For The Night Owls: Top 5 Fun Things To Do In Singapore At Night

things to do in singapore at night
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Vonz Kwa
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Vonz Kwa

Singapore is a small but bustling city-state situated in tropical Southeast Asia. With its efficient and extensive network of public transportations such as the MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) and buses, most places in Singapore are well-connected and easily accessible, even during the night! If you cannot get enough of Singapore during the day, rest assured that there are plenty of things to do after sundown! Singapore offers a great variety of night activities and attractions, not just for the party-goers! Check out our list of top 5 night activities and make the most out of your vacation in this little red dot!

1. Come alive with animals at night!

Night Safari - Leopard
Source: Photo by user Alexander Baxevanis used under CC BY 2.0

The Night Safari is the first wildlife nocturnal zoo in the world where visitors can visit nocturnal animals going about their usual business in a natural habitat. Located beside the award-winning zoo, which operates during the day, the Night Safari opens from 7.30pm to 12am daily. You can choose to explore walking trails and get up-close with some nocturnal animals or hop on the much-recommended tram that winds around the park.

The admission ticket includes 1 tram ride and costs 42 SGD (30 USD) per adult with discounted prices for children aged 3-12 years old and senior citizens aged 60 years old and above. Food and beverages are available around the attraction but will cost slightly more as compared to other non-tourist sites in the city. As the attraction is situated at the northeastern rural area of the island, the most convenient way is to take a cab or tour shuttle buses. Note that certain city hotels offer complimentary transfers.

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2. Party your night away at Clarke Quay

clarke quay, singapore river

Party animals would love to know that Singapore offers a great variety of nightspots. One of the major and most accessible nightspots will be Clarke Quay. This riverside quay comes alive from as early as 6pm where restaurants and cafés start serving dinner. Families with young children would enjoy an evening by the Singapore river where you could also take a boat ride. As the night progresses, you’d start to notice the different mix of music offered by the variety of pubs and clubs in the area.

You may want to try out The Pump Room Restaurant & Bar at Clarke Quay. The Pump Room is popular for its house brew and it transforms into a club after dining hours. You could have dinner followed by partying, all in the same place!

Across Clark Quay is Central Mall, offering tons of dining options too.You can choose to dine at the mall before hopping over and party the night away as well.

For 1st time visitors, do take note of the new law in Singapore effective April 1, 2015 whereby alcohol consumption is prohibited in public places from 10.30pm – 7.00am. Consumption in clubs, restaurants or at home are not affected by this law so you could drink and party merrily through the night.

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3. Get lucky and strike a jackpot?

MBS promenade

For visitors who would like to try their luck at gaming, you might be delighted to know that there are two casinos in Singapore, which are open 24/7. Free entrance will be granted to those holding a foreign passport so do make sure that you bring your passport along to gain the complimentary access.

Both casinos are strategically located within the core tourist district at Marina Bay and Sentosa respectively. For a spectacular night view before or after your games, check out Marina Bay Sands (MBS) which houses the Sands Casino. This integrated resort is one of the iconic attractions in Singapore due to its unique structure, which resembles a spaceship or ship at the top of its 3 hotel buildings.

Traveler's tips

Resort World Sentosa, Casino

I don't like the idea of gambling.  To win is a rare probability of chance and definitely not a guarantee win.  So play with caution.  However, I am just one who likes to take pictures.  Here is a picture of the Resort World Sentosa Casino Main Gantry.  I have not entered the Casino as Singaporean needs to pay SGD150 to enter Casino.  Foreigners do not have to pay for the entry.  

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4. Be a café-hopper and talk through the night

All-day breakfast at The Book Cafe, Singapore - 20110612
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Smuconlaw used under CC BY-SA 3.0

Cafes are very popular in Singapore, especially with the working adults and youngsters. Over the recent years, many quirky and themed cafes have popped up over the city. If you cannot get enough of the cafes during the day, you would be pleased to know that there are many that stay open around the clock. Some of the major brands such as Starbucks, TCC Coffee and The Coffee Bean have joints in the city that are open 24 hours, while many small local cafes such as Lola’s café, the Book café and Alley café are open till 12am or 1 am. Some popular game cafes that open till late include The Mind Cafe and Settlers Cafe.

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Visit the 24 hours Mustafa Center along Little India

Mustafa Centre

As a multi-racial nation, Indian makes up about 10% of our population. One of the popular streets in Singapore is along Serangoon Road, which is part of the Little India precinct. Lined with shops that offer Indian cuisines, spices and apparels, etc., visitors can feel the ambience as though as you are in India.

Within Little India, there is a major mall known as Mustafa Center, which is open 24 hours. Mustafa Center is a huge mall that sells almost everything; ranging from jewelries, watches, apparels, groceries, electronics and even souvenirs. Money changers are also available so you do not need to worry about running out of cash in this one-stop mall. The mall accepts debit and credit card at a transactional fee too. The mall is popular with both locals of various races as well as tourists because it has something for everyone.

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Night owls could stay up all night long

Singapore has so much to offer even at night! Be it late night partying, chilling out with pals or having fun with your family, there are endless possibilities - if only you could stay awake!

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