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What To Do With Friends In Singapore, Day & Night Activities

What To Do With Friends In Singapore, Day & Night Activities

One of the most frustrating but eventually rewarding things about my friend group is that they always look to me for directions and plans for our next hangout. 

Don’t get me wrong, I love them, but being in charge of the planning can get really annoying when I don’t know where to start. 

So, if you’re the designated hangout planner in your friend group (like me), let me spare you from the stress and give you my top list of things to do with friends in Singapore. I made sure to include ones that don’t just involve partying! 

Ride a cable car to and from Mount Faber Park

Address: 109 Mount Faber Rd, Faber Peak, Singapore 099203

Contact Details: +6563610088

Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday, 8:45 am to 9:30 pm


Ask locals about the best thing to do with friends in Singapore, and they’ll likely recommend riding the cable cars via the Mount Faber and Sentosa Lines. 

It’s the area’s most popular attraction and offers stunning views of Singapore’s landscape, including the Merlion, Marina Bay, and Resorts World. If you’re looking for unique ways to get around hotspots in Singapore, a cable car ride is a must-try! 

Apart from breathtaking views, I personally enjoyed the 4-course dinner experience with welcome drinks and a butler. I paid a premium for that, and it’s worth a try with your friends (you can split the bill too). 


We strongly advise purchasing your tickets in advance via the website. By doing so, you’ll skip the lengthy queues and receive priority access for round-trip rides on both cable car routes with the Cable Car Sky Pass.

Hike across Singapore via the Rail Corridor

Address: Upper Bukit Timah Rd, #380 Fuyong Estate, Singapore 678040 or #1 Railway Station, Bukit Timah Railway Station Community Node, Singapore 599938

Operating Hours: Open 24/7


Are you and your friends outdoor enthusiasts? While Singapore lacks mountains, trails like the Rail Corridor offer an escape from urban streets (trust me, this a must-do at least once in a while!). 

Once a railway to Malaysia, it now acts as a green buffer between neighbourhoods. The section from Bukit Timah to Tanjong Pagar features two abandoned historic railway stations, preserved for their historical importance when the railway was in operation. 

I once completed the whole 24-kilometre stretch over two days. Because of that, I earned the right to say I trekked all of Singapore, and I highly recommend you do the same with your friends!


The closest MRT Station is King Albert Park. From there, head westward along Bukit Timah Road. The Rail Corridor, which leads to the old station, is on the left side, just below the Bukit Timah Truss Bridge.

Party and play games with your friends at Level Up Arcade and Live Music Bar

Address: 3A River Valley Rd, #02-04 Blk A Clarke Quay, Singapore 179020

Contact Details: +65 9231 4992

Operating Hours: Monday to Tuesday, and Thursday, 5:00 pm to 1:00 am, Friday to Saturday, 5:00 pm to 3:00 am, Sunday, 5:00 pm to 1:00 pm


Round up your crew and dive into the vibrant nightlife of Singapore at Level Up Arcade and Live Music Bar. Since 2017, this hotspot has been my go-to for laid-back hangout vibes for drinks, games, and live tunes.

You’ll be greeted by live performances and rows of vintage and modern arcade games. My favourite personal favourites are the basketball hoops, air hockey table, and beer pong! 

Aside from boozy drinks like cocktails and beer, Level Up also serves bar bites like nachos, fries, burgers, and more to keep your bellies satisfied and your energy levels high until you drop. I remember good times with my friends at this place! 


The reservation system at Level Up Arcade and Live Music Bar mandates a minimum of four guests per table booking. 

While they accommodate walk-ins for smaller groups, tables tend to fill up quickly, especially on Fridays and weekends.

Ordering a drink grants access to the arcade games and earns you a token for gameplay. Enjoy more drinks for extra gaming opportunities!

Binge on local fare with your friends at Lau Pa Sat

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Address: 18 Raffles Quay, Singapore 048582

Contact Details: +6562202138


I love going on a food crawl with my friends at Lau Pa Sat, especially because eating here saves us a lot of money. We don’t just come here during the day, but we also drop by in the evening for rounds of satay at Satay Street. 

Satay Street at Lau Pa Sat bursts to life after sunset, offering a vibrant culinary escapade. The al fresco vibe and aroma of sizzling skewers always get us excited to stuff our faces with good food, even if it means lining up and waiting for free tables. 

