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20 New Valentine’s Day Date Ideas In 2023 That Are Not GBTB, Movies, or Dinner

Valentine’s Day date ideas 2023

With 14th February quickly approaching, you should have already made your dinner reservations, decided on a Valentine’s day gift, and booked a flower delivery to your SO’s home.  If you haven’t done all that, don’t worry. You don’t need to recycle the dinner and movie style date just yet. We’ve got a myriad of new options that will certainly dazzle your date. From catching a musical performance in candlelights to getting cocktails 35m in the air, here are 20 new Valentine’s Day date ideas that will have you falling in love again.

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Valentine’s Day date ideas 20231. Enjoy an artsy date at Singapore Biennale Natasha 2022  2. Sip on Cocktails 35m up in the air at SkyHelix Sentosa3. Get your heart racing together at Action Motion4. Make your own flower bouquet at Sugaroses5. Browse vintage gems for your BTO at East Inspirations6. Unlock your inner chakra together at a couples yoga class 7. Attend a “Romeo & Juliet”-themed Candlelight Concert8. Impress your boo with a kintsugi craft & semi-fine dining package 9. Escape the crowds with a cycling date at St. John’s Island10. Up your IG BF/GF game at 29Rooms11. Bring out your competitive spirit at Just Play Lah12. Play with ragdolls together at TrulyDolls Catxperience13. Binge Netflix in a private room at CozyPlace14. Take your geek BF/GF to XM Studios 15. Take a romantic stroll along Changi Bay Point16. Teleport to Bangkok at Chatuchak Night Market Singapore17. Get the ball rolling at Kulnari Mystery Golf18. Go on a classy date at Tanglin Gin Distillery19. Escape the city with a farm-to-table date at Open Farm Community20. Build terrariums together at SPPFY

1. Enjoy an artsy date at Singapore Biennale Natasha 2022  

Singapore Biennale - Valentine's DayImage credit: Ong Yee Ching

We know you think bae’s face is a masterpiece, so we’re sure you’ll appreciate the works of art showcased at the Singapore Biennale. The mega art event takes place every 2 years around multiple locations across the island.

This isn’t your typical framed-paintings-in-a-gallery kind of exhibition. Rather, you’ll find interactive installations such as The Library of Unread Books at the International Plaza that urges visitors to leave a book and take a book.

Singapore Biennale Natasha - Valentine's DayImage credit: Singapore Biennale

There are also plenty of IG-worthy photo spots too, such as the Natasha container at Sentosa Cove Village and glasshouse at the Yan Kit Field near Duxton. You don’t have to be an art history major to appreciate these pretty works of art.

Date: Now till 19th March 2023Time & venue: May vary – refer to Singapore Biennale website for more detailsContact: Singapore Biennale website

2. Sip on Cocktails 35m up in the air at SkyHelix Sentosa

SkyHelix Sentosa - Valentine's Day

Elevate your relationship on SkyHelix Sentosa while you sip on iced cold cocktails 35m up in the air. With a bird’s eye view of Sentosa and the Southern Islands, panoramic vistas are guaranteed night or day. Perhaps, this could be your time to shine by popping the question – just make sure you have an iron grip on your ring while you are up there.

Valentine'd day date at SkyHelix

You can time your visit to catch the sunset by booking your tickets in advance, so you can skip the lines at the ticketing booth. Each ride takes about 12 minutes, including 10 minutes at its peak height. Arrive 20-30 min before sunset so you won’t miss it.

SkyHelix Sentosa ADMISSION FEEAdult: $18 | Child: $15 ADDRESS41 Imbiah Rd, Sentosa, Singapore 099707 Opening Hours:Thursday 10:00-21:30 Show Time Hide

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3. Get your heart racing together at Action Motion

Action Motion - Valentine's Day 2023

If you’ve missed having butterflies in your stomach when you’re with your partner, bring them on a date to Action Motion. This indoor playground is no kid’s jungle gym with ball pits and slides. It is, however, a high tech obstacle course that will get your adrenaline pumping.

Players are given a bracelet that tracks your movement at each station to earn points. Speed and agility are key here, so get to moving if you want a high score. Apart from bragging rights and maybe the adoration of your partner for your fast moves, those with the highest daily and monthly scores walk away with prizes. 

Rock Climbing Wall at Action Motion - Valentine's Day 2023

The playground features 5 zones including a rock climbing wall, a mesh labyrinth, and a Ninja Warrior-like obstacle course.

