Let's Go Paktor: Date Spots In Clarke Quay, Robertson Quay, And Boat Quay
While the Singapore River is mostly associated with bars, clubs, and tourists, its central location and view of the skyline make it an ideal date spot for couples - especially since we can't party due to safe distancing. In this week's edition of Let's Go Paktor, we'll recommend a day's worth of eateries and activities in Clarke Quay, Boat Quay, and Roberston Quay for you and bae to enjoy.
There's no shortage of cafes in this area. Toby's Estate and Common Man Coffee Roasters are standard establishments for specialty coffee and Aussie vibes. The Book Cafe is also a good choice for bibliophiles, though in our experience, having books around lends itself to topics of conversation even if either (or neither) one of you ain't into reading. If you want to go somewhere chill with small bites - say, for a first date - we'd recommend Punch (pictured above), for its quiet atmosphere and relaxing greenery.
Take cute couple pictures at Central Perk
Yeah, yeah, nabbing a photo op at the Friends-themed cafe is a little cheesy, but that's what boyfriends/girlfriends are for
1 Magazine Rd, #01-01 Central Mall, Singapore 059567
Cool off at Dopa Dopa
There's nothing quite like a dollop of artisanal gelato to help you cool off after a long walk by the river - especially when the cafe serves ice cream croissants big enough for two.
29 South Bridge Rd, #01-01, Singapore 058665
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Book tickets to the Singapore Repertory Theatre
It's not like there are a lot of movies being released nowadays, so if you need a break from Netflix, you can support the local arts scene by bringing bae to the theatre.
20 Merbau Rd, Singapore 239035
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Hop aboard the Singapore River Cruise
Yeah, yeah, call it touristy, but it's not like any of us can book a river cruise down the Seine anytime soon. And anyway, when was the last time you took a romantic boat ride? Surveying the skyline at night while sailing down the river sounds especially delightful when you're with someone you love.