A quick itinerary of things to do in Singapore with your loved one this Valentine’s Day – from sunrise to sunset.
It may seem a little early to talk about Valentine’s Day, but it’s only over two weeks left to plan the perfect day out with your loved one. For those celebrating Chinese New Year, the festive season may add to all the fuss and forgetfulness, so here’s a quick itinerary on things to do in Singapore with your special someone:
9 am – Breakfast for champions
Breakfast is for champions, so start your day right with a big brekkie at Wild Honey, one of Orchard Road’s most popular breakfast places. With two locations at the Mandarin Gallery and Scotts Square, Wild Honey serves up everything from fluffy omelets to waffles and pancakes – simply delicious.
11 am – Strolling along Orchard Road
After you have taken your time eating a leisurely breakfast, you can head indoors to the many shopping malls along Orchard Road. The early morning hours between 10-11am means the shops have just opened and it’s less crowded, so you can have a breeze browsing and buying a few gifts for each other.
1 pm – Lunchtime in Chinatown
Take the MRT from Orchard to Dhoby Ghaut station and change to the north-east (purple) line to Chinatown. In Chinatown, the colourful quarter has everything from local eateries to markets and museums for you to spend the afternoon.
4 pm – Singapore Botanic Gardens
Make your way to the Singapore Botanic Gardens and have tea at The Halia, an alfresco restaurant located inside the Ginger Gardens. After that, take a stroll around the 183-acre garden, have a picnic on the grass or just while the late afternoon away. Don’t miss the beautiful Orchid Garden, which costs $5 to enter but is totally worth the admission fee.
7 pm – Marina Bay Sands
Head to Marina Bay Sands for a light dinner at the many restaurants along both sides of Collyer Quay or The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands. I personally recommend OverEasy, a casual American burger bar which is popular with the after-work crowd. Try and get a seat outside as the breeze and the views of the bay are fantastic.
strong>8 pm< – Evening light and laser show
While you’re at Marina Bay Sands, don’t miss the light and laser show called Wonder Full, a romantic way to end your evening. The 15-minute presentation is free to the public and beautifully lights up the Singapore river, with the skyscrapers of the financial district as the backdrop.
9 pm – Check into a Sentosa hotel
Check into a hotel at Sentosa, one of the best places for a staycation in Singapore. I recommend either Mövenpick Heritage Hotel (make sure to get the Heritage Suite) or the newly-opened W Sentosa Cove for privacy on romantic getaways like these. Being in Sentosa also means that you can spend all of the next days on the island, which has everything from water sports to beachside bars.