Think New Year, think black tie, think ball gown, think five star event. That’s what they are always doing in the movies. Kuching’s closest affair is dinner and dancing at one of the five star hotels. Almost all have a big buffet on offer: Merdeka Palace, for example, is featuring an international all-you-caneat. Then, if you have any room in your belly, you can teeter a short hop across to the bar for fun and frolics. The Rajang bar at Grand Margherita have their resident Philipino band and are planning a special function there to countdown the year end, likewise the Victoria Arms at the Merdeka Palace.
If you really want to make a full night (and a day!) of it, Grand Margherita are even offering an overnight special – book a room for New Year’s Eve and you’ll get a celebration breakfast thrown in to chase away those potential hangover blues! Of course, all these shenanigans are likely to hike up your budget but convenience often doesn’t come cheap and there’s something to be said for having all the entertainment on offer under one roof.