101 Secret First Date Ideas in Singapore 2021 For Couples On Any Budget

101 Date Ideas For Couples In Singapore To Suit Every Budget

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It doesn’t matter if you’re broke or balling — we have all sorts of cute and romantic date ideas for you and your bae with prices ranging from free to every-kind-of-budget. 

Having a hard time looking for a romantic local getaway or planning a birthday celebration, using your SingapoRediscover Vouchers? There are plenty of things to do on a date in Singapore, if you just know where to look. 

If you’re bored of your go-to date spots and you often catch yourself searching for ‘places to go on a date in Singapore’ or even ‘date ideas in Singapore,’ you’ve come to the right place. Scroll on for 101 date ideas to plan your next date. 

Last updated on 1 August 2021. Prices and promotions of activities are subject to change without prior notice.

Free date ideas for couples in Singapore

1. Hiking at various nature spots in Singapore

There are so many nature spots in Singapore that if we decided that if we listed all of them, we would never finish this article. Put your Google Maps to use and hit the parks to go hiking wherever the needle lands. 

2. Picnic at places with free parking 

With Phase 2 Heightened Alert in full swing, dining out with your boo is, unfortunately, not an option. However, picnics outside are still possible. It may not exactly be FREE-free (because you still need to pay for food), but there’s a way you can save more, by picnicking at places with free parking if you are driving, such as Labrador Park. Check out our list of free parking spots for your next picnic. 

3. Visit the Singapore Discovery Centre (SDC)

SDC may be located in Joo Koon, but we promise it’s worth a visit. There are tonnes of things to do, including getting on a free bus tour of the SAFTI Military Institute. It’s also a fantastic place to visit if you’re interested in Singapore history and the Japanese occupation. 

If you have the budget and are looking for more thrills, consider going to The Black Lake Facility, the largest and most immersive two-storey escape room in Singapore.

4. Go museum hopping in Singapore

Culture and history buffs, this one’s for you. Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents (PRs) get free admission to the National Heritage Board’s national museums and heritage institutions until further notice. They include: 

  • Asian Civilisations Museum
  • National Museum of Singapore
  • The Peranakan Museum*
  • Singapore Philatelic Museum*
  • Indian Heritage Centre
  • Malay Heritage Centre
  • Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall
  • Reflections at Bukit Chandu*

*The Peranakan Museum, Singapore Philatelic Museum and Reflections at Bukit Chandu are currently closed for revamps.

For museums with fewer people, check out Memories at Old Ford Factory and the recently revamped Changi Chapel and Museum (CCM)

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5. Visit farms along the Kranji Heritage Trail

Launched in 2011, The Kranji Heritage Trail covers 14 historical and agricultural trail markers, including Bollywood Veggies, Hay Dairies (goats!), Jurong Frog Farm, Kok Fah Technology and many more. It’s not only fun for couples, but also the entire family, and they are all free to enter!

6. Roam around Haw Par Villa 

Parents, if your kids are behaving badly, scare educate them about the consequences by visiting the different levels of (air-conditioned) hell* at Haw Par Villa. 

*Due to rising COVID-19 community cases, The Ten Courts of Hell is temporarily closed.

7. Visit the NEWater Visitor Centre

Ever wondered how NEWater is produced? Go on a free one-hour guided tour to experience what it is like to be a water molecule undergoing treatment, explore the Waterwise Arcade and discover membrane and ultraviolet technologies that make NEWater clean and drinkable. 

8. Go for a leisurely stroll in Sentosa (free island admission)

Enter Sentosa by Sentosa Express or drive in for free until 30 September 2021. From taking a casual stroll through Fort Siloso to chilling at Tanjong Beach, there are quite a number of free things to do in The State of Fun

9. Go window shopping at IKEA, Courts and Giant Tampines 

What’s there to hate when there’s food, free parking and free shuttle services to Tampines Retail Park? It’s the go-to place to hang out even if you have nothing to buy. But we know everyone almost always ends up getting something at IKEA — be it a sausage bun or a potted plant. 

10. DIY heartlands tour 

For those who have BTO-ed and/or are looking for flats in a certain neighbourhood, how about taking a day to explore the area around your future home? 

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Date ideas for couples in Singapore: S$10 and under per person

11. Hello From The Wild Side, S$10 per session

Go behind the scenes and interact virtually with the animal and human personalities from Wildlife Reserves Singapore again as Hello From The Wild Side returns for a second season with a newly curated Zoo Explained! segment. 

