Join more than 70,000 residents in ushering in 2018 – at over 40 year-end Community Celebrations in the heartlands!
Look forward to both large-scale parties, jointly organised by the Grassroots Organisations (GROs) from neighbouring constituencies, and more intimate community celebrations organised by Residents’ and Neighbourhood Committees as we celebrate a fruitful 2017 and share our wishes and aspirations for the year ahead.
Over at the Boon Lay Countdown 2018, lights will take centre stage with the theme ‘Take Flight’, where some 30,000 residents can look forward to roving performers donning LED lights and activities like neon face painting.
In line with the ‘Smart Nation’ theme, residents over at Bukit Batok East would be able to pay for their food using cashless payments, while enjoying nostalgic performances, outdoor movie screenings and old-school local treats at the Countdown to 2018 @ Bukit Batok East celebrations.
The GROs community celebrations will also bring residents from private estates together to usher the New Year. For the first time, about 2,000 residents from four condominiums will also come together at the ‘Canberra Drive Road Opening Party’ to commemorate the opening of the newly minted road as well as welcoming the New Year.
Gather your family, friends and neighbours and head on down to a PA Year-End Community Celebration happening near you!
People’s Association Grassroots Organisations Year-End Community Celebrations Held on 30 – 31 Dec 2017
Activity Name / Venue
6.00pm – 10.00pm
Serangoon Year End Family Carnival 2017
Open Field in front of Blk 217 Serangoon Avenue 4 Singapore 550217
The family-friendly carnival aims to promote inter-generational bonding.
Residents can expect activities and stage performances catered for all ages e.g. stage performances by local interest groups such as Ukulele.
Community partners will also be putting up fun segments such as a kids’ fashion show.
5.00pm – 12.30am
Countdown to 2018 @ Bukit Batok East
U Square, Hardcourt next to Blk 280, Bukit Batok East Ave 3
Themed “Looking back, moving forward”, it aims to bring nostalgic yesteryear experiences to its residents while looking forward to the future of Singapore.
Residents can look forward to their local favourite food (nasi lemak, longtong, pineapple drinks, ice cream in waffles, ding ding candy etc.) at discounted prices, and enjoy an outdoor movie screening like the old days of drive-in cinemas.
To drive the Smart Nation initiative, BBE has worked with NETS to provide a cashless payment mode for the food stalls.
The Countdown also aims to promote inclusiveness and awareness, as the committee engaged various stakeholders, residents and IGs to perform for the residents on stage.
Nostalgic game booths will also facilitate family bonding.
Canberra Drive Road Opening Party @ Canberra Drive
Bridge area at the newly opened Canberra Drive
To celebrate the opening of the new road that links Canberra Drive to Sembawang. The road is scheduled to open in early January.
Residents can look forward to a carnival-style event such as Flea Markets, Game Booths, Graffiti Wall, Claw Machines, Food Trucks, Movie Screening, and Kiddy Rides.
The event aims to promote neighbourliness as this is the first time residents from all 4 condominiums in Canberra Drive have a chance to participate in a large scale event together.
The road opening gives the NC a rare opportunity to hold an event where the residents can come together with a common cause for celebration.
7.00pm – 12.30am
Boon Lay Countdown 2018
Hard court at Blk 215 Boon Lay Place
Themed “Take flight in 2018” for residents to look forward to a great year ahead.
In line with the theme, this year’s party features an LED-light themed street party, with highlights such as roving performers with LED lights and neon face painting.
Audiences can also expect cultural performances by the local interest groups such as Chinese Opera, Qigong and Malay/Indian dances.
In the spirit of inclusiveness, GROs volunteers and River Valley High School students would also be inviting and accompanying handicapped residents on wheelchairs to the event.
To bridge youth involvement, the students would also be organising 10 different game booths for residents of all ages to enjoy.
7.00pm – 1.00am
Into a New World: Countdown 2018
Our Tampines Hub
Themed ‘from past to present’, the Festive Walk will be transformed into days of the past with a retro set-up and nostalgic carnival games, while the Central Plaza will be transformed into days of tomorrow with VR games, flight simulators, drones and the likes
Residents can also look forward to movie screenings and stage performances by local celebrities such as Derrick Hoh and Kelly Poon.
7.00pm – 12.30am
MacPherson Countdown Concert 2018
Hardcourt opposite MacPherson CC
Celebration is a concert themed as the residents have shown a keen interest in concert-style events at MacPherson.
For the first time, residents can enjoy activities such as a foam party as well as a upmarket food street at local prices.
The countdown finale will also highlight the start of MacPherson 50th Anniversary.
7.30pm – 10.00pm
Countdown @ Nee Soon South 2018
Multi-purpose Court at Khatib
Stage performances by both Nee Soon residents and popular local acts such as 53A.
Residents will be invited to pen down their wishes on wishing balls during the event, which will be floated through the crowd during the finale.
Food and game booths will keep both the young and the old engaged.
7.30pm – 12.30am
Clementi Countdown Party
Clementi Town Centre Open Space, along the stretch beside Blk 442-447 Clementi Ave 3
Residents can look forward to stage performances, food stalls and fringe activities such as face painting, sand art and caricatures.
Kids can enjoy train rides and bouncy castles.
Residents can also get fit with a Zumba group exercise at the party.
7.30pm – 12.30am
Ulu Pandan CC SCEC Countdown Party 2018
Multi-purpose Hall @Ulu Pandan CC
The countdown is party is designed based on a Karaoke format.
Participants will get an opportunity to belt out their favourite songs on stage. There will also be a dance floor for participants to show off their dance steps.
The countdown aims to promote inclusiveness as residents will be participate in the singing and dancing.
31 Dec 2017
7.30pm – 12.00am
Zhenghua CC WEC Countdown Party 2018
Zhenghua CC Multi-purpose Hall @ Level 2
The Countdown Party is organised to bring together all the ladies in our community to celebrate the New Year and also to thank them for all the effort and time put forth to volunteer and participate in our events.
This year a free seating open concept with a dance floor in the middle of the hall will be implemented for the first time to promote bonding between the residents through mass dance
We will also be having a karaoke session in between that allow participants to join in the singing to promote inclusiveness and racial harmony among residents.
8pm – 12.30am
Sembawang GRC Countdown to 2018
Open Field at North Woodlands Way
Residents can look forward to stage programmes, game booths and bouncy castles for an evening of fun with their family members and friends.
Stage performances will include local bands showcasing pop and rock themed music, and dance groups.
9.00pm – 12.15am
Sengkang West Countdown 2018
Anchorvale CC Level One Open Plaza
The countdown will be a fun filled carnival of snack and games booths, with stage performances and a skit to raise awareness about first aid for residents.
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