Single AdmissionNon-peak (Tue-Fri): $35 for HomeTeamNS members | $40 for affiliates | $45 for publicPeak (Sat-Sun, PH): $39 for HomeTeamNS members | $44 for affiliates | $50 for public

Quad Pass Admission for 4 paxNon-peak (Tue-Fri): $133 for HomeTeamNS members | $158 for affiliates | $177 for publicPeak (Sat-Sun & PH): $146 for HomeTeamNS members | $173 for affiliates | $194 for public

Address: 900 Bedok North Road, #02-07, HomeTeamNS Bedok Reservoir, Singapore 479994Opening hours: Tue-Fri 12pm-8.30pm | Sat-Sun 10am-9.30pm (Closed on Mondays)Contact: Action Motion Facebook 

4. Make your own flower bouquet at Sugaroses

DIY flower bouquet - Valentine's Day 2023Image credit: Sugaroses

What better way to express your love for each other than to hand-make your own flower bouquets. It’ll certainly be more meaningful and intimate than simply buying them.

Valentine's Day flowersImage credit: Sugaroses 

At Sugaroses, each bouquet is fully customisable based on seasonal florals such as roses, daisies, carnations and eustomas. Prices start at $69.90 for 6 flower stalks, 9 filler stalks, and your choice of wrapping paper.

After the workshop, you can head down to their cafe for comfort food such as Tom Yum Seafood Pasta ($18.90). End your floral date on a sweet note with their specialty desserts and drinks such as Stuffed Berries Waffles ($12.90), and Coconut Latte ($8.90)

Address: 23 Upper Weld Road, Singapore 207380Opening hours: 11am-8pm, DailyContact: 8946 7965 (WhatsApp only) | Sugaroses Facebook 

5. Browse vintage gems for your BTO at East Inspirations

Antiques at East InspirationsImage credit: @eastinspirations

For couples who have gone past “BTO ai mai?” and are preparing to collect their keys, try out antique shopping to jazz up your home interior. Even if you haven’t applied for a BTO, this is still a great way to gain inspiration for your future home. 

Valentine's Day Antique Shopping Image credit: @eastinspirations

East Inspirations specialises in collectibles dating back to 1985 such as Chinese ceramics, furniture, and a plethora of decor that will add a touch of ancient China to your home. 

Even if you’re not in the market for new furniture, you can also book a traditional tea session ($28/pax) with the shop’s owners. Vintage pu’er tea from their personal collection is served, as they share more about the art of tea brewing and appreciation. If you’ve run out of museums to visit, this could be the refreshing alternative for you to get that “artsy” fix.

Book a tea session at East Inspirations.

Address: 256 South Bridge Road, Singapore 058805Opening Hours: 10.30am-6.30pm, DailyContact: 6323 5365 | East Inspirations website

6. Unlock your inner chakra together at a couples yoga class 

Valentine's Day Couples YogaImage credit: @jyanyoga

If you’ve been feeling disconnected from your partner lately, perhaps a couples yoga session can help with that. Enhanced communication is said to be a benefit when partners have to talk to one another to accurately do a couples yoga pose.

Valentine's Day Couples YogaImage credit: Jyanyoga

You and bae can try your hand at the Boat pose or Twin Trees with at Jyanyoga. The yoga studio has a number of classes for couples that vary in difficulty, so even yoga newbies can participate together. Virtual classes and one-time workshops are available, offering flexibility to fit your schedule. 

Price: Single class pass: $35/pax5-class pass: $90/pax for first timers only

Address: 64 Prinsep Street, #02-01, Singapore 188667Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-1.30pm, 5pm-8.30pm | Sat-Sun 9.30am-6.30pmContact: 9786 9626 | Jyanyoga website

7. Attend a “Romeo & Juliet”-themed Candlelight Concert

Romantic Candlelight Concert Image credit: @candlelight.concerts

There’s no doubt candles instantly set the mood for romance. This 13th-14th February, you’ll get to relish in peak ambience at the Candlelight Concerts Valentine’s Day special.

A string ensemble will play classic love songs such as Moon River from Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Elvis Presley’s Can’t Help Falling In Love With You, as you sit surrounded by hundreds of lit candles.

Valentine's Day DateAlmost Famous Craft Beer Bar.

The concert will be held at CHIJMES, which most will already know for its numerous restaurant options. Grab a bite at Dough, a Korean-inspired cafe or share a flight of craft beers in a tasting at Almost Famous Craft Beer Bar pre-concert. Check our guide to CHIJMES for more date ideas.

Book tickets to Candlelight Concerts.