We’d usually have one friend sit at a vacant table while the rest of us order satay and other local fare. The place gets crowded every night, but we don’t mind the hustle just to get our hands on a really good satay! 


Lau Pa Sat is especially crowded during the evenings, and parking will be very limited in the area (also because they close down the road to make way for Satay Street). 

We highly recommend getting there via taxi or bus to avoid wasting time looking for parking slots. 

Geek out about your love for ice cream at the Museum of Ice Cream

Address: 100 Loewen Rd, Singapore 248837

Operating Hours: Sunday to Wednesday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, Thursday to Saturday, 10:00 am to 9:00 pm


When I first got the news that the Museum of Ice Cream was opening in Singapore, I wasted no time in telling my friends about it. The museum is one of the latest attractions in Singapore, and it’s completely ice cream and dessert-themed. 

As a person who loves sharing experiences on social media, I couldn’t resist taking so many pictures against the vibrant pink hues and dessert-inspired decor inside. I’m grateful my friends were very patient (and I hope yours are too!). 

Other highlights during our visit were the large sprinkle pit, colourful slides, a kaleidoscope tunnel, and a large pink inflatable house. Access to all of these play areas comes with the admission fee, so I recommend trying them all out! 


After Dark is a special tasting menu offered at the Museum of Ice Cream and is available Thursday through Sunday from 6 pm onwards. 

Here, you’ll indulge in unique ice cream flavours and alcoholic beverages not offered during daytime hours.

To secure your museum admission, be sure to book tickets at least a day or two in advance. For a more intimate experience, consider visiting on a weekday afternoon or evening to avoid crowds.

Test your friendship and teamwork at Lost Singapore

Address: 1 Selegie Rd, B1-03/04 GR.iD (GR.iD Singapore), Singapore 188306

Contact Details: +6567171688

Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday, 10:00 am to 10:00 pm


If you ask me, I trust my friends with my life. That said, I can totally rely on them to solve mysteries and get us out of an elaborate escape room, like the ones we tried at Lost SG! 

Each escape room comes with a storyline that your group must complete within 60 minutes. 

It may sound like a long time, but don’t let that fool you. The escape rooms are meant to be difficult to decipher, so choose your wisest teammates carefully!

Most of the escape rooms in Lost SG are packed with mind-boggling puzzles that you and your friends need to solve with the help of clues scattered around. Some rooms are horror-themed, but if you don’t like that, there are treasure-hunting rooms as well! 


Stuck in a puzzle? Don’t worry, the Lost SG staff are ready to help you with hints and clues about your next step. 

The crew wants you to enjoy the experience without wasting too much time on a single area, so don’t be afraid to ask them for help! 

Don’t bring large bags and lots of personal items with you to Lost SG. They don’t allow you to bring any sort of device or belongings with you to the escape room to keep the atmosphere as authentically thrilling as possible. 

There are lockers available right by the escape rooms, though! 

Host a picnic at the Singapore Botanic Gardens

Address: 1 Cluny Rd, Singapore 259569

Contact Details: +6564717138

Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday, 5:00 am to 12:00 am


Thinking about a budget-friendly way to dine out with your friends? Instead of shelling out extra cash at a restaurant, why not host a picnic at the Singapore Botanic Gardens? 

The UNESCO-graded garden complex has sprawling lawns surrounded by lush trees, flower bushes, and soft grass where you can lay down a mat and relax with friends. We didn’t spend a single dime to enter, but we all chipped in on the picnic food. 

The picnic grounds are located at Palm Valley, near Eco Lake, the Orchid Garden, and the Frangipani Garden. We recommend finding a spot under a tree to keep yourself protected from the harsh sun, especially if you’re hosting a picnic at noon (lunchtime). 


The best picnic spot for your convenience is at the Orchid Garden and near Eco Lake due to its proximity to public restrooms. 

If you prefer a more quiet space to host your picnic, we recommend setting up at either Swan Lake or the Tanglin Lake Gardens. 

The Singapore Botanic Gardens frequently hosts live shows and exhibitions across its grounds. To see if any events are scheduled during your intended visit, refer to this page for updates.

