Bring your dates to the next level with a romantic getaway
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With 2020 drawing to a close, it’s time to celebrate the end of what’s been an eventful year. And what better way than to spend it with your partner at a staycation, which has become a great way to take a break from daily life while bringing your dates to the next level?
Regardless of whether you’re a new couple going through your honeymoon period, or a seasoned couple who has been together for decades, we’ve got some romantic staycation ideas for you to give that special someone the surprise and celebration they deserve.
Where To Stay
The Fullerton Hotel
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The Fullerton Hotel is definitely the hotel for a classy and grand getaway with a special someone. This National Monument sits on the banks of the Singapore River and everything from the exterior to the interior can be described as grandiose. Just order in room service, take in the exceptional views, and you’re set for a great night with your beloved.
Pan Pacific Serviced Suites
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If you feel like having a private suite all to yourself and your loved one, then book a stay at the Pan Pacific Serviced Suites. The floor-to-ceiling windows bring ample light into the fully-equipped room, making it look more spacious as you chill on the sofa or whip up a quick and light meal at the kitchenette.
Enjoy the perks of the serviced apartments, like the indoor gym and the outdoor infinity pool. In the evening, you can enjoy a bottle of wine while savouring the gorgeous night views of the city.
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For an escape away from the city noise but still want to be close to the heart of the city centre, check-in to the oasis that is York Hotel. Located just steps away from Orchard Road, you’ll not only be able to enjoy retail therapy but also a hygge-like therapy in this newly-refurbished hotel.
York Hotel’s White Rose Cafe serves homely and delicious local favourites such as Fish Head Curry, Chicken Masala, Kung Pao Chicken, and more, to impress your date during your stay there. DBS/POSB Cardmembers enjoy 20% off the bill at White Rose Cafe when you book the Premier Room via the DBS Travel Marketplace, plus complimentary breakfast and late check-out till 3pm.
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Along the scenic stretch of shophouses somewhere in the quieter side of the Keong Saik area is Hotel Soloha, an artfully-decorated, avant-garde boutique hotel. Take we-fies with the hotel’sart murals done by local artist, Danielle Tay, and slurp up tasty ramen at Takeshi Noodle Bar as you check-in or out.
Hotel Clover 769 North Bridge Road
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A romantic staycation doesn’t have to break the bank. Spend a cosy, intimate night or two cocooned at the Hotel Clover 769 North Bridge Road. Its vintage-esque decor and warm ambience will make you feel at home.
Did you know? You can enjoy up to 75% off hotels booked on DBS Travel Marketplace with best price guarantee! Your DBS Points/Daily$ are also worth 2x more when you use them to offset your DBS Travel Marketplace bookings. Plus, you can split your purchase amount into 0% interest monthly installments!
What To Eat
There is no shortage of romantic dining options for Singaporeans but here, we’ll share some unique spots to spend a lovey-dovey meal with your partner.
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For a really romantic dining experience set at 100 metres above sea level, we recommend Dusk Restaurant & Bar. You can take a cable car ride up to this hilltop restaurant from Harbourfront or Sentosa—or get on a cab. Pair the delectable European-fusion meal with a mellow sunset view and a glittering city panorama when dusk sets in. DBS/POSB Cardmembers enjoy a 10% off when they dine there. For full details, visit here.
Or, enjoy a heavenly 4-course meal while floating in the sky. The Cable Car Sky Dining lets you and your S.O. savour a well-prepared luxurious meal in the Stardust Cabin with the Singapore skyline as your backdrop. DBS/POSB Cardmembers get 40% off the Cable Car Sky Pass (round trip) and 10% off Cable Car Sky Dining. Click here for full information on this promotion!
Delicately crafted European and woodfired fare is what you’ll find at Ash & Elm, a G Restaurant Awards of Excellence winner hidden in the belly of InterContinental Singapore. The high ceiling adds grandeur to the space and the warm lighting when night falls makes for a dreamy, romantic atmosphere. DBS/POSB Cardmembers get 20% off the total bill, and if it’s your birthday month, you also get a complimentary plated dessert! Find out more here.
