5 fresh date ideas to impress your loved one this Valentine’s Day

Throw out the cliched flowers, chocolates, and fancy restaurant dinners. Here are 5 fresh things to do that’ll make your partner look at you a little differently or create some new sparks in your relationship.

1. Watch a film at an old-school cinema.

Get a blast from the past at the Projector, a restored cinema. Previously named the Golden Theatre, this independent film joint is still fitted with old, folded seats and a movie cinema setting from the 70s.

Carefully curated indie films, cult favourites, arthouse and many more are screened here. You can get tickets online or at the doors, and they’ve got a great intermission bar stocked with draft beer, popcorn and coffee to complete your movie experience.

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

2. Paint a portrait of the face you love the most at an art jam studio.

Or anything painting that shows your love for your significant other. These art studios are for anyone – the seasoned artist or the novice with the soul of Picasso. Some of these places even offer light food and beverages while you paint.

Arteastiq, 2 outlets:
Mandarin Gallery, #04-14/15 333A Orchard Road, Singapore 238867 &
Plaza Singapura, 68 Orchard Rd #03-70/72, Singapore 238839.
Cups N Canvas, 139 Selegie Road, Singapore 188309, p. 6884 6855.
My Art Space, Istana Park, 31 Orchard Road, Singapore 238888.
Liberty Art Jam by Artify Studio, #09-03, Textile Centre, 200 Jalan Sultan, Singapore 199018.
Heartroom Gallery, #01-311, Blk 44 Owen Road, Singapore 210044.

3. Partake in the Chinese New Year festivities.

This year, the Lunar New Year falls timely right after Valentine’s Day, and you can be sure the festivities start a lot sooner. Grab your loved one’s hand and step into the celebration by watching lion dances, eating Bak Kwa and squeezing through the exciting streets of Chinatown. We’ve covered a whole host of activities that’ll immerse you and your loved one in the oriental culture.

4. Get your furry couple hitched at Chijmes.

Share the Valentine’s Day’s love with your furry ones. Chijmes hosts a Valentine’s Fairytail, a tea party for the pawfect wedding. With photo shoots and bridal outfits to match, this wedding ceremony has got it all. Your pet will even get a marriage certificate! Dog snacks, groomers, masseuses and even a pet caricaturist will be in attendance at the wedding. The wedding bells are chiming, so grab matching collars and come have some fun (Got to get your pet to Singapore first? Here’s how to).

Chijmes, 30 Victoria Street, Singapore 187996
10 February 2018, 2pm-6pm

5. Whip up the perfect home-cooked Valentine’s dinner.

Show off your culinary expertise and put your love into the food you make. After all, they say the stomach’s the way to the heart. Here’s a collection of recipes you can try your hand at that’s sure to pave the way to your lover’s heart.

You’ll need the right tools to cook up the perfect dish. Look for serviced apartments with fully equipped kitchens/kitchenettes like the ones at MetroResidences. They’re perfect for cooking up a scrumptious meal.