Love in the Garden City: Romantic Things to Do in Singapore for Couples

Posted by on 18 Apr 2023

Whether you’re planning to celebrate a special anniversary or simply bond with your partner over your love of travel, spice up your date nights with memorable experiences in Singapore.

For a romantic holiday in Garden City, here are some popular attractions and experiences to include in your itinerary–from savouring street food to exploring charming neighbourhoods in this waterfront metropolis.

6 Romantic Activities to Add to Your Itinerary

Take a Stroll Along Gardens by the Bay

Stroll hand-in-hand with your loved one admiring over 1.5 million plants from almost every continent and the superb architecture of Gardens by the Bay.

Since Singapore can get quite humid, you can cool down at the Cloud Forest, a magnificent, temperature-controlled zone with 9 mist-filled walkways, a gorgeous waterfall, and lush mountains filled with the world’s most exotic plant species.

Inside this exquisite dome conservatory, you can enjoy an intimate dinner at Marguerite, a fine dining restaurant nestled at the Flower Dome, boasting a tasting menu of seasonal nature-inspired dishes and an ambience that brings the outdoors, indoors.

Dine Inside a Cable Car

With cable car dining, Singapore has taken romantic dinners to the skies. Mount Faber Leisure offers a unique dining experience with private dining car cabins providing unparalleled views of the city below.

Take your romantic dinner to new heights in the Stardust and Singapore Flavours cabins, where you’ll enjoy a fusion of authentic Asian and Western delights.

There’s also the Sky-High Bento cabin with a fully Singaporean menu and the Champagne cabin for a luxurious Modern European culinary experience, inclusive of a bottle of exquisite champagne.

Get Closer to Wildlife & Nature at Singapore Zoo

Are you and your partner up for a zoo date? Singapore Zoo is an animal lover’s paradise with a wide range of experiences perfect for nature-loving, adventurous couples.

Start your day with “Breakfast in the Wild,” a unique dining experience that allows you to savour delicious wholesome planet-friendly meals and an opportunity to interact with animal ambassadors, such as the Orangutans and Macaw.

In the evening, meet nocturnal creatures on a guided tram ride or walking tour at the Night Safari. Get cosy and enjoy fresh mocktails as you listen to the Zoo Keeper’s stories about the animals, then wrap up the evening with reserved seating at the Creatures of the Night presentation.

Have Fun Under the Sun On Sentosa Island

Over the years, Sentosa has earned its spot as a popular Singapore tourist spot with its tropical beaches, lavish hotels, and electrifying attractions.

For much-needed time under the sun or with nature, Sentosa offers several suitable options for couples. Venture to lively Siloso Beach for bustling restaurants and attractions, or avoid the crowds and relax on Tanjong Beach.

You can also visit Sentosa Nature Discovery for a hands-on experience with the island’s rich tropical flora and fauna.

Other noteworthy destinations and activities within Sentosa include:

  1. The S.E.A. Aquarium, one of the world’s biggest oceanariums with over 100,000 marine and deep-water creatures
  2. Madame Tussauds Singapore, where you’ll find life-sized sculptures of iconic figures, like Michael Jackson, Marilyn Monroe, the late Queen Elizabeth II and more
  3. iFly Singapore, one of the world’s biggest indoor skydiving wind tunnels

Explore Little India

A stimulating mix of the old and new mingle in Little India, a vibrant neighbourhood worth exploring if you’re the type of couple who enjoys a little bit of everything.

A feast for the senses awaits you and your partner in this area, whether you’re interested in admiring magnificent architecture or savouring the bold flavours of the local cuisine.

Serangoon Road is lined with remarkable structures to appreciate, such as the 15-metre-tall Buddha statue in the Temple of a Thousand Lights and the Corinthian pillars of the Abdul Gafoor Mosque.

Afterwards, rest and recharge with a traditional meal at Bismillah Biryani and Indian Express, or try exciting new fusion dishes at Old Hen Coffee Bar and the Whisky Library Jazz Club.

Shop for trinkets to remember your adventures by at the 24-hour shopping mall Mustafa Centre or Little India Arcade, where you can pick up anything from groceries to electronics and handmade artisanal wares.

