No time in the day to see Singapore? Join these night tours
In Singapore on a business trip but afraid you’ll miss most of the city’s sights due to meetings? These night-time tours will provide you a window to life here that you can take in at your leisure.
Sins & Salvation: A Geylang Food Walk by Betel Box Tours
Walk along the bustling “lorongs” – or side streets – of Geylang to discover that there is a lot more to it than its infamous nightlife. In fact, the district boasts excellent eateries flocked to by both visitors and locals alike. If getting to sample over 10 popular local dishes doesn’t sate your appetite, then feed your brain with the rich history of this vibrant neighbourhood.
Wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes as it will be conducted at a brisk walking pace. Also, do note that the tour is unable to cater for Halal/Kosher, vegetarian, gluten-free dietary requirements or shellfish allergies.
Tour timing: 6.30pm – 10.30pm (Fridays)
Duration: 4 hours
Group size: 3 – 8 pax
What’s included: Local guide, sampling of over 10 dishes
For bookings: http://www.betelboxtours.com/book-now / +65 6247 7340
Singapore GOURMETbus by Singapore Duck Tours
A first-of-its-kind dining concept in Asia, Singapore GOURMETbus lets you savour the best local food from Michelin’s Bib Gourmand Award 2017 while embarking on a quintessential city tour around the Marina Bay area through Chinatown.
Their dinner menu features local zi char (literally, “cook and fry”) favourites from Bib Gourmand awardee Kok Sen Restaurant. Sink your teeth into the Claypot Yong Tau Fu (assorted vegetables and beancurd stuffed with minced squid, prawn and fish paste, braised in a secret house sauce), or the supremely satisfying Yang Chou Fried Rice (shrimp, barbecued pork and egg, stir-fried with rice to smoky perfection).
This luxury coach is designed much like a restaurant and is equipped with projectors, wireless microphones and WiFi to support unique meeting settings.
Children under 12 are not recommended for this tour for reasons of comfort and safety, and there are no Halal/Kosher and vegetarian dinner options. If you happen to have a day off, do consider the lunch/tea tours that feature different menus and eateries.
Tour timing: 7.30pm – 9.30pm (daily)
Duration: 2 hours
Cost: $97/pax (dinner)
Group size: 1 – 34 pax
What’s included: Dinner – starters, mains and dessert
For bookings: https://www.gourmetbus.com.sg/booknow.php / +65 6338 6877
Night Out Marina Bay Tour by Tour East Singapore
Take in the best sights around Singapore’s iconic Marina Bay precinct on this popular night tour. Journey to Gardens by the Bay to discover exotic plants and flowers at the Flower Dome, before entering a mysterious world veiled in mist at the Cloud Forest to witness the world’s tallest indoor man-made waterfall. Next, sample delicious local delights such as satay (chargrilled meat skewers) at Lau Pa Sat food centre and end the night at the Marina Bay Sands® SkyPark Observation Deck for stunning views of the city while perched 200 metres above ground.
Tour timing: 6.30pm – 10pm (Wednesdays and Fridays)
Duration: 3.5 hours
Cost: S$78/adult; S$48/child
Group size: 2 – 10 pax
What’s included: Local guide, transport, admission to Flower Dome, Cloud Forest and SkyPark, satay sampling
For bookings: firstname.lastname@example.org /+65 6735 1221
Singapore After Dark by Monster Day Tours
Kick off your exploration of Singapore’s nightlife with dinner (not included in the cost of tour) at the historic Lau Pa Sat food centre, where your guide will recommend delicious local dishes to sample. You’ll then be taken to a secret viewing point to view the city skyline while sipping a complimentary cocktail – the iconic Singapore Sling – before visiting the popular nightlife area by the historic Singapore River, Clarke Quay. The tour ends at a speakeasy bar, where you can enjoy a complimentary round of drinks and be entertained by local musicians or pub games.
While this is not a pub crawl, participants must be at least 18 years old. Wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes, as there is a moderate amount of walking.
Tour timing: 9pm – 1am (Tuesdays, Fridays & Saturdays)
Duration: 4 hours
Group size: 2 – 10 pax
What’s included: Local guide, drinks
For bookings: email@example.com / +65 9151 7567 / +65 9231 3858