10 Best NYE Parties to Say Good Riddance to 2016

10 Best NYE Parties to Say Good Riddance to 2016

It’s been one heck of a year. We’ve lost more musical icons than we can count on two hands, a businessman and TV personality managed to cinch the US presidency, and Mother Nature has had more than enough of our careless ignorance of her cries. Whether or not 2017 will be an improvement is yet to be seen, but the one extra thing you don’t need to worry about is how to say goodbye to the train wreck that is 2016. Here, we’ve curated 10 of the most promising New Year’s Eve parties for all walks of life to celebrate the arrival of a new, better year – and if the world really is going to the dogs, at least these will provide one last chance to party like there’s no tomorrow.


Siloso Beach Party


FOR THE RAVER: Siloso Beach Party

Where: Siloso Beach, Sentosa

Why: Celebrating its 10th year of seaside revelry, Siloso Beach Party returns bigger than ever with this year’s theme, ‘Are You Ready For X?’, symbolising the uncertain and exciting future that lies ahead – a 12-hour non-stop party for serious practitioners of “eat, sleep, rave, repeat”. This year, ladies will have the chance to take a breather from the revelry with women-only pampering booths to freshen up before dancing the night away with Dutch DJ-producer and DJ Mag Top 100 DJ, Quintino, alongside Kat DJ, DJ Kaylova and Shawny Shawn. Like the years before it, expect a flurry of excitement as the evening comes to a head with the famed foam party and fireworks.

For more info, visit the Facebook event page store.sentosa.com.sg.


FOR THE VIBE CHASER: Brand New Day at Tanjong Beach Club

Where: 120 Tanjong Beach Walk, Sentosa

Why: For those looking to lap up the calming vibes of the beach without the force of a full-on festival, Tanjong Beach Club is the place to enjoy the last setting sun of 2016, before partying hard into the night to mark a new day. Offering daybed packages with bottles of bubbly, premium spirits and car rides home so you don’t need to lift a finger, DJ Stephen Day will be delivering underground disco and ’80s electro to keep the sand shifting under your feet. Those looking to correct a hangover by the beachside can continue the party with TBC’s brunch signatures on New Year’s Day, while lounging on daybeds with a tropical cocktail in hand and the sounds of DJs Mad Jester and The Professor.

For more info, visit the Facebook event page HERE.



FOR THE CLASS ACT: Glitz, Glamour and Gold at 1-Altitude

Where: L61-63 1 Raffles Place

Why: You can expect an elevated party experience when you’re at the top of a skyscraper, 282-metres above the bustle of the street. Celebrating all that glitters and glimmers, dress up in your finest tuxes and cocktail dresses and take in a magnificent view of the skyline, as Lindo Martinez plays soundscapes that wave farewell to the last sunset of the year. Carrying you through till countdown is 7-piece party band Acoustic Trip, who’ll get you putting your hands (and specially crafted NYE cocktails) in the air, before renowned Dutch DJ-producer Jochen Miller kicks off 2017 with a bang through an explosive mix of tech, trance and progressive sounds.

For more info, visit the Facebook event page HERE.


W Singapore Sentosa Cove


FOR THE GLOBETROTTER: Bold & Bright 2017 at W Singapore

Where: WOOBAR, W Singapore Sentosa Cove, 21 Ocean Way

Why: If you’ve ever dreamt of spending NYE in New York’s Times Square, but haven’t pulled together the dosh to make it a reality, W Singapore is bringing the Big Apple to you. Throwing partygoers into a high-voltage, futuristic party experience at WOOBAR with bright lights, a pulsing undercurrent of beats, and plenty of bubbly in your glass, all-you-can-drink champagne and spirits from 9pm to 11pm for $69++ will get you in the spirit for an electrifying countdown. And to make your Manhattan dreams come true, guests stand a chance to win a three-night stay at the W New York Times Square.

For more info, visit wsingaporesentosacove.com.


