Are you planning to visit Singapore with your partner on a holiday soon? Is there an anniversary coming up? Singapore has plenty of things to do and attractions to spend a romantic time, but it can be difficult to choose with so many fun options on offer. Here are the 27 most romantic things to do in Singapore on your next trip.
1. Singapore Flyer
No trip to any city is complete without getting a good view of its skyline. At the Singapore Flyer, you can do just that. It takes you 165 meters above the ground, higher than any Ferris wheel in Asia. Once you get to the top, look for Singaporean landmarks such as Gardens by the Bay and Marina Bay Sands. On a good day, you can even see as far as Indonesia. The Singapore Flyer combines brilliant views of the city with world-class services for a luxurious ride into the sky, perfect for any romantic date.
2. Gardens by the Bay
Gardens by the Bay is a collection of gardens, greenhouses, and buildings located in Singapore’s marina. The park has won several awards for its designs. In addition, Gardens by the Bay is known for its beautiful flora and fauna. With its unique architecture, perfect arrangement of its gardens, and cleanliness, Gardens by the Bay is one of the best places to visit in Singapore for couples. The main highlights are the Supertree Grove, Cloud Forest, and Flower Dome.
3. Sand Skypark Infinity Pool
Sand Skypark Infinity Pool sits at the top of Marina Bay Sands. Spend a day lounging on this luxurious rooftop or take a dip in one of the world’s most famous pools. The glassy water stretches towards the horizon as the city’s skyscrapers glimmer in the distance. This is a perfect date for couples who prefer to relax.
4. ArtScience Museum
ArtScience Musuem is another first-of-its-kind museum that combines art, science, technology, media, and design. The museum aims to inspire visitors through their permanent and rotating exhibitions. Whether your interests lie in the arts or sciences, couples are bound to find something fascinating at ArtScience Museum.
5. Fort Canning Park
Fort Canning Park is a historical landmark and park located on Fort Canning Hill. It is a popular romantic spot for couples and is often used for various outdoor events. Relics from as early as the 14th century and ancient statues shrouded in greenery make for a romantic walk through the grounds. You’ll get a dose of both heritage and nature at Fort Canning Park.
6. Raffles Hotel
Named after the founder of Singapore, Raffles Hotel exudes elegance. As one of the few remaining 19th century hotels, it is steeped in tradition and history. Stay in one of the lavish British-style rooms and enjoy top-notch service from the hotel staff. Between its stylish architecture, fine dining, and plush atmosphere, Raffles Hotel will have you feeling like royalty.
7. National Museum of Singapore
Singapore as we know it is a fairly new state. It went through a series of changes before the country was founded in 1965. With such a complex history it is only natural that the National Museum of Singapore is rich in interesting and insightful exhibits. Couples can find out how this incredibly diverse nation came to be through thoughtfully curated galleries and events.
8. Singapore Art Museum
While the National Museum of Singapore focuses on the history of Singapore, Singapore Art Museum celebrates its contemporary art. The exhibits here focus on innovative pieces by artists from Singapore and beyond. The pieces on display at the Singapore Art Museum showcases the diverse world of modern Southeast Asian art.
9. National Gallery Singapore
National Gallery Singapore is an art museum located in downtown Singapore. With at least 8,000 works of modern art, the gallery boasts the largest collection of Southeast Asian contemporary pieces. It is also the largest museum in the country so couples will have plenty of time to appreciate a variety of exhibits. Visit the grandiose National Gallery Singapore and see rows upon rows of modern art, all created by Southeast Asian artists.
10. Asian Civilisations Museum
The Asian Civilisations Museum is a great place to visit for couples interested in the diverse heritage of Singapore. Through the exploration of artifacts from different Asian countries, the museum connects the people of Singapore to their ancestors. The history of Singapore’s unique ancestry unravels as you admire ancient works of art.
11. Pulau Ubin
Pulau Ubin is an island located between Malaysia and mainland Singapore. Since the island is mostly untouched, it’s a great place for couples who love nature. You’ll also have the rare opportunity to see a traditional kampong village here. Head to Pulau Ubin to escape from the havoc of Singapore City.
12. Mount Faber
Mount Faber is a popular outdoor attraction located in central Singapore. Couples flock to the hill to explore its trails or to catch the Singapore Cable Car to Sentosa Island. You can take a break from the bustling city streets and get some fresh air. It’s also a great romantic setting since you can enjoy a romantic date in nature’s quiet surroundings.
13. The Southern Ridges
The Southern Ridges is a trail that connects Mount Faber Park, Telok Blangah Hill Park, and Kent Ridge Park. Along the way you’ll find numerous buildings, bridges, and landmarks. Cherish the tranquillity and greenery of the parks with your partner while you wander through one of Singapore’s most cherished trails.
