- By I-S staff
- | Mar 08, 2013
The nightlife at Arab Street is one that’s cultural, yet hip. With entertainment venues like Blu Jaz (which often hosts performances by local acts), rows of shisha cafés, as well as late night grub—like murtabak (stuffed pan-fried Indian pancake) and mutton biryani (yellow rice with spicy lamb)—this enclave boasts a good mix of activities to treat your senses.
Avalon’s garnered a lot of hype, and with its Hollywood pedigree of party visionary Steve Adelman behind it, it’s no wonder. Designed by revered New York duo Roman and Williams, this 17,000 sq. ft. club on the water in front of Marina Bay Sands with a state-of-the-art sound system has already played host to the likes of Massive Attack, The Chemical Brothers and Boy George.
Clarke Quay is named after Sir Andrew Clarke, who was Singapore’s second governor from 1873 to 1875. Today, the waterfront godowns (warehouses) are home to a colorful array of restaurants—from European eateries to Asian dining concepts—and bars and entertainment hot spots like Aquanova, which hosts local comedy acts and musical performances.
Known affectionately as “The Durian” (for its distinctive spiky design), Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay is a state-of-the-art venue for performing arts and multi-media performances. It boasts a concert hall, theater, recital and theater studios, a wide gallery space and an auditorium, as well as cafés, spas, restaurants and watering holes like The Cookie Museum, Kenko Wellness Spa, My Humble House, Banyan Tree Gallery and Ninethirty by Awfully Chocolate.
There’s something for everyone at Singapore’s very first integrated resort. In one massive 49-hectare destination, you can find a casino, the biggest oceanarium in the world, a first-class spa, restaurants by celebrity chefs, a Hard Rock Hotel® (housing concert venue The Coliseum™, where bands like Suede and OneRepublic have performed), and so much more.
Soak up the inimitable views from one of the largest outdoor observation decks in the world at Sands SkyPark®. Aside from the famous Infinity Pool (which is only accessible to hotel guests of Marina Bay Sands®), there are also several establishments that you can head to including restaurant-bar-club KU DÉ TA, the Chocolate Bar, built for those with a sweet tooth, and local celebrity chef Justin Quek’s eatery Sky on 57.
The view from Faber Peak (atop Mount Faber) is truly spectacular, offering a slightly different perspective of the city framed through lush green trees falling away toward the sea. It’s especially magical at night, when the ships dotted across the harbor twinkle like Christmas lights. Grab a bite while you take in the view at eateries like casual restaurant Faber Bistro and yakitori/sake bar Moonstone. You can also take in the scenery in a cable car which travels across the water to Sentosa.
Situated at the restored Old Parliament House, this lively bar is the perfect go-to place for live music performances, delectable pizzas, unpretentious drinks and a fantastic view of Singapore River. Don’t forget to stop by their jazz bar Barber Shop as well.
Enjoy a slice of Tinseltown-laced Americana at Singapore's largest theme park, with seven different entertainment zones and 24 movie-related rides and attractions. The rides, shows, stores and photo-ops all make for an incredible day out. Regardless of age, this one-of-a-kind theme park in Asia is a must-visit.
Still the place to see and be seen in after two decades, the perennially hip Zouk with its diverse music offerings caters to clubbers of all stripes. Consisting of three clubs and one wine bar, the main space, Zouk, is where international dance DJs take to the floor, while Phuture is a hot spot for hip hop enthusiasts and luxe Velvet Underground sees a more sophisticated, laid-back crowd.