Fun Date Ideas in Singapore

Fun date ideas to try out for your next date in Singapore

In a metropolitan city that spans just about 50 kilometres wide, the scenery in Singapore can grow to be mundane after a while. 

Let’s be real – when it comes to date ideas in Singapore, the first thing that comes to mind is probably to check out the glitzy new restaurant, or the latest book-film adaptation everyone’s been raving about. Every couple loves a good chow down and a sappy rom-com right after, but it’s time the classic (or, you know, boring) type date got an exciting makeover. 

Beyond the urban landscape we all know and love, our garden city hides a ton of new locations that hold opportunities for creative date ideas. 

We dug deep for date ideas in Singapore so that no matter whether you’re celebrating an anniversary or meeting for the first time, frugal or feeling generous, or even the single friend third wheeling, you know there’s a fun idea out there for you.

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Bond over a new hobby at Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle

Image taken from https://www.potteryjungle.com.sg

The therapeutic hum of the potter’s wheel, soft clay pressed against your hands, and the opportunity to recreate the movie “Ghost” with your partner – what’s not to love about pottery sessions?

Pottery workshops can generally cost upwards of $50 per person. For the couples just looking to explore creative new date ideas in Singapore, this can be a bit of a splurge. The family-owned Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle offers a range of one-off to long term pottery workshops where you’ll get to unwind in lush nature away from the city.

The I Love Pottery Workshop is conducted in the studio home to Singapore’s oldest dragon kiln. The 2.5-hour session comes at an affordable price of $35/pax, and you get full guidance and materials to make your ceramic masterpiece.

Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle

Address

85 Lorong Tawas, Singapore 639823

Opening hours

9am to 5pm daily

Telephone

6268 6121

Website

Potteryjungle

Challenge your date to your pick of board games at Mind Cafe

Remember when we would play board games with our siblings for hours, and the occasional playful banter when someone lost? For the couples looking to recreate that, head down to Mind Cafe. With a whopping collection of over 500 board games in their game library, you’ll definitely never go bored. 

Games are purchasable on their online catalogue, if you are looking for a piece of memorabilia for a particularly enjoyable date. They also have a pretty extensive menu of delectable pastries and coffee, so you can spend hours there without leaving for a grub. 

Mind Cafe

Address

60A Prinsep St, Singapore 188664

Opening hours

11am to 2am on weekdays and Sunday, closes at 6am on Friday and Saturday

Telephone

8121 5188

Website

The Mind Cafe

Catch your own supper at ORTO

Image from: Prawning @ ORTO’s Facebook page

Mention prawning to any Singaporean and they’ll be able to tell you what they love about it. 

Whether it is the secluded locations, the salt-covered prawns grilling on the BBQ pit, the thrill of catching the fattest prawn in the pond, or the serenity of just kicking back letting your next meal come to you, prawning is just about as local as dinner can get.

The 24-hour prawning facility at ORTO – which also happens to have a trampoline park and go-kart track – is the largest in Singapore, with over 10 ponds. So if that girl you met on Tinder says she likes big things, ORTO is the place to go. 

Get a fresh catch of juicy live prawns and yabbies round-the-clock at prices starting from $10.80 per hour.

ORTO 

Address

81 Lor Chencharu, Singapore 769198

Opening hours

24 hours

Telephone

6257 8858

Website

ORTO

Dial up the excitement at an escape room

Image from: XCape Singapore Facebook page

Singaporeans love lambasting the Lion City for being too small. For those who have been searching high and low for an adventure, Xcape Singapore is the place for you. Turn up the excitement with thrilling puzzles, mind-boggling riddles and a crushing time limit to escape the room. Nothing like a touch of adrenaline to spice up your budding romance!

The rooms are themed so there is something for every mystery junkie from demons to a bloodthirsty zombie pandemic, and even blockbuster movies like Train to Busan. Off-peak prices start from $22 per pax for 75 minutes.

Xcape SG

Address

161 Rochor Rd, Bugis Village, Singapore 188436

Opening hours

11am to 11.30pm

Telephone

6908 1918

Website

Xcape

Chill out in an interesting bar concept in The Horse’s Mouth

Singapore has a bar culture worth exploring. For the couples who have a little alcoholic hidden inside them, the nightlife scene is no stranger. But who’s getting tired of drinking at the same old place every weekend?

Head down to The Horse’s Mouth, a Japanese cocktail-izakaya bar, which isn’t just your ordinary drinking spot. They share a space with Uma-Uma Ramen and Yoshi Restaurant and can only be accessed through their sister restaurants; kind of like a secret hideout. 

For the hipsters who love finding hidden gems and the loving pairs just looking for an intimate space to share bespoke cocktails, The Horse’s Mouth is the perfect place to get drunk on love.

The Horse’s Mouth

Address

583 Orchard Road, Forum The Shopping Mall

Opening hours

5 to 10pm daily

Telephone

8188-0900

Website

Horse Mouth Bar

Dress to impress on your romantic date on the Singapore Flyer

Image taken from https://www.singaporeflyer.com/en/ticket/premium-champagne-experience

If you’re bummed out about putting your travel plans to London on hold for now, check out the local Singapore Flyer for a touch of British magic. 

Standing tall at 165 metres, the giant observation wheel offers a spectacular view of the whole Marina Bay area and beyond. So if you’re tired of staring at the city from ground up, take your date on an extravagant Private Sky Dining Experience. 

Whether it’s to celebrate an anniversary, to pop the big question, or just the occasional indulgence (you know you deserve it), the Private Sky Dining Experience provides for a lavish date in Singapore with your other half – priced at $1,800 per capsule for a 4-course dinner, champagne, and an unforgettable view of the city.

Private Sky Dining @ Singapore Flyer

Address

30 Raffles Ave, Singapore 039803

Opening hours

Thursday – Sunday and Public Holidays 6.30 to 9pm

Telephone

+65 6333 3311

Website

Singapore Flyer

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