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. Haw Par Villa Twilight Walking Experience
In a mystical blend of adventure rides and Chinese mythology, Haw Par Villa is a must on any Singapore to-do list. In addition to the rides, you can see numerous art exhibits in the park depicting mythology and symbols of ancient China and Buddhism. O n this tour, you’ll meet up with your guide after-dark where you’ll learn about the tragic and spooky deaths of the park’s founders. Learn about the interpretation of death and the afterlife in Singapore, and how it’s changed throughout history. The tour is 2 hours long and the price includes your entrance fee.
2. 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.
More Night Safari Tours
|Night Safari with Tram Ride
This awesome tour includes hotel pick-up, a free tram ride, and entrance into the park!
|Night Safari Including Private Transfer
With this tour you get hotel pick-up and drop-off, a free tram ride, all entrance fees, and a private tour guide!
3. 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.
|Original DUCKtours and Singapore Flyer- See Singapore 3 Ways!
This tour starts with an hour-long tour of historical Singapore, followed by a ride on The Flyer!
4. 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. On this tour, you can take a romantic river cruise alongside the Gardens at night. Watch the synchronized lights and music show from the ship, 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 at the Bay are a must-see on your Singapore adventure!
|Gardens by the Bay Admission and Transport
This tour includes pick-up at your hotel and entrance fees to the Flower Dome and Cloud Dome!
See the sights by boat on this romantic night tour by boat! Includes pick-up and drop-off at your hotel, all entrance fees, and a professional tour guide.
5. Karaoke Bar Hopping
Singapore has a thriving and exciting party scene, much of it taking place in the dozens of karaoke bars that line the streets. In this tour you’ll get off the beaten path with a local tour guide showing you all the cool places tourists don’t usually get to see. When you’re not belting your heart out doing karaoke, most of these pubs and bars have darts and pool tables you can try your hand at. Or, hangout with the other patrons and get to know what it’s like to live in this awesome city! The tour comes with free drinks, but there’s no harm in buying everyone a round.
6. 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.
7. 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.
|Private Katong Evening Food Tour
This tour includes snacks and beverages at a variety of stops, hotel pick-up, and is led by a local tour guide!
8. Stargazing at the Science Center
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. 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. There’s nothing like a night stargazing in Singapore to satisfy your wanderlust!
9. 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.
|Singapore After Dark: The Hidden Secrets
This night tour will take you to all the best nightlife spots in Singapore; a roof-top club, cocktail bar hotel, and the best dance floor in Clarke’s Quay!
10. Singapore Art Museum
If you’re looking for a leisurely night of art history and appreciation, then look no further than the Singapore Art Museum. Open until 9PM on Friday nights, the museum holds a variety of exhibits based on humanity, nature, science, and everything in between. Guided tours can be requested in advance online, or you can take your time exploring on your own. For those traveling on budget, admission for adults is only $6!
11. Cosmic Bowling
There’s nothing better than getting your “bowl” on with friends and family while your clothing glows. Cosmic bowling is ingrained in Singaporean recreational culture and many host their parties and functions at bowling alleys. At Orchard Bowl, lanes are open until 3AM on Friday and Saturday nights, and they also serve food and drinks. Whether you’re out with your family and young kids, or out with your friends for a good time, cosmic bowling is the place to be!
12. Bar Hopping
There’s no shortage of unique bars and restaurants in Singapore. For a night of live blues and soul music, check out Barber Shop located at The Arts House on the Singapore River. Everyday happy hour is from 6PM to 9PM with special deals on drinks. There’s also a full menu of tapas and entrees available for you to soak in the tunes. When you’re ready for some late night dessert, head over to 2am:dessertbar in Holland Village. Award winning head chef Janice Wong curates the most delectable and high-end desserts to soothe your sweet tooth.
13. Catch a Flick at an Alternative Theatre
There are hundreds of movie theaters in Singapore to choose from, but one of the best and most unique is The Screening Room. There’s no price for admission, only the expectation is that each guest spends around $15.00 on food and drink during the movie. The vibe is very eclectic and cozy, and lounge chairs are overly comfortable. They show the newest blockbuster hits, cult classics, and indie favorites to suit every audience. For a more independent, local movie-going experience in Singapore, The Screening Room is a must-try.
14. Henderson Waves Bridge
For a leisurely evening stroll, it would be a mistake not to hit the Henderson Waves pedestrian bridge. Considered by some to be architectural art, the bridge is 36 metres above ground and forms the shape of an ocean wave. At night, the bridge is lit up making it even more spectacular. Surrounded by parks and trails, there are lots of things to walk to near the bridge. Or, you could hangout up there for a bit and enjoy the views. It’s a fun way to explore Singapore; not to mention it’s also free!
15. Comedy Clubs
If you’re looking for a night of laughs, drinks, and being social in Singapore, then you need to spend an evening at a comedy club. There are tons to choose from, but one of the best is definitely Comedy at Canvas, where every-other Tuesday the legendary drag queen-comic Kumar takes the stage. On opposing Tuesdays, check out Comedy Masala for some knee-slapping stand-up comedy. There’s no shortage of good times to be had in Singapore’s comedy scene!
16. 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.
17. Scary Escape Room
How do you feel about being locked in a room where terrible crimes have occurred, and the time is ticking for you to escape? If that sounds like an adventure you’d like to have then you need to check out Xcape’s Morgue Game. Don’t worry, it’s 100% safe, but the simulation of being stuck in a room with dead bodies can really stir up some fear. Using your problem-solving skills, players do whatever they can to escape the room in an allotted amount of time. If that’s your thing, Xcape is the perfect place to spend your evening with some fear-facing friends!
18. Chinatown at Night
Like most big cities, Singapore has a thriving Chinatown. In one section of Chinatown there’s Food Street. Vendors make and sell food from all parts of China, giving visitors a chance to taste a wide array of styles of Chinese food. In another section there’s Club Street, one of the most popular club scenes in Singapore. Chinatown’s street markets are definitely a must-see to experience the hustle and bustle of local vendors selling souvenirs and produce to anyone walking by. The markets are open late, 11PM every day of the week.
|Singapore’s Chinatown Trishaw Night Tour with Transfer
This awesome tour includes hotel pick-up and drop-off, a Chinese dinner, a Bumpboat river cruise, and a Trishaw ride!
|Singapore Hawker Center Food Tour in Chinatown
Explore Chinatown by foot on this food tour, led by a professional guide!
19. Sentosa Island Cable Car
Sentosa Island is packed with hotels, spas, outdoor activities and beautiful beaches. The best way to get to there is to take the cable car- especially after dark! Operating until 9:30PM every night, the cable cars cross the jungle, sand, and sea, giving you a full view of Singapore’s amenities. Keep an eye out for dolphins as you go over the water, and take a moment to appreciate the skyline as you look out at the city lights. Then, have a blast when you get to Sentosa island!
|Sentosa Island Tour with Cable Car
The cable car ride is just the beginning. Once you get to Sentosa, there so many activity options and attractions, you might get a bit lost. On this tour, a local guide will help you save time and take you to the best places to visit at Sentosa!
20. Night Luge Sentosa
For anyone wanting to release their inner child, head over to Sentosa Island to ride the Night Luge. Similar to a snow-sled, only with wheels, you sit in the luge and drive though a 1.4 kilometre course. With 6 trails to choose from, you could have a variety of adventures from your luge. Soar through the night sky and beat your friends as you embrace one of Singapore’s most exhilarating night activities.
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!