There are a lot of reasons why my Valentine’s Day plans could have gone wrong, but an exploding volcano was not on my list. So instead of the romantic day out visiting temples and eating a meal at a nice restaurant that we had planned, I’m now forced to spend a day at home twiddling my thumbs and dreaming about happier times. It hasn’t always been this way though. Here are three places I’ve visited in South East Asia for Valentine’s Day that I’d thoroughly recommend.

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Skye Bar, Jakarta

Jakarta has an impressive skyline and there is nowhere better to appreciate the beauty of this vast metropolis than visiting Skye Bar on the 56th floor of the BCA Tower. Whether you are just planning a quick drink, or you want to stay for a few hours and have dinner, make sure that you arrive in time to watch the sunset.

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Ulun Danu Bratan, Bali

Ulun Danu Bratan is one of the most iconic temples in Bali and so it should be! The temple complex is located on the shores of Lake Bratan in the highlands of Bali. The surroundings of the temple are picturesque and though it is an isolated spot, a visit to this place is worth every minute of the journey. I promise your partner will appreciate it.

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1-Altitude Bar, Singapore

1-Altitude Bar takes up the top three stories of the One Raffles Place Building and offers a panoramic view over Marina Bay Sands and the business district of Singapore. The restaurant – Stellar – which is one the 62nd floor is the perfect place to take your dinner date. The food is world class and the views are unbeatable (just make sure your date is not scared of heights).

The world is full of beautiful places to spend a romantic Valentine’s Day. If you’re stuck for ideas about where to go, visit this page set up by There are plenty of great travel ideas from a range of travel bloggers from around the world. Any one of these places could be just the inspiration you need for a fantastic Valentine’s Day.