Sunday, January 01, 2012

Have a Rocking 2012!

Marina Bay Singapore New Year Countdown 2012

Happy 2012!!

I chose to usher in the new year with my family at home instead of spending it in a crowded venue. After a sumptious dinner, our early new year countdown started with the explosive Sydney's fireworks as we sat down in front of the TV.

Across the world, revellers were celebrating the end of 2011 and the start of 2012 with spectacular fireworks displays which lit up the night skies.

At the Singapore Marina Bay Countdown 2012, a dazzling fireworks display attracted thousands of people who clamoured to see the impressive display.


Thanks to cable TV, we were able to watch new year celebrations in the various cities of China and Taiwan.

It was heartwarming to see Taiwan's First Lady Christine Chow Mei Ching displaying a drum performance in a new year show before the countdown. She is one cool lady.



The spectacular fireworks show at Taipei 101, Taiwan's tallest building and the world's second tallest, lasted 202 seconds at a cost of NT$30 million (US$991,380)!


I was glad I didn't join in the celebrations in town. Several friends and my son were stuck in the massive jams after the countdown and didn't get to return home until almost 4 am. I was sleeping soundly in my cosy bed. :D

18 comments:

  1. may your new year be filled with lots of joy, happiness and money in the bank! Happy 2012!

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  2. Happy New Year ECL! Hope 2012 will be a great year. :)

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  3. Happy 2012, ECL! I prefer quiet celebrations and comfortable seats to watch the fireworks on tv :)

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  4. Oh! So Singapore is just like KL - traffic jam before and after the countdown!! Am I glad I spent it away from the crowds in a friend's condo where I could enjoy the fireworks all over KL and PJ! : )

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  5. May you and yours have a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year. :)

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  6. Best wishes for the New Year. Great choice to spend the time ushering in the New Year with your loved ones at home.

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  7. Happy New Year! It sounds like you were able to enjoy a quiet celebration with the family. You are smart to stay away from the crowds and traffic jams.

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  8. We watched the fireworks of the different countries too !
    I think they all were very beautiful. I was to lazy to go downtown and watch our firework in Waterloo. But neighbors did fireworks too, which we could see from our garden.

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  9. I'm sorry!!! hope you and your son had a good sleep after this post ;)
    Happy New Year!! love your blog♥

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  10. If the fireworks money being channel to charity, that would be great!

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  11. May 2012 be a wonderful and blissful year for you and your loved ones.

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