For the average Singaporean adults, especially for new parents, finding quality time for romance and adventure can be a challenge. Between busy schedules and parental responsibilities, it’s easy to forget the importance of nurturing your relationship. However, worry not, because we’ve got you covered! In this listicle, we’ll whisk you away on a journey to discover free date ideas that will rekindle the spark in your relationship. From exploring enchanting art exhibitions to enjoying outdoor cinematic experiences under the stars, these budget-friendly activities offer the perfect escape for parents looking to reconnect and create cherished memories together.

Here are five free date ideas in Singapore that you and your partner can engage in this month.

1. Locious: Universe is now

Photo: White Space Art Asia

Are you and your partner looking for a captivating yet wallet-friendly date ideas in Singapore? Dive into the enchanting world of ‘Locious: The Universe of Now,’ a solo art showcase by Indonesian artist Galih Reza Suseno.

Running from 31 August to 24 September 2023, this exhibition invites you and your partner to explore the intersection of art, climate change, and sustainability through the lens of ancient Indonesian legends. Galih Suseno’s unique artistry, featuring imaginative characters and textured landscapes, prompts contemplation of humanity’s role in nature-human harmony.

Admission is free, making it an ideal, budget-friendly date for new parents seeking a meaningful and artistic experience.

Locious: The Universe of Now

Dates: 31 August – 24 September 2023 

Address: White Space Art Asia, 1H Yong Siak Street, S168641

2. UNIQLO x Studio Ghibli pop-up

Photo: Uniqlo / Instagram

Step into an enchanting world of Studio Ghibli at Bugis+. To commemorate the Southeast Asia-exclusive UT collection in collaboration with Studio Ghibli, Uniqlo has set up a Studio Ghibli pop-up in the shopping mall.

From now to September 14 2023, immerse yourself in the Studio Ghibli pop-up at Bugis+, offering Instagrammable backdrops, iconic character installations, exclusive gifts, and more. While the movie screenings have already concluded last month, you can still relish the magic throughout September. Spend two weeks capturing memorable moments against Studio Ghibli-themed backdrops and indulge in shopping for the new UT Collection. It’s a fantastic date idea for new parents to enjoy a whimsical and Instagram-worthy date experience, all while exploring the charm of Studio Ghibli’s beloved characters.

UNIQLO x Studio Ghibli

Dates: 18 August – 14 September 2023

Address: Bugis+, Level 2,  201 Victoria St, Singapore 188067

3. MeshMinds 3.0: ArtxTechforGood

Photo: MeshMinds

For the month of September, MeshMinds 3.0: ArtxTechforGood invites you and your partner on a captivating journey through virtual environments that reveal alternate realities.

This groundbreaking exhibition seamlessly intertwines art, technology, and sustainability to immerse visitors in the heart of digital culture and environmental awareness. As you explore these date ideas, interactive exhibits underscore the vital importance of preserving culture and the environment in our digital era. Highlights include ‘Sky Farm Island,’ an innovative sustainable farming experience illustrating the potential of eco-conscious agriculture. ‘Aquasia,’ a mesmerising metaworld set in a floating city, challenges you to contemplate the fusion of art and technology.

In addition, don’t miss the two-day forum, “Conversations for People and Planet,” held at the ArtScience Cinema on 8 and 9 September 8 and 9, where thought leaders discuss critical environmental issues in the digital age. Sign up on their official website.

MeshMinds 3.0: ArtxTechforGood

Dates: 1 – 30 September 2023

Address: ArtScience Museum, 6 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018974

4. Singapore Comic Con 2023 Prelude

Photo: Singapore Comic Con / Facebook

Prepare for an exciting journey into the world of Singapore Comic Con (SGCC) as it gears up for its highly anticipated 2023 edition. In addition to its usual cosplay showcase, performances and exclusive merchandise, what’s new at this year’s SGCC?

Although the complete event details are yet to be disclosed, an exclusive sneak preview awaits you at the Singapore Comic Con 2023 Prelude, scheduled for 9 and 10 September at City Square Mall. This prelude, which is free for all to enter, offers a glimpse of what SGCC has in store.

Singapore Comic Con 2023

Dates: 9 – 10 September 2023

Address: City Square Mall, L1 Atrium, 180 Kitchener Rd, Singapore 208539

5. Movies by the Beach

Photo: Sentosa / Facebook

Sentosa’s “Movies by the Beach” returns in September, setting the stage for an enchanting cinematic experience exclusively on the weekends.

This event combines the allure of outdoor cinema with the tranquil beauty of Palawan Green, creating a perfect evening of entertainment beneath the stars. It’s a delightful date ideas, offering a nostalgic touch of classic films, including Finding Nemo (2003) and Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007). Whether you’re a couple seeking a romantic date night, a family looking for a fun outing with the kids, or friends wanting to relive the magic of classic movies, this event offers a captivating blend of nostalgia and beachside charm.

To plan your perfect beachfront movie night, explore the full movie list and screening schedule on Sentosa’s website, and let the starlit cinema experience sweep you away.

Movies by the Beach

Date: 1 – 17 September 2023

Address: Palawan Green, Siloso Bch Walk

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