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Nightlife in Singapore

If you Google images of Singapore, chances are you’ll find one of the city’s skyline at night. And the images don’t lie – Singapore does have a vibrant nightlife. Sure, most shops and hawker stalls close by 10pm, but there’s still quite a bit you can do in Singapore even at midnight.

Shopping after hours

For one, Singapore is one of the few places in the world where you can do your grocery shopping at any time of the day. And not just at tiny convenience stores either – we’re talking fully stocked supermarkets like Cold Storage, Giant and NTUC Fairprice that have several outlets open 24/7. If you’re looking for more than just groceries, then head over to Mustafa Centre – a department store that prides itself in selling everything from electronics to perfume, all under one roof. Best thing about this is, you’ll get to skip the rowdy day crowd and no queues at the checkout.


Late night supper spots

As a quintessential food paradise, you can definitely expect some of the most popular food stalls in Singapore to be open even in the wee hours of the morning. You can find many popular supper hotspots all over Singapore serving an eclectic mix of food, from Indian Muslim-run eateries serving Roti Prata (a Singapore iconic dish) to Chinese noodle houses and dessert stalls even at 2am in the morning – especially on weekends. Try the bak kut the (pork ribs soup) at Outram Park Ya Hua Rou Gu Cha, which is found along Keppel Road, for some peppery soupy goodness. Or if you fancy some Korean fried chicken, head to Chicken Up at Tanjong Pagar for some finger licking yums.


Bars & clubs

Most bars and clubs are located in close proximity to city’s Central Business District in the south of Singapore. Even on weeknights, you’ll spot many working professionals chilling out over a couple of beers at one of the many bars in town. Others may be partying the night away, particularly on Wednesdays’ Ladies’ Nights, at Zouk Singapore and St. James Power Station. If you’re looking for something more exotic, head over to Sentosa’s beach clubs to party by the sand and sea. Within Resorts World Sentosa, you can head to The Rock Bar within Hard Rock Hotel for a relaxing tipple or two.


Late night dance music festivals

There have been, in recent years, a growing number of dance music festivals like Ultra Singapore that cumulatively attract thousands of tourists every year. Nevertheless, ask any Singaporean dance parties, and ZoukOut Singapore will undoubtedly be the first one that comes to their mind. As Asia’s largest dance music festival at the beach, ZoukOut Singapore has become the industry standard for the region’s dusk-to-dawn parties, and an annual affair that marks the end of every year for many revellers.


Alcohol rules

While out partying, do note that drinking alcoholic beverages in public (outside licensed establishments) after 10.30pm is illegal under the Liquor Control (Supply and Consumption) Act. At licensed premises, boozing hours depend on each establishment so find out the timings before you have a tipple – less you run afoul of the law.

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