Apr 28, 2017
After sunset, Singapore has plenty to offer night owls in search of good food, live performances and – for the more active – a bungee ride or 10-pin bowling.
Bat away your insomnia at Homerun Baseball, Singapore’s first indoor batting cage. For every token, the automated system shoots out 15 baseballs at 80km/h, 90km/h or 110km/h, depending on which of the three lanes you choose. Nothing is quite as satisfying as hearing the ping of the aluminium bat in the dead of the night. Alternatives include a fastpitch softball lane and a pitching lane if throwing is more your game.
Open till: 3am on Saturdays, 1am on Fridays, 12am on Sundays and 11pm from Mondays to Thursdays
Tearing up the dance floor in a nightclub isn’t the only way to burn excess energy before bedtime. Fancy being strapped into a metal cage and flung 60m into the sky? At G-Max, the reverse bungee ride hits speeds of up to 100kmh and 5Gs. There’s also an Extreme Swing, which begins by lifting participants backwards, 50m into the air, before hurtling towards the ground at over 120kmh. Set in the Clarke Quay nightlife district – thrills aside – the rides offer spectacular views along the Singapore River.
Open till: 2am every night
Challenge your investigative skills at Xcape Singapore, an indoor escape game where 12 movie-themed rooms await. A warren of chambers are packed with puzzles, which have visual and verbal hints to help you figure out how to break free from fictional places. These include an ancient tomb where a murder has taken place. Check out the newly launched horror-themed rooms, Annabelle and The Morgue, if you dare.
Open till: 12.30am on Fridays and Saturdays, and 11.30pm from Sundays to Thursdays
Disco lights and thumping dance music greet visitors to Orchid Bowl, a chain of bowling alleys, open from 10pm every night. Combining state-of-the-art sound systems with UV lights and laser beams, cosmic bowling happens at three locations: Downtown East, Safra Yishun and Safra Tampines. Did we mention the bowling balls and pins glow in the dark?
Open till: 3am on Fridays and Saturdays, and 1am from Sundays to Thursdays