31 Dec '17, 10am

A wet New Year's Eve as revellers brave the rain to welcome 2018 at Marina Bay

A wet New Year's Eve as revellers brave the rain to welcome 2018 at Marina Bay

SINGAPORE - Loud cheers erupted from merrymakers at the floating platform at Marina Bay, as the clock struck 12 and fireworks of red, green and blue burst onto Singapore’s skyline to welcome 2018. The beautiful sight, which attracted families, young couples and shutterbugs to the waterfront, was the reward for braving a heavy downpour that lightened slightly as night fell. Armed with ponchos, umbrellas and tents, revellers said that the rain had inconvenienced them. But the thought of the light-up, fireworks and good cheer rooted them to their spots. Librarian Tan Jian Lin, 29, who arrived at the Marina Bay area at about 5pm with his friends, said he did not expect the rain to stretch into 2018. He had spent New Year’s Eve at the waterfront every year for the past five years. Mr Tan said: “This has to be the wettest New Year’s Eve. It has been raining the whole day. Puddle...

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