Late Night Dating in Singapore
You know the feeling - it’s midnight and you can’t fall asleep. Who do you call? Your boyfriend, of course! And no, wipe that cheeky grin off your face. I don’t mean for that. The night is an amazing time to go for a date, considering how empty everywhere is compared to Singapore in the day.
If you're a night owl constantly on the lookout for a new dating experience, here’s a bunch of late night dating ideas for you!
Head Out Under the Midnight Skies
Singapore is full of wondrous sights. Man-made sights, sure, but we don't appreciate them nearly enough. Take your date to see a side of Singapore we're not used to seeing, for a chill* night out.
*remember to bring a jacket along in case it gets too cold!
1. Kite-Flying under the stars
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Bid goodbye to squinty eyes as you let your brightly-lit kites soar in the breezy night sky. Not having to squint and perspire under the hot sun makes kite-flying so much more pleasant.
It’s just more fun when you get to relive a childhood pastime and experience stillness only achievable in the wee hours with your significant other. Also, treat your eyes to a bedazzling view of the city skyline - if you decide to fly your kites at Marina Barrage.
You can get your LED Night Kites from Kite Culture.
2. Night cycling
Cycling at night is a perfect way to work those legs under starry skies with your other half while letting the delightful cool breeze brush across your faces. What’s not to love when it’s less jam-packed with vehicles and people as you treat your lungs to fresh air? Moreover, you get to escape the scorching sun, avoid getting sunburnt altogether.
Tip: Put on safety helmets and ensure your bikes are well-equipped with headlights rear blinking lights.
All you need is a picnic mat and your date. To up the romantic factor, pack a basketful of wine, juicy strawberries and chocolates to take along with you! Keep the bugs away with insect repellents. Bet your date will be impressed with this romantic and thoughtful side of you!
These stargazing sessions take place every Friday night at the observatory located at the Omni-Theatre Building. They only open till 10pm but they still make a good date idea! Check their Facebook page for updates.
4. Go Camping
When it comes to dating, three’s definitely a crowd - hang with your best friend another time!
Don’t sulk because you want your air-con at full blast. Camping with your partner will be fantastic if it’s well thought out! I’d be ecstatic if my date brought me out on a little adventure outdoors, away from boring concrete buildings.
5. Visit Bay South Outdoor Gardens
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Don’t be turned off by the fact that the sky walk’s closed at late night - take heart that you’ll have these Supertrees to yourselves so bring on those tripods and super charged DSLRs to capture amazing night shots. Best part? Nobody’s going to photobomb your pictures. And you have all the time in the world to take that perfect shot!
Bay South Outdoor Gardens is open daily from 5am-2am daily.
6. Stroll down the boardwalk at the Marina at Keppel Bay
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I’m in love with this beautiful place just staring at this picturesque view of the Marina at Keppel Bay on screen. Surprise your sweetheart with an ultra romantic night out at this luxurious waterfront area.
I can only imagine how much more romantic it’ll be when you’re there with your significant other hand in hand, strolling down the expansive boardwalk while looking out at the sea and docked white yachts bobbing in the serene waters.
Besides the Marina at Keppel Bay Boardwalk, the following locations are also worth a trip down for.
Other Recommended Places for a Night Stroll
7. Woodlands Waterfront
Take in the breathtaking panoramic view of the coastal park and the Straits of Johor as you walk down the longest jetty in Singapore.
8. Henderson Waves
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Bask in a moonlit stroll across Singapore’s highest pedestrian bridge. Its unique design allows for an unobstructed view of the southern part of Singapore while the shell-like crevices double as shelters.
The bridge is illuminated by LED lighting from 7pm to 2am every night
9. Yishun Dam
Be rewarded with this splendid view at first light if you stick it through the night talking about everything under the sun (or moon) amidst magnificent views of the reservoir, surrounding ships and islands.
Invigorate Your Senses
10. Visit Senoko Fishery Port
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This is atypical of a date, but put on those trusty flip flops (or shoes you wouldn’t mind tossing) anyway. Brace yourself to feast on the sights and smells. It won’t hurt to join in the jostling too.