Party like you’re Barbie (or just Ken) at Tipsy Unicorn

Address: 36 Siloso Beach Walk, #01-01, Singapore 099007

Contact Details: +65 9139 6703

Operating Hours: Tuesday to Thursday, 11:00 am to 9:00 pm, Friday, 12:00 pm to 12:00 am, Sunday, 11:00 am to 10:00 pm


Take your friends out for a beachside party at Tipsy Unicorn, a pink and purple-clad beach club located in Sentosa that looks like it came out of a Barbie movie. A friend of mine once hosted a girls’ day out here, and safe to say, we had a blast! 

There’s a pool, lounge area, cocktail bar, beachside cabana, and a unicorn carousel that serves as the main dance floor and DJ area. If you want to stay closer to the sea, there are purple daybeds with matching umbrellas to keep you comfortable in the sun! 

Moreover, the food and drinks here can keep your tummies filled all day and night long. While you eat, you can watch people dance to upbeat music or enjoy the pool to beat the heat! 


If you want a space all to yourselves, you can book a VIP cabana or private room for more privacy. You will have access to the amenities at Tipsy Unicorn, plus perks like VIP entry, pool access, free towel usage, and sparkling water. Just note that there is a minimum spend to book the VIP cabanas. During off-peak days, it’s at $800 and $2,000 during peak hours. 

Go on thrilling rides at Universal Studios Singapore

Address: 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269

Contact Details: +65 6577 8888

Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday, 10:00 am to 7:00 pm


My friends are complete movie buffs, so a day out at Universal Studios Singapore at least once a year was a no-brainer for our friend group. The world-class amusement park is a haven for anyone who loves Shrek, Transformers, Jurassic Park, and more! 

My personal favourite rides were the Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure and the Revenge of the Mummy, while my friends loved Battlestar Galactica. If you and your friends can stomach gravity-defying roller coasters and tall drops, then this park is for you! 

There are other areas that offer tamer rides like Sesame Street and the Canopy Flyer. These parts are safe for kids and adults who are kids at heart!


If you don’t want to spend extra hours just waiting to get on a ride, we highly recommend getting a Universal Express Pass ticket for an extra $50 on top of your admission ticket. 

You will get priority access to participating rides, the park, and performances, saving you lots of time during the day.

Enjoy the views from the Singapore Flyer

Address: 30 Raffles Ave., Singapore 039803

Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday, 10:00 am to 10:00 pm


You can tell by now that my friends and I love heights and scenic views, so I’m going to add the Singapore Flyer to this list. A spin around the Singapore Flyer is a must-do, especially if your friends are first-time visitors to Singapore! 

This large and tall Ferris wheel takes you and your friends up into the sky at 165 metres, giving you clear and scenic views of the island from the very top of the wheel. A single ride lasts about 30 minutes and you only have to pay $33! 

To make your Singapore Flyer experience more memorable, I highly recommend booking the Singapore Sling Experience. You and your friends will enjoy priority boarding, plus a round of the island’s most iconic cocktail to enjoy in the sky! 


During the entirety of its operating hours, the Singapore Flyer offers standard rides. However, exclusive experiences like the Singapore Sling and Sky Dining are accessible starting from 4:30 pm onwards.

Unleash your inner child at SuperPark

Address: #02-477, Suntec City (North Wing, 3 Temasek Blvd, Tower 1, Singapore 038983

Contact Details: +65 6239 5360

Operating Hours: Monday to Friday, 10:30 am to 8:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 am to 9:00 pm


Indoor playgrounds never fail to impress, especially when they have something for grown-ups like me. Take SuperPark, for instance. It’s one of Singapore’s top indoor playgrounds, and it stays open late!

You can test your ninja skills, race down tube slides, and join exciting indoor races in the Adventure Zone. Or, if you’re up for it, show off your athleticism in the Game Arena, or bounce and climb in the Freestyle Hall.

My friends and I were ready to drop down and sleep after a few hours in SuperPark. I recommend saving your energy and eating a recovery meal after your stay here, as the experience is both a fun activity and a workout in one! 


For a smoother booking process, it’s advisable to secure your slots through the website. SuperPark receives numerous inquiries via phone, so save yourself some time and book online instead!

