NEW YEAR'S EVE AT FOUR SEASONS HOTEL SINGAPORE
What: For an intimate yet lavish affair, tuck into either a three- or five-course dinner at the Four Seasons Hotel's One-Ninety Wood- fired Steaks and Seafood restaurant. Dishes include Mediterranean sea bass and tiger prawn, and spiced Jivara chocolate sphere with blackcurrant sorbet. Vegetarian menus are available. A new addition is a countdown party where guests will be whisked off to the One-Ninety Bar for after-dinner drinks and music spun by a DJ before a balloon drop at midnight.
Where: Four Seasons Hotel Singapore, 190 Orchard Boulevard
When: First seating is from 6 to 7.30pm, second seating is from 8 to 10.30pm, followed by countdown party from 10.30pm to 1am
Admission: $78++ (first seating), $268++ (second seating and party), $48++ for entry to the party only (includes a glass of champagne or mocktail plus canapes)
Info: Call 6831-7250 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to make reservations
NYE THREE-IN-ONE PENTHOUSE COUNTDOWN
What: Treat yourself to a gastronomic feast on the last night of the year at lifestyle hub 50 Raffles Place, which houses steakhouse Sear, Angie's Oyster Bar and luxe club lounge Empire.
Indulge in Sear's semi-buffet with a choice of steak or Angie's catch of the day, a live oyster station, canapes and Sear's signature sides such as the homemade lemon rosti.
Guests can then head to Empire, where they can take in clear views of the city skyline and dance to groovy beats spun by DJ Stanley.
Where: Level 45, 50 Raffles Place, Singapore Land Tower
When: 7pm till late
Admission: $228++ (buffet and entry to Empire); $98 (entry to Empire till Dec 30, includes one free drink); $108 (entry to Empire on Dec 31, no free drink)
BIANCO: A COUNTDOWN BY THE BAY
What: This white-themed (bianco is Italian for white) party is hosted by luxury lifestyle marketing agency Vanilla Luxury at Italian restaurant and bar Procacci Singapore at the historic Customs House building. The dress code is, of course, white.
Start the festivities with a gourmet buffet spread of live foie gras and lamb stations alongside a smorgasbord of fresh seafood on ice. Next, pop a bottle of G.H. Mumm champagne and enjoy the unobstructed view of fireworks to music spun by five DJs.
Joining in the merrymaking are dancers and stiltwalkers.
Where: Procacci Singapore, 01-04 Customs House, 70 Collyer Quay
When: 5pm to 3am
Admission: From $48 for an early- bird general ticket excluding food and drinks, offer till Dec 26. After Dec 26, it is $98 for a ticket which includes two glasses of G.H. Mumm champagne. Table package with drinks starts from $888 for four persons; table package with food and drinks starts from $388 for two persons
Info: Call 8333-0620 or go to www.vanillaluxury.sg/nye