The sheer scope of demand for new places to party in Singapore is driving entrepreneurs into numerous parts of the city, but the entertainments on offer at Clarke Quay is well established and hard to beat.
Zirca in Clarke Quay is hands down the best and most famous venue for seeing international DJs, as well as local talent specializing in electro, house, progressive and trance. The themed parties are without doubt the place to be during holidays and weekends if you’re looking for excitement and entertainment.
Other noteworthy establishments in the neighborhood include Se7en1nch and the Bellini Grande. The London-esque Ministry of Sound is also a good fallback for nocturnal pleasure seekers.
For some non-alcohol or music induced adrenaline, the G-MAX Reverse Bungy will launch you more than 180 feet into the air at speeds exceeding 120 miles per hour. Children under the age of 12 are prohibited.
One popular way to see the city’s riverfront (Clarke Quay included) is via a river cruise, most of which start out at as little as three dollars and are accessible at various points on both banks.
If it’s food you’re after, you could do worse than Bayang, which specializes in authentic Balinese cuisine infused with homey, traditional flavors. The Tapas Tree (which also has branches in Changi Village and One Fullerton) features Paella and a wide array of tapas, including patatas bravas, salted calamares fritos, and sautéed mussels served in a rich, herbaceous, spicy tomato sauce, among others.
After dinner, stop into Nectarie for some scrumptious chocolate and coffee well into the evening.