Traditionally known to celebrate love, Valentine’s Day is also about showmanship—many of your significant others will not be expecting a regular date night on this special day. If you’re not exactly sure what to do in light of the ongoing pandemic, we’ve got you covered. Whether you’re coupled up, single, or somewhere in between, these creative date ideas will make your Valentine’s Day one to remember.

INDULGE

Try an immersive dining experience

Inspired by the book Around The World In 80 Days, the team at ANDSOFORTH has developed a whimsical space (think: outlandish sets, aerial dancers, actors, chefs and more) that will transport you into the pages of the book as you indulge in delectable dishes from the sample menu. Don’t fret if you haven’t read the book; the experience does not focus heavily on the details. Just prepare your tummies and let loose.

For more information and to book tickets, click here.

Enjoy skyline views with cocktails in hand

Overlooking Singapore’s Marina bay, Mr. Stork is located on the 39th floor of Andaz Singapore. The bar has three Valentine’s Day packages that guarantee a table with unobstructed panoramic views of the city skyline, or a teepee tent experience. All packages come with two gin-forward cocktails, a bottle of champagne and a food platter prepared specially for the occasion.

For more information and to make a reservation, click here.

A new haunt for foodie couples

Helmed by chef Marvas Ng, Path is a new restaurant at Marina Bay serving a multi-layered modern Asian dining experience. An acclaimed chef with over a decades worth of experience in restaurants located in China and Singapore – Chef Ng also represented Singapore at the 2020 Culinary Olympics. A perfect date for the adventurous foodies.

For more information and to make a reservation, click here.

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An artisanal chocolate workshop

Valentine’s Day and chocolates are almost synonymous by now, and lovers of this confection can learn all about it from master chocolatier Janice Wong. From pod to bar, Janice and her team will impart their cocoa knowledge to couples through demonstrations on how to conch the bean and how to temper the extracted chocolate. Participants will also get to take two bars home.

For more information and to buy tickets, click here.

ESCAPE

Love is in the air at Capella Singapore

Looking for something grand? Capella Singapore’s Moment To Remember package is one to consider. A one-night stay in a gorgeous resort in Sentosa with a limousine pick-up, complimentary breakfast, a romantic three-course dinner at Cassia, and full access to the amenities and facilities—what else could you ask for?

For more information and to make a reservation, click here.

Dining at the open sea

Set sail with your beau on the Royal Albatross this Valentine’s Day! Several packages are up for grabs, which include mocktails, a five or seven-course meal, champagne and a bouquet of roses. The two-and-a-half-hour journey embarks and concludes at a berth near Adventure Cove.

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Retreat in the concrete jungle

Pamper yourselves with a luxurious spa-cation at Raffles Hotel. The retreat includes a gourmet breakfast for two, $200-worth of spa vouchers, a yoga session tailored to the couple’s preference and a complimentary limousine ride back home after check out. Not to forget, guests will receive 15 percent discounts at the Raffles Boutique and restaurants.

For more information and to make a reservation, click here.

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Can’t go wrong with a picnic

How about something lowkey instead? Bee’s Knees at The Garage in the Singapore Botanic Gardens offers a complete brunch or dinner basket for two to share, right in the heart of the popular tourist hotspot surrounded by luscious flora. All reservations have to be made at least three days in advance—time to get booking.

For more information and to make a reservation, click here.

PLAY

Get crafty with Tuft Club

Tufting rugs are popular on TikTok and now you can do it too. Tuft Club has everything you will need to let your design dreams come to fruition—a technicolour selection of yarn, the needle gun, the glue and a projector to ease sketching—just bring yourselves and your partner. At the end of the four-and-a-half-hour session, both of you will walk away with a rug to commemorate your time there.

For more information and to book a slot, click here.

Race across the water at HydroDash

For couples who like a little competition, how about some fun under the sun at HydroDash? The expansive inflatable obstacle course is a great place to challenge one another while having a blast. Non-swimmers need not worry, a life vest will be issued to every participant. Apply lots of sunscreen and may the odds be ever in your favour.

For more information and to book a slot, click here.

Dirty your hands at Terra & Ember

Remember that romantic scene from the cult movie Ghost? Iconic. Live out the scene in real life during a pottery workshop at Terra & Ember. All materials and equipment are provided, including aprons to protect your clothes from the clay. The workshop is beginner-friendly and couples get to take their creations home after it has been fired in the kiln.

For more information and to book a slot, click here.

REST & RELAXATION

Have a PJ date at home

A fantastic date does not require bells and whistles, sometimes a quiet evening in will do the trick. Olivia Von Halle is one of the world’s most popular loungewear brands – actress Sophie Turner was spotted in London last year dressed in their silk pyjamas. Add a robe, some fuzzy slippers, open the Netflix app and you’re both ready for a peaceful and comfy date.

Click here to visit Olivia Von Halle’s website.

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Work up a sweat

Here’s a bit of a twist; take a boxing class together. Sugar boxing is a new concept that encompasses a rhythmic exercise regime, similar to spin classes, that will not only increase your heart rate but also strengthen and tone your arms. Just don’t box one another, no matter how difficult your partner can be.

For more information and to book a slot, click here.

Watch a movie anytime and anywhere

Who needs to go to a cinema, when you can bring the cinema everywhere you go? The Freestyle is one of Samsung’s newest launches that combines a smart TV, a speaker and a projector into one single portable product. The screen has autofocusing and levelling features, along with an adjustable scale from 30 to 100 inches in length, and it has a USB-C slot that makes recharging quick and easy.

Click here to visit Samsung’s website.

Pamper yourselves with a home spa treatment

Splurging on spa packages is not for everyone but that does not mean you shouldn’t have a similar experience. Gift your partner a home spa treatment by Susanne Kaufmann who is the founder of the eponymous and award-winning spa and skincare line. All that is left to do is lie back and soak all the products in with your significant other.

Click here to buy the Susanne Kaufmann Home Spa Set.