The Republic of Singapore is an island city-state in Southeast Asia, according to World Population Review, and over a million of its 5.3 million residents are expats. Since the expat population is so large, there are plenty of married expats living there, many of whom want to discover the best ways to celebrate their anniversaries in style. This guide will give married couples some welcome inspiration. Couples who are new or seasoned expats may use these suggestions to create meaningful wedding anniversary celebrations that are fondly remembered for a lifetime.

Celebrate in high style at Raffles Singapore

If you want an elegant anniversary celebration with all the bells and whistles, be sure to visit Raffles Singapore. This refined hotel is a popular local attraction which is the perfect place to host a group lunch or enjoy dinner for two. If you appreciate gourmet cuisine, book a group or couples reservation at La Dame de Pic.

This Raffles eatery features the culinary creations of Chef Anne-Sophie Pic, who has earned a whopping 7 Michelin stars. Celebrate another year of marital bliss by indulging in the exquisite French food that La Dame de Pic is world-renowned for offering, such as Saga Wagyu Beef, which is made of roasted Japanese Wagyu beef. The beef is served with smoked beetroot and a mushroom broth infused with Osmanthus flowers.

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Find the perfect anniversary gift

To add a little more meaning and romance to your anniversary, bring the ideal anniversary gift along. One fun tip is to choose a present based on which anniversary you are celebrating. A first anniversary is traditionally celebrated with a gift of paper, while a 6th anniversary is typically celebrated with a gift of iron. Whichever year your anniversary is, look up its traditional gift material. Then, find a present made from that material. Your symbolic gift (such as an iron-forged, everlasting rose) will be treasured. Choosing old-fashioned ways of celebrating, such as offering traditional gifts that fit the specific anniversary year, is one of the keys to making a wedding anniversary celebration appropriate and special. Be sure to add gorgeous wrapping paper. Look for wrap and bows made from recycled materials, as they are more eco-friendly.

Take a flight on the Singapore Flyer

If you want to drink in the beauty of Singapore with your true love on your wedding anniversary, be sure to take a ride on Asia’s biggest giant observation wheel. The Singapore Flyer rises 165 feet off the ground and provides astonishing views of Marina Bay and surrounding areas. Each car in this Ferris wheel seats up to 28, so you may take lots of friends and family along if you want to. Circling above the city will be magical.

Since it’s your special day, consider a VIP experience, which includes a very short wait to board the Ferris wheel, as well as delicious champagne. Even if you don’t splurge on VIP tickets, you’ll find that your capsule’s 360-degree visibility makes you see Singapore in a whole new light.

Now that you know some exceptional ways to celebrate your anniversary while living as an expat in Singapore, you’ll be ready to plan an amazing anniversary. If you’re really ambitious, go for a fancy dinner, bring a traditional gift along, and wrap things up with a Ferris wheel ride. You’ll enjoy the anniversary of a lifetime.


Expat Bloggers Sally Jackson is a professional freelance writer with many years experience across many different areas. She made the move to freelancing from a stressful corporate job and loves the work-life balance it offers her. When not at work, Sally enjoys reading, hiking, spending time with her family and travelling as much as possible.

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