Have you already spent a bomb this Valentine’s Day on the present(s) for your lover? Then you now need to think of activities that will not cost an arm or a leg.
Singapore is a country filled with amazing things that you can do for free. And these activities and places can be pretty romantic, too.
If your ideal Valentine’s Day is a simple day out to spend quality time with your loved one, here is a list of 10 Free Things to Do This Valentine’s Day 2016. Take a fun hike or visit a museum, as long as you are with someone you enjoy company with, you know your day will be splendid.
#1 CYCLING AT CONEY ISLAND PARK
Coney Island Park is just about the most popular haunt in recent months for all who fancy some outdoor adventure. Breezy and pretty, with tall trees that are lush and very beautiful. Rent a bicycle or bring your own for a self-cycling tour around Coney Island Park.
A large part of Gardens By The Bay is free and if you still have not been there, you absolutely must. Dubbed as the icon of Singapore now, Gardens By The Bay has lots to impress with its flora and fauna. There are also endless photo spots here; capture your loving moments away to remember your special day out!
#3 FLY KITES AT MARINA BARRAGE
Yes, it is cliche but we love it. Just being worry-free and flying a kite, with a view of Marina Bay, sounds like the perfect day for us. Unadulterated, without a care about the world. Why not have a picnic while you are at it too?
#4 GO FOR AN EXHIBITION AT ARTSCIENCE MUSEUM
Exhibitions are usually free of charge here, with an exception of a few. And Artscience Museum always has the best exhibitions.
#5 HAVE A FUN DAY AT THE BEACH
Singapore may not have the best beaches in Asia, but we sure have very clean ones. You can go for a tan, have a picnic, take a dip or play a game of beach volleyball. Whatever it is, you and your partner can take the time to let loose and just have fun.
Singapore is set to come up with its very own version of New York City’s The High Line on the Rail Corridor – the former rail line will be transformed into a park that will stretch across 24 kilometres, making it 10 times longer than The High Line. With the Rail Corridor set to be developed, one should not pass up the opportunity to see and photograph it in all of its natural glory, before it loses its identity and its atmosphere.
#7 HAVE A PICNIC AT SINGAPORE BOTANIC GARDENS
This gorgeous UNESCO World Heritage Site boasts a beautiful and huge garden with a stunning Swan Lake. And it is one of the best spots in Singapore to have a picnic at! Pack along some cupcakes, strawberries, cookies and champagne. To make things sweeter, prepare a secret surprise dish for each other! It can be your lover’s favourite snack, or his/her craving.
#8 ROMANTIC WALKS AT MARINA SOUTH PIER
Marina South Pier is where ships dock and the ferries stop at. The huge stretch of coastline is ideal for a quiet, romantic walk with your lover. Take a breather from your hectic work life and enjoy the lovely, uninterrupted stroll.
#9 VISIT ANIMALS AT SPCA
Are you both animal lovers? What better way to spend Valentine’s Day than to use your time on rescued animals? Caring for furry darlings will surely make your Valentine’s Day more meaningful!
#10 VISIT NATIONAL GALLERY SINGAPORE
The National Gallery Singapore has only opened its doors to the world last year, but they are fast becoming a favourite spot among Singaporeans and tourists alike. If you haven’t set foot in the new compound, perhaps this could be your answer to Valentine’s Day?
Why not bring your partner for a staycation? Here are 15 Romantic Staycation Ideas in Singapore To Celebrate Valentine’s Day.