Although it is ranked 3rd most sleep-deprived country in the world, it is because there are many night activities in Singapore that can be enjoyed.
Being constrained to its island country during the pandemic, Singaporeans found many other ways to enjoy nightlife besides the already closed clubs or pubs.
There are both outdoor and indoor night activities that are family-friendly. Night owls who would rather be out and about will find many things to do at night in Singapore.
While it may be just a Little Red Dot, you’ll be surprised at the number of activities you can do at night.
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13 Night Activities In Singapore You Can Experience
Bask In The Sunset
Adventure In The Dark
Indoor Night Activities For Family
The City That Comes To Light
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Bask In The Sunset
While the sunset over the Marina gives you the Singapore Strait and the skyscrapers of the Central Business District (CBD), you’ll get a more relaxed view of the sun setting down over Sentosa.
One of the best locations to catch the sunset on the Marina is the Singapore Flyer. A full rotation takes 30 minutes. You’ll see the sky changes from the hues of sunset into the night, where the lights illuminate the city.
You’ll get an aerial view of the city’s skyline stretching from the Singapore Strait, with the towering Marina Bay Sands and the skyscrapers of the CBD.
The official website sells the tickets at S$33 ($24). There is no booking of time slots so be there at least about a half-hour before dusk to catch the sunset in all its glory.
If you prefer to take your time to bask in the sunset and the city lights of Singapore’s Marina, you may head up to the SkyPark Observation Deck. High up 200 meters above ground on the 57th floor of the Marina Bay Sands, you will be rewarded with a breathtaking 360 view.
The entrance fee for the Skypark Observation Deck is S$23 ($17).
For a totally different view of Singapore sunset, away from the city, head on to Mount Faber. Take a ride on the cable car from Mount Faber into the sunset at Sentosa Island.
While on the cable car, you will get to see the Port of Singapore – the Best Global Seaport of 2021. The aerial view spanning from the port to the island as the cable car descends from Mount Faber into Sentosa gives you an idea of how Singapore “works hard and plays hard”.
At the time of writing, the Singapore Cable Car is offering an unlimited ride in a day for S$29.70 ($22).
You can also enjoy the sunset view from within the Sentosa island from the slow rise up the Skyride before going down the Luge station. As Sentosa is next to Singapore’s seaport, you’ll see ships of all sizes docked off the beach.
The sunset view of Sentosa from the Skyride may be enjoyed on either Friday or Saturday when the Skyride runs until 8.30 pm.
Do check the last ride up before you plan to go for a Skyride sunset. At the time of writing, the best deal is S$30 ($21) for 4 rides on the Skyride and 4 rides down the Luge. Check its official website for any running promotions and to buy your tickets.
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Adventure in the Dark
After basking in the sunset, set yourself up for some adventure in the dark. Some of the fun activities at night in Singapore are either at Sentosa island or the Mandai Wildlife Reserve.
Extending its regular Luge ride, the Night Luge’s last ride is at 8.30 pm on Fridays and Saturdays. The adrenaline runs differently when you zoom past the lights in the darkness of night.
To enjoy the Luge experience to the fullest, you should start on its longest trail, the Dragon Trail (688 meters (2,257 ft)).
The Jungle Trail – its oldest trail of 628 meters (2,060 ft), has been upgraded with a tunnel feature. Imagine whizzing through the tunnel at the Luge’s highest speed! Then go on to its 2 new trails that have more “twists and turns with hairpin corners” – Kupu Kupu (638 meters (2,093 ft)) and Expedition (658 meters (2,159 ft)) Trails.
The sweetest deal is the S$30 ($21) for 4 rides up the Skyride and 4 rides down the Luge. This will give you the chance to try all the 4 Luge tracks available. The Night Luge is only available on Friday & Saturday nights.
Check its official website for any running promotions and to buy your tickets.
Over at the Mandai Wildlife Reserve, running its third and last season from July 2021 to 13 Feb 2022, Rainforest Lumina is a multisensory night walk within the Singapore Zoo. You will be guided by 8 virtual animals through their luminous world for a stretch of 1km in the dark tropical rainforest.
Some reviews described the Rainforest Lumina as “an enchanting experience for the young at heart” as well as an “Avatar-ish” land, referring to James Cameron’s Avatar movie.
Rainforest Lumina operates only from Thursdays to Sundays and during the eve of and on Singapore public holidays, 7.15 pm to midnight. The last admission is at 10.15 pm. Tickets are at S$18 ($13).
Hop on over to the Night Safari, one of the popular night attractions in Singapore. Dubbed as the world’s first nocturnal wildlife park, you are set to experience the lurking wildlife safely from behind enclosures.
Get on the complimentary guided tram ride to see the animals in all the zones of the Night Safari. You may spot your favorite zone within the 4 available walking trails.
The Night Safari opens from 6.30 pm and the last admission is at 11.15 pm before closing at midnight.
Indoor Night Activities For the Family
For families who would rather be indoors yet not want to miss out on the night activities in Singapore, here are what you can plan for your loved ones.
Launched right before the pandemic broke the world, Jewel is the gem of Changi Airport. Linking to its 3 Terminals, it is a merged complex of retail and nature-themed entertainment. It is also where you can find the Rain Vortex – the world’s tallest indoor waterfall.
