Ask any person who’s been to Singapore what they love most about the country and the answer will most likely be one of three things: the food, the shopping, or the attractions. While all are valid in their own right, these reasons are only the tip of the iceberg and with my previous trips to SG, I must admit that I'm slowly discovering the rest of the iceberg.
Known as the home of underground shopping malls, Michelin-star and celebrity-chef restaurants, architectural wonders, and some of the first, newest or biggest attractions in the world, Singapore is also a country that offers visitors just as many options after dark as it does when the sun is up. Whether it’s grooving to the beats at one of the many world prestige clubs or downing designer shots and bespoke cocktails at hidden bars, guests will find a vast range of options to keep them coming back for more. Singapore promises a night to remember for friends, couples, and families seeking exciting, meaningful experiences, with a host of remarkable events lined up for the next few months.
Singapore's Entertainment Scene Lights up After Dark
Here are some of upcoming events you shouldn't miss
when you visit Singapore this November to January 2015.
Show producer LA Comedy Live has helped turn Singapore into a viable option for fans of stand-up comedy with its roster of stadium-filling comics and sold-out shows that offer nights of bellyaching laughter while Resorts World Sentosa offers a fantastic line-up of hit shows and musicals for the whole family including the Filipino-produced Priscilla: Queen of the Desert (October 16-26, 2014) and the classic Peter Pan, The Never Ending Story this November 27, 2014 until January 20, 2015.
For party goers, I'm sure you're familiar with ZoukOut. Now on its 14th year, ZoukOut Singapore is one of the most anticipated two-day party in Asia! Happening this December 12-13,2014, this is your chance to party from dusk til dawn and enjoy the world's only sunrise festival at the beach. I know some of my friends visited Singapore in the past years just to attend this dance and music event and they have great feedback about it!
For music in a more intimate setting, catch various local artists such as Jack & Rai, Vandetta, Blues Machine or Goodfellas at live music bars like the Wala Wala Café Bar, Hood Bar & Café or Timbre@The Substation for a truly immersive Singapore experience.
When I first visited Singapore in 2010, locals always mention Clarke Quay for nightlife, bands and booze. Now, as Singapore strengthen its position in the entertainment and party market, I realized that there are plenty of places I should visit aside from Clarke Quay and SkyPark at MBS.
After attending the party hosted by Singapore Tourism Board at 71 Gramercy, I get tips from the locals where we should go for some drinks and gimmick when we are in Singapore.
You can also choose to spend the night sampling creatively delightful cocktails crafted by award-winning mixologists such as Peter Chua of 28 Hong Kong Street, Jeff Ho of Jekyll & Hyde and Ethan Leslie Leong of Maison Ikkoku, or explore the exclusive speakeasies such as the password-protected, The Library; the unassuming basement-level location of B28, and the hidden bar serving unique American craft spirits, The Secret Mermaid. Want to party hundreds of feet in the air? Then head over to one of the city’s wildly popular rooftop bars like Loof, Lantern, or 1-Altitude, which towers over the city at a full 282 meters.
“Whatever kind of entertainment you are in the mood for – be it watching live music concerts or festivals, musicals or plays, or drinking it up at hidden speakeasies – Singapore is a must-visit destination to experience high quality entertainment content,” expressed Mr. Adrian Kong, Area Director, Philippines & Brunei, Singapore Tourism Board. “In particular, we hope Filipinos will get a chance to experience the slew of local and international nightlife offerings and events for a fun-filled vacation,” concluded Mr. Kong.
Teeming with places to explore and experiences to remember, Singapore will bring something new to even the most experienced traveller. So book a ticket, pack your bags, open your mind, and get ready to experience where the world is heading. It just might be your best weekend ever!
Read more about You're Best Weekend Ever Party star-studded experience at 71 Gramercy on a separate post. Visit again this blog and get to know some of the key persons in the entertainment industry of Singapore and what happened during that awesome party. <3