At just about 3 hours away from Manila, it is a veritable destination for those looking for a getaway that promises both leisure and entertainment. Fall in love all over again in a country that’s famous for delectable eats, fantastic shopping, plus sights and attractions that are unlike any other. When you’ve booked that ticket for two, these are the places and activities you should visit to spark that feeling of romance.


Succumb to the sweet taste of elegance
Where: 2am:dessertbar
Address: 21A Lorong Liput, Holland Village

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There’s nothing more satisfying than a great dessert. Satiate your saccharine cravings by capping off a romantic night out with their Chilli Chocolate and the English Sticky Toffee Pudding, two of the most ordered delights on their impressive menu. Anyone who’s visited would also recommend the Inaya Chocolate H2O, a 65 percent Cacao Barry chocolate mousse infused with Evian mineral water and a surprising yet delightful caramel mousse centre. If you’re the type of traveler who enjoys interiors as much as what’s on the plate, the place’s cozy, minimalist design is also a feast for the senses.

Take a romantic stroll

Where: Gardens by the Bay
Address: 18 Marina Gardens Drive

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You don’t have to spend much to make the most of what Singapore has to offer. If you’re content spending quality time walking hand-in-hand with your partner, you can take in the dreamy scenery of Gardens by the Bay. With 101-hectares of sustainable gardens filled with over 500,000 exotic plants, it’s the perfect setting for a romantic evening. Take in the wonders of the Supertree Grove, stroll through the mist in the Cloud Forest and marvel at the bloom of flowers in perpetual spring in the Flower Dome. And once the sun sets, get a mesmerizing view of Marina Bay’s stunning skyline.

Get your fill of food and fashion

Where: Ann Siang Hill and Club Street
Address: Chinatown

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This charming yet quirky haven is a melting pot of discerning retail shops, antique furniture shops, art galleries, concept restaurants and watering holes. Modern stores have set up shop here in what once was a traditional area for Chinese clans and clubs, creating a quaint juxtaposition of the old and the new that is any alternative wanderer’s paradise. Spend the day shopping for unique knickknacks at The Little Dröm Store, a heaven for DIY-fanatics, or grab a nice outfit for your man in retail shops like Swagger or Asylum. Then, you can end your day munching on French pastries at The Pattissier.

Have a rustic brunch meal for two

Where: Open Door Policy
Address: 19 Yong Siak Street

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Hearty eaters will feel at home at this modern bistro that has the capability of surpassing even the most sophisticated palate’s expectations. Boasting fish dishes, meat courses, and breakfast staples that fall under the category of comfort food as much as they are progressive cuisine, the chic restaurant is a sound choice for a splendid daytime dining experience.

Spend on (and for) each other

Where: Visit Marina Bay Sands®
Address: 10 Bayfront Ave.

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Spoil yourselves by going on a major shopping spree in thisluxury shopping mall. If you’re feeling like a high roller, you can score the best designer ensembles at leading fashion labels like Proenza Schouler, Tom Ford, 3.1 Phillip Lim,Gucci and Dior. Not in need of retail therapy? With its theaters, casino, and numerous F&B establishments, Marina Bay Sands is an entertainment hub that taps into the many facets of an exuberant lifestyle.


Defy the rules of gravity

Where: SeaBreeze Water-Sports @ Wavehouse Sentosa
Address: 36 Siloso Beach Walk

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A rush of adrenaline can inject any romantic getaway with a much-needed kick of excitement. The Jetlev Water-Propelled JetPack is an exhilarating experience that provides just that. With technology that makes use of controlled waterpower to propel the rider in the air, flying above the sea at heights of around 30-feet is made possible. Don’t get too flustered, proper training and guidance will be provided. And right after, you two can revel in the afterglow of a proud and memorable moment.

Go on a hipsterrific journey

Where: Tiong Bahru
Address: Tiong Bahru

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Get your fix of charming cafes and fascinating bookstores at this old housing estate turned hive for all things hip. Bursting with retro flavor, it’s also a mecca for both foodies and fashion lovers alike. Dessert connoisseurs can satisfy their sweet tooth at Plain Vanilla Bakery and Drips Bakery Café, while literature lovers can head over to Woods in the Books and BooksActually for page turners both vintage and modern. Once you’re hit by a little fatigue, grab a pick-me-up latte at local faves Forty Hands and Tiong Bahru Bakery. If you’re looking for that creative youthful energy Singapore is known for, Tiong Bahru is the treasure trove you need to explore.

Want more ideas for a memorable time with your partner on your next trip to Singapore? Check out YourSingapore's website and Facebook page for more info! To help you get the most out of your trip, take advantage of special airfare deals, stay at a participating hotel for 2 nights and get the 3rd night free, shop till you drop during the Great Singapore Sale for a chance to win S$500 daily, and have a gastronomic adventure with exclusive dining discounts from various establishments. To find out more about the exciting Golden Jubilee deals, visit www.yoursingapore.com/goldenjubilee.

And to add major feels, here's Up Dharma Down's latest music video for their latest song "All the Good Things" shot at and inspired by Singapore’s must-see locations!

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Watch via this link.


See how the band got inspired, too: (via link)


For more on Up Dharma Down's SG inspirations, download HERE.

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