New Year is a popular time to book tickets for various holiday destinations. From the iconic Ball-Dropping Event at New York City to the superb firework displays at Kuala Lumpur, celebrating New Year in different countries offers lots of varied experiences. Especially in Asia, there are different traditions and ways of celebrating New Year. Check out three popular places to visit in Asia during New Year.
Bikaner is one of the most fun-filled destinations to visit during the New Year. Located about 300 kilometres from Jaipur, this desert city plays host to a large number of local and international tourists from December to January. One may look forward to gala times complete with colourful folk dances and camel safaris. It takes less than a day to reach New Delhi from Bikaner. So, you may well spend New Year’s Eve in Bikaner and head to Delhi on New Year’s Day for partying in the national capital.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur, the melting pot of local and urban cultures, provides a memorable holiday experience during New Year. Kuala Lumpur is also famous for lots of affordable 5-star hotel packages and is full of numerous party places, bars, shopping malls and lavish restaurants. Kula Lumpur boasts a vibrant and engaging nightlife and during New Year, the whole city bursts into a festive frenzy. One of the most popular places in Kuala Lumpur during New Year’s Eve is the world-famous Petronas Twin Towers, where people gather to watch the stunning firework displays. The streets remain packed with people till midnight, waiting eagerly for the countdown.
The New Year’s Eve is a grand event in Hong Kong and most people party out with friends and family. Hong Kong is influenced by various cultures, including Western and the Chinese traditions. Hence, New Year celebrations are held in Hong Kong twice a year; once as per the Chinese calendar and another time according to the Gregorian calendar. The best places to be in Hong Kong on New Year’s Eve are Tsim Sha Tsui, the Central and Causeaway bay. The Times Square shopping mall at Causeway Bay, mimics the tradition of the famous ball-dropping event at Times Square in New York City.