Planning for meaningful dates in Singapore?
Keen to rekindle flames after having babies?
Or, are you a traveler / tourist in Singapore and want to spend quality time with a loved one?
Now, forget cliche movie outings, expensive dining, and your regular pubs, pool, or bowling date. We got 10 more meaningful date ideas that all couples should try out.
Additionally, rest assured they are really budget friendly.
Hence, whether you are on a first date, or parents of kids already, check out these 10 creative ideas from us at MEIDE Babysitting:
1) Date at the Beach
Number one on our list of meaningful dates is a beach date!
Be it sun-tanning, water and sea activities, people-watching, or doing some beach sports, you can be sure to enjoy a wonderful day with your partner.
If you are willing to splurge, grab some drinks, snacks or delicious bites from the beach clubs and bars too! Or, simply pack your own picnic to relax by the seaside.
Wondering where to go and which beach is best in Singapore? Well, here is a list of the top favorites (coming from a local):
- Sentosa Beaches
- Tanjong Beach
- Palawan Beach
- Siloso Beach
- East Coast Park (Yes there is a seaside beach there!)
- West Coast Park (Yes there is a seaside beach there!)
- Pasir Ris Beach
- Changi Beach
- Punggol Beach
- Sembawang Park
- Offshore Beaches in Singapore
- Pulau Ubin
- Lazarus Island
- Kusu Island
- St John Island
- Sisters Island
- Coney Island
Honestly, each beach in Singapore has its own charm and characteristics!
Our list is really a personal preference and feel free to check them out individually to rank them yourselves.
2) Cycling at ECP (and beyond)
Want a meaningful date that is easy to plan, slightly adventurous and yet relaxing still?
Our best choice is renting (or bringing your own) tandem bike to cycle at ECP (East Coast Park)!
In Singapore, the cycling path along ECP stretches the longest distance alongside fully lit walkways. It even extends towards the city area (Gardens By The Bay and Marina Barrage) and towards the airport (Changi). With numerous shelter stops, good food, and breathtaking views, throughout the journey, what more can a couple ask for?
Furthermore, the cost of bicycle rental is not expensive in Singapore and usually costs in the lower double-digits.
Did you know – you can even rent a family 4-seater bike – that is fully sheltered and rain-proof!
Alternatively, you can go inline-skating, skateboarding, jogging, kite-flying, or conduct a post-workout BBQ there too!
3) Relaxing Park Dates
Now, we are not talking about anything adventurous like your ECP or Beach Dates.
Here, imagine peaceful greenery and flowers – perfect for unwinding after housework, child-minding or work, with your spouse or partner.
Yes, Singapore has a wide variety of convenient parks for parents to rest and reunite relationships!
The list of available parks is really quite long, so pardon us for not posting it right here. You can find a (almost) complete list here (Credit: Wikipedia)! After all, why else would people around the world call Singapore the Garden City?
The best thing about a relaxing park date is that it costs practically $0. And, it probably takes almost zero planning, save the fact of reading this page and deciding which park to go to!
Grab a picnic or drink, simply purchase beverages from many nearby convenient cafes at the park. Then, lounge in onto any of many available benches at the park.
With no distractions, just a serene setting and occasional birds chirping, you can be sure to have meaningful dates and engaging conversations with your loved one!
4) Adventurous Date Hikes in SG
Next, are you and your spouse both outdoor people? If so, you can plan many meaningful dates with many adventurous hikes around Singapore.
Fun fact: (almost) all parks in Singapore are well connected to each other via Park Connectors (PCN). You can literally walk around the entire Singapore (if you and partner are really fit) on an island hike!
However, honestly, most families and couples would pick out a certain trail or adventure day by day to explore. There are really so many possible adventurous date hikes in Singapore that the list is too long to list here. We are talking about almost a hundred possible hikes!
Instead, let us provide your the top 15 commonest and most popular hikes around the sunny island:
- Rail or Green Corridor
- Bukit Timah Nature Reserve
- Hindhede Nature Park
- Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
- Pulau Ubin Hikes
- Dairy Farm Nature Park
- Bukit Batok Nature Park
- Jurong Lake Gardens*
- Coney Island**
- *** Coast-to-Coast (C2C) Trail – basically via the connecting paths from * to **
- Changi East Boardwalk
- MacRitchie Reservoir Park
- Upper / Lower Peirce Reservoir Park
- The Southern Ridges
- Fort Canning Park
Again, a date hike is meaningful because it gets both of your hearts pumping (literally) whilst feeding your inner explorer self. Like Jay Shetty wrote about the 8 Rules of Love, “Exploration” is an important part of upkeeping relationships and love.
5) Visit the National Museum (Or More in Singapore)
Are you interested in art and culture?
Why not explore the various museums in Singapore with your loved one, appreciating traditions, history and ideologies to fulfill your meaningful dates?
