Environmental Activities For Couples Oct 2018

If guys left the planning first date to most girls, they’d probably choose sipping on cocktails on rooftop bars or any activity in an air-conditioned venue. You know they want to keep the masterpiece which is their makeup slaying throughout the evening.

But as the relationship gets more comfortable, taking the date outdoors sans the makeup could be a good idea. Not only will it spice up your dating routine, but also you can score brownie points if you pick activities which show you’re into caring for the environment.

So if you’re looking to flex your eco-friendly muscles or are a long-term couple looking to switch up your weekend plans, here’s a list of environmentally friendly dating activities instead.

1. Paddle and keep Marina Bay clean with (Project Blue WaVe)

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You know what’s better than admiring Singapore’s Crazy Rich Asian skyline with your hand in bae’s? Doing a part in cleaning up our waters at the same time too.

At the Project Blue WaVe Ambassadors Workshop, have fun paddling in the Marina Bay and removing debris from our reservoirs while enjoying the world-class city skyline.

The organisers, PA Water-Venture, will help you understand more about our environmental challenges and groom you with facilitation skills to lead your own cleanup activities.

To bring: Your own packed lunch, sports attire with covered footwear for kayaking, sun protection, water bottle, and a change of clothes.
Prerequisite: 12 Years old and above. Must be present for the entire session.

Date: 20 October 2018
Time: 10.00am to 5.00pm
Location: PAssion WaVe @ Marina Bay, 11 Rhu Cross, S(437440)
Cost: Free, sign up here

2. Clean up mangroves to create a future paktor spot (International Coastal Cleanup, Singapore)

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The Sungei Mandai Kechil mangrove is set to open as nature park in mid-2022. Make use of a Sunday to clean up one of your future fav paktor spots.

See advice for participants and what to pack here.

Date: 14 October 2018
Time: 8.00am to 11.00am
Location: Sungei Mandai Kechil Mangrove, 9 Kampong Mandai Kechil, S(739586)
Cost: Free, sign up here

3. Sort recyclables to raise funds for charity (Tzu Chi Singapore)

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Give back to society and raise funds for charities when you collect and sort recyclables with Buddhist organisation, Tzu Chi. The items are later sold and the proceeds go to the Tzu Chi Singapore’s general fund to provide healthcare and education.

Date: 14 October
Time: 9.00am to 12.00pm
Location: See nearest recycling points and what to donate here
Cost: Free, sign up here

4. Art jam by painting with coffee powder (Guardians of Mother Earth)

Artist Vincent Seet (pictured wearing red) creating one of the exhibition pieces

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Get in touch with your artistic side when you attend this ground coffee painting session led by local artist and green environmentalist Vincent Seet.

Date: 20 October
Time: 8.30am to 11.00am
Location: Function Hall, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road, S(259569)
Cost: Free, sign up here

5. Rescue local horseshoe crabs (Nature Society (Singapore))

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Watch the sunset with your boo as you detangle trapped horseshoe crabs from abandoned fishing nets. You’ll also contribute to research by measuring their lengths, identifying their gender and breeding status, before releasing them back into the mangroves.

See what to pack here.

Date: 27 October
Time: 5.00pm to 7.00pm
Location: Kranji Mudflats, 287 Kranji Road, S(739517)
Cost: Free, sign up here
Enquiries: Contact Lester at [email protected]

6. Hike the Chek Jawa Boardwalk Tour (Naked Hermit Crabs group)

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Go on a guided nature walk in Chek Jawa and spot animals such as monitor lizards, fiddler crabs, wild boars, and mudskippers. The walk hopes to spread awareness and safeguard the already threatened fragile coastal ecosystems.

See what to pack here.

Date: 14 October
Time: 9.30am to 11.30am
Location: Chek Jawa Information Kiosk, Pulau Ubin
Cost: Free, but small donations are accepted, sign up here

7. Beach cleanup at East Coast Park (Trash Hero Singapore)

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Join volunteers to remove trash from a rarely-cleaned section of the East Coast beach. Depending on how many participants there are, the group may head to different sections. After a morning of trash duty, put on your bikini for a beach date and have a picnic by the sea.

Date: 23 October
Time: 9.30am to 11.00am
Location: Starbucks at Parkland Green, 920 East Coast Parkway, #01-17, S(449875)
Cost: Free, sign up here

PA Water-Venture Activities

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Volunteering and giving back to our local environment is a great way to get a good workout while spending time with your partner.

Aside from spending a romantic afternoon splashing about and cleaning up the Marina Bay, you can use PA Water-Venture to get ideas for more outdoor date exploits.

PA Water-Venture offer water sports equipment rentals, family camps, and other waterfront activities. They have a Sea Discovery Series which allow novice kayakers to practice paddling which includes a thrilling jump rope session.

But if you’d prefer an art-escapade weekend, try hand-painting cookies or print your own Christmas cards with linocuts at Marina Bay instead.

The Art Of Hand-Painted Cookies

Date: 13 October
Time: 10.00am to 12.00pm
Cost: PAssion Members @ S$40 (including material fee), Non-members @ $45 (including material fee)
Location: PAssion WaVe @ Marina Bay, 11 Rhu Cross, S(437440)
Sign up over the counter at PAssion WaVe @ Marina Bay

Linocut Printing Workshop

Date: 8 December
Time: 10.00am to 12.30pm
Cost: PAssion Card members @ S$48 (including material fee), Non-members @ S$58 (including material fee)
Location: PAssion WaVe @ Marina Bay, 11 Rhu Cross, S(437440)
Sign up here

To take a look at PA Water-Venture’s other updates and event listings, hop over to their Facebook page or log onto the onePA portal to sign up for courses.

This post was brought to you by PA Water-Venture.

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