SINGAPORE (Jan 31): Valentine’s Day is a day for loved ones, be it your partner or a treasured friend. Treat them to something special with these romantic picks.

ROMANCE

Lovin’ it at Hotel Soloha

Want to do something truly memorable for Valentine’s Day? How about cuddling up with your soulmate at Hotel Soloha, the perfect hideout set in a 4 storey blue and white panelled heritage shophouse in Chinatown? Indulge in a day – or a weekend! – filled with intimate conversations and hearty laughs over great food and cocktails at the coolest bars and restaurants in this chic neighbourhood. Hotel Soloha’s Room for Love package includes early check-in and late check-out till 2pm (subject to availability), a complimentary bottle of red wine, cupcakes from 12 Cupcakes, plus everything you’d need for a romantic weekend like no other. Prices start at $238++ a night for the Junior Suite.

WINE & DINE

The Knolls, Capella Singapore

Ideal for those wanting to spend a romantic evening away from the city, The Knolls at Capella Singapore on Sentosa island offers an idyllic ambience paired with great food. On Valentine’s Day, a four-course culinary journey awaits with highlights including Hokkaido Scallop Carpaccio with Cep Ragout and Avruga Caviar, Tajima Wagyu Beef Striploin with Foie Gras, Potato Mousseline and Beetroot Sauce, as well as Atlantic Black Cod Confit with Creamy Fennel Compote and Champagne Sauce. Prices start at $148++ per person, with an additional $88 per person for wine pairing.

Wolfgang’s Steakhouse Singapore

In celebration of the most romantic day of the year, Wolfgang’s Steakhouse Singapore at the Intercontinental Singapore Robertson Quay will unveil a Valentine’s Day spread featuring some of their most-loved dishes. Designed to share, this decadent menu features Taittinger Champagne, Ribeye Steak, and Dark Chocolate Brownie. In addition, Wolfgang’s Steakhouse will also be offering a special cocktails – Cupid’s Bow (vodka, violettes liquer, Peach Schnapps, lemon juice, plum bitters, butterfly pea) and Cupid’s Arrow (vodka, violettes liquer, Peach Schnapps, lemon juice, plum bitters) which will be sold as a pair for S$25++. Priced at $258++ per couple. Available on Valentine’s Day.

DANCE

Lady of the Camellias

Esplanade Theatre

21-23 February 2020

Based on Alexandre Dumas fils’ landmark novel La Dame aux Camélias, Lady of the Camellias tells the tragic tale of a beautiful courtesan whose life of debauchery takes a turn when she falls in love with a young man from a well-to-do family. Featuring some of the most beautiful pas de deux (dance duet) set to the romantic piano music of Frederic Chopin, this debut presentation is directed by John Neumeier, the artistic director and chief choreographer of the Hamburg Ballet.

Romeo & Juliet

Esplanade Theatre

5-8 March 2020

“For never was a story of more woe, than this of Juliet and her Romeo.” Shakespeare’s classic tale comes to life in this ballet produced by the Singapore Dance Theatre (SDT) with music by the Metropolitan Festival Orchestra. The classic tale of family, love and tragedy is condensed into an hour-long special told through narration and dance excerpts spiced with elements of drama, swordplay and humour. This production of Romeo and Juliet is created by renowned Singaporean choreographer Choo-San Goh and staged by Janek Schergen, the theatre’s artistic director.

PARTY

PILLOW TALK

14 February 2020

10pm till late

Ce La Vie

This is not your average V-Day night out. Turn up in your best slumber jumper (or PJs) and get a chance to snag a plush sleeping mask. You are invited, whether you are a loved-up pair or a solo dreamer! Cover charge of $30 includes a drink.