This former 1927 coal-fired power station has been restored into a mega-entertainment complex, attracting local Singaporeans for drinking, late nights and dancing. Twelve outlets in all mean that there should be something to cater for all tastes within these vast walls.
The largest outlet is Powerhouse, a 10,000 square foot space dedicated to dance – with resident and visiting DJs knocking out tunes til the small hours. The ever-popular Dragonfly heaves at weekends with revellers swinging their stuff to the latest Mandarin hits covered by the resident band and dancers, while The Boiler Room beckons those who prefer their music a bit more mainstream – with R&B, pop, rock and soul. There's a change of pace with Movida, which offers a different vibe altogether with dancers encouraged to grind their hips to the beats of World Music, while the Bellini Room is for all those swing lovers to get down to the cool jazz quartet.
When it's time to rest your legs, head to the Gallery Bar, The Lobby, the St James Wine Bar & Bistro or outdoors to Peppermint Park for a breath of fresh air, while sports fans should head to the New Paper Sports Bar. Karaoke fans needn't leave disappointed either with Mono providing an intimate bar and ten private rooms for those who love to belt out a tune or two of their own.
- © Frommer's 2013