Can't sleep? Venture out for late-night eats, shopping, arcade fun, spa treatments, and even a spot of exercise.
New York may be the city that never sleeps but we believe Singapore comes pretty close. Our home 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. We might take it for granted sometimes but it’s awesome that many shopping malls open till 10pm and we can all name at least one 24-hour eatery in our ‘hood. To boot, there’s also a plethora of fun activities to do while most of the city snoozes. Bookmark this nifty list for an awesome night jaunt around our Lion City!
View Singapore in a different light
We’re gifted with an abundance of lovely bridges and park connectors that glimmer at night. So why not make the most out of it by organising a night cycling sesh with the mates? We reckon embarking on the Eastern Coastal Loop, which links from Pasir Ris Town Park to East Coast and finally Changi Beach Park. Want more? Ride through the extension of the Eastern Coastal Loop from East Coast and soak in beautiful night views of the Supertrees at Gardens by the Bay, Marina Bay Sands and the Singapore Flyer. Don’t have a bike or can’t ride one? Take a leisurely jaunt along the Helix Bridge for iconic views of the riverside or Henderson Waves if nature’s more your scene.
Train insane or remain the same
Trade nightly drinks at the bar with a good workout at 24-hour gyms like Anytime Fitness and Gymboxx. Alternatively, you can also book a session at The Gym Pod. You won’t have to compromise your workout as these areas are filled with cutting-edge strength training and cardio equipment.
Anytime Fitness, over 65 locations; Gymboxx, six locations; The Gym Pod, six locations.
Shop ‘til you drop (or fall asleep)
With just about anything under one roof, Mustafa Centre, the famous 24-hour shopping behemoth in Little India, is paradise for bargain-hunters and hardened shopaholics alike. You’ll find everything under the sun here, from electronics and groceries to obscure brands you’ve probably never heard of. It gets pretty overwhelming so go at your credit card’s risk. Need a change of scene? Japanese supermarket Don Don Donki’s Orchard Central outlet and Decathlon Singapore Lab in Kallang are open 24/7 too!
Mustafa Centre, 145 Syed Alwi Road, Singapore 207704; Don Don Donki, #B1 15-29/K7/K8 & #B2 01-10/30/43, Orchard Central, 181 Orchard Road, Singapore 238896; Decathlon Singapore Lab, 230 Stadium Boulevard, Singapore 397799
Join the supper club
Supper in Singapore is practically a mandatory fourth meal of the day, and good late-night eats are peppered all over the island. You could be craving for the most random dish and still find it somewhere in the city. Our extensive supper club guide covers everything from the heartlands to central Singapore. Go ahead and stuff yourself silly!
Swing by the airport (and its crown jewel)
They don’t call Changi Airport the world’s best for nothing. Things can get a little quiet by 10pm but many restaurants and eateries are open till midnight (some even 24 hours!). Stroke your chin while studying intriguing art installations like the kinetic rain sculpture in Terminal 1 and A Million Times at Changi in Terminal 2 and do not skip the marvellous Jewel Changi Airport! The Shiseido Forest Valley with the majestic HSBC Vortex Rain is open all day and night.
Changi Airport, Airport Boulevard; Jewel Changi Airport, 78 Airport Boulevard, Singapore 819666
Shoot some pins and bowl for strike
Professional or not, bowling is a fun activity for all age groups – even better if you’d rather skip a noisy, crowded club for a low-key alternative. But don’t expect things to be chill though. The game can get pretty competitive. Many locations such as Orchid Bowl, Planet Bowl, K Bowling Club and SuperBowl are open till 1am – and 3am on Saturday nights!
Various locations islandwide.
Did someone say karaoke?
You don’t have to tell us twice. Karaoke is notoriously popular among the locals so get your playlist in check (Bohemian Rhapsody better be on it!) and prep your pipes. It’s going to be a fun-filled night thanks to the long operational hours that go ‘til 6am at Ganso Manekineko and value-for-dollar packages at Ten Dollar Club, Teo Heng KTV Studio and Cash Studio, just to name a few.
Various locations islandwide.
Party like there’s no tomorrow at Clarke Quay
If there’s one place that’s alive and thriving at night, it’s Clarke Quay. The sizzling party central is teeming with nightclubs, bars, hangouts with live music, supper spots along Boat Quay and ghosts of last night’s mistakes (kidding!). Let your hair down, get on the floor and groove along to dance tracks by top DJs.
Clarke Quay, 3 River Valley Road, Singapore 179024
Feel like a kid again at the arcade
Get into the competitive spirit and win big (we’re talking buckets of tickets) at this old-school arcade. Cow Play Cow Moo, which stays open till 1am, has claw machines with adorable plushies and games you’ll find at a carnival. No doubt, you can expect oodles of fun times right here.
Cow Play Cow Moo, #03-372, Suntec City Tower 3 and 4, 3 Temasek Boulevard, Singapore 038988
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 late-night drinking joints that won’t disappoint.
Get that adrenaline pumping
This might either pump you up or scare the living daylights outta you. Launching you up 50m at a terrifying speed of 120mph, Clarke Quay’s Gx-5 Extreme Swing is constantly filled with screams at night. The thrilling ride closes late and is popular among happy drinkers – although we advise you not to ride it intoxicated (read: barf alert).
Gx-5 Extreme Swing, 4.30pm-11.30pm daily, 3 River Valley Road, Clarke Quay, Singapore 179024
It’s midnight on a Friday; you’ve just knocked off work with a massive backache and you’re in need of a major pampering sesh. Thankfully for us (and our necks), there are plenty of spas open ‘til the wee hours – and no, nothing dodgy over here. Natureland Spa has attractive packages and multiple locations that open till 2am. The 24-hour G.Spa gives you a rejuvenating spa experience complete with saunas, steam baths, and a relaxation lounge with gourmet dishes. No more excuses for not pampering yourselves!
Natureland, multiple locations islandwide; G.spa Singapore, #02-02, Guillemard Village, 102 Guillemard Road, Singapore 399719
Send chills down your spine
We’re huge fans of horror flicks and in the spirit of all things otherworldly, we did some digging and uncovered some of the creepiest spots in the city – from abandoned derelict buildings to old hospitals. Spook yourself out visiting these haunted places in Singapore.