You can’t go wrong with steak and wine for a romantic dining option. You also can’t go wrong with the steak at Wooloomooloo Steakhouse at Swissotel The Stamford. To find it, you’d have to head over to the third level of the hotel where you’ll be treated to a view overlooking the city. Soft, tender, and juicy beef, cooked to the perfect doneness—this is the epitome of wine and dine. Enjoy 1-for-1 Set Menu when you pay with your DBS/POSB card! For more information, click here.
Set in a chic and modern Chinese interior, Lè Fusion serves contemporary Chinese fusion dishes that will delight you and your date. Tucked along the stretch of commercial spaces at the upscale The Pier at Robertson, you can take a romantic walk down the Singapore River after your wonderful meal. DBS/POSB Cardmembers enjoy 1-for-1 main course! For more details, head over here.
What To Do
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Begin your romantic getaway with a visit to the picturesque Flower Dome and Cloud Forest located at the world-renowned Gardens by the Bay. Check out the variety of exotic and seasonal flora at the world’s largest glass greenhouse, and climb up the 35-metre indoor waterfall for a lofty mountainous view. Just remember to buy your tickets and pre-book your visit date and time for entry into either conservatories here!
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After that, take a leisurely stroll, hand in hand, through the Marina Bay strip. Starting from The Promontory, a scenic space that provides a great view of the Bay, make your way towards the Helix Bridge, then to the iconic arts house, Esplanade.
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Take a detour and go on a lovely ride on the Singapore Flyer and watch the sun set in the horizon. You can even enjoy a full-service dining experience on the Flyer, but if that’s too much after you’ve had a full meal, you can knock back a couple of glasses on their Singapore Sling Flight or Premium Champagne Flight. In fact, DBS/POSB Cardmembers get 20% off the Singapore Sling Flight and Premium Champagne Flight. Click here for the full details.
Take a tour around the historic spots in Singapore with Trishaw Uncle and experience what dating was like for your grandparents back in those days. Besides enjoying the cityscape in the company of your beloved, you also get to learn about the history of Singapore!
If you’re feeling handsy in a crafty kind of way, book a pottery-making session for you and your partner at Mud Rock Ceramics. Don’t worry, the expert ceramic artists will skillfully and artfully guide you through the process. Wait a couple of weeks and you’ll have a unique token of love to commemorate your special getaway.
Put on your artist beret and get artsy at the Istana Park! My Art Space offers art classes and workshops in the front yard of the President’s place of residence. Enjoy the tranquility of the park as you and your S.O. paint your hearts out.
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Instead of a regular trip to the cinema to catch the latest blockbusters or mainstream movies, head over to indie cinema, The Projector, for a cosier end to the day. Laze comfortably on the beanbag seats as you and your muse get engrossed in your choice of indie film.
Gifts For Him And Her
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For a gift to symbolise a love that will stand the test of time, luxury watch retailer, The Hour Glass, boasts an array of timepieces for both him and her. DBS/POSB Cardmembers enjoy S$500 off selected timepieces with a minimum spend of S$8,000. Full details of the promotion can be found here.
Fun-loving with a pop of class and elegance, Kate Spade bags, wallets, and accessories are perfect gifts for her. DBS/POSB Cardmembers enjoy up to 50% + additional 10% off at selected Kate Spade stores. For the full details, click here.
Gamers will truly appreciate this gift—the latest Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S that has just been launched in Singapore. DBS/POSB Cardmembers get $25 off and a free Xbox game when purchasing an Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S at any Harvey Norman retail store. Find out the full promotion here.
Romance In The City
If we took the time to smell the roses and really immerse ourselves in all that our city-state has to offer—from the luxurious hotel stays to the delicious food—we will probably need to extend the getaway by another day or two.
Also, the great thing about going on a romantic getaway in Singapore is that you can take advantage of any deals and discounts available to get the most out of it!
For more information on how to get rebates, cashback, exclusive rates for hotels, and more benefits with your DBS/ POSB card, visit the DBS website here!
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