Proposals. They’re nerve wrecking enough without having to worry about the where, when and how. And with SO MANY proposals that are so amazing and out of this world (spoil market!) , we’re not going to blame you if you’re clueless on where to propose! We asked a few Singaporean ladies where’s a great place to be proposed to, and they gave us a simple yet oddly complicated answer:
“What kind of girl is she?”
Simple enough right? Find out what she enjoys doing and you’ve pretty settled on where you’re going to propose! If you’ve still haven’t found THE perfect place to propose. Don’t worry! We complied a list of the most romantic places in Singapore to propose!
If She Likes Nature..
Henderson Wave used to be THE SPOT to go dating and hang out with friends way back in the mid 2000s. To get up to Henderson Wave used to be quite an adventure, you had to take public transport before taking quite a hike up to the structure.
At 36 meters above the ground, Henderson Waves bridge is the highest pedestrian bridge in Singapore. If your girlfriend is a fan of nature, bring her on the Southern Ridges Walk, a 5 kilometer hiking trail that takes you through Telok Blagah Hill Park and Mounth Faber.
Pack a picnic and sit down at the Henderson Waves right about sunset. You’ll be able to admire the setting sun against the backdrop of distant residential blocks, the perfect background for a romantic proposal.
Henderson Road, Southern Ridges, Bukit Merah, S159557
Contact: 800 471 7300
Also known as Bukit Batok Park, Little Guilin got its name due to its similarity to that of Guilin in China. What attracts locals all over Singapore to come here is the granite rock sitting within the lake (an anomaly in any other parks in Singapore). There are two shelters right across from the lake giving you a breathtaking view of the tranquil lake.
Bring your girlfriend here right after an early dinner, the fantastic view combined with the setting sun is the perfect backdrop for a proposal she won’t be able to refuse!
Bukit Batok Park
Bukit Batok East Avenue 2 and Bukit Batok East Avenue 6, S659761
Contact: 1800 471 7300
If You’re Planning To Propose After Dinner…
Dinner and proposals go hand in hand, how can she say ‘Yes!’ on an empty stomach? If you’re keen on proposing right after dinner (or even during dinner), head over to these places. You can grab dinner at the restaurants nearby and pop the question against the amazing backdrop!
A stone’s throw from Henderson Wave, Faber Peak is the highest point on Mount Faber. 100 meters above sea level, expect amazing views of the Singapore. What’s great about Faber Peak is you can walk around the area, take pictures on the Happy Steps and even ring the Bell of Happiness before settling down for dinner at Faber Bistro!
101 Mt Faber Road, S099201
Opening Hours: Mon – Thu: 4pm – 11pm; Fri – Sat: 4pm – 2am; Sun: 11am – 11pm
Contact: 6377 9688
Another old favourite amongst teens back in the mid 2000s. Offering views of Marina Bay and the city skyline, this outdoor space is a quiet getaway from the hustle and bustle downstairs. The roof terrace is landscaped with manicured lawns, benches and small shrubs and trees, so it’s a change of landscape from the modern architecture of CBD Singapore.
There are so many great restaurants around this area, including rooftop restaurant Orgo! So you don’t have to venture far after dinner before popping the question!
Another plus point, you can rent the roof terrance out! So if you’re looking to really wow your girlfriend/future fiancee, decorate the place up, grab some friends & family and make it a event she’ll never forget!
The Esplanade Co Ltd
1 Esplanade Drive, Singapore 038981
Contact: 6828 8377
Located in the very exclusive Sentosa Cove is Quayside Isle. It’s the only dining and retail destination that overlooks the luxury waterfront (check out all the yachts!). What’s great about Quayside Isle,is that its quieter than Marina At Keppel Bay, yet gives the same air of luxury! It’s also home to the lavish W Singapore, so you can grab dinner or drinks there before taking a leisurely walk along the waterfront.
Quayside Isle @ Sentosa Cove
31 Ocean Way, Sentosa Cove, S098375
Contact: 6887 3502
If She’s Into Art or Architecture…
If you’re a true blue Singaporean you would know that the National Gallery occupies two of Singapore’s landmarks; the Old Supreme Court and City Hall. The history of this building dates back to the 1920s where it was first named the Municipal Building.
