20 Valentine’s Day Ideas In Singapore For A Truly Memorable Date

It’s that time of the year when romance is in the air! Coming up with exciting date ideas is already tough enough as it is and with Valentine’s Day just round the corner, you’re probably thinking of how to make this year’s stand out. Break your usual dinner date routine with these 20 fun date ideas to make this year’s V-day one for the books. Whether you’re an artsy couple or you bonded through your love for the outdoors, we’ve got you covered. And you don’t have to spend loads on a lavish affair (we’re not all crazy rich asians); there are plenty of budget date ideas that are equally as fun.

For the artsy-loving couple:

1. Create your own couple tees at an “Art Jamming with a Twist” session

Couple tees that you can buy online are way too common. How about a matching couple tote bag that you painted for each other?

The Noteway Art Studio offers art jamming with a twist sessions where you can choose to paint your own designs on t-shirts and totes instead of on boring ol’ canvases. It doesn’t matter if you both have no art experience, just get those creative juices flowing and draw from your heart as you spend quality time with your significant other! You might even discover a hidden side to your partner. All the paints and brushes will be provided, and you can paint to your heart’s content for 2 hours. You’ll both go home with a unique tote or tee that’ll not only remind you of your fun date, but that you can wear out on your future dates together.

The fabric paint used for the art jamming is durable, as it’s hand-mixed at The Noteway’s t-shirt printing factory. Besides, you’ll get your t-shirt and tote bag blow-dried and heat pressed at the studio for expedited drying, so you can wear it right away!

The Noteway Art Studio
Price: $29.90 per person
Address: The Noteway Art Studio, 29 Tai Seng Avenue #06-09, Natural Cool Lifestyle Hub, Singapore 53411
Website: http://www.thenotewayartstudio.com/art-jamming-with-a-twist/
Email: hello@thenotewayartstudio.com
Phone: 8587 8884

2. Get handsy at a pottery class

Other than art jamming, there are also plenty of other things you can learn to make in Singapore. Get down and dirty with clay at a pottery class by making your own bowl, cup or mini vase. If you’re giving flowers to your significant other for Valentine’s Day, a vase might come in handy. Just saying. There’s nothing quite like that sense of satisfaction when you use a ceramic cup that you made yourself. Beginner pottery classes at Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle will provide all the basics including clay, glaze and a potter’s wheel for you to get you started on your pottery journey. Instructors will also be on hand to guide you through the basics and ensure that your cup actually turns out like a cup.

Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle
Price: $35-60 per person
Address: No. 85 Lorong Tawas via Clean Tech View, Singapore 639823
Website: thowkwang.com.sg
Email: pottery@thowkwang.com.sg
Phone: 6268 6121/ 6265 5808

3. Tailor make your very own bespoke fragrance

The power of smell is very important when it comes to evoking memories and flashbacks. While some brands have released his and her perfumes, they might not exactly be to your liking as a couple. Over at Je T’aime, you can create a bespoke scent that is yours and yours only. Mix scented oils or take a personality test and see which ingredients suit your personality. Together with your partner, you can create an instantly identifiable scent for both of you with your favourite scents that you can bring home in a 75ml hand-polished crystal bottle. If you book your perfume mixing session early enough, you can even get your names engraved on the bottles.

Je T’aime Perfumery
Price: $200 for a couple
Address: 90 Goodman Art Center. Block O 01-57. Sg 437936
Website: www.perfumeworkshop.com
Email: info@perfumeworkshop.com
Phone: 9732 8004

For the best bang-for-your-buck dates:

4. Beat the heat at a water theme park

Singapore is pretty hot at all times of the year, and a great way to cool down is to go swimming. So if you can’t fathom battling the crowds over at Universal Studios Singapore in this heat, cool off at Adventure Cove Waterpark instead. If you’ve been working hard on that beach body, now’s the time to show it off! The water theme park has plenty of rides, a wave pool, and a water obstacle course with a balancing beam, rope bridge and rope wall. You can even go snorkeling in the Rainbow Reef, or take the Riptide Rocket for an adrenaline rush. Stop by the Reef n Wave Wear shop just next to the entrance for emergency swimwear or cute couple souvenirs in the form of plushie fishes and other adorable sea creatures.

