They say the best things in life are free; well, some cost a little, but still, these wallet-friendly date ideas won’t burn a hole in your pocket.
With Valentines coming in less than a month, here are 20 budget-friendly date ideas that won’t set you back a pretty penny.
*COVID Announcement: Remember to check ahead and make your reservations with these establishments.
Swing your way into each others’ hearts at Champions Golf, where a game at the outdoor 36-holes mini-golf course costs only $15 nett. Engaging in physical activity also releases endorphins that’ll keep you alert and excited on your date. You both win!
*COVID Update: The 36-holes mini-golf course is temporarily suspended. Stay tuned for updates here.
Champions Golf, 60 Fairways Dr., 286966
Is true love on the cards for you and your SO? Head to Chinatown where there are many fortune-tellers, who will read your fortune for about $5. It may or may not come true, but it’ll be a story to tell your grandkids if your stars align.
According to a study published in the Journal Personal Relationships, sharing giggles with a romantic partner helps to keep feelings of love alive. Comedy Masala at HERO’s Bar holds weekly shows every Tuesdays to keep you rolling in the aisles with laughter. Tickets starting from $15 per person.
*COVID Update: Presently, bars are temporarily suspended. Stay tuned for more details on Comedy Masala’s website here.
Comedy Masala, HERO’s Bar, 69 Circular Rd., #01-01, 049423
Walk through the stunning natural panorama by day and captivating sundown views by evening. Follow each other through beautiful forests, across designer bridges, and end up at Mount Faber for a rewarding view of Singapore’s coast.
Henderson Waves, Henderson Rd., 159557
When the rest of the city sleeps, East Coast Park comes alive with late-night walkers by the rocks, on the beach, or inland along the cycling trails.
Mount Faber is probably the best naturally made spot in Singapore for that panoramic city view. When night falls, you might just be able to catch the fireworks display at Resorts World Sentosa, too. The best part: it costs absolutely nothing!
Mount Faber, Junction of Kampong Bahru Rd. and Telok Blangah Rd., 099448
Why go hard when you can go home? You don’t even need to head outside to get all romantic. Simply relax in each other’s company – bliss!
Bond over some furry friends at various animal shelters. Not only is it proven that playing with animals is therapeutic, but you can also consider going home with a kitty or pup if you’re ready to be a responsible pet owner.
Rise bright and early to head to the Treetop Walk, a 250-metre suspended pathway between the two highest points in MacRitchie. It’s a bucket-list-worthy item for all expats, not to mention couples!
*COVID Update: The Treetop Walk is now temporarily closed, stay tuned for updates.
The Treetop Walk, 601 Island Club Rd., 578775
Spend a few hours among some blank canvases, a set of artist brushes and unlimited quantities of paint. Best of all? The Liberty Art Jam by Artify Studio is Singapore’s first art studio that works on a pay-as-you-wish system, so after you complete your masterpiece, simply donate what you think the session was worth.
Artify Studio, Singapore Textile Centre Merchants’ Association, Jln Sultan, #12-07 200, 199018
Visiting Singapore’s futuristic garden is romantic by day, and even more so by night. Walk the OCBC Skyway Suspension Bridge with the radiating Supertrees in the background for only $8!
OCBC Skyway Suspension Bridge, 18 Marina Gardens Dr., Gardens by the Bay, 018953
By Natalya Molok, The Singapore Women’s Weekly, April 2017 / Updated by Willaine G. Tan, September 2020 and January 2021. Images: provided by the respective businesses or from their social media pages. Stock images: 123RF.com
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