Where in Singapore can you find a romantic spot to spend quality time with your significant other? There are many different types of places to suit your preference, whether both of you are nature lovers, sports lovers, shopping lovers or foodies!
To cater to your dating styles, here are some suggestions that will make your date a memorable one.
For Nature Couples
Exploring Singapore’s numerous gardens, parks and trails build quiet companionship where both of you enjoy each other’s company in the tranquillity of nature.
Gardens by the Bay is much more than just the Flower Dome and Cloud Forest. Spend an hour or two at its World of Plants, Heritage Gardens, The Meadows and one of my favourites, the Serene Garden, which is a unique horticultural garden inspired by the minimalist concept of Japanese zen gardens.
You can also consider purchasing a ticket to visit the Flower Dome and Cloud Forest. The beautiful Flower Dome boasts of thousand-year-old olive trees, unusual baobabs and exotic plants from five continents while the Cloud Forest showcases the world’s tallest indoor waterfall!
Alternatively, if you have more than three hours to spare, take some photos at HortPark before heading over to the Forest Walk and Henderson Waves (the highest pedestrian bridge in Singapore), before traversing down Marang Trail towards VivoCity for a hearty meal.
Couples who like a rustic trail should visit Coney Island, which offers coastal forests, grasslands, mangroves, and casuarina woodlands. This ecologically sustainable park has multiple quiet spots to listen to the rustling of the casuarina trees and the chirping of diverse bird species.
Note that as the island is only open from 7am to 7pm, both of you can continue a romantic stroll along the Punggol Promenade and make a dinner reservation at a restaurant at the nearby Punggol Settlement. You can get House of Seafood (Punggol branch) package deal on Klook.
For Sporty Couples
Tired of the same old jogging routes and gyms? Singapore has so much more to offer for sporty couples.
Pick up new water sports such as kayaking, sailing, windsurfing, and stand-up paddling. Courses by PA are affordable and available at various locations around the island such as Pasir Ris and East Coast.
Couples into circuit training can replace your usual routine with a crazy day out at Hydrodash, Singapore’s very first floating aqua park which has a thrill-seeking floating obstacle course for you to climb, slide, leap and bounce your way through.
Overcome your fear of heights together with visits to iFly Singapore, where both of can grab a BFF package to experience free-fall conditions together, just like a real skydive. You can also book a Grand Course with Forest Adventure via Klook, Singapore’s largest treetop adventure park with a stunning zip line over the Bedok Reservoir.
For Indoor Couples
Not a fan of the sun? Couples who prefer indoors (especially air-conditioned areas) have a variety of destinations to choose from for a full day of dating.
Besides the usual shopping destinations of Orchard Road, City Hall/Suntec/Marina Square area, here are some of my favourite all-in-one indoor destinations for a date.
Jurong East has not one or two, but more than four locations you can shop at. Go outlet shopping at IMM, before heading to Westgate or JEM for an amazing spread of restaurants and even more shopping! Catch a movie at JEM or JCube, where you and your partner can ice skate too.
What about a huge shopping centre with many insta-worthy places to take couple shots at? Jewel Changi Airport can entertain both of you for a whole day!
Take the customary shot at the HSBC Rain Vortex that simply awes whether it is day or night and explore the Shiseido Forest Valley’s eastern and western trails that lead to the Canopy Park, a 14,000 sqm rooftop park with gardens, walking trails and play attractions.
Want al fresco dining but hate the heat? On the top floor of Jewel, you can enjoy air-conditioned al fresco dining at several F&B outlets offering a top-of-the-world view of the rain vortex!
For Foodie Couples
Couples in search of exotic, innovative dining destinations will be blown away by the dramatic ambience of KOMA Singapore, a Japanese restaurant and sushi bar offering a modern interpretation of Japanese cuisine located at Marina Bay Sands.
From its striking 20m passageway lined with orange arches reminiscent of Kyoto’s Fushimi Inari Shrine, to a 2.5m tall one-of-a-kind Japanese bell presiding above a traditional Japanese footbridge, KOMA Singapore will impress with its grandeur, service and iconic dishes like the salmon pillow and creative cocktails at its intimate lounge.
For a cosier dining experience where you entrust your romantic dinner to the chef, head down to Lerouy for its signature omakase petit or grand courses. This industrial-chic 26 counter-seat restaurant which serves modern French Cuisine was awarded one Michelin star by the Michelin Guide Singapore in 2019.
All these suggestions are just the tip of the iceberg on where you can go on a date in Singapore. For more ideas, check out the Top 10 Most Romantic Restaurants in Singapore.
By Julia Chan.
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