Sunday, December 31, 2006

Fireworks and countdown parties

If you're anywhere in Kuala Lumpur or in the Klang Valley or even up in Genting Highlands, here's a list of countdown parties you can join in and have yourself a wonderfully memorable time while you usher in the new year.

PETALING JAYA: There will be no countdown party at KLCC but revellers will be treated to a breathtaking fireworks display at the park at midnight on Sunday.

Petronas Nasional Bhd said in a statement that there would be no party or concerts at KLCC out of respect for Hari Raya Haji but the fireworks display would be held to usher in the New Year.

It said visitors would be able to catch a six-minute fireworks display and there would also be a countdown display at the site.

The statement was made to clarify reports that there would be no New Year countdown or spectacular fireworks display at KLCC.

However, celebrations and accompanying fireworks are expected to go on as usual in most places in Kuala Lumpur, Petaling Jaya and Genting Highlands.

Where the countdown parties will be:

Genting Highlands
Local Chinese guest artistes will perform until a massive fireworks show takes place just before the countdown at the First World Plaza. Party starts from 9.30pm till late. Entry is free.

The Curve in Mutiara Damansara
The carnival includes a concert featuring Jaclyn Victor, Reshmonu and other artistes that will last till the New Year. Celebrations begin from 6pm. No entry fee required.

Bintang Walk
Street party and concert featuring local Chinese singers with fireworks display at the stroke of midnight. Party begins from 7pm onwards. Entry is free.

Sunway Lagoon Theme Park
Splash Surf Beach Party with a special appearance by 45 finalists of the Miss World Tourism contest and performances by local bands. A spectacular fireworks display is set to light up the sky at midnight. Doors open at 7pm. Adults – RM88 nett and children – RM55 nett. Cover charge after 10pm – RM50.

One Utama Shopping Complex
Countdown street party at Central Park Avenue (main entrance of new wing). Party begins from 6.30pm. International artistes like Australian band North, Genie Chuo (Taiwan) and local artiste Nicholas Teo to perform along with Myfm deejays. Expect incredible fireworks to light up the celebrations. Entry is free.

News Update by The Star Newsdesk

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