The Supreme Court and the adjacent City Hall underwent a thorough restoration from 2012 until its grand opening in 2015.
If you’ve stepped into the National Gallery you would know that most if not all of the original architecture still remains. Let’s be honest, the art work pales in comparison to the grandeur of this national monument.
What’s great about the National Gallery is that the architecture and overall feel is dependent on which section of the National Gallery you’re at. The Ng Teng Fong Roof Garden Gallery, the Former Supreme Court Foyer and Inside the Rotunda are amazing places to propose!
1 St Andrew’s Road Singapore, #01-01, S178957
Opening Hours: Sun – Thu; 10am – 7pm; Fri – Sat: 10am – 10pm
Contact: 6690 9400
If You Have Some Money To Spend…
If you’re intending to splurge on the proposal and you’re seeking a place which is extra special, we’ve got you covered. Proposals are a once in a lifetime event, what better way to splurge on dinner then to have it amongst the stars!
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Launched by the same people behind Faber Peak, Sky Dining is once in a life time experience. The 2 hour cable car ride makes 3 rounds between Mount Faber, HarbourFront and Sentosa! Dinner starts from 6pm and will set you back about $300 for a 4-course meal.
Seeking something extra special? Go for the Floral Cabin, specially designed and decorated with flowers, the Floral Cabin will set you back almost $500.
But really,for the breathtaking view you’re going to experience, isn’t it worth it?
We recommend you book a few weeks in advance especially if you’re planning to propose on a special occasion such as Valentine’s Day.
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Standing at 165m (about the height of a 42 storey building!), the Singapore Flyer is one the largest Observation Wheels in the world. The Flyer was launched in 2008 and has been a feature in the city skyline since.
If you’ve ever been in on it and thought the capsule would be a romantic place to propose, you’re in luck! You can have dinner here! The Premium Sky Dining Flight comes with a 4-course meal ( you get to choose between Western, Chinese and Vegetarian), an in-flight host and of course the magnificent city skyline!
The Premium Sky Dining Flight will set you back a little under $300 and will last 2 rotations (1 hour). Unfortunately, you’ll have to share the capsule with several other couples!
If you’re keen on getting a private capsule, be prepared to drop $1,800! While the menu provided is similar to the one provided in Premium Sky Dining Flight, you do get a bottle of Premium Champagne and a bouquet of roses!
30 Raffles Avenue, S039803
Contact: 6333 3311
If You Have A LOT Of Money To Spend…
Rent A Private Yacht
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Love the ocean and looking for a proposal that will blow the socks off everyone (and your girlfriend of course)? Renting a private yacht might just be the perfect option for you. Pack a dinner and set sail on a private yacht! The great thing about chartering a private yacht is the amazing feeling of being alone together at sea. You just can’t beat the blue seas and bright blue sky if you’re looking for a romantic backdrop!
The great news? Singapore has quite a number of companies that rent out yachts and depending on the yacht you choose, how long you want to set sail and where you want to sail to (some are destination yachts and some stay within Singapore) prices can really vary.
If She’s A Really Private Person…
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If your soon to be fiancee is a really private person or if she prefers something more sentimental, try proposing at home! Now before you roll your eyes at how ‘lame’ this idea is, hear me out! Proposals are meant to be romantic and intimate, what better place to carry it out then in the privacy of your own home!
You can decorate the place however you deem fit; flowers, candles, cute pictures the works! If you’re unsure on what kind of theme to go for, Buzzfeed, Youtube and Pintrest are chock full of simple and classic ideas. Rope in family and friends to help out with the surprise!
If you want to propose privately away from family, opt for a hotel suite! Boutique hotels and big hotel chains like The Ritz Carlton offer proposal packages which will help you set up the room for a romantic and intimate proposal! If you happen to be Richie Rich or Bruce Wayne, why not splurge on Ritz Carlton’s Most Extravagant Wedding Proposal Package, set at a cool $19,999 this proposal is something most us can only dream about.
No matter where you propose or how much you spend on the proposal, just remember what really matters is your sincerity! Good luck!
(feature image: Jaime Delaine)