Christmas is just flew by and we turn our attention to the next best thing for the month of December. It is the last week of the year it is leading up to the grand finale of the year which is the New Years Eve celebration to welcome 2018. Well, New Years Eve celebrations in Kuala Lumpur ‘s finest bars with top notch views will inevitably burn a giant gaping hole in your pocket. Spending loads on your last weekend on drinking and celebrating the jollious gift giving holiday, what else is there to do on New Years Eve on a budget? Not to fear because we have some alternatives and great events to make your countdown this year spectacular.
1) 2018 New Year Eve Countdown Party @ Pullman Hotel, Bangsar
Pullman Hotel. Where do I start with this place? Other than the fact of being the iconic hotel in the Bangsar region, this new years eve count down by Pullman will make saying goodbye to 2017 special. Featuring classy live music, lucky draws and great deals, the hotel sets the mood for a classy James bond like setting for the not so loud and rowdy party goers. The entry is free of charge. Did I mention that the third drink is complimentary (beer or liquor mixer) with every purchase of two beers and there will be fireworks display?
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2) 31st December 2017: FCKN NYE @ Under9
Contrary to the celebration in Pullman, you can get a little mysterious in this underground club. Under9 has been a popular spot for the nitty gritty underground techno featuring local and international talents. Under9’s lively scene is packed with outgoing, lively people so expect to have a great time there mingling. The drinks in Under 9 is reasonable and what better yet is the very low entrance fee of RM 20 on the busiest night of the year.
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3) Backyard Berlin – NYE Party! @ Deck at Row
This new swanking event is similar to its sister,Berlin Bar in Chinatown. Deck at Row is a one time rooftop event in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. The event features great BBQ food, awesome music, activities and major fireworks action. This party’s drink menu is well priced given for the amount of different variety of attractions. Going for RM 80 nett for a bucket of long island and Rm 24 nett for a wide selection of cocktails with fireworks above your head, its a definite steal.
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4) Publika New Year’s Eve 2018
Remember the Christmas post on the best places to get you Christmas grove on a budget? Well this is another continuation of the reason on why we hold almost every celebration in shopping malls. Publika is where the expatriates and people with fancy cars run their errands. From music classes to an array of bars and a center of cultural arts outside of the city, this place seems like nothing here is FREE. Dont be fooled as Publika’s New Years celebration is absolutely free of charge. The celebration stretches out through the day from 4pm till 1am with numerous musical performances and activities.
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5) Putrajaya Light and Motion Festival
Flipping the table onto a much more mellow side of celebration, Putrajaya Light and Motion festival is a great way to feast you eyes on pretty illuminations and sights. The festival celebrates the initiative, idealistic evolution and lighting industry transformation in cities all over the world. A night stroll in Putrajaya is a must to see if you are here in Kuala Lumpur for a few days. Whats better is the fireworks at the end of the night on new years day to close the festival, ushering year 2018. In case you are wondering, the festival is free to attend and grab rates are super affordable to get there.
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RIUH is having a special celebration for new years eve. The family friendly artsy event covers a wide scope of activities for all. Located in APW Bangsar, this event features pop up stalls of food and art for the whole day. Aside from that, it features a great selection of live music and acoustic performances as well. This RIUH event is give it a special touch to celebrate the end of the year, stretching to 1 am in the morning to celebrate the end of a year and beginning of 2018.