5 Must-Do ‘After Dark’ bucket list experiences in Singapore
1. Gardens by the Bay
Gardens by the Bay is an iconic ‘only in Singapore’ attraction set over 101 hectares. Located in the heart of the city, the awe-inspiring attraction includes the Supertree Grove, Far East Organisation Children’s Garden and two enclosed domes.
Open till 9pm, The Cloud Forest is a mysterious world veiled in mist, where guests can take in breathtaking mountain views surrounded by diverse vegetation, as well as learn about rare plants and the environment. Listed as the largest glass greenhouse in the world by 2015 Guinness World Records, guests to the Flower Dome can immerse themselves in a beautiful world of plants and flowers from the Mediterranean and semi-arid regions.
Be sure to catch the Garden Rhapsody Sound & Light Show each night at 7.45pm or 8.45pm. The Supertrees dazzle nightly with a myriad of festive colours and sound, set against the backdrop of Singapore’s skyline. www.gardensbythebay.com.sg
2. Night Safari and Rainforest Lumina
Located right next door to the Singapore Zoo, the Night Safari is a safari park for nocturnal animals (a world’s first, by the way). Hop on-board the tram for a 40-minute up-close journey with lions, tigers, tapirs, deers and more. Singapore Zoo has also just launched its Rainforest Lumina attraction – a 1km trail featuring interactive light and sound installations showcasing animals such as orangutans, pangolins and flying foxes. www.wrs.com.sg/en/night-safari/
3. Marina Bay Night Tour
Let’s Go Bike Singapore offers cycling tours with a local guide for travellers to take in all that Singapore has to offer in an exciting way. Pedal your way through cultural neighbourhoods, take in the diverse architecture and even sample local cuisine. The Marina Bay Night Tour means you can enjoy the cooler night breeze and beautiful scenery at dusk! www.letsgobikesingapore.com
4. Hawker experience: Boon Tat Street
Singapore is famous for being the best place to indulge in authentic local fare, with over 100 hawker centres found across the island. When night falls, enjoy Singapore’s famous “satay street” where this portion of Boon Tat Street, adjacent to Lau Pat Sat food centre, is closed between 7pm – 2am every night. Order from various stalls selling mouth-watering satay and other Malay delights like mee goreng and barbecued chicken wings, all while enjoying your meal under the stars.
5. Shopping heaven
Singapore is a paradise for must-have international fashion, hip boutiques and a whole lot more. Indulge in heritage brands and uncover the local design scene, led by homegrown and internationally-recognised designers. Visit international flagship stores along Orchard Road for luxury brands, including Louis Vuitton, Gucci and Victoria’s Secret. Head to Singapore’s ethnic enclaves, such as Chinatown and the Mustafa Centre (open 24-hours) in Little India, for a Singapore-inspired gifts of different cultural origins and influences. The edgy and spirited Haji Lane is also sure to excite shoppers with a taste for independent hip boutiques and quirky small shops. Browse quirky collections from independent brands Supermama, In Good Company and Naiise. www.visitsingapore.com/en_au/singapore-shopping/