15 Budget-Friendly Offbeat Things To Do in S’pore at Night

Thinking of exploring Singapore at nighttime? Don’t fret, there are plenty of things to do at night in the Lion City and they don’t have to cost a buck. You can try various activities in the evening that are budget-friendly and full of fun.

Singapore has a lot of things to offer to people of all ages and interests. It might be a costly city to live in, but there are loads of free activities you can do while here. All you need is to make your own research and look for these exciting things.

What to do in Singapore at night? Not all people are morning persons and like strolling around at daytime while it is too hot and humid. After the sun sets and the wether cools down, the city comes alive as well. So, if you love staying up late, then try these unique activities at night in Singapore that will surely keep you occupied:

1. Walk through Southern Ridges

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Escape the urban jungle and head over to Southern Ridges. This 9-kilometer trail takes visitors through Mt. Faber Park, West Coast Park, Kent Bridge Park, and Telok Blangah Hill Park. It is a perfect spot for natural scenery and fine art as it consists of striking connection bridges, like the iconic Henderson Waves. The picturesque view will leave you in awe, especially at night when the soft lighting creates an impressive atmosphere.

  • Location: Henderson Road, Southern Ridges, Bukit Merah, Singapore 159557

2. Catch the light show at Gardens by the Bay

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This never goes old! Come and be impressed with the magical supertrees at Gardens by the Bay. Each night, Gardens by the Bay holds a free light show, called Garden Rhapsody, for everyone. The light show changes depending on the season and festivities. You will certainly enjoy the dazzling display combined with beautiful lights and music. What a way to just relax your mind and witness a lovely show!

  • Location: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
  • Website: gardensbythebay.com.sg

3. Watch a movie under the night sky

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Have you ever tried watching a movie outdoors? If not, now is the time to try it. For an old-school open-air movie experience, check out MovieMob, Sunset Cinema, or Singapore Open Air Cinema Club. Some offer free movie screenings, so it is best to check their websites first. Grab a mat and chill, for this is going to be a fun and memorable experience with your family or friends.

4. Go all the way up to Esplanade Rooftop Terrace

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Bask in the beauty of Singapore night skyline at Esplanade Rooftop Terrace. Not only is Esplanade a go-to place for free live performances, but also offers a private hideout if you want to loosen up or enjoy the views in a quieter place. Go up the escalators to the top floor and you will discover this hideout. You will surely fall in love with the incredible scenery from the top.

  • Location: Esplanade – Theatres On The Bay,  1 Esplanade Dr, Singapore 038981
  • Website: esplanade.com

5. Check out MAAD Flea

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Experience a hipster night with your buddies at MAAD in Red Dot Design Museum. MAAD means Market of Artists and Designers. It is the country’s biggest recurring creative marketplace, which started in 2006. You’ll see different works of art by young local artists. In addition, now that the Museum relocated to the Marina Bay Waterfront Promenade, there is a MAAD Flea almost every Saturday or Sunday of each month, from 3 to 10 pm. Definitely, all art lovers will appreciate the booming creative scene here.

  • Location: 11 Marina Boulevard, Red Dot Design Museum, Singapore 018940
  • Website: museum.red-dot.sg/maad

6. Experience night cycling

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Prepare your helmets and cycling lights for a great night adventure. Some destinations are better explored in the evening because it is less crowded and feels cooler. Try night cycling in Singapore and enjoy the breeze. Not only you can see some great spots, rather be able to exercise, too. In case you do not own a bicycle, you can join the bike-sharing bandwagon or simply rent one. A few of the favorite cycling places are Changi Village, Ulu Sembawang Park Connector, and Punggol Waterway.

7. Keep the good times rolling with cosmic bowling

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Bust your bowling moves at Orchid Bowl or SuperBowl. Night outs do not always involve alcohol or clubbing. Cosmic bowling or commonly known as glow-in-the-dark bowling is an ideal activity for you and your friends. You get to bowl with luminous pins and balls in a cosmic setting with matching dance music and disco lights. For only SGD 30, you can up your bowling skills as well as enjoy a nightlife.

