Racking your brains for date activities that are out of the box and easy on the wallet? We’ve got you covered with our list of unconventional date ideas for $30 or less!
Enjoy A Day Out On The Water
If you love being out on the water, then pedal biking / boating is something you definitely have to try. Explore the Kallang Basin and race against each other through a 500m Regatta course. Otherwise, you can opt for a tandem bike and have a relaxing cruise on the waters with your partner.
Address: Water Sports Centre, 8 Stadium Walk, Singapore 397699
Operating Hours: 07:00 – 20:00 (Mondays to Sundays)
Rates: $6.40 – $18
For more information, visit www.sportshub.com.sg
Embark On A Foodie Adventure
Who needs cafe-hopping when you can hawker-hop? Set aside a $30 budget and head out to the various hawker centres (preferably one neither of you have been before) to get your fill of Singapore’s best local grub. You can even do a review of the foods you’ve tried if you don’t find yourself in a food coma afterwards.
Engage In Volunteer Work
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Instead of indulging in the same old activities, why not spend some time doing volunteer work instead? It might not be the usual date activity, but it’ll no doubt be more meaningful and memorable. Take your pick from helping out at an animal shelter, spending the day with the elderly or collecting funds for the less fortunate.
Explore A Different Part Of Singapore
If you’ve always wanted to explore a different neighbourhood but unsure where to start, why not try hopping on a random bus and alighting wherever you fancy? From hidden gems to unexplored back alleys, who knows what you might find? Keep your eyes peeled, and your EZ-Links topped up!
Unleash Your Inner Speed Demon
If you or your partner have an insatiable need for speed, or are harbouring dreams of becoming the next great F1 driver, then get behind the wheel and try your hand at Go-Karting! Drive up to 50kph on the 960m course that’s been laid out like a typical race track, Vroom-vroom indeed!
Address: KF1 Karting, 1 Turf Club Ave, Singapore 738078
Operating Hours: 15:00 – 22:00 (Mondays & Tuesdays), 13:00 – 22:00 (Wednesdays to Fridays), 09:00 – 22:00 (Saturdays, Sundays and PH)
Rates: $18 – $22 (depending on skill level and time of session)
For more information, visit www.kf1karting.com
Learn How To Cook Together
A way to a man’s (and woman’s) heart is through the stomach. So instead of going out to a fancy restaurant for dinner, why not learn to cook each other’s favourite meal together? Print out the recipe off the internet, shop for the ingredients and get cooking. Not only will you get to enjoy each other’s company, you’ll also be prepared the next time you want to surprise them with a home cooked meal!
Hit Some Balls In The Dark
A different take on the mini-golf experience, you now get to play 9 holes in an indoor putting course, surrounded by glow in the dark artwork and motion props. It’s guaranteed (no pun intended) fun, even if you’re both terrible at it.
Address: Amazonia Singapore, 1 Kim Seng Promenade #03-08, Singapore 237994
Operating Hours: 10:00 – 21:30 (Mondays to Sundays)
Rates: $8.60/person for 9 balls
For more information, visit www.amazoniafun.com
Get Your Adrenaline Pumping
Who said trampolines were only for kids? The adults are here to jump off walls and fly through the air! Hop from trampoline to trampoline and be amazed at how sweaty you’ll become in less than 10 minutes.
Address: Bounce Singapore, 8 Grange Road #09-01, Singapore 239695
Operating Hours: 10:00 – 22:00 (Mondays to Thursdays), 10:00 – 23:00 (Fridays), 09:00 – 23:00 (Saturdays), 09:00 – 22:00 (Sundays)
Rates: $19 – $24 per pax for the first hour
For more information, visit www.bounceinc.com.sg
Go “Pew Pew Pew” With Laser Tag
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With a total of three high intensity missions, rack up as many points as you can by shooting your opponents and protecting your base! You can even make a bet out of it – whoever scores the least points will have to buy dinner! This one’s best if you don’t mind including other people in your Valentine’s Day plans. But if it’s just the two of you, the LaserOps team will gladly loan you their staff to make up the numbers. So it’s a win either way!
Address: LaserOPS, 60A Orchard Road #B1-04/05/06, Singapore 238890
Operating Hours: 12:00 – 21:00 (Sundays to Thursdays), 11:00 – 23:00 (Fridays & Saturdays)
Rates: $15/person (1 mission, off peak), $30/person (3 missions, off peak)
For more information, visit www.laserops.com.sg
Live Out Your GI Joe Fantasies
There’s nothing like an adrenaline-pumping paintball session to make your romance more interesting. It’s a group activity, so round up your friends – it could be a Guys vs Girls thing. Either way, make a ‘no breaking up’ pact with your boy/girlfriend beforehand to ensure you’ll still be together even after relentlessly firing paintballs at each other.
Address: Red Dynasty PaintBall Park, 220 Turf Club, Singapore 288001
Operating Hours: 09:00 – 23:00 (Mondays to Sundays)
Rates: $29.90/100 paintballs
For more information, visit www.weplaypaintball.com
For more quirky couple to-dos, check out our Dating Checklist in the February issue of Teenage Magazine, out on newsstands now! Happy Valentine’s Day!