Running out of fun date ideas for Valentine’s Day this year? We understand the struggle of thinking of something exciting and new, especially when many of your significant others will not be expecting a regular date night on this special day.
Whether you’re single, coupled up, or somewhere in between, here are some unique date ideas to do this Valentine’s Day.
Ever wondered what it’s like to be a tattoo artist? Well at the State of Shiok, you can try your hands at pseudo tattooing and unleash your creativity on fake skin. The 3-hour session will include 1 fake skin, unlimited art supplies and other visual guides for you to use as reference in case you’re unsure of the designs you’d like to do.
Miss the snow? While you can hop on a plane and go on your next adventure, alternatively, you can also pay a visit to Singapore’s first indoor snow centre.
Snow City has been around for years, and while it may hit you with a wave of nostalgia (remember the good ol’ days when we went there for our school excursions), the snow centre is still operational up to this date. As part of the Valentine’s Day promotion, you can spend 2 hours playing with snow and also have a go on the bumper cars as well.
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Get your heart rate racing at KF1 Karting Circuit. Located at RWS, Kranji and Expo, the circuit offers two different types of rates for Novice and Advanced drivers. Each session will last about 10 minutes. It’s the perfect date activity if both of you enjoy racing, fast cars, or anything related to Formula One!
This isn’t just like any of your run-of-the-mill restaurants. In fact, this is one of the most unique immersive dining experiences in Singapore. Enter, Andsoforth. For the unacquainted, Andsoforth offers one of Asia’s largest immersive dining experiences. Working with over 300 creatives ranging from actors, dancers, aerial hoop artists, drag, cabaret, singers, chefs, illustrators, designers, technologists, and puppeteers, this dining experience is unlike any other. This time ’round the theatrical dinner brings you “Around the World in 80 days” that zips you through a whopping seven destinations in one session that lasts about 150 minutes. Here, you can fully indulge in a multi-sensory affair with international cuisines and imaginative sets inspired by the novel itself. Whisk through London, Egypt, India and more, and be prepared to astonish, bewilder taste buds, tickle all your senses and change your perception of a night out.
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Overlooking Singapore’s Marina bay, Mr. Stork is located on the 39th floor of Andaz Singapore. The bar has two Valentine’s Day packages that guarantee a table with unobstructed panoramic views of the city skyline, or a teepee tent experience. All packages come with a Perrier Jouet Bella Epogue Rose Champagne, two specially curated cocktails for him and for her and a Valentine’s Special Chef Platter prepared specially for the occasion.
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Helmed by Executive Chef Pete Smit, Path is a new restaurant at Amoy Street serving nose-to-tail daily cut dishes for Singapore’s discerning diners. An acclaimed chef with many years of experience Chef Pete enjoys the opportunity to feature different cuts his guests may not be as familiar with. From house-made sausages and ham to utilising rendered fats in the sides and even making his own garum and miso, he ensures zero waste through creative uses of every part of the animal. It’s the perfect date for adventurous foodies.
Valentine’s Day and chocolates are almost synonymous by now, and lovers of this confection can learn all about it from master chocolatier Janice Wong. From pod to bar, Janice and her team will impart their cocoa knowledge to couples through demonstrations on how to conch the bean and how to temper the extracted chocolate. Participants will also get to take two bars home.
Looking for something grand? Why not treat yourself to a well-deserved staycation over at Parkroyal Collection Pickering. A one-night stay in this gorgeous hotel will include full access to its stunning infinity pool that overlooks the city skyline and not to mention a sumptuous buffet dinner spread at Lime Restaurant that does not only fill the stomach, but also fills the heart too.
Set sail with your beau on the Royal Albatross this Valentine’s Day! Several packages are up for grabs, which include free-flow beverages, a specially-curated five-course meal, champagne and a bouquet of roses. The two-and-a-half-hour journey embarks and concludes at a berth near Adventure Cove.
Pamper yourselves with a luxurious specially curated wellness package at Capella Singapore. The package includes an Intuitive Wellness Massage that will soothe and rejuvenate your senses, followed by a mouthwatering Seafood Indulgence spread at Chef’s Table.
How about something lowkey instead? Bee’s Knees at The Garage in the Singapore Botanic Gardens offers a complete brunch or dinner basket for two to share, right in the heart of the popular tourist hotspot surrounded by luscious flora. All reservations have to be made at least three days in advance—time to get booking.
Tufting rugs are popular on TikTok and now you can do it too. Studio An has everything you will need to let your design dreams come to fruition—a technicolour selection of yarn, the needle gun, the glue and a projector to ease sketching—just bring yourselves and your partner. At the end of the session, both of you will walk away with a rug to commemorate your time there.
