Your work day has just ended, and the sky is getting dark. It’s Friday night, and you don’t feel like going home just yet. From hitting the gym to going cosmic bowling, here are 14 activities you can partake in after the sun sets.
1. Catch the Garden Rhapsody Light Show
Watch the Supertrees come to life with a magnificent display of light accompanied by soulful melodies every night.
Situated in Gardens by the Bay, the Supertree Grove resembles a preternatural scene from the movie Avatar, and consists of 12 mechanical trees measuring up to 16 stories in height. For the best view, sit at the base of the Supertrees.
Address: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
Nearest MRT: Bayfront
Operating hours: 7.45pm and 8.45pm
Telephone number: 6420 6848
2. Go late night shopping at Mustafa Centre
Located in Little India, Mustafa Centre is a 6-storey shopping centre open 24/7.
From food and produce to jewellery and electronics, you can buy pretty much anything from the 300,000 items displayed on four levels.
Expect to be wowed by the huge variety of shopping choices available. Be warned though: the place is full of both real and fake goods, so tread carefully.
Else, just enjoy the only 24/7 mall in Singapore.
Address: 145 Syed Alwi Road, Singapore 207704
Nearest MRT: Farrer Park
Operating hours: Monday to Sunday, 24 hours
Telephone number: 6295 5855
3. Hit the gym
You’ve spent an entire day sitting at your desk. It doesn’t help that you had an entire pizza for lunch either. Although it’s already 9pm, you still have time to hit the gym.
You can head down to local gym franchises Anytime Fitness or Gymmboxx any time for a sweat session. They’re open 24/7, and have outlets located all over the island.
You can enter a 24/7 Gymboxx outlet by paying $7 per entry any time past 3pm. However, Anytime Fitness requires you to have a membership before you can muscle into their gym and lift your heart out.
4. Dig into some late night Tim Sum
Round up your pals for supper and tuck into some flavourful goodness at Swee Choon Tim Sum Restaurant. Situated at the easily-accessible Jalan Besar, Swee Choon offers great Salted Egg Yolk Custard Bao among signature delicacies like Xiao Long Bao, La Mian and Mee Sua Kueh.
Address: 191 Jin Besar, Singapore 208882
Nearest MRT: Rochor
Monday and Wednesday to Saturday: 11am to 2.30pm, 6pm to 6am.
Sunday: 10am to 3pm, 6pm to 6am.
Closed on Tuesdays.
Telephone number: +65 6225 7788
5. Soak in the gorgeous view of the city skyline
Head up to 1-Altitude Rooftop Gallery & Bar, the highest alfresco bar in the world, for a panoramic view of Singapore’s city skyline. Standing at peak of 282 metres above sea level, 1-Altitude is located on the 63rd floor and offers an unobstructed view of Singapore’s financial district. Stare out into the skyline and let your worries melt away.
Address: 1 Raffles Place, One Raffles Place Shopping Mall, Singapore 048616
Nearest MRT: Raffles Place
Monday, Tuesday and Sunday: 6pm to 2am.
Wednesday and Thursday: 6pm to 3am.
Friday and Saturday: 6pm to 4am.
Telephone number: +65 6438 0410
6. Go cosmic bowling
Try glow-in-the-dark bowling with luminous balls and pins, accompanied by disco lights and thumping dance music. Party the night away, bowling ball in hand, at any of Orchid Bowl’s bowling alleys, located at THE CHEVRONS, SAFRA Yishun, SAFRA Punggol and E!Hub.
Orchid Bowl @ E!Hub
Address: Market Square @ Downtown East E!Hub #01-111 1 Pasir Ris Close Singapore 519599
Nearest MRT: Pasir Ris
Contact Number: +65 6583 1622
Orchid Bowl @ Orchid Country Club
Address: No. 1 Orchid Club Road Orchid Country Club #02-37 Singapore 769162
Nearest MRT: Khatib
Contact number: +65 6759 4448
Orchid Bowl @ SAFRA Punggol
Address: 9 Sentul Crescent #05-03 Singapore 828654
Nearest MRT: Punggol
Contact number: +65 6385 6801
Orchid Bowl @ SAFRA Yishun
Address: 60 Yishun Avenue 4 #02-V2 Singapore 769027
Nearest MRT: Yishun
Contact number: +65 6759 9737
Orchid Bowl @ THE CHEVRONS
Address: 48 Boon Lay Way The Chevrons #04-01 Singapore 609961
Nearest MRT: Jurong East
Contact number: +65 6795 5900
7. Go prawning in the middle of the night
Escape the hustle and bustle of city life and spend a quiet night fishing for prawns at this 24/7 prawn-fishing facility.
