If there is another spot in Singapore that looks spectacular at night, aside from the Marina Bay area, that would probably be Clarke Quay. Situated upstream along the Singapore River, this historical quay puts on her best night lights as the sun goes down.
I was fortunate to stay in the area for a couple of days because of this thing and here's a couple of things you might enjoy on a night out in Clarke Quay:
(1) watch Clarke Quay transform at duskFrom your usual drab urban scene to stunning night scene in a matter of minutes. It helped that I had a great room with an overlooking view of the area. I had such a great time shooting here that I nearly forgot about dinner.
(2) the local cuisineI nearly forgot about dinner, until somebody mentioned Singapore's chilli crabs! There's a good number of dining options in Clarke Quay [check this out], but if you are craving for seafood, there is probably no better place than Jumbo Seafood.
I got to try their chilli crabs and black pepper crabs and these dishes are simply sinful!
(3) explore up and down the river
You can walk from Clarke Quay to Marina Bay in less than an hour. Its highly recommended after you have over-stuffed yourself with seafood.
There are good number of historical buildings you would be able to see. If you like street art, check out the murals in several of the underpasses there. Or maybe jam with one of the street musicians.
But you know what the best thing is? Being able to walk and shoot anywhere without fear of being mugged or having your camera equipment stolen. You can practically leave your camera and tripod while doing long exposure shots!
(4) take the river cruise
This is a great way to see Singapore River if you do not want to walk. We took the river cruise at day time and I could image how spectacular at night.
(5) ride g-max swing
Or not. I did not, nor I wished I had. I don't think I need that "100% adrenalin rush". By the sheer volume of shrieking and by the looks of those who just got themselves flung over the passing boats, I say that this is one ride you don't take ride after dinner. More info about this insane reverse bungy here.
Clarke Quay has been advertised as Singapore's top party spot, with plenty of nightclubs and bars to choose from.