Friday December 31, 2010
Exciting countdown parties and spectacular fireworks await revellers
Compiled by PRIYA MENON
THE New Year celebration is here once again. StarMetro has compiled a list of events happening all over the Klang Valley. From events for the entire family to feet-thumping parties, revellers will be spoilt for choice. Those looking for a spot of crazy fun can opt for a Lady Gaga- themed party while those who prefer a magical evening can look out for the various fireworks display around town.
Pavilion Kuala Lumpur
CELEBRATE the farewell of 2010 and welcome the New Year at the Connection precinct of Pavilion KL. It is the place to be today with Lady Gaga madness, prize giveaways, outdoor shows and DJ Foulworks spinning well into 2011. The funky entertainment starts from 9pm with Fly FM, a Gaga Flash Mob, a beat-tastic drum percussion performance and Gaga Dancers. Come dressed in your best Lady Gaga outfit and five lucky winners will receive a RM500 Calvin Klein fragrance hamper. Check out real-time updates on Pavilion KL on facebook and twitter at @Pavilion_KL.
Sungei Wang Plaza
REVELLERS can join the Chinese Street Party Concert featuring two international artistes and nine Malaysia talents in Jalan Sultan Ismail in front of Sungei Wang at 9.30pm. Jointly organised by the Sungei Wang Plaza and the Kuala Lumpur Chinese Assembly Hall, Power Station and Tank will usher the new year with fans. Power Station is a Taiwanese rock band formed by two brothers Yen Chih-Lin and Chiu-Hsin while Tank is another popular singer and songwriter who started off as a street singer. The line up of Malaysian artistes include A Bin, Lan Kah Fai, Tedd Chan and Thomas Jack. Apart from the concert, other performances will start at 6.30pm. At the stroke of midnight spectators can enjoy a display of fireworks. The road in front of Sungei Wang will be closed from 12.01am today till 5am tomorrow for the setting up of the concert stage. For more information log on to www.sungeiwang.com.
MAKE your way to the Genting Outdoor Theme Park’s Merdeka Stage from 11pm onwards to participate in fun stage activities and to view the colourful fireworks at the stroke of midnight. Free entry to the Genting Outdoor Theme Park for all partrons from 7pm onwards today. For those looking forward to a few toasts and a twirl on the dance floor with friends on New Year’s Eve, Safari Disco’s in-house DJs Kevin and Frannie will have you on your feet throughout the night till 4am in the morning. Early birds to Safari Disco (7.30pm-10pm) gets a complimentary mango or strawberry margarita drink each. Cover charge per in-house guest is RM45 nett and RM55 nett for walk-in guests respectively. Resorts World Genting and Marctensia will be hosting a global dance event today featuring some of the world’s top DJs. The global dance event under the name Chivalrous Movement will take place at the Genting International Showroom located at Maxims Genting Hotel. The event today will be headlined by British DJ legend Judge Jules. Entry is priced at RM128 per pax. For details, log on to www.rwgenting.com or call the Resorts World Genting hotline at 03-2718 1118 or Marctensia hotline at 03-2092 1199.
Celebrate the new year at the SohoKL, Solaris Mont’ Kiara Friday, 31st December 2010 from 8pm till 1am with live musical entertainment and performances. Throughout the night, a string of performances will keep the audiences entertained till the stroke of midnight with a spectacular display of fireworks. From 8pm onwards, there will be live music and captivating dance performances, samba style.
Dine, while enjoying the live entertainment by a 7-piece Showband of the night, Icon; while Emcee Steven keep audiences highly entertained with exciting prizes such as the new Blackberry Bold 9700, HTC Legend (courtesy of DiGi) and RM10,000 worth of dining vouchers and prizes to give away throughout the night. Dine on the streets while celebrating with family and friends, as the dining choices for the salivating palates are abundant at SohoKL’s fuse of lifestyle restaurants. Book your dinner early with the participating restaurants as spaces are limited. For event updates and direction to the venue, please visit www.sohokl.com. Entrance to the carnival is free.
i- City will be ushering the New Year with the “Ambang Tahun Baru 2011”. Among the highlights are fireworks display and laser beams for the countdown as well as SnoWalk, an “Indoor Snowland” with temperature of -5°C, an air-conditioned canopy walkway that has multi-hues and other interesting teasers. There will be performances from well-known local talents during the two nights preceding the countdown and would culminate with a display of fireworks at the stroke of midnight.
Mutiara Damansara Commercial Centre
Welcome 2011 with a bang at the Mutiara Damansara Commercial Centre (MDCC) New Year’s party. The countdown party starts at 8pm with performances by international artiste Colby O’Donis and local performers Tomok, Shila, Amy, Stella, Kay and Alvin. MDCC comprises the Curve, e@Curve and Ikano Power Centre. This year, there will be an array of electrifying performances and even a mosh pit, set aside specifically for the first 200 early birds who make their way to Mutiara Damansara to celebrate the New Year. Celebrity emcee Vanessa Chong will do her part to keep the crowd mesmerised at the event, which will include a glittering music-sync fireworks and light display.
