31 Dec '15, 5pm

New Year's Eve 2015 celebrations around the world - Singapore celebrates start

In around 50 minutes, Thailand will be welcoming in the new year, and they aren't letting fears of terrorist attacks affect the celebrations. Less than six months after a pipe bomb killed 20 people at the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok, tens of thousands are expected to ring in 2016 at the same intersection with live music and a countdown. Up to 5,000 police will be in the area, with explosive ordnance disposal experts making a sweep ahead of time. Noisier still will be the celebration along the Chao Phraya River, where tourism officials have promised spectacular fireworks over two of the kingdom's most iconic landmarks, the Grand Palace and Wat Arun - the Temple of Dawn. Indonesia, on the other hand, is on high alert after authorities said last week that they had foiled a plot by Islamic militants to attack government officials, foreigners and others. About 150,000 police offic...

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