Date Night at Bras Basah.Bugis
15 Dec 2020 11:21AM

Date Night at Bras Basah.Bugis

Longing for a holiday with your significant other, but can’t travel? The pandemic is dragging on way longer than any of us have anticipated, and our borders remain stubbornly closed. But don’t worry - we’ve planned a fun, round-the-world date night at Bras Basah.Bugis to take your mind off things!

Jump right in and shimmy over to Latin America with some authentic Mexican food at El Mero Mero, located in CHIJMES. This sparky restaurant serves top-notch Mexican cuisine and is the perfect joint for a sparkling get-together with your beau.

Start the meal with a sip of mezcal or a pitcher of cold margaritas - known for their hand-picked, original selection of tequilas, mezcales, Hispanic wines, and flavourful cocktails, El Mero Mero’s drinks menu is not to be missed.

Once your thirst is quenched, chow down on traditional Mexican suspects like quesadillas, tostadas and ceviches. Prepare yourself for a wonderful modern twist, such as theri hamachi and coconut ceviche, which is made with hibiscus flower milk, trout roe with avocado puree!

For the foodies, make sure to grab a seat at the counter to indulge in a birds-eye view of the kitchen. With their authentic ingredients - most of which are sourced directly from Mexico - freshly-made salads, and delectable sauces, El Mero Mero is sure to excite and delight your date with the very best in contemporary Mexican cuisine.

We can all collectively agree that this decade is off to a rough start. So why not travel back in time, and live like it’s the 1920s? Take a gander at one of the National Museum of Singapore’s permanent exhibitions, Modern Colony, to find out what life was like during the cosmopolitan days of Singapore’s history as a British Crown colony in the 1920s and 30s.

Peruse through an array of personal belongings ranging from richly embroidered cheongsams, to intricately crafted shoes, to simple personal trinkets, and discover how both the affluent Straits-born and migrant Chinese fought to express their modern identities.

This visual gallery is set in a stunning 1920s black-and-white bungalow and is sure to whisk you and your date back a century to simpler times.


Before you end the date, escape to an urban oasis in the heart of the city with an overnight stay at the ultra-luxurious Hotel Fort Canning. This iconic 5-star heritage boutique hotel was once the former British Far East Command Headquarters during World War II. It was recently restored and reconstructed as a hotel without compromising its old colonial charm, and in 2010, reopened its doors as Hotel Fort Canning.

The hotel is also home to the renowned Chinois Spa and is the perfect way to unwind after a tiring day traipsing around Bras Basah.Bugis with your date.

Lovers can choose from Chinois Spa’s three beautifully appointed couple treatment rooms, each decked out in classic French chinoiserie furnishing. Each room is equipped with shower facilities and full amenities such as plush clean towels, fuzzy bathrobes and room sandals. Slip into a comfy robe, massage your aches away, and embark on a journey of relaxation and restoration.

After a relaxing evening at the spa, catch up on some well-deserved sleep and snuggle in bed with your date after your exhausting holiday. Once you wake up refreshed, you’ll be ready to take on the world again - after a hearty breakfast in bed, of course.

So, while indulging in overseas vacations with your loved one might seem like an unlikely reality right now, these date night ideas at Bras Basah.Bugis will provide you with a fun alternative to recharge together during these extraordinary times.