10 Affordable Dinner Date Spots In S’pore So You Can Treat Your Bae Without Going Broke

We’re all constantly on the lookout for affordable and romantic restaurants in Singapore. There are plenty of restaurant guides out there that offer you the most romantic restaurants with the best views of Singapore’s skyline – that is, if you are willing to spend an arm and a leg.

While we all know and anticipate discount deals, Chope now offers permanent discount deals which means extra savings on your meals all year round!

All of these are just one tap away via Chope’s app or on their Chope Deals page.

For couples who don’t want to go all crazy on champagne, caviar, and a lavish dinner, we’ve sussed out 10 dining options with up to 50% savings so you get to enjoy the sweet satisfaction of indulging your munchies anytime, all while doing your wallet a favour!

1. 63Celsius

Tucked away in a relatively quiet section in Paragon, among art galleries and high-end crystal boutiques, 63Celsius attracts loyal crowds for its mouthwatering fare and artisanal coffee.

The restaurant’s chic decor of copper and timber makes it stand out from the shops in Paragon. It is especially hard to miss the intricately designed wood ceiling which extends out of the eatery to connect to a bar in an open space outside.

Choose from their selection of almost-carnal indulgences: think Boneless American Black Angus Short Ribs, impossibly tender ribs served with piquant pico de gallo and fragrant with the complex spice mix of their house dry rub.

The pasta here is artisanal and they’re especially famous for their Lobster Pasta – half a lobster gracing a plate laden with a tangle of spaghetti, fresh San Marzano tomatoes, and garlic.

Pair all this with one of the wines in their comprehensive selection, then settle down to the only logical conclusion to the meal: a Chocolate Lava Tart, so blissfully self-explanatory.

Address: 290 Orchard Road, #04-09/K1, Paragon Shopping Centre, Singapore (238859)
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun: 9am – 11pm
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2. Hoshino Coffee (Capitol Piazza)

Tucked away in a secluded area of Capitol Piazza’s Basement 2, Hoshino Coffee is a serene place to enjoy a meal with your date.

This popular Japanese establishment is famous for their desserts and hand-drip coffee, but what remains relatively unknown to most people is that they serve a variety of Japanese-style cafe grub at very affordable prices.

Featuring a hearty brunch menu, you can expect their signature Japanese-style souffle pancakes and fluffy “omu” omelette alongside different kinds of breakfast meats – bacon, smoked salmon, and even slices of angus steak.

Come lunch hour, the kitchen trots out an array of Japanese-Western favourites: think pastas, savoury cheese-studded souffles, and omu rice in numerous shapes and forms.

End your meal with Hoshino’s famous hand-dripped coffee which uses the highest quality Arabica coffee beans that were selected by Hoshino’s in-house coffee blend specialist Master Kanno for the perfect Japanese cafe experience.

Hoshino (Capitol Piazza)
Address: 13 Stamford Road, #B2-55, Capitol Piazza, Singapore (178905)
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 11:30am – 10:30pm, Sat – Sun: 10:30am – 10:30pm
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3. El Mero Mero

El Mero Mero (which means ‘the go-to guy’ in Mexican lingo), will excite and delight diners with the very best in contemporary Mexican cuisine.

While most of us prefer the laid back feel of a Mexican establishment, it’s always good to have one nice, fancier option in your Mexican restaurant arsenal.

With an open-kitchen concept greeting diners looking to be seated indoors and a stunning terrace for those looking to soak in the sun, El Mero Mero’s got a little something for everyone.

They partnered with ComCrop, Singapore’s first rooftop garden, to grow fresh herbs and ingredients to use in their dishes. While this place isn’t your go-to to pig out and stuff yourself, the quality and execution of their small plates are pretty impressive.

El Mero Mero
Address: 30 Victoria Street, #01-20, CHIJMES, Singapore (187996)
Opening Hours: Sun – Thu: 12pm – 11pm, Fri – Sat, Eve of PH: 12pm-1am
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4. Haru

Haru is the brainchild of two food-mad brothers who’ve turned the historic site of the Old Badminton Hall at Guillemard Road into a little shrine to the humble rice bowl.

Inspired by Japanese and Korean flavours, they serve up some of the best grain bowls in town! At lunch time, this is a build-your-own rice bowl situation. Take your pick of multigrain rice, pearl rice, or soba, and pair it with your choice of Japanese or Korean style toppings like Bulgogi Ribeye, Salmon dressed with miso and sake with hearty vegetables.

As for dinner, they’re known for serving Chazuke, a type of Japanese tea-rice. The multigrain mixture is made up of 8 different types of nutritious grains such as rice crispies, barley and Chinese almonds.

The signature here is their Lobster Chazuke, which features air-flown bamboo lobster that’s lightly poached in dashi and served atop rice with kombu, tobiko, bamboo shoots, spring onions, and nori. Other chazuke options include the Mangalica Pork Chashu and the Smoked Chicken.

Address: 100 Guillemard Road, #01-06, Singapore (399718)
Opening Hours: Tue-Fri: 12-3pm, 6-10pm, Sat: 11am-3pm, 6-10pm, Sun: 9am-6pm, Closed Monday
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5. L’Entrecôte The Steak and Fries Bistro

L’Entrecôte’s classy white doors and red awning blends perfectly well into the cobblestoned nook of Duxton Hill. The decor beyond the entrance is redolent of the relaxed bistro culture that’s so common to the French city.

The Plat du Jour is right in the name of this bistro – Steak Frites. You can expect to indulge in succulent prime meat generously doused with a secret sauce with a side of fresh green salad and a heaping pile of crispy, golden fries.

Of course other bistro options such as Escargots de Bourgogne and Oven-baked Beef Marrow are on the menu, along with decadent desserts like the Vacherin du Bistrot (meringue, vanilla ice cream, and hot chocolate sauce).

This is one meal you definitely won’t forget. Bon appetit!

L’Entrecôte The Steak and Fries Bistro
Address: 36 Duxton Hill, Singapore (089614)
Opening Hours: Sun – Thu: 12pm – 10:30pm, Fri – Sat: 12-11pm
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6. Privé (CHIJMES)

Located in the heart of CHIJMES, Privé is a casual cafe and bar offering simple and approachable favourites from day to night and anytime in between.

Privé also has the unique advantage of having one of the largest and most inviting alfresco area in CHIJMES. Surrounded by greenery, diners can choose to bask in the sunshine under the cool shade or enjoy the starry sky when night falls as they savour their drinks and food.

The menu has brought along some of the most-loved dishes from Keppel Bay including all-day breakfasts, Fish and Chips, Wagyu Burgers and their delightful Sticky Date Pudding.

Added to the mix are stone-baked pizzas, pastas as well as local favourites like the Hainanese Chicken Rice and Traditional Curry Chicken.

Swing by for happy hour from 5 – 8pm daily and relax in the garden with an ice cold drink in hand!

Address: 30 Victoria Street, #01-33, CHIJMES, Singapore (187996)
Opening Hours: Mon-Thu: 11:30am-12am, Fri & Eve of PH: 11:30am-1am, Sat & PH: 10am-1am, Sun: 10am-12am
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7. Botanico at The Garage

Located at Singapore Botanic Gardens, Botanico at The Garage has clinched Instagram popularity due to the stunning ambience the restaurant offers while you’re dining amongst the greenery.

If you’re both busy working adults, this is the perfect place to unwind after an exhausting week at work. Plus, when you’re talking about such a beautiful and idyllic setting like the Singapore Botanic Gardens, how much better can it get right?

With chef Sujatha Asokan steering the kitchen, Botanico has taken on a bistro-style menu with contemporary European roots in technique, and with Asian inflections that pay homage to the Singaporean chef now at the helm as well to its setting.

