So… Valentine’s Day is over and let’s say you managed to gather the courage to tell someone how you really feel about them. And let’s say they happened to feel the same way about you! Then congratulations my friend! As they say, last long 😉 Yet amidst the euphoria of a budding new relationship contemplating the bliss that lies ahead, sometimes there belies a worry… where do we go from here? If you’re wondering where to go for your first date, we at Trezo have scoured far and wide for our Top 10 First Date Ideas at which to spend some quality time with your new special someone!
Don’t forget to pick up supplies on Trezo to prepare for the big day!
It’s always good to go back-to-basic and reconnect with Mother Nature. Spending a relaxed and enjoyable day out in the sun trekking or cycling through the lush greenery of our garden city will make for a memorable first date!
#TrezoTip: Don’t forget sunscreen! “Will you do my back?” 😉
So much more fun to sit cross-legged in sun-kissed bliss eating a home-made ham-and-cheese sandwich than awkwardly trying to tell the teaspoon from the dessert spoon in a fine-dining establishment, wouldn’t you say? You can bring your own sliders and mix your own beverage while talking about everything (literally) under the sun.
Some good places for a picnic include the Botanic Gardens, Marina Barrage, MacRitchie Reservoir, and the many many parks around Singapore! If you’re looking for something a little different, the Esplanade Rooftop Terrace can serve as a great spot for a romantic picnic under the stars.
#TrezoTip: Stock up on mosquito repellant!
3. Chasing the Sun
Imagine a quiet evening stroll along an empty beach against the backdrop of the setting sun. Its magnificent hues of red, purple, and pink will paint the sky with a beauty that never gets old. Watching the sunset is a timeless romantic affair – the perfect scene to nurture your budding romance!
If you’re headed to Sentosa then take your romantic stroll to Palawan Beach where it’s less crowded. Changi Point Coastal Walk and the Tuas Lalang Field are also good places to enjoy the sunset relatively undisturbed. The latter is also incidentally a popular spot for wedding photoshoots!
#TrezoTip (And this is a must): Prepare for the big moment!
4. Culture Buff
With the Arts and Culture scene expanding in Singapore, there is no shortage of museums and art galleries to visit! Many provide free entry and hold compelling and intriguing exhibitions. Not to mention, showing an interest in the Arts could lend you an air of sophistication that would most certainly impress your new squeeze 😉
National Museum of Singapore
National Gallery Singapore
Singapore ArtScience Museum
Gillman Barracks: Contemporary Arts Cluster
Bonus: The Projector is an obscure refurbished cineplex that often screens arthouse indie films and cult classics. Check it out to immerse yourself in cinematic culture vastly different from what you’ve ever known!
Experience the magic of serendipity as you take the roads less traveled. The destination matters less than the journey so get out a pair of comfortable shoes! Head to the streets of Tiong Bahru, Haji Lane or the area surrounding the abandoned Bukit Timah Railway and let yourselves wander hand-in-hand. If love is a life-long journey, what better places to take that first step?
6. Glow-In-The-Dark Bowling
If you’re in the mood for switching things up a little, why not try Glow-in-the-Dark Cosmic Bowling? Throw in some disco lights and thumping dance music and you’ve got the perfect idea for an interesting first date. Available at Orchid Bowl outlets SAFRA Yishun, Tampines and The Chevrons every Tuesday and Wednesday from 8pm to 12 midnight!
7. Live Music
Ah, the perfect accompaniment to a relaxed evening. Kick back with a pint of beer and soak in the vibes from your favourite numbers. Intimate conversation will come easy when you’re in the mood – from rock to acoustic, there’s something for everyone.
8. Rooftop Bars
If you’d rather take your cocktail with a view, there’s no shortage of rooftop bars you can bring a date to impress with the beauty of the Singapore skyline.
Break out those singing chops and spend a night singing your lungs out at your nearest karaoke outlet! Impress with a soothing ballad to leave your significant other swooning at your display of love, or cue the feels with a perfectly-harmonized duet! Even if your voice isn’t pitch-perfect, a few laughs at your expense will still make for a memorable date 🙂
Inspired to plan your date? Start by getting all your supplies on Trezo!
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