With only three days left to Valentine’s Day, we take our cues from classic K-dramas to recreate romantic dating ideas in Singapore!
Inspiration: She Was Pretty
It was nice to see Sung Joon and Hye Jin taking a break from all that drama to enjoy a picturesque picnic and leisurely stroll by the riverside. There are tons of places to recreate this lovey dovey scene, but we’d recommend visiting Punggol Waterway Park. It not only stretches out for miles and miles (4.2 km, to be exact) – the park is free from the usual hustle and bustle of Singapore, and allows for jogging and cycling as well! It may be a little far out for those who don’t live in the Punggol/ Sengkang areas, but it’s totally worth the extra effort. Prep your own finger food, a picnic mat, some sunscreen and bug spray (plus brollies in case of wet weather), and off you go!
Inspiration: My Love from the Star
Remember when Do Min Joon took Cheon Songyi to N Seoul Tower for some grub at the revolving restaurant at Namsan Tower/N Seoul Tower and to put a love lock on the fence there? You can do exactly these two activities by visiting either Prima Tower Revolving Restaurant or Tóng Lè Private Dining for a romantic (albeit expensive) meal, followed by a short trip to Clarke Quay to attach some love locks!
Locks of Love is located at 6 Eu Tong Sen Street, Singapore 059817
Inspiration: Boys Over Flowers
This drama is super old, but we can’t leave it off this list! Especially the hilarious scene where Gu Jun Pyo and Geum Jan Di had their disastrous first date, where they were stranded overnight on a cable car in the middle of winter. We highly doubt you’d get stranded on one anytime soon, so hop on a cable car with your beau to explore the Singapore Cable Car Sky Network – in case you missed it, there are now two cable car lines as of last year. Not only will you be able to view the scenic route on the Mount Faber line, you’ll also be able to journey on the new Sentosa line, which’ll bring you all over Sentosa Island.
Prices start from $17 for the Mount Faber line, and $9 for the Sentosa line. More info here.
Inspiration: Cheese in the Trap
Scene: For the students on a shoestring budget, lets not forget the simple but fun date Hong Seol and Yoo Jung had in Cheese in the Trap. They spent time together at the arcade and watching a movie, the perfect activities for new couples who are still in the stages of getting to know each other. Stir up some friendly competition with light-hearted, competitive games like Bishi-Bashi or arcade basketball, or bond over defeating enemies in light shooting arcade games – either way, you’ll get to bond and see how the other reacts in different situations!
Inspiration: Kill Me, Heal Me
Scene: In Kill Me, Heal Me, Cha Do Hyun and Oh Ri Jin took a long ride on the Snowflake train. Along the way, they hung memory notes, rode a rail car and went to the beach (in winter, no less). We don’t have a Snowflake train in Singapore, but we do have the MRT! In this case, we suggest actually going to every place on the MRT map to explore what each stop has to offer. Do your research on each area beforehand to keep a lookout for interesting cafes/landmarks to visit while you’re there. Our lil’ red dot may be tiny in comparison to other countries, but we do have tons of cool stuff to discover as well. And the good thing about this is that because it’s physically impossible to complete everything within a day, you could spread it out over the course of a few months while keeping a mini-travelogue of sorts to document your journey.
There are tons of other date ideas from K-dramas, so let us know in the comments box below if you’d like more, and feel free to share any date ideas you might have as well! Alternatively, tell us what you’d like to see in upcoming articles, and we’ll try our best to make that happen.