Adventure Cove Waterpark
Price: $38 per person
Address: Resort World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway,Sentosa Island, Singapore 098269
Website: www.sentosa.com.sg
Email: enquiries@rwsentosa.com
Phone: 6577 8888

5. Smell seasonal flowers at Gardens By The Bay

Live like a tourist for a day by taking a leisurely stroll at the Gardens By The Bay. The two domes are air-conditioned, and is full of greenery and gorgeous architecture. Admire flowers, flowers, and more flowers on display in all their full bloom glory which usually changes seasonally. The gushing waterfall in the Cloud Forest Dome also makes for a pretty backdrop for couple OOTDs and #GardensWithTheBae photos. Currently the Flower Dome is filled with colourful dahlias for the return of “Dahlia Dreams” to usher in a brand new year. Other auspicious plants to look out for include the “Thousand Blooms” chrysanthemums, narcissus, and cymbidium. Spend a couple of hours at the domes around late afternoon, and leave just in time for the ambient light show at the Supertree Grove for a romantic stroll before you grab dinner.

Gardens By The Bay
Price: $20 per person (Singaporeans)
Address: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
Website: www.gardensbythebay.com.sg
Phone: 6420 6848

6. Break the ice with some indoor ice skating

Show off your skating skills in front of your significant other! Singapore’s first Olympic-sized skating rink has plenty of space for you lovebirds to zip around. Better if it’s their first time on the ice because it’ll give you an excuse to hold hands and they’ll trust you to guide them. Instead of falling on their face, they’ll be falling for you. If both of you can’t skate without the help of a cute penguin or snowman aid, then you’ll both be falling together.

The Rink
Price: $18 per person for 2 hours skating + skating boots rental
Address: 2 Jurong East Central 1, Level 3, JCube, Singapore 609731
Website: www.therink.sg
Phone: 6420 6848

7. Snap Insta-worthy couple photos at the ArtScience Museum

The ArtScience Museum houses permanent interactive exhibits by Japanese art collective teamLab which are famous for their gorgeous, mind-boggling works of art that double up as super Instagrammable backdrops. Interact with the artworks and watch them react to you as you capture your memories through photos. The installations at Future World: Where Art Meets Science are occasionally refreshed so it might be worth another visit if you’ve already been to the exhibition. A recent piece to check out is the Impermanent Life: People Create Space and Time, at the Confluence of their Spacetime New Space and Time is Born artwork where you’ll witness the fleeting life-spans of the gorgeous cherry blossoms without having to travel all the way to Japan.

Art Science Museum
Price: $18 per person for entry to a single exhibition
Address: 6 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018974
Website: www.marinabaysands.com
Phone: 6688 8888

8. Have a good laugh at a stand-up comedy show

Everyone loves a good joke. Instead of worrying about coming up with entertaining one-liners all night long, head to an open-mic session and let others entertain you. Be prepared for anything from political gags to dirty jokes at Comedy Masala, a regular fixture on the stand-up community in Singapore as started by Pakistani personality Umar Rana. Take a seat at the front of the stage for some good-natured roasting or chill at the back of the bar if you prefer to laugh along. While you can get tickets at the door, it’s better to book online to guarantee your seats.

Comedy Masala
Price: $25 per person at the door
Address: Hero’s, 69 Circular Road, Singapore 049423
Website: http://comedymasala.com/
Email: umar@comedymasala.com 

9. Boogie to disco tunes in silence

After you’re done wandering around all the iLight Singapore installations surrounding the Marina Bay area, head over to the Silent Disco to party it up in hipster-style. Silent Disco is different from a normal club; instead of deafening music blaring from speakers at inhuman levels, everyone’s wearing wireless headphones. Great for couples with different musical tastes as you can even listen to different DJs by simply flipping a switch to change stations. Usually there’ll be 3 different DJs spinning pop, oldies and clubbing anthems respectively. It’s also hilarious to take off your headphones and laugh together as you watch a huge crowd all dancing and singing to different tunes.

