We’ve often already complained about how there’s “nothing to do” in Singapore, especially with our loved ones. Sure, we could come up with elaborate itineraries to explore overseas, but vast expenditures usually come along with travelling.
Being a small country doesn’t mean there’s really nothing to do; we just need to look a little harder!
To get you started, here’s AVENUE ONE’s list of 57 date ideas in Singapore for those who are tired of couple’s activities in Singapore that involve just dinner or watching Netflix shows. These inexpensive date ideas aren’t reserved for couples too – you can round up your friends for them as well!
Go kayak fishing together
Like to kayak and also fish? Why not kayak and fish at the same time with one of Fever’s many kayak fishing tours around the island? Fever is known for its freshwater and saltwater fishing tours that take place at several locations such as Sentosa, East Coast Park, Changi Beach, Pasir Ris, and Punggol Reservoir.
The professional team will take you fishing and kayaking at some of the most unique spots in Singapore where you can either fish in between huge tankers overlooking a picturesque landscape or head between the mangroves to spot wildlife like lizards and colourful birds as you fish.
All you have to do is show up for your session after making a booking and you’ll be able to start your outdoor adventure! You don’t even have to worry about any equipment or tools as Fever will provide you with everything you need, just come with plenty of sunscreen and a hat to protect yourself.
A kayak fishing tour by Fever costs S$149 per session, but you can attend it for S$129 if you go in a group of four individuals or more – book your tickets online here. For more information, visit here or WhatsApp 8850 8501.
Maison21G Love Perfume Atelier: Create your own perfume with your loved one
Love is in the air! Explore the world of fragrances with your partner when you sign up for Love Atelier, a unique perfume workshop by Maison 21G.
This bespoke fragrance house specialises in personalising perfume made with sustainable natural essential oil blends.
Under the guidance of an expert Scent Designer, you and your partner will be able to choose from their array of ingredients to tailor your own scents based on what calls out to you, as well as discover which fragrances represent your love for each other. Once you’ve found the perfect combinations, you can proceed to craft your very own unique fragrances!
The workshop includes three full-sized customised perfume creations for you to take home — one tailored perfume each, and one shared perfume creation.
Take this opportunity to master the art of seduction through perfume-making; you may be surprised by how you’d get to know your partner better, apart from what fragrances they like.
If you’re feeling extra fancy that day, add on an extra bottle of perfume, a bouquet of 50 roses, free-flow prosecco, or even a bottle of Champagne Ruinart to celebrate the occasion of you two finding the scent of your love.
This two-hour workshop is available at S$380 per couple and you can book it at Maison 21G.
Try every bubble tea brand in Singapore
Are you and your other half bubble tea fans? Here’s a fun and delicious date idea in Singapore that we are sure both of you will love: try a different bubble tea brand in Singapore on every date!
If you are confused by all the bubble tea brands opening in Singapore, just check out our handy guide to ALL the bubble tea options in Singapore that you need to know about.
After you have checked every single brand off your list, up the challenge by conquering different bubble tea flavours at each brand – the possibilities are endless!
Tip: Be careful of your waistline with all that sugar you’ll be piling on though. Share a drink (and the calories) with your other half, and opt for less sugar as much as possible.
Paint couple tees together!
Painting together is probably one of the best activities to bond with your date or loved one.
You get to spend time and unwind after a long week together in each other’s presence. And it’s even better when you get to keep a memorable and useful souvenir after your painting session together!
Whether or not you two prefer matching or non-matching designs, head over to Streaks n Strokes’ website to purchase any of their couple painting kits and unleash your creativity… together.
With this kit, you get everything you need to paint your dream design – including a t-shirt or tote bag, paintbrushes, premium quality fabric paint, and even tracing tools for complete beginners in painting.
Feeling intimidated because you’re not sure how or what to paint? Fret not, as the website also offers a selection of online painting classes and design ideas so you and your partner can paint beautiful designs on your t-shirts or totes at no extra charge.
Indulge in some orchid fun and craft a perfume based on your personalities
Who says fragrances can’t be romanticised? Translate the beautiful story of your relationship into pheromones at Scentopia’s Perfume Making Workshop.
Serving also as an ode to Singaporean Native of Orchids, this hidden gem in Sentosa has been recognised by travel agents worldwide as the go-to place for customising your very own orchid perfumes.