Botanico’s Iberico Char Siew is a dish that is not to be missed – the top loin is smoked, chargrilled and accompanied by carrot ‘noodles’, carrot puree and honey pork jus that goes well with the 30 premium wine labels and signature botany-inspired tipples such as the Garage Gin’onic or the Thyme Lemonade.

Botanico at The Garage
Address: 50 Cluny Park Road, The Garage, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore (257488)
Opening Hours: Wed – Fri: 6-11:30pm, Sat – Sun: 11am-3pm, 6-11:30pm, Closed Monday & Tuesday
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8. Wild Honey

Featuring floor to ceiling windows, Wild Honey is reminiscent of Brooklyn Lofts and boasts a copper, steel & reclaimed wood bar with counter seating.

If you both love waking up for a good hearty breakfast, well, you’re in luck. Wild Honey passionately believes that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

They love breakfast food so much that they’ve decided to bring in as many kinds as possible from all over the world. 

All time favourite dishes such as The Norwegian, European, Canadian and Parisienne sit alongside new favourites such as The Greek, Brooklyn Double Pastrami burger, & the Turkish.

You can also get bespoke coffee blends by Common man Coffee Roasters and teas by TWG, hand crafted mocktails and cocktails including the favourite Mandarin Wilderness.

Wild Honey
Address: 6 Scotts Road, #03-02, Scotts Square, Singapore (228209)
Opening Hours: Sun – Thu: 9am-9pm, Fri-Sat & PH Eve: 9am – 10pm
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9. Wine & Chef

If you’re both wine aficionados, then Wine & Chef has got you covered. With over 140 exclusive bottles from from Italian boutique wineries, match any glass to the delicious culinary creations whipped up by the chef.

Unlike any typical Italian restaurants, Wine & Chef stands out by creatively cooking up a menu of Hokkien-inspired dishes that contain essence of Italian style, which appeals to local palates at prices that do not stress the wallets.

A must-try here is the Scallop Capellini, a dish of cold capellini topped with cured kelp, caviar, and scallops and splashed with soy truffle dressing.

End of your meal with the Salted Egg Cheesecake which brings together the best of east and west. This local take on the classic American dessert consists of a creamy mix of cheese and rich salted egg in a hand-pressed graham cracker crust.

Wine & Chef
Address: 7 Keong Saik Road, Singapore (089115)
Opening Hours: Mon – Sat: 12pm – 11pm, Closed Sunday
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10. Vatos Urban Tacos

Serving up Korean-Mexican fusion fare isn’t an easy feat but the folks over at Vatos Urban Tacos make it seem effortless.

A quick glance at their’ “Seoul-Mex” menu and you’ll know exactly what we mean. They dish out masterful fusion creations like the hefty Kimchi Galbi Grilled Cheese which comes with pieces of marinated Galbi short rib sandwiched between slices of sourdough bread.

Sounds simple? It’s anything but. Each bite is a veritable bomb of umami, with Mexican cheese and savoury fried kimchi lending their own punchy kick.

No visit is complete without going for a range of their popular tacos to go with one of Vatos’ signature margaritas, so be sure to order one (or two) before you head out!

Vatos Urban Tacos
Address: 36 Beach Road, #01-03, Singapore (189766)
Opening Hours: Mon: 5:30pm-11pm, Tue-Thu: 12pm-11pm, Fri-Sat: 12pm-12am, Sun: 12pm-11pm
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6 Places You Can Go When You’re Done With Dinner But You Still Want To Lepak

We’ve all been there. You and your friends just had a 2-hour long dinner to catch up but it’s still not enough. You leave the restaurant and now the whole group aimlessly drifts around the mall.

What you’re looking for, is a place to settle down so that you and your friends can carry on your conversation comfortably. Because window shopping gets boring after a while.

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So we’ve found 6 places for you and your friends to visit after dinner, if you’re craving for desserts or are just looking to drink.

Desserts And Drinks

1. 2am : dessertbar

If you’re craving for some artsy desserts, then 2am : dessertbar is the place for you. For the majority of us who can never seem to grasp the concept of modern art, we can focus on the taste of the desserts instead.

The thing about this dessert bar is that they actually recommend alcohol pairings with the dessert that you select. Desserts to try are the Cassis Plum ($24), Cacao Forest ($24), and the Tsujihei Green Tea Tart ($20).

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The dishes are all carefully plated and look like an abstract art piece that’s almost too pretty to eat. Almost.

Prices here are steep but great service, ambience and food makes the trip to Holland Village worth it.

2am : dessertbar
Address: 21a Lorong Liput, Holland Village, Singapore, 277733
Opening Hours: Tue – Fri: 3pm – 2am, Sat – Sun: 2pm – 2am, Mon: Closed
Contact no.: 6291 9727

2. PS.Cafe at Ann Siang Hill

PS.Cafe has many outlets all over Singapore but the Ann Siang Hill branch is the only one that opens till 1am on Friday and Saturday nights.

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Always a good place to hang out and chill, PS.Cafe serves a wide variety of drinks, from coffees and teas to juices and milkshakes. There’s also alcohol if you’re in the mood.

For dessert, order the Sticky Date Pudding ($15) which comes sitting in a pool of toffee sauce.

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You can thank us later.

PS.Cafe at Ann Siang Hill
Address: 45 Ann Siang Road, #02-02, Singapore, 069719
Opening Hours: Mon – Wed: 11.30am – 11pm, Thu: 11.30am – 12am, Fri: 11.30am – 1am, Sat: 9.30am – 1am, Sun: 9.30am – 11pm
Contact no.: 9797 0648

3. Cook & Brew

Cook & Brew is a gastro bar in Asia Square Tower 2 in the Marina Bay area.

With an exhaustive menu of wines, beers, cocktails and other spirits, Cook & Brew is the perfect place to chill if you’re in the area with a big group of friends.

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If you like bagpipes and kilts, then this Scottish bar is for you. Highlander Bar And Restaurant is located at Clarke Quay and it’s a great bar to hang out and watch the world go by, or enjoy live musical performances from their resident band, Stereofly.

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Also, it’s a Scottish bar so you never need to worry about a small drink menu. They have over 250 selections of whiskies for you to choose from. If whisky isn’t your thing, then try their micro-brewed beers.

The live band starts performing at 8.30pm daily. Bring your friends down to Highlander for a fun night!

Highlander Bar And Restaurant
Address: 3B River Valley Road, #01-11, Clarke Quay, Singapore, 179021
Opening Hours: Sun – Fri: 5pm – 3am, Sat: 5pm – 4am
Contact no.: 6235 9528
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The best part? It’s open 24 hours. Bring friends, come hungry.

Yong He Eating House
Address: 458 Geylang Road, Lorong 24A, Singapore, 389417
Opening Hours: Daily: 24 hours
Contact no.: 6745 5682

6. Mogambo Bar & Restaurant

Mogambo at Boat Quay is a bar that’s inspired by the Mogambo in Tokyo. The restaurant has 2 bars; an island-style bar and an outdoor bar for al fresco diners.

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The drinks menu is extensive, ranging from liqueurs to beers, spirits, shots and champagnes. There’s even a Mogambo bell that customers can ring for a round of shots.

Definitely a great place to hang out with a large group of friends. Just don’t drive after, okay?

Mogambo Bar & Restaurant
03 Canton Street, #01-01, Boat Quay, Singapore, 049745
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 11am – 3am, Sat: 5pm – 4am, Sun: Closed
Contact no.: 6438 9808
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From A Game Of Thrones Dinner To A Batman Exhibit, These 5 Events Will Have You Geeking Out

Comic-Con may not be here in Singapore, but that doesn’t mean that we have to live boring lives.

