(1) Ampang Look Out Point
Ampang Lookout Point Has Panaromic View Of KL City for 2010 Countdown
This is the perfect spot for a panoramic view of the Kuala Lumpur City skyline. Both romantic and breathtaking, the road that leads up to this little treasure is dark and winding, so be sure to leave early in the evening so you'd secure a parking spot. There are restaurants up here such as Gasoline, Haven, and the Bread and Olives Cafe where you can dine at with the best company, before heading over to the hill-top tower to enjoy the fireworks over the Petronas KLCC Twin Towers. Located in Ampang, the Look Out Point is a mere 20 minutes from the Kuala Lumpur City Centre for a beautiful escape.
Address Jalan Hulu Langat (B62), Ampang, Selangor.
(2) Tropicana City Mall
Tropicana City Mall 1st 2010 New Year Countdown Gathering
The brand, spanking new mall in the heart of Petaling Jaya, which serves many of its happy SS2, Damansara Utama and Damansara Jaya residents with its array of shops and cinema, will be celebrating New Year 2010 with fireworks, live band performances, fire breathers, a samba percussion group and magicians. The activities will be taking place at the entrance of the Mall and starts at 8pm, so expect a traffic jam along the NKVE which runs in front of it, as passers-by will probably stop to watch the fireworks.
Address Tropicana City Mall, No. 3, Jalan SS20/27, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
(3) Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall
Scenic Nightview of Sunway Pyramid, Awesome Spot for 2010 Countdown
Subang peeps who are too lazy to drive to KL city to party will settle for the local mall's firework display which is pretty decent. Families can also enjoy the explosive colours from their backyard or garden, especially those who love having barbecue parties for the festivities. Precocious young adults can also head to Euphoria by Ministry of Sound to boogie the night down, while Bar Celona and the new Opera is within walking distance.
Address Sunway Pyramid, 15, Jalan PJS 11/24, Bandar Sunway, 46150 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
(4) City Walk @ i-City, Shah Alam
If hearing motivational speeches which get you prepped for the year ahead is your kinda thing, then welcome the New Year with leaders Khalid Ibrahim and Teresa Kok. The event begins at 5pm with Orang Asli and multicultural drum performances, and later in the night, Selangor Menteri Besar will be delivering a speech to usher in the new year. The night comes to a close when the fireworks go off at the stroke of midnight and everyone has a warm fuzzy feeling inside.
Address City Walk @ i-City, Seksyen 7, Shah Alam.
(5) The Curve
The Curve Annual New Year Countdown Concert 2010
The annual New Year's Countdown is not complete with a concert held at the Curve, organised by Fly fm. Last year it was a Masquerade Party, and this year we will see hottie Faizal Tahir and local powerhouse Jaclyn Victor heat up the stage at 8pm. Roads will be closed to house this event hosted by Joey G and model Kylie Chapman, so be sure to get there early to avoid having to park by the roadside and risk your car getting scratched.
Address 6, Jalan PJU 7/3, Mutiara Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya.
(6) Bukit Gasing, Petaling Jaya
For those of you who are adventurous enough, take a climb up Gasing Hill, one of the last surviving green lungs in the Klang Valley. There is a dirt path which many residents take for their morning walks, though there is overgrowth, so it is best to don a comfortable pair of sneakers than just flip-flops. At the end of the path, there is a little hut built on stilts where you can climb and take in the view of Old Klang Road and parts of the KL skyline, including the Petronas Twin Towers. An alternative would be to drive up Gasing Hill on one of the roads which will lead you to a telecommunications tower, and there are benches for you to sit on. The view may be blocked by a few trees, though.
(7) Jalan Bukit Pantai, Bangsar
This frequently travelled road is usually overlooked since cars just roll past without noticing, but there is a little spot along it which hosts the prettiest framed sight of the KL skyline and on New Year's Eve, you can park your car on the side of the road (make sure it doesn't obstruct traffic though), and walk down the road from Pantai Towers to enjoy the fireworks. The houses and condominiums in Bukit Pantai will also have access to the view, thanks to the high point of their construction.
(8) ASEAN Sculpture Garden, Kuala Lumpur
Nice view of KLCC and KL Tower
This garden, located within Lake Gardens in KL, boasts award-winning sculptures from Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines and Brunei. The sculptures, mostly individual pieces, are magnificent and majestic. If you stand near the lake, you'll be able to see the Petronas Twin Towers and KL Tower looming above the trees, so if you're bold enough to go there at night alone, try this spot where the grass is soft and you can sit all night having drinks.
(9) Bukit Permai, Cheras
Bukit Permai Overlooking the KL City
This look out point which is not as spectacular as the one in Ampang will do, for those who live around this residential area. During the major celebrations like Merdeka and New Year's, many will crowd in this area to watch the fireworks over Kuala Lumpur. This not-so-cosy little nook is dubbed 'Little Genting', and is nestled within a labyrinth of houses so be sure to check out the map before you set out on your journey.
(10) Taman Tasik Titiwangsa
Preview of fireworks In Taman Tasik Titiwangsa
An urban retreat for those who want to jog around the lake in the middle of it, go canoeing or just lie on the lawn to soak up the fresh air, this park is a household name for those who live in KL. If you want to watch the fireworks along with countless strangers and children, this is the place to be.
Address Taman Tasik Titiwangsa, Jalan Kuantan, Kuala Lumpur.