Silent Disco at iLight Singapore Bicentennial Edition Marina Bay
Price: $30 per pax, includes one drink
Address: ArtScience Museum atrium
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/312724516032911/ 

10. Catch an indie movie at The Projector

Skip all the mainstream flicks and watch an indie film over at The Projector, which is known for it alternative films, local movies, and arthouse releases. Lurking on the fifth floor of the rundown Golden Mile Tower, The Projector has become a regular haunts for movie-goers interested for more thought-provoking films. This Valentine’s Day, the indie cinema will be screening The Favourite, a Golden Globe winner starring Emma Stone as an ambitious young servant hoping to overthrow the Queen, and a teenage Singaporean flick, The Teenage Textbook Movie. The Teenage Textbook Movie is a 1998 local film which follows two Singaporeans girls in a nostalgic coming-of-age movie as they experience love for the first time.

The Projector
Price: $13.50 per ticket
Address: 6001 Beach Road, #05-00 Golden Mile Tower, Singapore 199589
Website: theprojector.sg 

11. Binge watch a series together

Sometimes you just want to stay in and have a relaxing date night. Binge watch a show together with your partner and just kick back. Prepare your partner’s favourite meal with a bottle of wine, or – if you’re feeling extra lazy – call for a pizza to be delivered straight to your doorstep. Netflix has plenty of hilarious rom-coms like To All The Boys I’ve Loved, or a series like Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Modern Family are the stuff of good binges.

Netflix
Price: free 1-month trial, from $10.98 a month after
Website: www.netflix.com 

For the foodie buddies:

12. Wine and dine on chocolates

Chocolate lovers will know that there are many different types of chocolates. Sweet-tooths can indulge in delicious wines as you feast on artisanal chocolates from chocolatier Anjali Chocolat in their Wine and Chocolate Pairing Workshop. If you want an even more sensorial experience, Anjali Chocolat also offers chocolate making workshops, where you can make heart-shaped chocolates for each other or learn how to make truffles. The chocolatier also has whiskey and chocolate pairing workshops if spirits are your choice of poison.

Anjali Chocolat
Price: $95 per pax
Website: www.anjalichocolat.com
Email: anjalichocolat@gmail.com 
Address: Units #01-15 & #01-16, Block 73 Loewen Road, Singapore 248843

13. Have no reservations about going for a 5D movie experience

Romantic movies are full of cliches, but this one comes with a twist. Cookyn Inc is screening a classic V-day movie, No Reservations, with an 8 course dinner inspired by the movie. This 5D experience lets you see, taste and smell the dishes as they appear in the movie and is a pretty interesting concept. You’ll finally be able to taste Kate’s secret Saffron sauce drizzled over pan-seared Hokkaido scallops as you laugh and fall in love with her. Other dishes include Grilled Barramundi Fillet With Roasted Vegetables, Spaghetti al Pomodoro and Mini Pancakes With Creme Fraiche & Berries.

No Reservations Valentine’s Day 5D Dining Experience
Price: $160 for 2 people
Website: https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/no-reservations-valentines-day-5d-dining-experience-tickets-54638791095
Address: Cookyn Inc, 31 Ah Hood Road,#01-04 Singapore 329979

For the adventurous soulmates:

14. Bike through Coney Island

Nothing screams more romantic than a couple on a tandem bike, cycling through trees and along the beach with the sea breeze blowing through your hair. Coney Island has plenty of romantic corners and trails to explore, plus a beach with nice views of the sea. Stop by The Punggol Settlement for dinner and you might just catch a gorgeous sunset turning the skies red and pink. Get a surrey bike from Wheeelers Rental Bicycle that even comes with a shade to block the sun, or a regular tandem bike if you rather brave the sun. Young couples with kids who couldn’t find a babysitter in time will be pleased to know that Wheeelers Rental Bicycle also has three seater and four seater family bikes. Remember to pack enough water and snacks before setting off!

Wheeelers Rental Bicycle
Address: 11 Northshore Drive, S828670
Price: from $15/ hour per tandem bike, $25/hour per surrey bike
Website: www.wheeelers.com.sg
Phone: 6343 5102

15. Relive your childhood at SuperPark

Don’t want to risk planning an outdoorsy date because of the unpredictable weather but still want to do something sporty? SuperPark is a huge indoor park with all sorts of sports and activities to keep you occupied away from the heat of the sun. Play some street basketball, learn how to ollie over at the skate ramp, or go for a quick adrenaline rush on the flying fox. And if you go on Valentine’s Day itself, SuperPark is running a 2-for-1 special promotion. Definitely a much better choice than your regular indoor trampoline park!