With countless rave reviews from couples who have visited, there’s no reason to not immerse yourselves in an intimate and memorable workshop experience as an elegant and unique way of symbolising your love for and connection with each other.
A powdery musk that reminds you of their fresh laundry, the floral aroma of the bouquet they bought you, or the first dessert you both shared on a date.
Whether you both relate to the olfactory family of citrus, fresh, floral, woody, or oriental, you can pick from 120 orchid-infused fragrance oils in Scentopia’s diverse scent library to create the perfect “love perfume”.
How about taking it up a notch, test how much you understand each other, and personalise a perfume for your partner based on their personality?
You can even walk away with laser-engraved bottles or choose to make scented candles, reed diffusers, or DIY kits instead.
Scentopia Orchid Perfume Workshop is available for booking at their website for S$95 (50ml) and S$125 (100ml) per person.
Go for a couple’s spa
Going for a spa session together makes for a great getaway even if you don’t have time to book a staycation. Many spas offer private rooms and special packages so you can take a few hours off to rejuvenate your minds with a well-deserved massage. Think of it as a daycation!
Here’s a really good deal from Elements Wellness you can purchase. At just S$241.40 for 2 pax (U.P. S$256.80) you and your partner can get to enjoy a relaxing full-body massage in the spa’s private room, on beds with temperatures adjusted for maximum comfort.
You even get the chance to top up your massage experience with 40 minutes in a private petal-sprinkled jacuzzi, or a 40-minute Koyamaki Onsen Therapy, for a total of S$282.06. Get these deals here!
You can also consider this couple aromatherapy massage by Theresa Body Skin Wellness for S$188 for 2 pax, which includes a 10-minute scrub, 5-minute cleanse, and 60-minute body massage. Redeem it here.
Soak in a steamy onsen bath
Not able to travel to Japan for a romantic getaway? Still get a taste of Japanese pampering by visiting an onsen bathhouse with your special someone. The Joya Onsen Cafe houses public and private onsen baths, as well as imitates an authentic hot spring experience by letting you choose your own yukatas or jinbei to wear at the spa.
If you’re opting for affordable and don’t mind some time apart before reuniting for a delectable meal, then you and your partner can purchase the Public Onsen Admission, which includes a complimentary Wagashi refreshment.
Since public onsens at the spa are separated by gender, your quality couple time will be spent after at the café that serves mouthwatering Japanese Bentos. Digging in together after spending some me-time – that’s a great way to end a pampering session.
Otherwise, you can also choose a Private Onsen Admission for some intimate alone-time with the one you love. You’ll get to relax in a private, hot onsen bath for 90 minutes, and have access to shower facilities, dressing room, and sauna room too. Sweet!
Get a Private Onsen Admission at S$132 for two pax, on Klook. Or, get a Public Onsen Admission for S$41.80 per pax.
Watch the sunset together
When was the last time you had the chance to slow down and smell the flowers?
There are several spots in Singapore that are great for watching the sunset that you may not know about.
Surprise your significant other with a beautiful view for a special date, and take the time to simply enjoy each other’s presence.
Relive those nerve-wrecking, clammy-palmed secondary school first dates by doing a classic – ice skating. Remember to hold hands with your beau to keep warm!
From S$18 onwards, check out the opening hours for public skating at their website here. It is located at 2 Jurong East Central 1, #03-01, JCube, Singapore 609731, and at 5 Stadium Walk, Level 3, Singapore S397693.
Go on a food hunt
On a budget, but also wanna give your date a blast? Why not try out some of these inexpensive delicacies on the list of Michelin Bib Gourmand winners?
Enjoy hearty, tasty meals with your date and hop from place to place for a memorable date the two of you will be sure to remember!
Need a condensed list of the Michelin Bib Gourmand food places for easier short-listing? Check out our list and reviews of each of the 50 places so you’ll know where to head to with your beau.
Alternatively, try café hopping!
Hate suffering in Singapore’s blistering heat, or simply enjoy finding the best coffee on our shores? There’s no better date than one spent café hopping!
If you are worried that the expenses will pile up (since café food and drinks are not the cheapest in town), our advice is to order a few dishes to share with your beau. This way, the two of you can try more things, consume less calories, and also spend less in total – definitely a win-win situation!
