For Your Midnight Cramming Needs 

 

Finding a new midnight study spot can be invigorating, easing the mundane task of mugging. With a good cup of coffee or a late night munchy to keep you company, little things can brighten up your night – or keep you from dozing off – as you work towards acing that exam. 

There’s something about leaving the comfort of your home that makes focusing a whole lot easier. For instance, you no longer have free access to your fridge, which means no more wasting time making a trip to the kitchen every 10 minutes to get a snack! 

To help you nocturnal muggers out in your search to find the perfect late night studying spot, here are 17 places divided by geographic location where you can burn the midnight oil: 

 

– North – 

 

1. Udders Ice Cream


 

 

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Who doesn’t love ice cream and waffles at midnight while studying? With flavours like Butterscotch Whiskey, D24 Durian and Mocha Rocks to give you a sugar rush and spur you on, you’ll never need another Red Bull again!

Address: 246D Upper Thomson Road, Singapore 574370
Opening Hours: Monday – Thursday: 12 noon to 1am; Friday, Saturday, Sunday and eve of PH: 12 noon to 2am
Telephone Number: 6452 0803
Power Points: Yes

 

2. Han’s @ Springleaf Garden

 

  
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There’s nothing like the smell of comfort food to entice your senses and keep you awake, or just plain hungry. Han’s is another spot that settles down after dinner time and becomes a conducive place to hit the books. Studying out can be a costly affair sometimes, but with drinks priced below $3 and toast for just $2, make yourself comfortable to pull an all-nighter on a budget.  

Address: Springleaf Garden, 906 Upper Thomson Road, Singapore 787110
Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday & PH: 24 hours
Telephone Number: 6708 6765 
Power Points: No 

 

3. Xin Wang Cafe @ Ang Mo Kio Central

 

    
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For all you hipsters who think studying at Starbucks is too “mainstream”, I present to you – Xin Wang Cafe. With their selection of both Asian and Western dishes at reasonable prices, this is officially the next level of snacking. Xin Wang Hong Kong Cafes are usually quieter at night so you’ll be able to burn the midnight oil in peace. 

Address: Djitsun Mall, 5 Ang Mo Kio Central 2, #01-10, Singapore 569663
Opening Hours: Mon – Thurs: 11AM-11PM | Fri & Eve of PH: 11AM-2AM | Sat: 9AM-2AM | Sun & PH: 9AM-11PM
Telephone Number: 6455 9792
Power Points: No

Address: Northpoint Shopping Centre,930 Yishun Avenue 2, #01-45/46/47/48, Singapore 769098
Opening Hours: Mon – Thurs: 11AM-11PM | Fri & Eve of PH: 11AM-2AM | Sat: 9AM-2AM | Sun & PH: 9AM-11PM
Telephone Number: 6752 3280
Power Points: No 

 

These 24-hour Starbucks branches: 

 

Northpoint: 930 Yishun Ave 2 #01-07/08 Northpoint Singapore 769098
United Square: 101 Thomson Road #01-01 United Square Singapore 307591

 

– Central –

 

4. Singapore Management University (SMU)

 


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Launched last year, the old MPH building has been converted into the shiny new [email protected] that opens its doors for its students 24/7. With the walls and floors specifically designed for scribbling down your train of thought and sofa beds for power naps, this place is a studying haven. If it gets a little too crowded for your liking, there’s lots of benches within the school too for non-SMU students to study on. Located in the heart of town, SMU is a pretty sweet spot for some quiet late night studying. 

Address: 71 Stamford Rd, Singapore 178895
Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday & PH: 24 hours
Telephone Number: 6828 0100
Power Points: Yes

 

5. The Connoisseur Concerto (TCC) @ River Valley

 

 
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If you’re sick of the usual Starbucks and Coffee bean drinks and looking for something a bit more atas, TCC is your best bet. You can get your caffeine fix from the list of gourmet coffees, which includes their premium house brand espress, and the caramel and cinnamon Caracrème Brûlée Latte. Nothing like a good cuppa to sip on while you’re mugging away! 