It's a lot of fun to glimpse into the world of our local seafood supply chain where all the action takes place behind the scenes before your favourite chili crab or cereal prawn is laid out neatly on your dining table. Just make sure this ain’t your first date or there might not be a second!
If you’re feeling hungry, get a cup of hot kopi and breakfast from the canteen there.
Read to find out more about the fishery port.
Address: 31 Attap Valley Road, Singapore 759908
Note: The fish market is open 2am - 6am daily, and is closed on Mondays. Senoko Fishery Port is about an 8-minute drive from the nearest MRT station at Admiralty.
11. Take on G-Max Reverse Bungy and GX-5 Extreme Swing
Thrillseekers can try these electrifying rides that will leave you on a high with your hearts pulsating. Hold on tight to your date’s hands - the reverse bungy’s speed reaches a terrifying maximum of 200km/h!
Tip: Take both rides and be rewarded with a discounted price tag for being so game.
Click here for more information on these rides.
12. Chill at Timbre
I love Timbre for their fantastic live music, refreshing margaritas and thin crust roasted duck pizza! My heart will always be with the Goodfellas and they’re pretty much the reason why I favour the Substation and Arts House branches. Timbre is usually packed, so I suggest you visit earlier to chope seats lest you end up whiling away your time queueing.
Oh, you might want to dedicate a tune or two to your sweetheart as a surprise gesture! Drinks, pizzas, and tapas are available till 2am while last order for the rest of the menu is at 10.30pm.
Catch the Goodfellas at:
Timbre @ The Arts House, Tuesday, 9.30pm to 12am
Timbre @ The Substation, Thursday, 10.15pm to 12.45am
Timbre @ The Arts House, Friday, 9.45am to 12.45am
Timbre @ The Substation, Saturday, 10.30pm to 1.45am
Address: 45 Armenian Street, The Substation Garden, Singapore 179936
Address: 1 Old Parliament Lane #01-04, The Arts House, Singapore 179429
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 6pm – 2am, closed on Sunday
Bonus: If you're still excited to be in each other's company after all the booze, food, and live music, take a stroll at Fort Canning Park. It is located in Dhoby Ghaut, within walking distance from Timbre @ The Substation.
Park lighting hours: 7pm to 7am.
13. Go Cosmic Bowling
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Go glow-in-the-dark bowling! Cosmic Bowling marries bowling and discotheque lights with thumping dance party music that is sure to get you grooving along.
You no longer have to fight for air and squeeze like canned sardines in Zouk or Attica for your weekly EDM fix. Cosmic bowling is available at Orchid bowl @ SAFRA Yishun, SAFRA Tampines and The Chevrons.
Opening hours: Friday, Saturday and eves of PH 10am - 3am | Other days 10am - 1am
14. Go for a Joyride
Hop aboard your car, or your parents’, and explore areas which you haven’t been to. Just ensure your GPS is turned on.
Adrenaline junkies can rev up your engines and speed down the expressway. Your sweetheart will thank you for this exhilarating experience she’ll never get after first light comes. Keep to a max of 120 km/h to be on the safe side.
Visit a Comedy Club
Laughter’s the best medicine for the mind and soul. Absolutely no reason why you shouldn’t pay these comedy clubs a visit even if you’re feeling on top of the world having snagged the perfect date.
Even if you happen to be stuck in a seemingly bottomless trough attempting to make things right with your special someone, consider bringing him or her to a comedy club. That might just be the antidote - laughter's the best medicine!
Note: These sessions don’t take place late into the night but are too funny not to be shared - they'd make an excellent alternative date idea though! Don’t say I bojio!
15. The Comedy Club (Asia)
Aptly named “Talk Cock Comedy”, these weekly open mic sessions where comedian-wannabes try their hands at making you laugh by talking cock with you take place on Wednesdays at Blu Jaz Café. Priced affordably at $10 and $15, the latter price for visiting international comics.
