Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Singapore After Dark


When you think of exciting night-time destinations, Singapore may not historically have been on your shortlist, however the Lion City has well and truly grown up, with a range of eclectic experiences that suit all tastes and budgets. While many automatically associate Singapore with popular day activities like the Singapore Zoo, Sentosa and shopping, it’s when the sun goes down and the temperature drops, that you find almost a different city coming to life, but still packed with world-class attractions, cutting edge bars and dining options.

Here are some of our favourite activities to discover once the sun goes down:

1-Altitude Bar: Situated 282m above ground, take in breathtaking views of the Singapore cityscape whilst tantilising your tastebuds with their refreshing signature cockatil, the ‘Zen Breeze’, made with vodka, green tea, lemongrass and mint.

Night Safari: Spot nocturnal animals and wildlife at the world’s first night safari park. Sit back in a train, go on a walking trail with leopards or watch the creatures of the night show!

Hawker Food: For the real authentic taste of Singapore, visit any of the local hawker centres and outdoor alfresco dining areas scattered across the city. Try Boon Tat Street for famous satay, Makansutra’s Gluttons Bay for more iconic dishes like Hainanese Chicken Rice or Char Kway Teow, or be adventurous and head farther afield to suburban Chomp Chomp, a local favourite.

Late Night Shopping: Open 24 hours, shop up a storm at Mustafa Centre in Little India, buying anything from shampoo, to perfume or even a car! 

Supper: Travellers can enjoy a late night sweet treat at one of the many cafes, which are open around the clock, such as award winning favourite 2am Dessert Bar, run by Chef Janice Wong. Try their signature dish: cassis plum – a Monet-style masterpiece comprising cassis bombe, elderflower yoghurt foam, plum liqueur and bamboo shoot delight.

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