When was the last time you went on a romantic getaway with the love of your life, or a refreshing break that allowed you to reconnect with yourself? Whether it is bonding over your favourite shared activity or enjoying some me-time, plan a great escapade to Singapore where you can do both with ease!
Quality time for two
There’s nothing quite like the sun and sea to lift the spirits, even more so when you have that special someone to spend the day with. Located at one of the most beautiful beaches in Singapore, Tanjong Beach Club is a bar and café that comes with a glorious pool and plenty of lounging space for you and your other half to unwind over a Mojito or two– not forgetting the club’s delectable variety of fresh seafood mains and brunch items.
For a more intimate dining experience, a blissful meal for two at the lovely White Rabbit may be just what you’re looking for. A classic European establishment tucked away in the lush Dempsey area, the restaurant is widely regarded as one of the most romantic dining spots in Singapore. Housed in a cosy restored chapel complete with stained glass windows, White Rabbit is a favourite choice for date nights and even weddings.
Make a date with nature and take a stroll in the Flower Dome of Gardens by the Bay, where abundant displays of colourful blooms surround you and your partner at every turn. With a spectacular variety of plants from the corners of South Africa all the way to California, be immersed in a world of natural beauty that you’ll be unlikely to forget in a hurry.
In addition, the Flower Dome also features seasonal floral exhibitions– from the annual tulip festival with a magnificent array of colourful Dutch blooms to a Yuletide-themed display during the year-end festive period.
When dusk falls, take your date to IndoChine– a restaurant cum bar perched atop the tallest SuperTree– where you and your partner can enjoy a panoramic view of the city’s glittering skyline while sipping on cocktails at the alfresco rooftop bar.
Me, myself and I
As much fun as hanging out with family, friends and significant others can be, spending one-on-one quality time with yourself is important too. In Singapore, look forward to a variety of engaging activities on your date for one.
Nature lover or not, many will agree that being surrounded with vast greenery can be a rejuvenating experience. At the Singapore Botanic Gardens, bask in contemplative moments while exploring spectacular displays of rare plants and trees rich in history. A highlight not to be missed is the National Orchid Garden, which displays over 1,000 vibrant orchid species in their full resplendent glory. The orchid garden also features a ‘celebrity area’, which houses a large variety of orchids named after notable personalities– from Bollywood veteran Shah Rukh Khan to Prince William.
Always on the lookout for a unique fashion statement piece that will make you stand out from the masses? Indulge in some retail therapy at KEEPERS, a local pop-up store featuring unique fashion and lifestyle products by over 50 homegrown designers and artisans. One of the benefits of shopping alone is that you don’t have to worry about making your partner wait, so take your time to browse or even attend a workshop hosted by designers working on-site.
What is a relaxing day out on your own without making time for afternoon tea? With over 1,000 fine harvest teas to accompany tea-infused cuisine, TWG Tea Salon & Boutique at Marina Bay Sands is the ideal spot for enjoying a refreshing pot of tea while watching the world go by.
A luxurious getaway
Sometimes, it’s nice to take things up a notch by indulging in the finer side of life. For a glorious day out basking in the sun and the sea with your family or significant other, why not charter a yacht at One°15 Marina to explore the city’s Southern Islands? The tranquil Kusu Island is located just five to kilometres from Singapore– worth a visit for its idyllic beaches and scenic blue lagoons.
After taking to the seas, ascend to the skies with an elegant Moët & Chandon Champagne Flight aboard the 165-metre-tall Singapore Flyer, the largest observation wheel in Asia. Look forward to basking in magnificent panoramic views of the Marina Bay skyline with your loved ones while sipping on fine bubbly at the same time. The best time to board the flyer would be just before dusk, so that you can get both the day and night view of our city’s majestic skyline.
Cap off an unforgettable day with a decadent meal at the renowned Equinox Restaurant, followed by drinks at the neighbouring City Space, where you can savour inventive cocktails while enjoying unparalleled panoramas of the city.