Celebrate the season of love and cosy up to your special one this Valentine’s Day with these romantic date ideas.
Named after their closing hour, 2am: Dessert Bar is the brainchild of celebrity pastry chef Janice Wong. Hidden in a corner of the Holland Village food enclave, the contemporary space offers an intimate experience over desserts and cocktails.
We recommend the Cassis Plum ($24), a multi-textural concoction of Cassis, White Chocolate, Elderflower Yoghurt Foam, Choya and Yuzu.
2am: Dessert Bar
Address: 21A Lor Liput, Holland Village, Singapore 277733
Opening hours: Tue-Fri 3pm-2am; Sat-Sun 11-2am
Put a little heat into your Valentine’s Day plans at this Chinatown joint. Run by the folks behind Good Wood Coffee, a chain of cafes in Chengdu, Sichuan, the joint serves Western grub with a Sichuan twist along with some traditional favourites. Think Bolognaise made from 炸酱 Zha Jiang Sauce and Grilled Cheese Paninis with Sichuan-style pork belly. Yum.
The cafe covers two shophouses and features a cosy mix of wooden furniture and lush greenery. We recommend visiting in the afternoon where, thanks to two large skylights, the space is bathed in natural sunlight that makes for picture-perfect snapshots.
Birds of a Feather
Address: 115 Amoy Street #01-01, 069935
Opening hours: Daily from 10 am to 11 pm
Work those stresses away under the deft hands of the therapists at award-winning spa, Nimble/Knead. Tucked away in the trendy Tiong Bahru neighbourhood, the spa is built out of disused shipping containers and offers treatments inspired by techniques from the world over.
Couple treatments are available with dedicated treatment rooms for duos looking to unwind. We recommend their scrumptious-sounding food-themed treatments like Chocoholic. Get set to be slathered in a delicious blend of chocolate powders, cocoa seed, skin-loving vitamins and jojoba oil for guilt-free indulgence.
The bonus bits? In some cultures, chocolate is counted as an aphrodisiac, so go on, get loving!
Address: 66 Eng Watt St, Singapore 160066
Opening hours: Daily from 11 am to 10 pm
Kick date nights up a notch this Valentine’s Day onboard a luxe classical yacht. The Royal Albatross, Singapore’s only luxury tall ship, offers an unparalleled dining experience with their specially curated Love Week cruises.
The 2.5-hour trip will take couples on a journey around the serene Singapore waters. Expect a 3-course international dinner and live, world-class entertainment set along the stunning city skyline.
Available on the 8th, 9th, 10th, 14th and 16th February, each Valentine’s cruise package includes a dessert buffet, a complimentary glass of champagne and a gift!
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