This live virtual experience is a unique opportunity to discover the zoo’s animal family such as the rhino baby and stars of the Animal Friends Show. Also, get to meet the individuals involved in caring for the animals and learn about animal behaviour, rehabilitation, and wildlife nutrition.

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12. Holey Moley, from S$20 per person (S$8 for nine holes for DBS cardholders)

Bring out you and your partner’s competitive side with an exciting game of mini golf!

13. Explore Jewel Canopy, S$7.20 per person 

Let your inner child roam free at the award-winning Jewel Canopy’s playground of mazes and foggy bowls. 

14. Bowling, from S$2 to S$4.30 per game per person

Whether you’re a casual bowler or a serious one, there’s a variety of options for you to scratch that bowling itch. From cosmic bowling lounge to national team training grounds, head to these seven popular and affordable bowling places to test your bowling skills. 

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15. Science Centre Singapore, from S$6 per person

Did you know that the Science Centre is free during off-peak hours? But if you can’t make it on weekdays, weekend entrance tickets cost only S$6 per singaporean/PR adult. Indulge in your curiosity and learn a fun fact or two with your bae here!

16. Ride around Pulau Ubin, from S$14.55 for full-day bike rental

Explore the beautiful Pulau Ubin at your own time and pace with a rented bike. Adventurous couples will enjoy this!

17. Mind Cafe, S$6 per hour per person

Besides great coffee and pastries, Mind Cafe also serves up a wide variety of board games for you and your date. Aside from classics like Monopoly and Cluedo, you can also try your hand at locally-created games such as The Durian Game. 

18. Catch a movie on a weekday, from S$6 per person

A classic date activity. Grab your boo, some popcorn and head to the cinema for the surround-sound movie experience. Plus, the air-conditioned theatres provide a good respite from this heat. 

Hack: Still have your student card? You’re in luck. Catch a movie for only S$6 all day on Tuesdays and before 6pm on Mondays to Fridays at all Cathay Cineplexes when you flash your student pass. 

Want more discounts? See which credit card gets you better cashback.

19. Visit the The Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum, from S$10 per person

This museum is more than just a collection of reptiles — it’s a true learning experience for everyone. Learn about the river turtle, the alligator turtle, as well as the radiated tortoise and more. You can also pet and hand-feed some of them!

20. Eyebrow threading, from S$5 per person

No one said eyebrow threading is limited to just the ladies! Grab your man and tame those eyebrows! Besides, having someone’s hand to grab while threading makes it less painful. Prices vary depending on where you go, but neighbourhood parlours can charge as low as S$5.

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Date ideas for couples in Singapore between S$11 and S$20 per person

21. Da Vinci the Exhibition, S$18 per person

Travel through time and learn more about the life and work of Italian ‘Renaissance Man’ Leonardo da Vinci. This exhibition at the Science Centre is an interactive display of da Vinci’s life, featuring his achievements in art, physics, optics and music, military, flight, civil engineering, hydraulics and more.

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22. Get lost in Jewel’s Mirror Maze, from S$12.85 per adult

As part of Jewel’s Canopy Park, the Mirror Maze is not only an eye-catching attraction, but also the perfect spot for your next Instagram post. 

23. Star Gazing, S$14 per person 

Enjoy the planetarium show with a science educator who will take you on a tour of the starry night while sharing stories about the stars. Then, head outdoors for a star-gazing session — socially-distanced, of course. Tickets sell out fast, so be sure to check in often!

24. Visit the Neko no Niwa cat cafe, from S$12 per person

Coffee and cats? Yes please. Besides petting these cute furries, the founders also want to spread the message about adoption. All of the cafe’s kitties are adopted by the owners to create a safe space for people to explore life with cats. 

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25. The Battlebox Tour, S$20 per person

Travel through time and learn how the underground command centre functioned during World War II. 

26. Visit a insect farm, S$20 per person

This is definitely not for those who are averse to creepy crawlies. But if insects don’t faze you, then follow this one-of-a-kind tour to learn things like how the Black Soldier Fly upcycles food waste to limit food wastage in Singapore. 

27. Keep Fit Yoga at Botanic Gardens, S$20 per person

Nothing says ‘you’re one with nature’ more than attending a yoga class at the Botanic Gardens. 

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28. HiRoller, S$18 per person

The 70s called. It’s time to throw on some roller skates for an old-school date!

29. Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum, S$15 per person

Get schooled about Southeast Asia’s biodiversity and increase your environmental awareness. This is the only place in Singapore where you can marvel at dinosaur fossil fuels and even a sperm whale’s carcass. 

