Running out of ideas to take your date out in Singapore? Not only is Singapore small, it is densely-populated as well, which means you hardly get the privacy you want with your honey. As the dinner and movie date gets old, where else can you go to for a little haven of your own? We give you 7 suggestions to inject some excitement for your next date, made specially easier if you happen to have a car to drive.
Nestled all the way in the nook of Netheravon Road (near Pasir Ris), this cosy establishment nestled amidst the lush greenery gives a sense of much-needed detachment from the busy city life. Romantic yet casual, set with vintage and colonial-style interior, the location is both charming and quirky at the same time. An added bonus for pet-owners who want to bring their fur-kids out to charm their dates as well!
2. Kranji Farm
Looking for something out of the ordinary to do on a Sunday? Swing by the Kranji Countryside Farmers’ Market for a little bit of a rustic getaway and help to support local farmers as well! Take a drive around the various farms you can find in the area too to discover what you might not know about Singapore – specialty fish farms, veggie farms and even a frog farm! If you have a higher budget, consider booking an overnight stay at the Gardenasia Farmstay Villas for a different staycation experience!
3. Bukit Timah Saddle Club
Wanna find a reason for your date to continue going out with you? How about signing up for riding lessons together? For an 8-week period, you’ll get to learn horse-handling and how to ride a horse at the Bukit Timah Saddle club. Remember to stop by the Riders Cafe for a meal after your ride!
4. Mount Faber
It could have been your parents’ dating spot from yester-years, but Mount Faber retains its romantic charm. You can still find many couples taking a walk around at night. What’s more, with its proximity to Sentosa, there’s always the opportunity to extend your date to the holiday resort island. In itself, you can choose to drive up and have your dinner at one of the restaurants with a view. If you are looking to impress, you can even cosy up in your own private cable car cabin and savour a 4-course meal with your date under the stars.
5. East Coast Park
Good old East Coast Park is known for its variety of activities appealing to people of all ages. It’s an ideal place for a family day out, but there are also plenty of spots for couples to enjoy a quiet moment. Simple activity like strolling down the beach, having a self-prepared picnic under the stars or choose to take up a glamping package for a full romantic experience!
6. Marina at Keppel Bay
For a quick night out, plan a surprise date on a weekday to the Marina at Keppel Bay. Marina at Keppel Bay is the perfect date night location for Instagram-worthy pictures – surrounded by luxury yachts, a pretty Keppel Bay Bridge with special LED lights illuminating it at night. The venue is simple yet pretty in its own right. For dining options, choose from Prive at Keppel, Bays Water Kitchen for some fresh seafood or delectable Japanese cuisine at Takumi.
7. Sentosa Cove
A walk along Quayside Isle on Sentosa reminds one of the waterfront towns in another country. Because of its inaccessibility, the place seldom gets too crowded. The best time to be there would be around 5 to 6 pm where you can catch the evening light as the sun sets. The pier, docked boats and the boardwalk presents a picturesque backdrop for romantic photos as well.
The area itself presents a number of different restaurant for different tastes – Chinese, Thai, Greek, cafes, Pizzeria and more.
Sentosa itself presents many date ideas – whether it is simply sun tanning on the beach, having a drink at one of the many beachfront bars, challenging each other to go on the Zipline or visiting one of the many tourist attractions that you’ve never been before, it might be surprising how many of us have never really taken time to enjoy this nearby island. So make the effort and go all out on a full-on day of activities to have some fun with your date!
While Singapore is small, the places listed above would make a much more convenient date if you are driving. Remember though to always stay safe and drive with a comprehensive car insurance so that your loved one feels safe on your ride!