Address: No. 11 Bali Lane, Blu Jaz Café, Historic Kampong Glam, Singapore 189848
Hop on over to their website to find out more.
16. Comedy at Canvas with Kumar
Kumar needs no introduction, having been in the entertainment scene for over two decades. As straightforward as he may be poking fun at all things supposedly forbidden in our fine city-state, he is unfazed when confronted with anyone’s disapproving stares.
Join him with an open heart and mind on alternate Tuesdays from 8.30pm onwards for a night filled with quirky humour.
Get the latest scoop via their Facebook page.
Address: 20 Upper Circular Road, #B1-01/06 The Riverwalk, Singapore 058416
17. Midnight Movies
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Midnight movies are the best for nocturnal movie buffs. On top of virtually having the entire theatre to the two of you, it’s unlikely that you’ll hear little kids bawling their eyes out halfway through an action movie because it is “too loud”.
Tip: To ensure emptier theatres, watch movies weeks after their release.
You can fish for compliments and prawns with your date any time of the night at these 24-hour prawn-fishing establishments. Also known colloquially as prawning, this relac one corner activity has BBQ pits and everything else you need to grill and savour your fresh catch!
Read this amusing yet informative article to get a heads up on prawning.
18. Hai Bin Prawning
Singapore’s biggest prawning facility has two branches located at opposite ends of the country. There are three prawning ponds at the Punggol branch but the coolest part is how both branches are open 24 hours, even on public holidays.
Address: Hai Bin J @ Jurong, 241 Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim, The Village, Singapore 629143
Address: Hai Bin P @ Punggol, 6 Tebing Lane #01-04, Singapore 828835
19. Riviera Prawn & Fishing At Punggol East
The bonus of prawning here’s that you get to “save” your unused prawning time till the next time you visit. So you get your money’s worth even if you leave halfway through that 3-hour package.
Address: 60 Punggol East, Punggol, Singapore 828825
20. East Coast Prawn Fishing
This could be one of the activities you could include in your “itinerary” if you’re camping or night cycling at East Coast Park. The prawning spot is located next to Burger King.
Address: 1020, East Coast Parkway, #01-06, Singapore 449878
Visit a Bar
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No article on late night dating will be complete without mentioning a visit to a bar. After all, Singapore’s nightlife is famous in Asia. Here are some watering holes where you’ll get to have your alcohol fix and hang with your date in a more intimate, romantic setting. Some are so cool I wish I knew of them earlier.
This bar is so chic and captivating it attracts the most glamorous, sophisticated bunch. Take your date to this charming rooftop bar sitting atop The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore for a sensual night out clinking glasses of classic cocktails and champagnes set against a stunning brilliant blue pool with picturesque panoramic views of the cityscape thrown in.
Address: The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore, 80 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049326
Opening hours: Sunday - Thursday 8am-1am | Friday, Saturday and PH 8am-2am
22. KU DÉ TA Skybar
Impress your date with an amazing experience at the KU DÉ TA Skybar. Perched on the 57th level of Singapore’s iconic Marina Bay Sands, the 360 degree panoramic view it affords is unquestionably breathtaking. Both times I was up there, greeted by the illuminated infinity pools and throbbing eclectic beats wafting in the air, I was blown away!
Take the stress of mundane daily life off your mind by sipping on intricate cocktails and pours specially concocted by their team of mixologists while enjoying the company of your date.
Address: 1 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018971
Opening hours: Daily from 12pm till late
23. Beer Market @ Clark Quay
Join in the fun where your date and you can contribute to the fluctuating prices of alcohol at Beer Market. It works based on the simple relationship between demand and supply. So when demand for that particular drink you’d like to chug down is lower (or when supply surges), you pay less. Prices change at half-hour intervals.
On top of the interesting concept, drinks, and bar food at Beer Market, there is live music acts, a pool table, and dart machines, too.
