31 Dec '14, 10am

Revellers islandwide gear up to usher in 2015 as the nation kicks off year-long SG50 celebrations

SINGAPORE - An impressive eight-minute fireworks display light up the sky as Singapore ushered in 2015 and its 50th birthday to a medley of classical and pop tunes. Parties across the island were in full swing, with more than 25,000 revellers at the countdown extravaganza in The Float @ Marina Bay soaking in the performances of local pop star Stefanie Sun and Korean boyband Big Bang. The night got off to a great start with performances by musical theatre favourites Dim Sum Dollies, who delivered an abridged tongue-in-cheek history of Singapore, and by The Noose cast, which warmed up the crowd with their local jokes, parody of foreign accents and 1970s-style bell-bottom pants. Excited party-goers had started to fill the area as early as 5pm this evening. Photographers wanting to capture the fireworks show had readied their tripods along the Singapore river. "I came early to...

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