When the tower clock at Dataran Merdeka struck 12midnight , showers of colorful fire works display flashed immediately lighting up the night sky. The crowd of revellers started cheering each other and welcome the year 2008.
Revellers mostly youngsters and foreign tourists were cheering and hurling spray cans with artificial snow at each other, to say Hello 2008 and welcome the New Year.They exchanged well wishes. New Year resolutions were also made.
Some of the revellers dressed up fancifully for the countdown added excitement and fun to the countdown celebration.
Various states in the country also welcomed the New Year and it was reported that some revellers at Gurney Drive, Penang went wild during the countdown and attacked the police with empty spray cans.
Revellers partied until the wee hours of the morning both at public celebrations and private parties.