Ever since the pandemic became a thing, life as we knew it has changed drastically, especially for the night owls among us. With most restaurants and activities closing at 10.30pm, gone are the days of 2am drinks and midnight movies. But fret not – if you’ve been at a loss for things to do after dark, here’s a list of activities that you can try!
1. Check Out Haunted Spots
Recently, a Night Tour at the Old Changi Hospital blew up over Facebook, culminating in an 800+ long waitlist within a matter of days. While the tour is a one-time thing and you’re unlikely to ever get a spot, why not do a little exploring on your own? Take a look around Old Changi Hospital (don’t trespass or face the consequences, both legal and paranormal), and go on a 15-minutes walk with your GPS to the Pasir Ris Bird Watching Tower where many suicides and ghostly sightings have supposedly occurred. A large portion of the route has no lights, and can apparently fall eerily silent at night. If that’s not enough to get you into the spooky spirits for Halloween, we’re not sure what will.
Old Changi Hospital
Address: 24 Halton Road, Singapore 506997
2. Party It Out With Cosmic Bowling @ K Bowling Club
If you’ve never tried cosmic bowling, now is the time to do so. Just imagine regular bowling, but with 10 times the excitement. With neon lights and glow-in-the-dark balls and pins, you can have as much fun as you’d like without having to worry about your bowling skills. While this is still a relatively new concept in Singapore, many bowling alleys now offer this service across the island, with some such as K Bowling Club opening till as late as 1am. This is definitely a fun activity to try out if you’d like to have some post-dinner fun with friends.
You may refer to the Facebook page of K Bowling Club for the latest hours.
K Bowling Club
Address: 313 Orchard Road, #03-27, [email protected], Singapore 238895
Hours: Sun-Thu 10am-11.30pm, Fri-Sat 10am-1am
3. Catch All the Toys You Want @ Cow Play Cow Moo
That’s right, Singapore’s largest arcade opens all the way till the A.M.! If you’re looking for something fun and nostalgic to indulge in, Cow Play Cow Moo offers a whole range of fun games – from shooting games to claw machines and coin pushers, the variety is endless. Each game only costs about one to three tokens ($0.10-$0.20 depending on how much you buy), and the prizes you can get make it sooo worth. With items like bluetooth speakers, huge fluffy soft toys, anime figurines, and vintage Gameboys up for grabs, these games are definitely something you would not want to miss.
You may visit the Cow Play Cow Moo’s website for more details.
Cow Play Cow Moo
Address: Cow Play Cow Moo has 5 outlets around Singapore, the biggest of which being Suntec City (3 Temasek Boulevard, Suntec City Tower 3 & 4 #03-372, 038988)
Hours: Daily 10am-1am
4. Have A Romantic Meal in the Sky
If you’ve got a big date coming up, One Faber Group offers a sky dining experience in a clear cable car with prices starting from just $55. Enjoy a bento featuring 7 Singaporean favourites like Chili Crab with Mini Manto and Crispy Prawn Wanton, and end off your meal with a slice of Rainbow Cake! The dinner includes 2 rounds on the cable car and can be enjoyed in groups of 2 to 4. For a romantic date, you may also choose from more luxurious options like the Stardust Cabin or the Champagne Cabin experiences that go for $268 and $288 per cabin respectively, with items like Wagyu Beef Cheek on the menu.
For the full list of prices and options, visit One Faber Group’s website here.
Singapore Cable Car
Address: HarbourFront Tower, Harbourfront Pl, Level 1 2 3, 099254
Hours: Daily 8.45am-8.30pm
*The Cable Car Dining Experience starts at 6.30pm.
5. Try Out Vintage Roller Skates @ Hi Roller
Pro-skater girls gliding around in vintage roller skates recently took Tik Tok by storm, causing four-wheeled skates in pastel colours to sell out online. These skates are not cheap and buying your own pair could be quite a commitment, so if you’d like to try some old-school roller-skating with pretty four-wheeled skates in a vintage-looking rink, Hi Roller is just the place for you. With disco lights and great music, this place will make you feel like you stepped right into an 80s movie. They are open till 9pm daily, though some hours are blocked out for private skating lessons. Visit their website for more information.
