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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
9. Boogie to disco tunes in silence
10. Catch an indie movie at The Projector
11. Binge watch a series together
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.
13. Have no reservations about going for a 5D movie experience
No Reservations Valentine’s Day 5D Dining Experience
Price: $160 for 2 people
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!
15. Relive your childhood at SuperPark
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
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.
For the couple who’s craving a little luxury:
18. Spend a night glamping
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.
19. Cruise down the Singapore River on a private donut boat
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.