We found a few places and events for you to geek out at because let’s admit it, geek culture is the best culture.

So put on your superhero tees and let’s go!

1. Game Of Thrones-Themed Dinner

Who else thinks Season 8 of Game Of Thrones cannot come soon enough?

Since it’s going to be a while before we can get our hands on new episodes of the HBO series, here’s something to satiate your desire for all things GoT in the meantime.

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The Bay Hotel is presenting a halal buffet inspired by the fantasy series. Aptly called “The Feast Of Fire And Ice“, this buffet will fill you up on a spread fit for kings and queens, and a whole lot of geeky GoT references.

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Once dinner is done, head over to Bay Hotel’s rooftop bar, Propeller, and sip on Mother of Dragons champagne ($18), a drink containing dragon fruit balls (of course), that comes served with wisps of smoke.

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The buffet will be available from December 22 onwards, and is priced at $58 for lunch and $78 for dinner.

The Feast Of Fire And Ice
Rumah Rasa, Bay Hotel, 50 Telok Blangah Road, Harbourfront
Date: 22 Dec 2017
Opening Hours: Daily, 12pm – 10.30pm
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The Knightcrawler is a monster of a tank owned by Bruce Wayne, that debuted in the Justice League movie. The current replica at Vivocity, stands at an impressive 3.4m tall and 14m wide and is exclusively displayed in Singapore.

The replica took a year to conceptualise and 36 hours to assemble on-site at VivoCity’s Atrium.

From now till 3 December, just present a receipt of any purchase at the Justice League roadshow, or a minimum $30 receipt from any outlet in VivoCity for an up-close and personal photo opportunity with the multi-terrain tank.

There will also be life-sized figures of the Justice League characters, an interactive photo booth, and an extensive range of Justice League movie merchandise.

Venue: VivoCity, 1 Harbourfront Walk, Singapore, 098585
Date: 14 Nov – 3 Dec 2017
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Open the Grab app, choose your side (The Resistance or The First Order), and the app will be re-skinned for 5 weeks. The Grab cars on the map will be changed to look like TIE fighters or A-Wing Fighter Jets, depending on the side you choose.

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So hurry pick your side and start riding with Grab today!

4. Superhero-themed Cyclothon

Happening on 18 – 19 November, OCBC Cycle 2017 has 3 riding categories, but one of them is particularly interesting.

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Specifically, The Straits Times Ride. This Superhero-themed 23km ride encourages cyclists to dress up as their favourite DC or Marvel heroes and heroines!

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Nobody wants to see capes getting caught in wheels.

What’s more, the rider with the best superhero costume gets to walk away with the Casio EXILIM EX-FR100 Action Cam (worth $629)!

So gather your friends and family and assemble your own superhero squad for this 23km ride that takes you past scenic landmarks and views of the Singapore city skyline!

Sweat it out, hero-style at OCBC Cycle 2017. You can register for your spot in the ride here!

OCBC Cycle 2017
Venue: Singapore Sports Hub
Date: 18 – 19 Nov

5. Stranger Things-esque Arcade Bar

If you watch Stranger Things, then this new bar at Clarke Quay might remind of you a certain arcade in Hawkins.

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Opened on 15 November, Level Up is a bar with vibrant mood lighting, that combines retro arcade games and drinking games with live entertainment from local musicians.

Located at Clarke Quay, this arcade bar might not have Dragon’s Lair or Dig Dug, but you’ll still be able to find many classic retro arcade games.

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(Header Image Source: Andsoforth’s Unique Dining Experience Serves Up Dinner With A Side Of Theatre

Bored of cafes and hawker food?

Here’s one for those who love the mystery of surprise!

Andsoforth, who previously brought us The Experiment, The Hideaway and The Heist, are up to more eccentric fun! The Imaginarium of David is their latest creation where they take dining literally out-of-this-world into realms that we could previously only dream about.

The Imaginarium of David takes inspiration in from the Biblical story of David and Goliath. If you’re not familiar with the story; a young David duels and bests a giant, Goliath, despite being at a huge disadvantage.


Andsoforth reinterprets David and Goliath in a modern setting – or more specifically, a disco setting. Disco David brings you into his psychedelic world to meet his eccentric friends: a Shaolin Lifeguard, the Swan Ballerinas, The Cunning Cabaret, and B-boy Goliath. Make friends with the mystical characters in a secret disco!

Be sure to go with an empty stomach as the night will culminate in a four-course meal served in the most conspicuous way possible. Psst, we also heard that there will be a sneaky cocktail as well!

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Get ready to be immersed in a virtual world like no other. The venue will not be disclosed until the day of the performance itself, so keep a tight leash on your phone so as to not miss out on the details.

Here’s what went down at their last themed show, Dinner in Wonderland:


Once it’s over, you will never get a chance to experience it again! Tickets cost $98 for Friday shows, and $108 for Saturday shows. Head to the Andsoforth website for more details!

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The Most Romantic Dinner + Night Stroll Places In Singapore For A Lovey-Dovey V Day

The most romantic day of the year is upon us! Whether you’re looking to seal the deal, pop the question, or simply treat your special someone to an unforgettable day or night out, where you do it is often as important as the act itself.

Luckily for you, we’ve rounded up 8 of the most romantic locations you can find in Singapore, from the loveliest dinner environments to the most peaceful spots for a post dinner walk.

It’ll be a memorable Valentine’s Day to be etched in your hearts forever.


1. The Disgruntled Brasserie

Twin to The Disgruntled Chef, The Disgruntled Brasserie boasts the original restaurant’s cosy plantation theme.

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Dark greens, hand crafted mirrors, and leather seats come together for a intimate setting.  Its relaxed take on the usual stuffy fine dining allows for a night of open conversation.

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Specially for this Valentine’s Day, The Disgruntled Brasserie is introducing a 6-course Valentine’s Day Set Menu for two–perfect for indulging your loved one this season.

The Disgruntled Brasserie’s Valentine’s Day Set
Venue: The Disgruntled Brasserie’s, 28 Ann Siang Road, Singapore 069708​
Dates: 10 – 13 February 2017 (Both a la carte and set menu available) & 14 February 2017 (Only set menu available at 2 seatings: 5.30pm to 8.15pm OR 8.30pm to 10.30pm)
Price: $88++ per person (inclusive of a glass of Laurent Perrier Brut NV)
Reservations: (65) 6808​ ​2184
2. Tippling Club

Embark on a romantic journey specially made for two tastebuds, with Tippling Club’s eight splendid courses.

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Set to impress, the Valentine’s Day menu celebrates the bar’s highlights such as Razor Clams steeped in a purple garlic soup and a Foie Gras layered in textures of peach and gold.

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Each dish is adorned with exquisite ingredients sourced exclusively to pamper your loved one.

What better place worthier of your love than this world class bar? After all, Tippling Club’s award winning cuisines and cocktails pair almost as well as you two do.

Tippling Club’s Valentine’s Day Dinner
Venue: Tippling Club, 38 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088461
Date: Tuesday, 14 February 2017
Price: S$340++ per pax for an eight-course dinner
Reservations: (65) 6475 2217
[email protected]
3. Open Door Policy

Open Door Policy puts the ‘heart’ in ‘hearty’ this Valentine’s Day, with a fanfare of cheekily named gluten and dairy free selections, on it’s special menu for the season!

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With dishes like Be Yours First (a medley of warm beetroot, scallop and black oyster), Touch My Sweet ‘Pot (a tummy warming sweet potato soup served with home planted greens), it’s only certain that you’ll win the heart of your one and only more than ever.

