I don’t know where I got it but I can’t seem to get rid of this belief:
“How one feels on new years eve is a glimpse of how happy they will be for the rest of the year.”
Call me crazy but that explains why I’m such a psycho when it comes to deciding how to celebrate the new year. That nonsensical belief is just the right mental torture I need to get me googling for fun ways to celebrate the first hour of the year.
Unlike Philippines, in Singapore, fireworks is not something you can freely enjoy at your doorstep nor overflowing alcohol with loud karaoke music to dance your night away. Here, that will leave your neighbors cursing and young police men banging your door 🙂 You have to look for promos and events that you can avail. Otherwise, your chance of falling asleep at home with remote control in your hands is almost guaranteed.
But in fairness, it doesn’t take a lot of effort to find a good way to celebrate new year’s eve in Singapore. In fact, there’s a lot of options to choose from. You just need to book early and set aside some budget because it can be expensive.
As for us, considering we only inquired on the third week of December 2013, we were lucky to get a slot at Marina Bay Sands to join the “Masquerade Madness” party at FUSE Lounge.
We dressed up for the occasion and went to eat @ Todai to indulge in a sumptuous buffet dinner prior to going to the actual event. We enjoyed the food too much that I fear my red dress will explode at any time 😀
After my half kilometer baby walk on high heels, we finally arrived at the party. The atmosphere was great and got us in the mood to fool around with the party poppers and horns on our table 🙂
With our mask on, feeling like Batman and Robin, we enjoyed several glass of champagne and a few more rounds of alcohol while listening to live entertainment.
We also didn’t let the photo booth experience escape our fun night
The key highlight is when we went up to Sands Sky Park to join the New Year Countdown. The view was majestic and the glorious vibe from the crowd was definitely infectious.
With all the positive energy around us, we couldn’t help but dance, kiss and hug as we await the start of the year.
Standing at the front row while eagerly anticipating the fireworks display got us shouting at the top of our lungs when the count down started. As soon as the clock strike twelve, everyone went wild. See it captured in this video which Danny took for his Dad who wanted to see the fireworks.
It was our first time to celebrate the new year in Singapore. While we both missed being in the Philippines to celebrate with our family, It was an awesome start of the year celebration for us. Watching the sky light up as the new year unfolds left us ecstatic. If it was truly a glimpse of how happy the rest of the year is then 2014 will be the year of awe for me and Danny.
Thank you God for the great year that passed and the rest of the days ahead.
Wishing everyone a wonderful 2014.