An Insomniac’s Guide To What You Can Do At Night In Singapore When You Can’t Fall Asleep

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The first thing that springs to mind when we mention Singapore’s nightlife is clubs, clubs and more clubs. For the hardcore partygoers out there, that may sound like plenty of fun but at the same time, a whole night of getting high and wasted may not be everyone’s cup of tea.

For those of you who would like a break from all the clubbing jios, we have some good news for you: Singapore’s nightlife does not just involve clubbing and there are a number of other fun and fulfilling activities that you can do at night in Singapore.

With that, here are a few of our favourite things to do when the sky turns dark and we can’t fall asleep.

COSMIC BOWLINGPhoto Credit: The Fun Empire 


You may have tried bowling, but have you tried cosmic bowling? It is a completely different experience altogether and we find it absolutely mesmerising to watch those neon-hued balls roll down the lanes. Get together a bunch of friends and challenge each other to see who gets a better score!

One place we recommend you to go to for cosmic bowling is The Fun Empire.

5B Guillemard Road
Level 3 Wing Fong Building
Singapore 399685
Tel: +65 6515 4146
Daily: 9am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Kallang



The popular Japanese discount king store was all over the news in 2017 because they had finally opened an outlet in sunny Singapore. This megastore sells a plethora of things such as food, household items, makeup and novelty items. We also love how it is open 24-hours so that we can do some late night shopping when insomnia strikes.

Orchard Central, B1 & B2
181 Orchard Road
Singapore 238896
Tel: +65 6444 2422
Daily: 24-hours
Nearest Station: Somerset

swee choon


It would be a complete crime for us to leave out food from this list! Having supper is our number one favourite thing to when we can’t fall asleep at night and we are always on the lookout for places that open into the wee hours of the night to curb our hunger pangs.

One of our favourites, albeit mainstream, is the famous Swee Choon. Located in the heart of Jalan Besar, Swee Choon Tim Sum Restaurant is a humble dim sum eatery that offers a wide array of scrumptious dim sum that is affordably priced. Its long queues may be quite a pain but we promise you that it is well worth it!

Swee Choon Tim Sum Restaurant 
191 Jalan Besar
Singapore 208882
Tel: +65 6225 7788
Mon to Sat: 11am – 2.30pm, 6pm – 6am
Sun: 10am – 3pm, 6pm – 6am
(Closed on Tuesdays)
Nearest Station: Farrer Park

Chai Chee Pork Porridge

Nestled within the folds of Bedok 85 Fengshan Centre is Chai Chee Pork Porridge, a humble porridge stall which is open till 2 am every day. They offer a selective but enticing range of porridge dishes, with their speciality being their pork porridge. A standard-sized bowl features a massive portion of velvety smooth porridge with a side of crispy dough fritters.

Chai Chee Pork Porridge 
85 Bedok North Street 4
85 Fengshan Centre #01-23
Singapore 460085
Tel: +65 9672 0521
Daily: 5pm – 2am
Nearest Station: Bedok

Aside from the mentioned 3, Singapore has a plethora of other supper spots and 24-hour eateries that you can pay a visit to when cravings hit!

Gardens by the bay


Gardens by the Bay is absolutely gorgeous in the day but come night when the sky darkens, the park shows us another side of its beauty. Watch the majestic supertrees light up in all its glory and splendour, giving the entire park a lovely, warm glow. We feel that it’s the perfect place to escape to at night when you need some peace and quiet to reflect and rest.

18 Marina Gardens Drive
Singapore 018953
Daily: 5am – 2am
Nearest Station: Bayfront

Henderson Waves Ridge


Henderson Waves is a bridge that stands 36 metres above Henderson Road and is Singapore’s highest pedestrian bridge. To see the bridge in a different light, you can come down at night from 7 pm to 2 am to watch the bridge become illuminated with mesmerising LED lights that give it a lovely, soft glow.

Henderson Road
Singapore 159557
Daily: 24-hours
Nearest Station: Telok Blangah

The Mind CafePhoto Credit: The Mind Cafe 


If you and your friends like playing mind-challenging games, The Mind Cafe would be a good place to check out. The cafe was started by a group of board game enthusiasts to encourage people to play more intellectual games. In our honest opinion, a night of board games sounds more interesting and intellectually stimulating than a night of clubbing.

60A Prinsep Street
Singapore 188664
Tel: +65 6334 4426
Mon to Thu: 2pm – 11pm
Fri: 12pm – 6am
Sat: 10am – 6am
Sun: 10am – 2am
Nearest Station: Bencoolen



Mustafa Centre is a 24-hour shopping mall that is a shoppers paradise; they have almost everything and anything that you could ever need or want. Packed head to toe with common things that you can find in your usual supermarket to oddities such as camel’s milk, Mustafa does not lack in any area.

145 Syed Alwi Road
Singapore 207704
Tel: +65 6295 5855
Daily: 24-hours
Nearest Station: Farrer Park

Night Safari


Night Safari is a nocturnal animal paradise that offers a host of activities to dispel boredom of any kind. From its nightly interactive shows to tram rides and hiking trails around the compound, this place is also perfect for animal-lovers who think it’s too hot to pay a visit to the Singapore Zoo during the day.

80 Mandai Lake Road
Singapore 729826
Tel: +65 6269 3411
Daily: 7.30pm – 12am
Nearest Station: Marsiling



Nineteen80 is an 80′s-inspired arcade-pub conveniently situated in the CBD. What we love about this place is how aside from being a bar, they have an array of old school arcade games for you to reminisce the yesteryears. Some of the games they have are Space Invaders, Golden Axe, Puzzle Bobble and Street Fighter 2.

21 Tanjong Pagar Road #01-05
Singapore 088444
Tel: +65 9183 6073
Tue & Thu: 5.30pm – 1am
Wed, Fri & Sat: 5.30pm – 3am
(Closed on Sundays & Mondays)
Nearest Station: Tanjong Pagar

PONG Singapore 4


PONG Singapore at Clarke Quay doesn’t just have your usual beer pong. It is home to the first ever PongConnect beer pong table; a digital beer pong table that guarantees each round to be a fun and action-packed experience. Aside from that, you can also expect dart machines, an array of beers on tap, hand-crafted cocktails and scrumptious fusion-style food.

3B River Valley Road #01-17,
The Foundry
Singapore 179021
Tel: +65 8808 7664
Sun to Tue & Thu: 5.30pm – 2am
Wed, Fri & Sat: 5.30pm – 3am
Nearest Station: Fort Canning / Clarke Quay

Prawning Singapore


If you’re feeling a little more adventurous, you should try prawning. Most prawning spots are open till the wee hours of the morning and we love that the atmosphere is reminiscent of a rustic kampong gathering where everyone sits around waiting for a bite to happen. The best part is that you get to eat your catch after!

One prawning place that we recommend is Hai Bin Prawning.

Hai Bin Prawning 
6 Tebing Lane, #01-04
Singapore 828835
Tel: +65 6447 8693
Daily: 24-hours
Nearest Station: Riviera LRT Station