24-Hour Activities in Singapore Way Cheaper Than Clubbing: 11 Things Night Owls Will Love
Singapore is truly the city that never sleeps. Need to buy something at night? Lots of malls stay open until 10pm. Hungry at 3am? Hit up one of the city’s many 24 hour eateries.
But what do you do when all the malls are closed? Don’t fret, there are tons of things to do even past midnight.
Top 11 late-night activities in Singapore that are open 24 hours
|Night cycling||$24 to $45 for bicycle rental|
|Shop at Don Don Donki||Free, depends on what you buy|
|Shop at Mustafa Centre||Free, depends on what you buy|
|Grocery shopping at NTUC, Cold Storage, Giant||Free, depends on what you buy|
|24-hour gym||From $8 per entry to $150 a month|
|Massage at a (clean) 24-hour spa||$22 to $38 for a 30-minute massage|
|24-hour prawning||$10 to $20 per hour|
|24-hour KTV||Around $25 for 3 hours on weekdays and up to $35.80 for 3 hours on weekends|
|Visit Jewel Changi||Free, depends on what you do|
|Play games at a 24-hour LAN shop||As low as $2 per hour|
|Late-night supper||Depending on what you eat|
1. Shop at Don Don Donki for Japanese snacks and products
Don Don Donki’s 2 outlets at City Square Mall and 100AM close at midnight. But its Orchard Central branch is open 24 hours.
While Don Don Donki is usually very crowded in the day, especially during the weekends, it’s quiet in the night so you can browse the never-ending shelves of Japanese snacks, beauty products and toys for as long as you want… Provided that you don’t get sick of the repetitive jingle that’s blasted through the store.
24-hour Don Don Donki in Singapore: 181 Orchard Road, B1 & B2, Orchard Central S(238896)
2. Go for late-night steamboat, dim sum and more
There are so many late night supper options in Singapore that prata is fast becoming obsolete. Skip the basic McDonald’s and go for these other mouth-watering options instead:
- Hai Di Lao: Open until 6am. 8 outlets islandwide at Plaza Singapura, Clarke Quay, 313 Somerset, Vivocity, Royal Square Novena, IMM, The Seletar Mall and Bedok Mall.
- Swee Choon Dim Sum Restaurant: Open till 6am from Wed to Mon. 183-191 Jalan Besar S(208882)
- Joo Seng Teochew Porridge: Open until 4am. 14 Cheong Chin Nam Road S(599738)
- Beach Road Scissor Cut Curry Rice: Open until 3.30am. 229 Jalan Besar S(208905)
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3. Check out “hipster” Mustafa Centre
At Mustafa, you can buy just about anything, from cameras and designer watches to sacks of rice and suitcases.
Things are more affordable here than most shopping malls, so you can score some good deals if you manage to find them in the great maze of Mustafa.
24-hour Mustafa Centre address: 145 Syed Alwi Road, S(207704)
4. Go grocery shopping at 24-hour NTUC Fairprice, Cold Storage and Giant supermarkets
There’s no need to rush to the supermarket after work. NTUC Fairprice, Cold Storage and Giant now have numerous 24 hour outlets that let you do the groceries whenever you want.
So, instead of heading for your default supper of prata, do the groceries and whip up a meal at home while everyone else is asleep.
24-hour NTUC Fairprice outlets: Check out this directory of all the Fairprice outlets, 24-hour ones have opening hours listed as 12 am to 11.59pm.
24-hour Cold Storage branches: There are 7 24-hour Cold Storage branches at Rail Mall, Holland Village, Jelita (Holland Road), Siglap V, NEX, Aperia, Cluny Court. To see exact addresses, visit Cold Storage page on store locations and filter “Open 24 hours”.
24-hour Giant supermarket outlets: For Giant, almost half of the outlets are 24 hours. Find a 24-hour Giant near you on the store locator on their website.
5. Work out at a 24 hour gym
Never have time to exercise during the day? Become a member of a gym with 24 hour branches and you’ll be able to lift weights or run on a treadmill at 4am. As an added bonus, there won’t be much competition for the showers at such hours.
Gyms with 24-hour outlets include Gymm Boxx, Platinum Fitness, 24X Fitness and Anytime Fitness, with Gymm Boxx charging non-members a very cheap one-time entry fee of $8. On the other end of the scale, Anytime Fitness charges non-members $30 per entry.
24-hour Gym Boxx outlets: $8 per entry. Bedok Point, Bishan, JCube, Century Square, Keat Hong, Kebun Baru. View full addresses on Gymm Boxx’s website.
24-hour Anytime Fitness outlets: $80 to $100 a month (excluding admin fees). This chain of 24-hour gyms are dotted all around Singapore, so you’ll most likely have one located near where you live. See detailed addresses at Anytime Fitness’ website.
24-hour Platinum Fitness outlet: $150 per month. 6A Shenton Way, OUE Downtown Gallery, #B1- 04/05, S(068815)
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6. Night cycling through Singapore’s park connectors
Thanks to the numerous park connectors that enable you to ride your bicycle without worrying about aggressive drivers, night cycling is now more enjoyable than ever.