AmBank Group and the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) will organise the Ambang 2011 Kuala Lumpur concert today at 8pm in Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur. The evening will have performers like Mizz Nina, rock legend Amy Search, Malaysian Idol 2 winner Daniel Lee, Datuk David Arumugam, Ramlah Ram, pop rock band Pop Shuvit and also the first-prize winner of Bintang RTM 2009, Ernie and it will end with a spectacular fireworks.
Ring in the New Year 2011 at the Tropicana City Mall New Year Eve’s street party with all the thrills and excitement.The fun starts at 9pm with music and performances of Urban Grooves as the talented dancers wow you with their moves, from smooth Hip-Hop and R&B numbers to dynamic Canto-Pop dances. Also making a sizzling appearance at the party is comedienne extraordinaire Joanne Kam Po Po. Popular singer Karen Kong, who has made her name in Taiwan and Hong Kong will also perform at the party. The night will be capped off with a spectacular fireworks display. For details, call the Customer Service Line at 03-7710 0101 or browse www.tropicanacitymall.com.
The Kuala Lumpur Tower will offer a special price to the watch deck for both adults and children to view the fireworks display all over KL from the 276m tower. Adults will be charged RM20 while children will be charged RM10. This offer is open to both local and international guests. The ticket sales at the KL Tower counter will begin today from 10pm untill 1am tomorrow. For details, call 03- 2050 5444.
Palette@IOI Boulevard Puchong
Head to The Palette@IOI Boulevard, Puchong this New Year’s eve for an unforgettable countdown to 2011. The theme is ‘The Colours of Life’ and will be celebrated in a street party style. Highlights include flash mob dance performances, special entertainment and fun games with live bands providing the pulsating beats. At the stroke of midnight, the countdown will climax with a spectacular three-minute fireworks display. For more information, call Sidney 03-8076-9898.
Flo Lobby Lounge
Celebrate New Year 2011 with an evening packed with great entertainment, fun and good food with Back To The Future Countdown Party at the Flo Lobby Lounge, Hotel Equatorial Kuala Lumpur today. Countdown to the New Year with a new exciting band, Fireflies. Fireflies will get the party grooving from 8.45pm until 2.30am. Lots of fun and games have been lined up to heat up the night before the countdown. Cover charge is at RM80++ per person inclusive of welcome drink. Doors open at 6.30pm. For reservations and enquiries, call 03-2161 7777 ext 8224/8219.
To kick off the first day of the new year, 1Utama is organising an exciting day filled with non-stop music, games and stage performances. There will be a Fun Walk with over 500 participants. Starting from Central Park 1Utama, the participants will have to finish the 4.5km around Bandar Utama in their ‘fun’ outfit. Top three Best Dressed participants will get to walk home with some fabulous prizes. The walk will kick off at 8am. There will also be 13 types of extreme action packed games to hype up the mood. Other activities include live performances and dance shows to keep everyone entertained. Around 30,000 satay sticks will also be given away to the public during the carnival. Redemption starts from 11am onwards. (first come first served basis) The launch will take place at 11am tomorrow.
Centro Mall, Klang
Enjoy live band, dance performance, magic show, clown walk-around, games & great prizes throughout the night from 7pm onwards. The party will be held at the Centro Mall, Alfresco Street and Forecourt Area, 8, Jalan Batu Tiga Lama, Klang. For more information contact 03-3343 3011 (Customer Service).
Shah Alam Convention Centre
The Shah Alam Convention Centre will be having a New Year Eve celebration at the foyer of SACC from 4pm themed ‘Spiced up countdown’. The maiden New Year event is a joint collaboration between Universiti Teknologi Mara, Shah Alam Music Academy and the Akademi Seni Budaya dan Warisan Kebangsaan. There will be band performances from various local universities as well as music academies apart from the performances by popular artistes like Senoritas and Zainal Abidin. They will perform after 12.30am. Visitors will also be able to enjoy unique percussion instruments by varsity students. In conjunction with the celebrations, there will be a corporate social responsibility programme to help disaster victims through a donation drive for the SACC Cares Fund. A food sale will be organised during the event and every RM1 from the SACC combo meal will be channelled to the fund. For details, log on to www.saccconventioncentre.com.
Watch Hilton PJ light up the skyline of PJ Town as they kick off the New Year with dazzling explosions of colour. To cap off the spectacular night, there will be a beautiful firework display at the area in front of the hotel lobby. Check out the festive dining and after dinner change your gear and hit the dance floor at Uncle Chilli’s New Year Eve Beach Party. For more information log on to www.zestpj.com/general/new-years-eve-firework-hilton-pj.