Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Creatures of the Night - Part I

If you think that education in Singapore is all about studies, then you need to correct yourself. With a vibrant mix of students from all around the globe, Singapore caters all nocturnal party animals and unleashes them to take over the night. It’s very difficult to not to find a mate to party or hangout here. Believing in the spirit of ‘Work hard, party harder’, most of the young crowd flocks towards the numerous pubs, clubs and customized hangouts to have a good time.
The nightlife scene in Singapore is exhilarating with some of the world’s top clubs and DJs. The music is great and the people are so friendly. It’s a great way to unwind with friends after a hard day’s work. There aren't too many clubs back home, so I pretty much have a great time always. We don't have a car yet so we take the bus. It's really safe to do that at any time of night and affordable.

After years of partying in Singapore, I along with my friends, have few of our favorites. This post may act as a quick handy student guide to partying in Singapore.

Pubs: There are various pubs scattered all around Singapore. If you are coming to NUS, SMA, NAFA etc, Holland Village, Clark Quay and Boat Quay will turn out to be the places to find the pub of your taste. Some of the most popular ones are –

Wala Wala – Affectionately known as Wala’s to the locals, Wala Wala is an old-faithful watering hole of Holland Village. The ground floor lets you enjoy a cold one at the distinctive yellow-lit bar and you get an opportunity to catch sports on one of several flat-screen TVs. It’s an awesome place to hangout when your favorite sport is on. The bar upstairs hosts a variety of local music and comedy acts, with an ‘acoustic happy hour’ from 7 to 8.30pm which may vary time to time. Live bands and awesome mouth-watering food make it the perfect place to be at. There is a direct bus from NUS (#95) which takes you directly into the heart of Holland Village.

Clinic – Another interesting place to be in Singapore. Located in the Heart of Clark Quay night district, Clinic provides a never before drinking experience in a hospital like ambience. With hot nurses serving you favorite cocktails while you sit on an operation bed or a wheel-chair, you can never miss on good times there. A must try is a cocktail filled in a medical drip bottle which makes the whole thing look close to real.

China One- A fusion of a pub, night-club and a pool room, China one can usher you with whatever you want. With copious amount of floor area, you can fit in all your friends with even making the place a packed warm chimney. From time to time they come up with drink promotions so if you have a tight partying budget, you can still fit it all in. Location: Clark Quay.

Loof – A roof-top open air pub with contemporary d├ęcor makes it a very cheeky place to brag about yourself. Above all, there are 1 on 1 cocktail promotions on few days of the week before 9 so if you have a clue how much liquor you’re going to pour in your blood, then everything is set. Also, get martinis at only 8 S$; Awesome price for an awesome drink at an awesome place. Location: Top of Odean Tower, Bugis Area.

Chimes- If you have a strong liver and a taste for liquors, there is no better place to be on Wednesdays than Chimes. Just pay 20 bucks and enjoy free-flow of whatever you can drink in 3 hrs. Located in the courtyard of a church complex very near to Bugis MRT, it’s a fun place to see your friends getting wasted. Other days of the week, it’s a really nice place to come down with someone special and have a good evening. Decent food (which I could never afford) with a nice choice of wines will make your evening match his/her expectations.

O-bar – If you’re looking for some decent music, plus a nice ambience, then probably O-bar can usher you in. I specifically like the place for the occasional free-flow of Carlsberg beer cum all drinks 3 S$ each all night long. I like the place because it’s not too crowded and the crew members are very friendly. Location: Mohammad Sultan Road.

Prince of Wales- A typical Aussie pub located at Dunlop road in Little India. It’s the place where you shouldn’t worry about the dress code. Whether you’re sweaty, in shorts or in flip flops, it’s the place to chill out to the full extent. Enjoy the drinks in real Aussie style.

You can read up on these places on the internet. But this is not all. There are some fantastic night clubs too that I need to tell you about. But that's later. Till then take your pick.


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  2. you go to IT Fair ah
    In that Laptops,IPODS and Digital cams r cheap or expense

  3. Hi Sai,
    Most of the electronics at the IT fair are available at discounted rates.