Ask anyone and they’ll tell you that Singapore is the city that never sleeps. The vibrant metropolis is buzzing 24 hours a day, but it’s after dark that this special spot really comes alive. We’re not talking about hitting the clubs and bars (although they offer that too), no, we’re thinking of off the beaten track adventures and experiences that will show you the fun really begins when the sun goes down.
Gather your crew, these are the best things to do in Singapore, after-dark.
Make Tracks Around The City
Soak up the city vibes at night with some of Singapore’s best cycling tracks. The cooler temps and fewer crowds will mean you can soar through the laneways running throughout Singapore with ease. Grab a bike from GoCycle and check out the Park Connector Network, an island-wide network of laneways that link up parks and nature sites. Have a crack at the Central Urban Loop which takes you through 36-kilometres of track from housing estates in Bishan and Whampoa to the beautiful Punggol Park. Or try the Jurassic Mile, a one-kilometre path at Changi Airport with 20 different prehistoric creatures—one of them stretching to five metres high. The Jurassic Mile easily connects to the city via East Coast Park which brings you on an epic journey to the east side of Singapore. For more epic cycling tracks head here.
Zen Out At G.Spa
24-hour spa = heaven on earth after a big day of exploring this dynamic city. Fortunately, G.Spa is here to soothe your soul, one luxurious treatment at a time. The nature-inspired retreat combines Chinese medicine philosophies of health and wellbeing with uber-luxe facilities. Here you can bliss out with everything from facials, massages, body wraps and foot reflexology to Chinese meridian therapy and cupping. There are also special relaxation packages for couples, plus an onsite sauna, steam room, relaxation lounge and hot and cold pools. Did we also mention that they have a rainforest-themed cafe that offers all-day ala-carte buffet-style dining? No shade if you decide to spend a whole 24 hours here.
Get Spooked With A Creepy Tales of Singapore Tour
If you’re a sucker for a good scare, then the Creepy Tales of Singapore Tour is for you. Taking place every Friday and Saturday night, from 7:30pm, this four-hour tour will see you explore the creepiest sites in Singapore. You’ll be given ‘Ghost Hunting’ equipment as you check out one of the world’s largest Chinese cemeteries home to 100,000 tombs and an eerie World War II battlefield. Along the way, your knowledgeable guide will share ghost stories, urban legends and will show you how to best connect with the spirit world. Warning: this spine-tingling experience is not for the faint-hearted.
Have A Swing At Holey Moley
Unleash your competitive nature with a round or two of mini golf at Holey Moley. Located at Clarke Quay, the neon-soaked course is a multi-sensory labyrinth of 27 unique holes that will challenge even the biggest pro. Think studio sets and scenes from The Simpsons, E.T, Lord Of The Rings, Jaws and Game Of Thrones. But the best bit? The loser can shout everyone a round of cocktails post-match at The Caddyshack Bar. You can also fuel up on their towering burgers, hot dogs and fries.
For many Singaporeans, prawning is a way of life, and we promise you, once you try it—you’ll get hooked too. Singapore is packed with epic spots to prawn, but some of the most unique, after-dark places include Hai Bin at Punggol, one of the most popular 24-hour spots. Here, prawning will set you back $22 an hour. If Hai Bin is too busy, wander just 10 minutes down the road to Riviera. Also, open 24 hours a day, some of the prawns here are tagged and if you’re lucky enough to catch one, you’ll score an epic prize.
Spin Around An Indoor Roller Rink
Rewind to the 80s and kick it old school with a spin around Singapore’s coolest indoor roller park—Hi Roller. Perfect for beginners and skilled skaters alike, this indoor skate park is all about letting loose and having fun… to the backdrop of an 80s disco. With the rink open until 10:30pm on Friday and 10pm on the weekend, it’s the perfect place to head for some after-dark fun. Book a private lesson to up your skills or grab your crew and get your skates on for the public session and let the good times roll.
Embark On A Night Safari
Looking for something seriously cool to do after dark in Singapore? Then the Night Safari should be at the top of your list. The first of its kind in the world, the safari operates from 6:30pm to 12am, giving you access to some of the coolest—and scariest—animals at night. Cruise around the park either by foot or tram and see what the resident tigers, elephants, hippos and lions get up after the sun goes down. There are a bunch of shows to check out too, like the nightly Indian Rhino feeding and the Creatures of the Night show featuring birds of prey.
Amp Up With A Spin Class
Get your sweat on—somewhere other than the dance floor—at one of Singapore’s coolest spin classes. With four locations across Singapore, you’re sure to find a Revolution studio near you. The dark, neon-lit studios will see you strapping in for a seriously addictive workout. Combining cycling, weights and dance moves, you’ll bounce to the beat of the music as you sweat and sing your way to the finish line. Each ride features a musical theme—there are classes for Bruno Mars fans, Selena Gomez lovers, and even those who identify as ‘hopeless romantics’.
Soar Above The City
Adrenaline junkies, this one's for you. When the sun goes down, make tracks to Sentosa and take flight in the highest open-air panoramic ride in Singapore—SkyHelix. You’ll sit in an open-air gondola, as you ascend 79 metres above sea level. With your feet dangling in the air, the wind in your hair and a cool drink in your hand, the gondola will rotate so you score sweeping views of Singapore’s glittering skyline—from Sentosa to Keppel Bay and the Southern Islands. It’s one seriously jaw-dropping experience.
Fill Up At These Supper Spots
As a nation full of foodies, one of the best after-dark activities of course includes eating—in particular, hitting up the city’s best supper clubs. Operating since 1962, Swee Choon Dim Sum Restaurant is a must-do. Located in Jalan Besar, their carrot cake and fried prawn dumplings are the stuff food dreams are made of. Sweet tooths will want to stop by Casuarina Curry for their banana prata, while zi char restaurant JB Ah Meng is an institution thanks to their white pepper crab. And you simply cannot go past an after-dark visit to Ponggol Nasi Lemak or the East Coast Lagoon Food Village located just steps from the beach and home to stalls serving everything from BBQ chicken wings and fried oysters to satay skewers and hokkien mee.
Keen to check out what else goes on in Singapore after dark? Whether you’re a foodie looking for your next epic meal or you’re seeking out an adventure off the beaten track, Singapore is where passions and possibilities meet. Head to Singapore Tourism for more info.