14 Best Night Markets In Singapore - Updated 2024

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Singapore is an island country in the southeast region of Asia. The country is best known for its unique gardens, which are a popular tourist attraction. It has a tropical rain forest climate with unpredictable temperatures. It is home to many people from different cultures and religions who live together here. Singapore is a clean and secure city and has some of the most popular attraction sites such as the Marina Bay Sands which has posh hotels, the Sentosa where you can visit the Palawan beach, the Universal Studios which has a TV-themed amusement park, and China Town where you can sample Chinese cuisine, street food and you can also grab yourself a souvenir. Singapore also has a large number of vibrant night markets, that are ready to be explored. Scroll below to read about the best night markets in Singapore.

1. Chinatown Street Market

Chinatown, Singapore
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Welcome to the amazing Chinatown market in Singapore, full of adventure and exciting things to buy. The market opens at 10 am in the morning but it comes to life at dusk. The market is noisy and vibrant as hawkers call out to customers, each competing to get as many customers as possible. The beautiful old architecture, colorful decoration, and hanging lanterns make the streets beautiful. Different kinds of food, both local and exotic are prepared and as you walk down the street your nose is bombarded with the favorable aroma from the freshly frying foods. Grab yourself a souvenir from different shops and ingredients to make your trip memorable.

Chinatown Street Market

Address: Pagoda Street and surrounding roads

Website: Chinatown Street Market

Opening hours: 10:00 am until 10:00 pm

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2. Little India Arcade

Little India Arcade, Singapore - 20070108
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The Little India Arcade is a number of shops housed in one singular building which was built in the 1920s. This building is home to a number of renovated restaurants, bookshops, and shops. This location is favorable amongst locals and international tourists and it opens from 9 am in the morning and usually closes at 10 pm at night. The building is full of amazing clothes, food, and souvenirs that you can buy for family and friends. The building is also a popular landmark and you cannot miss spending a few hours here, exploring what the market has to offer.

Little India Arcade

Address: 48 Serangoon Road

Website: Little India Arcade

Opening hours: 9 am - 10 pm

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3. Tekka Center

Tekka Centre, Wet Market
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The Tekka center is popularly known for the number of cuisines that are available which tends to give you so many options to pick from that you just want to buy everything. It is located just a short distance from the Little India Arcade and is colored in an attractive yellow and orange color, you cannot miss it from the street. This building was formerly a warehouse before being transformed and renovated into a street market. Unlike the other street markets that serve a variety of food, The Tekka Center mainly serves fresh Indian cuisines that are prepared hot, from the fire. The center is set up in rows and there are tables in front of the shops where the guest can sit and enjoy their meals.

Tekka Center

Address: 665 Buffalo & Serangoon Roads, Little India, Singapore

Website: Tekka Center

Opening hours: 6:30 am - 9:00 pm

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4. Bugis Street Market

Bugis Street: An old-style market in Singapore
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Earlier on, this street market was best known as a busy city intersection. It later transformed into an ecstatic street market offering a variety of things to buy - ranging from foods to clothing and souvenir shops. It is considered one of the biggest and hottest street markets to go shopping. What makes this a favorable location, is the fact that you can find practically everything and anything you want here. The Bugis Street Market has become a favorite place for locals and international tourists to visit because it is cheap and you get to sample different cultures. The market hosts over 800 stalls and shops.

Bugis Street Market

Address: 4 Bugis Street, Singapore

Website: Bugis Street Market

Opening hours: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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5. Lau Pa Sat

Lau Pa Sat
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If you are looking for the best location to sample a number of local cuisines and delicacies, then Lau Pa Sat food hawker center is the best place to visit. It has a cool, relaxed and romantic setting, the perfect place to go for any type of occasion. At night the food vendors set up tables and chairs for guests to sit and enjoy their meals. At times the market gets lively with live music that sets up the perfect mood to relax and enjoy your meals. A number of mixed cuisines are sold here and you can sample as many as you can. Tourist love to visit this modernized street market so that they can experience the hospitality offered.