Not sure where to start? Check out our article on café hopping in Tiong Bahru.
Have a picnic at Botanic Gardens
Hey, not all good dates involve forking out a ton of money – some can even be free! Go old-school for a picnic by the water body at the Botanic Gardens – prepare your own home-cooked meal, or if you can’t cook, just buy some food of your own for a special pot-luck with your S.O.
Psst, if you’ve already visited Botanic Gardens and want to have a different location, consider these Instagram-worthy picnic spots in Singapore!
Open daily from 5am – 12am, at 1 Cluny Road, Singapore 259569. Admission is free.
Take an evening or morning nature stroll
Although rather cliché, Singapore does have many picturesque spots that are rather obscure and not known by many.
Check out hidden finds like the Kranji Marshes, with its fairytale-like vines that create an enclave of sorts and species of birds you never thought you would ever see in Singapore (outside of a zoo).
Other lesser-known places include the Changi Point Coastal Walk for a sea-side walk along the creek, to catch a view of a beautiful sunrise or sunset with your beloved.
Of course, it doesn’t have to strictly be these two places. You could simply take a stroll along your neighbourhood, and who knows – you may find a hidden picturesque place that the two of you hold close to your hearts.
If your date is a bit of a fitness junkie and prefers to go for a jog, consider one of these jogging trails in Singapore.
Have some fun with board games
Wanna relive some of your old childhood memories, or just try out new games with your date? It’s time to head to a games café, where they have tons of board games for the two of you to play. Whether it is a game of silly trivia to heavy strategy games that’ll have you racking your brains for hours– we guarantee that the two of you will have a blast.
Some games may require more than two people, so feel free to invite your couple friends for a double, or even triple date!
You may be interested in this article: We checked out an Instagram-worthy board game café and tell you what you should play and order
Bust out some console games
Not so interested in traditional, old-school board games?
Either play some video games at home, or if you don’t have consoles at home, you can go to Play Nation, a video game café, to get competitive and have a blast.
You can even get yourself some snacks from the snack bar or café if you get hungry after playing video games with your date!
Price: From S$10.90 per gaming hour and person. Console rentals are also available.
Address: 58 Prinsep Street, Singapore 188686; 2 Orchard Link #03-02, *SCAPE, Singapore 237978; and 1 Tampines Walk, #B1-17/18/19, Our Tampines Hub, Singapore 528523.
Opening hours: Mon – Thurs (2pm – 11pm) | Fri – Sat (2pm – 3am) | Sun (2pm – 11pm)
Visit a themed café together
Does your date like cutesy stuff? Surprise him or her by going to one of those themed cafes that have been sprouting around Singapore like crazy.
Simply ogle at the weird, and perhaps too cute-looking food, or just soak in the altogether weird experience with your bae. Plus, there’s always a merch section where you can get a themed item of your choice for yourself or your other half, as well as a photo booth area for the two of you to get a sweet couple pic.
We recommend heading to Platform 1094, a Harry Potter-themed cafe nestled along Serangoon Road. Besides delectable dishes like the Fireball Whiskey Chicken and Charing Cross Road Angus Ribeye, magical drinks concoctions are also on the cafe’s unique menu.
Of the many mysterious recipes, you have to order Mr Lich’s Flaming Brew, an ethereal-looking blue drink that bursts into mesmerising flames before your eyes!
Get up to 20% off selected food and drink items on Platform 1094’s menu on Klook.
Glide along the Singapore River on the River Cruise
Here’s a way to go on a tour without actually going overseas: pretend to be a tourist for a day and visit tourist sites like the Singapore River, and perhaps if you’re feeling up to it, ride along the River Cruise for a romantic boat ride where it’ll pass by key tourist spots like the Merlion, the Marina Bay Sands, Boat Quay, and more.
Tip: Consider taking it at night when you don’t have to brave the sun. The night lights also make your date extra romantic.
The Singapore River Cruise is priced from S$20 per adult along Clarke Quay, Boat Quay, and Marina Bay. Get tickets here.
Take a stroll at Gardens By The Bay
Gardens By The Bay is a renowned tourist site for a good reason. Even if you have been here multiple times, you’ll still love how great this place is for an indoor, scenic (albeit man-made) sight of flowers, flowers, and more flowers.
