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#Hashtag: How our Prestige friends rang in the New Year

#Hashtag is an online column that susses out the latest trends and topics on Instagram. This week, we look back on how some of our society friends celebrated the new year.

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.

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New Year eve with number 1. Hello 2019

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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.

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Happy new year everyone! May 2019 be a better year !

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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.

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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