Simply cycle on the pavement or road to the nearest park connector, and you’ll be able to ride alongside scenic waterways and greenery. Don’t forget your helmet and lights when cycling at night!
If you don’t have your own bicycle, you can also rent one from a number of 24-hour bicycle rental shops. 2 of them are located in ECP, while the other 2 are in the downtown area.
24-hour bicycle rental shops in Singapore
|24-hour bicycle rental||Opening hours||Whole night rental|
|The Bicycle Hut |
1 North Bridge Road, B1-57 High Street Centre S(179094)
|10 am to 8 pm Tues to Sun||$45 for 7pm to 10am|
|Hello, Bicycle! |
261 Waterloo St, Waterloo Centre #02-03 S(180261)
|9 am to 9 pm daily||$40 for 24 hours (next day return)|
|Coastline Leisure (Area E and Area B carparks)||Open 24 hours daily||$24 per bike for 7pm to 7am|
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7. Go to a massage at a (clean) 24-hour spa
Lots of spas in Singapore now open 24 hours or at least stay open until the wee hours of the morning. There’s nothing more relaxing than getting a long, luxurious massage and then walking out into the night, unmolested by daytime crowds and traffic.
Some 24-hour spas include Le Spa, Grand Spa, G.Spa, Herbal Footcare and Natureland. Spas typically charge about $22 to $30 for a 30 minute-long foot massage or $38 or more for a 30 minute-long full body massage.
8. Go prawning
Prawning is an activity that seems completely pointless but is actually strangely therapeutic, especially if you’ve got fellow night owls with whom to share a few rounds of Tiger Beer. Most prawning places are open 24 hours.
There is a surprising abundance of fishing or prawning centres in Singapore, with charges tending to range from $10 to $20 an hour depending on how many hours you stay there.
Top 24-hour prawning spots in Singapore:
- Prawning at Orto: 81 Lorong Chencharu #01-09 S(769198)
- Hai Bin at Punggol: 6 Tebing Ln, #01-04, S(828835)
- Riviera Prawn Fishing: 60 Punggol E #01-11, Golf Club, S(828825)
- ATC Fishing Village @ Jurong Hill: 241 Jln Ahmad Ibrahim S(629143)
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9. Sing cheesy old pop songs at 24-hour KTVs
Long after all the “cool” bars have closed, some karaoke lounges stay open for crooners looking to continue the party.
On Sundays to Thursdays, Party World’s Liang Court branch closes at 6am and charges $22.10 nett per person for 2 hours, $25.70 for 3 hours and $28 for 4 hours, including two normal drinks and one alcohol drink. Prepare to pay $25.20/$31.60/$35.80 on Fridays and Saturdays for 2/3/4 hours respectively.
Manekineko at Orchard Cineleisure also stays open till 6am, and charges $18 nett per person for 2 hours and $25 for 3 hours from Sunday to Thursday, with a free flow of soft and hot drinks. Prices rise to $28/$35 on Fridays and Saturdays.
10. Visit Jewel Changi without jostling with mad crowds
Are the crowds at Jewel Changi holding you back from visiting? An easy solution to that is to go when the whole world is sleeping. Many fast food joints and cafes in Jewel are open 24 hours, such as Starbucks, Subway, KOI Signature, Paris Baguette Signature and Toast Box.
Jewel Changi is adjoined to Terminal 1 of Changi Airport.
11. Play games at a 24-hour LAN shop
Gaming at LAN shops is one of the cheapest paid activities you can participate it in Singapore. So pull up a chair at a terminal, place your hand on that Razer mouse, put that headset on and get ready for an adrenaline-filled night.
LAN shops or cybercafes can charge as little as $2 an hour, and if you’re a frequent gamer or planning on warming your seat a little longer, you might even be able to lower the price further by purchasing a package. At Parklane Shopping Mall, which is one of the biggest LAN gaming hotspots in Singapore, you can find LAN shops that are open 24 hours.
24-hour LAN shops in Singapore
- Khakabo: #01-58 Burlington Square, 175 Bencoolen St, S(189649)
- Clique Gaming Cyber Cafe LAN shop: 35 Selegie Rd, B1-16 Parklane shopping Mall, S(188307)
- Spot On Gaming: 35 Selegie Road, #B1-35 Parklane Shopping Mall S(188307)
- Crossfire LAN Gaming Shop: 337 Bedok Rd S(469514)
- GG Entertainment: Golden Wall Centre, 89 Short Street, #B1-14, S(188216)
Still can’t sleep? Bore yourself with admin
If the reason you’re not asleep is insomnia, get some admin done so you’ll have more time for yourself in the day.
Most banks, telcos Singtel, Starhub and M1, as well as SP Services maintain 24 hour hotlines so you can call them to get your credit card fees waived, check on the payment status of your bills and so on.
What are your favourite late-night activities? Share them in the comments!