Like most time-pressed mamas, carving out time in an already busy week to spend time with the hubby alone can be a tad difficult. When we do finally get the time, we often find ourselves doing the usual movie or dinner date. Well guess what mamas, it’s time to try something different! For that extra special rendezvous, I’ve scooted all around the little red dot to come up my cheat list of alternative date night ideas. Time to make those reservations…
If you want to tickle your funny bone…
Wednesday nights are open mic night for wannabe gagsters trying their best to make you laugh, whilst Thursdays are fight comic nights. Here you’ll watch the best of improv stand-up comics battle it out over 90 minutes to take home the title. Organised by the Comedy Club Asia, this is a great opportunity to discover rising comic stars. Kick-off is at 8.30pm and tickets are wallet friendly at only $15 each.
The geniuses behind the Kings and Queen of Comedy Asia also produce their own monthly showcase of funnymen usually from the US, the UK, Australia and Asia. Typically staged at four different venues over four nights (Wednesday through Saturday) tickets are $55 at the door or $50 online. Pssst! These nights tend to be super popular so you’ll want to book well in advance!
Are weekends too busy for that special date or maybe you’re keen to mix things up a bit? At only $10 per ticket, Tuesday nights at Home Club are an absolute steal and a sure fire way to really get you chuckling! Oh, and trust me when I say it pays to get a group of 4 or more together and reserve a table — it might not be an intimate date with your other half, but it is so worth it. It’s first-come first-served so you’ll want to get there early.
If you want to go racing…
Races are held every month on Fridays and Sundays (plus public holidays). The husband and I went recently courtesy of Singapore Airlines’ PPS Club and had an absolute ball! If you aren’t buddies with a horse owner, entry to the Upper or Lower Grandstands is less than $10! Detailed information can be found at the website. Pssst! This is not the Turf Club located off Bukit Timah Rd!
Feeling the need for speed? Pretend you are on the F1 circuit and head over to the east for some fun with go-carting! Newly opened this year (and open ‘til 10pm daily) bring out your inner child and get those pulses racing as you race your partner to see who’s fastest (go mama go!).
If you want to get physical…
Stand Up Paddle (SUP) is one of the fastest growing water sports in S’pore, so why not sign up for a sunrise or sunset class with the fully accredited SUP School and discover it together? Located at Tanjong Beach, it’s a great place to ‘wet your feet’ because the conditions are so much gentler in the flat lagoon than out in the open sea. Who knows, you might even both get fit whilst you’re at it!
If you have not yet discovered this cool beach club at 1212 East Coast Parkway, it’s perfect for water sports lovers. You can both indulge in hours of fun sailing, windsurfing, kayaking or SUPing. More information on available courses and equipment rental costs can be found on at their website.
If you want to get cosy with the big screen…
Watch screen legends like Meryl Streep, Paul Newman, Al Pacino and Robert De Niro in some of their most unforgettable classics at this Ann Siang haunt. Make a date of it with pre-movie dinner at Mamounia for delicious Middle Eastern cuisine, then finish up with a post-movie tipple at their intimate rooftop bar La Terraza on the 5th floor.
See if movies really sound sexier in French by checking out one of the Tuesday night screenings at the Alliance Française de Singapour – and for less than $10 per ticket too! Tu ne parle pas bien français? Not to worry. Luckily for us, all the French screenings have English subtitles, phew! Book your tickets through Sistic.
If you want to listen to some cool tunes…
Located in the basement of The Club Hotel, if you are whisky aficionados and like your jazz, it’s all luxe and old school charm here. Definitely worth a visit, you can get more information on what’s on at their website.
Head down to this magnificent colonial building that is The Sultan Hotel for some of the best local and international jazz around. With weekly line-ups (Tuesday to Saturday), it literally is a musical feast for your ears! Pssst! Sunday nights are jam nights so you never quite know what musical treats are in store! Book through their website.
Sassy Mama Tip: Keep an eye on Sistic – the place to book all manner of concerts and performances in Singapore — it pays to like their Facebook page too so you can stay up-to-date with their sale information.
That’s just a snippet of what is on offer in S’pore mama. You could also try rock-climbing at SAFRA Yishun, test your mettle on the Grand Course Forest Adventure at Bedok Reservoir or go wakeboarding at East Coast Parkway’s SKI360. You could even try your hand at billiards at The Raffles’ Billiard & Bar Room or head off for a quick getaway to somewhere breathtaking like Batu Batu – you may be surprised at what you can get up to with a little bit of forward planning.
Time to pull out those diaries and get booking mama!