Struck by 2am hunger pangs or itching for a night out? Turn to these nocturnal haunts for some sweet relief.
284 Kway Chap
Unlike most kway chap stalls that open bright and early, 284 Kway Chap begins business only after the sun has set, winding up at around 3.30am. Expect smooth kway, a sweet, peppery broth, tender pork meat and a rich gravy that pairs amazingly with the chai por. Large intestines and tofu round out this pleasing feast for hungry souls. KPT, 284 Bishan Street 22.
Korean fried chicken specialist Chicken Up is open Mon-Sat till 2 or 3 am. Our favourite of their new UFO platters is the UFO spicy chicken stew ($39), which comes with sides of corn cheese, steamed egg and spam fried rice. The spiciness of the stew is balanced by the sweet onions, and the corn cheese goes well with the tender chicken. On Ladies Night Wednesdays, ladies can redeem a free watermelon soju or watermelon bingsu with a minimum bill of $50.
Open till 2am Sun-Thu and 4am Fri-Sat, District 10 at Clarke Quay offers an extensive menu of munchies that will definitely keep you fuelled for the night. Try the BBQ pork ribs with fries ($22.90) or spicy chicken wings with blue cheese ($12.90), paired with a Somersby apple cider ($12) to get you started. #01-11 Block D, Clarke Quay, 3 River Valley Road. Tel: 6336 8189
Yan Kee Noodle House
Hunting for a good noodle supper spot? Look no further. Yan Kee Noodle House serves one of the best bak chor mee in Singapore—well, bak chor mee sua ($3.50) to be exact. The soft but not soggy noodles soak up all the gravy goodness, and are topped with crunchy ikan billis, mushrooms and meatballs. They are open round the clock from Mon to Sat so come by anytime and slurp up! BK Eating House, 21 South Bridge Road.
Zhong Huan Steamboat
Zhong Huan Steamboat (open till 2am daily) is the spot for inexpensive late-night hotpot. Enjoy a selection of over 70 dishes, whether you choose a la carte or dinner buffet (weekday $22.90, weekends $24.90). Be sure to try their two most popular broths, chicken herbal soup and mala soup, then tuck into a wide variety of fresh seafood, meat and other ingredients. You won’t be disappointed. 14 Jalan Juras, Upper Thomson Road. Tel: 6452 0789
G7 Sin Ma Live Seafood
G7 Sin Ma Live Seafood (open till 3.30am daily) started off as a humble stall along the streets of Geylang serving frog porridge. Now you can get one frog for $8, or five frogs and a bowl of porridge for $22—super value for money. They also offer many other excellent dishes, such as oyster omelette ($6) and Thai styled mango sliced fish ($8). 163 Geylang Road Lorong 3. Tel: 6743 2201
89.7 Supper Club
Not only is Halal-certified 89.7 Supper Club open 24-7, it also caters to many tastes with a menu of Western, Indian, Chinese and Malay food. Some of their popular dishes are sambal beef fried rice ($5.50), roti john with chicken or mutton ($6.50) and nasi goreng with ikan billis ($4.50). Come here for a late-night supper to chill with your friends and fill up that tummy. #01-2035, 5 Changi Village Road. Tel: 6214 1897
Run a Mile (or Three)
To be honest, these night runs are less about clocking a world record than having a neon-coloured blast with friends and family. The Color Run ($70 per pax, $175 for family of four) is back on 23 Sep for its fifth year and its first-ever night edition. Run, jog or walk the untimed 5km route while getting bombarded by colour throws and thumping music, then rock out at the after-party. The similar Blacklight Run ($60 per pax) happens on 28 Oct.
Bat a Homerun
Sleepless in Singapore? Hit some baseballs at Homerun Baseball, Singapore’s first indoor batting cage. There are five lanes: three for baseball (each shoots balls out at a different speed), one for softball, and one for pitching. You pay $20 for 5 tokens, and each grants you 15 balls to bat or 12 to pitch. Closing time ranges from 11pm (Mon-Thu) to 3am (Sat). #01-01 The Sports Stage, 200 Pandan Gardens. Tel: 6635 6315.
Hit the Bullseye
Open till 1am Mon-Thu and 2am on Fri and Sat, Forest Darts Cafe sports an enchanted forest interior and offers both electronic and traditional dartboards. Enjoy a friendly game of darts over food and drinks or, if you’re really game, register for the regular competitions (singles or doubles). 45 Ann Siang Road. Tel: 6227 3522
Bowl a Strike
If you enjoy a club atmosphere but not the dancing, check out Orchid Bowl’s cosmic bowling, available on Fri and Sat nights till 3am. Expect psychedelic disco lights, UV lights, laser beams, plus bowling balls and pins that glow in the dark. Throughout the night, the speakers will be pumping red-hot party music, with the Sat night theme rotating between K-Pop, Malay Pop, Mandopop and Bollywood. Only at SAFRA Yishun, SAFRA Punggol, E!Hub and THE CHEVRONS.
Fly a Kite
Light up the night sky with a remote-controlled LED kite. New to stringless kites? GoFlyKite can help. Sign up for a 30-minute flight experience ($18) or a seven-lesson training programme ($420) that comes with a Jewel kite set (worth $360). They also hold flying sessions at the field next to Riverside Point every Wed, Fri and Sat night. #02-06 LW Technocentre, 31 Toh Guan Road East. Tel: 8444 0009/9844 0009.