Time to say goodbye to the last month of 2019, and usher in a brand new decade! As the new year is approaching, the streets are filled with the holiday spirit and festive decorations. If you haven’t made up your mind yet on where to celebrate New Year’s Eve, check out this list of places in and around Malaysia for the much-anticipated NYE countdown!
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There is no shortage of places for a raucous New Year’s Eve celebration in Kuala Lumpur! Watch fireworks light up the sky behind the iconic Sultan Abdul Samad building from Dataran Merdeka, or hang out at family-friendly parks like KLCC park and Desa Park City for a wide, open-spaced view of the night’s sky.
Thinking of celebrating outside of KL? Head over for dinner at one of the many eateries at The Curve, Mutiara Damansara - and then move out to the main street for an unobstructed view of the fireworks. If you’re lucky (or unlucky), you might even be sprayed with foam at the stroke of midnight!
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If eco-friendly fireworks are more your style, check out LAMPU (Light and Motion Putrajaya). Lit by futuristic lights and multi-colored rays, this annual event at our administrative centre includes highlights such as a projection mapping show, light shows, “painted” Palace of Justice” and debris-free digital fireworks.
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The locally renowned food-capital of Malaysia also has many places where you can ring in the New Year with your friends and family! Go for thrilling rides, fun games, and fill yourself with local Penang food at the annual Pesta Pulau Pinang, which ends with a bang on New Year’s Eve - figuratively and literally! For a spectacular view of fireworks illuminating the sea, Straits Quay comes to life during New Year’s Eve with spectacular LED performances, live band performances, games and of course, a grand fireworks display.
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Turn it up a notch at Lost World of Tambun Water Park! This year’s all-night extravaganza features musical performances by DJ Wyntella, live bands, and other performers. Fun-filled shows, activities and a fireworks display await!
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This year’s New Year’s Eve celebration at Genting Highlands is helmed by local talents Jeryl & Masya with their inaugural “My Sista” New Year Countdown Concert. Countdown to the new year with this talented duo on Genting’s Digital Countdown Clock then head outside for the spectacular firework display at the peak!
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Don’t miss out on the New Year’s Eve celebrations at Puteri Harbour, a grand affair that happens every year! The countdown event this year promises a special triple fireworks show, a Johor Green Market that showcases sustainable local and artisanal goods, as well as live performances by popular Malaysian artistes such as rapper Joe Flizzow.
If you’re keen on taking your kids along for a great time, our very own theme park New Year’s Eve spectacular at Legoland. There is the special bricks firework show, where you get to see the fireworks transform into Lego bricks through 3D glasses. Kids’ New Year’s Eve Party starts from 6pm to 8pm, so you won’t have to worry about bedtime!
And there you have it! Soak up the fun and remaining festive vibes of 2019, and usher in the New Year. Keen on staying overnight at some of these exciting locations? Check out our hotel stays on https://www.mayflower.com.my/. Don’t forget to follow our Facebook page for the latest updates!