Whether you’ve been together for ages and you’ve left planning for Valentine’s Day to the last minute, or you’re just a scramble-at-the-final-hour kinda person, we’ve put together an list of a little out-of-the-ordinary dates you can pull off at the last minute in Singapore.
Fly high over the city
If you have a deeper pocket and you’re both game for jaw-dropping Instagram photos, engage Singapore Heli-Services for Valentine’s Day. They will fly you in a helicopter over our little isle. The pilot will provide commentary as you fly over Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, CBD, Northern coastline, Southern Islands and heaps more.
How much: $1,299 for two. More details available here.
Stroke some pussies
There are heaps of cat cafes in Singapore and if you and your partner are fans of furry felines, make this your date night. The Company of Cats is one of our favourites as all their cats are rescues and the people who run the business donate a portion of their profits to the Animal Lovers League.
How much: $14 for first hour, inclusive of a standard drink, subsequently $5 per half hour
Where: 6B Mosque Street, Singapore 059486.
Opening hours: Tue-Fri 12pm-10pm; Sat-Sun 11am-10pm. Closed on Mondays.
Take off to the Caribbean
It may be too much of a stretch to take off to the Caribbean for Valentine’s Day, but luckily for us, there’s a little piece of the tropical isle right in the heart of Chinatown. The Caribbean food specialists in Singapore, Lime House, have crafted a special four-course Valentine’s Day menu that you can enjoy with your partner, or even with your best girlfriends. The four courses includes a selection of oysters, scallops, lamb loin and a mouth-watering decontructed apple crumble.
How much: $75++ for the set menu.
Where: 2 Jiak Chuan Road, Singapore 089260
Tel: 6222 3130
Stay (and more…) in the city
Surprise your other half with a weekend getaway to an urban escape without ever leaving the city. The “In the mood for love” package at PARKROYAL on Pickering offers a luxurious escape from the manic city to spend some quality time together with your beloved. The package is complete with one night stay in the suite of choice, luxury car pick up and drop off, bottle of Champagne & strawberries upon arrival, daily Champagne breakfast, afternoon tea and evening cocktails, buffet dinner at Lime, two 60-min massage treatments at St. Gregory spa and even a late check-out.
How much: From $688++ for a Junior Suite. More details available here.
Where: 3 Upper Pickering St, Singapore 058289
Indulge your inner carnivore
We’re big fans of Roadhouse‘s build-your-own burgers and this Valentine’s, you get to unleash your bonafide carnivorous burger fan. From 13 – 14 February, enjoy a 3-course burger degustation sharing menu at $50 for 2 pax. The unique main course features a mini burger bonanza platter including Foie Gras Burger, Jack Daniel’s Burger, Bacon-Wrapped Burger & Roasted Pork Belly Burger. End the night off on a sweet note with a special Macaroon “Burger”.
How much: From $50
Where: Roadhouse, 13 Dempsey Road, Singapore 249674 Tel:+65 6476 2922
Let your nose take the lead
We’re suckers for Penhaligon’s. If you and your Valentine love fragrances and want to learn more about the art of perfumes, make a date at a Penhaligon’s for a scent profiling session and buy each other a fragrance at the end of the it. Be sure to sample their latest fragrance, As Sawira. An addition to the Trade Routes Collection, As Sawira is inspired by the city Essaoiura, which became the first seaport of Morocco in the nineteenth century. With extensive trade connections to London, many of the commodities which adorned the wharves of the docklands will have originated from there. From perfumer, Christian de Provenzano, As Sawira is a sensual and exotic blend that’s truly extravagant. As Sawira is priced at $340.
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