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9 Hidden Stargazing Spots In Singapore For Couples To Have An Out-Of-This-World Valentine’s Day

Stargazing in Singapore for romantic dates



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If you want to shower your love with something extra without having to spend too much on dressing up and dining at expensive restaurants this Valentine’s Day, we’ve got 9 hidden spots for stargazing in Singapore for you to have an intimate time together under the moonlight. 

Also, you can check out photography tips at the end of the article to take home a bunch of pictures of the starry sky as mementos of your date night.


1. Yishun Dam – secret spot by the water with panoramic views



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If you’re blessed enough to own a car or have the opportune moment to snag the family vehicle for a little added luxury this V-day, put a little distance between your usual haunts and hit up Yishun Dam post-dinz for a private little stargazing.

It might not be the fanciest of places to settle down for a stargazing sesh, but we guarantee it’ll be quiet with few others in sight!


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If you’re the kind of chase sunsets, this is also a great spot for you and your boo to catch panoramic views of the changing sky. To get a feels trip as you watch the sunset fades to black, have your compiled Spotify playlist ready for bae to set the mood. 

Best spot to see the stars: The pavement along the Yishun Avenue 1 stretch.
Add-on date idea: Get cheap canvases and a basic acrylic set to share and have an Art Jam session. You can have a decent wine and cheese platter for two while you stargaze.

Address: Yishun Avenue 1, Singapore 769130
Operational Hours: 24 hours
Nearest MRT: Yishun


2. Fort Canning Park – romantic stargazing spot in the heart of town


Fort Canning Park is always known for being a venue for most rock concerts in Singapore but the park also doubles up as a romantic venue for couples to detour to after dinner in town.

The nicely manicured lawns of the Open Air Green next to the Fort Canning Centre is a perfect spot for rolling out a blanket and revelling in the glory of the star freckled night sky.

Best spot to see the stars: Fort Canning Open Air Green
Add-on date idea: Unleash your inner child and have a gala time with your boo at the nature-inspired playgrounds beneath the setting sun before heading up to cosy up beneath the stars.

Address: River Valley Road, Singapore 179038
Operating Hours: 24 hours
Nearest MRT: Fort Canning MRT


3. Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park – popular spot for astrophotography



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Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park is usually a spot for those who are into night jogging but the venue is also perfect to catch a good glimpse of the night sky peppered with stars. Aspiring photographers perpetually toting around a mirrorless cam or DSLR can try their hands at astrophotography here as the results you’ll get with the right techniques are said to be pretty spectacular.

Best spot to see the stars: Near the Kallang river at Ficus Green which is opposite McDonalds.
Add-on date idea: Fuel up with affordable cafe meals from $14 at Grub and kick back to live music.


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Address: 1384 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1, Singapore 569932
Operating Hours: 24 hours
Nearest MRT: Ang Mo Kio


4. Lakeside Garden – dimmer stars visible to the naked eye


If you’ve seen some lalang fields floating around your IG explore page, it’s probably Lakeside Garden. This Jurong green has been a famous spot for wedding photography and whimsical shoots but who would’ve thought that the place would double up as a perfect stargazing hideout at dusk? 

Its prime location away from the light pollution of busy streets means you might be lucky enough to spot some dimmer stars visible to the naked eye. Along with its soft and dreamy backdrop, it’s an oasis of peace for many who frequent the area.


Rasau Walk glows at sunset, inviting you to a peaceful amble along Jurong Lake.
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When the sun finally sets, you can have a friendly challenge with your love and see how many constellations the both of you can spot.

Best spot to see the stars: The field near The Lone Tree and the birdwatching dome.

Add-on date idea: Prep a mini-picnic all at IMM by dabaoing some sushi platters and getting a Daiso picnic mat before heading down to Lakeside Garden

Address: Yuan Ching Road, Singapore
Operating Hours: 6AM-10PM, Daily
Nearest MRT: Lakeside


5. Henderson Waves – hike up and stargaze from the boardwalk


An iconic haunt for many a hiker, the architectural feat that is Henderson Waves is also a stellar spot for catching the night sky in all its magnificence. 

With its wooden boardwalk suspended a staggering 36M above the ground and little built-in niches for you and bae to settle in to for a romantic time, you won’t need to do much for ambience because the surrounding view and the dim lighting pretty much do all the work for you.

If you and your +1 are not ones to stay still, you’ll be able to embark on a leisurely walk through all 10 KM of Henderson Waves and Southern Ridges and end up near VivoCity. The boardwalk does get busy though, so drop by earlier in the evening to save yourself a spot!

