In our roundup of the best things to do as a couple in Singapore, we have included ideas for a fun-filled first date, as well as plenty of options for honeymooning couples who want some extra special treatment. Singapore has so many attractions to enjoy, it really is a great romantic destination.

    From the beaches of Sentosa to the manicured beauty of Marina Bay, the days of Singapore being just a shopping destination are long gone. To make things easier, you can book tours to many of these attractions and activities, most of them complete with transfers to and from your hotel.


    Indulgent Spa Experience

    An exclusive spa session is the classic romantic experience and, in Singapore, the quality of spas is pretty much the best you can get. Indulge your better half with a two-hour session that includes an aromatherapy experience, combining eastern and western massage techniques. Top-grade essential oils are worked into your skin, relieving tension and stress and encouraging relaxation with their lovely scents. Afterwards, you’ll get to enjoy a relaxing Onsen hot spring bath. Please note that Standard treatment rooms are single gender, but Couples’ rooms are available at an additional charge. Round trip transfers are included in the price, and there are four different start times to choose from for your convenience.

    This is a popular spot for loving couples to stroll arm in arm while immersing themselves in breathtaking architecture and serene natural surroundings, right in the urban heart of Singapore. After you're shuttled from your hotel to the entrance of the Gardens by the Bay's 249-acre (101 ha) grounds, enter the Flower Dome. This building's Mediterranean climate—cool and dry in contrast to Singapore's tropical temperatures—houses baobabs, succulents and desert plants from arid environments from all corners of the globe. Admire the innovative design of the Flower Dome, the Cloud Mountain and the Supertree Grove as you explore the nine zones of the Gardens by the Bay. There’s also a restaurant at the top of the tallest ‘tree’, where you can sample some excellent international cuisine, although this is not included in the tour price.

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    Night Safari

    For nature loving couples, Singapore’s world-first wildlife park for nocturnal animals is an unforgettable experience. Home to over 1,000 animals and 115 species, these night creatures go about their nightly activities, grazing, hunting and roaming about natural environments, all illuminated by moonlight. When you arrive, take a guided tour on the tram or walk along trails spanning seven geographical zones of the world, built to mirror the environments of the African savanna, Himalayan foothills, jungles of Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent. Stroll around the Leopard Trail and get up-close to gorgeous leopards, separated from these fierce felines by only a glass door. Visit the Fishing Cat Trail to see spotted fishing cats in action, then head to the Wallaby Trail to meet hopping marsupials in their walk-through habitat.

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    Private Cooking Class

    A private cooking class is a fun way to get your hands messy and work together to create some delicious local dishes – and enjoy the fruits of your labour at the end. This cooking class will introduce you to the unique cuisine of Singapore, called Peranakan cuisine, which is a combination of Chinese and Malay culture. You’ll learn how to make four dishes, such as beef rendang and Singaporean laksa, as well as a traditional Malay dessert to finish. Your teacher for the day is a famous author of cookbooks, so you can rest assured you’re in safe hands.


    Photography Shoot

    Capture your loving moments in Singapore by booking yourselves a private photography shoot with a professional cameraman. It’s best to arrange your photo shoot a few days before your session begins, chatting with your photographer about possible locations, landmarks and neighbourhoods that suit your interests.

    On the day of your shoot, meet up with your photographer, let them start setting up your first shots, and ask for tips on the best poses for you and your group, whether you're looking for a romantic picture with a loved one or a candid moment with your friends. After your session, check out your images in an online gallery, where you can order prints and share digital copies with friends and family.


    Cable Car Sky Dining

    You can combine a sky-high meal with a romantic ride on Singapore's Cable Car on this unique tour. Step into your very own private cabin and enjoy expansive views of the city as you share a delicious 4-course meal and spectacular city views. Your Sky Dining experience takes off from Faber Peak Singapore, located 328 feet (100 m) above the sea.

    Your memorable evening begins with a welcome drink and glamorous red-carpet express boarding. For the next 90 minutes, take in the night lights and splendour of Singapore's skyline, skimming slowly over the city between Mount Faber and Sentosa Island three times between appetizers and dessert.


    Explore Sentosa Island

    The great thing about Singapore is that it combines the convenience and culture of one of the world’s leading cities with a beautiful stretch of sandy coastline just 15 minutes from the CBD. Sentosa Island is the coastline in question, and on this full-day tour around the island you will get to see the highest observation deck in Singapore, take a panoramic journey on a cable car and, as a fun finale, take a fun luge ride. This tour of Sentosa takes around seven hours, starting from an early morning pick-up from your hotel.

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    Private Singapore City Tour

    If you’re looking to spend some quality time with just you and your loved one, this private tour with chauffeur is perfect. You will be picked up by an experienced driver, who will take you wherever you want to go. Alternatively, they will offer you a range of options for you to choose from so you can pick something that suits your mood.

    You might choose to see the legendary shopping district of Orchard, the vibrant streets of Little India or Chinatown, the cultural landmarks around the CBD or the fun attractions of Marina Bay. You can even choose the option of a personal guide, who will add some relevance to the sights you‘re seeing with historical facts and local anecdotes.

    Romantic dates don’t get more wondrous than a trip to one of Asia’s finest theme parks: Universal Studios Singapore. Located on Sentosa Island, 30 minutes from downtown Singapore, you will get to enjoy 20 thrilling rides across seven different worlds, and meet some famous movie characters such as Shrek, some pesky Minions and even Optimus Prime of Transformers fame. As part of Resorts World Sentosa, there’s loads of attractions to enjoy surrounding the theme park. Make sure you stay till the end of the evening because the fireworks show makes the perfect time for a first kiss.

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    Paul Smith | Compulsive Traveller

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