The people’s fashionista, Kate Low has made her name by handpicking and bringing us the sexiest and most comfy lingerie from around the world. Can we just say THANK YOU! We thanked Kate on your behalf and then got down to asking for a list of her favourite places to hang out and shop all hours in Singapore.
Singapore is such an interesting place at all hours of the day, mainly because it’s a destination as well as a hub for travellers and home to many ‘global citizens’. So, it’s not unusual to be jet-lagged and decide to hit the bars and spas at strange times of day. Here are some of my picks for ‘all hours things to do in Singapore ’.
Blu Jaz at Bali Lane
I love the eclectic vibe at Blu Jaz. There’s always something happening around the Haji Lane area, be it strolling the streets at night, or checking out the various entertainment spots, or the latest wall graffiti. Blujaz, having been around for so long, is a “home” to go to, to chill and have great conversations with friends. Doesn’t hurt that they close late!
Blu Jaz, 11 Bali Lane, Singapore 189848 p. 91990610. Opening Hours: Mon – Thu: 12:00 – 01:00, Fri: 12:00 – 02:00, Sat: 16:00 – 02:00, Closed: Sun & PH.
Wonderland for Detailed Planners at Haji Lane
I love the décor here. Its newly revamped retail space has a workshop corner, which hosts floral arrangement workshops every once in a while. When there isn’t a workshop, you can see on display a lovely range of flowers so unique you just want to stay on, and find out more. Its products are well curated, from their new clothing line Alice, to homewares, accessories made out of wood, and ceramic plates pressed with the original leaves themselves – there’s something new to be discovered every time.
Wonderland for Detailed Planners, 37 Haji Lane Level 3 Singapore 189230 p. 6299 5848 Opening hours: Daily 10am to 8pm.
Plain Vanilla Bakery at Tiong Bahru
Again, I love the décor here. It’s a must-visit every Sunday, when I feel like I just need a place to sit, cosy up, and feel completely at home with a magazine or a book.
Plain Vanilla Bakery, 1D Yong Siak St, Singapore 168641 p. 6465 5942. Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 11am to 8pm; Saturday 9am to 8pm; Sunday 9am to 6pm
PREP at Mandarin Gallery
This is a must-visit every time I have a bad hair day, or when I need to doll up for a special occasion. Transforming your look from drab to fab has never been easier!
PREP at Mandarin Gallery, 333A Orchard Rd, #03-34, Singapore 238897 p. 6732 6123. Opening hours: Mon-Sat: 10am-8pm, Sun: 11.30am-7.30pm
2am dessert bar and Crystal Jade restaurant at Holland Village
Whenever you are around the Holland Area, whether finishing up drinks at Harry’s or Walawala, these are black book essentials. 2am dessert bar offers an edgier choice of venue, if you prefer somewhere dimmer, less intrusive and filled with gastronomic surprises even in the wee hours of the morning! Crystal Jade offers a hearty meal whether you are trying to sober up, or if you are truly hungry. You must try the honey wheatgrass juice – it is a thirst quencher any time of the day.
2am Dessert Bar, 21A Lorong Liput, Singapore 277733 p. 6291 9727. Opening hours: Tuesday-Friday 3pm – 2am, Saturday-Sunday 11am – 2am.
Crystal Jade Kitchen, Holland Village No.2 Lorong Mambong p. 6469 0300. Opening hours: Monday-Sunday 8.30am-11.00pm
Natureland at Robertson Quay
The only 24 hour spa I know in Singapore that offers good massages, value for money, and at a central location!! Often a place I visit when I work late and have nowhere else to go.
Natureland, 11 Unity Street #01-08/09 Robertson Walk Singapore 237995 p. 6733 6780. Open 24-Hours (5am-10am House-Keeping).
491 River Valley Road #02-01 Valley Point (S)248371 Open 24-Hours (5am-10am House-Keeping).
Mr Punch Restaurant & Rooftop Bar
I love seeking out new places to visit, so imagine my surprise when I discovered this retro bar located above a toy museum! With spectacular views, retro interiors and best of all, less crowd, this is the place to visit when you need to seek respite, away from the hustle bustle of city life.
Mr. Punch Restaurant & Rooftop Bar, 26 Seah St, Singapore 188382 p. Opening Hours: Mon-Thurs: 16:00-01:00, Fri-Sat 16:00-03:00
Ben & Jerry’s at Dempsey
If you want a sweet treat into the early hours (Saturdays) WITH live music, Ben & Jerry’s is it!
Ben & Jerry’s, 8 Dempsey Rd #0112, Singapore 247696 p. 6473 3231. Opening hours: 11am-11pm daily.
Images taken by Nicola McMahon of Brightstar Photography.