Oh no, is it Valentine’s Day yet again? As the festive day of romance encroaches, you might be cracking your brains over what to do for Valentine’s Day. Take a cue from these 14 awesome date ideas and it’s guaranteed that you will impress your sweetheart and get some thank you smooches at the end of the night:
1. Have a Dialogue in the Dark
Nope, this doesn’t mean just having naughty conversations in the pitch black of the bedroom. Dialogue in the Dark Singapore is an experiential exhibition that aims to let visitors understand the world of those who live without sight.
2. Dine in the darkness
Test yourself in the darkness again at NOX – Dine in the Dark. The temporary absence of light and sight will allow your tongue to explore every layer of flavor in the dishes offered and provide for a surprising dining experience as you and your date guess what you are eating.
3. Hire picnic-makers
Picnic specialists like those from Picneeds and Heaven’s Bloom & Baskets will bring the props common folk usually barely bother with, such as carpets with intricate weave patterns, comfy cushions, champagne glasses, ceramic cutlery and even bespoke flower bouquets and bunting and balloons – culminating in a pretty picnic that will blow your date’s mind away.
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4. Get a personal chef
If your partner isn’t the going-out type, bring a personal chef to the comfort of your abode instead and who can present dishes and table settings reminiscent of fine dining.
5. Hire a mobile massage service
For more decadence after dinner, get a certified personal masseur to pay a house call for a couples’ massage. The release of tension and knots in your body will ensure the two of you will have a very good night after.
6. Go for a couples yoga session
To break a little more sweat but not have things get too hot and heavy, book a private yoga instructor for a couples yoga class in the comfort of your own home.
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7. Experience Disney on Ice
If you and your partner prefer to watch other people bend and flex in different positions, catch The Wonderful World of Disney on Ice show. The delightfully fun show that comes to Singapore in March 2017 will entertain all who have come across Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy during their childhood.
8. Bounce around
Want to get more physical? Head down to a trampoline park and bounce and play like a child again for an absurdly fun Valentine’s.
9. Go art jamming
Paint something, anything on a blank canvas at an art jamming studio. Get creative and produce a gift for your partner – your final painting.
10. Go urban exploring
Get the two of you out on an adventure by and exploring the hidden nooks and crannies of Singapore with groups such as Temasek Rural Exploring Enthusiasts or Urban Explorers of Singapore. Stumble upon the ruins of the old Hainan Village or the disused Kay Siang bunkers at Queenstown.
11. Try an open-air cinema
Watch a film under the open night sky with outdoor screenings organized by Films at the Fort and Movie Mob. Best of all, you get to vote for the movie of your choice so you don’t get stuck watching something you don’t like.
12. Go cruising
While above budget for most couples, splurging a little bit during Valentine’s Day will go a long way towards some extra brownie points come February 14. Some cruises promise you a two-hour stream of bubbly on board, cocktails and canapés and an extensive view of Singapore’s shores.
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13. Take a luxurious train journey
If you two lovebirds have the time and a Valentine’s Day budget to spare, get on board the Eastern & Oriental Express luxury railway train. Travel in style from Singapore to Bangkok and back through scenic vistas of Malaysia and Thailand, while enjoying dedicated 24-hour steward service.
14. Create a couple's scent
Mark your love by creating a couples scent with the help of independent perfumery, Sifr Aromatics. With your paramour, personalise your very own Eau de Parfum inspired by the memories of your relationship. It will be a ‘scentsational’ date!
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