New Year’s Eve is round the corner (well, almost), but if you want to go on a vacation during this time of the year, it is time to make the arrangements. Almost everywhere around the world, New Year is celebrated with fervour, as if this one day unites the entire world. Fireworks, festivities and parties are part of every city and town around the world.
While the New Year celebrations are absolutely fabulous, the places in this continent are also amazing, be it the beauty, the food, the people or the culture. Moreover, you get to enjoy modern facilities and luxurious stay at pretty reasonable rates too. Here we present to you some of the most amazing places to spend New Year’s Eve in Asia.
Bangkok is undoubtedly the most popular destination for this year’s New Year’s Eve. This is because Bangkok has never failed to surprise people with their amazing New Year shows, and this time is going to be no different. While the city shines with bright lights almost every evening, there is an extra sparkle during New Year’s Eve.
With a host of entertainment options and activities, numerous shopping malls, New Year parties and nightclubs, you would definitely be spoilt for options. If you are not the one for crowds and public parties, go for a private party with your friends or just your partner on one of the rooftop hotels in the city.
Wherever you are in Bangkok when the clock strikes 12, do check out the skies for the marvellous fireworks. If you could, be outside the Central World shopping mall for the epic countdown and the amazing fireworks. If you are heading to South East Asia around New Year’s, Bangkok should be your first option for welcoming the New Year.
While spectacular is a word that describes this Emirates city, there are no words in the English language that can define the spectacle that Dubai city offers its residents and tourists on New Year’s Eve. The city with its innumerable lights has a festive look throughout the year. But the New Year is the time when it increases ten-fold.
The first thing that you should know about the Dubai New Year celebration is that the fireworks displayed here are beyond words. In 2015, the Burj Khalifa set a new record in the Guinness World for its firework display. Apart from this, you can join in for grand parties, live music performances, entertainment shows, sound and light shows and many such things. Beach parties are also hosted at several public and private beaches. The luxury hotels like Hotel Atlantis the Palm, Burj Al Arab, etc. also host magnificent parties for their guests.
If you want to enjoy your New Year’s in a unique and may be a quite way, you can go for a dinner cruise on Dubai Creek or Dubai Marina. It is also probably the best way to check out the fireworks without struggling in the crowd.
Goa is the most popular location for a beach holiday in India. Nevertheless, the charm of the city enhances during the end of the year, when the place bursts with parties and revelling. While day time can be spent visiting the pretty beaches and churches, the night time should be dedicated to the various happening parties around the place.
Goa hosts New Year parties with a variety of themes like masquerade parties, dance parties, beach parties, etc. The best musicians and DJs are brought in for the parties, making Goa one of the best places for celebrating New Year’s Eve in India. Be it the clubs, pubs, discos or the casinos, Goa’s New Year’s Eve parties would give you an experience like no other.
Another place in Asia where you can head to celebrate the New Year in a grand way is the state-city of Singapore. Singapore is known for its liveliness that attracts tourists to this place every year. However, the sight of the city is to behold during New Year. The parties, the lights, the firework, everything gets a magical touch.
If you are in Singapore this year, head for the Siloso Beach party where you can dance away into the New Year on the really large dance floor. The Tanjong Beach Club is where you can enjoy fire twirlers, floating lanterns, drinks and dancing. However, the thing you should not miss is the Marina bay Countdown and the spectacular fireworks that follow. Do keep your cameras ready to capture the mind-blowing show.
Unlike Dubai and Bangkok, not many people consider Bali to be a great destination for a vacation during New Year’s Eve. If it has not been in your list, it is only because you do not know how exciting the New Year celebrations of this Indonesian island are. The fireworks that fill the skies of this beautiful place are definitely the highlight of its New Year celebrations. But these are not the only specialties of this place.
You should head out for the carnival held at the Kuta Beach or visit the pubs and restaurants where the New Year is celebrated in style. Most hotels too organize parties; however, you need to book in advance if you want to attend one of these. Bali also gives a chance to couples to celebrate the New Year romantically. There are botanical gardens, restaurants and beaches where couples can enjoy each other’s company in peace and solitude.
Apart from the above given places, Phuket, Manila, Tokyo, Sri Lanka, etc. are some of the best places in Asia where you can have the time of your life during New Year’s Eve. As these places are quite popular, you need to book your tickets and make your hotel bookings immediately if you plan to spend the New Year in one of these places.
If you are lucky, you may get an early bird offer on air tickets and accommodation too. So, do not waste time and get set to have the best New Year’s Eve by choosing one of these amazing destinations of the Asian continent.