Singapore is a bustling city full of entertainment, culture, and friendly people.

Known for its multiculturalism and excessive wealth, there was no shortage spent on making it a number one destination for tourists.

Like any big city, during the day people are rushing to and from work.

But at night, the best parts of Singapore light up.

Check out our list of the best things to do in Singapore at night.

1. Night Safari

Singapore is home to the world’s first nocturnal zoo, Night Safari.

Housing over 130 different species, visitors can take a tour of the different habitats at night to see these nocturnal creatures spend their waking-hours.

You’ll see animals such as: fishing cats, pangolins, palm civets, and binturong among many others.

The park also has 4 time slots for the Creatures of the Night Show where a safari guide teaches about specific animals and allows visitor interaction.

There are also a variety of restaurants just outside the park.

  • Address: 80 Mandai Lake Rd, Singapore 729826
  • Opening Hours: 7:30pm to midnight

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2. Singapore Flyer

Singapore has one of the most beautiful nighttime skylines in the world; what better way to see it than from 165 meters above the ground?

The Singapore Flyer is an observation-deck ferris wheel, taking 32 minutes for one full circle.

See the city lights from the best view in the country!

The Flyer also has an exhibit full of colors and interactive activities teaching the history of the Flyer and how it came to be.

Before you head on up the wheel, have a quick bite of quality Singaporean food at the food court.

For a perfect evening of riding The Flyer, exploring the Marina Bay and the Merlion.

  • Address: 30 Raffles Ave, Singapore 039803
  • Opening Hours: Daily 8:30am – 10:30pm

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3. Gardens by the Bay

Running along the Marina Bay are 250 acres of natural parks and gardens, a beautiful switch of scenery from Singapore’s concrete jungle.

Stroll around the massive gardens in the cooler weather at night.

Watch the synchronized lights and music show at the Supertree Grove under the stars.

On foot, you can see the glass conservatories- The Flower Dome and The Cloud Dome- housing fauna and flora that can only survive in the contained climates.

The Gardens itself opens til 2 am, while the Flower Dome and Cloud Forest open until 9pm daily.

The Gardens at the Bay are a must-see on your Singapore adventure!

  • Address: 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953
  • Opening Hours: Daily 5am-2am

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4. Gourmet Bus Dinner Tour

This is definitely a way to see Singapore at night in style.

Board an air conditioned luxurious bus and get served gourmet local food as you tour the city, passing major attractions including the Singapore Flyer, Merlion and Marina Bay Sands.

Soon after your main course, you’ll be dropped off at Gardens by the Bay for the evening light show.

Back on board, a delicious desert will be waiting for you as you enjoy the rest of the evening seeing Singapore’s sights, finishing the tour by passing the Fountain of Wealth.

  • Departure Point: Big Bus Tours Singapore, 3, #01-330 Temasek Blvd, Suntec City, Singapore 038983
  • Departure Time: 7pm
  • Duration: 2 hours

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5. Bugis Night Market

For a night of embracing the local culture and getting some cheap clothes at the same time, visitors must spend an evening at the Bugis Night Market.

Known for the open-late bars and restaurants, it also has some of the best shopping in the country.

Mind-blowing deals are what tourist and locals alike flock to when their dinner is done.

It can get crowded, but it’s worth it for finding the perfect souvenir on your Singapore vacation.

  • Address: 3 New Bugis Street, Singapore 188867
  • Opening Hours: Daily 11am-10pm

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6. Ketong Food Tour

There’s nothing like Southeast Asian cuisine to quench your taste buds.

Singapore is located among some of the best international cuisines in the world- Indian, Chinese, Thai, and Vietnamese.

On this food tour, you’ll get a taste of most Asian cuisines.

Your guide will teach you about the history of different neighborhoods in Katong, as well as their contributions to Singapore’s world renowned dining.

The tour doesn’t focus on eating only, you’ll also see various landmarks and religious sites that are important to Singapore’s culture.

It’s the perfect way to experience a night in Singapore like a local.

  • Departure Point: from your hotel
  • Departure Time: 4:30 PM
  • Duration: 3 hours

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7. Science Center Stargazing & Omni-Theater

Singapore’s Science Center has numerous exhibits and activities to learn about the world and the universe.

One of the most popular programs offered is stargazing which is available on Friday nights only from 7:45pm to 10pm.

With a range of telescopes and other instruments, visitors are instructed by a guide on how to use the equipment.

You’ll learn all about the different constellations and plants visible from Singapore- one of the few locations you can see both the Northern and Southern Hemisphere’s skies.

Alternatively, for an early evening event, catch a show at the Omni-Theater.

