Running out of ideas on where to go and what to do in Singapore on date night with your S.O? From Coney Island Park to The Esplanade Roof Terrace, check out our list of awesome venues for couples to have a memorable date!
Sure, every couple has their own go-to places and things to do on a date night or the weekend, but if you ever find yourself or your other half looking elsewhere than the same ol’ spots, we have just the thing – nay, list – for you. Below, we’ve gathered the city’s most romantic and interesting spots to have a rendezvous, whether you like your date dreamy or unconventional. P.S.: these aren’t just for you and your romantic partner – grab your friends and family along too. Singapore, small? Think again!
For the rugged, outdoorsy couple
Been to Sentosa and done Pulau Ubin? Visit Sister’s Islands, two of Singapore’s Southern islands. Apart from its interesting history, Sister’s Islands are popular with picnickers and campers seeking a quiet outdoor experience away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Its unperturbed beaches and warm blue waters that contain beautiful reefs and marine life are also a hit with snorkelers.
Coney Island Park
This picturesque 50-hectare park is home to more than 80 species of feathered creatures including Baya Weavers, the Oriental Magpie-robin and parakeets, making it perfect for a day of bird-watching. When you feel a neck strain coming on, take a hike around Coney Island Park, on a bicycle or on foot. Read our guide to this lovely park!
Unleash your inner Tarzan and Jane at Forest Adventure, Singapore’s first and only treetop obstacle course. You’ll be surprised at how much you’ll learn or re-learn about your S.O through the ups and downs (literally!) of the 34 different obstacles. Note that Forest Adventure is now closed for renovations until April 2017.
Forest Adventure, Bedok Reservoir Road, Singapore 479244, p. 8100 7240.
Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
If you’re the rugged kind of couple who prefers outdoors to stuffy museums, Singapore’s first wetland reserve might just be your thing. Home to myriad riverine species including water monitors, mudskippers and, if you’re really lucky (or unlucky), the ferocious estuarine crocodile, Sungei Buluh Wetland Reserve is bound to offer you and your S.O a truly memorable romantic adventure.
Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, #01-00 Visitor Centre, 60 Kranji Way, Singapore 739453, p. 67941401.
Loewen By Dempsey Hill
Dempsey Hill may be a little hard to reach for some, but the lush enclave is perpetually buzzing with people coming in for business lunches, awesome dinners, great post-work drinks, and then some. By comparison, the Loewen cluster, just a stone’s throw away, is mellow – uncharted even – but we think it won’t be for much longer with its recent rebranding exercise as Loewen by Dempsey Hill. From shopping to a relaxing spa session, there’s more you can do at the new Loewen cluster in Singapore. Read our guide to Loewen here.
Mount Faber Park
While it may be romantic to see the sunset from Mount Faber, it can also be as romantic to view the sunrise there (a couple that wakes up early together, stays together)! Bring your significant other and have a lovely homemade breakfast together as the sun slowly rises. You’ll also get to see the Singapore city skyline gradually appearing across the horizon, as it gets brighter at the top of the hill.
Mount Faber Park, 109 Mount Faber Road, Singapore.
Connecting Mount Faber Park to Telok Blangah Hill Park, Henderson Waves is the highest pedestrian bridge in Singapore and is one of many romantic spots in Singapore to catch a sunset. Its creative spiral structure reflects the colours of dusk charmingly.
Science Centre, Observatory Deck
Few things are dreamier than stargazing with your lover right next to you. If you’re up for an astrological date, head over to The Science Centre Singapore’s Observatory Deck for their weekly session, happening every Friday. You can also look through the telescopes to see various objects in the sky.
Science Centre, Observatory Deck, 15 Science Centre Rd, Singapore 609081.
For the artsy, culture-vulture couple
Arteastiq Mandarin Gallery
This goes out to all the artsy couples and the like. Unleash your inner Picasso at Arteastiq; they provide you with everything you need for freestyle painting, including brushes, colours, and even tea. Spend hours creating a masterpiece, and you might just impress your +1 with your talent. Talk about brushing up your romance!
Arteastiq , #04-14/15 Mandarin Gallery, 333 Orchard Road, Singapore 238867, p. 6235 8705 (open weekdays 11am-1030pm, weekends 10am-1030pm) and #03-70/72, Plaza Singapura, 68 Orchard Road, Singapore 238839, p. 6336 0952 (open daily 10am-10pm). Painting sessions are held at 11am-2pm, 230-530pm, 6-9pm.
If both of you dig offbeat, indie and art-house films, go on a typical movie date in a not-so-typical venue like The Projector. This painfully hip indie cinema screens cult titles including George Miller’s Mad Max series, Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange, Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho and more at its 220-seat Green Room, which is refurbished with flip-up chairs.
