Singapore | South Asian Tourism at it’s best
Singapore is magical and Singapore at night is even better. Very few places on this planet have an atmosphere as vibrant and enticing as Singapore. During the day Singapore is full of activities, stunning sights, and a hub of excitement, and when the sun sets, this is only heightened.
Singapore at night is nothing short of amazing. The skyline shines tall and bright, the streets are full of people, ready for a night on the town, and the city is close to bursting with excitement. More so, the temperature in Singapore gets a little more manageable in comparison to the humid sunny daytime weather.
Nights in Singapore are made for creating memories of moments that are special to this amazing city. There is a ton to do at night in Singapore, and surely an attractive option for every type of traveler. Find out all the best things to do in Singapore at night!
Get a drink at CÉ LA VI Skybar
Visiting a rooftop bar is a must while in Singapore and luckily, in there is a lot to choose from. Despite all the choices, there is one rooftop bar that far exceeds the others called: CÉ LA VI. This is one of the most instagrammable places in Singapore and offers stunning views of the city both during the day and at night.
The bar is located 57 stories up and is placed right on top of the famous Marina Bay Sands hotel. The best time to go here is an hour before sunset so you can see the panoramic views in the daylight, watch the sunset, and watch the city buzzing in the night. This is also one of the most romantic things to do in Singapore that should be added to every couples to do list.
View the Gardens by the Bay Light Show
The Gardens by the Bay are Singapore’s most famous tourist attractions, and there is no question as to why. These giant supertrees are stunning by day and even more impressive by night when they are all lit up in different colors and looming powerfully above. During the night at 19:45 and 20:45, these magical super trees put on a show of lights and music.
The best part is that the show is absolutely free so you can enjoy the fun and excitement at no cost to you. This is the number one thing to do in Singapore at night and should not be missed.
Have fun at the Casino
Heading to a casino in Singapore may seem like an odd suggestion but it is more enjoyable than you’d think. The casino is bustling with people from all around the world trying to win some money. It is also one of the best casinos in Asia and one of the most expensive ones in the world.
If you are buying chips you need to buy a minimum of 100 SGD worth, but if you are playing slots of any machines you can just use your cash you took out before entering the casino.
Walk around Little India
Little India is an area in Singapore that is full of activity at night. The whole area is much like a China town but for Indian culture, foods, and entertainment. Walking around here is fascinating and seeing the Indian culture in its full form is quite interesting. Simply walking around and soaking in the environment is a treat but you can also go to one of the famous restaurants in the area. What’s great is that the restaurants are all very vegetarian-friendly and offer great dishes.
Get food at Lau Pa Sat Food Market
When in Singapore, getting some street food is a must. Street food in Singapore is some of the cheapest food options in the city, plus some of the street food stalls in Singapore even have Michelin stars! Lau Pa Sat is a more traditional street food market where you will find more locals than tourists, but if you are looking for the ultimate Singaporean experience, this one is for you!
Eat, Drink and Party on Circular Road
The circular road is a very interesting area of Singapore that is alive with music, drinks, food, and vibrant people during the night. There are a bunch of bars and restaurants on the main street and on the street lining the water with more than enough options to choose from. The restaurants range from Asian food to Italian to American classics and are perfect for a low-cost dinner and some drinks afterward.
Later into the night, this area becomes full of locals and tourists at the bars drinking and singing along to the music. The atmosphere is buzzing and the views of the buildings in the distance and the lights reflecting off the water are well worth the visit.
Take a ride on the Singapore Flyer
The Singapore Flyer is Asia’s largest observation Ferris wheel and one of the best ways to see Singapore from above, much like from a sky bar. The wheel reaches 42 stories in the air and offers stunning panoramic views of the city. These views are even more breathtaking during the night when the skyline and surrounding buildings are all lit up.
A full ride on the flyer takes around 30 minutes and shows you various key landmarks of Singapore. It is well worth it and a great way to see more of the city.
Embark on a Night Safari
Lover of animals and adventure? Then Singapore’s nocturnal zoo is for you! This is the world’s first nocturnal zoo and is a very popular nighttime activity while visiting Singapore. The Night Safari shows various safari animals in their nighttime life and brings you around on a tram and walking tour to show you.
It gets pretty dark, so much so that you can’t take many photos, but this only adds to the mysterious fun nature of this activity. Seeing the whole zoo takes around 3 hours so prepare for a night time of fun. This is a very unique experience that is very special to Singapore!
Soak in the city along the water
Singapore’s skyline at night is beautiful and something you will want to sit down and take in for a few minutes. Luckily the city is built all-around water and there are various seating areas with benches, chairs, and stone seats for you to sit on and enjoy the skyline. These areas are mostly full of locals spending time with their significant other or with friends with a backdrop like no other. After a night of adventuring, heading to the water and finding a place to sit and admire the city is a must.
Late night shopping at Mustafa Shopping Center
Shopping lovers rejoice at Mustafa Center, which is Singapore’s 24-hour shopping center! Get your shopping fix late into the hours of the night and find designer items as well as budget finds. This shopping center is located in Little India and is a great stop along the way if you are already in the area. For a shopping experience like no other, at hours unheard of by conventional standards, Mustafa is waiting.
Chinatown is a prominent cultural area for the Chinese community within Singapore. It is an area of Singapore with something for everybody, where you will find delicious street food, clubs, bars, restaurants, cinemas and more. This area has a ton to offer and leads to a pretty spectacular night in Singapore. Go to a market and buy some local goods or head to a street food stand for delicious authentic dishes, you can’t go wrong in Chinatown.
Private dining on Singapore Cable Car
If you are looking for a dining experience like no other, then the Singapore Cable Car dinging is for you. This romantic adventure will bring you and your partner on a 90-minute journey around Singapore and offers stunning views and tasty food. This includes a four-course meal that even has vegetarian options!
When to visit Singapore
Singapore is a great place to visit year-round. However, since it is located near the equator it doesn’t have the typically four-season most of us are used to. Singapore has two seasons, wet and dry. The dry season’s best months are from February to April and this is when you can expect the least rain and the least humidity.