Marvel at the fantastic architecture, take a leisurely walk through the glasshouse domes (which change seasonally and usually have events going on!) and its collection of high bridges, and have a blast.
If you’re feeling peckish after long hours of walking, you can head to the fast-food eateries within the Gardens like McDonald’s or Shake Shack, as well as restaurants like the Majestic Bay for a delicious dim sum or seafood feast.
Get your Gardens by the Bay tickets, inclusive of meal options, on Klook. Gardens by the Bay is located at 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953.
Cycle around Singapore
Cycle along with your bae to discover beaten off-the-track paths the both of you have never seen before, or along the sea coast to breathe in the sea breeze. Here are a few bike trails you can take on during your date.
Did you know that you can also rediscover Singapore’s familiar landmarks while you’re biking through the city when you join a cycling tour? This one brings you along the Singapore River to learn about the rich history and culture of each site, even as you enjoy riding through the city on two wheels.
Tired after that? Eat up a storm to gain back those lost calories, because you and your bae know you two darn well deserve it.
P.S. Hate the hot afternoon weather? Try night cycling for a cooler (literally and figuratively) cycling experience.
Looking for a change of pace, but unwilling to break the bank? How about baking together with the S.O.? Not only is it super fun (bake whatever sweet treats to your hearts’ desires!), but you also get something tasty to munch on as a reward after!
Or if it isn’t tasty, at least the two of you can say that you’ve tried: A for effort, and all that.
The only con of this date idea is that it’s gonna be really messy afterwards. And yes, that means having to clean up the entire mess, but even cleaning up together can be a fun activity, so long as you are doing it with someone you love!
If cooking really isn’t a skill that either of you possesses, then why not consider signing up for a trial baking lesson at the ABC Cooking Studio? There, a Cake and Bread trial lesson is two hours-long and priced starting from S$28 per pax. You can choose to either bake a rich Gateau Au Chocolat cake or a fluffy Ham Mayo Bread And Cinnamon Roll, then get to take your finished bakes home with you too.
Book a baking trial lesson at ABC Cooking Studio, here. Outlets are at Takashimaya, Westgate, and Funan Mall.
Go shopping for each other, with each other!
How much do you really know about your loved one? Put your knowledge to the ultimate test by shopping for each other!
You may be pleasantly surprised by how well your beau really knows about your fashion preferences, or learn a new quirk about him or her when you are looking for a good book to gift.
Eat to your heart’s delight at a buffet
Everyone loves eating, and almost no one can say no to a delicious buffet. All you have to do is pick a restaurant of your choice from our list of the best à la carte buffet restaurants in Singapore and invite your S.O. for a date that he or she will definitely love.
You can even draw up a “food bingo” by guessing the five items your partner will dig into first and see who gets the most correct.
Tip: This is a good chance for you to learn extensively about your other half’s food preferences, which is especially important if you are just starting out or going on your first date. Take mental notes so that you will know what to eat on future dates!
Go fishing or prawning
Sure, Singapore always gets flak for being so darn small, but despite that, we still do have several places to fish or prawn.
Want a quiet, leisurely date in a tranquil place with your partner? This is the perfect activity for that. Go to popular haunts like Pasir Ris Town Park Fishing Pond or Punggol Point Jetty, for some quality fishing, and for prawning – there’s even one located very conveniently on the top level of Bugis+!
Best yet – you (literally) get to sow the seeds of your reward as you can grill your finds afterwards! You could also opt to go the more humane route and release the fishes and prawns back instead of having them for your dinner date.
Pump up adrenaline with escape rooms
Love a good mystery or always wanted to try solving a real-life mystery? You get to crack your minds over mind-boggling puzzles, intriguing plots, mysterious clues, and a whole bundle of nerves as you feel the time ticking away in your bid to escape the room.
You can also solve your way out of Trapped‘s escape rooms starting from S$75 per three pax, when you book on Klook.
Visit Singapore’s only Floating Seafood Restaurant
Sick of the usual fine dining-movie combo? Class it up by going to Smith Marine Kelong Restaurant, an almost extinct breed of a floating restaurant, located off the coast of Singapore where they serve the freshest seafood (like clams, lobsters chili crab, mussels etc.), directly from the sea where it is situated right on top of.
