Hoping not to break the bank for New Years’ Eve but still want to enjoy the fireworks display and a great view? Head to these 5 affordable alternatives.
1. Graffiti Sky Bar
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Situated on top of the Carlton City Hotel Singapore, Graffiti Sky Bar offers great views of the Singapore city skyline, and affordable drinks and snacks.
There are both indoor and outdoor seating areas and the smoke-free open bar features Graffiti-themed decor, adding an edge to your New Years’ Eve celebrations. Currently, Graffiti Sky Bar is offering an exclusive beer tower package, featuring Tiger or Heineken, for $65++ for three-litre beer tower (U.P. $85++).
Snacks offered include the Trio of Mini Wagyu Burgers ($16), Mini Tempura Crabmeat Cakes ($11), and Crispy Black Pepper Baby Squid ($8.50).
Where: 1 Gopeng Street, Level 29, Singapore (078862)
Hours: Mon to Sun, 5pm – 11pm
2. The East Bureau
via The East Bureau
With beautiful views and good food, The East Bureau would be a great place to head to on New Years’ Eve. Located on top of Marina Square, you get a great view of the Esplanade and Marina Bay, perfect to watch the fireworks display.
The restaurant offers Asian dishes with an interesting twist, and mains are not too expensive. You get a variety of dishes such as The Bureau Signature ($18-21), classic pasta noodles tossed with a secret blend of Thai spices, Seafood Tom Yum Goong In Ice ($17), and Ménage Á Trois, ‘Bo Luo’ cream puffs filled with salted egg yolk, orh nee paste and black sesame soy milk. Modern yet classy, this would be a great dining experience (and cheaper alternative) on New Years’ Eve.
Where: 6 Raffles Boulevard #03-03 Marina Square Singapore (039594)
Hours: Mon to Sun, 12pm-3pm, 6pm-11pm
3. Essen @ The Pinnacle
If you’re on a tight budget, head to Essen @ The Pinnacle. Essen provides a wide range of craft beers and wine selection. Suitable for people of all ages, they have a large seating area and 6 stalls for you to choose from. Afterwards, head to the top of The Pinnacle @ Duxton to enjoy the fireworks display at just $5!! Find out more about Essen @ The Pinnacle here.
Where: 1 Cantonment Road, Unit 01-01 Singapore
Hours: 10:30AM – 11:00PM daily
For those in the mood for a buffet, head to Suki-Ya at Kallang Wave Mall. Afterwards, head to the Kallang Stadium Waterfront to enjoy the fireworks without jostling with a huge sweaty crowd. Those who come in groups of 4 or more get to enjoy 25% off their bill.
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Where: Kallang Wave Mall Singapore 397628
Hours: Monday to Thursday, 11:30am – 10:00pm. Friday to Sunday, 11:30am – 10:30pm
5. Satay By The Bay
via Satay By The Bay
More expensive than the average food court but great if you want to enjoy local fare amongst the flowers in Gardens By The Bay. Head over to the Marina Barrage after you’ve had your fill of satay but go early to reserve a spot with a good view as it gets really crowded later into the night.
Where: 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953
Hours: Open 24 hours daily