Valentine’s Day is on the horizon but who says love should be expressed between only two on this day? So whether you’re looking to treat yourself (go on, you deserve it) or planning to take your loved ones on a fancy dinner, a fun night out, or a cool experience - you’re bound to find something that suits everyone at Global Village.
First, the perfect gift
With another special day comes the dreaded time where one must pick out a gift. Since you know your loved ones well enough, why not get them something, maybe, small yet so personal that it could mean everything? Cupid to the rescue! (us!) Here’s our list of seven specials.
Well, this might sound odd. But how about a handcrafted notebook to handwrite ‘reasons I love you’? Now that’s cutesy. Find plenty of premium handcrafted notebooks at the Turkey, Thailand, and Pakistan pavilions. You might want to get some tissues too, just in case they get all teary-eyed with this heart-filling present.
This day sure calls for some cheesy. Fill into a sweet memory jar with ticket stubs or special notes between you and your loved ones. Head to the China, Russia, and Egypt pavilion to pick up some lovely jars.
Art never disappoints! Stop by at the Caricaturist who’ll help you get yourself etched in the memory of your loved one through a fun-loving portrait.
Personalized Birthstone Jewelry
Customize a beautiful piece of jewelry with your birthstones together, at the Iran, Europe, and Turkey pavilions. There you have a timeless and meaningful item they can wear forever.
Pamper them with luxurious hand creams, nourishing face masks, refreshing bath salts, or any kind of skincare made with natural ingredients, that will remind them to take time for self-care. Korea, Europe, and the Africa pavilion are your go-to.
Take a trip down memory lane. Compile some of your favorite photo memories in gorgeous frames and let it double as décor. Choose from trendy to artsy and antique frames at the China, Morocco and India Pavilions.
Love a popcorn lover? March to Let’s Popcorn at the Carnaval and get your hands on these salty, crunchy, savory snacks, available in oh so unique flavours like Oreo Org, Choco Stacio, Caramel, and Creamy Cheddar. After all, a gift has to touch the heart.
Nothing ignites passion like a little bit of art
Travel the world with your special other through folk performances at each pavilion. Bond through culture, art, dance, and music as you’re enveloped in pleasant tunes at the Iran pavilion to the soft twirls at the Russia pavilion that are bound to get you together. Each pavilion is sure to transport you to a new land with your loved ones.
This special day calls for sweet memories
Sure a card, some flowers, and a simple box of chocolates are tried and tested, but if you really want to make your partner feel special you might need to do a little more. Nothing says ‘I love you’ like fancifully decorated chocolates, cookies, and cupcakes, which is why you need to be at the Railway Market! From chocolate puzzles and colorful macarons to Valentine's Day–themed cookies and artful ganache collections, we've got something to satisfy the loves of your life. (You'll want to stash some away beforehand.)
Food is the key to the heart
With choices and cuisines from across the world, you are sure to have an experience like no other at Global Village. Not only will you be spoilt with cuisine choices, whether you’re after a low-key date night or splashing out on a fancy night out, it’s sure to impress. Dine at any of the fine dining restaurants offering unique cuisines from Persian food at Nowruz Persian Restaurant to Thai choices at Yahya or grab delicious bites from the food stalls at Fiesta Street and Happiness Street, underneath a blanket of stars. Can’t get cozier.
Love to the kids
Want to pamper the kids with all the love this Valentine's Day? Treat them to unforgettable experiences at Ripley's Believe It Or Not!® where they get to venture into the weirdly wonderful world of six uniquely themed galleries, a brand new Moving Theatre 4D, the Marvelous Mirror Maze, and a boutique stocked with strange souvenirs (surprise them with a gift). For a delightful meet and greet with their favorite characters, hop with them to the Peter Rabbit™ Adventure Zone, where they also get to participate in engaging and fun activities. Round off the day with thrilling rides and snacks at the Carnaval, a day they’ll never forget!