With COVID-19 pandemic affecting the country and infected numbers on the rise, Singapore is currently restricting social gathering. The government mainly have been focusing the impact on families and elderlies, nobody has given many thoughts to those who are in a relationship.
For some couples who are not staying together, this pretty much affects their relationship because they can't go to their usual hangouts or meet up for their usual Friday movie dates. It is like you are thrown into a long-distance relationship suddenly. So near yet so far!
While for the lucky couples living together under one roof, it can be unbearable staring at each other 24/7. There are only so much Netflix you can watch together. Especially after binge-watching 8 seasons of Game of Thrones twice!
But, if you want to change things up a bit and give you and your partner things to do in Singapore at night while at home, here are some great Singapore date ideas you can try out:
1. Paint And Sip At Home
How much is it? Depends on the art supplies and wine that you purchase for this activity.
One great way to relaxing your mind during this pandemic is by painting your emotions out and enjoying the final product with your favourite wine. A very atas date idea in Singapore that will impress your other half.
You can find several videos on YouTube where you can recreate unique paintings. These videos will show you how to do them step by step to get to the final product.
If you want to follow these painting tutorials, you can buy cheap art materials beforehand. You don't have to buy actual artist-level materials to do the art. While you follow the activity, you also do not have to follow it as it is. Let your imagination flow and creativity take over.
As far as the wine is concerned, you can pick your favourite wine or purchase different wines every time you do it. This will help you both discover other types of wines that you might like.
To start you off with your painting, you can check out the official YouTube channel of Bob Ross if you want to start from his works. The channel does have various tutorials depending on the style you like and Bob Ross himself will guide you through the process.
You can even learn great painting techniques in the process, which you can use in other paintings you may want to try out in the future.
If you want something else to try out, YouTube also has other artists who are offering painting tutorials. Aside from YouTube, you can check out sites like Udemy or Coursera for more lessons.
2. Take Online Quizzes Together
How much is it? Free!
Want to know how much you know about history, popular culture and other subjects? One of the best date ideas in Singapore is to try online quizzes together.
On sites like BrainFall and Buzzfeed, you can find all sorts of quizzes that you can try out about all sorts of subjects. They vary depending on how long they are and how they score your answers. Some of the quizzes will even tell you what type of person you are based on your choices in these quizzes.
To make it fun between you two, you can try out various quizzes and compare your scores. As a tiebreaker, you can pick a subject you both like or something you both have no idea about.
Some couple-bonding quizzes we recommend you to try out include the 20 Questions All Couples in A Strong Relationship Should Be Able to Answer in Buzzfeed and the What Type of Couple Are You? in Brainfall.
Of course, make sure to be good sports and don't hold it against each other if you do win. If you lose, don't take it too personally. You should also try your best to answer as best as you could and not cheat!
3. Making Pizza Together
How much is it? Depends on the ingredients, it should start at $10.
One of the best things to do in Singapore for couples who love to cook is to make your pizza at the comfort of your own home.
Authentic pizza can be hard to do if you will use traditional methods but if you are not picky, you have a lot of recipes to choose from which you can do at home. You don't even need an oven to make one, just follow this recipe!
Pick the recipe you like to try out, purchase the ingredients you need and do it together. You can customize your pizzas through your toppings and you can even have a game which the other will guess what pizza the other made.
4. Building A PC Together Or Raspberry Pi
How much is it? Depends on the pieces you want to use.
For tech lovers, nothing beats the best date ideas in Singapore by using the quarantine time to build your dream PC build or a Raspberry Pi system.
You can easily order a CPU frame online and buy individual pieces such as the memory card, motherboard, fan and storage based on your preferences. Have the pieces delivered in your home and carefully build the PC together.
If you will be using the Raspberry Pi framework, the challenge of building such a device with small pieces is immense and you can even modify it based on the function you want it to do.
As you build it, you will be able to bond with your love of electronics and enjoy the challenges of making one. When it turns on, it's a rewarding experience. You may even market your work depending on what you want your PC or Raspberry Pi framework does.
If you want to do this even if you are not familiar with building PCs or the Raspberry Pi system, you can check out the Raspberry Pi website for some great resources or YouTube. You can also check out Wired's How to Build a PC guide to know everything about PC building.
5. Youtube Home Exercise Video Challenges
How much is it? Free!
Want to see if you can do a challenge between each other and not laugh in the process? If that is a yes, you may want to check out YouTube's array of home exercise video challenges which you can do at home.
These videos will feature several types of exercises which you never thought will match with one another and they have different levels. Some of them are even done in funny ways to make it more challenging.
If you want to try out some great home exercise challenges from YouTube, you can check out the YouTube channels of Blogilates, HASfit and POPSUGAR Fitness. These channels offer several great workouts you can try at home and the trainers will even give you a rundown as to what these workouts can do for you.
They even have training routines that will incorporate things you see at home to your workouts in case you don't have gym equipment at home.
If exercises are not your thing, you may want to try other video challenges in YouTube that you can do together. Challenges vary depending on what kind you are looking for, such as food eating challenges and others.
Record your attempts and upload it on TikTok to inspire other couples out there with your Singapore date ideas!
