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Best Places in Asia Where You Can Have an Unforgettable New Year’s Eve Celebration

Asia has a lot of destinations where you can celebrate the best New Year’s Eve. [Image Credit: Nik Cyclist/Flicker]

Best Places to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Asia

Bid farewell to the year and welcome the new one in Asia while overlooking an infinity pool or calling it a night to remember as you gaze at a sky full of fireworks amidst the 118th floor.

Whether you wish to celebrate your New Year by the beach in Thailand or looking at the fireworks in Taipei, there is always something special in Asia.

With the New Year looking upon us, we are presenting a list of the best places in Asia where you can celebrate your New Year and the hottest spots to have the countdown celebration.

Koh Phangan, Thailand

Thailand’s most famous beach party, the Full Moon Party in Koh Phangan, is the best place for those who wish to spend their New Year’s Eve by partying away in paradise. There are a number of internationally-recognized DJs playing tracks to thousands of happy guests on the beach as it blends the good spirit of NYE.

Koh Phangan in Thailand can create a night you will surely not forget in a truly stunning location. Throw in some cheap drinks into the mix and dance the night away and you got yourself a blast.

The Full Moon Party is one of the most popular NYE party in Asia. [Image Credit: Thomas Suazedde/Flickr]

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The best place where you can enjoy the New Year’s Eve festivities in Kuala Lumpur is in KLCC Park. Enjoy the scenic lakes and fountains at the feet of the iconic Petronas Tower. This is the perfect place to spend with families and friends who enjoy watching fireworks and fountain shows and display.

If you are after a more party vibe, Changkat Bukit Bintang also has a number of bars and pubs where you can enjoy a drink or two. There is never a dull moment in the Times Square of Kuala Lumpur.

Fireworks display near the Petronas Tower. [Image Credit: Shanim Sainul/Flickr]

Bali, Indonesia

Bali is one of the places to go to and just let your hair down while enjoying the beauty of nature. Ku De Ta has roads close to the giant beach with street parties and party-goers dancing the night away until the morning.

Bali’s beach settings will let you feel more relaxed and stress-free, especially at the start of the year.

Enjoy the spectacular fireworks display in Bali. [Image Credit: Eggy Sayoga]


If you want to see a grand and fantastic fireworks show to drive away the bad spirits for 2018, head to the Marina Bay in Singapore. Here, you can catch sights of the famous Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Singapore Flyer Ferris wheel, and the Supertree Grove.

If you want to enjoy the night in an open space, you can also go to the Bay East Garden where you can have a panoramic view of the fireworks display that is surely out of this world.

New Year in Marina Bay. [Image Credit: Fisher Chia/Flickr]

Cebu, Philippines

Filipinos are known to celebrate months-long of Christmas and New Year holidays. If you are in for a food trip, head to the city of Cebu. Enjoy a sumptuous feast of lechon, fruits, and other Filipino delicacies as you make the countdown for the New Year.

You can also enjoy watching the fireworks display by the beach or on top of the hotel.

Attend one of the many events in Cebu. [Image Credit: JDDR]

New Year is one of the most celebrated holidays in the whole world. Whether you are celebrating it with your family and friends or you choose to celebrate it alone, we are hoping that 2018 will be a good year for you.

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Written by Kaye Chang

Kaye is a freelance writer and author of "My Thrifty Thoughts."

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