People in Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, China and parts of Russia have already rung in the New Year as they say farewell to 2015.
Security will be on the minds of most cities as the past year has been marred with terror attacks, which has left nations reeling and nerves rattled.
Fireworks fill the sky of downtown Jakarta, explode over the Esplanade and Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, produce a stunning effect in front of Malaysia’s landmark building, Petronas Twin Towers, and prompt a burst a colour in Manila as Filipinos welcome the New Year.
And in South Korea, people celebrated at Imjingak peace park in the border city of Paju near the demilitarised zone dividing North and South Korea.
MYANMAR: People light fireworks during the New Year countdown at the Kandawgyi Park in Yangon
MALAYSIA: Fireworks explode in front of Malaysia’s landmark building, Petronas Twin Towers, during the New Year’s Eve celebration
HONG KONG: The city marked the beginning of 2016 with a spectacular fireworks display over Victoria Harbour lighting up the skyline
HONG KONG: This year, the display was based on the theme of ‘love and joy’ and created a flash of different colours across the water
TAIWAN: Fireworks shot out from Taiwan’s tallest skyscraper as people in Taipei – the country’s capital city – saw in the New Year in style