“It’s A Date: Your Guide to A Fun, Romantic & Unique Night Out”




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It can be challenging to pull off dates in a time where social distancing has put a stronghold on the way we interact. Newly minted couples were unable to meet, while those who live together were busy working from home. Now that Singapore’s Circuit Breaker has been lifted, it’s time to head back out responsibly and safely to spend some quality time with your partner. After all, going out on dates will give you both a reason to get dressed up – you’ll be surprised at how much your mood improves when donning a nice outfit! Plus, dates are a great way to bond and strengthen your relationship with each other.


Whether you’re looking to make a memorable first impression, hoping to score a second date or searching for new ways to keep the spark alive – you’ve come to the right place. Where to go? What to do? What to eat? Check out the list below for some exciting, romantic, and unique date ideas we’ve rounded up for you at Clarke Quay Central. Whatever you and your partner are into, there’s something catering for all walks of life.


1) For the adventurous at heart


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Looking for a way to raise your partner’s heart rate? Join them for a free fitness class at Evolve MMA (#04-18) and get a taste of authentic martial arts taught by World Champions. Located in the heart of town, Evolve MMA has state-of-the-art training facilities that can help everyone from beginners to advanced learners unleash their greatness. Plus, they even have a 30-minute Complimentary Introductory Class that you and your partner can test out before committing to future classes. Just be sure to book a slot online before heading down!


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After that, give yourselves a well-deserved treat at Burger+ (#01-07) and fuel up on energy and protein while you’re at it. The premium fast-casual restaurant uses Korea’s food culture as an inspiration to concoct their menu, with signature items like their Cheeseburger ($13.80), Avocado Bacon Cheeseburger ($17.20), Korean Bulgogi Burger ($13.80) and Truffleburger ($21).



2) For the hopeless romantics


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Claw machines are a classic date night activity. What could be more romantic than beating the odds of the various claw machines and winning adorable prizes and toys for your other half? Even if you can’t get a hold of them, it’s the thought that counts. Plus, it’s a great opportunity to let your partner know that they’re your best catch. ;) For your dose of fun and rewards, head on over to Catchapon (#B1-10).



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For our style-savvy duos out there, why not take this opportunity to get some matching outfits on your shopping crawl? Start by checking out LUMINE (#02-20) for trendy outfits and accessories, swing by Hush Puppies (#01-22) for modern, casual and comfortable footwear that will take you from work to play – and let the fashion show (or romance) fill the air.


After that, give yourselves a delicious reward at L’Atelier Tiramisu (#B1-09) – which translates into “The Tiramisu Workshop”! Needless to say, tiramisu is their speciality. Choose from numerous flavours like Lychee, Matcha, Dark Cherry, Brûlée, Pistachio, Lavender Earl Grey, or opt for the traditional ‘Classico’, pair it with a beverage of your choice, and end your day on a sweet note!


When evening comes, head over to The Tipsy Cow (#01-15) to wind down over some a drink or two as you enjoy multicoloured riverside views. The casual watering hole features an extensive wine list, a range of cocktails, hard liquors, and even light bar bites for when you start feeling peckish.



3) For the unconventional souls


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If breaking out into a sweat or wearing matching accessories isn’t up your alley, and you’re looking for something unconventional or out of the ordinary – look no further than Spectrum Store (#01-43). The shop carries a broad spectrum of quirky and one-of-a-kind items, from stationery to home, tech, lifestyle and unique products!


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Afterwards, be sure to check out Skyroom (#01-49) for an assortment of unconventional and eclectic pieces that will appeal to couples with even the most discerning taste.


Then, pop by Kunst Gallery (#01-42) and discover genuine, handmade jewellery and accessories from New Mexico! With everything from sterling silver to turquoise, precious stones and more, you and your partner might just develop newfound appreciation for Native American silver!

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After shopping, why not park yourselves down in Craftsmen Specialty Coffee (#01-58) for a hot cuppa joe while you fuel up? While you’re there, check out their all-day breakfast menu or get a sweet waffle to share with your other half! After all, the path to a lover’s heart is through their stomach, right? If that’s indeed the case, you might want to give Old Seng Choon (#01-48) a visit too.


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Founded by renowned celebrity pastry Chef Daniel Tay, the shop pays homage to traditional flavours while keeping it modern. With cookie flavours like Bak Kut Teh, Cereal Prawn, Goreng Pisang, Gula Melaka, Laksa and more – it’ll be the perfect snack addition to your next Netflix night together!


As the day ends and night comes, why not go for some late-night grocery shopping at DON DON DONKI (#B1-11)? Its wide variety of Japanese goods at affordable prices means you can get your hands on fresh produce, snacks, instant noodles, drinks, alcohol, lifestyle products and more! Grab some chips and drinks to continue your date by the river, pack goodies for next week’s Netflix sessions, or sing aloud with your partner to the shop’s famous theme song. Regardless of your objective, an interesting time awaits.


Ultimately, love is an adventure. Whether you go on good dates or out-of-this-world dates depends on how much you can keep your mind and heart open to trying or exploring new things.


With so many shops and experiences here at Clarke Quay Central for you and your partner to discover, be sure to check out their website here to see how else you can plan your next date. Don’t forget to share your moments with us on Instagram at @shopfareast!

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