‘Experience vivid pyrotechnic shows at these harbourfront sites from the world over on New Year’s Eve’
Hong Kong This picturesque harbour is synonymous with the daily light and sound show titled A Symphony of Lights. But come New Year’s eve, and the radiant harbour transforms into a hub filled with visitors who gather to witness the stunning pyromusical that lights up the skies. These fireworks are one of the prime attractions of the celebrations in Hong Kong, that not only illuminate the night sky but also cast an equally vibrant reflection on the water. Best vantage points to witness this spectacle from include the Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Center, Harbour City Car Park, Golden Bauhinia Square.
New York, the US
New Year’s eve in the Big Apple is about being one of the thousands who flock to Times Square to watch the iconic ball drop at midnight. But what if you could ring in the year with a dash of history, a pleasant stroll across a landmark bridge and an extravagant display of fireworks? Join one of the companies organising a walk across the Brooklyn Bridge to marvel at the lights bouncing off the East River and clear views of the Statue of Liberty in the distance.
Dubai, the UAE
Expect larger-than-life pyrotechnic shows at Burj Khalifa and a water-music dance at the Dubai Fountain. It is advised to arrive early (visitors are known to arrive as early as 6 pm). A few of the best spots to enjoy the show from are the footsteps of Burj Khalifa and some of the restaurants lining the waterfront.
Marina Bay, Singapore
New Year eve celebrations at Marina Bay Singapore Countdown are more than just admiring the firework display at midnight. From great food and engaging activities to live performances – there is never a dull moment. Some of the best spots to view the fireworks from include the Art Science Museum, Ocean Financial Centre and the city’s iconic Merlion at Merlion Park.
Copacabana beach, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Watch brilliant fireworks, take a dip in the warm waters of the Copacabana beach, catch a live performance and gorge on some local dishes – stepping into a new year in Rio De Jeneiro doesn’t get any better!