Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Ho Chi Minh City
Still undecided on your plans for New Year’s Eve? Fear not, there’s still plenty of time to organise that perfect last minute celebration! Take advantage of the long weekend and escape the crowds and high costs of Singapore with a weekend getaway to Ho Chi Minh City.
Vietnam’s largest city is a buzzing metropolis only an hour and a half away. With a serious café culture, incredible food, great nightlife and accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets, Ho Chi Minh really is the perfect place to see 2017 in with a bang.
The city certainly knows how to put on a party and you can choose from an abundance of options for the new year festivities. From lavish dinners in luxury hotels and cocktails at buzzing bars and clubs, to romantic midnight river cruises. When the clock strikes midnight, you’ll want to end up at a rooftop bar or street party to enjoy the city’s fireworks display.
Here are a few great ideas for the big night:
From dinner buffets filled with fine wines, to free flow champagne evening brunches, this hotel in the heart of Saigon, is certainly going to be seeing 2017 in in style. The rooftop bar will be hosting a spectacular countdown party, offering guests fantastic view across the city.
The Deck offers a perfect city escape from the hustle and bustle of downtown Ho Chi Minh. With scenic views across the river, it’s the perfect spot to sit back, relax and welcome in the new year. There are a selection of dinner packages, including a dinner cruise at midnight, as well as DJ’s through the night.
Located on the River Saigon, Villa Song is located within a beautifully restored, colonial-style villa. At new year, the hotel will be celebrating in style with a specially designed menu, including a vegetarian option, alongside live entertainment. Guests will also be welcome to enjoy a midnight river cruise to enjoy the fireworks across the city.
Alternatively, if you’re more of a free spirit, party with the locals and start your night downtown at either the famous Rex Hotel or Caravelle Hotel’s rooftop bars. From both these spots you can enjoy great views across the city before joining the crowds down on Dong Khoi Street, where you can fully immerse yourself into the local atmosphere and street crowds welcoming in 2017.
Already used all your leave for the year? No worries! Vietjet offer convenient flight times, meaning you can slip away from the office on either the Friday evening after work or lunchtime on Saturday, and arrive in HCMC ready to take full advantage of the long weekend. The airline has even secured one of the prime gates at Changi Airport’s Terminal 3, meaning there’s plenty of time to squeeze that extra glass of wine in before boarding!
What’s better is that from tomorrow onwards, Vietjet will be offering 5 million promotional tickets from as little as $0 in celebration of the airline’s fifth anniversary. Promotional tickets are available daily between 1-3pm (Singapore time) at www.vietjetair.com