On weekends, school holidays and public holidays, the last show is at 6pm.

  • Address: 21 Jurong Town Hall Rd, Singapore 609433

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8. Clubbing at Clarke Quay

The Clarke Quay is bustling with bars, restaurants, and pubs all situated beside the river.

The variety of things to do on the Quay is vast, from visiting museums to the Reverse Bungee ride.

However, what draws the most tourists and locals alike is the club scene at Clarke Quay.

When the sun sets the party animals come out and gather at one of the dozens of clubs that line the streets.

For cabaret-style Chinese music, try Shanghai Dolly.

For house and techno music, try Headquarters by the Council.

Music and dance lovers will not be disappointed by Singapore’s Clarke Quay.

  • Address3 River Valley Rd, Singapore 179024
  • Opening Hours: 10am-10pm

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9. Singapore Sling at Raffles Hotel

The Singapore Sling is a must try for all visitors to the country.

You’ll find this iconic drink at Long bar, located at the famous Raffles Hotel.

Created by Ngiam Tong Boon in 1915, a Sling is a combination of gin, brandy, triple sec, Benedictine, pineapple juice, lime juice, and grenadine.

An experienced bar tender will shake it up in ice, serving the classic cocktail with a slice of pineapple and cherry on top.

Take this opportunity to also explore the newly renovated Raffles Hotel.

Better yet, book a night here and get pampered at this 5 star historic landmark.

  • Address: #02-01, Raffles Arcade, 328 North Bridge Rd, Singapore 188719
  • Opening Hours: Daily 11am-midnight

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10. Mt Faber Park

If you want to see the real natural environment of Singapore, Mt Faber will offer a breath of fresh air with scenic views of the city.

You can dine here at the restaurant and bar.

Alternatively, go on a bushwalk and uncover the secrets within its rainforest.

A number of popular trails with boardwalks will allow you to see the forest treetops, mangroves, wetlands and even some wildlife.

The best way to reach Mt Faber Park is on the Sentosa Cable Car where you can enjoy the journey overseeing Singapore from above.

  • Address: Junction of Kampong Bahru Road and, Telok Blangah Rd, Singapore 099448
  • Opening Hours: Daily 24/7

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11. Private Sky Dining on Singapore Cable Car

Looking for something more romantic at night?

Take your partner on this private cable car floating between Singapore Island and Sentosa, enjoying a delicious dinner for two.

There’ll be a welcome drink while staff prepare your cable car and dinner.

The 90 minute trip will consist of 3 rotations as you enjoy aerial views of the city and a 4-course dinner.

There are four meal choices including vegetarian options.

Arrive between 6 pm and 7 pm to ensure you’re not late for your special dining experience.

  • Departure Point: Faber Peak, 109 Mount Faber Rd, Singapore 099203
  • Duration: 1.5 hours

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12. Sentosa Island at Night – Cable Car, Aquarium & Light Show

Sentosa Island, consider the “State of Fun” is a major tourist hub with a tonne of activities.

If you only have one night, this tour that will give you a great overview of the island.

You’ll first head to Mt Fuber and catch a cable car ride providing panoramic views of Singapore.

At Sentosa, you’ll be heading to SEA Aquarium where over 100,000 species of fish are featured.

To cap off an exciting night out, watch the popular light show “Wings of Time” orchestrated by displays of lasers, water and fire.

  • Departure Point: 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953
  • Departure Time: 3 pm
  • Duration: 5 hours

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Where to Stay on Sentosa Island

All the resorts are quite expensive on Sentosa Island.

So if you want to save money but still want to have an incredible experience, Silosa Beach Resort is the best option.

It’s one of the cheaper hotels on Sentosa and still offers great amenities.

They have a huge pool with a slide, perfect for families with young kids.

Free breakfast is also included.

After breakfast, you can catch the free shuttle to all the Sentosa attractions.

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13. Singapore Pub Crawl

There’s no shortage of unique bars and pubs in Singapore.

Meet new people and stop at some of the best bars in the country at night.

Your guide will get you VIP access to Phresh Bollywood Club, Bar Rouge Singapore and Mogambo Bar & Restaurant.

You’ll have 4 shots of alcohol included to get the fun night kicked off.

Prepare for a big night as you’ll be buzzing at each pub and nightclub on this crazy tour!

  • Departure Point: Singapore Pub Crawl, 80 Raffles Pl, Singapore 048624
  • Departure Time: 7:30 pm
  • Duration: 5 hours

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14. Singapore River Boat Cruise

Enjoy a relaxing 40 minute cruise in Singapore along with other major sights in this lively city at night on the City Tours bus.

You’ll first stop at Gardens by the Bay to witness the popular Supertrees light show.

