They say that how you ring in the New Year will set the tone for the next 12 months − so where will you be when the clock strikes midnight on 31 December? (No pressure.)
Since you’re going to be ending the year with a bang, you might as well get more bang for your buck. We’ve rounded up some of the best events around the region for your jolliest evening, filled with merry laughter surrounded by your closest friends and family!
1. Make a splash at the epic TIIGO Foam Party
There’s no party quite like a foam party. Let things get a little messy for one last evening and scrub yourself clean for the New Year at Montigo Resort, Nongsa’s TIIGO Foam Party. Come dressed in your swankiest Hawaiian costume and stand to win one of the two ‘Best Costume’ prizes worth IDR 22,000,000!
You’ll dance the night away with national host and DJ Chelsea Kenzo, Melodivo Percussion, Salambrie Syndicates and more, before joining in the fireworks countdown. With fire flair bartending and fire dancers performing, it’s sure to be a hot night!
A party is always more fun after a good dinner, wouldn’t you agree? Montigo Resorts, Nongsa has you covered for the entire evening, with a choice between two delicious Chinese-style set menus at Pantai Restaurant. If these don’t suit your taste buds, go for the special Gala Buffet at TADD’s Restaurant for fresh seafood, international dishes, and live BBQ and meat carving.
TIIGO Foam Party: IDR 350,000 per person (incl. a welcome drink), free entry for resort guests who attended the Gala Dinner. Bottle packages and VIP packages available.
Set dinner at Pantai Restaurant: From IDR 550,000++ per person.
Gala buffet at Tadd’s Restaurant: From IDR 1,200,000++ per person.
Address: Jl. Hang Lekir Nongsa, Sambau, Nongsa, Kota Batam, Kepulauan Riau 29465, Indonesia
Website: Montigo Resorts, Nongsa
2. Celebrate with Fire Dancers in a Circus Carnival Party
If you’re a fan of ‘the Greatest Showman’, you wouldn’t want to miss this! The Papandayan Hotel is hosting an immersive Circus Carnival Party inspired by the film, complete with fire dancers, stilt walkers, street magicians, fortune tellers, face painting booths and more!
You’ll enjoy a scrumptious dinner buffet while watching special performances from KSP (Kelompok Suara Parahyangan), the Mister, USB Percussion, and more. In addition to dinner and evening entertainment, your tickets include a welcome drink, breakfast on New Year’s Day, and 20% discount for spa treatments to start your year with a well-deserved treat!
Room bookings: start from IDR3,100,000 per room, incl. two nights’ accommodation, daily breakfast, NYE dinner, the Greatest Showman event, and a range of discounts on hotel amenities.
Address: Jl. Gatot Subroto No.83, Malabar, Lengkong, Kota Bandung, Jawa Barat 40262, Indonesia
Website: The Papandayan Hotel
3. Feast your way into the New Year
It just doesn’t seem right to start the year on an empty stomach. Fortunately, there’s Hatten Hotel’s special buffet dinner Tidings of Joy, held at the casual and lively restaurant Chatterz. With a seasonal menu offering fresh new flavours, as well as classic contemporary dishes, you’ll be indulging in the best way possible!
Just upstairs, Alto Sky Lounge is hosting Gleaming Celebrations, a New Year’s Eve set dinner and countdown party. The classy, open air lounge is located high up on the 22nd floor, so you’ll enjoy marvelous views of the fireworks. Expect some great tunes, a buzzing atmosphere, and loads of fun!
Tidings of Joy New Year’s Eve Dinner: RM108 per adult, RM54 per child.
Gleaming Celebrations New Year’s Eve Dinner: RM160 per person.
Address: Hatten Square, Jalan Merdeka, Bandar Hilir, 75000 Melaka, Malaysia.
Website: Hatten Hotel Melaka
4. Dine and Dance through a Classic Beach Party
InterContinental Resort Bali offers a delectable range of dining options for your dinner on New Year’s Eve, from indulging a lavish Indonesian buffet at Taman Gita while watching a live Balinese dance performance, to enjoying a traditional Italian set meal at Bella Cucina with soft live jazz and a gorgeous bay view in the background.