Address: 3B River Valley Road, #01-17/02-02 Clarke Quay, Singapore 179021
Opening hours: Sunday - Thursday 6pm-1am | Friday, Saturday and PH 6pm-3am | Closed every Monday except eves of PH
24. Bar 84
The main draw of Bar 84 is the live magic acts. Watch Ginza-trained owner-bartender-magician, Hashi-san, surprise his guests every night from 9pm onwards, except Sunday. The drinks are clearly overpriced, but for an experience that’s out of this world, many patrons gladly pick up the tab.
It is recommended that you call in advance to reserve seats at the bar counter if you’re bent on getting an unobstructed view of the magic show. This place is rather posh, so you might rub shoulders with the rich and famous!
Address: 1 Nanson Road, The Gallery Hotel, Singapore 238909
Opening hours: Monday - Saturday 7pm - 2am, Closed on Sunday
BONUS: Whisky bars all whisky fans should visit
We know the average Singaporean is competitive in most aspects, and if being citizens of the costliest city to live in isn’t enough, we are the world’s most hardcore whisky drinkers despite those ridiculous alcohol taxes.
25. The Quaich Bar
The Quaich Bar was the first to bring premium whisky to the Singapore populace back in 2006. It is quaint and small but boasts a sizeable whisky selection, most of which are of Scottish descent.
They’ve got Cuban cigars for those who think your regular white stick of cigarette is too mainstream and uncool.
Address: 390A Havelock Road, Singapore 169664
Opening hours: Monday - Thursday 5pm - 1am | Friday - Saturday 5pm - 2am | Sunday 5pm - 1am
26. Fine Spirits by La Maison du Whisky
Helming the title of being the largest single retailer of whisky in Singapore, the astounding selection here will make your jaw drop - their bar has more than 100 Scotch whiskies by the glass and other rare international whiskies. Their retail shop has over 700 different whiskies, spirits, grappas and specialist alcohols from all over the world.
Don’t be shy and ask for recommendations from the well-trained staff. Regulars of Fine Spirits can vouch for their competence in the alcohol department. They make mean cocktails, too!
Address: 80 Mohamed Sultan Rd, #01-10 The Pier, Singapore 239013
Opening hours: Daily from 6pm until late for the bar, 12pm-6pm for retail
27. Auld Alliance
Boasting a staggering collection of over 1000 different bottles of premium whisky from all over the world, there’s bound to be one (or a few) for every single whisky maniac out there. Oh, and I heard their spectacular drinks menu is 52 pages long!
Ask their staff for recommendation regardless of your. Let them know your preferred taste and they’ll find something that satiates your craving.
Address: 9 Bras Basah Road, Rendezvous Hotel, Gallery #02-02A, Singapore 189559
Opening hours:Sunday-Thursday 5pm-1am | Friday-Saturday 5pm-2am
Stuff Yourselves Silly
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Even if you belong to the health-conscious camp that advocates greens and all things low-calorie, it’s unwise to turn down a supper date with your other half. What can be worse than depriving yourself of good food and good company? A couple that grows (fat) together, stays together.
Supper most definitely isn’t restricted to that packet of MSG-laden chicken flavoured Maggie Mee or that shiok but lip-numbing, diarrhoea-inducing McSpicy delivered right to your doorstep - the options available for glorious food past midnight are aplenty.
These are places you should visit at least once in your lifetime.
28. Ye Shang Hai Teochew Porridge (夜上海潮洲粥)
Tucked away in Boyang coffeeshop is this stall that serves up Teochew-style dishes and porridge that is delicious and affordable altogether. It is loved by taxi drivers looking to curb their hunger pangs in the middle of the night. And I heard it costs an average of $5 per person! The queue may be long but it clears fast.
Address: 116 Bukit Merah View, Henderson Road, Singapore 151116
Opening hours: 10:30am – 5:00am, Closed on Tuesdays
29. Vegetarian Stall @ Coffee Express 2000
For guilt-free indulgence at midnight, head on down to chow on their kway chap that swims in a flavourful herbal broth. Order their crispy fried dumplings to go along with your hearty kway chap and the accompanying braised mock meats, taupok and taukwa.