Price: From $35/pax

Date: 13th-14th February 2023Time: 7pm-8.05pm | 9pm-10.05pmAddress: 30 Victoria Street, #01-28 CHIJMES, Singapore 187996Contact: Candlelight Concerts website

8. Impress your boo with a kintsugi craft & semi-fine dining package 

On Valentine’s Day, broken hearts are a no go. But broken plates are alright if you know how to mend them back together. Take a course in the beautiful Japanese craft of kintsugi, where gold lacquer is used to piece back crockery together to highlight the cracks in an aesthetic way. 

Valentine's Day Kintsugi WorkshopImage credit: @goldandbeholdco

You can try the craft out for yourself at Gold & Behold. The workshop provides broken ware and all materials, but you’re also welcome to bring your own dishes if you wish.

Valentine's Day Kintsugi WorkshopImage credit: @superlocogroup

In celebration of Valentine’s Day, you can pair this craft session with semi-fine dining. You’ll be served 3 courses and tea ahead of the workshop. Reservations are required for the workshop and dining experience, so be sure to book in advance online to chope your spot.

Modern Kintsugi Workshop x Fine Dining ExperiencePrice: $198/paxDate: 11th-12th February 2023Time: 12pm-3pm | 6pm-9pmVenue: 48 Hillview Terrace, #05-02A, Singapore 669269Contact: | Gold & Behold website

9. Escape the crowds with a cycling date at St. John’s Island

Valentine's Day Cycling Date

Picnics are cute and intimate but not when you’re sharing a space with 50 other couples on the beach. For more privacy, hop over to St. John’s Island instead. Contrary to popular belief, getting here is relatively easy. It’s only a 45-minute boat ride from Marina South Pier, which is located within the CBD.

Book ferry tickets to St. John’s Island.

Once you reach the island, look out for Gogreen Eco Adventure to supplement your picnic or cycling date without the hassle of bringing your own equipment. Gogreen provides picnic mats ($19.90) and 4-person tents ($75) when you rent a bike for a minimum of 2 hours ($25). They also have rental scooters available for the same price.

Book bike rentals from Gogreen Evo Adventure.

Address: 8 St. John’s Island, Singapore 098602Opening hours: Mon & Fri 10am-4.30pm | Sat-Sun 10am-5pmContact: Gogreen Eco Adventure website

10. Up your IG BF/GF game at 29Rooms

Valentine's Day at 29rooms SingaporeImage credit: @29rooms

If your beau has been skirting around posting you on your socials for fear of ruining their feed’s aesthetics, there’ll be no excuses now when you get them tickets to 29Rooms. You can even save a couple of bucks when you book the pre-sale before the event opens on 10th February 2023.

The pop-up event from the US will be making its way to Singapore come February. And as the name suggests, there are 29 different themed rooms with neon lights and brightly-coloured decor for Instagram-worthy pics. 

Dress in your snazziest ’fits, bring your digital or film cameras, and get ready to pose. Bring a tripod so you’re not limited to just selfies or have to resort to asking other couples to help snap shots of the 2 of you.

Admission:Pre-sale ticket: Tue-Thu $35/adult | Fri-Sun $42/adultStandard: Tue-Thu $38/adult | Fri-Sun $48/adult

Date: 10th February – 16th April 2023Time: Tue-Sun 10am-10.30pm (Closed on Mondays)Venue: Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953Contact: 29Rooms Singapore website

11. Bring out your competitive spirit at Just Play Lah

Valentine's Day Gaming DateImage credit: @justplaylah_sg

Couples who bonded over trading skins on MLBB or supporting each other on Valorant can opt for a cute gaming date at Just Play Lah. This gaming cafe provides both consoles and traditional board games, including ones that will test your teamwork and communication skills, such as Overcooked and Hojo Pojo.

Valentine's Day VR DateImage credit: @justplaylah_sg

You can also top up an additional $20 per booking for access to VR games. These are much more immersive and will involve using your whole body to move around

P.S. if it’s your birthday month, you get to play for free if you bring 3 other paying guests – a superb opportunity for a double date with your bestie and their plus one. 

Price: Weekdays: $8/hour per paxWeekend: $9/hour per paxVR games: Top up $20/pax

Address: 2 Expo Drive, #B1-01 Expo MRT Station, Singapore 485985Opening hours: Tue-Sun 12pm-10pm (Closed on Mondays)Note: Walk-ins available 1pm-7pm only.Contact: 8756 5630 (Call & WhatsApp) | | Just Play Lah Gaming Cafe website

12. Play with ragdolls together at TrulyDolls Catxperience

Valentine's Day Cat Cafe Date

Visit TrulyDolls Catxperience and you and your partner will surely walk out as cat lovers. This cat cafe houses just ragdolls, a breed known for their big blue eyes, soft, fluffy coats, and sweet demeanour.