Alternatively, catch your own fish and take it home for have them grill it up for you in their restaurant.
If you are wondering how to get there, there is a pick-up at Changi Point Ferry Terminal on a bumboat.
Reservations have to be made three days in advance so a lot of planning has to be involved if you want to try this cool date idea. Although on the rather pricey side, we’d say perhaps this should be saved for special occasions.
It is located at Pulau Ubin Coastal Area, and is open daily from 10am – 7pm. Contact the restaurant at 9792 7609 to check on its post Circuit-Breaker arrangements and safe-distancing measures.
Visit a magical, snowy wonderland @ Snow City
Indulge your inner child by going to Singapore’s only indoor winter wonderland – Snow City – where the two of you can pretend you’ve been temporarily transported to a cold, temperate-climate country of your choice, without the hefty cost of a plane ticket.
Ride the toboggan slides, ogle at the igloo sculptures, marvel at the (fake) snowy city, build a snowman with your loved one and just indulge in all sorts of snowy, childish delights for a moment of a winter wonderland, away from the usually too sunny Singapore weather.
Don’t forget to hold hands to keep each other warm!
Admission fees start from S$12. It is open daily from 10am – 6pm and is located at 21 Jurong Town Hall Road, Singapore 609433. Book your tickets here.
Kayak through the mangroves
Kayaking is always a fun activity, regardless of who you go with – your BFF, family, friends – and especially your beau!
Take your other half on a kayaking adventure down at Sungei Khatib Bongsu or the Mandai Rivers, or whichever place of your choice, and take in the sights of Singapore’s breath-taking lush green mangrove waterways.
Also, if you’ve always wanted to know how well you and your date work together – this is the perfect opportunity, as kayaks are usually limited to two pods. Make it a personal challenge not to capsize, and if you do, whatever, right? All in good fun.
We have an article to share the best places to kayak at – check it out if you need some recommendations for interesting kayaking locations.
P.S. You’ll also get seriously toned arms after this, and you’ll only have yourself to thank for after that. We’re sure your other half will thank you for this brilliant date idea too.
Go on a Kayaking Mangrove Exploration Tour for S$95 per pax – book your tickets on Klook.
Ride a trishaw along heritage streets
Sick of the usual tall sky-scrapers and the hustle and bustle of the city? Whisk yourself back to the nostalgic past and indulge in something touristy – riding a trishaw with the beau in tow!
Take in the sights of Singapore’s colourful heritage sites, whilst enjoying the company of your date, and when the moment’s right – lean in for a kiss!
For a more dynamic experience, you can also choose to customise your own experience – be it an engagement, or just a simple date.
Prices start from S$65 per person. Trishaw Uncle tours can be found all over Chinatown, but they begin at Albert Mall Trishaw Park, 1 North Bridge Road, #15-06, High Street Centre, Singapore 179094. Opens daily (rain or shine) from 11am – 9pm, with the last trishaw departing at 8pm. For more information, click here.
Blow off some steam at The Fragment Room
Let’s be honest – we all (secretly) like to destroy things.
If you’ve got lots of pent-up frustration, come in with your bae to have an absolutely smashing time (literally) in The Fragment Room where you can just let your inhibitions fly.
Break some stuff, go wild, and release some stress at the same time.
Admission costs S$38 per person, and S$75 for two pax. You can also go on a fun double date by booking a Group of Four + Beast Mode package for S$124.19 (U.P. S$128) on Klook.
The Fragment Room is open daily from 12pm – 10pm and is located at 490 MacPherson Road, Singapore 368198.
Go glamping in style
Literally the portmanteau of ‘glam’ and ‘camping’ – glamping is the glam form of camping, for those of you who don’t like to get all gruff and dirty, but want in on the ‘fun’ part of camping.
There are many glamping providers that you can choose from but, for starters, The Glamping Society is a great option that you can try. It creates enchanting tent setups that are adorned with beautiful fairy lights, as well as equipped with comfy, pretty beds, and a fan to keep you cool. Truly, it’s the very definition of romantic!
For The Glamping Society, couple packages are priced starting from S$270. Check-in time is at 3pm, and check-out is at 2pm. Check out the best deals on Klook here.
The Glamping Society is located at East Coast Park’s Camping Area G, and is contactable at 9789 7022.
