Live venues brighten nightlife

Singapore ups entertainment options

Singapore is rapidly shaking off its staid image with an increasing number of vibrant entertainment options. From annual events like Esplanade’s Mosaic music festival and dance festival, Fort Canning Park’s WOMAD, and international DJs spinning in clubs and cabarets, Singapore’s burgeoning nightlife scene is a far cry from chewing-gum bans and jaywalking fines.

St. James Power Station
3 Sentosa Gateway
stjamespowerstation.com
What’s there: Built in 1927 as Singapore’s first coal-fired power station, it promises options like the Bellini Room, offering live swing and big band music, and world-music bar Movida.

Ministry of Sound
The Cannery, Clarke Quay
ministryofsound.com.sg
What’s there: Currently the biggest Ministry of Sound club in the world, at approximately 40,000 square feet with a capacity of 3,000-plus. Iconic club houses different music concepts and regular guest DJs.

Esplanade Theaters on the Bay
esplanade.com
What’s there: A collection of eye-catching bayfront buildings, Esplanade Theaters on the Bay is a performing arts center with an aim to be internationally recognized for its creativity and sense of adventure. It hosts festivals, art installations, dance, theater and concerts.

Crazy Horse Paris
Clarke Quay
crazyhorseparis.com.sg
What’s there: In December 2005, Singapore became the first Asian city to host a Crazy Horse Paris cabaret, which originated in the French capital more than 50 years ago.

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