Quiet date activities in Singapore at non-crowded places
If you and bae prefer some laid-back, private time with one another to celebrate Valentine’s Day, it might be worth giving crowded spots like town or the usual attractions like movies and theme parks a miss. To avoid having to squeeze past swarms of over-affectionate couples smooching up a storm and almost smacking you in the face as they raise their phones for the umpteenth #Vday2020 selfie, here are 7 quiet date activities in Singapore at non-crowded places. Whether you want to get in touch with nature or engage your inner Picasso, we’ve got you covered.
1. Pet and feed animals at a kampung farm away from town crowds
Venture out of civilisation to The Animal Resort, a super ulu kampung-style farm at Seletar that’s well worth the trip. One of the best ways to suss out a person’s character is to see how tender and loving they are towards animals, making this an ideal date location.
Get up close and personal with horses, bunnies, chickens, peacocks and even turkeys. You can also feed the animals for as low as $1 per pack of food.
Tip: The journey to and fro this far-flung location is rather long, so make sure you’ve got some long-lasting earphones like Huawei’s FreeBuds 3 to tide you over with music and videos.
Address: 81 Seletar West Farmway 5, Singapore 798061
Opening hours: 10AM-5PM, Daily
Telephone: 6482 1160
2. Go art jamming with a view at a hidden studio in Istana Park
You’ve probably caught a glimpse of the iconic festival arches at the Istana Park on your way to Plaza Singapura. On top of being a choice spot to chill by the fountain and have deep conversations, the park is also home to an art jamming studio called My Art Space.
For $39/pax inclusive of 1 free drink, get your own 16×20 inch canvas and unlimited acrylic paint to fully unleash your creativity throughout a 2.5-hour session.
You can then take home your very own masterpiece in a complimentary wet painting carrier. Now you can tick off a memorable date activity plus the most thoughtful, made-with-love Valentine’s gift at one go!
Address: 31 Orchard Road, Istana Park, Singapore 238888
Opening hours: Mon & Fri 11.30AM-5PM | Tue & Thur 11.30AM-7PM | Sun 11.30AM-2PM & 2.30PM-5PM | Closed on Wed
Telephone: 9012 9717
3. Get a bird’s eye view of Singapore for $6/pax at The Pinnacle@Duxton
Undoubtedly the fanciest HDB in the whole of Singapore, The Pinnacle@Duxton offers public access to their whopping 50th-storey skybridge for an affordable price of $6/pax. All you have to do is head to the security office and make payment in cash, after which your EZ-Link card will be registered for entry to get past the turnstiles.
You’ll be able to marvel at 360° panoramic views of our entire city-state, pointing out places where you’ve created beautiful memories together with your loved one.
There are also seating spaces where you can relax, enjoy the unblocked breeze and listen to some tunes together.
Address: 1G Cantonment Road, 50th Storey The Pinnacle@Duxton, Singapore 085601
Opening hours: 9AM-9PM, Daily
4. Venture on different trails at the Changi Point Coastal Walk
Finding the perfect trail for a leisurely walk with your sweetheart is like striking the nature lottery – manageable distance, chill vibes, stellar scenery and even the chance of spotting exotic wildlife.
Changi Point Coastal Walk has a total of 6 different trails spanning 120 to 660 metres long. If you belong in a #fitspo relationship, tackling the entire route is estimated to only take 45 minutes at a comfortable pace.
They’re broken down into categories based on interest, so there’s something to suit every couple whether your aim is to go bird-watching, be surrounded by gorgeous flora or feel the seabreeze in your hair right by the pier.
The trails are also in close proximity to a whole bunch of eateries, from Western gourmet to fuss-free Asian zi char.
For more locations surrounded by equal parts nature and architecture, check out our Beginner-Friendly Walking Trails In Singapore guide.
Address: 6 Changi Village Road, Singapore 509907
Opening hours: 24 hours, Daily
5. Go stargazing for $1/pax at the Woodlands Galaxy CC observatory
Note: The Woodlands Galaxy CC observatory is temporarily closed due to the Covid-19 situation. Stay tuned to their Facebook Page for updates on when it opens to the public again.
