20 most Instagramable places in Singapore
Updated: Jun 5, 2020
I feel lucky to find myself living in Singapore, the 10th most instagrammable country in the world. As the city is filled with colour, abundant greenery and iconic architecture, it's no wonder there are so many incredible places for the perfect photo opportunity!
Being an avid Instagrammer, I have managed to discover some such amazing spots in the Lion City. Here’s sharing 20 most Instagrammable places in Singapore and that also happen to be my personal favourites:
20 most Instagramable places in Singapore 1) Gardens By the Bay (Supertree Grove)
Gardens By The Bay is one of the most impressive parks that Singapore has to offer, with its spectacular Supertree structures, giant greenhouses and skywalk over the gardens. Walking around the park is free, but there is a charge to enter both the greenhouses (which by the way, are cold, not humid as you might expect.).
The best time to experience the Supertrees is during the evening light and music show, that is held twice every night. It’s a truly magical experience, as you lie on the ground and look up at the lights casting an Avatar style glow over the park.
More photo spots here include:
- Cloud Forest
- Supertree Grove & OCBC Skyway
- Flower Dome
- Floral Fantasy
2) Helix Bridge
Helix Bridge in Singapore is probably one of the most impressive pedestrian bridges you’ll ever come across! Overlooked by the Marina Bay Sands Hotel, the Helix Bridge is best enjoyed at night when lit up along the bay! Did you know that the Helix Bridge is based on the double-helix model of DNA?
3) Marina Bay
Moving forward, the Marina Bay area is a no-brainer spot to take iconic photos in Singapore, with all the recognisable landmarks surrounding you. Marina Bay offers perfect views of the Singapore city skyline and the Marina Bay Sands Hotel. Check out some of my Marina Bay insta moments here!
Other popular photo spots here include:
- Marina Bay Sands
- Art Science Museum
- Gardens by the Bay
Geylang has somewhat of a sleazy reputation as the red-light district of Singapore, and not a neighbourhood that you’d necessarily consider to explore. Shophouses along Lorong 24A are some of my favourites, and although they aren't as pristine and well maintained as the ones in Joo Chiat, they still withhold real character and beauty.
5) Redhill MRT Station
The Redhill MRT Station in Singapore looks like a set straight out of a Wes Anderson movie! The pretty pink station is the Instagram spot of your dreams if you're looking to take some cute photos.
6) Jewel Changi
Just when I thought my beloved Changi Airport couldn't get any more impressive, Jewel Changi opened! The Jewel at Singapore's Changi airport has the world’s tallest indoor waterfall, and this rain vortex gushes over 500,000 litres of water and mist. You'll need a lot of patience if you want to shoot here and it's usually very busy, but definitely worth the wait!
Other instaworthy photo spots here:
- Shiseido Forest Valley
- Canopy Bridge
- Hedge Maze
- Canopy Bridge
7) Chinese Gardens
These stunning Chinese Gardens are located in Jurong East, complete with stunning oriental pagodas, a tea house, and both a Chinese and Japanese gardens. Fully decked out with bonsai trees from all over South East Asia, this is a must-visit spot!
8) People’s Park Complex
People’s Park Complex is a 31-floor-high-rise building in the heart of Chinatown, dating back to the 1970s. Take the elevator up to the carpark level to be greeted with an incredible panoramic view of Singapore! An awesome spot for facade and skyline photos and there is a bar up top to get a refreshing drink.
9) Hougang Rainbow Flat
A little off-the-grid for tourists, the Hougang Rainbow Flat is located in the heartland neighbourhood of Hougang where you can find the iconic rainbow-adorned Block 316. The beautiful rainbow colours were painted on the block in the 1980s and make for a great instaworthy shot!
You might recognise Chijmes from the Crazy Rich Asians movie! This is not only a great place to grab lunch, with plenty of restaurants to choose from, but also an incredible place to take photos. Furthermore, this historic building offers white arches and beautiful tiled floors, which makes it easy to take a dreamy shot!