Go On the Singapore River Cruise

Embark on a romantic moonlit journey with your arms wrapped around your loved on a Singapore river cruise. Soak in remarkable views of the Lion City’s iconic cityscape and savour a sunset dinner date to remember.

Wooden barges called bumboats will take you around Clarke Quay and Boat Quay and arrive at Marina Bay. Before the voyage ends, you can watch Marina Bay’s famous light show from a thrilling viewpoint.

Travelling to Singapore: What You Need to Know

Singapore has a lot in store for you and your partner. But before scheduling that romantic holiday, here are some important travel information and tips to remember.

Entry Requirements to Singapore

All travellers can enter Singapore regardless of vaccination status, and you don’t need a visa to do so.

The Singaporean government encourages visitors to get an arrival card. You must submit this card (and your e-health declaration) via the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) website three days before your arrival and on the day itself.

COVID-19 Measures

You can go maskless on public transport, indoors and outdoors. If you’re visiting or caring for a sick patient, you must wear a mask.

Finally, dine-in, events and nightlife establishments are open to all persons in Singapore.

Other Information & Tips

The Visit Singapore website also provides the following information and tips for Australian visitors.

  1. The Singapore dollar is Singapore’s official currency. Note amounts range from S$2 to S$10,000, while coins come in 5 to 20 cents and S$1.
  2. Got any purchases over $100? The tax refund on the 7% Goods and Service Tax (GST) will apply to them. However, you can only get it if you’ve bought products from participating stores.
  3. Install the Wireless@SGx app on your phone to enjoy free Wi-Fi at any Wireless@SGx hotspot.
  4. Singaporeans are fluent in English and other languages. They may have Mandarin, Malay or Tamil as a second language.
  5. Year-round tropical weather awaits travelers. Expect temperatures to reach 30°C and even heavy yet brief rain during your visit.
  6. Power outlets in Singapore are rated at 220 to 240 volts AC (50 cycles). You can connect plugs with three square prongs to them.
  7. Tip servers for good service. Your tip should be over the usual 10% tip to your bill from certain restaurants and hotels.
  8. Singapore prohibits smoking in all air-conditioned areas. If you want a puff, head to a designated smoking area.
  9. The country’s tap water is safe to drink, and purchasing bottled water is easy here.
  10. Save and call the following numbers for any assistance.
    1. Local police: 999
    2. Ambulance & fire brigade: 995
    3. Flight information: 1800 542 4422

Where to Stay in Singapore: 3 Hotels for Couples

After leaving Changi Airport, unwind and relax at any of these romantic Singaporean hotels.

Capella Singapore

Located on Sentosa Island, Capella Singapore offers one and two-bedroom villas for couples who prioritize intimacy and privacy.

Both villas have a private terrace and plunge pool where you and your partner can get cosy together. You can look out towards a gorgeous garden and appreciate Sentosa’s stunning natural surroundings.

The Vagabond Club

The Vagabond Club is located in Singapore’s Central Heritage District, making downtown landmarks and attractions accessible. The hotel’s vintage Art Deco building houses 41 rooms and one of the world’s best whiskey bars.

All rooms highlight eye-catching wallpaper, incredible art, plush velvet seats, a goosedown feather bed, and mahogany furniture. As for entertainment, smart televisions contain films curated by the hotel’s designer, Jacques Garcia.

The Fullerton Hotel Singapore

If you’re seeking a hotel that combines romance with luxury and history, the Fullerton Hotel Singapore may be right up your alley.

Enjoy exceptional wellness facilities that allow you to decompress, such as the infinity pool, spa, or sunlit atrium lobby. You can even view rare postal artifacts and discover Singapore’s rich heritage and illustrious history at the Fullterton Heritage Gallery.

Spend Your Next Romantic Holiday in the Garden City

Romance abounds in Singapore’s clean and green surroundings. Whether you and your beau love nature or wonder about the city’s history, the Garden City has something for you.

Fill your itinerary with the perfect activities and destinations. Get more travel inspiration from the Entire Travel Group blog, or find the best experiences on our Singapore destination page today.

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