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Even if you’re not someone who is usually into celebrations, it’s hard not to be excited about ushering in the new year. It doesn’t even matter how you celebrate it, as long as you’re having a good time. After all, how you start the new year will set the tone for how you spend the next 365 days.
But like all other celebrations, New Year’s Eve is also a time when most businesses hike up prices as people are more inclined to part with their money for the sake of “celebrating”. This practice of surge pricing seems to be the established norm, but that doesn’t mean you have to partake in it.
Here are 3 New Year’s Eve ideas that’s fun, memorable, and wallet-friendly if you…
Prefer to spend it with your gadgets
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You can’t separate celebration from crowds, they pretty much go hand-in-hand. Some people enjoy the lively atmosphere, and then there are some who prefer a more toned-down approach to celebrations.
If you count among the latter, then you’ll be glad to know that having a good time doesn’t mean you have to leave the comfort of your home. There’s plenty of fun to be had with friends with just your smartphone with the recently-released Words With Friends 2 mobile word game.
The game is akin to Scrabble where you and your friend(s) take turns placing words on a board, but with features such as lightning round and power-ups that provide hints. It’s great fun and it’s free on the App Store and Google Play Store.
Prefer to eat
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Every New Year’s Eve, people from all around the world eat specific foods that they believe will help them through the rest of the year. The Chinese – and some Asian cultures – for instance consume stir-fried long noodles for longevity.
The Spanish consumes 12 grapes – one for each month – by swallowing them whole at midnight which they believe symbolises luck for the 12 coming months while in the US, consuming cornbread ensures extra luck thanks to its colour that resembles gold.
If something oily and sweet is more your preference then follow in the footsteps of the Dutch who consume oliebollen which are ball-shaped, doughnut-like pastries filled with apples, raisins, and currants. For them, round baked goods symbolise a coming full circle year which means new beginnings. Watch how to make them here!
Prefer a spectacular show
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Not the type to stay at home during New Year’s Eve and feel completely at ease amongst crowds? Then you’re in for a real treat this 31st December 2017, because Sunway City promises to entertain you with a spectacular show filled with lights, music, and cheers at Countdown To Amazing 2018 @ Sunway City.
The 10pm to 12am party will feature performances by music duo FS (Fuying & Sam), Nicole, Joe Flizzow, and SonaOne with the evening’s highlight being the first-ever radio synchronised musical fireworks show that will usher in the new year with a bang!
Oh! Phat Fabes from MIX fm, Jaa from ERA fm, and Wayne Phoo from MY FM will be counting to 2018 there as well, so make sure you be there!
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