30. Horse riding along trails, S$10~ per ride

Go on an old school off-roading adventure and explore Bukit Timah’s greenland. If you’re planning to propose, special arrangements can be made to customise the trail so that you can find the perfect spot to get down on one knee.

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Date ideas for couples in Singapore between S$21 and S$30

31. V-Room, from S$24 per person

Compete against your partner in thrilling video game sessions taken to the next level with virtual reality.

32. Amazing Chambers Singapura Escape Room, from S$24.90 per person

These escape rooms are centred around Southeast Asian folklore, which brings some novelty to the experience as you try to get out with your partner before time is up. As there are different prices when you go at off-peak and peak hours, do remember to check out their website before you head there. 

33. Singapore Cable Car, from S$25 per person

Sometimes the best view is from above.

Pro tip: Time your cable car ride with the sunset and get unparalleled views of the golden hues with your date. 

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34. Once Upon A Time on The Orient Express, from S$25 per person

Through this pop-up attraction, replete with a reconstituted train platform and showrooms, visitors can relive the emotions of travellers who have boarded the Orient Express.

The exhibition will showcase some of the most extraordinary centuries-old objects and documents that retrace the legacy of the train, allowing guests to discover events that transformed the world and shaped our map.

35. Race around HydroDash, S$20 per person 

Calling all thrillseekers! This floating aqua theme park is a dream date for the sporty couple. Want to up the ante? Challenge your partner to a race around this park – loser has to treat the winner to an ice cream cone!

36. Axe Factor, S$30 per person

The perfect place to let off some steam after a fight. Just don’t aim the axe at your partner. 

37. DIY candle making, from S$26.35 per kit 

Spice up you and your partner’s room by making your very own berry or dried flower candle. 

38. Snowball fights at Snow City, from S$21 per person

When was the last time you went to Snow City? Did you know they have new additions such as the Winter Shooting Arena and bumper car rides on ice? At an additional fee, of course. For S$21, you’ll get one hour of snow play and a bumper car ride. 

39. Visit Superpark, S$33.90 (public) per person, S$24.90 (partners*) per person

Awake your inner child with the various activities at Superpark, including Flying Fox, Ninja Track and Tube Slide. 

*Partners include DBS, HSBC, UOB, Passion POSB, Mindchamps, NTUC Plus, and SAFRA cardholders.

40. Create your own Uniqlo T-Shirt, S$29.90 

Create a couple tee to make sure the world knows you’re taken. 

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41. Go prawning, from S$28 for two hours 

“Give a man a prawn and he will eat for a day. Teach a man how to prawn and he will probably spend the rest of his weekends looking for the perfect prawning spots.” Be careful when you go prawning – it can get addictive. Not sure where to get started? Here are our favourite Prawning Spts In Singapore To Cast Your Rod.

42. Take on a parkour class, from S$29

Full of energy and nowhere to release it? Try an adrenaline-filled parkour class. 

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Date ideas for couples in Singapore between S$31 and S$50

43. Visit Fotomat, S$30 for two persons

This trend is something we could get behind. Nothing screams ‘cute’ like a photo op with your date at Fotomat. 

44. Kayaking, S$31.50 for two persons

Low on vitamin D? Soak in some rays and burn off some calories by kayaking at Ola Beach Club. 

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45. NERF Action Xperience, S$39 per person 

Get into a heart-pumping NERF fight with your date at the NERF Action Xperience. 

46. Bounce, S$29.90 per person for two hours

Jump and flip at the trampoline park with your new parkour skills.

47. The Fragment Room, S$38 per person

Who doesn’t love smashing things? We do. For 30 minutes, let out your frustrations for S$38.

48. Reiki Healing, S$42 per person

Soothe your soul and energy after a wild Fragment Room date with Reiki healing, a gentle energy healing practice. 

49. Go on a Forest Adventure, S$50 per person

Zip line across Bedok reservoir and conquer treetop obstacle courses. Tip: It’s cheaper to go on Tuesdays, where tickets cost only S$39 per person when you use the promo code TUE39

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50. Race at The Karting Arena, S$35 per person

Pretend you’re a pro race-kart driver and load up on that adrenaline rush as you race in go-karts that can go up to 50km/h. 

51. iFLY, S$46 per person

This is perhaps the closest thing you can get to flying right now. 

52. ABC Cooking Studio, from S$35

The way to anyone’s heart is through their stomach. Impress bae by whipping up delicious Japanese cuisine and desserts at ABC Cooking Studio. 