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Cool and welcoming, the mix of brick and wood panelling in Open Door Policy gives it a down to earth feel–perfect for honest heart to heart conversation.

Open Door Policy Valentine’s Menu
Venue: Open Door Policy, 19 Yong Siak Street, Singapore 168650
Date: Monday, 13 February 2017 and Tuesday, 14 February 2017
Price: S$80++ per pax; S$148++ per couple
Reservations: (65) 6221 9307
Enquiries: [email protected]

4. Open Farm Community

Paint the perfect backdrop for a romantic night out with lush greenery under a blanket of stars at Open Farm Community.

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The chief chefs forage its edible garden for a farm fresh selection of herbs, fruits and vegetables that make their way into delectable dishes. It’s all both nourishing, and a visual feast.

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Whet your appetite with the smoked citrus cured salmon carpaccio or heirloom tomato salad for the appetizer. Delve into the sumptuous mains of vanilla parsnip risotto or roasted spanish mackerel.

Lastly, let the dessert, black forest with cherry sorbet, be the cherry on top of your perfect date night.

Open Farm Community Valentine’s Day Dinner
Venue: Open Farm Community, 130E Minden Road, Singapore 248819
Date: Tuesday, 14 February 2017
Price: S$80++ per pax for a three-course dinner; S$128++ per pax for a five-course tasting menu
Reservations: (65) 6471 0306
Enquiries: [email protected]
Post-Dinner Walk

1. Singapore Botanic Gardens

Travel back in time and go on a romantic stroll at the Botanic Gardens, which could very well be Singapore’s first ever date spot.

The various nooks and crannies of the park, shrouded by leafy greens and splashes of pretty flowers, offer the perfect backdrop for a secluded V-day rendezvous.

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Some of the most picturesque spots include the Swan Lake Gazebo, the majestic Burmese Banyan tree, and the Bandstand.

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The various food spots in the Gardens–Food For Thought, Blue Bali, Casa Verde and more–are also offering special V-day treats.

Newly-opened The Garage, is also offering a Valentine’s Day Picnic Basket for those looking for a laid-back, nature-filled date.

Singapore Botanic Gardens
Venue: Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road Singapore 259569
Open: 5am to 12am daily
Tel: 6465 0196
Email: [email protected]

2. Henderson Waves

Take your date to new heights with a trek along along the highest pedestrian bridge in Singapore, the Henderson Waves.

The glowing lights and cosy little alcoves make this gorgeous bridge, cutting across Telok Blangah Hill Park and Mt Faber Park, a pretty sweet spot for a stroll at dusk.

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Enjoy a stunning, bird’s eye view of the the sun setting on the island behind your loved one. For the shutterbugs and nature lovers, keep walking along the Southern Ridges to the Forest Walk and Canopy Walk, to capture the beauty of wild flowers and fauna.

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Feel on top of the world with your other half at this relaxing date spot, a romantic and tranquil getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Henderson Waves Bridge
Address: Henderson Road, Mount Faber Park, 099203
Open: Daily, 24 hours

3. Changi Point Coastal Walk

Chalets and nasi lemak aside, Changi has a beautiful boardwalk most of us aren’t aware of, the Changi Point Coastal Walk.

Nestled at the western end of Changi Point, this quiet two kilometres stretch will take you lovebirds through lush stretches of flora and fauna, and the picture perfect Changi Beach.

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Chill in the cool ocean breeze as you take your romantic over-water stroll, for a dream beach vacation without having to leave our shores.

Earlybirds can catch the sunrise near the start of Boardwalk at Beach Walk, or enjoy the sunset near the end at Sunset Walk.

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You’ll be sure to capture not only the panoramic views all the way to Pulau Ubin, but more importantly, your lover’s heart.

Changi Point Coastal Walk
Address: 6 Changi Village Rd, Singapore 509907
Open: Daily, 24 hours

4. Marina Bay Sands Skypark

Want to truly indulge your partner this Valentine’s Day? Your dream escape awaits at Marina Bay Sands, perhaps Singapore’s most iconic hotel.

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Clink champagne glasses and drink in the beauty of the whole city, or stretch out to sunbathe on a soft poolside lounger.

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Even if you haven’t booked a room, you can still gain access to all the luxurious facilities (except the infinity pool). The Skypark offers various chances for you and your loved one to share cuisines, drinks and make memories against a stunning backdrop of city lights and skyscrapers–all 57 storeys high.

Marina Bay Sands Skypark
Address: 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956
Open: Daily, 9.30am to 7pm
Tel: 6688 8888 (Hotel Reservations) 6688 8826 (Entertainment Ticketing)
Feeling inspired yet? Grab your loved one and head to these sweet spots to stroll, dine and make memories this Valentine’s Day!

Treat them to a lovely dinner, before a quiet evening walk against the setting sun, at any of these romantic places. We promise the experiences you share here will leave you with butterflies in your stomach, in more ways than one.

Also, read 8 Awesome Valentine’s Day Dinner And Gift Ideas For A Truly Special Date

8 Unusual V-Day Dinner Ideas For A Far From Basic Valentine’s Day

When we think about the Valentine’s Day dinner, what comes to mind is often a proper fancy restaurant, where you both gaze into each other’s eyes over candlelight.

Yawn. We say, skip the boring candlelit dinner this V-day and try something more, dare we say, unusual together.

From secret locations to dining in pitch darkness, we conclude that the stranger the experience, the more you’ll remember it. It’ll be the something special only shared between the two of you.

Here are 8 unusual V-day dinner ideas, for a far from basic V-day that you won’t forget for a long time to come!

1. AndSoForth

We bet you’ve never even heard of this one.

The first of its kind in Singapore, the elusive AndSoForth is a series of novelty pop-up restaurants that disappear and reappear in mysterious locations on selected dates.

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Neither of you will have to plan any surprises here, there’ll be many in store for you. You won’t even know the meeting location until the day of the feast itself, with strategic clues sent over text to lead you to the final venue.

The running theme is ‘Dinner in Wonderland’, so expect a theatrical feast madder than ever, with a solid 4 course dinner immersed around stories and drama. Shh, it’ll be one more secret kept between the two of you.

And So Forth
Address: Who knows?
Tel: 9129 7845
Email: [email protected]

2. Nox – Dine In The Dark

Hold on tight to your date. At Nox – Dine In The Dark, you’ll both plunge into an intriguing new world of mystery, sensation, and darkness.

Take a culinary journey through taste, smell, touch and sound–all in pitch black darkness.

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Here, blind and visually impaired individuals are specially trained to guide and serve you.

Have a dinner without distractions in this unique mind-altering sensory experience.

It’s also perfect if you’re trying to keep your relationship on the down low, for now.

Nox Dine In The Dark
Where: 269 Beach Road Singapore 199546
Open: Mon-Fri 6pm to late; Sat 5pm to late; Sun 5pm to 11pm
Tel: 6298 0708
Email: [email protected]

3. The Screening Room

The standard Valentine’s Day dinner and movie plan takes on a new meaning at The Screening Room.

This swanky yet comfy boutique film cinema is a dream come true for the film loving couple, who can savour delicious bites while getting their celluloid fix.

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This intimate screening room features a calendar of exciting films: from timeless classics, to great new indie releases, to thought-provoking independent or foreign films.

Post 10pm, the cinema transforms into a chic Champagne Lounge where you and your date can kick back on a cosy sofa with bubbly or tapas in hand.

Unwind, by luxuriating in groovy beats and savouring bespoke cocktails, and escape reality with your beloved for the night.

