We bring you on a tour of some of Singapore’s Instagram-worthy places. From iconic landmarks to colourful streets and shophouses that reflect old and new Singapore, let these Instagrammers bring you on a tour to capture that perfect shot for the gram.
Iconic Spots in Singapore
Marina Bay Sands
Without a doubt one of the most Instagrammed landmarks in the world, this boat-shaped hotel is definitely an iconic spot for locals and tourists alike.
Gardens by the Bay
These Avatar-esque Supertrees make it one of the more unique photos you can take in Singapore. Pictures taken in the day and in the night gives off different feels. It’s recommended to go around an hour before sundown so you can capture both the trees in daylight and when they light up (and enjoy the light and sound show while at it!)
Another feature at Gardens by the Bay that’s commonly found on Instagram is the waterfalls in the Cloud Forest. While you have to pay to enter, you can take time to enjoy the themed flora and fauna on display, and also catch a cool respite from Singapore’s humid weather!
The latest addition to the list of Instagrammable spots in Singapore, Jewel Changi Airport’s Rain Vortex is the largest indoor waterfall in the world standing at 40 meters high. Just like the Supergrove Trees, the Rain Vortex lights up, illuminating the waterfall as night falls, giving it a magical feel that is different from the day.
The National Gallery
National Gallery is Singapore’s newest art museum opened in 2015, which used to house the former Supreme Court and City Hall. It houses the largest public collection of Singapore and Southeast Asian art. Beyond that, the interior boasts of many spots for that Instagram-worthy picture.
Located at Levels 3 and 4 of Orchard Gateway, Library@Orchard was created as a boutique library targeted at young adults and reopened in 2014 with a new appealing ambiance and a focus on design. With its polished furniture and sleek layout, you can spend the afternoon browsing and reading, and at the same time, take some Instagram-worthy shots.
Places for a Pop of Colour
Old Hill Street Police Station
This is definitely one of the hot Instagram spots of Singapore with its rainbow-coloured windows. Who would have guessed this used to be a police station in days gone by? Capturing this building is no easy feat if you are looking to have nothing else in the picture, so you’ll have to be patient with the traffic passing, be prepared with your pose, and a quick hand on the shutter!
Tan Teng Niah’s House
This lone colourful Chinese villa was built in 1900 and still stands in Singapore’s Little India. It is one of the landmarks not to be missed if you follow the National Heritage Board’s Little India Heritage trail, and its vibrant colours will be sure to make your travel album pop.
Haji Lane’s Street Art
Labelled as one of Singapore’s hipster alleyways, this street is a colourful burst of visual joy with murals and street art that’s filled with bars, hip boutiques and equally Instagram-worthy cafes. Every inch is filled with a pop of colour so it’s not difficult to find a spot to take that shot for the gram.
Katong Peranakan Shophouses
Along Koon Seng Street in the neighbourhood of Joo Chiat, you will find a row of pastel-coloured shophouses decorated with Peranakan styled geometric and floral patterns. Spend some time taking a stroll in Katong/Joo Chiat, historically the home of Peranakans (or Straits Chinese) while you’re there.
Parks and Nature Spaces
Fort Canning Spiral Staircase
Make a search on Instagram for Fort Canning and this Alice in Wonderland-esque picture fills your entire feed. This spiral staircase is located at the end of the tunnel between Canning Rise and Canning Street, towards Fort Canning Park. Be forewarned that taking a picture requires patience and a fair bit of waiting time.
Sang Nila Utama Garden
Closer to the Clarke Quay entrance of Fort Canning Park, your will find the Sang Nila Utama Garden – one of the nine gardens that tells of Singapore’s history. Named after the first ancient king of Singapore, you will be welcomed by these Javanese split gates, as part of a re-creation of the South-east Asian gardens in the 14th century when the king lived. These gates are also fast becoming a popular picture spot for Instagram.
Singapore Botanic Gardens
As the only tropical garden on the UNESCO World Heritage list, the Singapore Botanic Gardens spans over 200 acres, so you will definitely find many green spaces for a good photo. 2 of the most commonly Instagrammed spots will definitely have to be Swan Lake and the icon of botanic garden – the Bandstand pavilion, an octagonal structure that used to host military band performances in the early years.
Japanese Cemetery Park
This spot is located in a less touristy neighbourhood of Singapore, and one that is less convenient to reach. It is a cemetery – the largest one in Southeast Asia – but has been closed to burials in 1973 and named a memorial park in 1987. The archway is decorated with bougainvillea and when these flowers are in bloom, they make a beautiful photo resembling the blooms of spring. If you are visiting, be sure to show respect since it is, after all, a cemetery.
Have you visited any of these places? If not, it’s time to plan your little Instagram tour around Singapore.
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