The tour will then take you pass landmarks including Merlion and the National Gallery.

You’ll have an opportunity to checkout quirky bars and cafes at Haji Lane before stopping at Clarke Quay to board a Singapore River tour.

  • Departure Time: 6:30 pm at selected hotels.
  • Duration: 3 hours

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15. Spectra Show at Marina Bay

For a night of free entertainment under the stars, head down to Marina Bay South to see the Spectra show.

“A light and water display like no other”, Spectra draws in crowds every night who want to watch the show and listen to the symphonic music.

It’s free to the public, but there are lots of restaurants and bars nearby you can visit when it’s done.

Feel free to stroll around the marina and take in the ambiance of Singapore’s beautiful nightlife.

If you really want to capture some amazing photos, join a photography tour.

  • Times: Daily sessions from 8pm
  • Duration: 15 minutes

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16. Marina Bay Sands Sky Park

A must visit for all travellers to Singapore, the Marina Bay Sands Sky Park provides incredible views of the city at night.

Located on the rooftop of a world class luxurious hotel, visitors can swim and relax in the 150 meter infinity pool.

Sit in one of the multiple heated spas located along the sides or sleep on a lounge while sipping cocktails.

You’ll also have a clear bird’s eye view of Gardens by the Bay lit up at night on the observation deck.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience one of the great architecture wonders of the world!

  • Address: 10 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018956
  • Opening Hours: Monmday to Thursday 9am-10pm; Friday to Sunday 9am-11pm

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Staying at Marina Bay Sands

Rather than just stopping by, we highly recommend staying at least 1 night at the luxury Marina Bay Sands.

Guests will get free access to Sky Park during their stay.

The rooms are to die for!

Each spacious room has views of Gardens by the Bay or the towering Singapore skyline.

Of course, the hotel is not the only attraction since you’ll be conveniently located within walking distance to the Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, ArtScience Museum, Helix Bridge and the Casino.

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17. Chinatown at Night on Trishaw

Like most big cities, Singapore has a thriving Chinatown with the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple as a major attraction in the area.

On this tour, you’ll learn about Chinatown’s history and traditional medicines.

Enjoy a local dinner before exploring the rest of buzzing night atmosphere, shopping for bargains souvenirs.

You’ll be exploring more of Chinatown on 2-seater trishaw as you head towards Clarke Quay.

Jump on board a Singapore River Cruise to see Singapore skyscrapers and Mariner Bay light up the night skies.

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18. Singapore Evening Cycling Tour

Join a tour guide as he takes you on a casual bike ride to the most popular attractions in Singapore at night.

The guide will explain the historical development of Singapore and how it became an advanced city.

You’ll have opportunities to take photos at stop points including Esplanade, the Helix Bridge, Marina Bay and Merlion Park.

Drinks will be provided on this 3 hour tour and departs at 6pm from Bencoolen MRT Station.

  • Departure Point: Bencoolen MRT Station, 50A Bencoolen St, Singapore 189629 Bencoolen St, Singapore 189629
  • Departure Time: 6pm
  • Duration: 3 hours

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19. Singapore Hop on Hop off Night Tour

If you prefer to see a bit of everything in Singapore at night, jump on this hop on hop off open-top bus.

It’ll stop at popular points of interest including Chinatown, Gardens by the Bay, Bugis Village, Clarke Quay and Orchard Road.

The tour starts from Suntect City departing at 6:30 pm, and you’ll have the choice of finishing the night at the bustling Clarke Quay or shopping haven Orchard Road.

A complimentary food voucher is included on this tour.

  • Departure Point: Singapore DUCKtours, 3 Temasek Boulevard #01-330 Suntec Shopping Mall, Singapore 038983
  • Departure Time: 6:30pm
  • Duration: 3 hours

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Where to Stay on Orchard Road

Orchard Road is perhaps the best area to stay if you’re planning to see a number of attractions in Singapore at night.

There’s a lot happening at night, including shopping and movies.

We recommend staying at Mandarin Orchard Singapore, which is directly on Orchard Road and just a block away from Somerset Station.

The rooms are well decorated and spacious, each with luxury en-suite bathrooms.

There are also three world class restaurants onsite serving Asian and International cuisine.

I personally stayed here for 3 nights and logistic to various attractions was super easy cause of the central location.

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Singapore clearly has some amazing nighttime experiences and adventures waiting for you!

From a Night Safari to Night Luge-ing, there’s something for everyone.

It was hard to narrow down our list to only 20 things.

If you have more ideas, or have tried any of the things we mentioned, we’d love to here from you. Feel free to leave your ideas in the comment section below!

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