You’ve sought Queen B’s wise words and plan to “put a ring on it”. But where to pop the question? We’ve got stunning spots that’ll put anyone in a lovey-dovey mood.
So you’re planning to propose to the love of your life. Thought your worries ended after securing the ring? Think again. The engagement has to be memorable too, so you can have a fab story to tell the kids (or furbabies)! We can’t guarantee that it’ll top your wildest dating story but we’ve handpicked some of the most romantic places in Singapore for you. Now go ahead and nail that proposal. Good luck!
Romantic proposal spots in Singapore
Imagine going down on one knee with colourful fishes, corals and majestic sea creatures as your backdrop. There’s no doubt the aquarium sets a romantic mood with its massive centrepiece tank filled with marine animals of all sorts. Plus, the soothing blue tint from the aquarium also calms the nerves. And if your partner is obsessed with the underwater world, book a Sea Trek Adventure session (currently unavailable) that lets you walk hand in hand as you explore the “ocean realm”. How’s that for an extra special (and alternative) date night?
S.E.A. Aquarium, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa, Singapore 098269
Singapore Botanic Gardens
Do we have a green thumb in the house? There is nowhere more arresting than the calm of nature to ask the most important question of your life. Singapore’s first Unesco World Heritage Site has pockets of alluring places – the octagonal gazebo (also known as the Bandstand) is a popular spot but you can also go to the Learning Forest, Swan Lake, Palm Valley, Symphony Lake or Ethnobotany Garden for a change of scene (and a little privacy).
Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road, Singapore 259569
Garden domes at The Summerhouse
Not everyone wants an OTT proposal where all eyes are on you. What’s the next option? Dining in a private dome. Yup, The Summerhouse has the most enchanting geodesic igloos set within a lush garden and twinkling lights – it almost looks like a scene from a movie. Plus, it’s air-conditioned so there’s no need to worry about smudged makeup in your pictures. Rain or shine, you’ll be proposing to your SO.
The Summerhouse, Level 2, Seletar Aerospace Park, 3 Park Lane, Singapore 798387
Oh, where do we begin? From spectacular beaches and award-winning hotels to picturesque attractions and ample dining spots, Sentosa is peppered with romantic locations at every corner. We think places like the Butterfly Park & Insect Kingdom, Fort Siloso Skywalk and even the Magical Shores attraction at Siloso Beach could do the trick! Play your cards right and your proposal might just end with an extravagant fireworks display.
Sentosa Island, Singapore
Telok Blangah Hill Park
Located atop Telok Blangah Green, this park gives off fairytale vibes. Think grey stone stairs, cobblestone-like floors and pink bougainvillaea flowers. Getting here can be quite a hassle, so be her Prince Charming and tell your princess in advance about the walk. You don’t want her trekking around in heels for this! It’s also close to the popular Henderson Waves bridge should the night call for a leisurely and romantic stroll.
Telok Blangah Hill Park, 10 Telok Blangah Green, Singapore 109178
This popular dam is a hotspot to picnic with the family or catch the sunset. You’ve got perfect weather (though it can get pretty windy, so keep that in mind), a beautiful backdrop of the city skyline and even fireworks displays on special days.
Marina Barrage, 8 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018951
Science Centre Observatory
Sing “Rewrite the Stars” on repeat at the magical Science Centre Observatory. Marvel at those beautiful constellations in the sky with the star of your life, then say those magic words after.
Science Centre Observatory, 21 Jurong Town Hall Road, Singapore 609433
The Crystal Universe at ArtScience Museum
Located at the end of the ArtScience Museum’s Future World: Where Art Meets Science exhibition, The Crystal Universe leaves no wiggle room for mediocre. The blanket of twinkling lights (170,000 LED lights, to be specific) will do the work to set the scene. All you have to do is wait for the right time. Fair warning: the area can get really crowded so you gotta be patient if you want a good shot of your proposal. Oh, and expect a few cameras on you! Best to plan your proposal during off-peak timings, unless you’re the type who relishes being in the spotlight.
ArtScience Museum, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 6 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 01897
Singapore River Cruise
Show of hands if you’ve never experienced a river tour on a traditional bumboat. Make the first time extra special by going down on one knee during a dreamy boat ride. Tip: plan it after sunset and let the surroundings amp up the ambience for you. Once your new fiancee says yes, take a seat together and soak in the chill, dreamy vibes.
Singapore River Cruise, embark at various jetties including Boat Quay and Merlion Park Jetty
Hotels in Singapore
True story: Singapore has no shortage of hotels. If your future fiancee prefers a comfy, air-conditioned setting and a quiet after-party, proposing in a hotel room is the way to go. From a quaint minimalist room with just the two of you at Lloyd’s Inn to an OTT suite – complete with Singapore’s skyline as your backdrop – at Marina Bay Sands, there’s plenty to choose from. Plus, the preparation will be a breeze! Just liaise with the friendly hotel staff and they’ll help bring your plan to life. Get some ideas with our list of hotels and boutique stays in Singapore.
Hotels, various locations around Singapore
Now you’re all ready to set the scene for your proposal!