Spend a whole day around flowers and plants at Gardens by the Bay 

Address: 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953

Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday, 5:00 am to 2:00 am

Contact: +65 6420 6848


A trip to one of Singapore’s most iconic garden attractions is a must-do if you’re looking at what to do with friends on the island. I’ve gone to Gardens by the Bay several times by myself, with a date, with family, and with friends, and I never get bored. 

The massive garden attraction features both indoor and outdoor plant and flower displays featuring thousands of species in elaborate arrangements. There’s the Cloud Forest, Flower Dome, and Floral Fantasy, all showing vibrant flower displays. 

My friends and I would hang out by the SuperTree Grove and watch the massive trees light up at night. Sometimes, we’d pay a little extra to hop on the OCBC Skyway and watch the sun go down from up the suspended bridge (trust me, it’s worth it!).


If you’re curious about what happens to the solar energy collected by the Supertrees each day, stay at the attraction after the sun sets. 

Once darkness falls, the Supertree Grove transforms into a captivating audiovisual spectacle known as the Garden Rhapsody, held at 7:45 pm and 8:45 pm. 

During this nightly event, the Supertree Grove illuminates with vibrant colours synchronised to music. The 15-minute show is completely free for anyone who stays behind after sunset to watch it! 

Geek out about digital art and science at the ArtScience Museum

Address: 6 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018974

Contact Details: +6566888888

Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday, 10:00 am to 7:00 pm


The ArtScience Museum holds a special place in my heart as one of Singapore’s premier museums. Its unique lotus-inspired architecture sets the stage for a wide array of exhibits spanning art, science, culture, and technology.

Inside, my friends and I get lost in a world of fascination, from mind-bending digital art installations to eye-opening glimpses into the wonders of nature. It’s also a family-friendly museum to visit in case you want to bring your kids along in the future!

One of my favourite attractions is their permanent exhibition, Future World: Where Art Meets Science. It offers an immersive journey through virtual and interactive displays showcasing Singapore’s flora, fauna, and urban landscapes.


Certain exhibits within the permanent display Future World: Where Art Meets Science require a minimum height of 1.20 metres to fully enjoy and appreciate the installations.

Some interactive exhibitions inside the ArtScience Museum include walking, jumping, or stepping around a holographic display on the floor. We recommend wearing comfortable shoes (no heels!) when visiting the displays! 

Challenge your friends to a luge race at Skyline Luge Singapore

Address: 1 Imbiah Rd, Singapore 099692

Operating Hours: Monday to Thursday, 11:00 am to 7:30 pm, Saturday to Sunday, 10:00 am to 9:00 pm


At Skyline Luge Singapore, the nighttime experience is unlike anything during the day. Picture this: a thrilling 1.4-kilometre track for sled-like cart rides but with a twist. 

My friends and I rode on a chairlift to reach the starting point, then we hopped on our own sled-like carts. When the race started, we let gravity do its magic and we raced down the hill as fast as we could! 

The carts were so easy to handle, perfect for me as a solo rider. Of course, if you prefer to have a friend drive the cart for you, you can hop on the tandem carts and ride down the hill together! 


To get the most out of your luge race experience, we recommend booking a package for up to 5 rides plus a group photo while you’re racing! The package starts at $40 per person, giving each racer 5 rounds to race down the hill. 

Chill and hang out with your friends at the Henderson Waves

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Address: The Southern Ridges, Singapore

Opening Hours: Open 24/7


One of my most favourite hangout spots in Singapore is the Henderson Waves, a wave-like suspended footbridge that stretches 274 metres long within the Southern Ridges. 

It’s a quiet and comfortable spot amidst Singapore’s green spaces, making it an ideal spot for my friends and me to just sit back and catch up. 

There are plenty of seating areas within the bridge’s canopies, giving ample shade whenever we drop by during the day. 

The best time to visit the Henderson Waves, however, is close to sunset. The bridge serves as a great vantage point to watch the sun go down while you chill and hangout on the bridge! 


Don’t worry about staying on the bridge past sunset. The Henderson Waves lights up at night, giving you ample lighting and vision in the dark.

You can reach the Henderson Waves by trekking down from Mount Faber Park or Telok Blangah Hill. 

If you don’t want to trek the trail with your friends, you can easily reach the bridge by alighting at Telok Blangah MRT Station and heading southwest towards Henderson Road. 

You should be able to spot a staircase leading to the Henderson Waves above! 
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