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Date ideas for couples in Singapore between S$51 and S$70

53. S.E.A. Aquarium + Behind the Panel Tour, S$55 per person

Sea-lovers will appreciate this one. S$55 includes an admission ticket and a back-of-house tour to meet dolphins and manta rays. 

54. Linoleum printmaking, S$58 per kit 

Not your typical art date. Linoleum cut is a cute way to create your own shape and artwork. What’s more, you can use your newly crafted linoleum art to make a personalised stamp for the next time you want to send an old-school letter to your date. How is that for cool?

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55. Make your own kimchi, S$68 per person

Make your own kimchi to go with your ramyeon as you both binge watch your latest Korean drama. 

56. Mahjong experience, S$60 per person

The thrill of gambling mixed with a bonding experience with your partner – unmatched.

57. AdventureHQ , from S$68 per person for all access pass (Guest) 

AdventureHQ is like an upscale playground for adults. Think 14m slides, climbing walls and high-element obstacle courses. This is the spot for all you adrenaline junkies. Get the best deal at S$40 per person if you’re a HometeamNS member.

58. Go on a bus food tour, from S$67 per person

Although dining-in is prohibited during Phase 2 Heightened Alert, get some inspiration on this food tour for when restaurants reopen. 

59. Unwind at G.Spa, S$58.20 per person

Unwind and relax with your partner-in-crime at this 24-hour spa. Experience the full range of spa services that include foot, back and full-body massages. But if massages are not your jam, they also offer jacuzzi and sauna services. 

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60. Take on the AJ Hackett Giant Swing, S$51 per person 

Get an adrenaline pump at this giant swing, where you are released from a height of 45m to admire Sentosa’s beaches. 

61. Customise your own bathbomb, S$64 per person 

Skip your trip to LUSH and customise your very own bath bomb, the perfect thing to bring along when you maximise your Singapore Rediscovers Vouchers (SRV) for your next staycay.

62. Korea experience tour, S$70 per person

While travelling during this pandemic might be impossible, you can still experience Korea from Singapore, dressed in a hanbok while feasting on Korean cuisine. 

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Date ideas for couples in Singapore between S$71 and S$100

63. Whiskey tasting, S$98 per person

Whiskey might not be everyone’s cup of tea but there’s no harm in exploring. At this 1.5-hour 101 class, you’ll be introduced to the origins of whiskey, its production process, flavour profiles, food pairing and sample five single-malt whiskies.

The best part? It’s all online so you can enjoy it with your partner from the comfort of your own home.

64. Private dining, S$99 per person

Eat and learn! Experience cooking in a whole new way with Mrs C. Lim, who will share with you the various traditional cooking methods that you can employ the next time you’re cooking with boo.

65. Pottery making with Ceramic House, from S$70 per person 

Thinking of what to get your partner for their birthday? A handmade cup for  their morning coffee could be a cute gift. 

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66. Terrazzo or marbled tray casting with The General Co, S$89 per person

Get creative at this tray casting workshop with boo. No two trinket trays will be the same so you can make a unique gift for your one and only. 

67. Paint and play your unique ukelele, S$88 per person

Instead of buying a ukelele off the shelf, hand paint your own string instrument. 

68. Latte art workshop, S$75 per person

Since cafes are not open for dining in, become your own coffee barista for a day and make your own java.  

69. Discover Russia, S$80 per person 

Experience the best of Russia without ever leaving Singapore! During this four hour-long tour, you’ll be introduced to Russian history, culture and perhaps most importantly, its delicious food. 

70. Trails of Tan Ah Huat, S$99 per person 

Ever wondered what Singapore was like in the 1920s? Now you can experience it on this tour, which has a guide who role-plays as a fictional time traveller. Travel from Kampong Glam to Chinatown on a bicycle, and discover Singapore in the time of our ancestors. 

71. Perfume/essential oil making workshop, S$78.09 per person

Fragrances are one of the most intimate, sensual gifts you can give your S.O., so create a signature scent specially for each other.

72. Coffee and bread factory tour, S$85 per person 

Kopi and roti are one of the most common breakfast foods for Singaporeans. Learn how the magic happens during this tour.

73. Stitch your own shoes (espadrilles), S$99 per person

Like the name suggests, you get to make your very own pair of espadrilles from cutting leather to stitching it together. Shall we add shoemaker to your resume?

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Date ideas for couples in Singapore between S$101 and S$150

74. Pizza making, S$108 per person

Learn how to make neapolitan pizza with your partner to impress your friends at your next gathering!

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75. Cotton candy bouquet, S$128 for two persons 

Flower bouquets are becoming cliché. Try your hand at creating a beautiful (and edible!) cotton candy bouquet. 