  • Location: 9 Sentul Crescent #05-03 Singapore 828654
  • Facebook: http://facebook.com/pg/orchidbowl
  • Website: orchidbowl.com.sg

8. Play board games at Mind Cafe

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Bond with your favorite people at Mind Cafe and play board games all you want. This cafe closes as late as 6 AM every Friday and Saturday, so you have the luxury of time to keep playing various board games. It is absolutely a great way to bond and be together with your family or friends.

  • Location: 60 Prinsep St, Singapore 188664
  • Website: themindcafe.com.sg

9. Unleash your inner racer self at The Karting Arena

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Increase your adrenaline levels and go night karting at The Karting Arena. Experience car racing like no other and challenge your friends at a Grand Prix. In fact, The Karting Arena is Singapore’s first-ever electric go-kart track. One fun karting session is priced at SGD 45 and lasts for eight minutes with a maximum of 10 karts on track. There is nothing to worry about for the whole experience is fun, fast, and safe.

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  • Location: 200 Turf Club Road, #01-01B, The Grandstand, South Car Park, Singapore 287994
  • Facebook: http://facebook.com/thekartingarena
  • Website: thekartingarena.com

10. Feast on delectable food at the pasar malam

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Head out to a pasar malam or night market for a wide range of food selections. It is always a good idea to eat out, especially at night when you want to satisfy your cravings. There are tons of hawker stalls to choose from, so you will never run out of mouth-watering dishes to try. A food trip in the evening can be an interesting way to end your day, just make sure not to sleep right away. During festivities such as CNY, you can find a pasar malam just outside Punggol MRT open from 7pm to 11 pm.

11. Have a late picnic at Singapore Botanic Gardens

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Pack all your picnic essentials and visit Singapore Botanic Gardens. This breathtaking attraction is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, making it a popular spot in the entire country.  It takes pride in its huge selection of extraordinary, rare plants from across the globe. Aside from going on a picnic, you can also watch free lively shows at the Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage. Keep an eye on their schedule.

  • Location: 1 Cluny Rd, Singapore 259569
  • Website: sbg.org.sg

12. Stroll along at Keppel Bridge

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Take a stroll at the stunning Keppel Bridge with the people closest to your heart. Ride the MRT from Harbourfront, take Exit B, and walk through Telok Blangah Road for approximately eight minutes. Then you will see the entrance to Keppel Island on the left. Enter from there and head to Marina at Keppel Bay. It is a perfect time to unwind on a breezy night and have a quiet time.

  • Location: 2 Keppel Bay Vista, Singapore 098382

13. Witness the light and water show at Marina Bay

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Be enthralled with the captivating Spectra, a laser display, at Marina Bay’s Event Plaza. You can watch this spectacular 15-minute show for free. So, it is totally a fantastic moment to see the colorful visual arts, special lighting effects, and dancing water fountains unfold before your eyes.

  • Location: 10 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018956
  • Website: marinabaysands.com

14. Shop ’til you drop at Mustafa Centre

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Hit the Mustafa Centre in Little India for a late night shopping experience at extremely affordable prices. Be sure to have enough cash and energy to buy all you want when you are in this shopping haven. Everything you need, from electronics to skincare to clothing, is here. You just have to be aware not to get lost or loose track of time. This is definitely the place to be for the best offline bargains.

  • Location: 145 Syed Alwi Road, Singapore 207704
  • Website: mustafa.com.sg

15. See an indie film at The Screening Room

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For an alternative movie experience, go to a hidden gem in Ann Siang Hill. You can watch indie films as well as Hollywood flicks as late as 4 AM in this cozy private cinema. Just spend a minimum of SGD 15 on food and drinks to be able to buy a movie ticket at The Screening Room.

  • Location: 12 Ann Siang Rd, Singapore 069692
  • Facebook: www.facebook.com/screeningroom.sg
  • Website: screeningroom.com.sg

Notable night activities to try

These activities mentioned above are just some of the best ones to do at night when in Singapore. Certainly, you will enjoy your time doing these with your family or friends. Most of these are free, so there is nothing to lose if you try them out at least once.

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