Valentine’s hotspots for singles

Desiree Pakiam
Going Out – By Day

Single and available on February 14th? These events – which have been organised just for you – offer fun and intriguing alternatives.

Key and Padlock Party
Guys are supposed to grab a key and the ladies, a padlock. Your goal: To find your match as the night progresses. You get a free glass of champagne for your efforts, as well as a Screaming Orgasm cocktail at 10pm. From 8pm. Bartini on Club Street.

Valentine Vendetta
It’s touted as the “ultimate singles party”, with dares and games like “Hottest French Kiss” for which you will win prizes. From 7pm. Club Lava at CHIJMES. Entry from $35 (includes a drink).

Match Made in China One
Help break the Guinness World Record for the longest linked toast, which will be presided over by Nee Soon GRC’s Parliament representative, Dr Lee Bee Wah. There will also be a free flow of cocktails, wines and light bites. From 7pm. China One at Clarke Quay. Entry at $8 from the whatsinside app, available on iPhones and Android phones. $10 at the door.

Anti-Valentine’s Day Showdown
Ladies, bring your girlfriends and let it all out. You can hit the piñatas as hard as you want, or pin a photo of your ex on a corkboard with a message. Feb 13, from 4pm. The Vault.

Meet Monocle’s editor-in-chief
Tyler Brûlé, editor-in-chief of famed international affairs magazine Monocle, will make an appearance right here in Singapore as part his Monocle Asia-Pacific Tour 2013. Fans of the periodical will get to meet him in the flesh as well as get to check out a pop-up featuring collaboration products like bags, stationery and homeware items in this atypical Valentine’s day event. 5-9pm. Books Actually.

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