14. Kampong Glam
Kampong Glam is a lively neighborhood located to the north of the Marina. The area is referred to as the “Muslim Quarter” because of the presence of a large Muslim community here. You’ll realize this quite quickly as you notice the Middle Eastern inspired buildings and storefronts. Get to know the Muslim culture in Singapore at Kampong Glam.
15. Singapore Botanic Gardens
On the edge of Orchard Road you will find the Singapore Botanic Gardens, the only tropical garden to be named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The gardens host over 10,000 species of plants, which are complemented by charming lakes, lawns, and streams. Couples can spend a romantic a day taking in the sights and smells of one of the most beautiful gardens in the world at the Singapore Botanic Gardens.
16. National Orchid Garden
Bask in the splendor of the beautiful orchids at the National Orchid Garden. As you enjoy a romantic walk along the paths of the garden, you’ll see lush green tunnels and the vibrant colors of over 1000 species of orchids. Statues and fountains complement the garden, creating the perfect backdrop for a peaceful stroll. Don’t miss the National Orchid Garden, located at the Singapore Botanic Gardens!
17. Singapore Zoo
Singapore Zoo is a park run by the mighty Wildlife Reserves Singapore. Like other attractions operated by the organization, Singapore Zoo offers visitors a wide range of exhibits, daily educational shows, and opportunities to get close to friendly animals. Enjoy a romantic walk around Singapore Zoo and take as many photos as you can with wild animals.
18. River Safari
See the workings of a river ecosystem at this zoo and aquarium. Located between the Singapore Zoo and Night Safari, River Safari is inspired by the world’s most famous rivers. Exhibits include the Ganges River, Yangtze River, and Mississippi River. The park hosts up to 5000 animals from 300 distinct species. These creatures can be seen through River Safari’s various exhibits, shows, and rides. Being the first park of its kind in Asia, River Safari is sure to please any couple on their first date.
19. Night Safari
A walk through Night Safari is the perfect way to end a day at the Singapore Zoo next door. The park, which opens after sundown, allows its animals to live by their natural day-night cycle. Being the world’s first “nocturnal zoo,” Night Safari is one of the best places to visit for couples in Singapore. Get in on the hype and come face to face with nighttime critters in their natural state here.
20. Science Centre Singapore
Science Centre Singapore is a fun learning experience complete with hands-on activities, live shows, and lively exhibits. The museum displays scientific concepts in vibrant ways that are rarely seen at other museums. For couples who want a fun day out, visit the Science Centre and test each other through a variety of exhibits.
21. Snow City
Located next door to the Science Centre, Snow City is an indoor snow centre where you can toboggan down a sloped hill on a cushy tyre. With Singapore’s constant humid and sunny weather, this could be the perfect place to cool off. Couples can snuggle up to keep warm or have a fun snow ball fight during the 2 hour visit.
22. Mint Museum of Toys
The Mint Museum of Toys displays a private collection of vintage toys. Featured items include action figures, soft toys, and collectible items. Many of these pieces are extremely rare and in mint condition. This extensive selection of antique toys not only brings out the child within visitors, but also acts as important relics of times past.
Singapore’s Chinatown has a huge variety of shops, restaurants and attractions to visit. Many couples go to Chinatown for a casual day out and try different foods, desserts and drinks. After a delightful meal, you can browse through the many shops and hunt for bargains. You can even join tours to get a deeper understanding of Singapore traditions and way of life.
24. Chinatown Heritage Centre
This museum delves into the lives of Chinatown’s first residents. Chinatown Heritage Centre plays an important role teaching visitors about the history of one of the country’s largest communities. If you want to learn about Singapore’s Chinese community, Chinatown Heritage Centre is the place to go.
25. Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum
Buddha Tooth Relic Temple & Museum is a temple-museum complex found in Singapore Chinatown. This building, designed in the style of Tang Dynasty architecture, is four stories tall and houses many exhibits. Walk through the gaudy red and gold rooms to learn about Buddhist culture and see some of this community’s precious artifacts. Budda Tooth Relic Temple & Museum is a shining example of Singapore’s celebration of cultural heritage.
26. Haw Par Villa
Haw Par Villa is a theme park located near the Queenstown area. The park is the world’s only “Asian cultural park” and focuses on Chinese mythology, history, and philosophy. Couples can marvel at the wacky statues that portray various scenes from East Asian folklore. A visit to the eccentric Haw Par Villa is sure to be a lovely night out.
Sentosa Island is one of the best tourist areas to visit for couples who want endless fun. You won’t be able to cover all the attractions in one day, so you could plan a whole weekend (or more days) for a romantic time. It might even be worth booking a hotel for a night, enjoy each other’s company, before seeing more of Sentosa the next day. UNiversal Studios, SEAR Aquarium, and Adventure Cove are the biggest attractions here. Also, check our guide on Fun Things to do in Sentosa.
There are many more attractions, activities and things to do for couples in Singapore. If these were not suitable, have a look at other options and plan a romantic day with your partner. Also read:
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