The Screening Room
Where: 12 Ann Siang Rd #03-00, Singapore 069692
Open: Mon-Thurs 6pm to 2pm; Fri 6pm to 3am; Sat 6pm to 4am
Tel: 6532 3357
Email: [email protected]

4. Hai Bin Prawning & BBQ

Fish for prawns (and compliments) with your date any time of the night at Hai Bin Prawning! You’ll have to work for your dinner here.

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From patiently waiting for a prawn to take the bait, to struggling to rein it up without it escaping, to cooking it yourself on the fire, it’ll surely be a deep bonding experience for you two.

Hai Bin prides their freshwater prawns sourced from Thailand for being extra fresh. They also provide BBQ pits, fire-starters, charcoal and everything else you need to grill and savour your fresh catch, with your catch.

Hai Bin Prawning & BBQ
Open: Daily, 24 hours
Punggol: 6 Tebing Lane #01-04, Singapore 828835
Tel: 6447 8693

Sembawang​: HomeTeamNS @ Sembawang, 301 Canberra Road #01-08, Singapore 759774
Tel: 6261 7226
Open: Daily, 24 hours

5. Selfie Coffee

Maybe coffee for dinner sounds strange, but that’s far from being the strangest thing about this place.

At Selfie Coffee, you and your partner can do exactly what the name suggests–drink off your own faces printed on the foam atop your latte.

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Choose how you want the coffee taste, from their Signature coffee, salted caramel, mocha, matcha, Horlicks and many more. They do serve proper meals too, like sandwiches, pies, and even prata.

While waiting, you two can doodle and write mushy love notes on the tables with whiteboard marker pens.

Take your relationship to the next level by drinking each other’s faces off the coffee too, if that floats your boat.

Selfie Coffee
Where: 11 Haji Lane Singapore 189204
Open: Sun-Mon 11am to 10pm
Tel: 6341 7213
Email: [email protected]
The history nerd couple will have a whale of a time here, drifting back in time with Singapore’s history. 1942 boasts that its Singapore’s only private war themed museum restaurant.

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With bunkers, machine guns, nuclear warheads and the lot, this quirky establishment brings you and your beloved back in time to the period of the Japanese occupation.

Their delicious set menus will fulfil your cravings, and this place is sure to leave a statement in your relationship’s history books.

1942 Alfresco @ Changi
Where: 30 Cosford Rd, Singapore 499550
Open: Wed-Mon 11am to 12am
Tel: 6542 4492
Email: [email protected]

7. The Black Swan

Fancy a different kind of history? Wonderfully handsome The Black Swan will take you and your beloved back to the swinging age of The Great Gatsby.

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This elaborately themed restaurant is all played up by a dreamy central bar, waist-coated bar staff, striking geometric patterns on the columns, and black marble-top tables.

Their Valentine’s Day menu includes Seasonal Oysters, and Black Onyx T-bone that you can enjoy to live music in alfresco dining.

The Black Swan
Where: 19 Cecil Street Singapore 049704
Open: Mon 11.30am to 11pm, Tues-Thurs 11.30am to 12am, Fri 11.30am to 1am, Sat 5pm to 1am
Tel: 6438 3757
Email: [email protected]

8. Ocean Restaurant by Cat Cora

If either of you is a marine animal lover, this one’s for you–or not.

At Ocean Restaurant by Cat Cora, you and your date will be surrounded by the underwater creatures of the S.E.A. Aquarium, all while feasting on their kin.

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Shrouded in a romantic blue glow, enjoy Iron Chef Cat Cora’s light and healthy dishes, such as smoked eel and 42°C sous vide salmon.

Its full-length glass panels allow you to marvel at over 100,000 magnificent marine animals for a truly memorable dining experience.

Ocean Restaurant by Cat Cora
Where: 22 Sentosa Gateway, S.E.A. Aquarium, #B1-455 & 456, S.E.A. Aquarium, 098136
Open: Daily 11.30am to 2.30pm
Tel: 6577 6688
Email: [email protected]
Ready to take your dinner plans to the next level? Book your Valentine’s Day date night at any of these out-of-the-box places, and be prepared to expect the unexpected.

You’ll be able to enjoy each other’s familiar company, while diving into something entirely new together.

After all, the best memories come from the craziest experiences, right?

Also, read 10 Gorgeous Valentine’s Day Flowers That Every Girl Secretly Wants

12 Valentine’s Day Date Experiences That Don’t Involve Dinners And Movies

Don’t get us wrong, the dinner and movie date will always be a classic. But if you’ve been together for a while now, you must be a little bored by this date combination.

This special occasion, Valentine’s Day, is when couples should spend time together doing something more memorable. Shake things up by taking your pick amongst these fun, relaxing and romantic activities guaranteed to give both of you quality time. You’ll make memories to keep for a lifetime.

Make this Valentine’s Day an extra special one, with these 12 date experiences you won’t forget!

1. Live Music at the Botanic Gardens

If the standard picnic isn’t quite special enough for you, try one where you and your date are serenaded by incredible live music, against the backdrop of a moonlit sky.

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The Singapore Botanic Gardens Bandstand will be showcasing a series of melodic live acts the weekend before Valentine’s Day. So grab your sweetheart and a picnic mat for two unforgettable nights of soul soothing indie pop in the middle of a natural scenic setting.

What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than with good music, lush greenery and a sky full of stars? Head down with your loved one early enough to grab a good spot and catch the sunset together before a relaxing night.

Valentine’s Day 2017 @ Botanic Gardens
Where: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Bandstand
Date: 10-12 Feb 2017
Time: 6pm to 10pm
Price: Free

2. Marina Bay Sands Light & Water Show

If you haven’t seen the Wonder Full Light and Water Spectacular at Marina Bay Sands yet, this is something uniquely Singaporean that you and your loved one have to experience together at least once. This is one majestic water-fire-light show that’ll take your breath away.

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The show begins with a single drop of water, signifying the beginning of life, and matures into a vibrant extravaganza–so much like your ever growing love. Fall in love again amidst the amazing convergence of light, music and sound, with the stunning cityscape of Singapore lit up in the backdrop.

If you’re enjoying a post dinner stroll along the Marina Bay, be sure not to miss this majestic show that will add that spark to complete your romantic and breezy evening at the waterfront.

Wonder Full Light and Water Show
Where: Marina Bay Sands Event Plaza at the Promenade
When: Sunday-Thursday 8pm, 9:30pm; Friday-Saturday: 8pm, 9:30pm, 11pm
Price: Free
Tel: 6688 8868
Don’t just promise your beloved the moon and the stars–show it to them! If there’s a most stereotypical romantic nighttime date, stargazing has to be it. And yes, you can do that right here in Singapore.

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For one night each week, the Science Centre Observatory offers free star-gazing sessions. Peer at the surrounding constellations in both the northern and southern celestial hemispheres through their super telescopes, and perhaps catch a meteoroid shower while you are it. Andromeda is also a lesser-known observatory where you catch glimpses of star clusters in the Andromeda Galaxy.

For a little more privacy, you can also try West Coast Park, Fort Canning Hill, (or any secluded spot far from the city lights, really!) in the evenings to immerse yourselves in the celestial spectacle.

Science Centre Observatory
Where: Singapore Science Centre Omnitheatre, 21 Jurong Town Hall Road
When: Every Friday, 7.30pm to 10pm
Price: Free

Andromeda Observatory
Where: Woodlands Galaxy Community Club, 31 Woodlands Avenue 6
When: Every Friday and Saturday, 7.30PM-9.30PM
Price: $1 per visit

4. Couple Spa

Noticed that work has been taking a toll on your loved one? Stress can take away the sweet moments you’re supposed to be spending together, so take this Valentine’s Day to relax and pamper yourselves at with a couple spa package!

