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|Starts||31 Dec 2022 (Sat) (ONE day only)|
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More than 70,000 residents come together to bond and have fun with families, friends, and neighbours as they welcome the new year
As 2022 comes to a close, residents can look forward to more than 20 community celebrations held physically at various locations around their neighbourhoods on 31 December 2022 to usher in the new year. These celebrations, organised by the People’s Association Grassroots Organisations (PA GROs), will bring together over 70,000 residents of all ages, races, and nationalities to bond with families, friends, and neighbours as well as share their wishes and aspirations for 2023. This is the first time such physical year-end countdown festivities have resumed in the heartlands since the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020.
Residents can join in the many exciting programmes organised by volunteers and staff from the constituencies organising committees that reflect the diverse interests of Singaporeans as they enjoy the festive cheer and welcome the new year together as a community. Key highlights of the islandwide year-end celebrations include stage performances, interactive games, carnivals and food trucks, movie screenings and dazzling laser effects and fireworks displays. One Punggol will host its first year-end community countdown celebration “Countdown to 2023 @ One Punggol” for Punggol residents. Tampines residents can party the night away at “That Night @ OTH” from 31 December 2022 to 2 January 2023. They will be entertained by the circus-themed countdown show ‘Countdown to Magical Moments’ 2023 show, festivities, and fireworks. At “heARTs! @ Boon Lay 2023 – Boon Lay Countdown 2023”, young residents have also stepped up to help plan and organise the year-end events, with a focus on inclusivity as they bring wheelchair bound residents and elderly to join in the celebration.
The GROs have worked closely with the authorities to ensure that safety and security measures are in place for the countdown celebrations in the heartlands. In addition, staff and volunteers will be onsite to monitor and manage the crowd and ensure that the activities are carried out in a safe manner.
More information on the community countdown celebrations can be found below. Members of the public can also approach the respective community clubs and residents’ committees for more information on the events.
List of year-end heartland community celebrations
Updated as of 24 Dec 2022
|No||Organiser(s)||Date /Time / Venue||Engagements|
|1||Boon Lay CO||31/12/2022|
6.30pm – 12.30am
Hardcourt beside Blk 215 Boon Lay Place
|heARTs! @ Boon Lay 2023 – Boon Lay|
Countdown 2023Wheelchair bound residents will join other residents from various communities at the countdown to celebrate the New Year.ActiveSG and River Valley High School will be setting up sports try-outs and games booths at the Countdown Carnival, to promote healthier living.
The highlight will be the fireworks display at the carpark behind Savoy Theatre.
One Punggol CC/ Punggol Coast CO
3pm – 1am
One Punggol’s Celebration Square and Rooftop
|Countdown to 2023 @ One Punggol|
One Punggol (OP) will host its first Year-end Countdown party for Punggol residents. Held in collaboration with Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC, this event will feature fringe activities like a movie marathon, fitness workouts, bouncy castles, face painting and free snacks from 3pm. In the evening, there will be showcase performances by Grassroots Organisations as well as professional performing artistes.
A Premier League match between Manchester United and Wolverhampton Wanderers will be broadcast ‘Live’ from 8.30pm and OP co-location partners will also showcase their programmes and initiatives during the day via roadshows, displays, exhibits and engagement programmes.
The programme highlight will be the fireworks showcase display which will be staged across OP at the Waterway Park. Residents can view this spectacular display from selected vantage points in OP at Levels 1 and from our rooftop.
|3||Keat Hong CO||31/12/2022|
Keat Hong Square (Hardcourt beside Keat Hong CC)
|COUNTDOWN: KEAT HONG SWING INTO 2023!|
This year’s end-of-year celebrations, “Keat Hong Swing into 2023!” will take inspiration from Singapore Swing and bring nostalgia to Keat Hong residents as they usher in the new year.
Residents can enjoy performances from diverse backgrounds at the event, including Samba performance, Japanese Drum, Malay Kompang, Bangra and many more. Residents will enjoy and better appreciate Singapore’s multicultural society. Highlights of fireworks will be at Block 309 Choa Chu Kang Avenue 4.
10.30pm – 12.30am
1 – 2 Jan 2023 – Whole day
Town Square, OTH
|That Night @ OTH|
This New Year Eve and New Year Celebrations @ OTH will be a three-day celebration from 31 Dec 2022 to 2 Jan 2023, bringing Singaporeans together for an unforgettable community celebration. The countdown to 2023 of Fantasy & Oddities will feature Qara Rosa Batucada as the opening act, fire, juggling, and trapeze acts by the Phare Circus.
There will be sports, arts, community, and lifestyle events throughout the three days. Sports programmes include a Round Table Tennis Tournament, Family Maze Challenge, Kids Electric Go-Kart and 2.4km Challenge. Community and lifestyle programmes include skating rink experiences and craft activities, open mic sessions, photo booth and ‘live’ performances at Festive Plaza.
Among the Carnival activities at the Central Plaza include games stations at Space@OTH; thematic eco-related workshops and learning and arts programmes for families to enjoy for the three days.
