Whether it's a couples' spa day, taking in a panoramic view from the Marina Bay Sands Skypark, or simply walking hand in hand through the beautifully lit Gardens by the Bay, there's something to suit every couple's taste. With the festive atmosphere from Chinese New Year still in the air, the energy and vibrancy of Singapore only add to the romance. Let’s dive into some of the best things you could do to celebrate Valentine's day in the Lion City.
12 best Valentine's Day date ideas in Singapore
1. Kiss atop the Singapore Flyer
Experience unparalleled views with your significant other as you take a romantic ride on this giant observation wheel. Watch the city unfurl beneath you from the Singapore Flyer, and once you reach the top, steal a quick kiss!
VDay Tip: You can also opt for a premium dining experience, where you can have a delicious four-course meal in the comfort of your capsule. Read our guide on Singapore Flyer Sky Dining.
2. Become one with nature at Gardens by the Bay
Spend a day with your bae (we had to!) at Singapore’s famous Gardens by the Bay. The romantic in you is sure to be delighted by the colorful floral arrangements, indoor waterfalls, and attractions like the Flower Dome and Floral Fantasy. The best time to visit Gardens by the Bay is at night when it shimmers with solar-powered lights.
3. Revel in the lap of luxury at Marina Bay Sands
Home to one of the largest observation decks in the world, Marina Bay Sands is a luxury hotel. This hotel is known for its iconic three towers and boat-shaped deck at the very top. It is also home to one of the best casinos in the country. The boat-shaped deck in the Skypark, which also has jogging paths, gardens, and the most famous Infinity Pool. You can plan a staycation with your loved one, or just get tickets to the deck and admire the sprawling city around you.
4. Spend the day at S.E.A Aquarium
One of the unique things to do in Singapore for couples is to visit the S.E.A Aquarium. Explore the biggest aquarium in the city as you walk around and meet your new marine friends! Here's your chance to take a trip around the world through the aquatic species, as you meet over 1000 species from 45 different habitats.
5. Enjoy a meal on Singapore Cable Car
A quirky date idea in Singapore, you can get a bird's eye view of the city from the Singapore Cable Car. With comfortable cabins that are safe and secure, this makes for a memorable experience. Watch the urban landscape fade away as you make your way across to Sentosa Island. You can opt for a Singapore Cable Car Dining Experience to up the romance! Indulge in a four-course freshly-prepared meal as you look out at the stunning surrounding vistas.
6. Take an Island Cruise
Take a break from the fast pace of the city and head out with your partner on an Island Cruise. Set sail from Marina's South Pier and explore St. John's Island with its azure seas and sparkling beaches. Then move on to Kusu Island and visit its sacred sites. If you take the Sindo Ferry, you can also cover Lazarus. It starts and ends at Harbourfront Centre. Make sure to carry along a camera and take lots of pictures and relive the day over and over again.
7. A Breakfast Date in the Wild
A day of love and romance that calls for a special date night. But why not shake things up this year and do something different? Let us show you the way with Breakfast In The Wild Singapore! Breakfast in the Wild Singapore is an experience like no other, a chance to enjoy breakfast in the company of Orangutans, Macaws and more! You and your loved one will be treated to a delicious breakfast in the heart of nature, surrounded by lush greenery.
8. Make a toast at Tiger Brewery
Who doesn't know of the iconic Tiger Beer? Created in Singapore in 1932, today, it is among the top 10 most valued brands in the country. If you and your partner love a good beer, this tour is perfect for you. Unearth the secrets of Tiger Beer as you learn about the ingredients used, the brewing process, and then end your tour with the much-enjoyed sampling of the beers.
9. Fill up your bellies at a Hawker Center
Singapore is known for its hawker centers. Featuring many food stalls where dishes are freshly made and served, this is a staple when in Singapore. Some popular hawker centers and dishes are Char Kway Teow at Marina South Delicious Food Stall, Maxwell Road Hawker Centre, Hainanese Chicken Rice at Wee Nam Kee, United Square, Xin Mei Xiang Lor Mee at #01-116, Old Airport Road Food Centre, and He Zhong Fried Carrot cake at #02-185, Bukit Timah Food Centre.
VDay Tip: Craving a Michelin-starred meal? Head to Hawker Chan, which was awarded a Michelin star in 2016, and is known to have the cheapest Michelin star meal in the world. Learn more about the best restaurants in Singapore here!
10. Discover Contemporary Art
Singapore is a cosmopolitan city that has made a name for itself in the contemporary art scene. As it is home to some of the best galleries in the region, why not admire the art and discover the many stories behind the artworks yourself? Some popular art galleries in Singapore include ARNDT Singapore, Gajah Gallery, Yavuz Gallery, Future Perfect, and National Gallery Singapore.
11. Unwind at a Spa Date
Leave behind all your troubles and worries as you get your stress massaged away. Relax and bond with your loved one as you get a couples' massage. Some of the best spas in the city include The Thai Spa, Yunomori Onsen and Spa, Remede Spa at The St Regis, Nimble Knead, and Four Seasons Spa. You can pick from whether you want a calm ambience, one filled with opulence, or even one connected with nature. What better way to show you love than to offer them the gift of a stress-free day?
VDay Tip: Book a staycation at one of the many hotels with spas and pamper yourself and your loved one entire weekend.
12. Dine in Garden Domes
Indulge in a private dining experience in an exclusive dome amidst the verdant surroundings of The Summerhouse. Crafted to provide an intimate setting, these domes offer a unique atmosphere for a Valentines Day dinner and surround you with natural beauty while you enjoy a gourmet meal.
Singapore is a cosmopolitan city with a bustling culture interspersed with the utmost modernities. In Singapore, you and your partner can enjoy plenty of things together, be it a quiet afternoon at the spa or an exciting day skydiving. Nightlife in Singapore is pretty vibrant as well, with the Hawker Centre just waiting for you to try out some of Singapore's best cuisines or if bars and pubs are more your scene, make sure to try out the Tiger Beer!
520 Day is actually celebrated on the 20th of May every year in Singapore. It's a day of celebration of love. The pronunciation of 5-2-0 comes close to 'I love you', so the numbers have become shorthand to express the same. This day is entirely separate from Valentine's Day.
Singapore is ideal for a romantic getaway. There are cruises to be taken, and beautiful views to be explored with your partner! So if you're considering Singapore for your Valentine's Day destination, don't think twice!
While there is no law against public display of affection, public indecency is a punishable offence.
Hugging without consent is considered a soft crime in this futuristic city.
February weather in Singapore is warm and a little bit dry. The highest it can go to is 31°C and the lowest is 25°C. About 6 days of rain are expected in February in Singapore.
Ready to Celebrate Valentine's Day in Singapore?
Now that we've rounded up our top 10 date ideas in Singapore, you can pick, choose, and mix and match different ideas to plan the perfect Valentine's Day. Read our guide on getting around Singapore and learn of all your options to travel in and around the city.
Need more options to explore? Check out our Singapore Travel Guide.