10 Things to do in Singapore after dark
Most people might think there’s not much things to do in Singapore after dark – apart from hitting the club, there are actually still several after dark activities you can get up to. The nights are not just about alcohol and partying. There are also healthy and non-toxic activities to enjoy after dark. Here are 10 things to do in Singapore after dark.
1. Free concerts at The Esplanade
The Esplanade is the place to go to catch free concerts spanning all kinds of genres – from jazz to pop rock. It is definitely one of the popular places to go if you are looking for things to do in Singapore after dark. Be sure to check their website as there’s something on almost every week. The Esplanade also makes a decent chill-out spot by the bay to immerse in the incredible skyline views.
Address: 1 Esplanade Drive, Singapore 038981
Closest MRT station: Esplanade MRT
Website: The Esplanade, Theatres on the Bay
2. Karting at the Karting Arena
At The Karting Arena, you can attempt to be a racer and pit your driving skills against your friends after dark.
Address: 200 Turf Club Road, #01-01B The Grandstand (South Car Park), Singapore 287994
Opening hours: 10:00 – 22:00 (Closed on Monday)
Website: The Karting Arena
3. Cosmic Bowling
Cosmic Bowling breaks the tradition, combining discotheque lights, heart-thumping dance party music, and bowling. Be treated to glowing balls, pins and party music.
Orchid Bowl @ The Chevrons: Every Friday and Saturday, from 7pm to closing
Safra Yishun, Safra Tampines and E!hub: Every Friday and Saturday, from 10pm to closing.
Changi Resort Bowl: During public holidays, from 10pm to closing
J Forte Sportainment Centre holds a cosmic bowling session every Saturday from 10pm to 12am.
4. Escape Game at Trapped
Form a team with your friends to find clues, to escape from a locked room. Escape games is fast catching up and becoming one of the popular things to do in Singapore after dark. Trapped is open until 2am during the weekend and boasts a wide selection of themes, such as World War Z (Apocalyptic), Friday The 13th (Horror) and Avengers (Fantasy) to choose from. Bookings have to be made by 10pm for games after 11pm. More information at www.trapped.sg.
Address: 2 Orchard Link *SCAPE #02-20/21/22, Singapore 198896
Monday – Thursday: 11:00 – 23:00
Friday – Sunday: 11:00 – 02:00
5. G-Max Reverse Bungy Singapore
Another one of the things to do in Singapore after dark is The G-MAX Reverse Bungy at Clarke Quay. Be prepared to scream your heart out as you are hurled into the sky to an astounding height of 60m. Each ride lasts five minutes. And if that is not enough, try the GX-5 Extreme Swing where the capsule is pulled upwards to a near 90-degree angle, with the riders facing downwards, before it is released like a huge swing. What better way to round off an exciting night?
Address: 3E River Valley Road, Singapore 179024
Opening Hours: 14:00 – 03:00 Friday – Saturday, 14:00 – 01:00 Sunday – Thursday
6. Kite-Flying under the stars at Marina Barrage
What’s not to love when you get to hang out with your family or date or friends and have fun when it is quieter and cooler? Just let your brightly-lit kites soar in the breezy night sky. Also, treat your eyes to a bedazzling view of the city skyline at the Marina Barrage.
Address: Marina Barrage, 8 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018951
Nearest MRT Station: Marina Bay MRT station and take SBS Bus Service 400
7. Stargazing sessions at the Singapore Science Centre
There will be free Stargazing session at the Singapore Science Centre every Friday night at the observatory located at the Omni-Theatre Building.
Address: Singapore Science Centre
Time: 19:45pm – 22:00 every Friday
For more information: Singapore Science Centre
8. Walk the Southern Ridges
The beautiful blend of art and nature, the Southern Ridges is a 9km chain of green and outdoor space that will take you through Mount Faber Park, Telok Blangah Hill Park, Kent Ridge Park and West Coast Park. The Ridges consist of foot trails, including the iconic Henderson Waves which lights up beautifully after dark, making it a perfect location for picnics or drinks al fresco.
You can start at Hort Park whose trail will take you to Alexandra Arch, over the forest and then arrive at Henderson waves for beautiful aerial views of Singapore’s south lit up at night. Or if you prefer, get to Mount Faber Park by taking Exit D from Harbourfront MRT station through Marang Trail.
9. Market of Artists And Designers (MAAD)
One Friday night of each month, the Red Dot Design Museum Singapore hosts a creative platform, MAAD [Market of Artists And Designers] for enterprising creatives to showcase their works and talents. It is the longest and largest recurring creative marketplace in Singapore, promoting creations, designs, innovations, creativity and originality. MAAD also provides an opportunity for artists to associate and connect as a community. In addition, multidisciplinary artist Andy Yang curates the music segment MAAD Sounds! The live performance involves many homegrown musicians performing original music, designed sounds.
Address: 28 Maxwell Road, Singapore 069120
Opening Hours: 17:00 – 00:00 (free entry), one Friday a month
Closest MRT station: Tanjong Pagar MRT
10. GET PAMPERED at Rule of Thumb
And finally after all the actions, wind down at Rule Of Thumb which opens until 4am. Your body can get its much-needed rejuvenation in the middle of the night and you’ll have a great rest after that. Services include manicures and pedicures, body massages, scrubs, foot rubs and facials.
Address: #01-01, 289 Beach Road, Singapore 199552
Opening Hours: 10:00 – 04:00 daily
Website: Rule of Thumb
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