Don’t let the rain get in the way of a romantic day out. Here’re some fun date activities perfect for couples
Outdoorsy activities like picnics and beach trips come to mind when you think of date ideas, but unfortunately rainy days are here again to spoil the alfresco action. Still, that’s no reason to cancel your plans and bum around in front of the telly. That said, we all know how hard it can be to snag a cab when it’s about to rain. But, instead of wandering the streets under your brolly, park yourself on the settee and take advantage of Grab’s new Flash feature. Just click on the button with the two blue cars to send your booking out to ALL of Grab’s available cabs and private cars, making it much quicker to just get a ride. And besides, who wants to juggle multiple booking apps or additional fees? We say book a ride with Grab and hightail it to these spots for the ultimate indoor date activities.
Savour artisanal roasts and make stellar cuppas at Highlander Coffee
Coffee flows dark and strong through the veins of most of us Honeycombers, but as much as we like our corner stall kopi gao, we also enjoy delving a little deeper into the world of artisanal coffee. If your other half is also a devotee of this fortifying bean, why not spend an afternoon learning the finer points of brewing and appreciating the perfect cuppa? Take your baby steps at Highlander Coffee’s gourmet coffee appreciation workshop, or dive right in with the hands-on barista sesh; you’ll pouring that perfect latte in no time.
Highlander Coffee, 49 Kampong Bahru Road, Singapore 169362. p. 6226 1686.
Learn the timeless art of leather crafting at Atelier Lodge
Everyone should own a high quality leather wallet, so what could be better than one you’ve lovingly crafted yourself? If you and the bae are big on the arts and crafts, these classes are perfect for a little quality time, with the added bonus of walking away with a beautiful new leather accessory. Putting together a wallet or coin purse from scratch might seem intimidating, but the beginner courses will give you a firm grasp on the tools and techniques required. All equipment and materials are provided and the class facilitators will be on hand to guide you every step of the way.
Atelier Lodge, 25 Bali Lane, Singapore 189861. p. 8118 9002.
Unleash your inner Spiderman at Climb Central
Take your relationships to new heights with a trip to Climber Central. Rain or shine, this fully air conditioned climbing gym offers certification courses for adults every first Sunday of the month (3pm-5pm, $42 per adult). If you already know the ropes (I’m sorry), hop right into a harness and race your way to the top. And if you plan to continue your date afterwards, the gym provides showers to freshen up.
Climb Central, #B1-01 Kallang Wave Mall, 1 Stadium Place, Singapore 397718. p. 6702 7972.
Get those creative juices flowing at Arteastiq
So you dreamed of meeting Mr Right in a museum but ended up meeting him on Tinder instead? Not a problem! Fall in love again amidst acrylic paints and cups of artisanal teas at Arteastiq. This swish, creative space is a regular haunt for dab hands and dilettantes alike, so don’t worry if you can’t tell Picasso from Pollock; It’s all about having an artsy good time. It’s always easier to be creative when you’re well fed, so take advantage of Arteastiq’s brunch offerings and its extensive tea selection too.
Arteastiq, 333A Orchard Road, #04-14/15, Mandarin Gallery, Mandarin Gallery, Singapore 238867. p. 6235 8370.
Any mention of participating in pole dancing will probably get a few of the boys feeling just a tad uncomfortable. But a spot of pole dancing as a date activity is sure to spice things up. Slap Studios on Telok Ayer offers mixed classes so you and your SO can take part in pole classes together.
SLAP Dance Studio, 157 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068612. p. 6636 4622.
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This article is sponsored by Grab.