Want to spend a good night in SG?
NYC isn’t the only city that never sleeps. In Singapore, we’ve got 24-hour gyms , eateries, megamalls , and a whole ton of things to do even after night falls. Start with these ideas!
*Covid update: Remember to check ahead and make your reservations whenever possible. Also, let’s keep our group gatherings small (maybe, 5?). Mask up, practice social distancing, and embrace the new normal.
1. Go cosmic bowling at K Bowling Club
Who says party music only belongs in the club? Bust your moves – bowling moves – at glow-in-the-dark cosmic bowling, complete with dazzling disco lights until as late as 3am.
Find out more here.
K Bowling Club, 313 Orchard Rd, #03-27, 313@Somerset, 238895
2. Watch the spectacular lights show at Marina Bay
You probably already know about this free nightly light and water show at Marina Bay Sands. As the 15-minute outdoor show unfolds before your eyes in a four-part story, immerse yourself in the beautiful symphony of dancing fountain jets, colourful visual projections, advanced lasers, and lava and mist effects — all led by an orchestral soundtrack.
The light show starts at 8 p.m., and the water show at 9 p.m. There are additional shows at 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights.
Find out more here.
*Covid update: The nightly light and water show has been suspended from 8 February until further notice.
Marina Bay Sands Spectra, 10 Bayfront Avenue, 018956
3. All aboard the board game cafe
With more than 500 board games to choose from, it’s a good thing The Mind Cafe closes as late as 6 am. – you’ll be at this way into the night.
Pay by the hour, with food and drinks to keep you refreshed as you play. The brownies are worth breaking your no-food-after-11pm diet rule.
Find out more here.
The Mind Cafe, 60A Prinsep St, 188664
4. Go fly a kite
We’re not being rude – we literally mean fly a kite.
Get a LED night kite from Kite Culture and head to Marina Barrage where the night breeze makes it perfect for this activity. Also, no more squinting your eyes at your kite with the sun glaring at you!
Marina Barrage, 8 Marina Gardens Dr, 018951
Hungry? Tons of hawker stalls and restaurants are open way into the wee hours of the night. Don’t fear judgment – it’s quite a common Singaporean pastime to head out scavenging for food when the moon’s high in the sky.
Check out our list of favourite supper spots in Singapore for midnight eats!
6. Midnight shopping
If you’re bored, you can shop around Mustafa shopping centre that’s open around the clock. Offering six floors of bargains that also houses a travel agency, rooftop restaurant and supermarket, the place is a nest egg of discount shopping. You’re sure to be entertained shopping all night long!
Mustafa Centre, 145 Syed Alwi Rd, 207704
7. Grab a bouquet
Forgot that your anniversary’s tomorrow? Or perhaps there’s someone’s birthday that slipped your mind? Grab a bouquet from 24Hrs City Florist and you’re safe. The store also offers basket and vase arrangements, grand opening flowers and more, so you’re sure to find something you like.
24Hrs City Florist, 161 Lavender Street #01-05, 338750
8. Try prawning
If you can’t sleep and fancy some chill time, try reeling in some prawns at Hai Bin Prawning. Located at Punggol, this prawning joint is open 24/7. The prawns here are huge, and there are barbecue pits (that’s included in the hourly fee) for you to roast your victorious win.
Equipment and baits are also included in the hourly fee. Beer, along with red or white wine, is also available.
Not a fan of prawning but a huge fan of seafood? Check out these 6 best seafood restaurants in Singapore instead!
Hai Bin Prawning, 6 Tebing Ln, #01-04, 828835
9. Cycle the night away
There’s nothing like the cool breeze and peaceful roads you can experience when it comes to cycling at night. Besides the lack of sweat from the sweltering heat our country is famous for, the roads are practically empty late midnight, which makes it perfect for cycling. Grab a few friends and head to one of the many bike trails in Singapore to cycle your night away.
Alternatively: Check out Let’s Go Bike Singapore’s Marina Bay Bike or E-Scooter tours that are available nightly from 7pm to 9pm! Not only will you get to see Singapore in bright lights, but you’ll even get to ride on the F1 track! Find out more here.
10. Play football indoors
Love football (soccer, yes) but hate the humid, stifling heat that comes with all things outdoors in Singapore? Here’s a solution: play football indoors, at midnight. Singapore’s first indoor football stadium, The Cage is open 24/7 for football fans.
With 6 identical five-a-side pitches as well as ventilation fans, comfort areas and a music system for you to play the songs you like, you can spend all night here scoring goals. Make sure to book for a slot before heading down!
The Cage, 38 Jln Benaan Kapal, 399635
11. Midnight drink and shop
There’s nothing new about drinking or shopping, but what about the two combined? You can do so at the popular Don Don Donki by Don Quijote. A one-stop hyper-mart that is open 24 hours and has everything you possibly need – from Japanese snacks to clothes to phone cases and more.
Located right inside Don Don Donki is Drink Drunk Donki, the bar section of the store serving authentic Japanese beers and sakes. Have fun shopping – tipsily!
Looking for more Japanese supermarkets? Check out these gourmet supermarkets in Singapore that even Japanese expats shop at.
12. Work out, anytime
If you can’t sleep, the best way to work up a sweat and tire yourself out is with a trip to the gym. Overcrowded gyms where you have to wait to use equipments not your thing?
Head to any of these 24-hour gyms in Singapore where you can work out in relative peace and quiet in the middle of the night.
13. Pamper yourself
When was the last time you hit the spa and had a really relaxing, pampering session? Take a break from the bustle of the city and recharge at these late-night spas.
Purchase a spa pass at Spa Nes ($58 for a full day, open until 3am.) and walk into a relaxation paradise. g.spa is a spa oasis at Guillemard Road that is open 24 hours, with invigorating spa treatments and saunas that ensure you fully relax.
14. Catch a midnight movie
If overexcited chortles, annoying phone notifications and loud whispering annoy you often at the cinema, why not catch a midnight flick instead? The cinema will be quiet, and you can have a wider selection of seats to choose from. Just be sure to not choose a horror movie if you get creeped out easily.
Cinemas not your thing? Here are alternative places where you can watch your favourite movies!
15. Sing your heart out
Love to sing? No matter if you’re good at it or not, belt your heart out at a 24-hour karaoke joint. Grab your fellow night owl friends and have a good time at any of these karaoke studios that are open till late night: Teo Heng KTV Studio, Manekineko, Tang Music Box, and good ol’ Party World.
*Covid update: Karaoke rooms are temporarily closed due to safety measures. But that doesn’t mean you can’t jam to your fave tunes in your own homes! Keep a lookout for their re-opening when everything (hopefully) fizzles out.
16. Watch planes go by
If you can’t afford a vacation yet (be it due to work or financial restraints), you can admire the planes at the top airport in the world, our very own Changi Airport.
Explore the fancy new Jewel Changi Airport, or grab a latte at the 24-hour Starbucks. If you’re bored of plane-watching, here are 5 secret things you can do at the airport instead.
This article was first published in The Finder.