Although many people think of Singapore as a “fine city”, there’s no doubt that it has one of the most vibrant nightlife scenes in Asia. For all you night owls, we’ve compiled the Top 10 Things To Do In Singapore After 10 PM. Whether you’re from Singapore or not, you’d be surprised at what you can do in the Little Red Dot!
1) 24-hour shopping at Mustafa Centre!
Located in the heart of Little India, Mustafa Centre is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. With thousands of square feet filled with all sorts of merchandise you could ever imagine, get ready to spend hours in this place. If you’re up for some Indian food, there are many restaurants nearby that are open till the wee hours of the night.
Nearest MRT station: Farrer Park
2) Take a cruise down the Singapore River!
Although the last departure is at 10 pm, this cruise is well worth the rush to the ticket stand. Take a leisurely cruise down the Singapore River and take in the sights – the contrasting colonial and modern architecture and of course, the famous Singapore Merlion.
Nearest MRT station: Clarke Quay
3) Satisfy your dim sum craving!
One of Singapore’s favorite late-night dining hotspots, Swee Choon Tim Sum Restaurant continues to serve some of the best dim sum and congee in town. Don’t be dismayed by the long queue, it goes by pretty quickly and is well worth the wait. Don’t forget to try the Liu Sar Bao (Salted Egg Yolk Custard Bun)!
Nearest MRT station: Lavender
4) Check out the Quays!
If you’re looking more for a night out on the town, check out one or all of the three quays along the Singapore River: Robertson Quay, Clarke Quay or Boat Quay. Although all three are known for their bars, nightclubs and restaurants, each one has its own distinct vibe. Up the river is Boat Quay, home to small pubs and outdoor seafood dining with a view. Robertson Quay, located much further down the river, is a prime residential area with a great selection of restaurants and wine bars. If nightclubs are more your scene, Clarke Quay is your best bet. There’s truly something for everyone!
Nearest MRT station: Clarke Quay, Raffles Place
5) Try durian at Geylang!
Known as “The King of Fruits”, the durian is known not only for its pungent smell but also as an aphrodisiac. Love it or not, tasting durian is something everyone should try at least once in their life. For the best selection of durian, try Ah Hung Company at 204 Geylang Road – it’s definitely an experience you (and your tastebuds) won’t forget!
Nearest MRT station: Aljunied
6) Become the next Singapore Idol at a karaoke bar!
Gather a group or friends and sing your hearts out at one of Singapore’s many
karaoke bars throughout the city. Whether you’re a concert king or more of a
concert-in-the-shower type of person, singing along to your favorite tunes is the ultimate stress reliever. Try K Box or Party World – they have branches all over the island and a wide selection of food and drinks to tide you over.
7) Get your late-night culture fix!
For two balmy weekends in August, the Bras Basah Bugis Precinct lights up in a dazzling array of colors for the Singapore Night Festival. You can take your pick from the Singapore Art Museum, Peranakan Museum and National Museum and visit selected galleries free of charge. There are also live shows and performances all night long.
Nearest MRT station: Bras Basah
8) Get a relaxing foot massage!
For those of you who are looking to get some rest and relaxation, why not
unwind with a traditional foot massage at one of Singapore’s many massage
parlors. Although late night massages often have a “negative connotation”, there are many legitimate and reasonably priced massage centres that offer their services past 10 PM. Try Natureland at Robertson Quay or Le Spa at Club Street.
Nearest MRT stations: Clarke Quay and Chinatown
9) Go prawning!
If you don’t mind catching your food before you eat it, then prawning is something you should definitely try. Although it could take some time, there’s no doubt that eating and cooking something that you’ve caught can feel truly satisfying. Try East Coast Prawning at East Coast Parkway.
10) Get some laughs at a comedy night!
Get your dose of local stand-up comedy at Comedy Masala at Hero’s every Tuesday. It starts at 8:30 with entrance fees starting at $10 with a free drink. If Hero’s isn’t your scene, Blu Jaz and the Penny Black have their own comedy nights on Wednesdays and Thursdays respectively.
Nearest MRT stations: Clarke Quay and Bugis
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With this many things to do after 10, there’s no way you’ll ever be bored in this little island nation. Go on, enjoy yourself!