Cute Ragdoll Cat

An hour-long package here includes playtime with these felines, which includes access to an assortment of kitty toys such as laser pointers and feather wands. For $2, you can also get a bag of treats that will have these fur babies vying for your attention.

Make this a proper date by topping up an extra $10 to your package to get a drink and a takeaway dessert.

Truly Dolls Ragdoll CatteryADMISSION FEEStandard – $38/hour per pax | Drink & dessert package – $48/hour per pax ADDRESS73B Kampong Bahru Rd, #02-00, Singapore 169374 Opening Hours:Thursday Off Show Time Hide

Monday Closed
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13. Binge Netflix in a private room at CozyPlace

Netflix & ChillImage credit: CozyPlace

With 2 outlets conveniently located in the CBD area, CozyPlace is the ultimate solution to affordable privacy and alone time with your date. You get your own room set with a flatscreen TV for you to watch shows on Netflix and Disney+, so you can literally Netflix and chill without parents barging in every couple of minutes.

Romantic Valentine's Day DateImage credit: Cozy Place 

Let your partner know how special they are this Valentine’s Day by opting for the Romantic Starry Netflix package ($149). The CozyPlace will decorate your private room with fairy lights and set up a message board for you to leave a note for your loved one. Feel free to bring food and drinks so you have something to snack on as you catch up on binge-worthy serieses.

CozyPlace @ Jalan BesarADDRESS302 Jln Besar, Basement 1, Singapore 208963 Opening Hours:Thursday 11:00-23:00 Show Time Hide

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GOOGLE REVIEWS4.9 (678)CONTACT INFORMATION+65 8757 3292 CozyPlace @ BencoolenADDRESS171 Bencoolen St, #03-01, Singapore 189641 Opening Hours:Thursday 11:00-23:00 Show Time Hide

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14. Take your geek BF/GF to XM Studios 

XM Store - Valentine's day 2023Image adapted from: XM Store

XM Studios brings 2D comic characters to life with their finely-detailed figurines. It doesn’t matter if they’re #teamMarvel or #teamDC, beloved heroes and villains from both universes are on display at this flagship store.

While your date contemplates bringing home a figurine, you can chill at the in-house cafe. 99 Coffee and Gelato serves gourmet coffees, waffles, and housemade scoops of gelato at their cosy corner.

XM StudiosADDRESS809 French Road, Kitchener Complex, Level 3 XM Store, Singapore 200809 Opening Hours:Thursday 11:00-20:00 Show Time Hide

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15. Take a romantic stroll along Changi Bay Point

Changi Bay Point

Sometimes, keeping a date simple is all the romance you need. If your partner listed liking walks on the beach on their dating app profile, take them for a stroll at Changi Bay Point. The relatively new park connector faces the open sea, making it look like you’re on Jeju Island, not Singapore, on that stretch of sand.

Changi Jurassic Mile - Valentine's day 2023Image credit: Changi Airport Group

If you want your date to last longer, you can walk from Changi Bay Point to the Changi Jurassic Mile that features giant figurines of dinosaurs along the way. For a break, there’s Hub & Spoke Cafe up ahead if you want to grab a bite. Otherwise, Jewel Changi and its newest Disney100 light show are just minutes away.

Address: Aviation Park Road – find it on Google MapsOpening hours: 24 hoursContact: Changi Bay Point Connector website

16. Teleport to Bangkok at Chatuchak Night Market Singapore

Chatuchak Market in Singapore - Valentine's day 2023Image credit:

If you’re a ‘lil cash strapped for a romantic getaway, here’s the next best thing: a visit to one of Bangkok’s famed weekend markets, but in SG. It’s the return of Chatuchak Night Market Singapore where there will be 180 stalls selling everything from food and drinks to clothes.

20 of the vendors are from the actual Chatuchak Market in BKK, so you can be sure you’ll be getting an authentic taste of street food faves such as banana roti and grilled baby octopus.

Date: 7th February – 2nd April 2023Venue: 200 Turf Club Road, The Grandstand, Singapore 287994Opening hours: Tue-Sun 4pm-10pm (Closed on Mondays)Contact: 8022 7659 | Chatuchak Singapore Facebook

17. Get the ball rolling at Kulnari Mystery Golf

Mystery Mini Golf Valentine's Day DateImage credit: Kulnari Mystery Golf

Get past first-date jitters by doing an activity together, like playing mini golf at Kulnari Mystery Golf. The 18-hole course is designed to look like the 1920s and as an added twist, involves players to solve a mystery with every hole they sink.

