From dining in the dark to checking out haunted spots, here are some unique date ideas around town for couples who want to try something new.
We’re all for splurging on romantic meals and post-dinner drinks at fancy cocktail bars, but sometimes taking the road less travelled can be rewarding too. And we’re not talking about jetting off to a cool destination or a spot of Netflix and chill – if you look hard enough, there are lots of things to do in Singapore that can be unconventional yet romantic. Scroll down for date night ideas that are totally out of the box!
Dine in a pitch black room
This is a fun one – go on a culinary journey through taste, smell, touch and sound with your date at Nox. The catch? You’ll be doing this in total darkness. Choose the three-course prix fixe dinner to sample 12 special dishes and take in this unique multi-sensory dining experience with your other half (then have a laugh at what a klutz you were afterwards).
Nox – Dine in the Dark, 269 Beach Road, Singapore 199546
You know the saying: Couples that laugh together stay together. Well, if you’re looking to tickle your funny bone and potentially get made fun of, reserve a spot at any one of the bars across town that host belly-aching stand-up comedy shows.
Let off some steam
Whoever said relationships are a walk in the park clearly hasn’t been in one, and sometimes venting your frustration in a healthy way might just bring you a little closer. So for your next date, head to The Fragment Room where you and your boo can break, smash or destroy things like wine glasses, bottles, plates and bowls without any repercussions.
The Fragment Room, 490 Macpherson Road, Singapore 368198
The fault is in the stars
It’s not every day that we get to see a starry sky with our naked eye, but with the help of sophisticated telescopes, you can be treated to beautiful constellations in the Lion City. Head down to the Science Centre Observatory for a star-studded experience – plus, the fact that it’s one of the few in the world to be located next to the Equator means you’ll be marvelling at a greater number of vistas in the sky.
Science Centre Observatory, 21 Jurong Town Hall Road, Singapore 609433
Camp in comfort
Get in tune with nature without giving up any comfort by going glamping. You don’t have to travel to an exotic island to try this one-of-a-kind camping experience, especially with many companies like GlampingCity, Wondrous Glampers and Glamping Society doing all the work for you. As you settle into chic tents by the seaside under the starry skies, you and your boo can just sit back and focus on what matters – your love for each other.
Night owl dates
We’ll admit, it’s not really a novel or unusual date idea, but if you’re all about getting into bed by 10pm fully moisturised, then it’s time to live a little. Extend your date by heading out to a late-night joint for supper or let loose all your secrets when you get sloshed at after-hours bars that serve up tipples till early morning.
Something wicked this way comes
You don’t have to wait till Halloween for a spine-chilling date. Forget about cheesy horror houses and go for the real deal. Yes, this Little Red Dot is riddled with urban legends, scary stories and even sightings of ghosts. Dare to stir the cauldron at Singapore’s most haunted places with your boo? Check our list of spooky spots, but proceed with caution.
Paint me like one of your French girls
You don’t have to be Picasso or Vincent van Gogh to wow your partner; it’s all about spending time together with your bae and doing something out of the ordinary. Get artsy fartsy at art jamming studios to create a masterpiece that could even make a great gift.
Learn the art of body language
Turn up the passion by throwing some shapes. Whether you’re looking to learn sultry salsa, racy pole dancing or sexy Bollywood dance, you’ll be communicating with your partner through the wordless art of body language. Just scroll through our dance studio guide for some inspiration.
Three’s a crowd
For the adventurous couple, perhaps you can add a little (vibrating) fun to your bedroom. Don’t worry, we’ve already done the (dirty) work for you. From organic lubes to luxurious vibrators to bondage kits, our comprehensive guide on adult toys will have you and your partner exploring each other in a whole new way.
Let’s get physical
When you’re in love, there’s a good chance you’ll start to pack on the pounds, what with all the romantic bars and restaurants at your disposal. Here’s our suggestion: Ditch the white tablecloth affair for something more invigorating. Put on your trainers and hike your way through our rugged round-up of hiking trails or work up a sweat by trying out alternative workouts that involve trampolines and surfboards.