“The number of stars there are in the sky represents the amount of love I have for you” is an age-old cliche, but it can be kind of awkward to say when there aren’t that many visible stars in Singapore’s night sky. Bring your date to the Woodlands Galaxy Community Club observatory, and the industry-grade telescope will allow you to see entire constellations in HD.
Pay for your admission at the visitor’s counter first before heading up to the Andromeda Observatory on the 6th floor.
Run by a team of volunteers passionate about astronomy, you’ll be taken through the process of identifying different stars in our galaxy. Considering that it costs just $1 per person, this is both a fun and enriching activity that’s conveniently located at a neighbourhood CC.
Located right outside is a picturesque caged stairwell where you and your date can snap next-level photos. The backdrop will be a combination of the night sky and striking HDB blocks illuminated by street lights.
For other well-kept neighbourhood secrets besides date activities in Singapore, check out our Rare Places In Singapore guide.
Address: 31 Woodlands Avenue 6, Level 6 Woodlands Galaxy CC, Singapore 738991
Opening hours: Fri & Sat 7.30PM-9.30PM | Closed Sun – Thur
Telephone: 6366 2218
6. Get closer to nature at the lesser-known Hort Park
Mount Faber and Henderson Waves are top of the list when it comes to date activities in Singapore, be it for cable car rides or scenic hikes. That’s why you should set your sights on the lesser-known Hort Park instead. Within the same south-central vicinity, it’s significantly quieter and less populated while still offering lush greenery with touches of European charm.
The vast open landscapes are perfect for you to set up a quaint picnic. Alternatively, you can set up camp at one of the many seating areas and pavillions to enjoy a movie while snuggling up to your S.O.
For those who can’t be fussed to put together a picnic meal, dine amidst Mother Nature at Vineyard. This classy French-Italian restaurant has a cosy ambience, great views and just the right amount of luxe to impress your date without busting your budget.
Address: 33 Hyderabad Road, Singapore 119578
Opening hours: 6AM-11PM, Daily (Hort Park)
Mon – Fri 12PM-3PM & 6PM-10PM | Sat & Sun 10.30AM-10PM (Vineyard)
Telephone: 6479 7977
Hort Park website | Vineyard website
7. Have an evening stroll along the glow-in-the-dark Rail Corridor
Slowly traipsing down an illuminated pathway with your lover’s hands intertwined with yours sounds like a scene straight out of a fairytale – one that you could bring to life with just a trip to the Rail Corridor behind Bukit Panjang MRT and LRT Station.
Image credit: Hui Wen Tan, Google Maps
Swing by after sundown to catch the walkway lighting up in magical specks. This is the result of natural minerals embedded within the track which absorb ultraviolet light in the daytime, transforming to a gorgeous glow when night falls.
Imagine listening to a saccharine playlist of romantic ballads as you course through this twinkling track. Talk about an overload of feels!
Tune out the noise with Huawei FreeBuds 3 on these date activities in Singapore
When you’re smitten, it seems like you’ve only got eyes for your boo. Now you can tune all the noise out too, with Huawei’s FreeBuds 3 wireless earphones. Originally available in black or white, the newly launched Valentine’s Day edition comes in a vibrant red hue and makes for a functional V-Day gift.
Boasting noise-cancellation and an ergonomic fit to deliver high-bass sound deeply into the ears, the FreeBuds 3 come in a cute and compact round charging case which can deliver a 4-hour usage with each charge, and up to 4 rounds of full charging before you need to juice up the case again.
Controlled through tapping and auto-pause and -playing when you take the FreeBuds 3 off and on, you can use these with bae for Netflix sessions, sharing your favourite tunes or even during a phone call or Facetime session in the noisiest and most crowded setting – their sweet voice will still be crystal clear as if they were right by your side. Now, time to head out for these fun date activities in Singapore!
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Photography by Pichan Cruz, captured on the Huawei nova 5T.