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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
Angela Poppy had a Seoul-ful feast
Together with her partner, Angela Poppy bade goodbye to 2018 with a romantic dinner in Seoul.
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.
Paige Parker jetted off to Vienna
Like a dream vacation, Paige Parker celebrated the year-end holidays in Vienna with her husband and daughters.
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.
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.