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New Year's Eve 2022-2023

Ring in NYE at the beach or in the bustling megapolis of Kuala Lumpur

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Malaysia is a perfect destination for New Year festivities. Thanks to the tropical climate, it attracts large crowds of visitors from colder countries. In addition to warm weather, Malaysia offers a premium clubbing scene in Kuala Lumpur, amazing fireworks, vibrant street fairs and celebrations, live music, and DJ sets at luxurious skyscraper rooftop bars. Those bars also offer the most spectacular views of the skyline, which includes the famous Petronas Twin Towers and Menara KL Tower, during the countdown, culminating with dazzling pyrotechnics in the sky.

Kuala Lumpur

KLCC Park Countdown

The premier countdown party in the capital takes place at KLCC Park in the center of Kuala Lumpur. Thousands of spectators gather there on December 31 to enjoy a live concert of Malaysian and international artists, which ends with amazing fireworks in the sky.

If you prefer to avoid big crowds, opt for a smaller celebration at a nightclub, restaurant, or bar, like Kuala Lumpur's famous Trek KL, or at one of the clubs in the Bukit Bintang area. This neighborhood is known for excellent entertainment, shops, and food joints, offering music for any taste.

Dataran Merdeka

Dataran Merdeka is one of the central squares of Kuala Lumpur, located in front of the Sultan Abdul Samad Building. Thousands of locals and visitors gather on the huge lawn of Dataran Merdeka to see free entertainment: traditional music and dances, marching bands, and various performances, which culminate with the amazing fireworks display.

Langkawi

Langkawi is the perfect beach destination, located 30 km off the coast of northwestern Malaysia. An archipelago of 99 islands boasts some of the best beaches in the country: Cenang Beach, Pasir Tengkorak Beach, Beras Basah, Tanjung Rhu Beach, and Tengah Beach. Most hotels and resorts offer waterfront countdown celebrations with bonfires, water lanterns, premium dining, live music, and fireworks. This is a great way to ring in the New Year away from the big crowds, noise, and hustle of a big city.

Penang

Penang is another excellent place to celebrate New Year in Malaysia. George Town is known for its great dining and clubbing scene. Straits Quay, Queensbay, and other locations are hosting an array of New Year celebrations and parties with music, dance, and countdowns to entertain audiences throughout the big night.

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