With social distancing measures still in place, many establishments have decided to tweak their operating hours, meaning they now close earlier. If you think the nightlife scene in Singapore has been put on pause, think again!
From catching your own supper to enjoying a panoramic view of Singapore’s skyline, there are still countless activities to check out after the sun has set. From family time to a night out with your friends, here are 9 fun things to do at night in Singapore!
Fun that doesn’t break the bank
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All Singaporeans will be receiving $100 worth of tourism vouchers, which will be valid from December 2020 to June 2021. These vouchers can be used at approved attractions, hotels and tour operators. For more details about the SingapoRediscovers vouchers, please refer here.
Keep an eye out for activities that can be offset with the tourism vouchers throughout the article!
1. Come face to face with majestic creatures
Pic credit: Wildlife Reserves Singapore
Did you know that Singapore is home to the world’s first nocturnal zoo? Almost 900 animals call the Night Safari home, with about 41% of these animals coming from an endangered species!
A trip to the park isn’t complete without catching the Creatures of the Night show to make the experience even more memorable, and don’t forget to volunteer yourself during the show!
Due to current safe distancing measures, the Night Safari is only open from Thursdays to Sundays, as well as the eve of and on public holidays. Visitors are required to book their tickets online in advance, and entry will be timed. Shows are also operating at limited capacity, so make sure to queue early if you like to catch any of the shows.
Tip: Hop on board a guided tram ride to get even closer to some of the animals! While this experience is free, you are required to line up to get on a tram. We recommend catching the first Creatures of The Night show before proceeding to the guided tram ride.
2. Fish for your own supper
One of Singapore’s most iconic past times, prawning is the perfect activity if you’re looking for a chill night out with friends or family!
For those unfamiliar with prawning, it is what Singaporeans call prawn fishing. Fishing rods can be rented at these establishments, usually in hourly blocks. There are many different types of creatures you can catch, depending on where you visit.
Pic credit: Fish@AMK
Don’t worry if you’ve never been fishing, all you need is some bait, a few tugs at the right time and most importantly, patience. The best part about prawning? Grilling your catch of the day and tucking into it afterwards!
As prawning requires a lot of sitting around, it’s the perfect activity for those looking for a quiet night to catch up with family or friends.
3. Have a drink before kicking some putt
Pic credit: Holey Moley Clarke Quay
If you’re looking for something new to experience in Singapore, Holey Moley is the perfect spot to visit for some late-night fun!
Home to a mini-golf course and bar all in one location, Holey Moley at Clarke Quay is the perfect hangout spot if you and your friends like to be a little competitive. With different themed courses for you to choose from, you’re sure to encounter something new at every hole.
Hungry after a little friendly competition? Head to the Caddyshack for some grub, or if you’re in the mood for a drink, pick up a drink from their full-service cocktail bar! Do take note that due to current COVID-19 guidelines, food and drinks may only be consumed while seated, so you can’t bring your drink with you while playing mini-golf.
If you wish to bring the kids for some family fun, make sure you plan your trip during the day. Although the establishment is family-friendly, entry after 8PM will only be granted to those above 18 due to liquor licensing laws.
Tip: Holey Moley is also known for its Insta-worthy set-up, so make sure you dress up to snap some pictures with your friends!
4. Soak in the views of Singapore from 165m up
Pic credit: Singapore Flyer
Did you know the Singapore Flyer is the largest observation wheel in Asia? One of the most iconic landmarks in our skyline, this is the best place to get a gorgeous view of Singapore!
Not only does the Singapore Flyer offer one of the best views of Singapore at night, but they also have various flight experiences available. Besides the usual Singapore Flight, they also offer a Singapore Flyer Sky Dining! The Sky Dining comes with a 4-course meal and even an in-flight host, making it the perfect date night activity if you’re looking to impress your other half.
Do take note that due to current safe distancing measures, the Singapore Flyer is only opened from Thursday to Sunday. Entry will be timed, and guests are advised to book their tickets online.
5. Catch a movie
Pic credit: Shaw Theatres
Although late-night movies might not be available now because of COVID-19 measures, you can still catch movies past 9PM! Not only are night-screenings the perfect after-work activity, but you’ll get to avoid the crowds too.
Due to current safe distancing measures, movie-goers are encouraged to pre-book their tickets online. From 26 October 2020 onwards, entry to theatres will only be granted to patrons who have the TraceTogether token or check-in via the Safe Entry app for TraceTogether.
6. Let loose at a suspended net playground
Pic credit: Airzone
With ball pits, giant slides and a suspended net playground, AIRZONE is the world’s first-ever indoor suspended net playground!
Whether you’re looking for something to do with the kids or want to let loose with your friends, there’s something for everyone at AIRZONE. For those looking for something more active, there’s a giant inflatable soccer set-up within the indoor playground. If you’re looking for something physically less taxing, you can choose to lie down and people watch instead.
Entrance to Airzone is based on timed sessions, and visitors are encouraged to book their tickets online. For those worried about the cleanliness of the playground, there is a 20 minutes buffer between each session to allow for disinfection.
7. Speed down the hills of Sentosa
Pic credit: Skyline Luge Sentosa
If you’ve visited the Skyline Luge at Sentosa during the day, it’s time to take that experience to a new level with Night Luge!
There are 4 different trails to choose from, and once the sun sets, colourful lights come on along the different luge tracks. Not only will you get to enjoy a new experience zipping down the hills, but you’ll get to enjoy a gorgeous view of Singapore at night from the Skyride as well!
Night Luge is available on Friday and Saturday nights from 7PM, and tickets can only be purchased online due to current safe distancing measures.
8. Level up your bowling experience
Pic credit: K Bowling Club
We’ve all gone bowling with our friends, but have you gone cosmic bowling? With colourful lights and flashing neon lights, a visit to K Bowling Club promises an experience like never before!
Home to Singapore’s first full-time cosmic bowling alley, K Bowling Club’s bowling lanes feature neon lights, catchy music and insta-worthy backgrounds. To make the experience even better, there’s also an in-house bar for those looking for a drink.
If bowling isn’t for you, there are arcade games and dart machines around the premise as well! Patrons are advised to make a booking online in advance, and please note that due to current safe distancing measures, groups are not allowed to have more than 5 pax.
9. Treat yourself to a meal with a view
While many eateries are closing due to current COVID-19 measures, there are still many places you can chill at with your friends will grabbing supper!
We might be familiar with supper spots like Chomp Chomp and East Coast Lagoon, but did you know there are other food spots that are open late into the night? If you’re in the mood to treat yourself, LAVO at Marina Bay Sands offers not only delicious Italian food, but a gorgeous view of the Singapore skyline as well!
If you’re not in the mood to splurge, another famous nightspot you can consider is Swee Choon Tim Sum Restaurant. Otherwise, options like your nearby roti prata places or mala spots are usually opened till late too.
Make use of your SingapoRediscovers Vouchers
As mentioned, each individual above the age of 18 will be receiving SingapoRediscover Vouchers in November, so make sure you use them at the following attractions when you plan your next night out!
Psst...while you're here to find out more on the activities at night, you should also check out our After Dark Tour where you get to take a stroll along Singapore River, feast on delicious food and get on the Singapore River Cruise!