Interesting Places in Singapore to Visit at Night

by Jasmine
(Manila, Philippines)

What is the best place in Singapore to visit at night? (except for bars and the Night Safari)

Hi Jasmine

Here are a few interesting places in Singapore to visit at night:

1) Mustafa Centre & Nearby Eateries

Mustafa Centre is a 24-hour shopping mall on Syed Alwi Road in Little India. It's a great place to do some last minute shopping before you fly off.

There are also quite a few eateries and coffee shops in the area surrounding Mustafa Centre. Many of these also open 24 hours.

There's nothing like a Teh Tarik (foamy tea) and a Roti Prata (Indian pancake) to perk you up after shopping at 2am in the morning.

2) Geylang, For People Watching and Supper

Granted the even-numbered streets (Lorong 2-22, Geylang) form the main red light district in Singapore. But the area is well known for great local food and has a buzz about it. This is a great (and safe) place to see un-choreographed Singapore. Some say it's the real Chinatown in Singapore.

So take the MRT to Kallang Station. Then walk for 5 minutes in the direction of traffic along Sims Avenue, and you'll come to the heart of Geylang.

Walk into any coffee shop along this stretch and buy yourself a drink. Then sit back, watch the crowd go by and listen to their conversations.

(You won't be called a eavesdropper because the folks here will talk quite loudly and they don't care that you are listening in on them ;-).)

My favourite spot in Geylang is the coffee shop at the junction of Geylang Road and Geylang Lorong 9. Try the beef hor fun (flat noodles), the fried oysters and the frog congee. They are among the best in Singapore.

3) Marina Bay Sands Sky Park

You could of course throw away your money at their casino. But for only $20, you could go up to the 200m-high Sands Sky Park.

I haven't been up there - the Sands Sky Park opens on 24 June 2010. But from photos I've seen, the views from there are stunning. Best during the sundown hour, but it's truly lovely any time at night. There are also a few spots up there if you'd like a little chill-out - eateries and bars.

More interesting places in Singapore to see at night, coming up...

Gabriel Tan

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