SuperPark
Price: $35 for an all-day access pass
Address: #02-477, Suntec City (North Wing), 3 Temasek Boulevard, Tower 1, 038989
Website: www.superpark.com.sg 
Phone: 6343 5102

16. Tee off the night with some wacky mini-golf

See who’s the better putter with a round of mini-golf. Or three! Holey Moley has 3 rounds of mini-golf with increasing difficulty levels and themes and a bar well-stocked with cocktails and beers. Mini-golf is the perfect date for both first dates and couples looking for a new haunt. Loosen up the tensions as you conquer the craziest mini-golf courses. Look out for the Throne of Irons, don’t forget to stop by the Pacman course hidden in the back, and follow the yellow brick road to get out of the greens first! The whole bar is also adorned with plenty of pop culture easter eggs, with an original Mousetrap game and limited edition vintage figurines. Bonus points: the entire bar is filled with neon lights and Insta-worthy backdrops for memorable photos.

Holey Moley Golf Club
Price: $20 per person for 9 holes, $38 per person for 18 holes, $50 per person for 27 holes
Address: #02-477, Suntec City (North Wing), 3 Temasek Boulevard, Tower 1, 038989
Website: www.holeymoley.com.sg 
Phone: 3129 0000

17. Test your love compatibility with a tarot card reading

Ever wondered if soulmates truly exist? Consult a higher power for some advice if you dare! Going to a proper psychic might seem daunting or even too dodge, so stop by Employees Only for a tipple and a reading. Don’t worry, Employees Only is a popular bar from New York with some of the best cocktails in town, but they also have a mentalist, palm reader or tarot reader on duty each night. Whether you’re shook or satisfied with your reading, the bar is ready to help you loosen up. Try their Valentine’s Day cocktails, which hopefully might just be the Cupid you need.

Employees Only
Address: 112 Amoy Street, Singapore 069932
Website: www.employeesonlysg.com
Phone: 6221 7357

For the couple who’s craving a little luxury:

18. Spend a night glamping

Hotel staycays are way too overrated – have a change by bringing your partner glamping! We all like to be pampered a little and glamping allows you to enjoy a night outdoors without having to rough it out. Glamping Society is Singapore’s first ever glamping company dedicated to bringing you the best glamping experience. You can choose to glamp at East Coast Park or Punggol Park, and Glamping Society’s all-in glamping packages includes everything from romantic flower petals, fairy lights, to air beds in the tents for comfy good night’s sleep. Snacks and cold drinks are provided too, all set up in an outdoor dining area, picnic style, where you can dine together as the sun sets on the sea.

The cosy tent literally closes you off from the rest of the world, and you’ll be able to spend quality time with each other without any distractions. And you’ll probably want to put down your phone if you don’t want to run out of juice before sunrise.

Glamping Society
Price: From $270 for a tent
Website: www.glampingsociety.com 
Email: Hello@glampingsociety.com 

19. Cruise down the Singapore River on a private donut boat

Floating Donut Company will be hosting private cruises all day long on Valentine’s Day on their cosy donut boats. The little round boats will take you and your loved one on an hour-long romantic cruise around the Marina Bay Area past the iconic Singapore skyline. The special Valentine’s Day package already includes a main course and a dessert each, and you can also choose to add on ala carte dishes or a cold cut platter. Remember the quintessential bottle of wine or champagne to make it the perfect meal.

The Floating Donut Company Valentine’s Cruise
Price: From $364.87 for 2 people
Address: Clifford Pier, Collyer Quay, Singapore
Website: www.flodoco.com 
Email: singapore@flodoco.com 

20. The sky’s the limit for a romantic candlelight dinner

There’s just something about ferris wheel rides that makes them a super romanticdate. Imagine overlooking Singapore’s skyline from incredible heights as you toast to your significant other. Singapore’s largest ferris wheel offers a special 4-course candlelight dinner for a highly romantic Valentine’s Day, complete with champagne served by a personal host. The package also includes entry into the Journey Of Dreams, which is an enthralling gallery of experiences that brings you through the conceptualisation and inner workings of the Singapore Flyer to complete the entire flight. Splurge a little for a thrilling dinner amongst the stars to really make this a Valentine’s Day to remember.

Singapore Flyer Valentine’s Day Sky Dining
Price: $438.90 for 2 pax
Website: www.singaporeflyer.com 
Phone: 6333 3311