Contributed by Travelmynation
A bustling destination, Singapore is full of working professionals scrambling by every day to get to work or attend meetings. However, once the sun goes down, the city transforms from being a major centre of the world economy to a party and entertainment hub. Tall skyscrapers adorned with colourful lights turn this city into a young and vibrant one, popular for its enthralling nightlife! From unmissable night safaris to award-winning Night clubs, Singapore has got everything you need to blow off steam and rock the night.
If you want to make the most of Singapore’s nightlife, we’ve got the best activities you can indulge in and make it a night to remember forever!
Singapore Night Safari
Let’s start with something a little offbeat before we move to party central. One of the most unique and exciting activities to experience at night is the Singapore Night Safari! The night safari is spread across 35 hectares of dense forest and can be completed either on foot or on a tram where you can also experience live commentary! The well-protected tram takes you through the forest where you can catch a glimpse of deer strutting as you move along.
You would be able to see animals like Sloth bears, hyenas, Cape Giraffes, and Asian Rhinos. However, the big cats like Tigers are kept behind barricades. Apart from the animals be prepared to be mesmerized by a firework show, leopard trails and experience of dining within a forest reserve!
Gardens by The Bay
Located adjacent to the Marina Reservoir is the place where you can explore the next best thing to do at night in Singapore. Gardens by the Bay is a futuristic park of a man-made gigantic tree-like structure spread across an area of 100 hectares! The beautiful waterfront in front of the trees lights up with the reflection of brilliant and dazzling colours the trees are illuminated with each night and presents for a breathtaking spectacle. This tree grove is free to enter and you can also experience walking on an elevated walkway from where you get panoramic views of the Singapore skyline. The walk, however, is a paid activity.
Sentosa Beach Bars
Want to experience the Goa-like Beach Shack Life in Singapore? Head to Sentosa Island, home to gorgeous beach shacks that start from late afternoon and stay open till late night! The trendiest spots on the island include Azzura beach or the Tanjon Beach Club that have monthly beach parties! Adding some more excitement to the parties here is the Crane dance. Watch two gigantic cranes dance to music and aided by light and water effects that shows their courtship ritual!
Singaporeans will vouch for this place as it has been one of the best party spots in the city for decades. International DJ’s like Tiesto, David Guetta and Chemical Brothers have performed here and this club is home to the trendiest parties in Singapore. If you love dancing then this is the place to be!
Located on the Singapore River, this bayside area boasts of some of the most happening clubs, pubs and restaurants! If you want to go club-hopping, Clark Quay offers some of the best entertainment options in the city including Zouk, Attica and Canvas. Moreover, if you are a foodie, you will be spoilt for choices with the line of restaurants, open-air eateries and conceptual bars that dot this area.
In a city dotted with towering skyscrapers, rooftop bars are the place to be for a memorable party night. Want to party on the 63rd floor? Head to 1 Altitude, which is the highest rooftop bar in Singapore. With amazing views of the city and a massive dancefloor, the city’s hippest, youngest and trendiest crowds call this their party home and every night the club lights up with electrifying music and a lively atmosphere.
Another unique bar is the SuperTree by IndoChine located atop the manmade Super Trees at the Garden by the Bay. Enjoy your night surrounded by magnificent structures brilliantly lit up in gorgeous colours. The setup is so amazing that it looks straight out of a space movie!
Laser & fountain show at Marina Bay
Heading to clubs is not the only way to enjoy a glitzy nightlife in Singapore. The night shows at Marina Bay attract hundreds of tourists and locals each day, who come here to enjoy the dazzling display of sparkling fountains and laser flashes. The special highlight of the show is when the machines create a shimmering cloud on which images are portrayed through the lasers!
If you want to make the most of your time here, book a pub crawl tour that takes you to some of the most popular hangouts in the city. The tours take you to nightclubs, bars and disco and some of these are included in the tariff. Catch the most happening parties in town, with free entries to the most popular discos with this tour.
Wings of Time
Have you ever watched an outdoor show on a screen made of water? If no, you just have to had to this award-winning outdoor night show! Set against a massive water screen, you will witness a visual treat depicting stories of bravery and magical wonders. And to top it off are the precision water jets, fire effects, laser shows and enthralling music.
If your idea of enjoying the night doesn’t include drinking, head to Chinatown that offers fantastic shopping and local street food options. Pagoda Street, Club Street, Trengganu Street and Pago Street are the most popular night joints that are bustling with shops, kiosks, authentic Chinese restaurants and street food corners! The market is open 24 hours but its best visited at night to experience the finger-licking dim sums, crispy duck and plenty of shopping opportunities.
So there you go, here’s a handy guide to enjoying the best that Singapore’s nightlife has to offer. Choose your poison and let it get to your head or choose your experience and let it touch your heart.