AS we roll towards the end of 2015 and bid another year farewell, one of the biggest questions that come to the mind of partygoers is — where to party on New Year’s Eve? Aside from the usual choices of Jalan Bukit Bintang and Suria KLCC, which would have among the biggest fireworks displays (and crowds to match), there are a host of other venues to suit all types of partygoers. Here’s a selection of celebrations that you could consider welcoming the New Year with:
Ring in 2016 with a splash of colour at the PaintGlow Festival. Featuring a mix of local and international acts in the electronic dance music scene, as well as acrobats, Tron dance performances and a load of skin-friendly, non-toxic neon paint this is not a celebration to be missed. Touting itself as a family e event, this is one party that parents can get behind. This is the first time that the festival is heading to Malaysia — and Asia — and is supported by Tourism Malaysia. It’s happening at the Sepang International Circuit Welcome Centre from 3pm onwards.
Join the festivities at the Mutiara Damansara Starlit Countdown where a host of local celebs will take the stage to count down to the New Year. Boogie down to performances by singer and actor Vince Chong, hip hop artiste Joe Flizzow, pop singer Suki Low, musical group Caliph Buskers, musician Mark Adam and girl group De Fam at this family-friendly event.
For more information, check out The Curve, Mutiara Damansara’s Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/theCurveShoppingMall
Avenue K rooftop
Ring in the New Year with deejays Joey G, Najee, Gaijin and Terence C at the Avenue K rooftop New Year’s Eve countdown party. Admission is free and the party starts at 6pm. For a chance to win an iPhone 6S (64G), join a lucky draw by spending RM500 in a maximum of two receipts on Dec 31 and get your purchase receipt verified at the Information Counter on the ground floor before 10pm.
For more details, check out their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/AvenueKMY
Party with some of Malaysia’s interesting acts at Publika, Malaysia’s foremost public art and creative retail centre.
Entertainer Edwin Sumun will be emcee and host for an evening of music, arts and dance performances. Catch performances by Sabah-based fusion ethnic jazz band Rimba, energetic and eclectic The Maha Jeffrey Band and the Orang-Orang Drum Theatre, as well as a specially commissioned dance performance choreographed by dancer Arif Waran. There will also be food trucks, buskers, prize giveaways as well as a fireworks display during the countdown. The festivities kick off at 5.30pm with Merdekaraya buskers. Admission is free.
For more info, check out https://www.facebook.com/PublikaGallery/
Live Fact NYE Countdown
For a more intimate celebration to ring in the New Year, make your way over to one of the Klang Valley’s newest hip places for music Live Fact. Chill out with a stellar electronic/DJ line-up, comprised of Salah Spin, Reddi Rocket, Shoupihou, AOM, Yahna and Shelhiel till the clock strikes midnight. The show starts at 9.30pm. Admission is RM15.
For more info, check out https://www.facebook.com/events/1501689713466702/