The Projector,#05-00 Golden Mile Tower, 6001 Beach Road, Singapore 199589.
National Gallery Singapore
The latest addition of museums in Singapore, National Gallery Singapore houses the world’s largest public display of modern Southeast Asian art. Nestled in the heart of the Civic District, discover this breathtakingly beautiful visual arts space that is set against the historical backdrop of the former the Supreme Court building.
National Gallery Singapore, 1 Saint Andrew’s Road, Singapore 178957, p. 6271 7000.
Yueh Hai Ching Temple in Singapore
Before you make any judgments on this unlikely entry, this UNESCO heritage site is otherwise known as The Love Temple. Built by sailors and traders from China in the 1820’s, worshippers pray to the moon deity, Yue Lao, to seek advice on relationship matters within this religious site.
Yueh Hai Ching Temple, 30B Phillip Street, Singapore 048696.
For the animal-loving couple
Lion City Kitty: The Cat Museum, Muses and Mansion
Heads up, kitty-loving couples! Like its name suggests, Lion City Kitty: The Cat Museum, Muses & Mansion is an all-in-one destination that’s simply purr-fect for cat lovers everywhere. Unlike typical cat cafés, the space features a museum, cat adoption centre, and kitty playground on three whole floors within a quaint shophouse on Purvis Street.
Lion City Kitty: The Cat Museum, Muses and Mansion, #02-02, 8 Purvis Street, Singapore 188587, p. 6336 2133. Open Thu 4-7pm, Fri 4-7pm, Sat-Sun 1-3.30pm, 4-630pm.
Bukit Timah Saddle Club
It can’t get any more romantic than horseback riding with your one and only. An approved British Horse Society, Riding School and Livery Centre, Bukit Timah Saddle Club (BTSC) caters to both serious equestrians and leisure riders. And yes, there’ll be adorable horsies all around for you to look, pet and ride!
Bukit Timah Saddle Club, 51 Fairways Drive, Singapore 286965, p. 6466 2264.
Home to more than 100,000 marine animals of over 800 species, across 49 different habitats, S.E.A Aquarium is indeed a very mesmerising place for you and your loved one to gaze at all the marine life through the world’s largest acrylic panel.
S.E.A Aquarium, 8 Sentosa Gateway, p. 6577 8899.
The Night Safari sure has its way with our hearts. While it lacks the massive array of exhibits found in the Singapore Zoo, its nocturnal visiting hours mean a comfortable temperature and more privacy to huddle up with your partner while strolling the grounds.
Night Safari, 80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore 729826.
For the hip, party couple
This luxurious, sky-high nightspot 61 floors atop One Raffles Place is where you and your S.O can dress up to the nines, sip premium bubbles and dance the night way to electrifying spins from renowned DJs from all over the world. Remember to make a reservation for table before going over!
Altimate at 1-Altitude, 61/F One Raffles Place, 1 Raffles Place, Singapore 048616.
The Powder Room
If you and your bae are into the Great Gatsby kind of parties, look this way. Nestled in a restored Art Deco building in the CBD, The Powder Room will transport you back to the hedonistic days of the 1920s with all that glitters and gold, slick leather seats and polished marbled surfaces, and of course a plethora of jazzy soundtracks.
The Powder Room, 19 Cecil Street, Singapore 049704, p. 6438 3757.
Smoke & Mirrors
Nested atop the summit of the grand National Gallery, Smoke & Mirrors boasts one of the most staggering skyline vistas in the isle, majestically overlooking The Padang, The Esplanade and Marina Bay Sands. Aside from the beautiful view, win the heart of your date with Smoke & Mirror’s new signature cocktail menu.
Smoke & Mirrors, #06-01 National Gallery Singapore, 1 St. Andrew’s Road, Singapore 178957, p. 9234 8122. Open Sun-Thu 12pm-1230am, Fri-Sat 12pm-2am.
CÉ LA VI
For a fantastic night out over the weekend, party couples cannot miss the spectacular CÉ LA VI! Perched atop the boat-shaped structure of Marina Bay Sands, you not only get a picturesque view of the Singapore skyline, but also a luxe clubbing experience that combines swank with swagger.
CÉ LA VI, SkyPark, Marina Bay Sands Tower 3, 1 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018971, p. 6688 7688.
Blu Jaz Café
If the both of you are jazz junkies, this establishment is certainly up your alley. On certain dates, you can find hip-hop and bass acts setting this spot ablaze. But more frequently, to the delight of jazz connoisseurs, the ground floor hosts free-flowing jazz bands that are open to improv, churning out choons as smooth as audial butter.
Blu Jaz Café, 11 Bali Lane, Singapore 189848, p. 6292 3800. Open Mon-Thu 12pm-1am, Fri 12pm-2an, Sat 4pm-2am, closed on Sun.
