Singapore has long ago shaken off its boring staid image, and its nightlife scene is going from strength to strength. The opening of Clarke Quay, a purpose built eating, drinking and clubbing emporium had much to do with this, and now there are several nightclubs where you can party until the small hours both here and at other locations around the island.
Number one on the list goes to all-time Singapore nightclub favourite Zouk. This warehouse-club has been packing in clubbers since its launch in March 1991, with both resident and visiting DJs spinning the decks in its four clubs. Zouk is also responsible for Asia's biggest beach party - ZoukOut, held on Siloso Beach in Sentosa every December.
Clarke Quay is home to four entries on the list - Attica, a perennial favourite with locals, local expats and visitors and within easy staggering distance of the many other bars and restaurants of the area. Zirca, an enormous complex attracts a mainly younger local crowd, and occasionally hosts smaller concerts of touring pop icons, China One for a raucous crowd jumping around to a live cover band, while Azzucar hosts a Latin soul party for those looking to let loose to contemporary Latin pop, salsa and meringue music.
Those looking for less mainstream music should check out Home, proclaiming to head up Singapore's underground culture.
17 Jiak Kim Street
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3 River Valley Road
Suite 01-03, Clarke Quay
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7 Raffels Boulevard
Pan Pacific Building
The Cannery #02-03, 3D River Valley Road (S)179023
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20 Upper Circular Road
The Riverwalk No. B1-01/06
48 Robertson Quay No. 01-03
222 Queen Street
1-24 Robertson Walk
3 Sentosa Gateway, #01-01
Block 3E River Valley Road