The most romantic places in Singapore
I know many people who whine about how boring Singapore is. From those who have not seen our "52 Things to do in Singapore" list (boo!!) to couples who have been dating for years. It's always the same old places, same old food and same old activities year in year out.
But now its time to mix things up!
The point of this list is to feature 12 of the most romantic places in Singapore. Whether its to add a little more spice to your relationship or to find somewhere in Singapore perfect for celebrating that special moment or anniversary.
This list may include a few cliché eye roll inducing places. But if you can look past how commercialised some of them are, they actually make for a terrific time. After reading this, I hope you'll never be at lost again when choosing that special spot for your special someone in Singapore.
1. Have a picnic at the Esplanade Roof Garden
Picture Credit: Erwin Soo
Address: 8 Raffles Ave s039802
Yes, you actually can go up there!
The Esplanade Roof Garden is a prime location for a laid-back evening with your date. After a meal and strolling along the Singapore river, you can go to the roof to enjoy an unobstructed view of Marina Bay Sands, the Singapore River and One Fullerton.
The angles of the roof garden provide the fitting backdrop for those #instaperfect #photooftheday shots. You could probably even plan for a little picnic on their lush green lawns!
2. Feel on top of the world at 1-Altitude
Address: 1 Raffles Place s048616
1-Altitude, perched on the uppermost floors of One Raffles Place is the highest alfresco bar in the world. They house a combination of 3 concept bars and restaurants: 282 and City Golf, Stellar and 1-Altitude Gallery & Bar. So if you don't want to shell out on dinner just go there for the drinks.
What I like best about it is the spectacular 360 view on a clear night. It grants you views that stretches across to Indonesia and Malaysia.
Just try to avoid the weekends because it'll be swarmed with pleasure-seekers and do make reservations! You don't want to disappoint your date and end up without a table when you arrive, very malu.
3. Have a toast on the Singapore Flyer
Price: $269++ (For Two)
Address: 30 Raffles Avenue, s039803
The eye rolls are strong on this one.
We're not big fans of this attraction. But we like how they have dining options and it's probably gonna go extinct soon, that's why its made it to this list. R.I.P Singapore flyer.
Unromantic as it may sound, coupled with breathtaking panoramic views of the city, it presents you with a nice unique experience of Singapore.
The best visit time is 30 minutes before sunset. You get the magnificent all-angle view of Singapore as well as of our neighbouring countries at last light.
4. Watch the Marina Bay Sands Light and Water Show
Picture Credit: Erwin See
Address: 1 Fullerton Road s049213 (Merlion Park 's Address)
The MBS light show is a spectacular display of water jets, lasers and fire geysers that took 3 years to make. It lasts for an estimated 13 minutes with gazillions of bubbles filling up the night sky for that magical finale.
Here's the best part: IT'S FREE (Yes I know all you Singaporeans. Heh heh heh!) and is held right on the steps outside Shoppes @ Marina Bay Sands. So it makes for a romantic night out strolling along the river and watching the show.
- Sundays to Thursdays: 8.00pm and 9.30pm
- Fridays and Saturdays: 8.00pm, 9.30pm and 11.00pm
5. Get romantic 200m in the air at KU DE TA
Address: 1 Bayfront Avenue, s018971
Situated atop the 57th floor Marina Bay Sands tower, this lounge, bar and restaurant is the epitome of all things classy. Food is not fantastic but its the place you want to be seen at and the view is to die for.
It's a little harsh on the pockets for the young ones but a little indulgence goes a long way!
Tip for non-hotel guests: If you would pay $20 to visit the Sands Skypark, why not pay the same for a cocktail at Ku De Ta with the same view? No actually, the same view with a better atmosphere.
That's two luxuries for the price of one!
6. Walk the sky bridge at Gardens by the Bay
Price: $5 for the skywalk
Address: 18 Marina Gardens Drive s018953
Visiting Singapore's futuristic garden may not be so romantic in the day. But come night time, the ambience here totally changes. It's best experienced walking hand-in-hand along the OCBC Skyway Suspension bridge with the radiating Supertrees in the background.
Be sure to catch their signature nightly display of lights and sounds! You'll also have a romantic time walking in and out of GBTB as its quite a long walk. With the sweet scents perfuming the area, love's sure to be in the air!
Showtimes: 7.45pm-8pm, 8.45-9pm (Daily)
7. Wine & Dine aboard City-Sightseeing Boats
Price: $400++ (Private Boat)
Address: 6 Eu Tong Sen Street, s059817
For the really ambitious as this is not cheap.
You could privately charter a boat and spend the night on a cruise drinking up the bright lights of our fine city. Bring her favourite dishes along with a bottle of aromatic wine to give your partner the surprise of a lifetime! Costly but definitely blow-off-the-roof romantic.
Oh, don't forget the flowers!
Go here for more details on private charters.
9. Feel out of Singapore at Marina at Keppel Bay
Price: Free Entry
Address: 2 Keppel bay Vista, s098382
What? Is this in Singapore?
This crowned jewel was also rewarded Asia's Best Marina. Explore the area with your date and be awed by state-of-the-art yachts before dining at exquisite restaurants like Prive, Takumi Restaurant and The Island Suite.
Walk the beautiful bridges overlooking the bays while revelling in the exclusiveness of this enclave. It's hard to get to with public transport, which adds to its charm but its well worth the while.
Close your eyes and imagine being in another country. You might just believe it.
10. Mount Faber
Address: 109 Mount Faber Road s099203 (The Jewel Box)
Mount Faber is a hotspot for snuggle-ups at sunset. It's probably the best naturally made spot in Singapore to get that panoramic view. You may even catch the Crane Show from afar or the occasional display of fireworks during the weekends from Resorts World Sentosa!
It runs usually from Thursdays to Sundays at 9pm. Check out full timings here.
11. Dine aboard the Jewel Cable Car
Price: $218++ (For Two)
Address: 109 Mount Faber Road s099203 (The Jewel Box)
If dining in the Singapore flyer is not for you, an alternative is Cable Car dining. This may provide a more intimate experience since the Singapore Flyer cabins are shared. You feel more vulnerable here too, adding to the excitement.
You can choose between a regular or floral cabin and have the amenities customized to your liking. Enjoy the comprehensive view of Sentosa and the harbour at sunset while on this hour and a half trip.
Tip: This isn't advisable for those on their first date. You won't have anywhere to escape to if it goes south!
12. Have a romantic island escapade at St John's
Price: Free Entry, $18 Adult boat ride
Address: 31, Marina Coastal Drive, s018988 (Marina South Pier)
Hop on a boat to St John's Island at the southernmost part of Singapore from Marina South Pier. The 39-hectare island is one of the most remote places in Singapore. A lush garden full of flowers and trees - a little piece of paradise.
It's a great place for picnics, trekking, swimming, soccer and also dolphin-sighting (yes you read that right!) The island is only a 15 minute boat ride away from the city with a charge of $18 for Adults and $12 for Children below 12 and over night accommodation is available on the island as well.
Refer to their website for ferry schedules.
Map of Most Romantic Places in Singapore
Though these venues add spice to your dates, ultimately as long as you both enjoy each other's company it really doesn't matter where you go. Even huddling together under an umbrella tiding out the storm can be as romantic as fine-dining atop the city's hippest restaurant.
You'll notice that many of these romantic hotspots are always situated high up. I guess in this skyscraper of a community we live in, the only sliver of respite we can seek, lies at the summit.
Where did you have the most romantic date of your life? Are there any other romantic places that you can think of that we should feature in this list? Let us know in the comments below!