Holidays in spiritual destinations, cosy dinners with the family, and getaways on snowy mountains. Here’s a peek at how our society friends ushered in the New Year…
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Dr Iroshini Chua revelled in a fireworks show
The year ended with a bang for Dr Iroshini Chua, who celebrated New Year with a dazzling fireworks display over in Brisbane.View this post on Instagram
No better way to cap off 2018 than hiking 5 hours to Tigers Nest Monastery 3100 meters above Paro, Bhutan, the holiest of Buddhist temples on one of the holiest days of the year! Thank you @kuenzang0007 and @chencho6179 for guiding us and big thanks to @comohotels for the best Bhutanese adventure! Wishing all a Happy New Year 2019
Lynn Bann scaled new heights
Singapore-born, New York-based jewellery designer Lynn Ban greeted the New Year on a spiritual high. In a characteristically unique move, she ended 2018 with an epic five-hour hike to Bhutan’s Tiger Nest Monastery: A sacred Buddhist temple complex that overlooks a spectacular valley.
Sara Taseer and Salman Shoaib rejoiced in a double celebration
Dressed in their finest threads, Sara and her husband Salman counted down to the New Year at mutual friend Ayesha’s birthday party.View this post on Instagram
Elaine Lim-Chan ended the year right with a family get-together
Elaine Lim-Chan and her family got all dressed up in matching colours for a hearty dinner at Grand Hyatt Singapore’s Mezza9.View this post on Instagram
Pray 2019 be good to us all… Here’s to good health, good relationships & loads of joy and laughter in our life! Started and ended 2018 in Hakuba, with the same people.. But am really glad to end the year at an absolutely different place this year (if you get what I mean!) ☺️ #peace
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Pauline Ng greeted 2019 on the Japanese alps
For Pauline Ng, 2018 began and ended on the same note — in Hakuba, a village and winter sports hub just outside of Nagano in Japan.View this post on Instagram
Thank you Lord for this past year 2018 and may Your blessings and grace be upon us in this coming year 2019. May Your present bring us closer to You and may we rejoice in all things knowing You are in control. #seoul #southkorea #newyearseve #winterstyle #finedining #travelgram #travelphotography #newyear2019
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Angela Poppy had a Seoul-ful feast
Together with her partner, Angela Poppy bade goodbye to 2018 with a romantic dinner in Seoul.View this post on Instagram
It was all about family fun for Sunita Gill
Sometimes, low-key celebrations are best. Just ask Sunita Gill, who kicked back with her family at Wheeler’s Estate over playground tumbles, rainbow sightings and plenty of laughter.View this post on Instagram
Paige Parker jetted off to Vienna
Like a dream vacation, Paige Parker celebrated the year-end holidays in Vienna with her husband and daughters.View this post on Instagram
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Claire Jedrek got all dressed up for a costume party
Race-car drivers Claire Jedrek and her husband Yuey Tan rang in the New Year in the most candid way — with a costume party and quirky getups.View this post on Instagram
When I was looking through my diary for the end of 2018, never in my wildest dreams would I have expected to end up in Bonnie #Scotland from an encounter in #Shropshire! Thank you Lord @harrydalmeny And Lady @marthasitwell for the endless camaraderie and generous hospitality. It was an eye opener to be blessed with the mystical landscapes of the #Dalmeny Castle also to be in presence of #Turner and #Caravaggio’s, not to mention the priceless memories in #Rosebery, where story meets glory! Happy 2019!
Ethan Koh beckoned the new year with Scotland royalty
Bag designer Ethan Koh spent a fabulous New Year with historians and royalty in Scotland’s Dalmeny Castle, among jaw-dropping landscapes of verdant hills and stunning sunsets.
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