Go on a virtual adventure @ Virtual Room Singapore
Have already tried your hand at regular escape rooms? Get a fresh kick out of an escape room experience with virtual reality (VR).
Virtual Room is a studio that combines escape rooms and virtual reality to create VR escape room adventures, allowing you to immerse in brand-new, exhilarating landscapes like the moon or ancient Egypt as you work to solve mysteries with your plus one.
You can experience the thrills of adventuring, solving crimes, fighting baddies, and even experiencing zero-gravity scenarios, all without having to be in any real danger, for that matter.
There certainly won’t be a dull moment, so, whether it’s a first date or a seasoned 100th, VR escape rooms are a great activity!
P.S. Alternatively, for a low-budget version, indulge in a nostalgic favourite by going for an arcade date with your bae.
Get tickets for a VR Escape Room Adventure by Virtual Room starting from S$42 per pax on Klook. Virtual Room Singapore is located at 211 New Bridge Road, Level B3, Lucky Chinatown, Singapore 059432.
Swing some baseball bats indoors
When the weather is gloomy but both of you want to work out together outside of the gym, why not show off your powerful and well-timed swings at an indoor batting cage?
Don’t belittle this indoor sport though – it can burn 200 to 300 calories after just an hour of batting!
Check out The Cage to find out more about this fun date activity. Prices start from S$54 per pax per hour.
Tee off at a mini-golf course
Put your golf skills to the test and challenge your beau to a game of mini-golf at one of Singapore’s many mini-golf centres.
Mini golf features a much shorter “course”, so you don’t have to be a professional golfer in order to enjoy this activity.
It also usually features incredulous holes for players to putt their way around, which makes it extra challenging and extra fun – you’ll both be squealing in delight and laughing at each other’s failed attempts throughout the date!
Check out the Holey Moley Golf Club, which has 27 unique holes and even an indoor bar for you and your friends to grab drinks while you golf. Prices start from S$13.19 per person when you book through Klook!
Go scuba diving in the deep deep blue at Pulau Hantu
If you must know – then yes, you actually can dive right here, in Singapore. No need to pay some exorbitant fee to travel to some exotic country for a diving expedition!
Soak in the sights and swim alongside sea creatures like clownfish, anemone fish, and angelfish, get yourself a water camera for a water-selfie with your bae, and show off the great adventures you went on (without even having to leave the country).
But if you don’t have a diving license yet, consider going to diving school with your partner! Here are diving schools in Singapore that you can check out – we’ve also included some requirements you need to take note of, as well as the rates charged at each school!
Prices go at S$150 for two pax, and S$180 with a dive guide. The Dive Company is located at 761A North Bridge Road, Singapore 198729. For more information, click here.
Walk through hell and back at Haw Par Villa
Most of us will remember going on school excursions to Haw Par Villa while we were still young kids. Chances are, you may not have visited this scary park again for many years, perhaps even decades since then.
Now that you are older and wiser, why not take the chance to revisit the newly revamped Haw Par Villa?
You get to learn more about Chinese folklore, legend and mythology, as well as laugh a little, or a lot, at the many iconic (but highly puzzling) dioramas scattered all over the park.
The best part? Free entry!
Haw Par Villa is located at 262 Pasir Panjang Road, Singapore 118628 and opens daily from 9am to 10pm.
Attend a theatrical dinner for a full-bodied gastronomical and artistic experience
Not just an ordinary 5-course dinner, AndSoForth is a series of pop-up theatrical feast which combines the gastronomical and artistic urges into one,
Expect secrets, plot twists, and drama…you won’t even know where and what you’ll be eating until they tell you on the day itself via a series of clues they’ll give you via SMS.
Be prepared to be served by the actors themselves, who may even choose to bring you into their theatrical plot, for a truly immersive date experience you and your S.O. will cherish.
At S$88 per person, and timings are dependent on availability, which you can see on their website. Requires an online booking prior to the dinner. Due to safe distancing measures, each show is limited to just 10 persons in the audience.
Learn something new at the museum
Want to gain new knowledge but don’t want to fork out money for a class or workshop? Singapore has no lack of options for you to do so, thanks to the fact that most museums in Singapore give free entry to Singaporeans and permanent residents!
