From high-flying thrills to idyllic green sanctuaries, our city is home to myriad attractions and activities for couples in the mood for love. Here are 6 ways to deepen your romance.
Bask in the city lights together
With its bustling streets, soaring skyscrapers and shimmering city lights, Singapore at night is certainly a sight to behold, and one that you’ll want to marvel together.
Kickstart your trip by signing up for ‘Singapore in a Nutshell’. Organised by Singapore Sidecars, this tour will introduce you to our city’s many charms from the sidecar of a vintage Vespa. Besides giving you an overview of our city’s attractions, this tour makes for an evocative introduction to your shared adventure in Singapore.
Now that you’ve seen Singapore’s streets at dusk, observe the beauty of the city from up high at 1-Altitude. Perched atop One Raffles Place, the establishment boasts fine dining, varied selection and a gorgeous view of Singapore’s cityscape that’ll have you and your loved one on cloud nine.
Other rooftops bars and hidden watering holes include Zafferano—an Italian restaurant and bar on the 43rd floor of Ocean Financial Centre—and Lantern, a glitzy watering hole with décor that draws inspiration from Clifford Pier’s historical nickname of Red Lantern Pier.
Singapore Sidecars. For online bookings, find out more here or call +65 9620 0166.
1-Altitude at One Raffles Place. 1 Raffles Place Level 63, Singapore 048616. +65 6438 0410.
Mon, Tue, Thu & Sun 6pm-2am; Wed, Fri & Sat 6pm-4am.
Zafferano at Ocean Financial Centre. 10 Collyer Quay Level 43, Singapore 049315. +65 6509 1488.
Mon-Wed 11.30am-3pm, 5.30-11.45pm; Thu & Fri 11.30am-3pm, 5.30pm-1am; Sat 11.30am-3pm, 6.30pm-1am.
Lantern at The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore. 80 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049326. +65 6877 8911.
Mon-Thu & Sun 10-1am; Fri & Sat 10-2am.
Bond over daredevil experiences
Nothing creates a stronger bond than helping your partner push beyond his or her limits. If the both of you are irrepressible daredevils, we suggest paying a visit to Sentosa.
Beyond its balmy beaches, this island resort is home to activities that are bound to thrill and delight in equal measure. AJ Hackett is home to vertigo-inducing activities that include bungy jumping, a 47-metre-tall skybridge and giant swings that reach speeds of up to 120 kilometres per hour.
Alternatively, pay a visit to iFly Singapore, an indoor skydiving experience that simulates the thrill of freefalling from 12,000 feet. The establishment is manned by veteran instructors, who’ll guide the both of you through the entire process.
If these suggestions sound daunting but you’d still like to embark on an aerial adventure with your partner, consider booking a dinner that takes place in the sky. The Cable Car Sky Dining experience at Mount Faber Peak will have you savouring both a four-course meal and Singapore’s scenic southern coast at dusk.
AJ Hackett Sentosa. 30 Siloso Beach Walk, Singapore 099011. +65 6911 3070.
Mon-Thu & Sun 10am-7pm; Fri & Sat 11.30am-9pm.
iFly Singapore. 43 Siloso Beach Walk #01-01, Singapore 099010. +65 6571 0000.
Mon & Tue, Thu-Sun 9am-9.30pm; Wed 11am-9.30pm.
Faber Peak Singapore. 109 Mount Faber Road Level 2, Singapore 099203. +65 6377 9688.
For online bookings, find out more here.
Find a common love for nature’s beauty
Singapore’s reputation as a city in a garden is well deserved—nature abounds amidst our metropolis’ urban modernity, with green sanctuaries, verdant gardens and charming parks waiting to be uncovered.
Budding botanists looking to nurture a shared love for nature can pay visits to either Singapore Botanic Gardens or Gardens by the Bay. The former is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and has been a fixture on our island for over 160 years. Marvel at the garden’s collection of orchids or take a stroll through the tranquillity of the Learning Forest.
Your other option—Gardens by the Bay—is home to both surreal landscapes and exotic flora. Lose yourself amidst the mist-drenched peaks of Cloud Forest, admire the beautiful flowers at Floral Fantasy, and marvel at the soaring Super Trees structures from up close.
To explore new depths with your partner, spend a day exploring S.E.A. Aquarium™ at Resorts World™ Sentosa, home to over 1,000 species of marine life. The aquarium is also home to Ocean Restaurant by Cat Cora, which serves Mediterranean seafood dishes in a space that displays the ocean’s awe-inspiring beauty.
Singapore Botanic Gardens. 1 Cluny Road, Singapore 259569.
