & NYE Outfit Inspo
If you are looking to ring in the new year with a bang, we round up the best parties from around Asia for you to usher in 2019 in an epic style. Take the time to unwind and reward yourself for a year well spent – here are some of the best places to head to and bask in the festive mood.
The Float @ Marina Bay, Singapore
For the first time ever outside of Japan, be in awe this year at one of the largest countdown events in Asia by the supercharged Star Island Singapore Countdown Edition – a 6 series choreographed work of synchronised fireworks, pyrotechnics light displays and 3D surround sound extravaganza - by Japanese entertainment group, Avex. Be ready to whip out your camera for those Instagram-worthy shots.
Best places to watch the fireworks for free:Located opposite the Supertree Grove, The Flower and Cloud Forest domes, take in a gorgeous view of the Marina Bay Skyline at Bay East Garden. Be sure to be there early and camp for a spot.
Otherwise, pop by the Esplanade Roof Terrace that provides a bird's eye view of the lights. Seek respite at this spot nestled amongst lush greenery and chill out before the big show starts. For a not-so-secret hotspot to watch the fireworks and be close to the actions on the ground, these are the next best alternative venues to take in the full visual spectacle.
Featured style: 3680-1 Fur Flats
New Year Outfit Tips: Don’t end up looking like a fashion disaster on the last day of the year. Go for the ultimate NYE look in a subtle hint of shine with an elegant halter pleated dress and pair your ensemble with a comfortable fur flats. These casual shoes for women are great for strolling through the night or a post-fireworks New Year’s Day drink.
Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong
As the clock strikes midnight, pyro-music display lights spring to life and light up across Victoria’s Harbour in a dazzling display of fireworks and laser shows amid the famed urban city landscape as the backdrop. With one of the most spectacular fireworks in the world, it’s not hard to see why the dramatic skyline coupled with an amazing display of fireworks, will no doubt be a sight to behold.
Best places to watch the fireworks:At the highest point on Hong Kong Island, The Peak is indisputably one of the best viewing spots to look down and gaze at the fireworks. For an unobscured sea view, ride one of three junks – the Duk Ling, the Aqua Luna and the Aqua Luna II and sail down the harbour.
Best free viewing spots: For a chill night out with your girl pals, Tsim Sha Tsui East Promenade is perfect with plenty of restaurants and bars nearby. For some of the city’s best-kept secrets, nab a spot at the Ocean Terminal Deck, go up to the rooftop area of the ifc Mall, or camp yourself with your snacks and booze at Tamar Park for a different vantage point. Be early to reserve your ideal spot.
Featured style: 1809-1 Patent Leather Pointed Pump Heels
New Year Outfit Tips: Whether you are picking a scenic view up on The Peak or a picnic at Tamar Park, go casual for your countdown outfit in a utilitarian-inspired denim jumpsuit. Denim still reigns in all its guises, so you can never go wrong with this fashion staple. Pair with a patent leather pump heel for comfort that comes with the extra height set on a just-right structural block heel.
Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney, Australia
Be one of the first in the world to ring in the new year with a vivacious crowd at this vantage point. Admire a huge range of pyrotechnic effects and be blown away by the fireworks display that explodes from the arch of an illuminated Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Best places to watch the fireworks for free:Go over to Dawes Point for a close-up view of the fireworks as this spot is right under the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Or, head to Mrs Macquaries Point - a popular spot that offers a view as good as the Opera House. With alcohol stores and endless food options in the area, grab a bite and chill before the clock strikes twelve. Ask any Sydneysiders, you are spoiled with choices with other popular free viewing spots such as Kirribilli, Cremorne Point, McMahons Point and North Head.
Featured style: 1639-12 Floral Embroidered Flats
New Year Outfit Tips: Don’t sweat it with the Aussie summery temperature. Pull off in style and sashay with an easy breezy printed maxi dress. Slip into a pair of comfy floral embroidered mesh ballerina flats. These elegant lady shoes add much-needed drama for NYE to ring in 2019.
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