If you’re feeling hungry, you can also grill your freshly caught prawns at the barbeque pits provided.
The prawning experience goes for $12 for 1 hour, $24 for 2 and a half hours, and $36 for 4 hours.
Address: 70, Pasir Ris Farmway 3, Singapore 518234 (Behind UMC & Siltronic Plant, near Pasir Ris Camp)
Nearest MRT: Pasir Ris
Operating hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
8. Ride the G-MAX Reverse Bungy
Are you an adrenaline junkie? Hop into the G-MAX Reverse Bungy at Clarke Quay and get catapulted up to 60 metres into the air. This ride is not for the faint-hearted, as you’ll experience a force comparable to that of a rocket launch, and hit speeds of up to 200 kilometres per hour.
Address: 3E River Valley Road, Clarke Quay, Singapore 179024
Nearest MRT: Clarke Quay
Operating hours: 2pm to 12am daily
Telephone number: +65 6338 1766
9. Visit the Night Safari
Embark on an eye-opening journey through Singapore’s award-winning nocturnal wildlife park. From majestic leopards to Malayan flying foxes, you can observe over 1,000 animals in their naturalistic night time habitats. Be sure to catch the thrilling fiery stunts of the Thumbuakar Performance and the iconic Creatures of the Night show.
Address: 80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore 729826
Nearest MRT: Choa Chu Kang
Operating hours: 7:30pm to 12am daily
Telephone number: +65 6269 3411
10. Catch an Arthouse Film at the Projector
Located on the fifth floor of Golden Mile Tower, The Projector is an independent cinema that offers specially curated programmes showcasing local and foreign cult favourites, and a unique repertoire of films including genres like indie, arthouse, classic and horror. Expect vintage flip-up cinema chairs with wooden armrests, and the most hipster people you can find in the country.
Address: 6001 Beach Road, #05-00, Golden Mile Tower, Singapore 199589
Nearest MRT: Nicoll Highway
Tuesdays to Fridays: 6pm to 8.30pm.
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays: 1pm to 8.30pm.
Closed on Mondays.
11. Breathe in fresh air at Henderson Waves
Catch the sunset at Singapore’s highest pedestrian bridge, Henderson Waves. Situated 36 metres above ground, the bridge spans 274 metres and mimics the shape of a wave. From 7pm to 2am every night, LED lighting illuminates the bridge, creating an almost magical atmosphere.
Address: Henderson Road, Mount Faber Park, Singapore 099203
Nearest MRT: Harbourfront
12. Breathe in the view of the marina at Keppel Bay
Take in the stunning sights of Keppel Harbour along Bukit Chermin Boardwalk. Relax by the water’s edge at the Marina, and bask in the enchanting scenery of white yachts bobbing in the sea.
Address: 2 Keppel Bay Vista, Singapore 098382
13. Experience an escape room
At LOST SG, it is more than just searching for hidden clues and solving a series of puzzles. This is Singapore’s next generation real escape game that involves sophisticated technology such as AR(Augmented Reality). To win the game, you’ll need both wits and a keen eye. Highly recommended for team-bonding sessions.
Address: Peace Centre, 1 Sophia Road, #03-01/02/03, Singapore 228149
Nearest MRT: Rochor
Operating hours: Sunday to Thursday: 11am to 10.45pm. Friday and Saturday: 11am to 12.45am.
Telephone number: +65 6717 1688
14. Stuff yourself with all-you-can-eat Korean BBQ
Stuff yourself silly on barbequed meat like chicken and pork galbi, beef bulgogi, pork belly, pork collar and more at a Korean BBQ restaurant. It’s a social experience to make your own food and share it with your loved ones, so have fun grilling your food while catching up with friends and family.
Supulae Korean BBQ
Address: 80 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088501
Monday to Thursday: 11.30am to 2.30pm, 5pm to 12am.
Friday: 11.30am to 2.30pm, 5pm to 2am.
Saturday: 5pm to 2am.
Sunday: 5pm to 12am.
Telephone number: 6225 2248