The dinner-and-drinks date has been done to death. From cruising on a superyacht to exploring the great outdoors, here are some unique ideas for Valentine’s dates to spice things up.
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Put yourselves to the test at the Escape Room
Seeking a thrill this Valentine’s Day? Why not try an Escape Room? A physical adventure game that tests your brains and brawn, this Japanese concept has been popular in Singapore since 2011. Solve puzzles and perform stunts in order to free yourself from the game room that you are trapped in. With a single game taking up anywhere from one to two hours, you’ll want to save more than a quick lunch date for this one.
Find it at Bugis Village, 160A Rochor Road, Singapore 188435
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A meal onboard the Royal Albatross
Enjoy your Valentine’s Dinner on the only luxury tall ship in the region. The Royal Albatross is 47-foot tall Superyacht with a gorgeous exterior and even more lush interior. Formerly used as Bruce Wayne’s private yacht in The Dark Knight film, there’s nothing quite like enjoying dinner onboard a vessel with so much star cred. With a signature Valentine’s Day menu and the option to enjoy the setting sun al-fresco, this is your go-to spot to up your Valentine’s Date game.
Find it at 8 Sentosa Gateway Resort World Sentosa Singapore 098269
Book a table at Royal Albatross and earn 2X Chope-Dollars with code TASTYBLOG.
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Get some vitamin ‘sea’ by island-hopping
You don’t need to go to Boracay for Instagram-worthy beaches. It’s a closely-guarded secret that Singapore has a number of islands you can get to by boat. With white sandy beaches, quiet nature trails and beautiful heritage shrines, there’s something for everyone on the many islands around Singapore. Make a day of island hopping with your date and take some time to soak in the sights and sounds of Singapore’s natural beauty.
Find it at various locations.
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Dine in the heart of nature at Botanic Gardens
Dining at a UNESCO World Heritage site is not an experience to be trifled with, but The Halia delivers – great food, gorgeous setting, and generous portions. While this spot is not the best if you want some privacy, it’s still great for a quiet dinner. Romance your date under the lush foliage of the Botanic Gardens here. Located within the Ginger Garden, the menu heavily features the healthy root, which blends perfectly with their signature European flavours.
Find it at 1 Cluny Road Ginger Garden, Botanic Gardens Singapore 259569
Book a table at The Halia and earn 2X Chope-Dollars with code TASTYBLOG.
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Kick back, relax, and enjoy a Pop-Up Cinema experience
Old cinemas are becoming obsolete, and Pop-Up Cinemas are becoming increasingly popular. With screenings held in cafes, bars and on rooftops, this is a unique experience that a theatre can never provide. Take your pick from the many movies being screened every week. A ticket costs less than ten dollars and entitles to you to a complimentary drink – cheaper than a theatre screening, and way more interesting.
Find it at various locations.
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Romance is in the air – or trees – with a Treetop Walk
If you and your date a nature enthusiasts, you’ll love the scenic views of the Treetop Walk. Located on a suspension bridge and passing through parts of a developing secondary forest, there are plenty of Instagram-worthy spots to take cute photos together, as well as leaf cover to protect you from the sun. There are also some small spots with seats where you can stop and rest. Pack a small picnic and make a day of it!
Find it at 601 Island Club Rd, Singapore 578775
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Go for a dining experience in the dark
Prefer not to sweat it out in a forest in the heat? Try dining in the dark at NOX instead! The restaurant itself is unlit, so you can’t actually see what’s on your plate. This makes for a mysterious but memorable dining experience. With a menu that changes daily, and features the best of French fare, you won’t have to worry about the quality of your meal here. Have fun guessing what you’re eating with your date, and bond over this once in a lifetime experience.
Find it at 269 Beach Road, Singapore 199546
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