Singapore might be a small country, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t places where you can go to spend a quiet day or night out with your significant other while you are staying here. There’s a common misconception that in this island a date night can only consist of a dinner and movie, but there places that even most local Singaporean aren’t aware of.
Romantic Spots In Singapore
Whether you’re looking for a new place to explore with your one true love or trying to impress a special someone on a first date, here are some places in Singapore that you can head to even if you are new to these shores.
As two of the Southern Islands in Singapore, the Sister’s Islands are nestled to the south of the main island of the country, off the Straits of Singapore. The islands are usually popular with campers and picnickers who are seeking to gain some respite from bustling and vibrant city. The serene blue waters coupled with the sun-kissed sands will set the mood. If you and your partner are feeling adventurous and in the mood to explore the island further, you can always try snorkelling. The island is home to a variety of corals and marine life including seahorses, octopuses, giant clams. While here, you might even catch a glimpse of the long-tail macaques.
Coney Island Park (Pulau Serangoon)
The 50-hectare Coney Island Park is a wonderful place for bird-watching. It is home to more than 80 species of birds such as the Oriental Magpie-robin, parakeets and the Baya Weavers. Hike along the trails or rent a bicycle to explore the island with relative ease. The park is also teeming with all kinds of wildlife besides lively and vibrantly coloured birds. Keep your eyes out for birds, squirrels and even beautiful butterflies that flutter around. If you’re looking to just unwind with your partner, then consider having a quiet picnic along the shoreline. Make sure that your phone is charged enough to take loads of photos.
Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
If you or your partner isn’t afraid of getting down and dirty—if you keep to the trails you will leave as you came, then visiting the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve is a must. The reserve is home to rich biodiversity; keep your cameras on standby as you might just catch a glimpse of water monitors, ferocious estuarine crocodiles and mudskippers. Over the years, the reserve has expanded to include more mangroves, ponds, mudflats and forests. This expansion has provided a more sustainable habitat for a diverse species of flora and fauna. Enjoy a trek through the many ecological trails that will bring you sights of monitor lizards, otters, and other critters.
Mount Faber Park
As one of the oldest parks in Singapore, Mount Faber Park is renowned for its stunning sunset and its sunrise, hence it’s no surprise why it’s a good place for a date. Apart from that, there are a number of activities that you can partake in. For instance, you can take a cable car ride from Mount Faber to Sentosa Island. There are also several telescopes that you can use to admire the panoramic view of the southern part of Singapore. Additionally, there is also a natural heritage site at Faber Point, the highest point in the park. While here, you can see the mural wall that depicts the local historical events of the country. If you’re feeling famished from all the walking, you can always dine at the various eateries in Mount Faber Park. Get your cameras ready when you reach the Southern Ridges, where almost 43 species of birds have been spotted. You can join a tour that will take you through the Forest Walk and the Singing Forest to get a better view of these magnificent creatures. The trails in Mount Faber Park provide a seamless connection to the Southern Ridges, so if you’re thinking of hitting the trails in the morning or the evening, there will be no doubt that you and your partner will be getting a good workout from it.
Stargazing At The Science Centre
Want to spend your date indoors instead? Head to The Observatory at the Science Centre to utilise the facilities to gaze at the constellations. Attend basic astronomy talks that are held on every 2nd Friday of the month to gain a deeper insight into astronomy. Special guests are also invited to share their knowledge and enhance your overall stargazing experience. Do note that the stargazing experience is weather permitting, so be sure to check the weather conditions before heading down to The Observatory. Keep in mind that there might be long queues during peak time (public and school holidays), in fact, queuing times can vary between 2 minutes and 20 minutes, however, it is highly dependent on the number of people attending that night. So if you don’t want to spoil the mood, ensure that you are visiting The Observatory during the school term.