The crowd favourite fireworks will also return to illuminate the Tampines skyline with a bang at this year’s New Eve Countdown celebration at Town Square.
|5||Bishan East – Sin Ming & Bishan COs||31/12/2022|
7pm – 12.30am
Bishan CC Hall and
|Bishan East – Sin Ming Year End Countdown|
Bringing families, youth, and elderly together to usher in the New Year and promote family and community bonding, the celebrations include activities organised according to two themes- ‘Family and Party’. There will be stage games, bazaar and carnival activities, a movie screening, and DJ music for all to enjoy.
Hardcourt Opposite MacPherson Community Club
|New Year Eve Countdown 2023|
This is the first time for MacPherson Countdown Committee to provide a 360-view stage for residents to indulge in an all-surrounded visual and audio experience. Food trucks will replace the usual food booths with various dining options. Residents get to sit around the main stage to listen to the music and performances while enjoying the food.
The main streets in MacPherson will light up when the night falls and residents can look forward to firework displays behind MacPherson CC, along Pelton Canal.
|7||Bukit Panjang CO||31/12/2022|
Bukit Panjang CC
|Bukit Panjang Countdown Party 2023|
Residents can enjoy the Uncle Ringo Carnival rides including the ever-popular Pirate Ship, snack and game stalls for a fun atmosphere leading up to countdown.
There will also be dance performances put up by the Bukit Panjang Dance Fit Club as well as a Getai segment up till the countdown, including laser effects display to commemorate the end of 2022 and celebrate the start of 2023.
CO (Sengkang Central C2E, Compassvale Gardens RC &Compassvale
5pm – 8pm
Sengkang CC MPH & Hardcourt
|Sengkang Central Year End Carnival 2022 (Community Resilience Day)|
The Sengkang Central Year End Carnival 2022 (Community Resilience Day) aims to bring residents, young and old, together to promote community bonding, and strengthen community resilience.
It is a collaboration between Sengkang Central C2E, Compassvale Coris RC and Compassvale Gardens RC supported by various agencies such as SCDF, SPF and NEA. The carnival consists of games booths and food stalls catered for both adults and children. There will also be interactive booths set up by the agencies to engage and enhance residents’ understanding on community preparedness. Residents will also get up close with both SCDF and SPF vehicles on display and learn about their capabilities from the officers.
Through this carnival, residents will be better equipped with emergency preparedness knowledge with an aim to build a safer and more resilient community.
|9||Woodlands, Admiralty & Sembawang West COs||31/12/2022|
8.30pm -12.00 midnight
Woodlands CC, MPH & Rooftop
|Woodlands Town Carnival Countdown 2023|
Bringing in families, youths & residents together to usher in the New Year and promote family and community bonding.
This event is a collaboration between Woodlands CCC, Admiralty CCC and Sembawang West CCC. There will be two different zones set up for the event.
Zone 1 will target families with children, and youths. The MPH will be transformed into a carnival with a variety of food and games booths that cater to both adults and children. There will also be bouncy castles placed at the atrium.
Zone 2 will target more to the youths and adults. For the first 2 hours, there will be a special “Movie Under the Stars” segment. After which, the main highlight of the night will commence where there will be performances and a dance party till countdown.
|10||Kaki Bukit CO||31/12/2022|
3pm – 5pm
Kaki Bukit Multi-Purpose
|Year End Celebration Carnival|
Highlights of the carnival include a variety of exciting programmes and interactive games. Residents, families, and friends can enjoy quality bonding through the many fun-filled activity booths catered for adults and children.
|11||Kolam Ayer CO||31/12/2022|
10pm – 12 midnight
Kolam Ayer CC
|Kolam Ayer New Year Countdown Celebration to 2023|
Bringing residents together to usher in the New Year and to promote family bonding, the programme consists of a variety of stage and floor programmes. Residents can enjoy bonding time through the DIY activity booths contributed by every RC. The DIY booths will include carnival game booths like fishing, hoop toss and knock the bottles and many more.
9pm – 12 midnight
Blk 285 Tampines Street 22 (Hardcourt)
Organised by the Tampines Changkat Zone 4 RN, the countdown party aims to bring together families, youth, new residents, and immigrants to usher in the New Year and to promote family and community bonding. There will be live food stations, fringe activities, bouncing castle and programmes to attract residents of different demographics.
|13||Toa Payoh East|
(Toa Payoh Zone
6.30pm – 9.45pm
Pavilion beside Block 213 Lor 8 Toa Payoh
Suitable for the young and old, residents can enjoy the traditional games booths, bouncy castle, and movie screening. Other highlights include snack booths.
|14||Paya Lebar Kovan CO (Paya Lebar Zone 7 RC)||31/12/2022|
10pm – 12 midnight
Block 165 Hougang
|Count Down Gathering|
Residents and families can enjoy quality bonding through the many fun-filled activity booths catered for adults and children. Residents can enjoy feasting at the food stalls.
7.30pm – 12.30am
Paya Lebar CC Multi- Purpose Hall
|Dance Connect Countdown Dinner & Dance|
Residents will have a sit-down meal and dance the night away to their favourite music by the DJ.
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