Looking for something new and exciting to do with your boyfriend or girlfriend?
Then you've come to the right place! We've gathered some fun and unusual date ideas for couples to try in and around Singapore - Check out our list below for some inspiration.
*SO - Significant other
Learn something new together
Learning something new together, especially when it requires teamwork, is a great way to bond and grow with your special someone on a deeper level. Whether or not your learning session was a success, it will surely be a memorable experience.
1. For artsy-fartsy couples, get crafty at Art Jam - learn to paint together and create something which you can both hang in your home. It’ll definitely make for an interesting conversation piece.
Photo source: http://lace-and-buttons.blogspot.nl/2014/01/my-journey-in-art-at-arteastiq-concept.html
2. Have a pub quiz date night out - are you one of those people who has a brain stacked with random information? This is your chance to whip out your knowledge at a quiz night at one of Singapore’s bars and teach your other half a thing or two. If you’re full of local knowledge, try out SG Tipsy Trivia’s pub quiz. If you’re looking for something more general (with happy hour), Brewerkz is the place to be.
Photo from: http://www.brewerkz.com/
3. For low-key couples, take a cooking class together. While cooking classes aren’t exactly uncommon, it is an impressive skill to have. Not only can this be a ritual in your home but you can also put your newly acquired skills to good use and host a dinner party and wow your friends and family. Instead of going local, how about giving exotic cuisines a try such as French or Italian? Palate Sensations and Buonissimo has a wide variety of international cooking/baking classes to choose from.
Do an obstacle course or take up a new sport together
Taking part in an obstacle course or trying a new sport requires your partner and yourself to work together and provides a shared experience which promotes closeness. It’s great for both the heart and the mind!
1. Have you always imagined being the Arrow or Catwoman for example? If you’re both into fitness, fun and a bit of a challenge, check out the X-Park at Bounce inc where you can complete a course which combines jumping, climbing, free running and zipping down an aerial runway.
Video source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDiH60ScAcA
2. Train yourselves for the Singapore Spartan Race and overcome huge obstacles together. If you’re looking to start training but not sure where to look, Spartan has a 30 day training plan for the purpose of helping you prepare. Challenge yourselves together and push through the limit!
3. Many studies have shown that couples who sweat together, stay together. Why not take up a new sport such as MMA, paddle boarding or even a dance class? MyActiveSG has quite a collection for you to choose from. If you’d like to try out different types of activities without being tied down to a membership, have a look at Kfit, an app which allows you to try out different activities for a fixed fee per month. From indoor trampoline to bootcamp and yoga, there's something for everyone.
Photo source: https://www.zozi.com/activities/book/martial-arts/US/boston/kickboxing-or-mma-classes/59210
Discover new places together
Discovering new places doesn’t necessarily have to mean going out of the country. Singapore may be small but there’s surely some places which neither of you have been to. This can be exciting and fun and who knows you might even find a place to call your own.
1. Free guided tours at Sister islands; get down and dirty with the guided tours of the marine park’s biodiversity. Learn about the interesting species that surrounds you but be sure to register in advance as although it’s one of the more unusual things to do in singapore, it is also quite popular.
Photo source: http://www.islandcruise.com.sg/sisters_island.html
2. Singapore heritage trails; how well do you or your boyfriend/girlfriend know Singapore really? Why not have an evening out together uncovering new spots, architecture, residential towns and more with the Singapore heritage trails? Not only can you follow trails that already exists but you can also create your own.
3. Escape the buzzling city and visit the last remaining kampung near Gerald Drive called Kampong Lorong Buangkok - a quaint hidden gem built in 1956 that currently houses roughly 30 Malay and Chinese families. Check out what life was like back in the 60s by heading over there for a visit.
Photo source: http://lomotion.fr.yuku.com/topic/10947#.V8mImph96Ul
Have breakfast dates together
When you hear about dates, more often or not you automatically think of dinner. But no one really talks about breakfast dates, even though it's awesome. For breakfast food lovers, head out early to grab a bite together before you start your day or why not stay in bed and get breakfast delivered to you?
1. Check out Artistry for a quiet morning together. Take a look around the art gallery, enjoy their Big Breakfast and reminisce about the good ol' days.
2. Looking for something more local? Have a look at Setlui’s list of local breakfasts under $2.50!
Photo source: http://www.misstamchiak.com/teochew-handmade-pau-toa-payoh/
3. Too lazy to leave the house? No worries - just have your breakfast delivered to you! Ubereats is a good option if you want something from local restaurants or try Foodpanda for more diverse options.
Get out of a sticky situation together
Ever imagined what it would be like to be in a horror movie with your SO and wondered if and how you’d survive? Work together and see how your strengths match up to solve puzzles and escape what lies beneath.
1. If you’re a horror fan, check out Xcape Singapore for some video games and horror themed escape rooms. Most of these games require a minimum of 4 people, so why not invite another couple friends of yours to join in the fun?
Photo source: http://www.xcape.sg/games/
2. If you’re looking for something a little more local, head over to Unravel where you can choose from 4 different games inspired by local urban legends.
3. Pretend you’re FBI for the day and check out Room Raider’s Killer’s Game where you can attempt to find out who the Zodiac Killer is before it’s too late.
Go furniture hunting together
Furniture hunting even if you don’t live together is a great way to get to know each other’s taste, imagining your future place together and learning how to compromise on who’s barcalounger is going where. Get inspired by these vintage and contemporary shops on a nice Sunday afternoon.
1. Simple, practical and top quality furniture by BoConcept classes up your home in no time. If you’d like to get an idea of how to design your future place, check out the inspiration section of their online shop to have a better vision of your future home.
2. If you’re like Phoebe Buffay and love things with a story behind it, then second hand items is more for you. Singapore is bustling with vintage and second hand shops where you can find hidden gems which would make a great conversation starter in your home. Wander around The Rocking Chair (where things are preserved from the UK!) or Long-longtime store to get an idea of how you’d decorate your nest.
Photo source: https://www.facebook.com/longlongtimestore/photos/a.173828589398092.37087.173807472733537/520876151359999/?type=3&theater
3. Ever wanted to go to an auction but not actually sit through one? Head over to Expat Auction’s physical viewing of all the items before the big day and check out what they’ve got on offer.
Do you have any tips on unusual things to with your special someone in Singapore? Share with us in the comment section below!
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