With the year racing to a close, now is the perfect time to start planning for your New Year’s Eve celebration. There are lots of New Year parties taking places around Malaysia — you may not want to miss them! You may be wondering where is the ideal place to welcome the new year with your loved ones. Here are several places around Malaysia that offer attractions and activities to fill your New Year with. They will definitely make your New Year unforgettable!

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KLCC, Kuala Lumpur

Join the biggest fireworks exhibition at the iconic Twin Towers

KLCC, Kuala Lumpur Photo credit: @marcusooi101

Here you can join the locals and tourists from all over the world to celebrate and countdown to the new year 2018. The annual countdown party KLCC is well-known for its magical blasts and starbursts. And to top it off, you will get to see the iconic twin towers on the background of the colourful firework display. Besides the specially orchestrated firework show, the countdown party also invites popular local and international artists to perform as they ring in the new year.

KLCC, Kuala Lumpur Photo credit: @ajkuale

Due to its popularity among locals and tourists alike, make sure you reach KLCC early to secure a perfect spot to enjoy the fireworks, especially if you come in a big group. As the show will run for hours, get yourself some light snacks and drinks. The bars and restaurants nearby will stretch their opening hours past midnight. You can check them out after the countdown party if you don’t want to head home or to your hotels too early. If you reach the countdown party late, you can also hang out at those bars, chilling to their in-house live music performance while enjoying the firework display too!

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Hard Rock Cafe, Penang

Party like a rock star with poolside party and live music performance.

Hard Rock Cafe, Penang Photo credit: @thestreetcat

If you are looking to pump up the New Year’s celebration with your buddies, Hard Rock Hotel is the perfect place! Join their New Year’s Eve party this year as they invite DJ Nash and DJ Honey G to keep you moving to their beats throughout the night. They also have snake show and fire show at the poolside to keep you entertained. Each guest will receive two drinks and a party pack from Hard Rock Hotel while in-house guests will receive four complimentary tickets to attend the party.Hard Rock Cafe, Penang

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iCity Shah Alam

Take cool new year’s photos with more than a million LED lights on display

Hard Rock Cafe, Penang

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Located in Shah Alam, iCity is a great and beautiful place to bring your children out to spend New Year’s Eve together at night. There are more than a million of LED lights on display in their digital lighting theme park. Your children will be so excited looking at the colourful blinking lights all night long. Take tons of photos at this place to keep the last few memories of 2017 with your loved ones.Hard Rock Cafe, Penang Photo credit: @b_nial

Apart from the digital lighting theme park, iCity also has plenty other theme parks to discover. You can enjoy the European New Year feel at SnoWalk where you can take the winter ride, run around the ice structures, and throwing snowballs.

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Legoland, Johor Bahru

Welcome the new year with a dazzling variety of festive live shows and activities.Legoland, Johor Bahru

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Legoland Malaysia offers you various of rides, attractions, and miniature buildings made from Lego bricks. While it sounds like a place for little kids, Legoland has won the hearts and stamps of approval from many adults too! A typical New Year’s Eve celebration in Legoland is an action-packed schedule of fun. Talk about exciting live shows and other kid-themed fun, geared towards families with children under 12, including 3-D firework displays and holiday-themed Lego structures.Legoland, Johor Bahru

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Families can join in the fun with dance-offs to lively music during the New Year countdown. What a better way to usher in 2018 by watching your kids enjoy themselves in the myriad of attractions and activities.

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Atmosphere 360@KL Tower

A private dining experience with fireworks in the middle of Kuala Lumpur.Atmosphere 360@KL Tower Photo credit: @atmosphere360official

If you prefer having a more romantic New Year celebration, Atmosphere 360@KL Tower may be the perfect place for you. Atmosphere 360 is the highest restaurant in the country, and it offers you spectacular panoramic views of the city from the revolving restaurant. The 2nd round of New Year Eve buffet will give you the spectacular view of fireworks from KLCC. While the price tag is rather steep, this is one of the best spots to get an unobstructed view of the magical play of fireworks.Atmosphere 360@KL Tower Photo credit: @atmosphere360official

The restaurant is not only about the view, but also about the wide array of dishes in the buffet. You can indulge in both local and international cuisines. Do consider making reservations early so you can get the best seats near the window for the best view!

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Sutera Harbour, Kota Kinabalu

Party closer to the beach with numbers of exciting events happening.Sutera Harbour, Kota Kinabalu: Photo credit: @luffy_tse_grunge

If you would rather party closer to the beach, then Kota Kinabalu is the perfect destination for you! Located at the biggest lifestyle resort in the heart of Borneo city is the largest New Year’s Eve beach party with more than 2,000 people in the crowd.

Sutera Harbour, Kota Kinabalu Photo credit: @kimjihae_90

With several of exciting events happening around the area, what a better way to spend your night than great performances from guests artists, mouthwatering party treats, fire-eating showcase and spectacular fireworks display.

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Well, they say it’s the company that matters, but with a great place, this year’s New Year Eve may be one of the most unforgettable ones. Time to plan your New Year’s Eve celebration this year!