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We recommend Auriga Spa specially for this V-day. Chill in one of its four couple spa suites that come with their private garden. Their PS I Love You head-to-toe treatment starts with a relaxing foot massage with rose scrub, followed by a indulgent full body massage.

A candlelit bath–yes, with rose petals and the lot–and two glasses of champagne round off your intimate session.

Auriga Spa
Address: Capella Singapore, 1 The Knolls, Singapore 098297
Open: Daily 10am-10pm
Tel: 6591 5023
Price: PS I Love You Treatment $688 for two/165 minutes

Also, read Nothing Above $60 – Indulge In An Affordable Full Body Massage

5. Perfume Workshop

Embrace your chance to create a custom fragrance with your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day. At Je T’aime Perfumery’s couples perfume workshop, you’ll be able to design the perfect blend of unique ingredients based on you and your partner’s traits and preferences.

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For starters, you’ll be given a perfume personality questionnaire. Shake things up by filling it in for each other, and you may be surprised by the results! You can then use that as a guide to match the oils in olfactory families and create the formula for a signature scent only you two will have. #couplegoals

Je T’aime Couples Perfume Workshop
Where: 90 Good Man Road, Block O, #01-57 Singapore 439053
When: Monday & Tuesday 10am to 4pm; Wednesday-Sunday 10am to 8pm
Price: $250
Tel: (65) 91814871
Email: [email protected]

6. Island Hopping

Thinking of a short getaway with your sweetie?

Spend the day on one of Singapore’s scenic Southern islands, or explore the lot of them! Singapore Island Cruises runs daily ferrying services to Singapore’s many secretive islands off the coast.

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Kusu Island boasts Malay shrines, a Chinese temple, tortoises and beautiful beaches, while Sisters’ Island allows for camping and snorkeling. St. John’s Island has great trekking, swimming and fishing, while Lazarus Island is perfect for suntanning and picnicking.

No matter where you go, you’re bound to feel like you’re on vacation.

Try island hopping to create an exclusive and memorable Valentine’s Day for you and your beloved!

Singapore Island Cruise
Where: #01-04 Marina South Pier, 31 Marina Coastal Drive, Singapore 018988
When: See site for individual ferry schedules
Price: $18 per two-way ticket
Tel: 6534 9339
Here Are 6 Singapore Offshore Islands You Can Visit To Get Away From The Crowd!

7. Say It With Love

Celebrate Cupid’s season with your loved one by heading down to The Meadow at Gardens by the Bay for Say it with Love–an assortment of activities to enjoy with your partner, and even friends and family.

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Create a field aglow with dreams by penning your wishes for each other on a glow-in-the-dark windmill to plant on an expanse of green.

You can also art jam with artists from Band of Doodlers, buy a unique handcrafted item for a good cause, or create a gift for that special someone at fun workshops. The highlights of the event are the cosy evening picnic and movie under the stars.

Pack your own picnic or get a couple’s picnic bag ($60-$65), which comes with a mat, snacks and a choice of either wine, a platter of finger food or a box of sandwiches.

Say It With Love
Venue: The Meadows, Gardens By The Bay
Address: 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953
When: Friday 24 Feb 2017  Saturday 25 Feb 2017
Price: Free

8. Dance Classes

Venture out of your comfort zone and learn something new together this Valentine’s Day by signing up for a couple dance class! John & Josephine Dance Creative offers Latin, Waltz, Cha Cha and many other styles for you to Tango the night away.

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Partner dances are beautiful, intimate, and require much communication and coordination. That should pretty much strengthen your relationship, and we promise that you will have a ball of a time!

Ballroom dancing may be a good one to start with, since you’ll have to learn to do it at your wedding anyway. Hint hint.

John & Josephine Dance Creative
Where: John & Josephine Dance Creative, 1 Sophia Road, #06-27/28, Peace Centre, Singapore 228149
Open: Monday-Friday 12 noon to 10pm, Saturday-Sunday 12 noon to 6pm
Price: $100 per Lesson (per couple), $350 for 4 Lessons
Tel: 6334 6230
Email: [email protected]

9. Pasta Making Workshop

The couple that cooks together, stays together.

That’s why Plentyfull has put together a pasta-making workshop specially for the month of February. You and your partner will follow Head Chef Victor Loy in learning how to make gnocchi from scratch!

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Each of the three workshops showcases something different: Russet Potato Gnocchi with Mushroom & Spinach (14 Feb), Pumpkin Gnocchi with Kale & Pecorino (21 Feb), and Gratinated Gluten Free Gnocchi with Anchovies & Capers (28 Feb).

Drop by to pick up a new recipe for a hearty, wholesome, home-cooked meal you can make together for dinner!

Plentyfull Pasta Making Workshop
Where: 9 Raffles Boulevard, #01-79/80 Millenia Walk, Singapore 039596
When: 14, 21 & 28 February 2017
Price: $38 per person
Tel: 6493 2997
Email: [email protected]

10. Walk in Nature

With so many green spaces in Singapore, a leisurely stroll amongst our ample greenery makes for a great date idea. You can share a peaceful day in your own world, traipsing through leafy shrubs under the shade of the towering trees.

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Take your pick from the many walking guides provided by NParks.

Take your love to new heights at the MacRitchie TreeTop Walk, relive history amongst the Changi Heritage Trees or Fort Canning Park, or go completely off the beaten track at Pulau Ubin.

Hike hand in hand through these walking trails and reconnect in the wilderness this Valentine’s Day!

NParks Walking Guides

11. Cosmic Bowling

Remember the good old days dating at the bowling alley? How about some late night, glow-in-the-dark bowling this Valentine’s Day?

It’s as cool as it sounds. Luminous balls and pins, blasting dance music and disco lighting will surely make for a date night to remember.

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Choose amongst Rock, Retro, Kpop and R&B themes on separate nights, and head to your favourite. Get pumped up be prepared to bowl your partner over with your moves both on the alley and the dance floor!

Orchid Bowl Cosmic Bowling
SAFRA Yishun,  60 Yishun Avenue 4 Singapore 769027
The Chevrons, 48 Boon Lay Way, Singapore 609961
E!hub, Downtown East, 1 Pasir Ris Cl, Singapore 519599
When: Saturdays; individual dates listed on website
Price: $24.50 (SAFRA members), $30 (non-members)
Tel: 6752 6219
Email: [email protected]

12. AcroYoga Classes

Yes, you too can be one of those cool couples on Instagram who are always trying fun new things.

This Valentine’s Day, take an Acroyoga class with your loved one! The dynamic aerial postures not only increase core strength and flexibility, but more importantly unites your mind, body and spirit.

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This zen sport calms you down, reduces stress and anxiety, and puts you in a better mood. Partner yoga in particular deepens the practice by including your lover in postures where breathing and moving together is key.

At the end of it, expect improved levels of communication, deeper expressions of postures and higher levels of trust.

Acroyoga Jam Singapore
Where: Raffles Place on the outdoor grass lawn in front of The Providore, Raffles MRT
When: Every Thursday 8pm to 10pm, Sunday 4pm to 6pm

Shelve your dinner and movie plans, have them another day instead. This Valentine’s Day, we’ve suggested special date night (and day) plans for you already.

Take this chance to spend some good old quality time bonding with your special someone, with some of these memorable activities you can experience as a couple. All you’ve got to do is grab your sweetheart and head to these romantic events happening all throughout the sweetest month of the year!

Also, read 8 Awesome Valentine’s Day Dinner And Gift Ideas For A Truly Special Date

8 Awesome Valentine’s Day Dinner And Gift Ideas For A Truly Special Date

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and with it comes another opportunity to appreciate our partners—after all, we can never do it enough. It’s a time to celebrate love, to forgive past quarrels, to thank, and to simply enjoy the presence of one another.