FOR THE SILENT CELEBRATOR: Silent Disco NYE at kult kafe

Where: Emily Hill, 11 Upper Wilkie Road

Why: If you’re looking to escape the noise of the NYE chaos, without escaping good tunes, Silent Disco sounds like your jam. Equipping partygoers with wireless headsets that pump out tunes from three different DJs, ravers can switch from hip-hop and dancehall to drum & bass and indie anthems, letting listeners dictate the soundtrack to their New Year’s Eve. With DJ Kid Fiesta, Tom Shellsuit, Paul Michael, Stew Bamrah and a special guest DJ supplying the sounds, kult kafé’s indoor space is transformed into an illuminated dance floor that reacts to dancers’ movements.

For more info, visit the Facebook event page HERE.


FOR THE RETROPHILE: Guilty Pleasures at OverEasy Orchard

Where: #01-01 Liat Towers, 541 Orchard Road

Why: As its name suggests, what better time is there to indulge in your guilty pleasures than on the last day of the year? Firstly, feel no guilt about absolutely no cover charge or minimum spend. With its menu of American diner classics, dig into finger-licking grub before engaging in shameless sing-alongs with the best of golden oldies and today’s Top 40 hits, DJ Hookstyle (Dave Tan of Electrico) supplies scintillating tunes for a night of unabashed good times. Whether you choose to continue the indulgence after New Year’s Day is up to you.

For more info, visit the Facebook event page HERE.


FOR THE JAZZ CONNOISSEUR: Countdown to a Jazzy New Year at Montreux Jazz Cafe

Where: Pan Pacific Orchard, 10 Claymore Road

Why: Taking the spirit of the Montreux Jazz Festival and condensing it into a lavishly decorated haunt at Pan Pacific Orchard, partygoers looking to celebrate with smooth grooves and fine food can call the Montreux Jazz Café home for an evening. Serving up a decadent five-course menu of Swiss gastronomical delights curated by executive chef Derek Ang, guests can enjoy the finer things in life as Mariam John lulls audiences with a blend of soul, jazz and R&B, before DJ Jag turns things up with R&B, funk and Top 40 bangers.

For more info, visit montreuxjazzcafe.com.




FOR THE DANCE DEVOTEE: New Year's Eve with Hong & Lincey at Zouk

Where: The Cannery, 3C River Valley Road

Why: After an emotional roller coaster of a year after the closure of its iconic Jiak Kim stronghold, and subsequent shift to the nightlife district of Clarke Quay, Zouk diehards and dedicated clubgoers will have the chance to party hard for the very first NYE party held at Zouk’s mesmerising new home. Helmed by Zouk’s trusty residents, Lincey and Hong, who never fail to get a party started, now’s a time like no other to go all out and make history in ringing in a new year at the world-class nightlife destination.

For more info, visit zoukclub.com.



Where: 11 Bali Lane

Why: Those looking for a colossal dose of local music can find it all under one roof this New Year’s Eve at Blu Jaz Café. Hosting three floors dedicated to different acts – from .gif and Stopgap on Level 1, Jasmine Sokko and Mean on Level 2, and Durio and Darren Dubwise on Level 3, and many, many more – the night pools together emerging and established acts of distinct genres for a whopping and eclectic line-up of local sounds. Not to be missed for those who want to show some love for homegrown music.

For more info, visit the Facebook event page HERE.



Where: The Float at Marina Bay, 20 Raffles Avenue

Why: Held on the world’s largest floating stage, you can expect this NYE bash to make one hell of a splash. Raking in jaw-dropping the inimitable Alicia Keys, who’s sure to bring on tears and joyous celebration with her powerful soul and R&B mainstays, and Hoobastank, who’ll give more than one “Reason” to sing at the top of your lungs, audiences will be treated to a wide-ranging line-up of local and regional acts that include Rainie Yang, Penny Tai, Gilded Edge, Shirlyn & The UnXpected and more, as well as an explosive eight-minute fireworks display.

For more info, visit apactix.com.


Text Trent Davis

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