Address: Blk 3E River Valley Road, #01-01, Singapore 179024 
Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday, Eve of PH and PH: 12 pm – 2 am
Telephone Number: 6336 1121
Power Points:  Yes

Address:: International Building, 360 Orchard Road, #01-01, Singapore 238869 
Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday & PH: 24 hours
Telephone Number: 6732 3696
Power Points: No

 

6. Hanis Cafe @ Wilkie Edge

 


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Located between Little India Station and Dhoby Ghaut Station, Hanis Cafe is Han’s Halal sibling. You’ll find most of your favourite signature Han’s dishes here, at any hour of the day. While Hanis Cafe offers a pleasant environment to study in, you might want to avoid coming here to study on weekends when football matches are screened.  

Address: Wilkie Edge, 8 Wilkie Road, #01-22/23/24, Singapore 228095
Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday & PH: 24 hours
Telephone Number: 
6708 6770
Power Points:  No

 

7. O’Coffee Club

 

 

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It’s not like we can choose to give up studying. I mean you’re only risking your future. No biggy. What you can choose, however, is the type of beverages you get to drown your sorrows in. It’s always nice to be in Orchard past midnight when the hustle and bustle of a busy work day settles down. At O’Coffee Club, feel free to treat yourself to their gourmet coffees, Java blends, milkshakes and smoothies.  

They’re also having a special promotion this year! Order a cup of their Gourmet Coffee/Iced Cold Brew and you get to indulge in their signature Muddy Mudpie for just $5 (U.P $9.50).

Address: #K-02/03, OG Orchard Point, 160 Orchard Road, Singapore 238842
Opening Hours:Sun – Thurs & PH: 9AM-10PM | Fri – Sat & Eve of PH: 9AM-1AM
Telephone Number: 6733 3761
Power Points: No

 

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Liat Towers: 541 Orchard Road #01-01A Liat Towers Singapore 238881
Orchard Cineleisure: 8 Grange Road, #01-K1 Cathay Cineleisure Orchard, Singapore 239695
Pacific Plaza: 9 Scotts Road #01-01A Pacific Plaza Singapore 228210
Plaza Singapura: 68 Orchard Road #01-53 Plaza Singapura Singapore 238839
The Cathay: 2 Handy Road The Cathay #01-05 Singapore 229233

 

– South –

 

8. Toast Box @ Resorts World Sentosa

 

 
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Nestled deep within Sentosa, few people would think to come here for an undisturbed time with their books. It’s never too late or too early in the day to get the classic match made in heaven – kaya toast and soft boiled eggs. With the smell of kopi and teh tarik lingering in the air, it’s unlikely that you’ll doze off. 

One more plus point: if you decide to study here, you’ll be stuck in Sentosa the whole night with no public transportation home and few distractions – there are only so many times you can walk around a deserted RWS! 

Address: Resorts World Sentosa, 26 Sentosa Gateway , #B1-203/204, Singapore 098138 
Opening Hours: Daily; 6AM-2AM
Telephone Number: 6686 3764

 

9. McDonald’s @ Ridout Tea Garden

 

 
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If you’re looking for a McDonald’s that opens till late that isn’t found in a shopping mall, the ulu Ridout Tea Garden beckons. This outlet has been a popular choice amongst students for late night studying and junk food snacking, so you’ll blend right in! 

Set your inner uncle/aunty free: McDonald’s sometimes offers discounts and even 1-for-1 drink promotions on their website. Do check it out if you’re looking to save a buck or two! 

Address: Ridout Tea Garden, 580 Queensway, Singapore 149066
Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday & PH: 24 hours
Telephone Number: 
6475 6102
Power Points: No (but we asked and they’d gladly help charge your electronics for you!)  

 

10. Xin Wang Cafe 

 

Address: Sengkang Community Centre
Opening Hours: 24h during exam period
Telephone Number: 6337 5297
Power Points: No 

 

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Singapore General Hospital: Outram Road, Block 4, Level 1, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore 169608
Raffles City: 252 North Bridge Road #01-46/47/48 Raffles City Shopping Centre Singapore 179103

 

– North East – 

 

11. Sengkang Community Centre 

 

 
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This student centre used to be open only from 9am to 10pm, but with the intervention of Minister Teo Ser Luck, it is now a 24-hour study hub for students living in the North East. The best part about this student centre – snacks and drinks are available for free!  

