31 Dec '16, 4pm

Marina Bay lights up with fireworks as Singapore welcomes 2017 - The Straits Times

SINGAPORE - Lights, laser and fire displays lit up the night sky at the stroke of midnight as revellers at the Marina Bay Singapore Countdown welcomed the new year. The countdown, organised by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), is Singapore's largest New Year's Eve party. There are no official figures yet, but organisers expected more than 300,000 people to join in the event. The celebrations were extended to the Civic District for the first time to make space for the activities. Roads in the city centre began to close from 4pm onwards, while St Andrew's Road and Connaught Drive were converted to pedestrianised streets. The heavy presence of police and auxiliary police officers did little to dampen the mood of revellers, who pointed cameras at the fireworks or looked at their watches as 2017 approached. The crowd began to pick up at around 7pm, with eager photographe...

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