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The Best Date Ideas in Singapore For Under $50

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Updated: 18 August 2017
Singapore’s high cost of living might make it seem almost impossible to take your date on an adventure without breaking the bank. But we’ve got your back so read on for some top date ideas in the country for under $50.

A Purrfect Afternoon at a Cat Cafe

If your significant other is a cat lover, head down to a cat cafe in the city for an afternoon of feline snuggles and coffee. The best part? A single entrance fee at The Cat Cafe sets you back $15 (that’s $30 for two), and allows you to stay for an unlimited number of hours, so you can really stretch the dollar.

Cat Napping By The Window
Cat Napping By The Window

Be One With Nature

Take advantage of Singapore’s many nature trails and spend a beautiful afternoon appreciating the view atop Mount Faber Park, or relax by the tranquil waters at MacRitchie Reservoir. Own a bike? The Chestnut Trail at Bukit Timah is perfect for mountain bikers to challenge themselves on natural terrain.

MacRitchie Treetop Walk
MacRitchie Treetop Walk | © travel oriented/Flickr

Indoor Ice Skating

If the weather is proving to be unbearable, take the adventure indoors and treat your partner to an exhilarating indoor ice skating session at The Rink. Professional or not, this is guaranteed to be a novel experience to be remembered. Skating aids can be rented for a separate fee.

Tickets : $21.50 per pax (includes admission, skate boots rental and socks)

The Rink Singapore, 2 Jurong East Central, Level 3, Singapore 609731

Indoor Ice Skating At The Rink

A Nostalgic Film Experience

For lovers of indie and arthouse films, surprise your partner with a film at The Projector – a rustic and charming refurbished theatre tucked away in Golden Mile Complex. The cinema also houses an outdoor bar, a co-working space as well as two different theatres. Films screened at The Projector are carefully curated, and the cinema also hosts film festivals from time to time.

Tickets: $13.50 per pax

The Projector, 6001 Beach Road, Golden Mile Complex, #05-00, Singapore 199589

View of The Projector Singapore

Sing Your Heart Out

Let’s face it, nothing beats a good karaoke session. While there are many karaoke outlets in Singapore, you will be surprised by how affordable some of them are. Teo Heng KTV Studios, one of Singapore’s biggest chains with 10 outlets, charges an affordable $18 for a three-hour session on non-peak hours (from 12pm to 7pm). Another karaoke chain, Manekineko, charges $16 for a two-hour session that comes with a free flow of soft drinks.

Battle It Out at a Bowling Alley

Probably one of the most affordable and rewarding activities on this list, bringing your partner to a bowling alley is the perfect excuse to inject a little competitiveness into your date. There are a few bowling alleys that you can visit, like the SuperBowl and Kallang Bowl. Prices generally start from $3.50 per game (and up to $4.50), and be sure to keep in mind the cost of socks and shoes too.

Man Bowling In Singapore
Man Bowling In Singapore | Man Bowling In Singapore

Plan The Perfect Picnic

Sometimes it is not about how much a date costs – it’s how much effort you put into it. Unleash your inner Michelin chef and whip up a spread for an outdoor picnic for your partner. With many open spaces in Singapore like Botanic Gardens, Fort Canning Park and even Siloso Beach, all you need is a picnic mat, a pretty basket and a homemade spread. Have extra dollars to spend? Why not order a bottle of chilled vino to your destination while you’re at it? That’s a plus point, for sure.

Couple having a picnic
Couple having a picnic | Couple having a picnic