SENTOSA BY NIGHT: 7 THINGS TO DO AFTER DARK
Thrill-seekers, hitting the sack is not an option with all that leftover energy… so don’t waste it! Go indoor skydiving at iFly Singapore (last flight at 9.30pm) with its anti-gravity wind chamber, or get into the Initial D spirit and drift down slopes at the Skyline Luge & Skyride (closes 9.30pm).
Not exhilarating enough? Soar through the air with the bungy rides and giant swings at AJ Hackett Sentosa (closes 8pm Mon-Thu, 9pm Fri-Sun), or catch some waves at Wave House Sentosa (last session at 8pm) to sharpen your surf skills.
Food, glorious food! Indeed, Sentosa presents a feast for the senses, especially so for the taste buds. You’ll find fine dining restaurants that have won Michelin stars such as Chinese-fusion restaurant Forest and the Australian Osia Steak and Seafood Grill, and also CURATE, which is Asia’s first-ever Michelin Chef showcase restaurant.
For dining with a view, adjourn to the pier-facing Quayside Isle that’s home to a world of flavours. Savour Spanish cuisine at Sabio by the Sea, go gaga over Greek at Mykonos On The Bay, relish decadent Indian nosh at Earl of Hindh, and taste classic Chinese dishes at the esteemed Blue Lotus.
To top it off, Sentosa also has a few themed restaurants that promise an immersive dining experience. Art junkies will love Museo, a restaurant that doubles up as a social painting studio. Japanese fanatics can expect a theatrical showcase from the teppanyaki counter at Syun. And for a surreal, aquatic eye-opener, dive into Ocean Restaurant by Cat Cora that lets you dine with the fishes!
The State Of Fun is a place of magic and wonder, with plenty of fantastic performances to tease the inner child in you. Watch the majestic Crane Dance (show at 8pm), a graceful tour de force of technology that exhibits a pair of massive, mechanical cranes dancing amidst water and light effects.
Just around the corner is another flamboyant showcase, the Lake of Dreams (show at 11pm), which wows guests with flaming dragons, water cannons and other special effects set against a grandiose soundtrack. Both are free of charge.
But for a true relic of Sentosa’s history, you need to catch the Wings of Time extravaganza (shows at 7.40pm and 8.40pm). Having evolved from the island’s storied Musical Fountain act that opened back in 1982, the Wings of Time is a levelled up rendition with laser effects, pyrotechnics, live action and fireworks, while preserving the original performance’s art of towering, dancing water features. It’s a thing of beauty that never gets old.
The frisky young’uns aren't ready to go home yet, but fear not! Sentosa has lots in store to keep them entertained. Enter a realm of mind-bending mystery at the Trick Eye Museum Singapore (last admission at 8pm), that uses Augmented Reality and optical illusions to stage hilarious and stupendous photo opportunities – a must for your Instagram feed.
For more unbelievable sights, Madame Tussauds Singapore (last admission at 7.30pm Sat-Sun) is a constant crowd-pleaser with its lifelike wax figurines of global celebrities. Another immersive activity that kids will love is Sentosa 4D AdventureLand (last ride at 8.45pm), a virtual simulation ride that guarantees thrills and tumbles through lands like the Wild West and the Amazon.
After you’ve catered to the kids, it’s time to treat yourself with some peace and quiet. Make an evening appointment at one of Sentosa’s numerous spa sanctuaries, and achieve that state of serenity that you deserve. From facials and mani-pedis to massages and herbal baths, there is a therapeutic gamut of services available to soothe your body and soul.
Find solace in Auriga Spa at Capella Singapore (last treatment at 8.30pm), known for its award-winning treatments. So SPA at Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa (last treatment at 8pm) is a gorgeous escape cocooned within a heritage-listed 19th century building. And AWAY Spa at W Singapore Sentosa Cove (closes at 10pm) will leave you in bliss in an edgy yet elegant environment. Reserve in advance to secure that session of healing.
From a state of calm to a state of frenzy, grab some tipples and paint the town red at any of these bars in Sentosa. For booze and breeze, there is an assortment of beach bars on the island such as the Hawaiian-themed Ola Beach Club with its Tiki cocktails, and FOC Sentosa that celebrates Spanish gin and tonics.
Need some tunage to go with that drink? Tanjong Beach Club is another beach bar known for its chilled-out selections, and WooBar at W Singapore Sentosa Cove often dishes out slick house music.
For live music, The Rock Bar at Hard Rock Hotel Singapore is home to your beloved classic rock anthems, while Bob’s Bar at Capella Singapore is known for its vibrant Cuban nights. More live music can be had at Siloso Beach hangout Coastes which regularly hosts live music on the sands such as Friday Night Live. It's a great place for some cold brews and awesome pub grub too!