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Singapore After Sunset

There’s something interesting to do for all in the Lion City – even after the sun goes down

Singapore’s nightlife scene is more than just about dinner, bars, and clubbing. Here are some unique itinerary suggestions for your clients who want to get the most out of the city at night.

 

Relax & Unwind

Watch a film outdoors

Sunset Cinema [Photo: Sunset Cinema Tanjong Beach]

 

From this year, visitors can look forward to experiencing Singapore’s first ever annual open-air silent cinema, which is slated to launch over two consecutive weekends (5 to 14 May 2017) on Tanjong Beach, Sentosa. Sunset Cinema is all about award-winning new release films such as Jackie (starring Natalie Portman) and The Founder (with Michael Keaton), as well as great beats by DJs helming the decks, delicious food and drinks, and stunning sunsets. Audio for the film itself will be broadcast via noise-cancelling wireless headphones which guests will receive upon entry. All films start at 7:30pm and tickets cost S$29.80 each. Discounts are available for large group bookings.

Address: 120 Tanjong Beach Walk, Sentosa, Email: info@groundswell.com.sg ​

 

Get a rubdown

Conveniently located near shopping hot spot Haji Lane and the iconic Sultan Mosque in Singapore’s Kampong Glam district, Rule of Thumb lets visitors revive and recharge with its reasonably-priced spa services. From deep tissue to traditional Chinese herbal massage, the hour-long treatments cost S$60, but some, like the 5-in-1 therapy (head, shoulder, neck, back, and hand), cost just S$15 for a 10-minute session. Other services such as facials, manicures, pedicures, and ear candling are also available. The spa stays open until 4am daily (last appointment is at 3am).

Address: 289 Beach Road, #01-01; Tel: +65 6295 5000; Email: booking@ruleofthumb.sg

 

Stay Active

Try Cosmic Bowling

Orchid Bowl [Photo: Orchid Bowl]

 

Not only does Punggol have its own offshore nature park (the 50-hectare Coney Island), gorgeous waterways, and heaps of cafes and eateries, it also has a bowling alley at SAFRA Punggol’s Orchid Bowl, which features 24 lanes and offers late-night bowling sessions on Friday and Saturday. Known as 'Cosmic Bowling', the experience centres around great dance music, disco lights, and luminous balls and pins. Cosmic Bowling runs from 7pm to 3am, and rates are S$26 per hour per lane on Fridays and S$30 per hour per lane on Saturdays. On other days, Orchid Bowl closes at 1am.

Address: 9 Sentul Crescent, #05-03 Orchid Bowl @ SAFRA Punggol; Tel: +65 6385 6801; Email: ob_sp@orchidbowl.com.sg

 

After-dark cycling

LifeStyle Bike N Skate is one of few bicycle rental companies that stays open for night cycling enthusiasts; its outlet at East Coast Park (Carpark C4) operates 24 hours, seven days a week, while overnight rental is available at pit stops located in neighbourhoods like Changi Beach and Pasir Ris Town Park. Rates start as low as S$3 per bike per hour, and special rates can be arranged for group bookings.

Address: 1030 East Coast Parkway, East Coast Park Carpark 4; Tel: +65 6543 2827; Email: event@lifestylerecreation.com.sg

Pit stops where overnight rental is available:

  • Changi Beach Carpark 1 (Changi Nicoll Drive) – 260 Nicoll Drive
  • Sunplaza Park – 30 Tampines Avenue 7
  • Pasir Ris Town Park – 45 Pasir Ris Drive 3

 

Adrenaline rush in a gravity ride

Sentosa Luge & Skyride

 

The Skyline Sentosa Luge is an attraction on Sentosa that combines an exciting chairlift ride (the Skyline element) that offers a bird's eye view of the Singapore skyline as well as the South China Sea, with a wheeled gravity ride where riders navigate tracks designed with hairpin corners and slopes (the Luge element). Available till 9:30pm daily, the experience also offers a Luge and Skyride combo where riders take the chairlift to the highest point of the ride then hop into a luge to discover either the 688-metre Dragon Trail or the 628-metre Jungle Trail. Luge and Skyride combos start from S$18 per person (applies to ages six and up), and various ride deals for families and large groups are available. To ride solo, participants must be taller than 110cm. Children under 110cm can ride tandem with a paying adult.

Address: 45 Siloso Beach Walk, Sentosa; Tel: +65 6274 0472; Email: fabian.lee@skylineluge.com (Fabian)

 

Pure Entertainment

Thrill the senses

Wings of Time [Photo: Danny Santos]

 

Best for families, Wings of Time is a permanent, multi-sensory night show set against the open sea off Sentosa. With its backdrop of an impressive water screen, this visual feast presents a storyline featuring Shahbaz, a prehistoric bird-like creature and its adventures across the world with its friends. The tale is conveyed through stunning multimedia effects, including 3D projection mapping, pyrotechnics, giant water jets, and lasers. Show times are 7:40pm and 8:40pm daily and standard ticket rates are S$18 per person (adult or child). Trade discounts are available for large group bookings.

Address: Beach View, Sentosa; Tel: +65 6736 8672; Email: enquiry@mountfaber.com.sg

 

Take a walk on the wild side

Night Safari

 

Animal lovers will love the Night Safari. Widely known as the world's first wildlife park for nocturnal animals, Night Safari (located next to the Singapore Zoo) features over 1,000 creatures which visitors can try to spot on a guided tram ride across six geographical zones, including the Himalayan Foothills and Equatorial Africa. For those who are more active, the four walking trails are just as interesting; your clients can look out for big cats like leopards as well as animals like the slow loris, spotted hyenas, and white-lipped pythons.

Also, be sure to add the Creatures of the Night Show (7:30pm, 8:30pm, 9:30pm, and 10:30pm – the latter is only for Fridays, Saturdays, and eve of public holidays) – a highly interactive, 20-minute spectacle where one will be able to observe the night-time creatures and their unique behaviour and skills. Do note that since it’s free-seating in the Amphitheatre, visitors are advised to make their way to the venue at least 30 minutes before showtime to avoid disappointment.

The park is open from 7:15pm to 12 midnight daily (last ticket sale is at 11:15pm), and tickets start from S$45 per adult and S$30 per child. Discounts are available for large group bookings.

Address: 80 Mandai Lake Road; Tel: +65 6269 3411; Email: siti.nurhuda@wrs.com.sg (Siti)

 

Enjoy a music and light show

After a day exploring Gardens by the Bay, the award-winning 101-hectare horticultural destination, visitors should stay on for the dazzling Garden Rhapsody show. Taking place daily at 7:45pm and 8:45pm, this awe-inspiring light and sound show illuminates the 25- to 50-metre tall, futuristic-looking Supertrees that dominate the Garden's landscape, promising an experience your guests are sure to remember. Best of all, the show is free of charge. It’s free seating on the grounds of the Supertree Grove, so visitors should arrive early to snag a good spot.

Address: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Supertree Grove; Tel: +65 6420 6848; Email: feedback@gardensbythebay.com.sg

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