Address: Block 630 Ang Mo Kio St 61, Singapore 560630
Opening hours: 24 hours
30. 333 Bak Kut Teh
Those who love their piping hot bak kut teh clear and peppery in the wee hours should visit 333. Word has it that the pork ribs are cooked till they are tender, so whether you’re half asleep or en-route to preventing a hangover, you’ll be grateful you get to slurp down all the goodness without needing to chew on the ribs.
333 Bak Kut Teh is located down the road from the famous Founder Bak Kut Teh, opens 24 hours, costs less and boasts shorter queues.
Address: 333 Balestier Road, Singapore 329765
Opening hours: 24 hours
31. Outram Park Ya Hua Bak Kut Teh (欧南园亚华肉骨茶)
The broth here has a prominent pepper flavour that does not overpower the flavour stemming from the herbs and pork ribs. It is recommended that you order you tiao (fried dough fritters), to dunk into the piping hot soup for added flavour.
Also, you have the option of switching up your bowl of white rice to mee sua, an interesting twist to this traditional Chinese dish.
Address: Tanjong Pagar PSA Complex #01-05/07, 7 Keppel Road, Singapore 089053
Opening hours: Tuesday – Sunday 7am – 3pm | 6pm – 4am, Closed on Mondays
32. Swee Choon Tim Sum Restaurant
Must-try items include liu sha bao, beancurd skin with prawns, chee cheong fun, chicken wings, mee sua kueh, Shanghai XLB, and yam paste with pumpkin and ginkgo nut. Their liu sha bao is one of the best salted egg yolk custard bao I’ve had in Singapore. These are calories you wouldn’t mind putting on.
Address: 191 Jalan Besar, Singapore 208882
Opening hours: 6pm - 6am, Closed on Tuesday
33. 126 搵到食 (126 Dim Sum Wen Dao Shi)
Yes to more glorious dim sum! Must-try items include prawn rice roll, chee cheong fun, porridge, king-sized siew mai, mini pork belly bun, char siew bao, har gow and deep fried soft-shell crab. If you still can tank more food after all that dim sum, order their mouth-watering Thai-style fried crab dong fen.
Address: 126 Sims Ave (between Lorong 15 & 17 Geylang), Singapore 387449
Opening hours: 24 hours
34. Nana Thai
You know you’re in good hands when bona fide Thai cooks helm the kitchens and cook up a storm, delivering authentic, delightful Thai food at insanely affordable prices. Like most Thai eateries, the menu is extensive.
Order their phenomenal phad thai, clear tom yum soup, green mango salad and stir fried basil minced pork. And of course, their excellent Thai milk tea so that you won’t have the FOMO syndrome.
Address: 5001 Beach Road, Golden Mile Complex #01-51/52/66C, Singapore 199588
Opening hours: 24 hours
35. Diandin Leluk Thai Restaurant
Here’s another humble Thai eatery you may want to visit while exploring Singapore’s Little Thailand for a satisfying yet reasonably-priced meal that transports you back to the Land of Smiles.
Must-try items include their hotplate omelette with oyster, tom yum soup, mango salad and chicken feet salad. I heard that their phad thai, fried pork with basil, green curry chicken and kangkong are pretty good, too!
Address: 5001 Beach Road, Golden Mile Complex #01-67, Singapore 199588
Opening hours: 24 hours
36. Kko Kko Nara Korean Fried Chicken
Forget about counting calories because these Korean fried chicken are to-die-for. Koreans are sheer geniuses when it comes to cooking up absurdly delicious fried chicken. Eat them as soon as they’re served! They also serve traditional Korean fare like kimchi jiggae and bibimbap, but these are rather pricey.
Address: 57 Tras Street, #01-01, Singapore 078996
Opening Hours: 11am – 4am (daily, last order at 3am)
37. Chicken Up
Greasy fried-anything isn’t quite my thing so imagine how stoked I am to find these authentic Korean deep fried chicken in Singapore! What’s better than two or three pieces of fried chicken boasting moist meat and ultra crunchy skin drenched in flavourful sauces? Fried chicken BUFFET, of course!
