Forget the usual mall and dinner dates. From thrashing through the jungle to learning a new sport – here are six types of fun activities you can do with your partner.
Explore undiscovered parts of Singapore
We’re not talking about Yio Chu Kang here, people. The Urban Explorers of Singapore is a group of intrepid history buffs who are more Indiana Jones than Professor Can-You-Wiki-That? Rappelling gear in hand, these guys venture into crumbling colonial military encampments, bunkers (pictured is the Seah Im Bunker), tunnel systems and what-have-you (most are in a post-apocalyptic state, so check yourself before you wreck yourself) to document our built heritage in a way the authorities can only dream of. Plus, it's a workout unto itself.
Check out these five secret walking trails.
Get to know each other's bodies... through dance
If the TV has become a third wheel in your relationship, it’s time to peel your bums off the couch and get physical – how about a dance class? Rhythmic Fitness (pictured) teaches everything from Zumba to hip hop, while Tangopura specialises in the most romantic of dances. If wedding bells are ringing and you’d like to wow guests with your feet-shuffling skills, The DanceSport Academy offers customisable packages.
Attempting to solve puzzles in escape rooms – some of which have low success rates – will help you discover how well you work together under pressure. For affordable options, Freeing SG offers themes like Spaceship Galactic Survival and Trapped Video Games World at a price range of $14 to $24. If you’re not one to back down from a challenge, take on Lost SG (pictured), a space that uses motion detection and features creepy rooms modelled after Alcatraz and Aokigahara. Prices range from $20.90 to $26.90.
Ever heard of 'happy fat'? It's what happens when you're so comfortable with your partner that you let. Yourself. Go. Stall the downhill slide by signing up for tness activities together. Those who enjoy water activities can hit up SUP School (pictured) for stand-up paddling. Or, hang suspended from silk hammocks while doing aerial yoga at Upside Motion. Spider-Man wannabes, learn parkour moves from Superfly Monkey Dragons and you'll be scaling walls in no time.
Join a club
Rekindle the spark by exploring new interests. Lit lovers can share their thoughts at book clubs run by Singapore Writers Group, while foodies can learn how to cook up a storm at culinary schools like CulinaryOn (pictured). If you’ve really no idea where to start, check out websites like Meetup, where you can nd a huge selection of groups for things like baking, board games and more.