Skip to Content

Sunday, September 27th, 2020

New Year 2018 fireworks: Best places to watch the skies light up live in Philippines and Singapore

by December 31, 2017 General
Singapore New Year fireworks
New Year fireworks burst over the Marina Bay skyline in Singapore on January 1, 2017.ROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP/Getty Images

While the USA and Europe will be getting into the New Year’s Eve groove, most eastern countries have begun started turning the page and stepping into 2018.

Australia’s Sydney will be kick start the firework celebrations, Philippines’ Manila and Singapore’s Marina Bay embarks their journey into the New Year.

Also read: Happy New Year: This country will celebrate it first while these islands are the last to welcome 2018


The Southeast Asian country offers an array of options to choose from and make your New Year a memorable affair. However, the country boasts of a spectacular fireworks show in its capital.

Fireworks in Manila are the most talked about affair in Philippines as many Filipinos throng the capital to catch a glimpse of the sky light up. If in Philippines, the colourful skies are visible from the shortest of a building to the tallest skyscraper in town.

Philippines New Year
People look at fireworks during a New Year Celebration in Manila on January 1, 2015.NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images

Best places you can see the fireworks from include New World Manila Bay Hotel, Manila Hotel, Pan Pacific Manila, Waterfront Manila Pavilion, and Hotel Jen Manila.

However, if you are unable to make it to the city or catch a glimpse from your window, do not worry! Most Philippine news channels will broadcast it live. You can also log into their official website to catch the live streaming.


The country might be small but it puts up one of the biggest firework show on the occasion of New Year’s Eve. As the clock strikes 12, the skies light up to paint a colourful picture.

Singapore hosts some amazing NYE parties like beach parties, carnivals from where you can watch the lights. However there are a few places that serve the best place to watch the fireworks at. These include Marina Bay Singapore, Singapore Flyer, Siloso Beach Party, Universal Studios Singapore and St John’s Island to name a few.

However, if you don’t want to step out and spend your NYE watching TV, local news channels will live stream the fireworks for your viewing.