They say that keeping a relationship requires effort from the individuals involved and for some odd reason, people always seem to equate the word effort to the dreaded word “expensive”. Especially in a romantic relationship, exerting effort to show your partner how much you care does not necessarily mean that you have to spend all your life savings on one activity.
You are not required to take your other half on an expensive trip together or lavish him/her with pricey gifts. Sometimes, doing something as simple as watching the sunset together is enough to keep that romantic fire burning for the both of you.
On the other hand, money should not even be an issue if your goal is to honour your relationship by doing stuff together. So here are a few romantic activities that you and your partner can take advantage of in Singapore:
On top of my list is, you guessed it right – watching the sunset together! I firmly believe that therein lies in each one us that alone, but an intense and profound connection to nature. Despite Singapore being a seemingly very busy city with people who look like they could never fit in a minute or two for trivial activities such as watching the sunset, there are a number of perfect spots for couples to go to, to spend a quiet time together marvelling at the setting sun. What better way to forget the frenzied hurly-burly of the city life and get all romantic with your partner without having to spend a dollar, eh?
One favourite spot for family and couples is the Henderson Waves – a place perched on an elevated height (perfect for sunset watching) and with a bridge that, like magic, lights up beautifully when dusk falls. Just writing about this wonderful place and thinking of spending an afternoon with my beau there is already getting me teary-eyed and making me feel all giddy and romantic.
There are other perfect places for sunset watching too, like the Ulu Pandan Reservoir where the sun kisses the massive water body before it rests for the night, spreading hues of yellow and orange and all other dreamy colours that sunset brings with it. There is also the famous Pulau Ubin Island – not only is it a favourite place for cycling, but it also becomes a paradise when the sun starts to dip.
There are a lot more fascinating places in Singapore you and your partner can visit where you both can spend a romantic afternoon watching the setting sun in all its majesty.
Another thing that couples can do together to spice up their relationship is to spend a quiet afternoon talking about just anything, and everything under the sun over a good cup of coffee in any of the small, comfortable and warm coffee shops tucked in the city’s less crowded corners.
For one, there is the Whisk Café in 58 Seng Poh Road, a minimalistic café all washed in white – white walls, white pillars, white stools, everything in refreshing white. If you are looking for an old-school ambience coupled with delicious tasting desserts, the Carpenter & Cook will give you exactly what you are looking for. Their shop sports old benches and authentic cutlery that make for a lovely ambience.
A quiet afternoon spent inside these cosy cafés with your significant other will give you time to catch up amidst your busy work schedules and will provide you with the perfect venue to talk about things that concern your relationship.
I could go on and on, talking about the many romantic activities that couples can do together, but, at the end of the day, any activity can be romantic as long as both you and your partner decide to put your heart and mind into it. The main point I guess is being able to spend quality time with your significant other however way you want to spend it.
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Mish worked as a travel expert, customer service specialist and a communications trainer in the past. After working for eight years straight since she graduated, she decided to give up her corporate job. She now focuses on her 4-year old son, works as a freelance writer and a real estate assistant. She is a sun-worshipper, a water baby, and an earth warrior. And oh, she’s tiny but she is an Olympic-level glutton. Let her bring your tummy around the globe! You can reach her at LinkedIn.