Life may be hectic in the bustling city of Singapore, but the island is surprisingly full of pockets of romance. Get in the mood for love with these suggestions:
Take your love to new heights
Celebrate the giddy high of a newly minted marriage by taking your beau to hilltop destination Faber Peak. Take in stunning views of the Sentosa-Harbourfront precinct, or schedule a dinner for two in a specially-decorated Singapore Cable Car — you’ll be floating on cloud nine.
Alternatively, go for a spin on the 165-metre tall Singapore Flyer, one of the world’s tallest observation wheels. Enjoy a four-course Western or Chinese meal up in the air, or opt for the luxurious Premium Champagne Flight, where you can sip on bubbly while taking in magnificent views of the city.
For more thrill-seeking couples, brave the adrenaline high of the many rides at Universal Studios Singapore. From holding hands on thrill rides to marvelling at the fireworks show, you’re guaranteed a fun-filled time with all the hallmarks of a romantic theme park date.
Escape to nature
Nature-lovers, slow down and take a walk in the park at Gardens by the Bay, where you can marvel at the iconic Supertrees, or stop to appreciate the varieties of flora at the Flower Dome. If you and your significant other like the outdoors, spend your morning taking a stroll along Changi Boardwalk, where you might even catch a glimpse of the sunrise. Or, marvel at the natural rock formations of Bukit Batok Town Park, referred to by locals as Little Guilin due to its scenic similarities to Guilin, China.
After all that trekking, make a trip down to the Singapore River. Venice has its Gondola rides, and Singapore has its Singapore River Cruises, where you can take in the sights of the river and Marina Bay aboard a historic bumboat. Or, turn up the romance by chartering a private boat ride for just you and your loved one.
Go on a gastronomic getaway
What’s a romantic night out without good food? Nestled in the lush verdure of the Singapore Botanic Gardens is Halia Restaurant, a serene hideaway that’s perfect for a romantic candlelit dinner. We recommend trying their signature Chilli Crab Spaghettini, Javanese Spiced Lamb Rump, or Halibut en Papillote (Halibut wrapped in parchment paper).
Another beautiful dining spot in the Singapore Botanic Gardens is Corner House, a European themed restaurant housed in a black-and-white colonial building. Fall in love with its enchanting interior, and savour the dishes on its Michelin-starred “Gastro-Botanica” menu (contemporary cuisine that applies classical French cooking techniques to natural ingredients).
For a touch of exclusivity, check out modern lifestyle venue Privé, located on Singapore’s only private island, Keppel Island. The restaurant boasts live music on Sundays, a picturesque view of the waterfront, as well as an extensive selection of grilled meats, fresh oysters and boutique champagnes.
Continue the evening with Singapore’s nightlife at one of the many pubs and bars — Orgo Bar and Restaurant, for instance. Located at the Esplanade Terrace, the lab themed rooftop bar specialises in scientifically precise mixes.
Enjoy stellar views of the Singapore skyline from 1-Altitude Gallery & Bar, the highest alfresco bar in the world. Located 282 metres above sea level, you can enjoy a 360-degree view of the city while sipping on premium cocktails.
Unwind with a couple spa
Seek solace from the bustling city with relaxing spa treatments at AWAY Spa. Sign up for their “2 is better than 1” package, which focuses on your chakras and putting your mind, body and spirit at ease.
Or, steer your spa date to the luxe comforts of Capella Singapore, where you can indulge in Auriga Spa’s “P.S I Love You” package. The decadent treatment consists of a full-body massage and a candlelit bath with rose petals — it can’t get dreamier than that.
Let the sparks fly with SO SPA’s “SO In Love package” — which includes a scrub, massage, and 30-minute bath in their couple’s suite, topped off with complimentary champagne and canapés for two.
Retire for the day in your luxury hotel room
Rest up after your day of activities in a room with a view at The Ritz-Carlton Millenia, a five-star hotel overlooking the iconic Marina Bay. Located just a stone’s throw away from the Singapore Flyer and Esplanade — make time to enjoy these popular tourist attractions with your other half as well.
Alternatively, dial up the luxe quotient with a room at Marina Bay Sands. Be sure to go for a dip in the infinity pool, where you’ll have the perfect vantage point to take in the stunning Singapore skyline.
No matter what your idea of a perfect honeymoon is — whether you’re looking for an exciting trip to a new city or a charming island getaway — there are plenty of romantic experiences awaiting you and your loved one in Singapore.