The Jewel Canopy Park sits on the topmost of Jewel’s 5-story indoor garden. With a single admission ticket, your family can enjoy 4 main attractions.
Slide down the giant art piece of the Discovery Slides, sit in the midst of clouds in the Foggy Bowls, find animal sculptures through the Topiary Walk, and be charmed by the different flowers of the Petal Garden.
Tickets are at S$5 ($4) and can be bought online or when you arrive at Jewel.
While the night is still young, head down to Clarke Quay where you can put some holes in Mini Golfing at Holey Moley. It is family-friendly but do take note that it becomes strictly for above 18 years old after 8 pm due to liquor licensing.
The City That Comes To Light
For the Little Red Dot that Singapore is known for, the city lights sure brighten the country through the night. Take your time to explore the city.
They say to get to know a city is best through cycling. Being a humid country, cycling around the city has been one of the favorite late night activities in Singapore. One of the best routes in the city is to go along the Singapore River.
As an island country with a whole plot of reclaimed land beyond the Singapore River, most historical sites are where the shore used to be. The sites down the route will take you through these notable landmarks:
- Old Hill Street Police Station
- Central Fire Station and Civil Defence Heritage Gallery
- City Hall and Supreme Court (National Gallery)
- Old Parliament House (The Arts House)
- Victoria Concert Hall
- Empress Place Building (Asian Civilisations Museum)
- General Post Office (The Fullerton Hotel)
If you do not have your own bicycle, you may rent it through CityScoot for your night cycling.
Standing over 16-story high within the Gardens By The Bay, the Supertree Observatory gives you a bird’s eye view of the city’s skyline. Hang out at the Deck or have your dinner with the magnificent view at the Social Kitchen.
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What To Do For Free In Singapore?
With all the activities having a fee to them, you may wonder what to do for free in Singapore. Whether you would love to go for a night hike in Singapore or just to chill out, here are some of the places you can go.
Night Hiking in Singapore
The Southern Ridges is a 10 km trail stretching from Mount Faber Park, Telok Blangah Hill Park, Hort Park, Kent Ridge Park, and Labrador Nature Reserve. You will find the highest pedestrian bridge in Singapore connecting them – the Henderson Waves Bridge.
The Henderson Waves takes on a wave-like structure that will light up nightly from 7 pm to 7 am. It is a visual treat for you who wants to experience night hiking in Singapore.
Another trail you can take is to walk down the Changi Jurassic Mile to experience a display of life-sized dinosaurs. It will take you about 2 km from Changi Terminal 2.
If you continue down further the route, you’ll meet the East Coast Park beach. The open seas off the East Coast are lit by the anchored ships.
The Gardens By The Bay is a cool place to chill at. If you do not want to spend on going up the Supertree Observatory, the light from the Supertree can be enjoyed on the ground too.
Every night the light show synchronizes with curated soundtracks will be at either 8.45 pm or 9.45 pm.
Seasonal light shows are also available at adjusted timings. Do check out their official website.
Where Are the Places to Chill In Singapore?
After all the fun you would have, where are the places to chill in Singapore? Picnic is one of the activities in Singapore at night that is enjoyed by many. You’ll find families or friends lounging at night with packed food at these places. Here are our recommended places to chill in Singapore at night.
Kite flying at night is the best alternative to the bright glaring sun while trying to maneuver your kite. The Green Roof is a wide-open grass space where you can spread your picnic mat too. Stargazing may be possible although Singapore is brightly lit.
Flanked by the Bayfront (of what used to be Collyer Quay) and Marina Bay Sands, another spot you can chill is the Marina Bay Promontory. The view of the Esplanade up ahead and the light show from Marina Bay Sands will keep you mesmerized through the night.
Overlooking the neighboring Johor city of Malaysia, Woodlands Waterfront gives off the “so near yet so far” feels. There is a large playground too for children. The Waterfront stretches over 1.5 km if you prefer a long night stroll.
Where Are the Eateries That Open Through the Night In Singapore?
At one point of the night, your stomach may be asking – where are the eateries that open through the night in Singapore? With all those midnight activities in Singapore, how else would you refuel yourself but through food, right? These eateries open through the night or even round the clock.
Late Night Eateries
One eatery which opens until 5 in the morning is Good Bites. Serving burgers, pasta, and desserts, it’s a delightful place to eat with your family. Tucked in Bishan Sports Hall, there is plenty of car parking space if you drive.
While you may crave a hot bowl of noodles, check out Tian Tian Chi Noodles. It has many outlets across the island that close at midnight and some even open for 24 hours.
Shah Alam may be a city in Malaysia, but the New Shah Alam in Singapore is well-known for its Indian food fare open round the clock. Located in the heart of Singapore, it’ll be easy for you to find it.
Jalan Kayu is a short street where food shops are lined along both sides. You can get Indian, Chinese and Western food.
So night owls, there you have a list of night activities in Singapore. Whether you have a day or two in a week to spend, you will be able to enjoy any of these Singapore activities at night in a row.
The city lights up differently after the sun sets. You will get to see how it happens to be the 3rd most sleep-deprived country in the world because there are many things to do at night in Singapore. Singaporeans love to have fun after dusk.
And don’t you worry about getting hungry after having fun. There are many eateries that stay open all the way before the sun rises again. You will get to feast and re-energize, perhaps for one more night activity!