Free Date Ideas For Valentine’s Day in Singapore

Free Date Ideas For Valentine’s Day in Singapore
February 07 10:52 2017

We get it– prices keep increasing and you are a little tight on budget. Well, there’s no reason to have a boring Valentine’s Day though. Here’s a list of things you can do on that special day entirely for free!

1. Chill out at ION sky

valentine's day for free in singapore

Image: ion sky (image credit: ION Sky)

You don’t need to pay tons for admission to Marina Bay’s Skydeck to admire the cityscape. ION Sky has free entry if you spend $20 in the mall. From above, you can admire the whole of Singapore from more than 50 floors above ground and also, as of recently, there is live music with your 45 minutes admission.

ION Sky gives you a 360 view of our lovely city, complete with state-of-the-art (read: fancy) telescopes which you can use to try and spot your home or maybe even your first date location– wouldn’t that be romantic?

Address: 2 Orchard Turn, Level 56, 238801

Opening hours: 3-6pm daily

2. Admire the flora and fauna at Gardens By The Bay

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Image: gardens (image credit: Gardens By The Bay)

While many people flock to Gardens By The Bay for their seasonal indoor exhibitions at the Flower Dome or Cloud Forest, there is plenty for you to see even without having to pay a cent.

You can admire the Supertree Grove, the Sun Pavilion, the Heritage Gardens, the World of Plants, and the Dragonfly & Kingfisher Lakes for free! These outdoor gardens are free admission, and touring around them will already take up your entire afternoon.

Address: 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953

Opening hours: 5am- 2am daily

3. Get a little artsy at Gillman Barracks

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Image: gillman (image credit: Gillman Barracks Facebook)

Gillman Barracks is popular for it’s artsy and hipster vibe, a laid-back spot to admire the exhibitions and tour around the quaint historical arena.

The compound is also home to quiet little nooks where you can take that artsy V-Day selfie together with your significant other, like this cute spot pictured above that is located near Block 22– don’t say we didn’t tell you!

Address: 9 Lock Rd, 108937

Opening hours:

Tues to Thurs, 12-7pm

Fri 11am- 9.15pm

Sat 12-7pm

Sun 11am- 6pm

4. Picnic at Fort Canning Park

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Image: fort canning (image credit: Your Singapore)

Have an old-school date at the historic Fort Canning Park, atop the iconic hill that witnessed many battles in the bygone years. Once the spot where palaces of 14th century Malay Kings were built, the park also served as the Headquarters of the Far East Command Centre and British Army Barracks.

Nowadays, it’s a great spot for running, hiking, going on picnics, and exploring the abandoned battle bunkers. There are plenty of scenic spots that provide breezy yet intimate locations for a date, though you may be interrupted by a squirrel or two!

Address: River Valley Rd, 179037

5. Go kite flying at Marina Barrage

valentine's day for free in singapore

Image: barrage (image credit: PUB)

Another breezy location for a date, Marina Barrage provides breathtaking views of the Marina Bay area, with open spaces where you can have a picnic and spend a relaxing afternoon together with your partner. Functioning as a dam that keeps the seawater out, the barrage also doubles as a chill-out spot for friends and couples alike.

Perhaps one of the best locations for kite-flying, head up to the Green Roof for a large stretch of open grass and lots of sea breeze that’ll get your kites going.

Address: 8 Marina Gardens Drive, 018951

6. Place your love locks at Clarke Quay

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Image: locks (image credit: boringsingapore)

Okay, you’ll need to bring your own lock for this if you don’t want to spend any money. (Otherwise, a 2 dollar one from Daiso would suffice.)

Nonetheless, this romantic tradition of love locks would be the perfect way to end the night. From Italy to Korea to France, love locks have been locked by many couples as a declaration of their love, so place your lock of love this Valentine’s Day!

Location: Near Clarke Quay Central at 6 Eu Tong Sen St.

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