Can't sleep? Venture out for late-night eats, shopping, performances, spa treatments, and even a spot of exercise
Singapore is a great city for night owls and lifelong insomniacs. For starters, we have one of lowest crime rates in the world, which makes late night walks totally safe. To boot, there’s also plethora of fun activities to do while most of the city snooze — from visiting a museum to shopping at 3am. Bookmark this nifty list for a awesome night jaunt around our lion city!
With just about anything under one roof, Mustafa Centre, the famous 24-hour shopping behemoth at Little India, is paradise for bargain-hunters and hardened shopaholics alike. Check out our comprehensive guide to Mustafa before entering it at your your credit card’s risk.
Mustafa Centre, 145 Syed Alwi Road, Singapore 207704, p. 62955855.
Drink ‘til daybreak
You’ve probably experienced this at some point: ordering a bottle at midnight, only to find out the bar is closing in 10. Despite having a vast array of swanky bars in Singapore, we sometimes find ourselves stranded and booze-less past midnight. Thankfully, there are still watering holes that will serve you your poison until the early hours. Swing over to these nine late-night drinking joints that won’t disappoint.
Be a human slingshot
This might either pump you up or scare the living daylight outta you. Launching you up at a terrifying speed of 120mph, Clarke Quay’s G-Max Reverse Bungy is constantly filled with screams at night. The thrilling ride, which costs $45, closes late and is popular among happy drinkers; although we advice you not to ride it intoxicated (read: barf alert). Want a preview? Youtube “G-max” and you’ll be greeted with pages of priceless recordings of people’s reaction on the heart-stopping ride.
G-Max Reverse Bungy, 3 River Valley Road, Clarke Quay, Singapore 179024, p. 6338 1766.
Supper in Singapore is practically a mandatory fourth meal of the day, and good late-night eats are peppered all over the island. Bookmark all four guides from our extensive supper club series — West and North; Easties; Central heartlands Singapore; and city dwellers — to Singapore and stuff yourself silly!
It’s midnight on a Friday; you’ve just knocked off from work with a massive backache and in need for a major pampering sesh. Thankfully for us (and our necks), there are plenty of spas open ‘til the wee hours in town – and no, they aren’t dodgy. Our go-to spot after a hectic week is Le Spa on Gemmil Lane – it’s only 5 minutes away from our office and next to Club Street, meaning we can pop over for a glass of vino after a relaxing rubdown! Rule of Thumb is another fave – especially great after a shopping spree at Haji Lane! The sanctuary spa not only offers really affordable massages ($60 for an hour), but they also provide facial treatments and pedi-mani services. No more excuses for not pampering yourselves, ladies!
Le Spa, 14 Gemmill Lane, Singapore 069253, p. 6222 6803. Opens 24/7.
Rule of Thumb, #01-01 289 Beach Road, Singapore199552, p. 6295 5000. Open daily 10am-4pm
Send chills down your spine
We are huge fans of horror flicks and in the spirit of all things otherworldly, we did some digging and uncovered some of the most haunted places in Singapore – from abandoned derelict buildings to old hospitals. Spook yourself out visiting these haunted places in Singapore.
Night in the Museum
Okay – this isn’t really after midnight, but it is worth mentioning. Once every month, ArtScience Museum opens it’s doors ‘til 10pm and transforms into an enchanting night destination featuring cutting-edge performances by talented artists. Chill out at this free event held every Thursday; you can head to ArtScience Museum’s website for future line-ups.
ArtScience Museum, 6 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018974, p. 6688 8888.
Train insane or remain the same
Trade nightly drinks at the bar with a good work-out on the curl bar at Anytime Fitness. This 24/7 gym that’s fitted with cutting-edge strength training and cardio equipment has over 20 clubs across Singapore.
Anytime Fitness, located islandwide.