“Can we just skip to 2021?”
How many times have we wished it were the New Year already, given the tumultuous events of 2020? The promise of new hope and a clean slate appeals in these times. The good news is: we’ll soon begin the countdown to 2021. Fireworks. ‘Auld Lang Syne.’ A glass of chardonnay. Then, a sigh of relief. As soon as the clock hits midnight, we can finally turn the page and make things for the better.
What makes ringing in the New Year on December 31 unique is we’re still in the middle of a pandemic. The ultimate hack, then, to the perfect New Year’s Eve party is to celebrate safely. Gone temporarily are the loud, smashing NYE parties with a big number of people. So, in this COVID-19 era, how do you exactly celebrate safely without compromising fun and quality?
Here are fun ways to embrace a brand new year in the new normal:
GO ON A DINNER CRUISE
End the last few minutes of 2020 on a dinner cruise. Or, better yet, watch 2021’s first sunset aboard a luxury superyacht. Either way, you’ll be reminded of Singapore’s abundance while aboard the Royal Albatross Sunset Sail. Two sailing packages—Sunset Cruise or City Light Cruise—make for a memorable New Year adventure with a partner, with friends, or with family. This New Year, soak in unparalleled views of the iconic cityscape and enjoy a delectable 3-course dining experience by the clear waters.
DINE OVER 40 STORIES HIGH
From the sea to the skies: the Singapore Flyer, Asia’s Largest Observation Wheel, offers dining experiences where an observation wheel lifts you up over 40 stories high. Watch the fireworks with a spectacular view of the city that will create memories that will last a lifetime. Go on a romantic dinner in the last few hours of 2020 with a dining flight experience. The Singapore Flyer prides itself on having an authentic 5-star service, with a four-course meal with your choice of mains. After dinner, welcome 2021 with a glass of champagne or sample the original recipe of the famous Singapore Sling cocktail, dating back over 100 years.
FEAST ON A WESTERN FAVORITE
You deserve only the best at the start of the year. The popular Lawry’s The Prime Rib from the United States treats you to a dining experience with a taste of the house’s authentic slow roast prime beef and fresh seafood. Lawry’s The Prime Rib is located at Mandarin Gallery, Orchard Road, so you’re in for an exquisite meal.
ENJOY HIGH TEA WITH FRIENDS
There’s nothing more relaxing while anticipating the new blessings the New Year will bring than a quiet afternoon tea with friends. Shangri-La Hotel Singapore’s The Lobby Lounge offers a luxurious afternoon tea with a wide variety of local snacks and pastries.
Bask in scenic panoramic views of the Singapore skyline at Anti:Dote, a stylish cocktail bar at Fairmont, while having high tea. Indulge in delectable drinks that combine traditional bartending and the artistry of experimental mixology techniques.
Words by Miguel Flores
Featured image from KKday Suppliers