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Singapore after dark isn't as tame as most of us have been led to believe. The nightclubs are stylish and thriving, and the usually staid government has even lifted its ban on bar-top dancing. But if you're looking for the real party animals, make for the Night Safari. Just a 15-minute taxi ride from the city center, this animal sanctuary, open daily from 7:30 p.m. to midnight, offers one of the best ways of viewing tropical fauna, since so many species are nocturnal.

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