I don't attend any new year countdown events, I don't watch such shows on TV either. On New Year's Eve, I watch Entrapment obviously for its new year setting. Thereafter, if I am still well awake, I'd usually do some reading or play guitar but being incapacitated in the mean time, the latter occurrence is rather remote.
While I was in Malacca some years ago, I took a boat ride & the guide told me the river scenes in Entrapment were actually in Malacca, not in Kuala Lumpur. So now you know.