Koh Phangan, Thailand
Koh Phangan in Thailand is super famous for the exotic beach party called Full Moon Party and perfect for those who wish to spend their New Year’s Eve away in a tropical paradise. With a number of worldwide class DJs playing tracks to thousands of happy revelers on the beach, it blends the feel-good spirit of New Year's Eve seamlessly with the island lifestyle of Thailand, creating a night you will not forget in a truly stunning location. So, in Koh Phangan, never do you expect the romantic snow for New Year’s Eve, but you will have the best music and chilled out vibes ever.
Every year, Thailand’s capital of Bangkok and everyone’s favourite party city in Southeast Asia impresses with an inexhaustible array of New Year’s Eve celebrations. From an intimate dinner cruise with your loved ones to party at one of the city’s atmospheric rooftop bars, Bangkok definitely has something for everyone.
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Though Vietnamese do not really celebrate the new year at the end of December, as their traditional new year (The “Tet” holiday”) does not start until February, but you can still find exotic parties in Ho Chi Minh City, especially in District 1. District 1 is home to a range of nightclubs, including some sophisticated rooftop bars, which are the best way to make a countdown, with tasty drink, talented DJs, and an excellent view of the fireworks.
For a breathtaking fireworks display, be sure you head down towards Singapore's iconic Marina Bay. Here you can enjoy the views of the city's iconic landmarks, which include the famous Marina Bay Sands hotel, Supertree Grove and Singapore Flyer Ferris wheel lit up by the dazzling display, all for free. It will be extremely busy the closer you get, so to enjoy the show without having your personal space too violated make sure to head to the Bay East Garden for a panoramic view that is simply out of this world.
Bali has long been known amongst travellers as one of the places to go and truly let your hair down, and it does not make you disappointed on New Year’s Eve. Ku De Ta is the place to visit, the roads are close to a giant beach and street party forms, and party-goers dance from the night to the morning. Bali is certainly a better place to nurse a hangover than your sofa.
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Siem Reap in Cambodia is undoubtedly the place to be for New Year’s Eve admirers. The famous Pub Street with all kinds of exotic bars and alleyways merge into one big open-air nightclub, full of happy party people dancing the night away and awaiting the countdown. With travellers and locals love to join in the festivities, there is no better place to be in Cambodia at this time of year.
Chiang Mai, Thailand
The most beautiful element of New Year’s Eve celebrated in Chiang Mai is undoubtedly the release of the lanterns. Every year, thousands upon thousands of candle-lit lanterns are released around Chiang Mai in order to bring about good luck for the new year. There will be live music and Thai dancing to keep you entertained, and plenty of drinks too.