Address: 1 Pasir Ris Cl, Level 5 E!Hub @ Downtown East, Singapore 519599
Hours: Daily 11am-9pm
6. Race Against Time in a VR Escape Room
You’ve probably tried an escape room, but what about one in virtual reality? Virtual Room Singapore offers just that with their themed escape rooms that transport you to a whole different world through the use of VR headsets. With locations in cities all around the world, the experience is well-loved and highly-rated, so you can be sure that you are in good hands. With sessions running till 10pm, this is definitely the place to go for some post-dinner bonding with friends.
You may find more information and book a session here.
Virtual Room Singapore
Address: 211 New Bridge Rd, Level B3 Lucky Chinatown, Singapore 059432
Hours: Daily 10am-10pm
7. Have Hotpot for Supper @ HaiDiLao
Want to eat HaiDiLao but not in the mood to queue? Go at 11pm or later for a speedy, queue-free experience. The hotpot chain has fully reopened and is now operating until 6am, perfect for those late-night cravings. Here’s a little secret for you – select stores offer discounts on certain menu items after 10.30pm, and the Marina Square outlet even offers complimentary free-flow drinks and condiments. Guess the early bird doesn’t always get the worm.
HaiDiLao (All Outlets)
8. Go on a Night Bike Tour Around MBS
Here’s a perfect opportunity to get in that daily exercise while enjoying some gorgeous night view of the city at the same time. Local bike tour company Let’s Go is offering a Marina Bay Night Tour that’s filled with adrenaline and gorgeous sights, circling around the Gardens by the Bay, Marina Barrage, F1 Building, Singapore Flyer, and National Stadium. The tour is 2-hours long and goes on every day from 7pm to 9pm.
Each tour is priced at $90, with family rates available. You may visit their website here for more information.
Address: 01-57 Crawford Ln, Block 462, Singapore 190462
Phone: 9001 4266
9. Challenge Your Friends in Laser Tag
Have your friends or siblings been getting on your nerves lately? Challenge them to a game of laser tag for a perfect opportunity to take out your annoyance. Laser Ops offers laser tag games in an intense maze arena filled with black light and smoke effects, creating a thrilling atmosphere with ample opportunities for you to attack and defend. The place is open till 11pm on weekends, and each 20-minute ‘mission’ costs $18 on Friday evenings and weekends, and $15 at all other times.
You may find more information at their website here.
Address: 60A Orchard Rd, Singapore 238890
Hours: Mon-Fri 12pm-9pm, Sat-Sun 12pm-11pm
10. Spook Yourself with a Creepy Night Tour
Halloween is just around the corner, and what better ways are there to get into the spooky mood than with some creepy ghost-hunting at famous haunted spots? Oriental Travel & Tours’ 3 hours Creepy Tales of Singapore Tour lets you visit haunted sites with real ghost-hunting equipment, complete with ghost stories, candles, and a visit to the cemetery. The tour is not purely for entertainment either – you’ll get to hear lots of history facts along the way, so it’s definitely going to be a fun and educational time.
The tour is priced at $150 per pax, and can be booked through this link.
Creepy Tales of Singapore Tour
Meeting Point: Haw Par Villa MRT Station
Phone: 9729 6699
11. Have a Fun-Filled Night with Wildlife @ Night Safari
If you would like to catch some furry friends going about their business, the Night Safari is just the right place to you. Back with shortened operating hours, the world’s first night-time zoo offers an exclusive glimpse into the lives of nocturnal animals such as the Asian Lion, the Nile Hippo, and the Malayan Tiger. The popular ‘Creature of the Night’ show is back too, with four runs going from 6.45pm to 10pm.
The park currently has promotions going on, with up to 30% off admissions. Visit https://www.wrs.com.sg/en/night-safari for more details.
Address: 80 Mandai Lake Rd, Singapore 729826
Hours: Thu-Sun 7pm-11pm
12. Bounce Around on a Giant Net @ Jewel Canopy Park
Did you know that Jewel Changi Airport’s Canopy Park opens till 11pm on weekends and Public Holidays? The 14,000 sqm recreational space on the top floor of Jewel contains many interesting attractions such as the Discovery Slides, the Mirror Maze, and the Manulife Sky Nets, where you can leap and bounce while suspended 8 meters above the ground! If you’ve had a late dinner at Jewel, this could be the perfect activity to end off your night with lots of laughter and fun.
There’s currently a 20% off standard admissions promotion going on for DBS/POSB cardholders, so use that opportunity to explore the park now.
Jewel Canopy Park
Address: 78 Airport Blvd
Hours: Mon-Thu 10am-10pm, Fri-Sun 10am-11pm