For couples who like a little competition, how about some fun under the sun at HydroDash? The expansive inflatable obstacle course is a great place to challenge one another while having a blast. Non-swimmers need not worry, a life vest will be issued to every participant. Apply lots of sunscreen and may the odds be ever in your favour.
Remember that romantic scene from the cult movie Ghost? Iconic. Live out the scene in real life during a pottery workshop at Terra & Ember. All materials and equipment are provided, including aprons to protect your clothes from the clay. The workshop is beginner-friendly and couples get to take their creations home after it has been fired in the kiln.
A fantastic date does not require bells and whistles, sometimes a quiet evening in will do the trick. But if you haven’t got the right PJs to get cosy in, then you might want to consider getting them from Rawbought. Offering the right balance of style and comfort, Rawbought boasts a chic collection of loungewear pieces that you can match with your man. Now, all you need is to add your favourite robe, and some fuzzy slippers, switch on your Netflix app and you’re both ready for a peaceful and comfy date.
For the fitness buffs, you might want to switch things up and try on a sporty activity you’ve never tried before. Take, for instance, attending one of Foxx’s HIIT class. Located in the heart of Katong, the new studio offers an intensive training programme that combines cardio, with strength and conditioning and boxing. Here, you’ll get to choose from two different group classes – ITZ Series (Shred & Build) and the Cardio KnockOut. Not only will the HIIT routine increase your heart rate but it will also strengthen and condition your body so you’ll get stronger after every session.
Flowers are pretty but nothing beats the gift of great skin. If you’d like to spoil and pamper your plus one this V’day, you might want to surprise him/her with a rejuvenating and detoxing Gua Sha facial treatment at Spa Esprit. Aside from being pampered like royalty, you can expect to see a tighter, smoother and brighter complexion with no pain and zero downtime.
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Planning to take things up a notch this Valentine’s day? Consider kayaking at MacRitchie Reservoir. Known as one of the four reservoirs that make up the Central Catchment Nature Reserve, embark on a new adventure while basking in the beautiful, natural scenery of the reservoir with your loved one. It’s open till 6pm so you can plan this for the first half of your date before heading off for your romantic dinner plans after.
Whether you’re celebrating with your S.O. or you’re having a girls day out, this wooden jewellery workshop might just be right up your alley. Here, Studio Mu.Yu offers a workshop where you can learn to make your own wooden jewellery. In this 3 hours workshop, you get to explore a fast and fun way of slow-made wooden jewellery using woodworking hand tools. Besides learning about the different types of wood, you’ll also have a memento to take home with you.
There’s no doubt that some of us are craving for something new and exciting to fill our days with and if you’ve already ticked off most of the things on your to-do list in Singapore, here’s one that you might have missed out on: Hi-Roller. Located in Downtown East, this hotspot is home to Singapore’s largest indoor skating rink.
Complete with disco lights and classic pops to complete the atmosphere, this skating rink takes you back to the ’80s where you and your date can immerse in a retro-filled weekend. And you don’t have to worry if you’re a newbie — there are 2 separate zones — for beginners and experts for you to choose from depending on how comfortable you are on those skates.
It’s no secret that art jamming has picked up in Singapore over recent years. Not only is it a great way to unleash your creativity but it’s also very therapeutic for the mind. If you find yourself at Orchard this Valentine’s Day, perhaps you can try popping by Arteastiq to get your hands on an art jamming session at Arteastiq. Combining both “art” and “tea” — hence the name — Arteastiq is both a spot for tea and an art jam studio. Channel your creative side and dine at this studio in the hub-dub of the city.
Prepare to Bee amazed. On your next date, try exploring this new urban farm located in Siglap which allows you to experience urban farming and more importantly, get up close to a beehive. The Sundowner is a new concept that features a lounge-cum-urban-farm where guests must pick their way through a shallow pond that brims with aquatic plants. This new establishment recently opened and it’s been generating quite the buzz for good reason. Cloak yourself in a bee suit and get up close with a beehive, and you can even attend a honey-tasting session where you can learn more about the different tastes, textures and colours of honey.
Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and head out with your partner on an island cruise. Set sail and explore places like St. John’s Island and Kusu Island while taking in the breathtaking views of the azure seas and sparkling beaches. Besides, it isn’t expensive either so you won’t have to worry about splashing out big on this adventurous date.
Additional reporting: Brandon Chia from Harper’s Bazaar Singapore