There's plenty of photo opportunities around Singapore's Chinatown, as it is full of rich heritage, intricate architecture and bright colours. Chinatown is a maze of narrow streets, filled with restaurants serving traditional dishes like satay, noodles and chicken rice, as well an abundance of souvenirs and antique shops. Walk along with the lantern filled streets and take in the sights!
12) Emerald Hill
Emerald Hill is a location that’s perfect for those of you who appreciate the rich architecture and Peranakan style shophouses as much as I do. Have a wander along Emerald Hill Road and admire the beautiful upscale neighbourhood in all its glory. Emerald Hill is located just behind Orchard Road, so it’s a nice detour to take on your way into town.
13) Kampong Glam
Start from Kampong Glam’s iconic Sultan Mosque and work your way along the side streets to soak in the eclectic blend of Native-Malay, Muslim and Middle Eastern history and culture. I recommend heading there at the Golden hour as the sun begins to set on the mosque, it’s just beautiful (and a perfect photo opportunity!)
14) Masjid Sultan
Masjid Sultan is difficult to miss if you’re visiting Haji Lane, or are in the Kampong Glam area. Be sure to stop and check the beautiful Masjid Sultan Mosque as it is definitely one of the most instagrammable places in Singapore. There are lots of different angles you can play around with to capture this impressive landmark in all its glory.
15) Little India
This psychedelic looking building in the heart of Little India is the residence of former Tan Teng Niah, and is one of the last remaining Chinese villas in Singapore! Tan Teng Niah was a prominent Chinese businessman working in Little India and built this house especially for his wife. (Lucky her!) In addition to this house, there are many other unique buildings and photo opportunities around Little India- from fruit and veg stalls and markets to heritage shophouses.
16) Alkaff Bridge
The Alkaff Bridge in Robertson Quay was named after a prominent Arabian family, the Alkaffs, who were among the wealthiest in Singapore during the early 20th century. It is shaped like a tongkang (a light boat used commonly in the early days to carry goods along rivers) and is situated near the former Alkaff Quay. Crossing the Singapore River, this colourful bridge is hard to miss!
17) Botanic Gardens
Singapore Botanic Gardens is one of my favourite tropical havens of all time, owing to its vibrant flora and plants plus not to mention the FREE entry! The Singapore Botanic Gardens is 158 years old and it is the only garden to be honoured as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In addition to the quality gardens, you can indulge in a host of of wildlife experiences here- from birds to turtles and my beloved giant monitor lizards. There are lots of photo opportunities here, and for the famous flower arch, you will need to pay $5 entry into the Orchid Garden.
18) Ministry of Communication and Information
This magical facade is called the MICA building, formally known as the MITA Building or the Old Hill Street Police Station. The building was completed in 1934 and consists of an impressive 927 shuttered windows and a rainbow colour theme with 3 different shades for each colour. Although it’s slightly over-looked nowadays, it is still one of my favourite facades in Singapore!
19) Southern Ridges
The Southern Ridges cover 10 kilometres of lush green open spaces in Singapore. One moment you’re surrounded by verdant greenery, the next thing you know, you have incredible views of the landscape from Mount Faber and Henderson Waves. Make Henderson Waves a rest stop where you can snap the customary shot!
20) Joo Chiat
Take a stroll along the insta-famous street of Joo Chiat Road to admire the pastel heritage shophouses and colonial bungalows. The exteriors of these buildings are just so beautiful, I honestly get overwhelmed every time I see them. The neighbouring Joo Chiat area is shaped by the unique pre-war architecture, and the loveliest shops selling Peranakan handcrafted items, along with plenty of cafes and coffee shops.
I hope this list of 20 most instagrammable places in Singapore allows you to take some memorable shots during your time in the little Lion City! Did you like what you read? If so, for more exciting information about life in Singapore and other relevant recommendation compilations, you can check out my Singapore Ebook Guide The S Word. #singapore #singaporeexpat #instagrammableplaces #instagram