11 special proposal ideas in Singapore since COVID-19 got you on lockdown

by Natalie Lim

COVID-19 may have set us some terrible travel restrictions, but there are no boundaries for love. It’s been a year of being stuck in Singapore, so some of us may have postponed overseas proposal plans, since popping the question is an important moment that has to be done properly.

But if you cannot wait any longer, or, if you’re trying to send bb some sort of hint to “just propose lah”, this article is for you. Though bb will not be asking you to be his on the soaring cliffs of Santorini, we’ve scoured some proposal places and ideas that’ll make the moment equally as memorable.

Eaglewings Cinematics — Cinema proposal to reminisce movie dates

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Movie dates are probably on the front pages of Dating 101 and if you’re nearing the end of the chapter, it’s time to give your love story a beautiful finish by going back to where it all started. 

Imagine going to a movie, only to realise that there are fairy lights peppered all over the theatre and a video montage of you and bae on the big screen. 

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Cinema operators have been banking on new ways to stay afloat and some of them have pilot into proposal packages. At Eaglewings Cinematics, an independent cinema, you’ll be able to book one of their halls for two hours and screen a video montage.  

Here’s to proving that your love isn’t the stuff of movies.

For more information, contact Eaglewings Cinematics at 9848 7777 or email them at [email protected]

📍 9 King Albert Park, #01-58 Cinema Box Office Atrium, KAP Residences Mall, Singapore 598332

Royal Albatross — Profess your undying love on a tall ship

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In this pandemic, hotel staycation proposal ideas have become the norm. But if you’re a hopeless romantic that refuses to submit to COVID-19’s travel limitations, this is for you. Set sail on the Royal Albatross where you’ll be able to ride into the sunset with your partner, enjoy an intimate dinner, and watch the city lights as darkness falls.

Besides, when you’re under a canopy of sails with a view of the cityscape, it’s very difficult to say no.

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Get onboard one of their sunset cruises and woo your soulmate with the beautiful ambience, roses and a dedicated song.

Proposal packages start from S$550 per couple and on the 2.5 hours cruise, you’re entitled to early boarding, a welcome mocktail, free-flow soft drinks, a three-course dinner and the opportunity to propose at the ship’s Grand Salon. 

See the packages here.

Lazarus Island — Intimate proposal on a tranquil island

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There are many proposal ideas out there, but some of us prefer keeping our special moments intimate. If you’ll like to keep your proposal away from prying eyes, consider bringing your special someone to Lazarus Island instead. Also known as Pulau Sakijang Pelepah, the tranquil island is filled with soft white sand and lush greenery.

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You can explore the place, take a romantic stroll down the sandy beaches and set up an elaborate picnic. To further impress her, you can even rent a private yacht and whisk her away to this surprise setup.

To get to your destination, purchase your tickets from Singapore Island Cruise and Ferry Services, located just above Marina South Pier MRT Exit B. A round-trip ferry ride costs S$15 for adults, but the experience will be priceless.

Book your tickets here.

The Summerhouse — Private air-conditioned Garden Domes 

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The Summerhouse takes the phrase “being in your happy bubble” to a whole new meaning. This proposal idea takes place in the countryside, offering an escape from the hustle and bustle of Singapore and serenity that you’ll appreciate. 

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Their stunning Garden Domes are located away from the crowd, providing intimacy and privacy that a couple needs. Wine and dine under the stars in this air-conditioned geodesic dome and hopefully, you’ll be able to pluck up the courage and ask her to “be yours”.

The private dining experience starts from S$350++ per couple and there’s more information here.

📍 Level 1, 3 Park Lane, Seletar Aerospace Dr, Park, Singapore 798387
🗓️ 8.30am–9.30pm (Daily)

Alkaff Mansion — Hidden castle with a courtyard

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You can’t blame us girls for wanting our boyfriends to be dreamy knights in shining armours, especially when we’ve been fed with a multitude of Disney movies and fairy tales. To truly sweep her off her feet, schedule your proposal at Alkaff Mansion, a hidden castle-like restaurant in Singapore.

With a beautiful courtyard and majestic infrastructure, this proposal idea is sure to make her feel like a princess.

Photo: Wildseed Cafe at Alkaff Mansion

Choose to either have your meal indoors in their colonial restaurant or dine alfresco in the garden-themed area. Whether you’re Beauty or the Beast leaves room for debate, but if the proposal happens here, you’ll at least live to tell a tale as old as time.

Make your reservation here.

