Will You be my NS45 Valentine?
By Tim Wee
February 14, 2014
February 14th, this is the date on the calendar that both genders look forward to. Whether you are a swinging single or one half of a loving relationship. Valentine’s Day is the one day where it socially acceptable to pay for overpriced tokens of love for that special someone.
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While there is probably a die-hard romantic in everyone, the actual cost of being one can be quite staggering. Although most would have received a mini monetary windfall in the form of ang bo money, that small fortune is probably peanuts compared to the prices at the florists for today. Short of winning the S$10 million Toto lottery tonight, love, contrary to what pop star J. Lo might say, does cost you many things!
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But, that doesn’t mean that you can’t have a magical Valentine’s Day. Fret no more, here comes SAFRA to the rescue! With most of you undoubtedly in possession of your NS45 vouchers, did you know that you can use them at various entertainment outlets and eateries for your special Valentine? As time is running out to use them (gentle reminder, the NS45 vouchers expires at the end of March 2014), we have devised a series of themed Valentine dates just for you!
Have you used your NS45 vouchers?
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For the Animal Lovers out there
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Nothing puts people in the mood for love than fresh seafood! Get your briny aphrodisiac with a meal at Boston Seafood Shack. Enjoy fresh shucked oysters or pig out on a juicy lobster with sparkling champagne!
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After that, whisk off to the enchanting Night Safari and spend an evening walking on the wild side. Take in all that the animal kingdom has to offer under a blanket of stars! Stare into your valentine’s eyes as the elephants, wolfs and tigers provide a stunning backdrop to your romantic safari experience.
Finally, surprise her with a tasteful gift from Zalora and watch her swoon with delight. The fashionable pair of animal print heels you picked out will no doubt be the key to her heart.
For the Old Fashioned Lover Boy
Pack a picnic basket and enjoy a meal under the night sky. If you are not a wizard in the kitchen, fret not. Simply pop by the Cold Storage at Plaza Singapura and you can pick up an assortment of antipasto, sandwiches and wines.
After getting your picnic essentials, take a romantic stroll over to Fort Canning Park and laid out your bountiful spread. Don’t forget to pack a picnic mat along or you might be sitting in the dirt. Impress your date with your knowledge of the overhead constellation of stars or just marvel at the shimmering city lights from your cosy vantage point.
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Forgot to bring along your guitar? Then, simply hike down to Timbre @ The Substation and serenade your loved one with her favourite love song. Enjoy the laid back atmosphere and enjoy a couple’s cocktail together with some quality local music!
For a Loving Workout
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Engage your valentine by surprising her with fencing lessons at Z-Fencing in our very own SAFRA Toa Payoh! As Pat Benatar once sung, Love Is a Battlefield! So, get your pulses racing as you two are locked in this ancient swashbuckling ‘dance’. Once you two are done thrusting and riposting, you might learn the true meaning of love!
Once your date’s guard is down, swoop in and surprise her with the sportswear gift you picked out especially for her. You can even impress her further by telling her about the extensive sports gear on offer at Velocity mall from where you brought her gift!
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Finally, quell that monster appetite you two have worked up by heading down to Restaurant Hoshigaoka. Conveniently located at SAFRA Toa Payoh, win her heart with a feast of scrumptious Japanese cuisine!
For the Movie Buffs
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Kick off a larger-than-life Valentine Day experience by travelling into the realm of movies at Universal Studios Singapore! Dazzle your other half with exhilarating blockbuster amusement rides such as TRANSFORMERS The Ride, Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure and Shrek 4-D Adventure! Treat her like the star she is with some Hollywood glamour as you enjoy the seven different themed zones!
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Then, dress up for dinner as you pamper your date to a gala reception at the M Hotel. Feel like a star for the evening with the sheer variety of delicacies available to you at the exquisite international buffet spread!
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Lastly, end off the evening with a bang at Shaw theatres. Get a red carpet reception with the VIP suite and enjoy a fairy-tale ending with romance on the big screen.
For a Wild and Wet Valentine
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Hoping to cool things off on a scorching Valentine’s Day date? Then, splash your way to Adventure Cove Waterpark! Don your swim gear and marvel at the wonders beneath the waves. In addition, turn back the years and unleash the kid in both of you by going on the various water slides like the Spiral Washout, Pipeline Plunge and Ripetide Rocket!
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Once you have dried off the child-like excitement of the waterpark, relax by dropping by the River Safari. Soak in a slow afternoon cruise through Asia’s first and only river themed wildlife park and busk in the sunshine.
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To end things off, leave your fishing rods at home as you head down to Fish & Co. to snag your dinner catch. Share a seafood platter for two as you play Prince Eric to her Princess Ariel! With a date like that, you will be reining in her heart in no time!