There’s plenty of cool things to do this Valentine’s Day weekend without breaking the bank. Here are your frugal activities for this week. Additionally, you might want to check out this post by Mothership.sg, which has a breakdown of an entire day’s date for under $30 (including dinner and gift ideas).
Thursday 12 Feb
- SAF50@Vivo, 12 Feb through 15 Feb – The three Services of the SAF (Army, Navy and Air Force) will come together to display their military assets and capabilities. There will also be an immersive exhibition specially curated to honour those who have contributed towards the defence of our nation and its sovereignty over the last 50 years. Members of the public will get a chance to try their hands at simulators and view military hardware on static display. To commemorate Total Defence Day (15 Feb), the SAF Weapons Presentation Ceremony will be held in conjunction with SAF50@Vivo, on board the Republic of Singapore Navy’s Landing Ship Tank. Other activities available to the public during the four days of SAF50@Vivo include a Tri-Service photo booth, SAF50 related merchant discounts, limited edition SAF50 souvenir giveaways, as well as special performances and activities.
Friday 13 Feb
- DBS Movies by the Bay, 7pm – Enjoy a free screening of “Date Night”. You can also download a free popcorn coupon at the DBS Movies by the Bay website. The pre-movie fun starts at 7pm. There will also be food and drinks for sale from partnering Social Enterprises. (venue: next to the Shoppes at MBS)
- *SCAPEmedia Free Movie Screening, 7.30pm – 10pm – *SCAPEmedia is proud to present SCREENS, a brand new series of film screenings featuring highly-acclaimed films from around the world. This month they will be screening “Paris, Je t’aime”. You can RSVP for tickets here but do note that the film is rated NC16 and that you may be asked to provide proof of age upon entry. (venue: Scape Treetop Level 5, 2 Orchard Link)
- Love is in the Air Movie Screening, 8 – 10pm – Enjoy a memorable evening with a movie screening of “Valentine’s Day” under a starry night in the Gardens with your loved ones.(venue: Supertree Grove @ Gardens by the Bay)
Saturday 14 Feb
- DBS Movies by the Bay, 7pm – Enjoy a free screening of “The Fault in Our Stars”. You can also download a free popcorn coupon at the DBS Movies by the Bay website. The pre-movie fun starts at 7pm. There will also be food and drinks for sale from partnering Social Enterprises. (venue: next to the Shoppes at MBS)
- Bokwa Fitness Class, 8 – 9am – Join the Fitness Kakis, a group of like-minded people who meet up regularly to exercise together. Bokwa is the newest fad in fitness and is spreading across the globe. It is a completely different approach to group exercise that’s fun and easy to learn. Don’t forget to bring along your water and towel. (venue: Toa Payoh Town Park Pavilion)
- Cupid’s Night Out, 14 Feb & 15 Feb, 6.15 – 9pm – Be serenaded under a moon lit sky with tunes featuring performances by Jocelyn Ong, Jack & Rai, Cherie Koh, 53A, Imprompt-3 and Shili & Adi. There will be picnic baskets onsite for sale (of course, you can also bring your food) as well as a miniature garden workshop (for $100 per couple) from 2 – 5pm. (venue: Singapore Botanic Gardens Bandstand)
- Love is in the Air, 14 Feb & 15 Feb, 2 – 9pm – Catch performances by the Dim Sum Dollies, Inch Chua, The Sam Willows, 53A and Vocaluptuous at Gardens by the Bay, along with a very special Valentine’s Day fireworks display together with the Garden Rhapsody to end off both evenings. The fireworks and Garden Rhapsody starts at 9pm. (venue: Supertree Grove @ Gardens by the Bay)
- Love is a Many Splendoured Thing, 9.30am – 12pm – Looking for an activity this Valentine’s day that is different? The National Heritage Board is organizing a short race around Singapore’s National Monuments that were gazetted on Valentine’s Day. You can even stand to win attractive prizes. To register, please e-mail email@example.com with your name, age and contact number. (venue: Asian Civilisations Museum green, 1 Empress Place)
Tuesday 17 Feb
- River Hongbao, 17 Feb through 28 Feb – This year, the 12-day River Hongbao carnival promises to be the biggest in its 29-year history, as it celebrates not just the Chinese New Year but also Singapore’s Jubilee year. Highlights of the carnival include tightrope stunts performed by members of the Acrobatic Troupe of Xinjiang China, the light-up ceremony/firework display at 8pm on Feb 17, and the Chinese New Year countdown at midnight on Feb 18. There will also be several theme nights, such as Harmony Night, Xinyao Night, Family Night, Getai Night and Youth Night. (venue: The Float @ Marina Bay)