The majority of museums in Singapore are indoor-based. This means you do not have to worry about wet weather! (Hint: use this meaningful date idea as a Plan B for any outdoor dates)
The ticket prices are not hefty and often available at discounts too. Check out this mouth-watering and non-exhaustive list of museums and exhibitions to visit:
- National Gallery Singapore
- National Museum of Singapore
- ArtScience Museum
- Asian Civilisations Museum
- Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum
- Singapore Art Museum
- Red Dot Design Museum
- NUS Museum
- Singapore Philatelic Museum
- Fort Siloso
- STPI Creative Workshop and Gallery
- The Battle Box
- Changi Chapel and Museum
- Civil Defence Heritage Gallery
- Peranakan Museum
- Eurasian Heritage Gallery
- Kreta Ayer Heritage Gallery
- Indian Heritage Centre
- Malay Heritage Centre
6) Go to a Trick Eye Museum Or Theme Park
In addition to your typical museums, Singapore has quite a handful of special attractions to ensure your dates never get boring.
From the “Trick Eye Museum” to theme parks, couples can plan lots of meaningful dates together according to their likes and convenience. Although most of these places charge an entry fee, the fee is still affordable and worth it for your once-in-a-lifetime experience!
Tickle your senses and let loose with any of these attractions:
- Trick Eye Museum
- Singapore Science Centre
- Singapore Discovery Centre
- Madame Tussauds
- S.E.A. Aquarium
- Universal Studios Singapore
- Adventure Cove Waterpark Singapore
- Wild Wild Wet Singapore
- Haw Par Villa
- Singapore Flyer
We are sure that you will bond and build loving relationships with each other with such exciting dates!
7) Netflix and Chill (Best Home Date)
All said about meaningful dates outdoors and indoors, what if you just didn’t want to step out?
We got you too.
After all, what more would daddy and mummy want after handling crying twins and the eldest toddler throwing a tantrum, than to just take a breather on the sofa?
How nice would it be for mummy to just sit on the couch and enjoy a movie and snack with her spouse instead of worrying about piling housework and laundry (which might accumulate with outdoor dates)?
Therefore, MEIDE presents to you our best cliche home date, yet timeless classic idea – watching movies or drama series at home together and just chilling out with drinks and snacks.
Unanimously voted as the best home date by all home-makers, we cannot help but include it here in our list of top 10 meaningful dates!
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8) Sing (Scream) Your Hearts Out
There are huge arrays of songs for selection in many different languages – from English to Mandarin to Malay, to Japanese and Korean, and more!
Furthermore, you get to choose your room size so couples have their private space to sing and scream without fear of anyone else noticing!
You can bring your own food and drinks too, and the prices are a steal compared to most other karaoke lounges. Trust the locals (like us) when we recommend this meaningful date idea for you!
9) Fly A Kite and Picnic at Marina Barrage
Running out of date ideas?
Let us help again: prepare some games, a kite, a picnic, and enjoy a day (or night) out at Marina Barrage!
As simple as it may sound, it couldn’t get more romantic savoring the one-to-one moments with your partner in a peaceful and relaxing way like this.
The Marina Barrage is built in a really marvelous design that allows for all sorts of activities. Even in wet weather, couples can take shelter below the curving concrete structures and continue their picnic and games!
The views at the Barrage are so spectacular that many couples even choose to do wedding proposals there! (hint)
Oh yes, and if you still have time, drop by Gardens by the Bay just next door. Admire the life-changing plant life and flowers setup with your girlfriend or boyfriend there. Unsurprisingly, couples can catch other engaged couples doing their pre-wedding photoshoots there frequently too!
Back at the Barrage, be sure to stay till sunset. If you’re lucky, you’ll catch the glorious waves, and magnificent fires of orange, cyan, pink and purple blending together in the sky.
Nothing could be more meaningful and picturesque. You’re welcome!
10) Volunteer On A Date With VWOs
Last but not least, how about contributing back to society whilst strengthening your relationship with your partner simultaneously?
Certainly, this is an engaging and meaningful date idea – going together to volunteer and help out the less privileged. In Singapore, all are welcomed regardless of citizenship status. Lending a helping hand and giving back to the needy always warms our hearts.
We have a well-architectured website for your to find out where and how to start doing volunteering here:
Alternatively, simply Google search any of these well-known VWO (Volunteer Welfare Organisations) in Singapore to begin charitable work:
- Red Cross
- Singapore Cancer Society
- Lion Befrienders
- Babes Pregnancy Crisis Support Limited
- The Salvation Army
- Touch Community Services
- National Kidney Foundation
- Make a Wish Foundation
- Association for Women for Action and Research (AWARE)
- Mummy Yummy Singapore
- Willing Hearts
- Habitat for Humanity
- Animal Concerns Research and Education Society (ACRES)
- Singapore Children’s Society
We hope this comprehensive list of 10 meaningful date ideas has been helpful and inspiring. Catch us again soon here at MEIDE Babysitting and Nanny Blog! Ciao!
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