📍 10 Telok Blangah Green, Singapore 109178
🗓️ 8am–11pm (Daily)

Cable Car Sky Dining — Take your love to a new level and dine above the cityscape

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Conquering your fear of heights is one thing. But proposing on a cable car 100 metres above sea level, while your stomach is probably churning from all that nervousness? That’s one for the books.

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With One Faber Group, you can take your proposal idea to the next level. Book a private Cable Car Sky Dining session and have a romantic dinner with your partner before popping the question. The two-hour cable car ride will bring you three rounds between Mount Faber, Harbourfront and Sentosa, so there’s more than ample time to ask for her hand.

Even if she says no, there’s literally nowhere else for her to run.

Book your tickets here.

📍 109 Mount Faber Rd, Singapore 099203
🗓️ Boarding starts from 5.30pm

Singapore Flyer — Exclusive capsule with 4-course dinner, roses & champagne

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The Singapore Flyer is known as a popular attraction that is both Singaporean and tourist approved, but the fiery attraction between you and bae needs no other validation. Instead of sharing the Singapore Flyer capsule with others, you can book an exclusive Sky Dining experience and take your special someone for a ride.

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Against the backdrop of Singapore’s glimmering nighttime skyline, confess your love and pop the big question.

Each experience entitles you to two rotations on the Singapore Flyer (60 minutes), priority boarding, a bouquet of roses, a personal in-flight host, a bottle of premium champagne, a four-course dinner and even two photos and a leatherette folder for keepsake.

To make your booking, click here.

📍 30 Raffles Ave, Singapore 039803
🗓️ 3pm–9pm (Thurs-Sun), Closed on Mon-Wed

Kenyaki Japanese Restaurant — Be transported to Kyoto, Japan

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For those who have been to Kyoto, you’d know that this magical place is filled with Shinto shrines and traditional wooden houses. If you and your anata (darling) have been craving a trip to Japan since 2020, make a trip down to Kenyaki Japanese Restaurant, a Japanese enclave hidden on the fourth floor of the Pan Pacific hotel.

Besides the visible Singapore Flyer in the background, nothing else gives away the fact that you’re still in Singapore. The Garden Pavillion is decked in Japanese bonsais, willow trees and a zen koi pond.

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In the evening, the place is lit up with toros (stone lanterns). The romantic ambience sets the mood for a perfect proposal and you’ll perhaps make it on the list for “Top 10 Anime Proposals”.

Do take note that you’ll have to make a reservation for the restaurant to visit the place. But hey, hardly anyone says no to Japanese Cuisine. 

Make your reservation here.

📍 7 Raffles Blvd, Singapore 039595
🗓️ 11.30am–2.30pm, 6pm–10pm (Daily)

Years & Co — Curated proposal sets by the beach 

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Fine dining proposal ideas may feel too formal for some, especially when you’re known as a fun and dynamic duo. For something simple yet elaborate, try going for a concept proposal by the beach.

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Years & Co is a company that offers proposal setups complete with balloons and props. Simply tell them what your S.O prefers and they’ll do the work for you. 

Visit their website here.

Pulau Ubin — Take your relationship to new heights

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For the adventurous couples that have conquered every single trail and hiking point in Singapore, a trip to Pulau Ubin will set you onto a new trial. Take a day’s vacation and travel to the northeast island of Singapore, where loads of activities await you.

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Just a short 15 minutes boat ride away from the main island of Singapore, head to Changi Point Ferry Terminal and board a bumboat headed for the island. The 10sqkm island can be explored on foot or by bicycle, allowing you to spot wild animals such as boards, otters and birds.

But for the best view of the quarries on the island, take a walk up Puaka Hill. Overlooking the Ubin Quarry, it is an unbeaten scenery that’ll take her breath away.

Fotoautomat — Black and white retro photobooth proposal

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To forever immortalise the big moment, consider doing your proposal at Fotoautomat, a black and white retro photobooth at The Projector. Usher her into the photobooth, pull the curtains close, and pop the question before the shutter clicks. You’ll be able to catch her overwhelming look of surprise, happiness or tears of…joy.

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Each session costs S$4 and produces one film strip. It’s a very adorable idea that requires precise execution and timing, but it’ll definitely be a story to tell if done successfully. 

📍 6001 Beach Rd, #05-00 Golden Mile Tower, Singapore 199589
🗓️ 4pm–10.30pm (Mon-Fri), 1pm–10.30pm (Sat, Sun & PH)

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