Singapore is a city of many faces - bustling streets and enormous skyscrapers are contrasted by beautiful gardens and rivers, making it a charming visit for couples of all ages and backgrounds. It is the fifth most-visited city in the world and offers something to cherish for every visitor. The city can provide an amazing experience for newly-weds embarking on their honeymoon, couples planning an anniversary trip or those looking to simply take their partner on a passionate tour. Couples have plenty of options for romance - from intimate dates at stunning locations to exploring one of the world’s most diverse aquariums or the renowned Gardens by the Bay. Here are the top romantic things to do in Singapore:
The world-famous Gardens by the Bay is the perfect place for a romantic arm-in-arm stroll with your loved one. Couples can explore the gardens’ many famous offerings like the beautiful vertical gardens, Supertree Grove, and OCBC Skyway, which gives a birds-eye view of the massive greenspace. The vast garden also enables couples to lay out a blanket and have a cute picnic while enjoying the gentle breeze from the marina. Wander around Cloud Forest and Flower Dome for a breath-taking view of unique greenery and flowers.
Gardens by the Bay Ticket in Singapore
Duration: 1 Day(s) Duration
Couples can take in the mesmerizing sights of the city, from the skyline to the famous Merlion, at night via Singapore River Cruise. The 40-minute cruise takes you around this magical city and helps you discover its rustic charms. Lovers can discover sites such as Esplanade, Marina Bay Sands, The Merlion and a lot more. The electric bumboat offers both indoor and outdoor seating so you and your loved one can take in the view as you like. Visitors can also hop off the boat at any of the stops and continue their journey by foot.
Singapore River Cruise
Duration: 40 Min Duration
Set the mood with a romantic dinner atop one of Singapore’s historic cable cars at Mt. Faber. Woo your partner with a four-course meal, starting with a welcome glass of wine and featuring mouth-watering delicacies. A 90-minute aerial ride provides enthralling views of the city and the surrounding sea from 330 feet (100 meters) above. Couples get a private, cozy cable car so they can chat away the night with breathtaking views of Singapore’s skyline at night. Escape the busy streets below and spend quality time with your partner on this must-take ride.
Singapore Mt. Faber Cable Car Private Dinner Experience
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
For couples eager to explore, Sentosa Island’s S.E.A. Aquarium offers an up-close look at stunning marine species. Split into multiple habitats, this underwater wonder offers an unforgettable experience. The Andaman Sea, the Strait of Malacca, the Strait of Karimata and the Java Sea are just some of the many offerings from the aquarium. The S.E.A. Aquarium offers a glimpse at around 100,000 marine species, from several types of sharks to a colorful array of corals, you and your partner can see it all. To top it all off, the Aquarium hosts daily shows along with other special experiences, including diving programs, sea treks, swimming with the sharks and even pre-wedding photography.
Singapore: S.E.A. Aquarium 1-Day Pass with Hotel Pickup
Duration: 1 day
The Singapore Flyer is the world’s second-tallest Ferris wheel with an overall height of 165 meters (541 ft). Lovers can indulge in a private, amorous dinner while taking in the enchanting view of the city. The sky-dining experience offers approximately one hour aboard a private capsule along with a premium bottle of champagne, a host and a bouquet of roses. Couples can dig into the delicious food while the in-flight host takes care of every request. Cherish the memory of the night with two complimentary photos and a leatherette folder to hold them.
Singapore Flyer Sky Dining
Duration: 1 Hrs Duration
6. Have a picnic at Esplanade Roof Garden
Esplanade Roof Garden resides atop a theatre complex and offers a stunning view of the Marina Bay and the city. Couples can take a relaxing stroll through the lush garden, dotted with small trees, shrubs, and pretty flowers, or have a cute little picnic on the lawns. The gardens provide a rustic and calm ambiance in contrast to the busy city and a visit in the night provides great views. There are also no entry fees to fret about.
Esplanade Roof Garden
Address: 8 Raffles Ave, Singapore 039802
Website: Esplanade Roof Garden
Opening hours: 10 am - 9 pm (daily)
1-Altitude Gallery and Bar provides an unimpeded 360-degree view of Singapore from the city’s highest point - 282 meters (925.2 feet) above the ground. Couples can observe the breath-taking view throughout the day, although we recommend indulging in stunning sights at sunset and in the night. Pairs can enjoy drinks and delicacies from the Alfresco bar at the venue or simply visit the Viewing Gallery. 1-Altitude allows you to look over 19 of Singapore’s iconic monuments. Ideally, couples can simply purchase priority tickets to the Viewing Gallery so they can skip the line.
Singapore: 1-Altitude Viewing Gallery Entrance Ticket
Duration: 1 day
8. Dine, dive and cruise in Marina at Keppel Bay
Keppel Island is a private island located close to Singapore’s tourist hotspots such as Resorts World at Sentosa and VivoCity. The Marina at Keppel Bay is an award-winning luxurious property that allows visitors to rent yachts of all sizes. It is also renowned for scenic views, high-class dining experience, and customer-specific services that it provides. Couples can rent a yacht, go on morning or sunset cruises or simply have a meal with great waterfront views. Celebrate in style with your loved one in Marina at Keppel Bay.
Marina at Keppel Bay
Address: 2 Keppel Bay Vista Singapore 098382
Website: Marina at Keppel Bay
Opening hours: 6am - 12am (daily)
9. Admire the views from Mount Faber
Couples can spend their day surrounded by lush greenery at Mount Faber. Located in the Central Region of Singapore it features guided tours along the many nature walkways. Couples can also choose to hike on their own. Once atop the hill, visitors can enjoy panoramic views of the city below. Those looking to amp up the romance can opt for a sunset hike. Bird watching is another common activity, with Mount Faber playing home to at least 43 species along with workshops for bird watching.
Address: Junction of Kampong Bahru Road and, Telok Blangah Rd, Singapore 099448
Website: Mount Faber
Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)
Lovers can escape the city in search of a romantic getaway at St. John’s Island. The island is one of many located off Singapore’s southern shore. Turquoise water and smooth sand beaches, encircled by mangroves, make it the perfect spot for swimming, sunbathing or just taking a walk. Multiple ferries service the island daily. The island is also home to many cute stray cats and is visited by dolphins occasionally!
Shared Ferry Transfers between Singapore and St. John's Island and Kusu Island
Get romantic in Singapore
Singapore is the perfect destination for couples to have their dream vacation. The city has everything to offer for those in love - luxurious yet intimate dining experiences to vast gardens, a world-renowned aquarium and quaint yet relaxing spots. Lovers of all ages can explore their passion with a mind-blowing trip to this diverse city and its surrounding areas.
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