Address: Sengkang Community Centre, 2 Sengkang Square, Singapore 545025 
Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday & PH: 24 hours
Telephone Number: 6312 5400
Power Points: Yes

 

– East – 

 

12. Changi Airport

 

 

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There’s nothing quite like studying at an airport; so close yet so far from potentially escaping any dreaded exams or assignments! Fantasies aside, Changi Airport can be a conducive place to study with its array of 24-hour food outlets and free Wifi. Studying pretty much anywhere in our world class airport works, even the floors are comfortable. 

There are also dedicated power points available all around the different terminals for the charging of your devices – if you can’t find them, ask the friendly staff at the information counters! 

Address: Singapore Changi Airport, Singapore 918146
Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday & PH: 24 hours
Telephone Number: 6595 6868
Power Points: Yes

 

13. Han’s

 

Address: Bedok Community Centre, 850 New Upper Changi Road #01-21, Singapore 467352
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday & PH: 24 hours
Telephone Number: 6448 8919
Power Points: No

 

These 24-hour Starbucks outlets:

 

Tampines Mall: 4 Tampines Central 5 #01-50 Tampines Mall Singapore 529510

 

– West – 

 

14. Park 

 

 

 
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Constructed from 3 containers taken apart and then reassembled on site, this quaint little cafe in Holland Village is the go-to place for all you hipster students. As the menu changes into a bistro menu and a wide range of alcohol becomes available when night falls, don’t be tempted by the booze! Remember, studying comes first, raving comes later. 

Address: 281 Holland Ave #01-01, Singapore 208996
Opening Hours: Tue – Thurs: 11AM-12AM | Fri: 11AM-2AM | Sat: 10AM-2AM | Sun: 10AM-12AM 
Telephone Number: 9721 3815
Power Points: Yes

 

15. EAT.

 

 

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Sometimes you can go the whole evening without food and feel alright, but hunger pangs will almost surely hit once you decide you wanna start mugging. There’s no comfort food like a bowl of Fishball Mee Pok accompanied by a cup of coffee, and this combo is available 24/7 at the Rail Mall near Bukit Timah. You can have hawker food while studying without being at a noisy kopitiam!

Address: The Rail Mail 4, 36 Upper Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 678062
Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday & PH: 24 hours
Telephone Number: 6462 3034
Power Points: No 

Address: #01-76/77/78, Jurong Point, 1 Jurong West Central 2, S648886
Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday & PH: 24 hours
Telephone Number: 6861 1816
Power Points:  No 

 

16. Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf 

 

 

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Even though the cafes in Holland V aren’t open 24 hours, you can still get cosy in the cafe environment at Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf while you burn the midnight oil. Who knows? You might even meet some other students there as well! It’s always nice to have someone go through the tough times of studying with you, even if you’re both studying for different subjects. *Cues “Lean on Me” to set the mood.*

Address:  Holland Village,10 Lorong Mambong, Singapore 277675
Opening Hours: Sun – Thurs: 730AM-2AM | Fri & Sat: 24 hours
Telephone Number: 6466 4955
Power Points: Yes 

 

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Holland Village: 251 Holland Avenue, Singapore 278981
Opening hours: 
Opening Hours: Sun – Thurs & PH: 11AM-11PM | Fri – Sat & Eve of PH: 11AM-2AM

West Coast Plaza: 154 West Coast Road #B1-04, Singapore 127371
Opening hours: Monday – Sunday: 11am – 2am 

Yew Tee Point: 21 Choa Chu Kang North 6, #01-17 Yew Tee Point, Singapore 689578
Opening hours: Opening Hours: Sun – Thurs & PH: 11AM-11PM | Fri – Sat & Eve of PH: 11AM-2AM

 

Final words of advice

 

There you have it, a list of places to kick-start your late night mugging endeavors. With the risk of being chased out for hogging seats and the noisy crowds in the day, studying into the wee hours of the morning can be a peaceful alternative. 

Even though some of these places don’t have power points for you to charge your laptops, they can be conducive places to study at if you need ZERO distractions around you. At least you won’t be tempted to surf the net! Make sure to print your notes before heading down to these places though. 

Studying can be tough, and the urge to give up can be very real. But remember, tough times don’t last, tough people do. If anything, take heart in the fact that you have a completely legit excuse to snack late at night. Hang in there!