With a wide array of bustling restaurants, cultural hotspots and exciting activities, the Singapore River and Central Business District around it is the perfect place to soak in the hustle and bustle of the city.
Whether you prefer mingling with fellow culture lovers, dabbling in a spot of yoga or discovering Singapore’s colourful history, you’ll definitely be able to find a place to meet new acquaintances and have an unforgettable time.
All venues are near Clarke Quay MRT Station
1. The Arts House
Spend the evening befriending artists and literary folk at 1 The Arts House, a multi-disciplinary arts venue that hosts a range of exciting workshops, programmes and exhibitions. The Arts House is also home to the Singapore International Festival of Music, an annual festival featuring an eclectic array of music genres, ranging from classical to electronic dance.
2. Slingshot Singapore
Nothing makes fast friends like experiencing a mutual adrenaline rush, and the 2 Slingshot is certainly a great place for you to befriend fellow thrill-seekers. Strap yourself in and feel the wind in your hair as you’re catapulted 70 metres into the air, at speeds of 160 kilometres per hour.
3. Senor Taco
Grab a delicious margarita from the bar, have yourself a piping hot taco, and mingle with the regulars at 3 Senor Taco. Established in 2009, Singapore’s first-ever taqueria serves up mean tacos al pastor (pork marinated in herbs and spices), channels the vibe of Mexican street culture with its décor, and plays the hottest tunes from Latin America.
4. Singapore River Cruise
After all the merriment, dining and drinking, unwind and relax by taking a ride down the river on the 4 Singapore River Cruise. Take a seat aboard a bumboat and shoot the breeze with fellow visitors to our sunny island.
5. Molly Malone's
Begin the latter half of the evening with a pub crawl that begins at 5 Molly Malone's, an Irish bar replete with oodles of Gaelic charm, copious amounts of beer, music and craic (Gaelic for ‘good conversation’). Immerse yourself in live soccer and rugby matches while chugging on a pint of Guinness.
Molly Malone’s also hosts a rotating list of bands playing folk, rock and pop tunes. If you’re feeling particularly daring and would like to unleash your inner Adele, the bar occasionally hosts open mic sessions on Saturdays, from 9-11pm.
6. 28 HongKong Street
Round off your pub crawl with world-class cocktails at 6 28 HongKong Street. A speakeasy that regularly makes the list of Asia’s 50 Best Bars, this watering hole is known for its charmingly elusive ambience and amazing cocktails. Your conversation will be accompanied by a music selection that encompasses genres from hip hop to lounge.
7. Zouk Singapore
One of Singapore’s most well-known night clubs, 7 Zouk now boasts a plethora of activities that cater to visitors of different interests, from movie buffs to fitness junkies.
While you won’t be able to hop on the dance floor just yet, you can enjoy a movie with the Zouk Cinema Club, savour Japanese cuisine at Sushi Ichizuke or work up a sweat to upbeat music with their spin classes.