Celebrating your anniversary, a birthday, job promotion or impending parenthood? If you are looking for inspiration for a romantic spot, here are some places to go for that intimate celebration for two. Take your pick from these places in Singapore with either gorgeous backdrops, panoramic views, or will transport you to a different time or era.

1. Plan a perfect picnic

Pairing food and romance has been a powerful combination through the ages. Pack a picnic hamper of your favourite foods, and head to your favourite spot and dine al fresco in the open air to enjoy your time with your loved one. Another idea is to visit Changi Bay Point for scenic views of the sea, or Little Guilin with its beautiful granite formation in the lake. Add a playlist of your favourite tunes, and you have your special party going.

2. Fire up your evening with a light show

How about catching one of three visually stunning light shows in Singapore that will surely provide a spectacular backdrop for your celebration? Spectra At Marina Bay Sands happens daily at 8pm and 9pm, with an extra show on Friday and Saturday at 10pm. You can view this 15-minute light show from the deck in front of The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, or the Marina Bay Waterfront Promenade. Another light show is the Garden Rhapsody At Gardens By The Bay, which happens daily at 7.45pm and 8.45pm. Or take flight with the Wings of Time light show at Sentosa, with daily showtimes of 7:40pm & 8:40pm.

3. Get dressed up for a night out

Experience the old-world charm of CHIJMES, with its neoclassical buildings, marble waterfalls, charming courtyards and lush green lawns, where you can enjoy a romantic dinner with your bae. You will be spoilt for choice as there’s something for everyone, with a choice of restaurants that serve up sushi, dim sum, pasta and even Mexican fare!

Another option is the Alkaff Mansion, a two-storey Tudor-style building within the Telok Blangah Hill Park. With the options of a bar, café and restaurant in one building, you can choose your perfect setting for a cosy celebration.

4. Catch a sunset at Mount Faber

Soak in a gorgeous sunset or enjoy the sumptuous views from Mount Faber, a place where you can celebrate by checking out a hiking trail with your loved one, having drinks, or having a romantic dinner for two.

Feeling more adventurous? Why not hop onto the iconic cable car for some breath-taking aerial views on a 90-minute ride to Sentosa Island and back, an option that can include an intimate “sky dining” meal.

5. This may float your boat

If you prefer a quick getaway from the bustle of city life, hop on board the Singapore River Cruise to take in amazing views of the city and Boat Quay, Clarke Quay, and Robertson Quay's nightlife districts with your beloved. Choose between a day or night cruise for a mesmerizing experience of seeing our city from a different perspective. Other romantic cruise options are sunset cruises with dinner included, or sightsee Singapore’s southern islands.