Lau Pa Sat

Address: 18 Raffles Quay, Singapore 048582

Website: Lau Pa Sat

Opening hours: 24 hours

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6. Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar

Ramadan, Geylang Serai, Singapore (3886755657)
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Full of life and food offered left to right and center, you are guaranteed to have something to put a smile on your face. With so many goodies to pick from, you are sure to have something to take home. At night the street market lights up giving new life to the area. This is the perfect place for you to grab street food. You will be sure to get the best and unique foods and drinks here, that cannot be found in any other street market close by.

Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar

Address: 32 Onan Road Singapore 424484

Website: Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar

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7. Night Vegetable Market

Teka Market, Singapore
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If you are looking to buy fresh vegetables to prepare your own food late at night, then this night vegetable market is the perfect place to visit. With no hustle getting what you need, this market offers a variety of freshly picked vegetables. The market is stocked with a variety of food items for you to pick - ranging from cooking vegetables to healthy fruits. The market is opened six days a week from 11 pm to 6.30 am early morning. This is the perfect market to visit if you want to get yourself best and fresh vegetables at night.

Night Vegetable Market

Address: 3017A Ubi Rd 1 Singapore 408709 Ubi Rd 1, Singapore 408709

Opening hours: 11 am - 6:30 am

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8. Telok Ayer Market

Interior of Telok Ayer Market, Singapore, at night - 20120629-01
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Located at the heart of Singapore city, this street market is hosted in a building that was constructed in 1894. The market is perfectly air-conditioned and is home to several food vendors and stalls and unlike the other street markets, there are a number of branded stores that make it easy for you to find what you what. The stalls have chairs and tables for guests to sit and enjoy their meals. You are guaranteed to find a variety of exotic cuisines from different cultures that will always excite your taste buds.

Telok Ayer Market

Address: 18 Raffles Quay, Singapore 048582

Website: Telok Ayer Market

Opening hours: 24 hours

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9. Katong Square Lifestyle And Vintage Market

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What makes this street market unique is the fact that it is set up in a mall-like environment, so you can grab yourself vintage goodies and souvenirs. The market is strategically located near the city for you to pop in and out any time you like. Unlike the other street markets, where shops are clustered close to each other, this market has ample space for you to roam around, as you select and buy foodstuff and clothing that pleases you.

Katong Square Lifestyle And Vintage Market

Address: 86-88 E Coast Rd, Singapore 428788

Website: Katong Square Lifestyle And Vintage Market

Opening hours: 7:30 am - 12 am

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Other things to do at night

Apart from night markets, Singapore is also home to unique attractions that come alive at night, and you can these out below!

10. Explore Night Safari in Mandai Wildlife Reserve

Night Safari - Leopard
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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 than other non-tourist sites in the city. As the attraction is situated in the northeastern rural area of the island, the most convenient way is to take a cab or tour shuttle bus. Note that certain city hotels offer complimentary transfers.

Night Safari

Address: 80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore, 729826

Website: Night Safari

Opening hours: 7:15pm - 12am (daily)

Price: 56 SGD (41.66 USD)

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11. Party your night away at Clarke Quay

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 when 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’ll 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 Clarke 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 is not affected by this law so you could drink and party merrily through the night.

Clarke Quay

Address: 3 River Valley Rd, Singapore 179024

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12. Get lucky and strike a jackpot

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 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.

Marina Bay Sands Casino

Address: 10 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018956

Website: Marina Bay Sands Casino

Opening hours: Open 24 hours (daily)

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

All-day breakfast at The Book Cafe, Singapore - 20110612
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Cafes are very popular in Singapore, especially with 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 will 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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14. Visit Mustafa Center along Little India

As a multi-racial nation, Indians make up about 10% of Singapore’s 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 apparel, etc., visitors can feel the ambiance as though they are in India.

Within Little India, there is a major mall known as Mustafa Center. 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.

Mustafa Center

Address: 145 Syed Alwi Rd, Mustafa Centre, Singapore, 207704

Opening hours: 9:30 am - 2 am (daily)

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The perfect night market in Singapore

2012-06-17 06-30 Singapore 454 Lau Pa Sat Market
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With a list of these top markets to visit, you are guaranteed to leave the night market with your stomach full and a souvenir to take back home.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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