For the chi chi couple
Marina At Keppel Bay
Go big or go home! Sail away at one of the international luxury yachts at Marina at Keppel Bay. There are also plenty of entertainment hotspots around like the Resorts World at Sentosa and VivoCity for when you do get off the boat.
Marina At Keppel Bay, 2 Keppel Bay Vista, Singapore 098382.
Yunomori Japanese Onsen & Spa
Don’t let the hustle and bustle of the city life bog the both of you down. Visit Yunomori Japanese Onsen & Spa for a perk-me-up experience through traditional bathing rituals designed to relax and rejuvenate. Choose from a selection of its aquatic therapies including The Soda Spa – enriched with carbon dioxide-rich water – which tightens skin elasticity for a youthful glow, tiny bubble-filled Jet Bath for rheumatic aches, and the relaxing Hot Bath for various ailments. Perfect if that trip to Japan seems too far away!
Yunomori Japanese Onsen & Spa, #02-17/18 Singapore Sports Hub, 1 Stadium Place, Singapore 397718, p. 6386 4126. Open daily 10am-11pm.
Banyan Tree Spa
Perched 55 stories up on the swanky Marina Bay Sands Hotel is the award-winning Banyan Tree Spa. Surrender to serenity as therapists pamper you with indulgent treatments (that use traditional Asian remedies) catered for both men and women such as the traditional Ayurvedic massage ($425++), coconut sea salt bath ($70++), anti-ageing facials (from $220++), and hair treatments (from $120++). The best part? Getting to spend quality time with your loved one while enjoying the spectacular panoramic city views right at your fingertips.
Banyan Tree Spa, Marina Bay Sands Hotel Tower 1, Level 55, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956, p. 6688 8825. Open Sun-Thu 10am-11pm, Fri and Sat 10am-1am.
Quayside Isle @ Sentosa Cove
With more than 16 international waterfront restaurants such as &Made Burger Bistro, Museo and Sabio by the Sea Tapas Bar & Grill, and 9-curated specialty stores such as Jasons The Gourmet Grocer and The Straits Wine Company, it’s impossible to leave hungry at this waterfront dining and lifestyle destination. W Singapore Sentosa Cove is located nearby – if you like to have an Afternoon Tea at the uber-cool Woo Bar.
Quayside Isle, 31 Ocean Way, #B1-01, Sentosa Cove, Singapore 098375.
Johor Strait Lighthouse at The Raffles Marina Club
Yes, we do have lighthouses in Singapore. Make your way down to one located at The Raffles Marina Club in Tuas: the gorgeous Johor Strait Lighthouse sits at the end of the marina’s pier. Tip: visit in the evenings for swoon-worthy insta snaps!
Johor Strait Lighthouse at The Raffles Marina Club, 10 Tuas West Dr, Singapore 638404.
For the staycay-savvy couple
Serial staycationers, a spanking new boutique hotel, M Social, is now open in Robertson Quay and it is the perfect spot for a romantic escape from reality. Dreamy lofts, an Instagram-worthy design and great grub at Beast & Butterflies; we reckon you and your S.O will have a lovey-dovey time there.
M Social Singapore, 90 Robertson Quay, Singapore 238259, p. 6206 1888.
Sensual, intimate and dripping with opulence, thus hotel’s rooms are decked in arresting hues of precious stones, and lavish decor (we’re talking leopard print, patent leather and python). To cap off your sexy staycay, don’t forget to swing by the rooftop for breezy cocktails and nibbles before you descend to your love nest’s private jacuzzi tub for a snuggle.
The Scarlet Hotel, 33 Erskine Road, Singapore 069333, p. 6511 3333.
The St. Regis
If you’re looking to celebrate your love in the lap of luxury, The St. Regis is the epitome of timeless elegance. Every crevice of the hotel oozes grandeur and opulence, including the abodes that are lavishly decorated with luxurious textures (think Jim Thompson silk throw pillows, rich draperies and plush divans) as well as premium amenities. Your epicurean experiences are no less prestigious here either – there’s no better way to pamper each other than sophisticated feasting in the renowned Brasserie Les Saveurs.
The St. Regis, 29 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247911.
Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa
Whether you’re on a quick mini-moon or celebrating a relationship milestone, Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa (top image) is the dream destination for short beach retreats. Set atop a cliff with breathtaking, panoramic views of the South China Sea, the resort is a sanctuary from city noise. Whatever your choice of accommodation, your personal haven is impeccably designed, with suites combining French sophistication and local design, and isolated villas boasting private swimming pools. Don’t forget to book an afternoon’s worth of pampering at So SPA, and kick back poolside with an outdoor movie experience under the stars.
Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa, 2 Bukit Manis Road Sentosa, Singapore 099891.