Every couple has their own Valentine’s day traditions. Some of us like to pamper our partners’ with a fancy meal, some of us like to exchange gifts, and for some of us, it’s just another day—aside from the fact that there are loving couples everywhere you look.

If you’re still at a loss as to what to do with your special guy or girl this Valentine’s day, here are some places you can consider for your dining, outfit and gifting needs!

1. Romantic Dinner

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Guys, if you want to look sharp on V-Day, why not make a stop at T.M.Lewin. With sales of up to 70% off, you might as well get your Chinese New Year shopping done there too!

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And ladies, we haven’t missed you out. Wang Edition is having a massive price slash on its clothing as well, so you’re sure to walk away with a stylish ensemble yourself!

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Remember, at the end of the day, Valentine’s day is about spending time with the one you love. Whether you go to a fancy restaurant or just want to take a walk down the festively dressed Orchard Road, what makes the occasion special is the company of each other.

So, don’t stress over where to eat, what to wear, and what to give the guy or girl you love. As long as it comes straight from your heart, your partner is sure to appreciate it!

This season, Orchard Central wants to treat all its shoppers (single or attached) to some amazing giveaways!

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Please visit Best Brunch Spots In Singapore For The Non-Early Risers

These Restaurants Are Ditching Their Reunion Dinners So You Can Order From Them This CNY!

There’s nothing more important than food during Chinese New Year.

For the lucky ones with a whole family of masterchefs, reunion dinners and visitations are filled with kitchen-fulls of dishes, and table-fulls of homemade pineapple tarts and the like.

But what about those of us who aren’t as lucky? Or those of us who could potentially burn down our kitchen by simply boiling a pot of water?

Well, UberEATS wants to come to the rescue with their list of restaurants (both Chinese and non-Chinese) open during the weekend to whet your appetite and satisfy your hunger!

Chinese Restaurants Opened On CNY (28-29 Jan)

For those without a chef to tank all the visitors’ hungry stomachs, the team at UberEATS has come up with a list of some of their favourite Chinese restaurants:

Lao Jiang Superior Soup (Bukit Timah)

Specialities: Malaysian soup dishes such as the Ipoh Hor Fun Superior Soup and the signature Red Grouper Soup.

Opening Hours: 11 AM to 10 PM, 28th and 29th Jan 2017

Indocafe The White House

Specialities: A Lunar New Year set menu, and the Fortune Set which has classic dishes like Yu Sheng and ee fu noodles.

Opening Hours: 12 PM to 10:30 PM, 28th and 29th Jan 2017

Five Loaves Two Fish

Specialities: Their well-known MSG-free collagen fish soup, and tze char dishes.

Opening Hours: 11 AM to 11 PM, 27th to 29th Jan 2017

Tong Fu Ju Sichuan Restaurant

Specialities: Sichuan-style dishes with a speciality in seafood dishes. Popular options include kung pao chicken and charcoal grilled fish.

Opening Hours: 11:30 AM to 10:30 AM, 27th to 29th Jan 2017

5 Star Hainanese Kampung Chicken Rice

Specialities: Their famous chicken rice topped with free-range chicken, which is a healthier option of the meat.

Opening Hours: 11 AM to 9 PM, 27th Jan. 12 PM to 12 AM, 28th Jan and 29th Jan 2017

Guo Se Tian Xiang

Specialities: Hunan delicacies like steamed fish head with homemade chili and griddle-cooked spicy shrimp.

Opening Hours: 11 AM to 3 PM and 5 PM to 10 PM, 27th to 29th Jan 2017

Kelong Seafood

Specialities: Seafood staples like curry fish head and Fu Rong omelette from the long-standing stall in Holland Village.

Opening Hours: 11 AM to 11 PM, 27th and 29th Jan 2017

Ju Hao by MOF

Specialities: Northern Chinese cuisine like their signature freshly-made noodles and Xiao Long Bao (mini soup dumplings).

Opening Hours: 3 PM to 10 PM on 28th Jan 2017 and 11 AM to 10 PM on 29th Jan 2017

Non-Chinese Options Opened On CNY (28-29 Jan)

For those who are sick of yu sheng, pineapple tarts, roasted meat and fried rice, UberEATS also has some non-Chinese options up their sleeves:

Tree Lizard

Specialities: Some of their more popular dishes include a 48-degree sous vide salmon (with truffle mash potatoes) and tasty baked escargot.

Opening Hours: 12 PM to 12 AM28th and 29th Jan 2017

The LoKal

Specialities: An Aussie-inspired cafe which prides itself on its homemade creations, and has gotten much attention from its Sunday roast chicken.

Opening Hours: 10 AM to 3:30 PM28th and 29th Jan 2017

Two Blur Guys

Specialities: Gourmet burgers that come with thick patties ranging from prime beef, salmon, pulled pork and more.

Opening Hours: 11 AM to 10:30 PM28th and 29th Jan 2017

The Workbench Bistro

Specialities: A ‘hipster cafe in the heartland’, they serve Western dishes with a Singapore twist. Some dishes include purple sweet potato waffles with gula melaka and salted egg pasta.

Opening Hours: 12 PM to 10 PM28th and 29th Jan 2017

KuCina Italian

Specialities: A Muslim-owned option, it serves reasonably-priced Italian cuisine with specials like braised veal leg and turkey bacon carbonara.

Opening Hours: 11:30 AM to 10 PM28th and 29th Jan 2017

Aroi Na Thai Kitchen

Specialities: Thai food from the Holland Village food centre stall which offers favourites like green curry, mookata and pad thai.

Opening Hours: 11 AM to 11 PM28th and 29th Jan 2017

The Garden Slug

Specialities: For a non-conventional family which wants a Western option, it has New Year Reunion and Prosperity Trays. Some picks include lamb loin chops and caramelised confit of smoked duck breast.

Opening Hours: 10 AM to 10 Pm28th and 29th Jan 2017

Delhi 6 Katong V

Specialities: Indian favourites like garlic naan, spicy tikka butter masala, mutton briyani and also vegetarian options.

Opening Hours: 11 AM to 11 PM28th and 29th Jan

UberEATS CNY-Friendly Features

Above are just a few eateries given to us by the UberEATS team, and they have assured us that there will be more available during the weekend, so explore away!

In the meantime, the team has also shared about some CNY-friendly features on the app that will make ordering during the break much smoother:

1. No Minimum Order

Whether you’re feeding a party of friends, or just feeding yourself during the break, UberEATS would accept your orders – regardless of amount!

2. Scheduled Orders

If you’re a kanchiong spider, and would rather die than deal with a roomful of hungry guests waiting for their meals, you can now schedule orders from the UberEATS app.

You can start placing your orders a week in advance, so in light of the possible rush, we’d advice that you start picking your dishes now.

3. Concurrent Orders

This allows you to handpick the best from each restaurant, so that you won’t need to do multiple orders just for a single meal.

The app also lets you keep track of all your orders – just tap the receipt icon to see your past and upcoming orders!

Ditch The Fast Food, Treat Yourself This CNY Weekend!

In preparation for Chinese New Year, there is already so much to do from spring cleaning the house to shopping. Cooking, especially if you are expecting a healthy number of hungry guests, will simply add to your list of worries.

Since UberEATS is offering to take that fuss off our plate(haha), why not take up their offer? You can download the app here on the Apple store and Google Play.

Start shopping for your CNY meals starting from now and have the security of mind that your guests will be well-fed.

This article first appeared at Vulcan Post.

Also, read 9 Incredible Yu Sheng To Toss So You Get Good Luck In The Year Of The Rooster

Huat Ah! 8 Restaurants To Book For Your CNY Reunion Dinner 2017!