6. Restaurant At Home
How much is it? Depends on your choice of meals.
Do you love food and often go on dinner dates? If that is a yes, you can do your dinner dates at home by cooking fancy meals together.
You can find easy-to-follow fancy food recipes online and use regular ingredients in the process. Some restaurants even have their recipes available online in case you want to try out your favourites even at home.
By doing it together, you can easily bond doing your favourite activity and also get to know each other. You can check out the Food Network or your favourite lifestyle channels for their show listing featuring cooking shoes. Online, you can check out Bon Appetit, Taste of Home and Eat This. Taste of Home even has their very own list of restaurant recipes that they hacked to make it more delicious.
Of course, you can make the experience unique by having one dress up as a waiter or server in a fancy restaurant to take your orders, while the other does the ordering.
Don't feel like cooking? Order something from your favourite restaurant via GrabFood or Foodpanda. Dress up fancy, light up some candles and surprise your other half!
7. Visit An Online Museum Together
How much is it? Free!
Do you know that you can visit museums while at home? Yes! Many museums around the globe now have online collections for people to check if they can't visit the museum itself.
These collections are available for free and some of them can be hard to see if you do see it in person. Some of these museums even allow people to walk through the museum as if they are there in real life. Some of the museums that you can check online for your date night are the Louvre, the British Museum and the Vatican Museums.
To begin your online museum walkthroughs, you can check their official website or download their app on your mobile phone or tablet. To have a larger experience, you can use your smartphone and connect it to your smart TV for a better view.
If you want something local, you can check out the official website of the National Heritage Board as they offer virtual tours through their site.
8. Have A Photo Shoot At Home
How much is it? Free!
Since Instagram, Snapchat, and TikTok are now all the rage online during this quarantine period, why not create your dream photoshoot at home with the things around you? This must be one of the best date ideas in Singapore!
You can easily dive into your closets, mix and match clothes that you can use for the activity and take photos with your phone or camera if you have one. You can also use the things around your home to make your photoshoot unique or just take your daily selfies together.
To make it more unique, have your partner pick the clothes for you and pose with their choice. You will be surprised by their choice since some of them may pick the clothes they want you to see in them.
To give you some ideas on how you can do your photoshoots at home, you can check out this great article from Fix the Photo or various videos from YouTube. You can also get some ideas from Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook, as well as things you see in your favourite magazines which you can recreate with your home items.
When you are done with the photoshoot, up the next level by shifting your furniture to create ample space for a runaway! Take turns to do catwalk up and down from your living room to the kitchen while sashaying to your favourite dance music.
You can even do it in your lingerie (spice it up with feather boa) and pretend to be one of the Victoria Secret models! Just remember to lower the blinds of your windows so you won't give your neighbours a heart attack.
9. Couple Massages And Spa
How much is it? Free!
After a long day of doing your work online and doing household chores, you may want to relax a little bit and give each other a spa treatment and massage.
Use your favourite essential oils and put it in your diffuser to get the room ready for your activity. You can also use essential oils as a massage oil to get your body to relax further.
Aside from massages, you can do spa treatments like facials, mask and scrubs with your favourite beauty products. Once you are done, you are relaxed and you look great!
Want to try it out? You can check out this great 10 At-Home Spa Treatments listed by Real Buzz if this will be your first time to do it. SpaFinder listed down their DIY techniques for massages in this great article. Both articles also list down what items you need to complete the experience and what alternatives you can use in case you don't have spa items available at your home.
What we suggest to complete the entire spa experience is to start with a gentle body scrub, follow by a half-hour massage and a facial. Once both of you are relaxed, end the session with a beauty mask. If you are adventurous enough, you can even add in manicure and pedicure. Do set a timer because it is so easy to dose off!
10. Games Night
How much is it? Free!
You can find all sorts of games online that you can do on your own or with someone you love easily. You can do pub quiz questions, online challenges, and others with the apps available on your smartphones or your laptop.
You can simply download the game you want, connect using the app's challenge mode/versus mode feature, and play together. If that is not available, you can do various rounds to score each other's progress.
If online games are not your thing, you can also do board and card games like the good old monopoly, Scrabble or Uno. You can also try out pub quiz questions and trivia show questions for a twist. Another great challenge is making your games while at home.
Spice the game night up with forfeits and punishments. If you lose, do laundry for a week? Or how about the loser will wash the toilet tomorrow?
Need some great games night ideas for your home? You can check out this list from Stylecraze about the best couples games out there. Some of these games are very simple, while others can be an expected challenge. Most of them will help you get to know each other better and enjoy the time you spend with each other.
If you are having problems finding things to do in Singapore for couples while on lockdown, this list we gave you can push you in the right direction. Even though the ideas are listed for couples living under the same roof, for those couples living apart, don't dismay. With a little tweak or adjustment, you can do the same Singapore date ideas via Skype or Google Hangout too!
It can get a little crazy and give you cabin fever during this lockdown period. Instead of dwelling on the unknown, think positively and encourage each other. Take this time to bond with each other better, learn new things, create new experiences and discover new passion together.
Remember to enjoy the experience and see it as a building block to strengthen your relationship.