Gardens by the Bay. 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953.
Daily 5-2am. Cooled Conservatories, the Supertree Grove and OCBC Skyway opens daily at 9am-9pm.
S.E.A. Aquarium™. 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269.
Opens Daily at 10am. Closing time varies. For more information, click here.
Ocean Restaurant at Resorts World™ Sentosa. 22 Sentosa Gateway #b1-455 & 456, Singapore 098136. +65 6577 6688.
Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 6-10pm.
Take a walk down memory lane together
Whether you and your partner appreciate tradition or share a love for old-school culture, our city will provide you and your significant other new facets of history to uncover.
Singapore’s Civic District is where you’ll want to begin, with its museums, art galleries and charming colonial architecture. More than just a repository of relics, the National Museum of Singapore tells our island’s history through dynamic events, exhibits and installations.
For a shopping experience that doubles up as a jaunt into our city’s past, pay a visit to Raffles Hotel Singapore. Singapore’s most storied accommodation recently reopened its doors after two years of renovation works, and boasts wares that range from luxury watches to bespoke gifts to take home.
If you’re looking to wind down with a cocktail amidst Art Deco interiors, be sure to stop by The Black Swan for a tipple. Housed in a restored colonial building, this stunning restaurant channels the aesthetics of America’s roaring twenties. Toast your relationship with drinks that pay homage to the age of jazz, and share European cuisine in an unforgettable meal.
National Museum of Singapore. 93 Stamford Road, Singapore 178897. +65 6332 3659.
Raffles Hotel Singapore. 1 Beach Road, Singapore 189673. +65 6337 1886.
The Black Swan. 19 Cecil Street, Singapore 049704. +65 6438 3757.
Mon & Tue 11.30am-11pm; Wed-Fri 11.30am-11.30pm; Sat 5.30-11pm.
Foster a shared love for dining experiences
It’s not just about food, but the company that one has a meal with. Singapore is home to a range of romantic restaurants where you and your partner can bond over a candlelit dinner.
Perched on the top of Telok Blangah Hill, The Alkaff Mansion is a charming, colonial-era bungalow that certainly sets the mood for romance. We suggest booking a table at Una, a restaurant and wine bar that serves sharing dishes from the Basque region and other parts of Spain.
For meals that will literally span the course of your relationship, pay a visit to Preludio. Much like a love story, the menu at Preludio transforms every 12 to 18 months, making it a great destination for couples planning to revisit our city over the years.
The Alkaff Mansion. 10 Telok Blangah Green, Singapore 109178. +65 8126 8844.
Una at The Alkaff Mansion. 10 Telok Blangah Green Level 2, Singapore 109178. +65 8126 8844.
Preludio at Frasers Tower. 182 Cecil Street #03-01/02, Singapore 069547. +65 6904 5686.
Mon-Fri 11.30am-2.30pm, 6-10pm; Sat 6-10pm.
Learn new lessons together
The crux of a relationship lies in learning each other’s strengths and weaknesses, which makes craft classes, art jams and workshops great dates for new couples.
To help your loved one uncover their hidden Monet, drop by Arteastiq. This café doubles up as an art jam studio, where the both of you will be able to show off your artistic talents and create a painting to spruce up your abode.
Alternatively, Artefakts Art. Craft. Design offers a suite of comprehensive lessons on both arts and crafts from paper marbling to rubber stamp crafting.
Couples who aspire to express themselves through dance can sign up for trial classes at various schools around the island. Swing dancing at SG Lindy Hop, salsa and bachata at JJ Dance Movement and jazz at Danz People are just some of your many options. Have fun, and remember that it takes two to tango.
Mandarin Gallery. 333A Orchard Road #04-14/15, Singapore 238897. +65 6235 8370.
Mon-Fri 11am-10pm; Sat & Sun 10am-10pm.
Artefakts Art. Craft. Design at Goodman Arts Centre. 90 Goodman Road Block O #02-64, Singapore 439053. +65 8189 4281.
Mon-Fri 7-9.30pm; Sat 10am-4.30pm. Book your class here.
SG Lindy Hop. Check out their website for class details.
JJ Dance Movement at Orchid Hotel. 1 Tras Link #02-08, Singapore 078867. +65 6443 7223.
Check out their website for class details.
Danz People at Marina Square Shopping Mall. 6 Raffles Boulevard #02-15/17, Singapore 039594. +65 6884 9072.
Mon-Fri 2.30-10pm; Sat 10.30am-6.30pm; Sun noon-6.30pm.
Check out their website for class details.