Some of the exhibitions even double as great backgrounds for a photo-op! Plus point: you get to score brownie points when you show off your impressive knowledge on obscure topics in front of your date.
Eat durians along the roadside in Geylang
Durians may be loathed and hated upon by the international crowd, but so beloved by us Southeast Asians.
Indulge in a local favourite by eating durians along the roadside in Geylang, which is really how you should be eating durians – fresh out of the shell!
Get messy and dig in using your hands, savour the custardy goodness with the S.O, and be united with equally bad breaths after.
Psst: Not a fan of durian fruit? Get your fill of sweet durian desserts, from decadent chocolate durian cakes to light cream puffs bursting with cool durian filling, at these 14 durian dessert places in Singapore!
You’re guaranteed to find an entire row of durian shops all along Geylang Lorong, but for top-quality durians, go to Fruits Top 1 Departmental Store, at 608 Geylang Lorong 36, Singapore 389547, which is open 24/7.
Unleash your creative juices at art jam cafes
Looking for a total change of pace? How about booking a session or two at Singapore’s local art jam cafes?
Go to art jam places like Heartroom Gallery, where the world is your oyster – materials are fully provided for in unlimited supply (but don’t abuse it, of course!), take on sessions like acrylic painting, folk art painting, manga drawing and Chinese brush painting.
Plus, food, wine, and music will also be provided as you paint, to really get you inspired as you paint!
Of course, that being said, there are also other art jam cafes that you may consider if Heartroom Gallery is too out of the way for you! We’ve rounded up 15 art workshops in Singapore that’ll give you and your plus one a therapeutic rest away from the hustle and bustle. Besides conventional art jamming studios, there’s even a graffiti art jamming space (read: Heaven Spot) that you visit for a more cathartic experience with your loved one.
An art jamming session at Heartroom Gallery is priced starting from S$38 per person for 2.5 hours. The studio opens daily from 10am – 9.30pm, and is located at Block 44 Owen Road, #01-311, Singapore 210044. For more information, contact 9672 7849 or click here.
Start Yoga or Pilates classes together
Sweat it out with your bae by doing a calming bout of yoga or intense Pilates where the two of you can learn something new together while also toning your body to get #bodygoals and be the #fitspocouple that everyone aspires to be.
Can’t decide between yoga or Pilates? Check out our article on the differences between yoga and Pilates! Also, find a studio for yourself among the top 12 Pilates studios in Singapore.
Scrapbook your memories together
A rather clichéd, traditional idea, but has definitely stood the testament of time.
Unleash your creative juices as you and your partner piece your fondest memories together, condensed in a cutesy book, or styled however you want.
It will definitely be hard work but the journey will be all worth it when you finish it together!
Volunteer together at animal shelters
Considering getting a pet with the S.O?
Soften your S.O.’s heart by bringing him or her to volunteer together at animal shelters, where they’ll be getting an endless amount of furry cuddles that’ll be sure to convince the two of you to bring at least one lucky furry friend – be it a small, fluffy Pomeranian, or a loyal Golden Retriever – to their forever home.
Note: That being said, please think very carefully before bringing a furry friend home!
Donate blood together
Although it does not sound like the most romantic date you can have, helping to save lives together makes for a very meaningful date idea that you will certainly remember for a long time to come.
After all, you are saving three lives each with every round of donation you make – that’s not something all couples can boast of when they go on dates!
For more information on blood donation, click here.
Read at a library
Going on a date together doesn’t necessarily mean that you cannot have your own me-time.
For introverts and bibliophiles, nothing beats being able to immerse yourself in a book or magazine that you love with your favourite person next to you.
Learn a new language together
If you dream of being proficient in a new language, why not get your significant other to learn and practise it with you?
Pick a language that both of you are interested in, and then attend a class at a language center or even learn it by yourselves as a personal challenge.
You two may not eventually become experts in the language, but you get to learn something useful while spending quality date time together – now what could be better than that?
Attend a cooking class
Have a dish that you always wanted to cook but could never nail it? Or simply want to pick up some cooking skills to whip up a good meal for your other half?
A cooking class is a great way to prepare delicious dishes with your S.O. without having to clean up the mess at home or risk having your kitchen burned down.
You even get to eat and bring home the food that both of you painstakingly made – a win-win situation!
