It’s Friday night. You’re stuck in your HDB pining for a social life. You’re not a clubber, you’re possibly allergic to alcohol and endless supper nights are giving you an unnecessary bulge. What’s left?
Surprisingly, there are places in Singapore that are open 24 hours; especially useful for the insomniac or the person who’s up for a no-sleep challenge.
A haven for locals and tourists alike, Mustafa Centre has everything you want and need. The storefront itself is littered with shelves and shelves of just stuff. They have products ranging from unique snacks, groceries, electronics and fashion.
If shopping isn’t one of the ideal late night activities for you to do, consider playing hide and seek in the store. If you’re a shopaholic? Even better. You’ll probably walk out with more things than you aimed to buy in the first place.
Mustafa Shopping Centre: 145 Syed Alwi Road, Singapore 207704 | Website
Feeling competitive but can’t carry a tune? Well, you could pop by Decathlon Kallang and have a casual game of “let’s secretly play football indoors and not buy anything”.
It’s a maze of sports equipment, apparel and people. Hopefully not at the hour you’re planning to go at.
Why not drop by and get a load of new gym equipment, or maybe if you’re feeling extremely YOLO, buy a bicycle and then go for a night cycle? That’s an idea.
Decathlon – Singapore Lab: 230 Stadium Boulevard, Singapore 397799 | Website | Tel: 6513 9174
Prawning isn’t a late night activity that’s foreign to night-owls. It kills two birds with one stone – feeds your stomach, plus you get to hang with friends.
It might get pretty crowded especially on the weekends, but since prawns are constantly being “freed” into the ponds, you’re probably going to be fine.
Hai Bin Prawning (Punggol): 6 Tebing Lane, #01-04m Singapore 828835 | Tel: 6447 8693 | Website
Hai Bin Prawning (Sembawang): 301 Canberra Road #01-08, Singapore 759774 | Tel: 6261 7226
Whoever thought a visit to the spa could become one of the many late night activities?
G.Spa is the perfect place to pamper yourself after a long day in the office or it’s another alternative to bringing your mum out on a short “getaway” without the travel hassle!
It’s luxurious decor instantly makes you feel like a queen.
The spa is complete with hot and cold pools, steam baths and saunas in addition to their massages and treatments. With its many designated rooms and services, anyone and everyone can feel relaxed on a weekday.
G.Spa Singapore: 102 Guillemard Road #02-02, Singapore 399719 | Tel: 6280 8988 | Website
With all the hype around the newest Jewel Changi Airport, the best time to visit will definitely be in the middle of the night.
Although most of the attractions close by 3am, you’ll still be able to grab your Instagram-worthy shot without (hopefully!) having to photoshop half the Singaporean population out.
Plus you don’t have to get too annoyed with the snaking queues for the newer restaurants that just opened up. Add this to your list of late night activities if you have yet to check this gem of a place!
Jewel Changi Airport: 78 Airport Boulevard, Singapore 819666 | Website | Tel: +65 6956 9898
I dub Don Don Donki the Japanese version of Mustafa because, again, it has every Japanese product you could possibly want.
Not only does it satisfy your late night snack cravings (it could even be considered a new supper spot!) especially with the delicatessen, gelato machines and even a bar, you can shop for groceries and stock up on Japanese skin care products.
Oh, don’t forget to dance through the aisles to their continuously playing theme song while you’re at it.
Don Don Donki: 181 Orchard Road, B1 and B2, Orchard Central, Singapore 238896 | Tel: 6444 2422 | Website
With the endless amount of karaoke places in Singapore, we’d assume we could camp overnight in more than one and sing till we’re hoarse.
Now you can, at the Cash Studio branch in Cuppage Plaza.
With Cash Studio’s affordable rates, it’s the best place for you to rock out with the whole family, have your own emo night with your friends drinking non-alcoholic drinks and eating snacks or just plain ol’ falling asleep.
Cash Studio Cuppage: 160 Orchard Road, Cuppage Plaza, Singapore 238842 | Website | Tel: 6533 0090
If your payday’s in, and you’re willing to try something completely different from just buying 4D or trying your luck at TOTO, swing by the casino at Resorts World Sentosa.
Unlike most late night activities, casual wear isn’t allowed at this one. No slippers and singlets for those of you who are the prata eating, teh o drinking sort. There’s a whole list of regulations here.
If you can find it in yourself to dress up at an ungodly hour of the night, why not come down and be a baller for a day? What do you have to lose?
Resorts World Sentosa Casino: 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269 | Website | Tel: 6577 8899
In the 90s, running to the LAN shop with an extra t-shirt after school was such a trend. No need for that now, especially since Khakabo, is open 24-hours.
Uncomfortable computer chairs are a thing of a past in this LAN gaming shop. They’ve been replaced with individual sofas. No more dark, dingy smoky dens; instead it’s clean, well-lit and an overall comfortable environment to get your “double-kill” on.
The best part? It’s only S$2 an hour.
Khakabo: 175 Bencoolen Street, #01-58, Burlington Square, Singapore 189649 | Tel: 8128 0922
Perhaps you’re wide awake and you have just enough adrenalin to warrant a late night workout with your buddies. Problem is, you don’t all have access to a 24-hour gym.
Made up of recycled shipping containers, The Gym Pod was designed for both privacy and convenience.
Each pod is furnished with modern equipment; perfect for those who are just starting out their gym journey or even for a fitness buff who’s looking to train their friends. Two to three people are allowed in one pod each time.
CCTV cameras and blinds are installed in each pod, providing the privacy that you’d appreciate at that ungodly hour.
All you have to do is download The Gym Pod mobile application, sign up and select the date and time that you’re looking to get your fitness game on. Off-peak period prices are at S$2.50 per 30-minute session or book a whole pod with your friends for S$7.
The Gym Pod (JT Launchpad @ Ayer Rajah): Between 79 Ayer Rajah Crescent, Singapore 139955 and Timbre+
The Gym Pod (Changi City Point): 5 Changi Business Park Central 1, Singapore 486038 Located right outside Changi City Point | Website
With all these new 24 hour options, it’s time to start rescheduling all your weekday gatherings and turning them into weeknight ones. You have the option of being whoever you want – from gym buff in training to broke baller by Sunday morning.
Early nights who? I’m more of a “make-eyebags-trendy” sort of person. We wrote another article about late night activities in Singapore which you can check out as well.