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Big Bus Singapore Night City Tour review

Zhuang Jia Wen

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Singapore dazzles when the sun goes down. From glittering skyline views to bustling streets lined with food hawkers, experience the city’s energy and charm on Big Bus Singapore’s Night City Tour.

This open-top double-decker bus tour provides a fun overview of key sights and nightlife hotspots. Read on for a review of what this tour offers.

The Route

The 90-minute loop hits many of Singapore’s highlights across the Civic District, Marina Bay, Clarke Quay and more. Some destinations include:

  • Merlion Park
  • Esplanade Theatres
  • Marina Bay Sands
  • Gardens by the Bay
  • Orchard Road
  • Singapore Flyer
  • Kampong Glam
  • Clarke Quay
  • Boat Quay
  • Singapore River

With multilingual commentary, you’ll learn about the architecture, culture, and history behind the sights. The route showcases a diverse mix of old and new Singapore.

Nighttime Vibes

After dark, familiar landmarks like the Marina Bay skyline and Supertree Grove take on a magical atmosphere with dazzling light shows. Cruising by the Singapore River and Quays, you’ll soak up the buzzing nightlife scene. Hawking street food vendors, live music, and bustling bars and clubs add to the festive energy.

The open-air upper deck encourages you to connect with the sights, sounds and smells. It’s a perfect vantage point for photos too.

Hop On Hop Off Flexibility

This tour allows you to hop on and off at any of the 30 stops. You can stray from the route to explore attractions, eat at restaurants or shop. Your ticket allows unlimited rides over a 24-hour or 48-hour duration.

Tip: Ride a full loop first to get your bearings before hopping off. Check the timing and frequency of buses at each stop.

The Verdict

To experience Singapore after hours, the Night City Tour is a top pick. The commentary, views and flexibility give a perfect overview. You’ll come away with a sense of Singapore’s captivating blend of tradition and modernity under the glow of night.

FAQ

Is there a discount for booking the Night Tour online?

Yes, there’s a discount for booking the Night Tour online.

How long is the full loop of the night tour?

The full loop takes around 1.5 hours with no hopping off. Total tour duration depends on stops you make.

What is the frequency of buses?

Buses run every 20-30 minutes depending on the route and time of night. Check schedules at each stop.

What ticket options are available?

You can choose 24-hour or 48-hour tickets. Both allow unlimited hop on hop off access.

Can you go inside attractions?

No, the ticket only covers transportation. You’ll need to purchase entry tickets separately for attractions.

Is there live commentary?

Yes, live commentary is provided on the bus in English plus several other languages.

Is food or drink included?

No, but you can eat and drink at your own expense at stops. Many buses have an onboard cafe too.

Is the Night City Tour suitable for kids?

Yes, this tour is great for families. Kids usually enjoy the open-top bus ride.

What should you bring?

Bring a jacket or sweater as it can get cool at night. Also bring cash and your camera!

Do the buses run rain or shine?

Yes, the night tours operate rain or shine. The buses are partially covered if it rains.

How do I book and board?

Book online in advance then present your e-voucher to board at any of the 30 stops.

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