After a sumptuous dinner, head over to Sunset Beach Bar and Grill to count down to the new year in the best way: rocking out to live DJ music with a cocktail in hand, savouring the lively mood of the moment. At midnight, fireworks blaze across the sky to light up the whole beach curving around Jimbaran Bay.
Taman Gita family buffet dinner: IDR1,500,000 per person
Address: Jl. Raya Uluwatu No.45, Jimbaran, Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Website: InterContinental Resort Bali
5. Dress the Whole Family up for a Masquerade
Break out your most elegant cocktail dresses and suits for Masquerade, Alila Solo’s masquerade-themed Gala Concert and Dinner! It’s a family-centric way to spend the evening, with a variety of fun activities to keep the children entertained and an exciting buffet menu with both local and international cuisines.
The highlight of the evening is the spectacular entertainment line-up, which includes pantomime, cabaret and shadow batik performances. The guest star for the evening is Maria Simorangkir (winner of Indonesian Idol 2018!), who will be performing alongside an orchestra directed by Eka Nusa Pertiwi.
Masquerade Gala Concert: IDR650,000 per person
Address: Jl. Slamet Riyadi No.562, Jajar, Laweyan, Kota Surakarta, Jawa Tengah 57144, Indonesia
Website: Alila Solo Hotel
6. Make a Full Night of it with a Buffet-and-Stay Package
If what’s really on your mind this New Year’s Eve is getting some good, hearty nosh, we completely relate. Fill your belly to your heart’s content with Allium Hotel’s New Year’s Eve buffet dinner!
Be serenaded by live musical performances as you dine on an extravagant spread of international dishes cooked on the spot, from their signature oven-baked pizzas to heavenly desserts.
You’ll be having such a good time that you won’t want to leave any time soon. With Allium Hotel’s room package, you don’t have to worry about getting into a food coma – just head upstairs to your cosy room for a warm, intimate countdown with your loved ones!
New Year’s Eve Buffet Dinner: IDR288,000 per person.
Room Package (incl. NYE buffet dinner, one night’s accommodation, and breakfast): IDR1,388,000 per room per night.
Address: Komplek Panorama Nagoya, Sungai Jodoh, Batu Ampar, Kota Batam, Kepulauan Riau 29432, Indonesia.
Contact: Book via WhatsApp (+62 811 6620 888).
7. Party till Sunrise at Bali’s Biggest Music Festival
There are only that many music festivals in Singapore, right? We need a change from time to time – and what we’re really looking forward to is Bali’s biggest music festival: the New Year’s Music Festival hosted by Finn’s Beach Club in Canggu. With headliners like Martin Solveig, Robin Schulz, and Clean Bandit this year, this two-day music festival is going to be their biggest and best party yet!
Different ticket classes are available, with the first release General Admission and VIP tickets already sold out (so get yours fast!). Go for the VIP Double Day Bed ticket to reserve a daybed to lounge on, as you pop open the complimentary bottle of Moet Chandon with your friends. And bonus points if you manage to nab one of the 15 tickets to meet Martin Solveig in person!
The revelry begins at 3pm on New Year’s Eve, and continues into the night till 3am. You’ll have time for a quick snooze before the party resumes at noon on New Year’s Day. Can’t hold back your excitement? Check out the 2017 NYE Aftermovie from last year’s event for a sneak peek of the vibes you can be expecting, and the 2018 Artist Playlist for a preview of the great tunes!
General Admission: IDR1,600,000 for second release tickets. Discounts available for 2-day tickets.
VIP tickets: IDR2,750,000 for second release tickets. Discounts available for 2-day tickets.
Address: Jl Pantai Berawa, Tibubeneng, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Website: Finn's Beach Club
Why not make 2019 a special year by starting it off with a quick getaway to one of these fantastic celebrations in another land? The countdown to zero will be a special moment you’ll never forget!