Create something together at a craft workshop
Be it leather goods, miniature clay art, or pottery, there’s definitely one type of craft that will appeal to you.
It is also extra meaningful when you and your beau create handicrafts that you can gift to each other as keepsakes of the fun times you spend together.
Go on photo walks all over the island
Love snapping photos for the ‘gram? Here’s a challenge that both of you can take up: taking photographs in different parts of Singapore!
This date idea will definitely appeal to photography enthusiasts who can take the time to hone their skills.
To spice things up, you can also compete with your other half to see who can shoot better photos – don’t forget to upload the shots online and let your friends be the judge!
Gaze at the stars in the night sky
Thought star-gazing wouldn’t be possible in light-saturated Singapore? Get familiar with the cosmos and stars to enjoy a romantic stargazing session with your beau at the Singapore Science Centre Observatory.
Every Fri (except public holidays), 7.45pm – 10pm at the Singapore Science Centre Observatory. For more details, click here. Check the link for the latest dates and ticketing information. It can be very competitive, so you may want to add yourself to the waiting list to immediately secure tickets once it’s available.
Pretend to be tourists
Explore Singapore and do it in style. Visit popular shopping destinations on a luxurious limousine, walk along Joo Chiat and find some of the best eateries you can go back to again and again, and try the famous Hokkien Mee at the popular Kim’s Place.
This is available at S$100 and you can book the experience on Klook.
Make your own bath bomb
Already booked a staycation and looking forward to spending time in the room, including a relaxing bath-time?
Sure, you can simply head to the store and buy a bath bomb off the shelves, but why not make it extra special by making your own?
You’ll get to choose the scent you prefer and enjoy a hassle-free session with your partner as all the necessary tools and materials needed for making a bath bomb will be provided.
The workshop is available at S$64 and you can book it through Klook.
Compete at an arcade
Remember those days you spent after-school hours at an arcade with your friends fighting baddies, shooting some hoops, or racing? Bring it back with your partner by visiting an arcade – this time you don’t have to worry about changing out of your school uniforms to enter one!
If you’re wondering which one to go to, consider the newly opened Timezone at Westgate, the arcade chain’s largest outlet in Singapore.
Attend a perfume-making workshop
Learn everything you need to know about fragrances and craft your own scent at Oo La Lab, a craft fragrance lab.
The hands-on workshop helps you know what it’s really like to be a perfumer and you’ll get to create and take home your very own scent. Make one for yourself or make one for your partner!
Attend Oo La Lab’s perfume blending workshop at S$78.09 when you book through Klook.
Dine in the sky on a cable car
Sure, we said that dinner dates can get boring – but not this one.
Dine within your own private “room” on a cable car, feasting on a four-course dinner. Book it at the right time and you’ll get to enjoy the sunset followed fabulous night view of Mount Faber Park, Universal Studios, and Resorts World Sentosa.
This is available starting from S$87.50 and you can book the experience through Klook.
Make a splash at HydroDash
The floating obstacle course at Sentosa may look easy to complete, but surprise – you’ll find yourself slipping and sliding off wet surfaces and making multiple splashes into the ocean. That’s the fun of HydroDash.
Why not dial up the fun by challenging your date to a race through this playground on the sea? It’ll make mounting up the steep wall and whizzing down the slide into the ocean that much more exhilarating!
Get a one hour pass, inclusive of inclement weather insurance for S$20 per pax on Klook.
Waterbike across the ocean
If you’ve been there, done that with the cycling routes around our sunny island, then take it to the waters instead by going waterbiking with the one you love!
That’s right – rather than bike along your regular road paths, cycle with your plus one over beautiful blue waters. Each person gets a waterbike of their own – sorry, no double bikes here, but you’ll still have a whale of a time gliding across the sea side-by-side.
Choose between one-hour, two-hour, and three-hour water bike rental, priced starting at S$30 per pax on Klook.
Strap into a giant swing
We’re not kidding.
The Giant Swing at Skypark Sentosa is definitely not your average playground swing. Instead, it’s a towering structure that brings you 45 metres above the ground and lets you sweep through the air at electrifying speeds of up to 120km/h.
You’ll be strapped into the giant swing right next to your partner, and, flying over the gorgeous sand and sea, it’ll truly be an experience like no other!
Get tickets to the Giant Swing at S$51 per pax on Klook.
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