That’s right, it’s that time of the year. Christmas and New Year have barely passed and here you are, planning for another big family gathering – CNY reunion dinner. Tables at the ever-popular restaurants are definitely filling up and you are starting to feel the heat. Why does Chinese New Year have to be so darn close to Christmas!?

Well have no fear, because obviously, we are here to save you from the festive stress (as much as we can). Whether you’re looking to book a restaurant or are in search of one that’s different from the usual go-to restaurants, listed below are eight restaurants to host your CNY reunion dinner at!

1. Tiffany Café & Restaurant

Situated at Furama City Centre is Source: Singsaver[/caption]

At $59.80++ for lunch and $69.80++ for dinner, embark on a gastronomical journey and indulge in festive dishes such as Braised Eight Treasures Chicken in Claypot and Torched Pacific Wrasse with Ebiko Wasabi Hollandaise & Chili Thread.

Enjoy a slate of discounts that include 20% off the first reunion seating (5.30pm – 7.30pm) and 30% off the second reunion dinner seating (8pm – 10.30pm). What’s more, there is a one-for-one credit card promotion running from 16th January – 11th February 2017! (excluding dinner on 27th January). How awesome is this?

Tiffany Café & Restaurant
Furama City Centre, 60 Eu Tong Sen Street, S059804
Tel: 6531 5366
Email: [email protected]

2. Mitzo

Located at Grand Park Orchard is Source: Mitzo[/caption]

Besides the popular Pearls of Prosperity Kanpachi Kigfish Yu Sheng, pamper your family with the Prawn/Lobster Grouper Fortune Pot, Lobster Fried Rice with Pork Liver & Preserved Sausage and Fish Maw Soup with Pumpkin, Bamboo Pith & Chicken. The CNY reunion dinner menu will be available from 14th January to 11th February 2017.

Do also take the opportunity to sample Mitzo’s artisanal cocktails such as the Spring Blossom, a smoky and sweet mescal cocktail.

Level 4 Grand Park Orchard, 270 Orchard Rd S 238857
Tel: 6603 8855
Email: [email protected]

 3. Ban Heng

With five outlets in Singapore, Source: Ban Heng[/caption]

This year, Ban Heng Group offers a mouth watering Reunion Dinner Set menu that features dishes such as the Salmon Yu Sheng, Suckling Pig, Herbal Chicken and Wok-Fried Spare Ribs. Indulge in this reunion feast at a price ranging from $498 to $998 for a family of ten!

CNY reunion dinner on 27 January is available with two seatings from 5.30pm to 10pm.

Ban Heng
For locations and contact information for a specific outlet, click 4. Yan

Fans of Cantonese cuisine would have heard of this one. Located at the iconic National Gallery Singapore, Signature Shun De Style Yu Sheng with Yellowtail Fish & Golden Flakes
Source: Yan[/caption]

At prices from $118++ to $268++ per individual, indulge in dishes such as the Signature Yellowtail Fish Yusheng with Golden Flakes, the new Doubled-boiled Chicken Soup with Black Garlic Sea Whelk and the return of the popular Danggui Roast Duck and succulent Baked Half Lobster with Supreme Stock.

[caption id="attachment_20890" align="alignnone" width="950"] Signature crispy roast suckling pig served in 3 ways (crispy skin, carved shoulder & oven-baked fillet with lemongrass)
Source: Yan[/caption]

Prices may seem a little steep but for Yan, we’d say it’s worth the splurge. Yan’s CNY menus are available for lunch and dinner, from 9th January to 11th February 2017. Two reservation slots for dinner at 5.30pm and 8.15pm are available on Chinese New Year Eve.

National Gallery, 1 St Andrew’s Road #05-02, S178957
Tel: 6382 5585
Email: [email protected]

5. Moi Lum

A traditional Chinese restaurant that is almost a decade old, Source: Openrice.com[/caption]

In light of Chinese New Year, Moi Lum has provided three (not very) different menus to cater to the size of your company. At ($80+/pax, $388+/6pax, $568+/10pax), indulge in dishes such as the Prosperity Abalone, Sautéed Broccoli with Scallops & Prawns, Braised Shark’s Fin Soup with Crab Meat and of course, the Majestic Roast Chicken.

Available from 18th January to 27th January 2017, the menu is available for both lunch and dinner. Lunch will be held from 11.30am – 3.30pm, whilst dinner will consist of two seatings; 6pm – 7.50pm and 8pm – 10pm.

Moi Lum
38 Maxwell Road S069116
Tel: 6226 2283
Email: [email protected]

6. Xi Yan Shaw Singapore

Hailing from Hong Kong is the much-acclaimed Roasted Herbal Chicken
Source: Xi Yan Shaw Singapore[/caption]

For really affordable rates, you’ll get to enjoy dishes such as its signature Prosperity Yu Sheng, Roasted Lychee Duck, Stewed Pork Belly in Sour Plum & Black Vinegar Sauce and Fried Pork Trotter Chestnut Bee Hoon.

Needless to say, Xi Yan Shaw Singapore enjoys overwhelming popularity during Chinese New Year so we’d start making our reservation now if we were you. Do note that Xi Yan Shaw Singapore will be closed on 28th and 29th January 2017. 

Xi Yan Shaw Singapore
Shaw Centre, 1 Scotts Road #03-12/13, S228208
Tel: 6733 3476
Email: [email protected]

7. Golden Peony

Award-winning Chinese restaurant  Roast London Duck
Source: Golden Peony[/caption]

At $1198++ for a table of ten, enjoy an eight-course meal with dishes such as the Signature Roast London Duck, Fortune Glutinous Rice with Assorted Chin ese Sausages and Fried Nian Gao with Sweet Potato and Yam.

[caption id="attachment_20896" align="alignnone" width="997"] Fortune Gold Flakes ‘Yu Sheng’ Kanpachi, Salmon and Crispy Fish Skin
Source: Golden Peony[/caption]

Looking to accommodate a smaller company? Golden Peony offers another option where you get to enjoy dishes including the Fortune Salmong Yu Sheng, Braised Pork Kunckle served with Seasonal Vegetables and Steam Nian Gao with Coconut Flakes at $100++ per person.

The CNY menu will be available for both lunch and dinner, from 10th January to 11th February 2017.

Golden Peony
Conrad Centennial Hotel Level 3, 2 Temasek Boulevard, S038983
Tel: 6432 7482
Email: [email protected]

8. Jade

If you’re looking for an elegant, minimalistic restaurant that serves great food, Jade at The Fullerton is your answer.

[caption id="attachment_20892" align="alignnone" width="705"] Rooster Yu Sheng
Source: Jade[/caption]

At $68+ per person, you’ll get to enjoy a 5-course menu consisting of a medley of gourmet plates. Start off with the Eight Happiness Gold Rush Yusheng, served on a platter with the cutest rooster accompanied by raw salmon slices, house-made champagne jelly and drizzles of olive oil and pineapple dressing.

[caption id="attachment_20893" align="alignnone" width="1000"] Source: Jade[/caption]

After which, tuck into the Poached Cockscomb-shaped Chicken Dumplings, Stewed Chicken and Crab Meat Duo with Red Wine and Chinese Wine in Claypot, where the Chef Leong Chee Yeng showcases his Cantonese rendition of the Surf and Turf.

The Fullerton Hotel, 1 Fullerton Square S049178
Tel: 68778188

So there you have it, crisis averted. Of course, with just three weeks left to go, we highly recommend you to get started on those reservations because whilst we can help, we cannot ensure a table for you.

Also, read The Prosperity Burger IS FINALLY BACK!