Valentine’s Day Special: Romantic Places, Restaurants and Hotels in Singapore That Won’t Empty Your Wallet

Marina Bay Wonderful Lightshow

The free and wonderful light and water show at Marina Bay Sands. Just the right Valentine’s Day activity to dazzle her… [credit: flickr/Khairul Nizam]

Valentine’s day is around the corner and if you’re spending it in Singapore, you’re probably bracing for a big hole in your pocket.

We’re here to rescue you! We’re here to show you that you can stay in a chic hotel, take your special someone to secret romantic places, go on a date at a romantic restaurant in Singapore, and still not go broke.

So get in the mood of love, and take our list with you.

1. Walk hand in hand at Labrador Park

If romance to you is a moonlit night with the sound of waves crashing against a cliff, Labrador Park is your place.

Located near Pasir Panjang, this is where you go to escape the lights, sounds and crowds of the city, and share a romantic evening with your sweetheart alone. And yes, there is no entry fee (Also read: 37 Free Things to Do in Singapore).

2. Fall in love on (and with) an island

SGD$18 (two way trip) and a boat ride is all it takes to whisk her away to your own little paradise, far from the crowds of Singapore. Board the boat from Marina South Pier to St John’s Island, and keep your walking shoes (if you love the outdoors) or your picnic mats (if you just want to relax) ready; there is no entry fee for the island.

3. Save big, live big, love BIG

BIG Hotel, with its downtown location, plush rooms, rainforest showers and smart tablet remote control features, is the answer to your search for chic and cheap hotels in Singapore. And with the Bugis MRT station within walking distance, you are never too far from discovering romantic places in Singapore together.

4. Cozy up and listen to live music at the Esplanade

There is little that the famous durian-shaped icon of Singapore can’t offer you. Stroll along the Marina Bay, soaking in the night-lights and romantic vibes of your favorite city, and let the music find you. Dedicate her a song, dance with her under the open sky, and remind her why she loves you!

5. Declare your love from high above

And no, we’re not talking about the Singapore Flyer. Get a little adventurous, and climb up to the roof of the Esplanade, the open-air sky garden at the National Library, or the 24th floor of the apartment block at 233 Bain Street, and watch the city glitter under your feet.

Carry your own drinks and make this one a night to remember.

6. Single or not, let the music whisk you away

Whether you’re single or dating, ready to mingle or not really looking for love, love or hate Valentine’s day, there’s a party in Singapore for you, and it’s free! Savor soulful tunes, dance the night away, or just chill out with friends, with this great list of Valentine’s Day parties in Singapore on and around February 14th.

7. Fill her shopping bags without emptying your wallet

If you can’t decide whether you love the hustle bustle of Orchard Road more, or the quiet of Singapore’s countryside, we have a solution – stay at Fort Canning Lodge Hotel.

Tucked away in a quiet corner on the fringe of Orchard Road with the beautiful Fort Canning Park in your backyard, you have a romantic escape and a shopping extravaganza both at your doorstep. Did we mention the beautiful outdoor swimming pool?

8. Have a “Wonder Full” night

If you haven’t yet done it, save the free Marina Bay Sands Light and Water Show for Valentine’s Day and let it be a surprise for your special someone. Stroll along the Marina Bay and show up early on the steps outside the Shoppes @ Marina Bay Sands.

You’ll see fire in her eyes as the show dazzles her, and maybe even water when the bubbles magically light up the night sky!

9. Watch sunset on the beach at Sentosa

You’ve been there, done that, in Sentosa. But it’s Valentine’s Day and you’re in the tropics. Head over to your favorite beach, lay your beach mat and your homemade picnic, and watch the sun set over the South China Sea with your love by your side.

10. Pick another day to love

Let’s face it; that romantic dinner your special someone has been eyeing for months is just not affordable on a day when everyone is celebrating love. So pick another day to be your Valentine’s Day.

Then book a table at the seductive Desire at The Scarlet hotel, or by the poolside at Lantern, or high up at One Altitude, and indulge your valentine without breaking your wallet. She’ll love you anyway, we promise!

How do you plan to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Singapore, without burning a hole in your pocket?