76. Sunset cruise, S$107 per person 

Listen to the crashing waves as you soak in the sunset with your partner aboard a catamaran. 

77. DIY online crochet workshop, S$121.50 per kit

These beginner crochet classes are conducted online, making it a great stay-home activity that you can do with your partner at home.

78. Wakesurfing, from S$140 per person

Not to be confused with wakeboarding, wakesurfing allows you to simulate surfing by creating waves from the boat for you to carve up. A great workout and adventure all rolled into one activity.

79. Singapore Famous Murder Story & Ghost Tour, S$150 per person

If rewatching Saw or Insidious for the third time is not cutting it, then perhaps learning about Singapore’s gruesome murder history will do the trick. Go on this guided tour to the neighbourhoods where horror stories went down. You’ll even get to explore the infamous Changi Hospital.

80. Silver jewelry and stone setting workshop, S$118 per person

Ready to pop the question but don’t know her ring size? Take this workshop as an opportunity to find out their measurements.

81. Experience island-living with an island yacht tour, S$130 per person

Besides checking out neighbouring islands, you can even go on a short hike or try your hand at stand-up paddle boarding.

82. Exploring Marsiling bunkers, from S$150 per person

Uncover Singapore’s underground tunnels and bunkers that were built during World War II.

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Date ideas for couples in Singapore between S$151 and S$200

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83. Flight simulator, from S$195 

Always wondered how it feels like to fly a plane? Well, you can give it a shot at this flight simulator — no flying license needed. 

84. IG picnic, S$163.95 per picnic set 

Spice up your picnic with this beautiful Instagram-worthy set-up for your next couple celebration. The best part? The set-up is all done for you!

85. Romantic partner-work dance class, S$150 for two persons 

Put your best foot forward with your partner at this fun dance class. 

86. Singapore Sidecars Heritage Tours, S$160 per person per hour

Besides being incredibly cute, these Vespas are a great way to zip around Singapore while learning about the history of our sunny city-state. 

87. Tarot card reading, S$160 for two persons 

Whether you believe in tarot card readings or not, it’s still fun to get a personalised reading. Plus, they make for great conversations after.

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88. Leather-crafting workshop,  S$150 for two persons

Enjoy an artsy day of leather-crafting with your partner. Personalise your gift and make it unique for each other so it serves as a reminder of each other while you’re apart.

89. Southern Islands dive yacht tour, S$189 per person

Marvel at the beauty of our neighbouring islands and learn all there is about the underwater kingdom on this tour.

90. 3D design and printing workshop, S$160 for two persons

Learn about the latest 3D technology in design and printing, and make your own little souvenir to bring home.

91. Alternate space x Date Ideas, S$160 for two persons

Can’t decide on one activity? From foosball to art jamming, watching movies to playing billiard, this crossover between Alternate Space and Date Ideas lets you experience all types of fun.

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Date ideas for couples in Singapore: above S$200

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92. Yoga staycation, from S$320 for 2D1N

Instead of just snoozing, how about a relaxing yoga session with Moss Goods on your staycation?  

93. Go on a Shoot-cation, from S$489 for 2D1N

Need new content to update your Instagram feed? Enjoy a private one-hour photo shoot with Smittenpixels Co. at the stunning Lloyd’s Inn.  

94. Take your boat license, from S$255.19 per person

If you love the water, consider getting a boating license together so that you can bring your family and friends out to sea whenever you want. 

95. Song recording, S$280 per person

Put your vocals to the test by serenading your partner with a love song or two.

96. Couple Spa, S$439.95 

Relax and pamper each other with a traditional Japanese onsen experience and an aromatherapy massage.

97. Get your PADI open water license, S$548 per person

Here’s one for the adrenaline seekers. Once the borders open up, you can take your PADI open water license to dive worldwide. 

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98. Glamping, from S$299 for two persons

Camping, but make it vogue. 

99. Couple spin bike rental, S$650 for two persons for one month

Just like clubbing with electric music, but without the alcohol and drama. Get your heart rate up with your partner during an at-home spin class.

100. Bouquet/bloom box workshop, S$201.68 for two persons 

Gift your partner a bouquet or box of fresh blooms at this fun workshop. 

101. Lounge/movie session, S$500 per private booking

Skip the crowds! Relax and recharge with your boo at your very own private rooftop movie screening.  

Going on dates does not have to be an expensive affair, but if you are spending money, check out the best credit cards that can help you stretch your dollar.

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With inputs by Kendra Tan.

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