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We often think of Changi Airport as the gateway between home and our next travel destination. But while our dreams of a romantic getaway abroad have been put on hold, did you know that Changi can still be a date-worthy spot, even without going beyond the departure gates?
With a wide range of delectable F&B options, luscious natural sights and greenery, as well as a dash of excitement for the adventurous, here are three ideas for a romantic date at the airport in Singapore.
1. Soak up the picturesque views around Changi
Have a romantic picnic for two at Shiseido Forest Valley
Order some takeaway bites from your favourite eateries around Jewel Changi Airport and have a romantic picnic with a view at Shiseido Forest Valley. Take in the luscious greenery and soothing sounds of the HSBC Rain Vortex with your date.
If you’re still looking for romantic things to do, follow the trail through the beautiful Shiseido Forest Valley and enjoy the gentle hike up to the top floor of Jewel with your hands entwined with your partner’s. Along the way, you can also rest at the benches shrouded amongst the greenery.
Take some Instagram-worthy pictures with bae
Jewel is one of the top locations in Singapore to take a photo with your date, perfect to adorn your social media feeds. With its multiple vantage points and interesting photo spots, you will definitely be able to take an Instagram-worthy shot to mark the date night. A sturdy monopod or gimbal will make that click a priceless one!
When you’re in Jewel for date night, you might instinctively head to the first floor of Shiseido Forest Valley for a shot of the HSBC Rain Vortex. This time, make your way up to the top floor of Jewel for a lesser-known photo spot! Hidden behind the restaurant Privé, is a look-out platform that overlooks the HSBC Rain Vortex, offering a unique backdrop for your photos.
Have a heart-to-heart-talk (HTHT) at T1 or T3's viewing gallery
The viewing galleries at T1 and T3 offer a panoramic view of the airport apron and runway. If you're lucky, you and your date might even catch a few planes take off while having your HTHT. Wouldn't that be a romantic moment to tell your significant other that you fell in love with them at first... flight?
But even if you do not get to see any flights take off, it's still nice to see so many planes parked in the apron.
Pro-tip: Make your way to the T3 viewing gallery (level 4) around 6:00pm to catch the sunset over the tarmac.
*Changi Airport's terminals are closed until further notice. Visit when the terminals reopen!
2. Splurge and indulge in a luxurious treat for two
Enjoy a romantic dinner with a view at one of the many restaurants facing the HSBC Rain Vortex
Some say that the best way through one's heart, is through their stomach. That explains why exploring new restaurants is one of the coveted things to do as a couple here in Singapore. At Jewel, you and your date will be spoilt for choice with the variety of classy restaurants serving up delectable meals paired with a lovely view.
For a romantic evening under the stars, head to Burger & Lobster located at the top floor of Jewel. Enjoy a sweet and luxurious gastronomical experience while admiring the bird's eye view of the vortex and its surrounding greenery. Pressed for anniversary date ideas? A romantic dinner like this complete with picturesque views seals the deal! Mark the occasion with a gift for him or her. Why not a necklace for the lady and a watch for the beau?
Alternatively, if you prefer to get a little closer to all the action, head over to Tapas Club for a Spanish dining experience like no other. The restaurant peeks through the Shiseido Forest Valley, offering an unobstructed view of the HSBC Rain Vortex.
Burger & Lobster
Location: Jewel Changi Airport #05-203
Opening hours: Daily 10:00am – 10:00pm
Location: Jewel Changi Airport #03-220/221/222
Opening hours: Tue – Sun 12:00pm – 10:00pm
Treat yourselves to a staycation at YOTELAIR
To make your trip to the airport seem like a real holiday, treat yourselves to a staycation at YOTELAIR. Movie streaming, walks, and intimate dinners together are some of the top couple activities for those looking for some time alone. Reminiscent of an airplane's first-class cabin, a stay at YOTELAIR might have to suffice while we wait for travel to resume.
Location: Jewel Changi Airport #04-280
Pamper yourselves with a tension-relieving massage
What's a better way to relax and unwind with your date than with an indulgent and relaxing massage? Treat your date to a full body Shiatsu massage at Ning Foot & Back Spa in Jewel for a well-deserved pamper session. Plus, getting a good massage is one of the best things to do as a couple too - just sit back and chit chat in comfort!
Ning Foot & Back Spa
Location: Jewel Changi Airport #04-215/216
Opening hours: Daily 11:00am – 9:00pm
3. Satiate your hunger for adventure on a fun date
Turn up the heat with some friendly competition
For couples who enjoy the occasional friendly competition, Changi Experience Studio offers a range of interactive games where you can challenge your significant other while we keep score. Packing some adrenaline into your date night is always a good idea! See who can collect the most airport trolleys or work up a sweat pedalling the stationary bikes at the Amazing Runway!
Location: Level 4, Jewel Changi Airport
Opening hours: Daily 11:00am – 8:00pm (Last admission 7:00pm)
Jewel's Canopy Park also offers a myriad of activities perfect for couples seeking a little more adventure for fun date ideas. Challenge your date and see who can make it out of the Hedge Maze or Mirror Maze first! Or take things to the next level with the Manulife Sky Nets that are suspended 25 metres above the ground.
Location: Level 5, Jewel Changi Airport
Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 10:00am - 10:00pm, Fri - Sun, Eve & PH: 10:00am - 11:00pm
Pro-tip: Use your SingaporeRediscover Vouchers to redeem tickets to Changi Experience Studio and Jewel Canopy Park.
Venture out of Changi to East Coast and beyond through the Changi Airport Connector
Here's a date idea perfect for the fitspo couples! Changi has much to offer beyond its terminals as well. Start your journey by fuelling up at HUB & SPOKE Café, before renting a bike at GoCycling and pedalling your way down the Changi Airport Connector. You can also opt for the tandem bike for a more romantic experience.
Your biking date could end 3.5km down the road at East Coast Park, where you could both return the bicycles and end the night with a romantic evening stroll along East Coast Beach. How’s this for a first date?
The next time you are thinking about romantic things to do in Singapore – whether for a first date or to celebrate an anniversary, know that Changi's got your back! For those who love a good view, good food, or even some adventure, an unforgettable date can begin right here at the airport.
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