Best spot to see the stars: The furthest end of Henderson Waves away from obvious light.
Add-on date idea: If you don’t have your dinner sorted, drop by Old Habits Boutique & Cafe at SAFRA Mt Faber to have a hearty wagyu steak with boo. The cafe offers V-Day platters at $88 for 2. 

Address: Henderson Road, Singapore 159557
Operating Hours: 24 hours
Telephone: 6377 9688
Website
Nearest MRT: Harbourfront


6. Seletar Rocket Tower – Instagrammable spot with a vantage point



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A couple shot at the Seletar Rocket Tower makes for quite the V-Day declaration of love on Instagram but more than that, it’s also a nifty spot for catching sight of some constellations if luck permits.

While parking spaces are aplenty, those coming by bus can ride 138 from Ang Mo Kio MRT to Opposite Nee Soon Camp and brace themselves for a 20-minute stroll over.

Best spot to see the stars: From the highest point of the tower.
Add-on date idea: Have a double date with the animals at the Singapore Zoo before making your way over. 

Address: Along Mandai Road Track 7
Operating Hours: 24 hours
Website
Most convenient MRT: Ang Mo Kio


7. Marina Barrage – kite flying under the stars



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Marina Barrage has already made a name for itself by being one of the known go-to spots for many couples with its vast grassy platform and blanket of privacy once night falls. Its green roof gives lovebirds ample space to set up camp and provides an unobstructed view of the night sky.

Best spot to see the stars: Right smack in the middle of the field on the upper deck where it’s darkest.
Add-on date idea: Spend the evening flying kites then have an intimate saunter with the love of your life down Gardens By The Bay and grab a quick bite of supper at Satay By The Bay. 

Address: 8 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018951
Operational Hours: 24 hours
Website
Nearest MRT: Bayfront


8. Lorong Halus Bridge – romantic night walk that’s off the beaten track


It might not officially be the bridge of love, but the pillar box red Lorong Halus Bridge very well could be. A great little romantic hideout for Punggolites or just adventurers looking to explore the North-East, the bridge is bound to give you all sorts of romantic vibes while you watch the stars twinkle above you.

Best spot to see the stars: The lateral stretch before the entrance of Lorong Halus Bridge.
Add-on date idea: Enjoy a scenic river view while you and your love dine at Whisk and Paddle’s affordable Western fare that’s priced from $14.

Address: Along Lorong Halus, Punggol, Singapore 823172
Operational Hours: 24 hours
Website
Nearest MRT: Punggol


9. Changi Point Boardwalk – unhindered view of the stars in the East



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Lend a shoulder for bae to lean on as you bask in the beauty of the night sky at Changi Point Boardwalk. For newly attached gents, if you think it’s time to initiate hand-holding with your girl, you can do just that while enjoying a leisurely stroll along the boardwalk. 

Alternatively, enjoy your usual couple banter and play a little game of “I Spy” and you may be lucky to spot a few wildlife creatures such as the Little Tern and the Pacific Swallow that made Changi Point their home.


Kelong Walk at dusk
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When the sun goes down, the boardwalk provides you with a boundless view as you walk from Kelong Walk to Sunset Walk. The walk takes you along the surrounding sea, making it feel as if you’re walking on water.

Best spot to see the stars: Sunset Walk (in red) and Kelong Walk (in blue) to enjoy a 180° view without any obstructions.
Add-on date idea: If dinner didn’t fill you up, head over to The Coastal Settlement for supper from $23 that’s near Changi Beach Club. It’s open till 12AM for you to chill out before you set out to see the stars.

Address: 6 Changi Village Road, Singapore 509907
Operational Hours: 24 hours
Website
Nearest MRT: Pasir Ris


Stargazing in Singapore – intimate dates under the moonlight


A full-on dressed-up V-day can be an amazing date for some but for those who just treasure comfort and their significant other’s company, stargazing could just be the date for you. 

For all you shutterbugs, here are some tips for you to get your picture-perfect shots of the night sky:

  • Plan your stargazing date around the weather conditions and the PSI levels.
  • Use a stargazing app (like Skyview Lite) to track down the stars and the Milky Way.
  • Set your camera to manual exposure and experiment with Aperture: f/2.8 and Shutter Speed: 5 seconds to get the clearest pics – don’t go over the base ISO to adjust brightness.
  • Eliminate warm tones by setting a custom white balance.
  • The longer you expose your camera (10-30 seconds), the longer you can capture some amazing star trails.

Spend your dressed-down Valentine’s sprawling on picnic mats with your loved one as you make wishes upon the stars this Friday night. 

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