We feel you. Every Valentine's, we are confronted with the mind-boggling question: "Where to go and what to do, ah?"
Plans usually entail spending princely sums of money, especially if you're considering overpriced Valentine's set meals at popular restaurants. Given the economic climate, we believe many Singaporeans would opt for options that don't burn a hole in the pocket but are still romantic and foster quality time spent together.
After all, it’s the thought that counts, right? Miracle workers at Miraculove have consolidated a list of 5 free but enjoyable activities that couples can engage in this coming Valentine’s weekend. If you're the stay-in sort, check out romantic films to watch in the comfort of your home!
1. Attach Your Love Lock at clarke quay
It's a less known fact, but there is a place in Singapore at Clarke Quay for couples to hang their love locks.
Putting up your love locks symbolises cementing your love for each other The key is then cast away so that the key to the heart can never be unlocked by any other.
This fascinating area is just located outside Clarke Quay Central. Be sure to bring your own customised padlocks (and resist throwing the key in Singapore River, will you?)
2. Stroll leisurely along Henderson Waves
Henderson Waves is the highest pedestrian bridge in Singapore. It's breezy, mostly secluded and quiet - quite an idyllic place for romance.
The bridge resembles the shape of a wave and recesses in its shape allows pedestrians to stop and take in the natural beauty of their surroundings.
Hint: This place at dusk is simply gorgeous, with a surreal atmosphere thanks to luminous lighting, gentle breeze and a beautiful night sky.
3. challenge yourself to a hike up the Treetop Walk
Lace up your sport shoes, arm yourself with insect repellents and hike up the popular Treetop Walk with your loved one.
During the scenic walk, take moments to soak in unparalleled views of the MacRitchie lush forest canopy.
Opening days and hours:
Tuesday - Friday: 9am – 5pm Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays: 8.30 am – 5pm
*Closed on Mondays, except on Public Holidays
More information found here.
Remember to follow the signs along the hike so you'll reach your destination without getting lost. Also, remember that the TreeTop Walk gate closes at 5pm sharp, so start hiking towards the bridge by 4.45pm from Ranger Station to avoid disappointment!
4. Indulge in cityscape views at ion sky
Can you visualise how magnificent the city view is 218 metres into the clouds?
At Ion Sky, indulge in panoramic views of Singapore's modern cityscape through state-of-the-art BEHOLDTIM telescopes. These are the first telescopes of their kind in Asia.
You'll be glad to know that the Ion Sky is open from 3pm – 6pm daily. For Valentine's season (3 - 14 Feb 2017), Ion Sky will be opened from 12 - 8pm daily (hurray!)
At such dizzying heights, you can be sure to bring your love to greater heights.
More information can be found here.
5. Pay your respects at the Yue Lao Temple
Yueh Hai Ching Temple is one of the most established and oldest Taoist temples in Singapore.
Yue Lao is thought to be the elder of the moon deity, and is a matchmaker deity who attaches red strings to couples, blessing them with marriage and love.
He is believed to be reside in this temple and devout devotees are aplenty here.
There's no better way to connect with your faith and get spiritual blessings on Valentine’s weekend than paying a visit to the Yue Lao Temple.
What do you think of our list of 5 Free Things To Do On Valentine Weekend In Singapore? We hope you enjoy our compilation and have a wonderful Valentine's with your other half!
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Hi! I am Yunnie. I am the newly minted mama to a little baby girl and a mum friend to everyone on this special (and many times scary) journey of motherhood. Also a graduated bride with a penchant for weddings.