Singapore may be gorgeous in the daytime but it’s even more dazzling at night. After the sun sets, the city-state transforms into a vibrant night scene filled with majestic lights, bustling night markets and the top clubs and rooftop bars in Southeast Asia. Singapore is blessed with an abundance of locations for live music, date night venues and quirky hipster haunts.
Want to explore the nightlife on the island? Check out this list of things to do and places to see the next time you want to savour the nightlife and enjoy the bright lights of the city.
Live the thrills of Singapore Night Safari
The safari entices people to experience the thrills of the wildlife post-sunset. As dusk falls, get ready for over 1,000 nocturnal animals to start their nightly rituals. At Night Safari, you’ll come up close and personal with the animals as they frolic, graze and hunt. It’s the first night safari in the world, and it takes you on a tram ride to see wild animals like the Sloth Bear, Striped Hyena, Cape Giraffes and many more. The tram goes through seven geographical regions and you can go on a walking adventure in the company of an expert guide.
Additionally, the park has a secret lakeside location where you’ll be hosted with a gourmet dinner complete with free-flowing wine and dessert. Afterwards, you have the option of enjoying the Creatures of the Night Show, a popular animal extravaganza.
Revel in the lights of Gardens By the Way
The Gardens by the Bay was conceptualised in 2005 as a key component of the government’s ‘City in a Garden’ vision. The designers envisioned an urban garden that would rival iconic green spaces like Central Park and Kew Gardens.
Today, Gardens by the Bay is a luscious expanse of urban garden, covering over 100 hectares of land. Adjacent to the Marina Reservoir, this stunning location has the most breathtaking waterfront view. During the night, the waterfront sparkles along with illuminated tree-like structures. Visitors can stroll on the suspended walkway and watch a choreographed lights and sounds show.
Witness mesmerizing night shows
Singapore is home to a lot of technologically-advanced nighttime shows. One of those shows is the Crane Dance, which is an inspiring audio-visual presentation in the waterfront area of Sentosa. It’s a seamless blend of music and special effects that artistically presents a love story between two mechanical water birds. It features laser effects, excellent music, and intricately-choreographed movements.
Another show is the famous Laser and Fountain show at Marina Bay. The water show attracts hundreds of tourists and locals every day because of the wonderfully coordinated lights, the breathtaking water fountains and the stunning laser display. The bubble machines also create a glistening cloud in the sky that projects amazing images of Singaporean children on the cloud surface.
Dine, drink and dance the night away
One of the best places to experience Singapore nightlife is in the different rooftop bars and clubs scattered all over the metropolis. Whether you want to grab a glass of chilled beer or your favourite cocktail, the city is teeming with hotspots where you can meet friends or bust your moves on the dance floor.
If you want a one of a kind nightlife experience, then Singapore is definitely the place to be. With lively crowds, exciting venues, and awe-inspiring shows — you’ll go home at the end of the night tired and amazed.