Easties rejoice, because a second Chicken Up outlet just opened in Tampines.
Address: 48 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088469
Address: 2 Tampines Central 5, #01-44, Century Square, Singapore 529509
Opening hours: Monday - Thursday, Sunday 5.30pm – 2am | Friday - Saturday 5.30pm - 3 am
Click here for more recommendations on supper food haunts.
Date Night at Home
38. Bake a Cake
It could be your favourite chocolate cake or his favourite Oreo cheesecake. Or if you both have an undying love for Milo, you could try whipping up these Milo goodies that will you leave you on a sugar high.
39. Storytelling... with a Twist
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Start a story about anything. Each of you continue the “story” with just one sentence. The fun part is that nothing has to make sense! Let your imagination and creativity run wild while you two revel in ridiculous, hilarious fun with each other. Whoever who gets stuck loses and do a penalty (we suggest that alcohol’s involved).
Even better for Potterheads or K-pop fans, you could create your own fanfic this way! Create a whole universe with your partner that will only be limited by your imagination. Just remember to keep your phones “confiscated”!
40. Organize Game Night
Games aren’t restricted to the young. Bring on Twister, Scrabble, Monopoly, Aeroplane Chess, and Jenga! The options are limitless. You might want to stock up on potato chips and ice-cream as you battle it out with your partner.
41. Movie Marathon - With a Bowl of Microwaveable Popcorn
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Cozy up together under warm sheets while watching your favourite action or rom-com flicks. Sci-fi or horror would work too. Alternatively, connect your laptop to the HD television to let your newly downloaded movie stash see light.
Tip: Do not plug in any film under the History genre. You might just drift off to sleep even before reaching the 20-minute mark.
If popcorn ain’t your thing, make the biggest ice-cream sundae for you both to dig into while you watch the movies. Don’t fret if you don’t have any ice-cream on hand. Just run out to the nearest 24-hours NTUC Fairprice outlet to grab a few tubs. Love entails sharing so get flavours and toppings that you know both of you would enjoy eating to make this an even sweeter treat!
42. Video Game Night
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Your guy will love you for this! Bet he wouldn’t mind even if you mistake him for the enemy and end up killing him off “accidentally” the first and second time. But the third time, you might have to deal with him looking like ლ(ಠ益ಠ)ლ. Be spontaneous and play! Just don’t wake the entire family while you’re at it.
43. Challenge your Date
It could be watermelons, pizzas, nuggets, marshmallows, M&M’s, potato chips, push-ups or crunches! We recommend the mobile app Just Dance Now if you’d like to shake off those calories in a less gruelling way. Challenge accepted?
44. Learn to Dance
If you’re so comfortable with each other you don’t mind being teased for being awkward at conjuring some "slick" moves, it is always fun to dance silly and laugh at each other. After all, we know everyone has different talents and yours might lie elsewhere outside of the dance department! Just go on YouTube and search for "*name of song* + dance moves".
45. Fix a 1000-piece Jigsaw
One night is likely insufficient to complete the puzzle. Since no one is allowed to quit before it’s finished, psyche yourself up for a few more late night dates! Perfect opportunity to get him to come over to your place more often with that yummy bag of Ah Poh Bak Chor Mee from Bedok 85.
46. Midnight Swim
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With the weather so erratic these days, it’ll do everyone good to swim if not frolick in the cool waters. For those lucky enough to have access to a pool because you reside in a condominium or landed property with a private pool, good for you and your date!
Otherwise, this is also feasible if you and your date happen to be on a staycation at W Hotel or Marina Mandarin Singapore. The pools there are open 24-hours.
Go on a Late Night Date
With all these ideas that we’ve put together for you, we hope you find them helpful. Whether you’re hopelessly in love or just true blue nocturnal, it’s time you try dating late at night when it is quieter and cooler. It won’t hurt to do something different for a refreshing change anyway.
And you can finally stop whining about not having anything to do.