PSA: Christmas is this Friday, in case the days have all blurred together and you’ve lost track of time. Having spent the majority of our time this year at home, we’re sure you want to enjoy the festivities outside of it. If you’re able (and with the proper precautions, of course) and are looking to spend some of the holidays in a new setting, just to take a break from your home and office or shopping for a spot to ring in 2021 then these are the year-end celebration locations to consider.
Capella Singapore Auriga Spa
If you want a relaxing staycation to end the year on a good note, Capella Singapore's Auriga Spa is the place to be. Located amidst the lush rainforest on Sentosa Island, Capella Singapore is the perfect haven for a rejuvenating break from the city. You can also treat yourself to some locally inspired treatments such as the Senja Sunyi Massage, a combination of Asian therapies and massage techniques with warm moonstones and Argan Oil Shea Butter Balm, or the Nusantara Treatment that utilises Malaysian healing traditions, ginger oil, and heated herbal poultices to release muscular tension.
Perfect for: Mums and dads who want a relaxing moment together before the year ends.
Gardens By The Bay
If you want to immerse yourself in nature, look no further than Gardens By The Bay. Driven by the fact that Singaporeans can’t enjoy Europe’s holiday festivities this year, Gardens By The Bay brought a slice of Europe to Singapore instead. The well-loved Poinsettia Wishes display at the Flower Dome received some creative input from the Dutch Ambassador to Singapore, Her Excellency Margriet Vonno. It also highlights the replica of the iconic Netherlands landmark Gouda City Hall and a wishing well. You’ll also get to enjoy festive flora and plants such as poinsettias, cyclamens, pansies, hellebores, and even real Christmas trees!
Perfect for: This year-end celebration location is ideal for families who want to treat their kiddos to a fun day outside of the house.
Ring in the New Year while dining with a view atop Andaz Singapore's rooftop bar Mr. Stork! This year-end celebration location is offering a New Year's Eve Celebration Package, starting at SGD198, that includes unlimited bar snacks, bottles of bubbly, and a perfect view of the city skyline as well as a lights display overlooking the Marina Bay area.
Perfect for: Couples who want to squeeze in a date night before 2021 rolls in.
Treat yourself to a staycation at Hotel Soloha! In partnership with Tribe Tours, Hotel Soloha is offering a staycation package that allows you to rediscover the culturally-rich Keong Saik neighbourhood. Solve a mystery with your friends during the "Niu Che Shui Murders" (Chinatown Murders) tours or get some 'gram-worthy shots around Bugis, Waterloo, and Kampong Glam at the #InstaWalk Bugis tour. Then, you can relax at Hotel Soloha starting at SGD108 for a standard room.
Perfect for: Folks who want to spend an afternoon bonding with their friends.
Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur
Dress up for a night out at Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur. Welcome 2021 with a glitzy New Year's Eve countdown that comes with entertainment courtesy of DJ Kiddo and saxophonist Kenny Chan. While waiting, indulge in the decadent buffet spread of Western, Chinese and Japanese cuisines at THIRTY8 with prices starting at MYR698 from 8PM 'til close.
Perfect for: Anyone looking for a reason to get glammed up!
Planning to stay cosy at home? Pop in these feel-good holiday movies on Netflix.