10 Guaranteed Ways for the Best Valentine's Day Ever
By Nina Syahira
February 11, 2015
Coming up with the perfect Valentine’s Day date can be a little tricky. There are so many things you can do. On top of that, you need to figure out a thoughtful aww-so-adorable gift too. Plus, you won’t be the only one trying to declare your love and affections on this day. Restaurants, parks and many other so-called romantic places might just be filled with couples, couples and more couples.
So how do you stand out from the rest? If you have quirky couple habits like wearing matching outfits, calling each other by cute nicknames or even joining in when your partner starts belting out a song in public, don’t be ashamed. Valentine’s Day is the day you show off your paktor patterns!
And while you’re at it, snap a picture or two and join our #ThatsSoSG contest. Then check out our list of 10 ways you can make this day even more special below!
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Travelling abroad may sound enticing right now but if you don’t have the time, have a luxury of staycation! One of the top recommended hotels for this is W Singapore at Sentosa Cove. The daily rates for its 5 beautiful suites start from $1,440 to a whopping $13,880. But if that’s beyond your budget, don’t fret!
Just checking into any of its 5 rooms is enough for an amazing weekend. With daily rates ranging from $640 to $940, the rooms designed for total relaxation have access to the AWAY Spa, TV, top quality sound system for serenading your Valentine with “your” songs and awesome views. There are also restaurants and bars, of which one only closes at 2am (Friday-Saturday), but room service is available 24-hours. Even the WET® Pool is open all day and all night! Can you say perfect Valentine’s Day?
The colonial-style architecture of the Singapore Art Museum
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2. Museum-hopping & other cultural visits
Immerse yourselves in the rich world of arts and history. Museums are plentiful here with permanent galleries and seasonal exhibitions. Have a taste of foreign culture at touring displays like Da Vinci: Shaping the Future that’s currently showing at the ArtScience Museum. Or revisit local history in SINGAPURA: 700 Years at the National Museum of Singapore (it’s free for locals!).
Plus, there aren’t too many buildings around with architecture that’s a throwback to the old colonial times. Just walking around the Singapore Art Museum might put you in a romantic mood. For more options, you can check in with the National Heritage Board to see where to go.
G-Max and Revenge of the Mummy
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3. Fun must-see attractions
Being a history-preserving modern metropolis, you can get the best of both worlds right here in Singapore. If you haven’t experienced our local signature adrenaline-pumping rides like the G-Max and GX5 or the thrills of the 3D Transformers and Revenge of the Mummy rides at Universal Studios of Singapore.
Flight Experience, Ultimate Drive and iFly Singapore
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Surprise your partner with a chance to feel like a F1 driver with Ultimate Drive at the Marina Bay Sands or the Singapore Flyer. If your Valentine prefers the thrills of flying, check out Flight Experience at the Singapore Flyer and be a “pilot” for a day of the Boeing 737NG Flight Simulator. Or experience true free-fall conditions of a sky dive at iFly Singapore.
Sunset on Marina Barrage
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4. Kite-flying at Marina Barrage
Built across the mouth of the 350-metre wide Marina Channel, the Marina Barrage is Singapore’s 15th reservoir and also one of the most popular spots for kite-flying. Many Singaporeans and tourists would usually flock there on weekends for the magnificent open view of the urban skyline cheerfully dotted with multi-coloured kites. Watch for the sunset as it makes for a truly romantic evening as well.
5. Group date
If you know other couple friends and want to do something different, why not get together for a fun day out? The more, the merrier. Book a karaoke suite at K Box or Party World KTV at SAFRA clubs and have your own concert! Or go for a game of paintball for something more exciting!
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6. A stroll under the stars
Try flipping your Valentine’s Day celebration around with a nice evening post-meal walk around town? From Esplanade to ONE Fullerton and Victoria Concert Hall, explore the city in a different light. When at ONE Fullerton, be sure to catch the amazing 15-minute light and water show, Wonder Full, happening at the Promenade. Then dance along the Singapore River before the last round of drinks for the night at Boat Quay or pick a spot for some star-gazing time.
If you’re looking for something more adventurous, hop on a bike and go cycling! Hit the park connectors and race with each other around Singapore. Check out overnight rental places like Terra Outdoors or Lifestyle Recreation Pte Ltd if you don’t own a bicycle.
8. Cosmic bowling
Another cool night activity is cosmic bowling which you can do at SAFRA Yishun and Tampines. Adding a dance club atmosphere and glow-in-the-dark alleys certainly increases the fun factor for bowling even more! So book a lane and play till 3am this Valentine’s Day.
A Foodie’s Dream
Best seat in the house at Town Restaurant
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9. Fun dining
Set the perfect tone to a sumptuous feast somewhere with a great dining atmosphere.
Book a table for two at places with a breath-taking view like Town Restaurant at Fullerton Hotel, Salt Grill & Sky Bar at ION Orchard, Privé at Keppel Bay, Sabio by the Sea (Tapas Bar & Grill) in Sentosa and LeVel33 at Marina Bay.
The picturesque Alkaff Mansion Ristorante
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Try food establishments that truly commit to the idea of culinary seduction through inspiring architecture like Nosh restaurant at Rochester Park, The Cliff in Sentosa and Alkaff Mansion Ristorante in Telok Blangah Green.
Arteastiq, boutique tea house, and Nox, dine-in-the-dark restaurant
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If you wish to go for a completely unique dining experience, check out special themed eating places like dining in the dark at Nox on Beach Road or mixing tea-drinking and social art painting at boutique tea house, Arteastiq.
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10. Thematic food hunts
Ever had a craving for certain foods? Fulfil your appetite by going on your own food tour with your Valentine and tackle all your favourite dishes. Go from place to place for a satisfying experience, one that you can try to top each year! How’s that for a solid annual Valentine’s Day plan? Steady bom pi pi!
Hunt for the best Devil’s Curry, nasi lemak, laksa, BBQ chicken wings, chilli crab, char kway teow, masala dosai or just about anything with salted egg in Singapore.
Red velvet cake
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Or skip the main course and go straight to the sinful goodness of sweet treats! Seek for the most satisfying piece of red velvet cake, cup of gelato, stack of pancakes and waffles, ice kachang, chendol, tissue prata or, you know, anything with gula melaka because #ThatsSoSG.
Before you tuck into your mouth-watering desserts, remember to Instagram it and use our #ThatsSoSG contest hashtags! Find out more information about the contest and win awesome possum prizes!
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