9th hole bar - Valentine's day 2023End your night with cocktails at the 9th Hole Bar.Image credit: Kulnari Mystery Golf

If you’re past the first date but want to keep the relationship spicy, opt for their Valentine’s Day Special ($326/couple), which pairs a round of 18 holes with a 5-course meal. With oysters and wagyu striploin steak on the menu, this will be one dinner date to savour.

18. Go on a classy date at Tanglin Gin Distillery

Tanglin Gin Tasting - Valentine's day 2023Image credit: @tanglinginofsingapore

For the partner that’s serious about their tipples, take them on a behind-the-scenes tour of how gin is made at Tanglin Gin Distillery. From $45/pax, you get to see the distillation process from ingredient sourcing to bottling. At the end, you get to try the fruits of the labour with a flight of 3 locally-made gins.

Cocktail Class at Tanglin Gin Distillery - Valentine's day 2023Image credit: @tanglinginofsingapore

You can also sign up for a cocktail masterclass (from $68/pax) if the 2 of you are looking for new ways to serve gin in upcoming dinner parties perhaps. 

Of course, the full range of Tanglin Gin infusions are also available at their restaurant, The Tanglin Gin Jungle. Pair your gin with their piquant appetisers such as Masala Hummus ($12) and gin-infused Salmon Ceviche ($18)

Price:Tanglin Gin Distillery tour: From $45/paxCocktail masterclass: From $68/pax

Address: 26 Dempsey Road, Singapore 247692Opening hours: Tue-Fri 5pm-10.30pm | Sat 12pm-10.30pm | Sun 12pm-6pmContact: 8909 3674 | Tanglin Gin Distillery website

19. Escape the city with a farm-to-table date at Open Farm Community

Farm Tour at Open Farm Community - Valentine's day 2023Image credit: Open Farm Community

If you and your date are local foodies, discover where food comes from with a farm tour ($10/pax) at Open Farm Community. You’ll get to chat with the caretakers and gardeners of the restaurant’s own urban farm. Expect to get your hands dirty as you witness, taste, and perhaps harvest vegetables that could be on your plate later.

Open Farm Community Brunch - Valentine’s Day Date Ideas In 2023Image credit: @openfarmcommunity

It doesn’t get more farm-to-table fresh after this, where you can head to the restaurant for a hearty brunch. See where the produce goes to in dishes like Warm Broccoli Salad ($24) and classic Brunch Carbonara ($28).

Open Farm Community Farm TourPrice: $10/paxDate: Every 2nd & 4th Saturday of the monthTime: Every 30 mins between 10am-11.30amVenue: 130E Minden Road, Singapore 248819Contact: 6471 0306 | Open Farm Community website

20. Build terrariums together at SPPFY

valentine's day date ideasImage credit: @sppfyofficial

Become plant mummies and daddies at SPPFY, as you grow your green thumbs together. Their Succulent Terrarium Workshop lets you put together your own garden of succulents in a pot or glass terrarium.

From $38 per creation, you get to use an unlimited amount of plants, sediments, and potting materials to put together your terrarium or pot. For an additional $4, you can also add on figurines and driftwood for a personal touch.

Moss Frame Workshop - valentine's day date ideasImage credit: SPPFY

For something more ornamented, try out their Moss Frame Workshop (from $78/pax). You get to put together a canvas using preserved moss, then decorate it with pebbles, amethyst crystals, and fairy lights. There’s even an option to personalise your artwork with wooden letters.

Each reservation slot booked is meant for one couple or group only, so you’ll be sure to have an intimate and creative date at SPPFY.

Price:Succulent Terrarium Workshop: From $38/terrariumMoss Frame Workshop: From $78/pax

Address: 112 Middle Road, Midland House #04-03, Singapore 188970Opening hours: 9am-11pm, DailyContact: 8853 6141 | SPPFY website

Impress your boo with new Valentine’s Day date ideas in 2023

You could argue that there are 365 days in the year to show your loved one how much you care. But 14th February is the only official one that celebrates love, so seize this opportunity to make this year’s Valentine’s Day your best one yet. 

More dating reads:

Where to go on dates at nightDate activities for introverted couplesAffordable lunch datesFirst date cafesClassic romantic places in Singapore

Cover image adapted from: Kulnari Mystery Golf@joey_chia, CozyPlaceOriginally published by Ian Ling on 2nd February 2021.  Last updated on 4th February 2023.


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