Don’t Break The Bank: Dating In The City

It’s no secret that dating can be really expensive. Plus, with the current social distancing restrictions, it can really limit your choices!


On that note, we’ve created a list of the best dates in the city (with lots of open spaces!), along with other budget-friendly add-ons!

Hong Kong

Live Like The Stars

Take a stroll on the Avenue of Stars and watch the Symphony of Lights show. Every night at 8pm in Victoria Harbour, 40 buildings on the Hong Kong skyline come to life in a vibrant light show. Experience the wonders of an orchestra with a little city flare!

Budget Bonus: Get 360 degree views of the harbour from a ride on the Star Ferry. For HK$200-$230, you can experience a different side of Hong Kong and get some unbeatable views.

Trek To A Temple

Hong Kong has some immense and diverse temples that are all worth a visit, so why not make a date out of it? Man Mo Temple on Hong Kong Island is a traditional Chinese temple, and one of the oldest and most famous in the area. If you’re down for a bit of an adventure, the Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery boasts nearly 13,000 buddha statues!

Budget Bonus: If you find yourself at the Man Ho Temple, head to the nearby Liang Yi Museum, to see its antique furniture collection. You can get admission and a guided tour for HK$200. 

Stand In The Clouds

If you’re looking for some truly unparalleled views, you can’t beat the Bank of China Tower Observation Deck. You and your date will be on top of the world, and it’s totally free to the public! Just make sure you and your date are practicing safe social distancing at the moment.  

Budget Bonus: If you want to expand on the sight-seeing adventures, take a tour on a double-decker Ding Ding for only HK$150.



Stroll Through Chinatown

There’s countless cool things to do in Chinatown, including visiting the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple or the Sri Mariamman Temple. The best part, entrance to these temples is free! The lively neighbourhood makes for a great date window shopping or checking out some temples. 

Budget Bonus: Dine at Hawker Chan, the world’s first hawker stand to be awarded a Michelin Star.

Enjoy An Evening At The Bay

Get free entry into the Supertree Grove and catch the Garden Rhapsody every night at 7:45 and 8:45pm. Walk around and check out the other outdoor exhibits at Gardens by the Bay before or after the show. Check out what’s on here.

Budget Bonus: Check out the Supertree Observatory at the top of the tallest tree in the grove for $14, and enjoy $8 cocktails while you soak in the unbroken views.

Walk The Waterfront

There’s tons of ways to enjoy the Singapore waterfront. You can immerse yourself in the vibrant nightlife of Clarke Quay or take a romantic stroll through Merlion Park. Either way, your date certainly won’t be bored!

Budget Bonus: For $25 a person, you can take a 40 minute bumboat tour of Clarke Quay and take in stunning views of Merlion Park, CBD, and Marina Bay Sands.

Written by

Annie Echols

Last updated on

March 31st 2020, 10:17 am

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