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Top 10 Great Things To Do In Singapore At Night

Top 10 Great Things To Do In Singapore At Night

Singapore is a fabulous country packed with impressive things to see and do. I have visited twice and have found plenty of fun activities to do in Singapore at night, which I will share in this post. Whether you want to join the crowds and watch the spectacle of the Supertree Light Show, cruise along the Singapore River, or enjoy a Singapore Sling at Raffles, I have you covered.

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singapore buildings illuminated at night.

Supertree Light Show – Garden Rhapsody #1

Address: Supertree Grove, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953.

Whenever I tell people I have been to Singapore, they immediately ask whether I have seen the illuminated trees in the Gardens by the Bay. The answer is yes, I’ve seen them twice. They are Singapore’s number one nighttime experience and an absolute must-watch.

Entry to Gardens by the Bay is free, as is the Supertree Light Show, which happens twice each evening at 7:45 and 8:45 p.m. Simply turn up to Supertree Grove, find a spot, and get ready for the music and lights to mesmerise you.

The musical scores change regularly. You may hear music from Disney films, stage and theatre, or pop culture, depending on when you visit during the year. You can check the official Garden Rhapsody page to find out what will play when you visit.

Don’t be surprised if you turn up and see people lying on the floor; this is the optimum position to totally immerse yourself in your surroundings. Plus, the trees are enormous, so standing looking upwards can give you a bit of a neck ache. Don’t feel shy; join in with the crowds!

Walk through the Gardens By The Bay #2

After seeing the Supertree Light Show, wait for the crowds to disperse. The masses tend to head to Marina Bay Sands for refreshments or a spot of late-night shopping.

Once they have gone, enjoy the statues, fountains, and calming atmosphere. I enjoyed strolling along and seeing the reflections on the water, the illuminated plants and the tranquil feel of this huge green space in the middle of the city.

I have always felt safe walking around Singapore; I’ve even walked around at midnight when I couldn’t sleep because of jet lag, but like anywhere in the world, you should always remain vigilant of your surroundings.

If you are a night owl, you may want to consider booking a night bike ride along Singapore’s network of cycle paths.

Head to the iconic Marina Bay Sands Resort #3

Marina Bay Sands is Singapore’s most iconic building, featuring three towers topped by a swimming pool. It is a luxury hotel with restaurants and shops open to the public. At night, the resort glitters in the black sky like a beacon, luring visitors to explore inside. Of course, no visit to Singapore would be complete without doing so, and it’s for this reason that it’s on my top ten list of things to do in Singapore at night.

Head downstairs to Marina Bay’s food court to taste local dishes in a communal cafeteria-type setting, or for a special meal, try one of the decadent restaurants on the ground floor of the hotel.

For a view of the Singapore skyline after dark, make a reservation at CÉ LA VI SKYBAR for cocktails and nibbles. You can see the famous Marina Bay Sands swimming pool from here, even if you can’t go in for a swim!

Marina Bay Sands Hotel illuminated at night.

Watch the Spectra Light Show #4

Address: Event Plaza, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018956.

The second free light show in Singapore is Spectra, which is shown at the Marina Bay Waterfront each night. The music, laser and fountain spectacle occurs Sunday to Thursday at 8:00 and 9:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday at 8:00, 9:00 and 10:00 p.m.

Like the Supertree Light Show, this one is also breathtaking. Orchestral background music syncs to laser beams, dancing coloured fountains, projections, and a spray mist to create a fantastic 15-minute show. Without a doubt, this is one of Singapore’s must-see nighttime attractions.

Enjoy drinks and pizza at the waterfront #5

After the Spectra Light and Water Show, enjoy a cold beer and pizza at one of the waterfront bars. My favourite is Dallas Cafe and Bar, which serves up ice-cold Stella Artois and delicious pizza in a semi-outdoor setting. It’s casual but buzzing and a great place to finish the evening.

Sip on a Singapore Sling after dark in Raffles Hotel #6

Address: 1 Beach Rd, Singapore 189673.

The gin-based Singapore Sling started life in the Raffles Hotel in 1915. It is now served in cocktail bars worldwide, but it’s here in Singapore at the Long Bar that you want to drink it. During our visit, we enjoyed the tradition of cracking peanuts and discarding the shells on the floor, as has been done for decades, while we sipped on our Singapore Slings.

Don’t think this will be a cheap experience – Singapore Slings are around £25 each, but you will only do it once in your lifetime, so push the boat out. After drinks, have a look around the hotel; it is beautiful. You could also blow the budget and have dinner in the hotel – we did, and the bill was eyewatering.

Take a nighttime Singapore River Cruise #7

Singapore at night is full of illuminated buildings and twinkling lights, and a cruise will allow you to see the urban nightscape along the river. The 40-minute Singapore River Cruise uses traditional ‘bumboats’ and takes guests past iconic sights like Merlion Park, the Raffles Landing Site and Marina Bay Sands.

You can hop aboard at Clarke Quay and snake along the river to Boat Quay, two areas in Singapore where you’ll find clubs, bars, and restaurants offering the best nightlife in Singapore.

If you are staying on Sentosa Island, you may like to book the City Lights Royal Albatross Cruise, which includes a 4-course meal as you cruise along the Singapore River.

Stroll along Boat Quay #8

You can walk around Singapore at night and feel very safe. I love to wander along the waterfront at night when the air is cooler. Boat Quay is the perfect place for this, as it offers excellent bars and restaurants dotted alongside the Singapore Heritage Trail.

Singapore’s famous five-star Fullerton Hotel is here, and it’s great to see up close. It was once Singapore’s general post office and the point from where the rest of Singapore was mapped out before postcodes were introduced. It now sits like a jewel on the Singapore River, its white frontage shining bright against the night sky.

You will need deep pockets to book a room at the Fullerton Hotel, so if that’s not for you, then why not just pop inside for a drink instead and see what all the fuss is about?

Hotel beside the river illuminated in white at night.
Illuminated building lining the waterfront at Boat Quay in Singapore.
Boat Quay at night.
Museum building with clocktower illuminated at night in Singapore.
Raffles Place Clock Tower and Concert Hall.

Visit Mandai Wildlife Reserve at Night #9

Singapore is renowned as one of the world’s best zoos, and the night safari is the perfect way to see nocturnal animals when they are awake! For more information, visit the Mandai Wildlife Reserve’s official site.

You can book park tickets, tram rides and hotel transfers through Get Your Guide.

White tiger in a dark setting.

Take to the night skies on the Singapore Flyer #10

Why not ride the Singapore Flyer to see the city’s delights from above? It’s one of the world’s tallest observation wheels, reaching 30m higher than the London Eye. Get a bird’s eye view of the skyline at night and learn about the evolution of Singapore by visiting the Time Capsule.

If you stay in Sentosa, you can hop on the cable car at night to get a different perspective of the island’s surroundings. You can even try out the new glass-floor capsule to see what’s below you as you travel.

Marina Bay Sands, the ferris wheel and lake illuminated at night.

And one last tip: if you fly in or out of Changi Airport at night, try to see the Rain Vortex Light and Sound Show. The world’s tallest indoor waterfall is activated each evening at 8:00 and 9:00 p.m. Monday to Thursday and 8:00, 9:00 and 10:00 p.m. Friday to Sunday.

Rain Vortex in Changi Airport.
Palm trees and foliage around the rain vortex in Changi Airport.

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