We all know that awesome dates come with a price tag – even if you decide to go Dutch. We’ve compiled a list of budget date ideas that promises great fun even if you’re on a shoestring budget. #WeFeelYou
#1 Explore Nature Together
It’s time to leave the comforts of being a city kid and venture out into the wild. Head down down to Pulau Ubin for a bike ride or MacRitchie Reservoir Park for a hike. Both don’t cost much and both promote healthy living. This is the perfect way to see some lovely sites together and get those endorphins flowing. Just remember to bring plenty of insect repellant and sunscreen.
#2 Go to a Flea Market
Both of you can have a great time hunting down bargains and treasures at a flea market. Discovering retro toys and comic books being sold well below their market value is always more enjoyable with someone at your side. Some regular flea markets you can visit are Public Garden, Zouk Flea & Easy and China Square Central.
#3 Do Good Together
Regardless of how poor you are, there’s always going to be somebody worse off than you. So why not try and help others together? It won’t cost you anything other than your time, and it will be a really great chance for you to get to know each other on a new level. Alternatively, you could twist this idea around by volunteering at a festival or convention so you can get in for free. Here’s a list of fun places you can volunteer at!
#4 Pick up Hobbies Together
There are so many activities to do at home, it’s only a matter of putting in some effort. Cook up a storm by following cool recipes online or try out your grandmother’s recipe. If you wanna do away with the dirty dishes, there are always fun board games to choose from (we recommend 7 Wonders and Cards Against Humanity). Trade games with your friends and/or do a couples board game night to avoid spending good money at board games cafes.
#5 Visit our local Museums
Did you know that we just need to flash our pink ICs at the counter and we can have free entry to all the national museums like Asian Civilisations Museum, Peranakan Museum, National Museum of Singapore and Singapore Art Museum? There are so many different galleries to check out and best part is that there are always new exhibitions every few months so you don’t have to worry about seeing the same things every time you visit.
Share with us some budget dates you do with your partner!