Our city never sleeps, and you don’t have to either. Singapore offers myriad activities you can indulge in around the clock, from bars that hearken back to the 1920s to late night supper spots.
Whether you’re looking to amp up the party vibes or wind down with a sauna session, here are eight activities to indulge in after dark.
Unwind with relaxing activities
If you’re feeling fatigued from a long-haul flight or frazzled from a hectic business trip, be sure to drop by g.spa. Open 24/7, the establishment is perfect for a dose of late-night respite, with its steam baths, saunas and hot and cold pools.
Besides its stellar facilities, the spa offers a range of treatments to indulge in, including deep tissue body massages, foot reflexology and facials. If you’d like to rejuvenate while learning more about the nuances of traditional Eastern medicine, we suggest trying the Chinese meridian treatment, which is purported to restore your body’s natural balance and vitality
g.spa. 102 Guillemard Road #02-02, Singapore 399719. +65 6280 8988.
Daily 24 hours.
Hai Bin Prawning
While you’d commonly think of fishing as a daytime activity, Hai Bin Prawning offers round-the-clock prawn fishing sessions for amateurs and aficionados alike. You’ll be able to spend a relaxing night conversing with fellow fishing enthusiasts and honing your skills at reeling in catches.
If you’re visiting the branch at Tebing Lane, be sure to pair your late-night prawning session with a cold beer or three from the establishment’s Banyan Beer Garden, a specially curated alfresco bar and restaurant.
Hai Bin Prawning at Sembawang. 301 Canberra Road #01-08, Singapore 759774. +65 6261 7226.
Daily 24 hours.
Hai Bin Prawning at Punggol. 6 Tebing Lane #01-04, Singapore 828835. +65 6447 8693.
Daily 24 hours.
Party past midnight
With its neon-lit interiors and retro furnishings, this award-winning bar and discotheque is a time capsule back to the ‘80s and ‘90s.
The star attraction at this watering hole is undoubtedly its collection of old-school arcade games like Street Fighter and Pac Man, which make the perfect activity for those looking to hang out with like-minded lovers of retro culture.
Looking to boogie past midnight? Be sure to drop by on Fridays, when the club’s resident DJs spin tunes from old-school names like Michael Jackson and N’Sync.
NINETEEN80. 21 Tanjong Pagar Road #01-05, Singapore 088444. +65 9183 6073.
Tue & Thu 5.30pm-1am; Wed & Fri 5.30pm-3am; Sat 7pm-4am.
28 HongKong Street
One of the first watering holes in Singapore to pioneer the hidden bar concept, 28 HongKong Street is a must-visit for cocktail connoisseurs looking to refine their palates.
Hidden in plain sight behind the doors of an unassuming shophouse, this speakeasy-inspired watering hole pairs meticulously crafted drinks with stellar service. While their drinks menu changes up to three times yearly, the bartenders will be happy to concoct you a classic Old Fashioned or Gin and Tonic on request.
28 HongKong Street. 28 Hong Kong Street, Singapore 059667.
Mon-Thu 6pm-2am; Fri & Sat 6pm-3am.
Indulge in a shopping spree
DON DON DONKI
A 24-hour Japanese supermarket that houses everything from makeup to fresh produce, DON DON DONKI is a great option for travellers looking to scratch their retail itch after dark.
Visitors planning to throw their own barbeque session should certainly check out their $10 meat section, which stocks quality cuts of Angus and Wagyu beef. The supermarket also boasts a dedicated aisle for Japanese alcohol, with a wide selection of sake.
Orchard Central. 181 Orchard Road Basement 1 & 2, Singapore 238896. +65 6834 4311.
Daily 24 hours.
For a list of all DON DON DONKI stores, click here.
Whether you’re looking for new bling to spruce up your jewellery collection or tech gadgets at affordable rates, Mustafa Centre is bound to stock the object of your desire. This sprawling emporium is a bargain hunter’s dream come true, with over six floors of wares to peruse.
Located in the vibrant neighbourhood of Little India, this beloved haunt of travellers and locals also gives you the perfect excuse to shop past midnight and discover a traditional enclave after dark.
Supper spots abound in the vicinity, and you’ll be able to pair your retail spree with a late-night exploration of Indian fare. We suggest visiting vegetarian restaurant, Ananda Bhavan. Dishes like Aloo Prata (south Indian flatbread stuffed with a mixture of potatoes and spices) will expand your culinary horizons.
Mustafa Centre. 145 Syed Alwi Road, Singapore 207704. +65 6295 5855.
Daily 24 hours.
Savour late-night supper
Swee Choon Tim Sum
With a history that stretches all the way back to 1962, Swee Choon Tim Sum is more than just an eatery—it’s an institution.
A beloved haunt of local foodies looking for an after-midnight supper fix, this charming establishment along Jalan Besar boasts a whole range of traditional dim sum (bite-sized portions of food, served in steamer baskets and small plates). For first-timers, half the fun is in discovering new flavours, and sharing them with your supper buddies, but we do recommend trying out their red bean paste pancakes and xiao long bao (soup dumplings).
Swee Choon Tim Sum. 183/193 Jalan Besar, Singapore 208882. +65 6225 7788.
Mon-Sat 11am-2.30pm, 6pm-6am; Sun 10am-3pm, 6pm-6am.
Fengshan Hawker Centre
Colloquially known as ‘Bedok 85’, Fengshan Hawker Centre is one of the hottest supper spots on the island. You’ll find it bustling with life even in the middle of the night, as Singaporeans gather to feast on local hawker fare with friends and family.
A must-try dish here is the bak chor mee (minced pork noodles), which you can find at the neighbouring stalls of Seng Hiang Bak Chor Mee (#01-08) and Xing Ji Rou Cuo Mian (#01-07).
Locals have gotten into passionate debates about which of these hawkers whips up the superior dish, and you may want to order from both stalls to see if you have a preference.
Fengshan Market & Food Centre. 85 Bedok North Street 4, Singapore 460085. +65 6225 5632.
Daily 6am-late. (most stalls open past midnight)