Day 1: Beauty and art in the city’s heart

Entrance of the fort gate at Fort Canning Park
1 Fort Canning Park

Spend the morning strolling arm-in-arm with your loved one amidst the greenery of Fort Canning Park.

Formerly known as Bukit Larangan (Forbidden Hill), this 18-hectare park was once the seat of Malay royalty in Singapore, and is home to nature and historical insights alike. 

Take a walk through the Spice Gardens—keeping your eyes peeled for nutmeg trees and wild pepper vines—or find a serene spot to have a heart-to-heart conversation with your loved one.

Odette produces eclectic dishes such as 55’ Smoked Organic Egg by chef-owner Julien Royer
2 Odette

For lunch, delight in Michelin-starred meals at Odette, one of the most renowned restaurants on the island. This three-Michelin starred establishment is helmed by chef Julien Royer, and serves up Modern French dishes with Japanese touches.

The restaurant’s famous creations incorporate ingredients like sea urchins, scallops and organic eggs, and are as beautiful to look at as they are to taste.

Do remember to make a reservation before visiting to ensure that you get a table.

The Rotunda Dome in National Gallery under natural light
3 National Gallery Singapore

For art that’s bound to set the heart aflame, spend the rest of the afternoon admiring the inspired works on display at National Gallery Singapore.

Formerly Singapore’s City Hall and Supreme Court, this gorgeous space is home to over 8,000 works of Singaporean and Southeast Asian art, and its halls have been graced by art world legends like Mark Rothko and Yayoi Kusama.

Aerial View of the Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay at night featuring its beautiful colour and architecture
4 Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay

In the evening, catch a stage performance at Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay. This iconic structure (designed to resemble our national fruit, the durian) is home to the performing arts in Singapore.

The establishment’s 2000 seat theatre and 1600 seat concert hall have been graced by a who’s who of theatre ensembles and legendary performers, ranging from jazz legend Herbie Hancock to the cast of The Phantom of the Opera.

The Esplanade is also home to some of Singapore’s most talented performers, and you’re likely to hear the strains of live music as you explore its foyers or walk along the waters of the Outdoor Promenade.

Day 2: Cultural precincts and party spots

The front façade of the Sri Mariamman Temple
5 Sri Mariamman Temple

With its lantern-festooned streets, old-school businesses and charming blend of traditional and modern, Chinatown is the perfect place to get acquainted with our island’s culture and colourful past.

Spend your day exploring the quaint shophouses, charming eateries  and places of worship that dot the neighbourhood. The majestic gopuram (grand tower entrance) of Sri Mariamman Temple—located along South Bridge Road—makes for a good landmark to get your bearing.

Venture into the temple to snap some shots of its beautiful interiors and religious statues, before exploring the district to your heart’s content.

The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Masjid Jamae are equally beautiful places of worship, and souvenir shopping opportunities abound at stores like On Cheong Jewellery and Thye Shan Medical Hall.

If you and your partner are feeling peckish, we recommend sharing a sweet treat from Tong Heng Delicacies before continuing your exploration.

A sea bream dish served at Rhubarb Le Restaurant
6 Rhubarb Le Restaurant

Couples looking to bond over a shared love for culinary delights should book a table at Rhubarb. Nestled along the charming streets of Duxton Hill, this Michelin-starred restaurant serves up a range of classic French dishes, from duck confit to pork rillettes.

With just seven tables in its dining room, this charming establishment is a great spot for an intimate dining experience. Do make your reservations in advance to ensure that you get a seat. 

Aerial shot of the Clarke Quay district and the Singapore River
7 Clarke Quay

Dance the evening (and the wee hours of the morning) away at Clarke Quay, home to some of Singapore’s most popular watering holes and dance clubs. 

Zouk—Singapore’s grand old dame of party spots— is a popular haunt for EDM and trance lovers, and you’re bound to have a blast lighting up the dance floor with your partner.

If live music is what you seek, we suggest spending the rest of the night at Crazy Elephant. This unpretentious watering hole is a popular haunt of Singapore’s veteran rockers, and is a great alternative to karaoke—if you’re aren’t shy to sing in front of a live audience!

Day 3: Serenity and seaside retreats

Auriga Spa

Away from Singapore’s bustling cityscape lies Sentosa, an island escape that promises white beaches, blue surf and idyllic island life, and is a great spot for couples looking to escape the urban buzz.

You’ll be able to get to the island resort via tram from Vivocity, or by taking a cable car from Faber Peak.

Before heading to the island resort’s pristine beaches, you’ll want to pamper yourself at one of the many spas on Sentosa.  Auriga Spa—located at Capella Singapore—offers a four-hour honeymoon spa session that includes a head to toe massage, honey and jasmine facial masks and a honey and rose body scrub that’ll have you feeling brand new. 

View of suspension bridge at Palawan Beach
9 Palawan Beach

Spend the rest of the afternoon getting a glowing tan and lounging the white beaches of Sentosa.  

If serenity is what you seek, we recommend making a beeline for Tanjong Beach, which boasts a quiet stretch of coastline and pristine white sands.  

Alternatively, couples in the mood to people watch should spread their beach blankets on Palawan Beach—for a scenic view of the ocean, be sure to take a walk across the suspension bridge to a little islet that demarcates the southernmost point of Asia.


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