5 Exciting New Year’s Eve Countdown Parties in Asia

Usher in 2018 at these massive celebratory events, where fireworks and other memorable performance await.

Photo: Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2018

1. Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2018

Themed “Bay of Hopes and Dreams,” this year’s edition of the city’s annual countdown celebration looks set to be a spectacle spanning the Marina Bay and Civic District areas. An exciting lineup of activities await visitors, including festive carnival rides and games, a charity trail, fringe events, as well as photo-worthy projection mapping displays.

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Photo: Taipei New Year’s Eve Countdown Party

2. Taipei New Year’s Eve Countdown Party

The iconic Taipei 101 building will play host to the city’s biggest countdown celebrations, alongside a yuletide fair featuring a skating rink and 12-meter-tall Christmas tree. Party revelers can expect to enjoy fireworks, pyrotechnics, and live performances by Chinese pop acts including Della Wu, Nick Chou, and Lin Min-Chen.

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Photo: Hong Kong New Year Countdown Celebrations 2018

3. Hong Kong New Year Countdown Celebrations 2018

When the clock strikes midnight in Hong Kong on New Year’s Eve, expect impressive firework displays to illuminate the scenic Victoria Harbor. For the first time, the city’s countdown celebration will feature pyrotechnics from an award-winning European fireworks maker, accompanied by a soundtrack composed and produced by veteran local music director Chiu Tsang-hei.

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Photo: Jakarta New Year’s Eve Celebrations 2018

4. Jakarta New Year’s Eve Celebrations 2018

This year, New Year’s Eve festivities in Jakarta is set to take place throughout the capital, with public events happening in Central Jakarta around Monas and Jalan MH Thamrin, in South Jakarta at Setu Babakan, and more. Visitors can look forward to enjoying fireworks, traditional Indonesian dance and music performances, as well as culinary festivals.

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Photo: Universal Studios Japan Countdown Party 2018

5. Universal Studios Japan Countdown Party 2018

Universal Studios Japan, one of Japan’s top amusement parks, will be hosting a massive countdown party featuring popular characters like Minions from the Pixar animation film. Just for New Year’s Eve, attractions in the park will be open round the clock, alongside special firework displays and live stage performances.

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