Singapore has a thriving night scene. If you are a night owl looking to party, you’ll be happy to hear that there is no shortage of bars and clubs to explore.
But if dancing at a club or drinks at a bar is not your idea of a good time, there are plenty of other night-time activities that you can sink your teeth into. One of the best things about relocating to this great nation is that there is always something happening at any hour of the day.
Here are 7 non-clubby things you can do in Singapore after dark:
Play Some Pinball
When was the last time you went to the arcade? It doesn’t matter if you are 8 or 80, the arcade is a fun escape at any age. From shooting hoops to shooting up zombies to trying for that doll in the impossible claw machine, a trip to the arcade is guaranteed to be an exciting and pleasant trip down memory lane. And the best part is, now that you are all grown up, you don’t need permission or pocket money to play at the arcade anymore.
Where to go: Timezone has a great selection of games and opens until 10:00pm on weekdays and until midnight on the weekends. Cow Play Cow Moo is another big arcade that stays open until 1:00am on most days and until 4:00am on Sundays.
Karaoke to Your Heart’s Content
Karaoke is a popular pastime in this country. It’s a fun activity that colleagues can do together after work and a chance for friends to meet up and let off some steam. It is your chance to channel your inner Beyonce and belt out your favourite tunes without fear of judgement. It’s also the perfect partying alternative to clubs, if that’s not your scene.
Manekineko, K Box, Party World, Cash Studio and Teo Heng are some of the more popular studios that you can choose from.
Go Sky-High for a Thrill
Are you looking for something to get your heart pumping? Head over to Clark Quay where you can mull over whether to get on the GX-5 Extreme Swing and Trampoline Bungy.
Let’s just say that this activity is not for the faint of heart because it involves being catapulted high into the night sky. Designed in New Zealand, the GX-5 has a 100 per cent safety record (good to know!), falls from a height of 50, and goes up to 120kph. If you can bear to open your eyes on this stomach-turning trip, you’ll definitely get to enjoy a unique perspective of the Singapore skyline at night.
The trampoline bungee, which bounces up to 8m high, is another exciting option, allowing you to attempt somersaults and flips.
P.S. Just remember not to have a heavy meal before attempting either of these rides.
Fly an Illuminated Kite
Get a completely different kite-flying experience when you do it at night.
Pick up an LED night kite, pack an awesome evening picnic and enjoy a chilled-out, breezy night out by the lawns of the Marina Barrage. The benefits of kite flying at night-time include cooler weather, and a stronger, kite-flying breeze. These illuminated kites up in the sky are an interesting sight to behold.
This is definitely a fun and healthy activity for every member of the family.
If you are looking for something to do that has zero to do with the clubbing scene, this is it!
There are over 5 spots in Singapore that offer prawning till the wee hours of the night, and some are even open 24/7. Arm yourself with a rod, some bait and a boat-load of patience and get ready to fish for your own supper.
If you can’t wait to enjoy the spoils of your hard work, these prawning centres also have electric grills available on the premises that you can use to cook up your catch.
Night cycling is a definite thing in Singapore. Do a quick google search and you’ll find articles on the best night cycling routes in the country, including one that tells you which cycling paths have great food stops along the way!
If you are short on cycling kakis, do consider joining a night-cycling group. There are several in Singapore to choose from and these old-hats can show you the ropes and take you on the best cycling paths.
Note. Make sure to know and observe all road safety rules and take the necessary safety precautions before embarking on your night-cycling adventure.
Make like our taxi uncles and enjoy milo-peng, kopi or teh while discussing the latest news in local politics well into the night. Having a satisfying supper—roti prata or Hokkien mee—at 2:00 am in the morning at one of the many 24-hour kopitiams is a very Singaporean thing to do and everyone is very welcome to join the club!