Singapore is one of the places that instantly felt like home – the mix of cultures, architecture, food, and just the general atmosphere, are impossible to beat. As a way to reminisce my pre-pandemic trip to Singapore, I have decided to put together this guide with instagrammable places to Singapore. Some are places where I have personally been and took photo, and some where places where I did not have time to go. For such a small country, there sure are lots of instagram worthy places in Singapore.
Without further ado, here are the 20 most instagrammable places in Singapore!
Iconic places in Singapore
Marina Bay Sands
Marina Bay Sands is an iconic spot in Singapore. This hotel has a world-famous infinity pool which offers beautiful views over the city, but it’s not the cheapest hotel you can get in. But if you simply want to look at its beauty and capture it in photos, pretty much any spot around the bay would work.
Gardens by the Bay
This is a gorgeous place both by day and by night. There are many places where you can get great photos of the Supertrees. Make sure to walk around to see which angles you love best for your photos. At night, the trees are lit up and then you some pretty magical photos!
The access Gardens by the Bay is free, but if you want to go on the OCBC Skyway, you have to pay. These are the bridge that connect some of the Supertrees. It’s so beautiful!
The Merlion is the official mascot of Singapore, a mythical creature with the head of the lion and the body of the fish. Fish for its humble fishing village beginnings, and lion for the Malay name for Singapore – “lion city”. Getting a shot with the Merlion is a must, whether you want to show off on Instagram or for your personal records.
This beautiful mosque from 1824 is truly an icon of Singapore. You cannot visit Singapore and not go check it out. As it is a big mosque, there are many angles from where you can take your shot.
Changi Jewel Vortex
How beautiful is the rain vortex?? This is the target indoor waterfall in the world and you can find it inside the Changi Airport (you do not need a boarding pass). At night, the waterfall is all lit up and it’s simply beautiful! It is one of the must see places in Singapore and not so difficult to do so, as it is super easy to get there after you land.
Colorful Instagrammable Places in Singapore
I absolutely fell in love with the Peranakan architecture and wherever I saw these houses, I would take photos of them. You can find some on Emerald Hill (close to Orchard road) and plenty in the Katong area. I find them to
If you love colourful vibes, Arab street is your spot! After taking photo of the Masjid Sultan, check out this colourful area and all the shop and cafés around.
House of Tan Teng Niah
This building truly stands out with it’s colourfulness! It’s not far from the Little India MRT station. For me, it was the perfect end to having spent a few hours in Little India.
Old Hill Street Police Station
I remember finding it and then realising that it’s a famous Instagrammable spot! I love the symmetry of it, not just the colors. Make sure to go during the day on a weekday to not catch other people in your shot.
Clarke Quay is very close to the Old Hill Street Police Station, so you can easily get photos of both places.
Redhill MRT Station
I did not even know about this pink MRT station but wow! If I knew, I would have definitely not missed it.
Instagrammable nature spots in Singapore
Singapore Botanic Garden
This UNESCO World Heritage site is free to enter! It’s a huge place, with many Instagrammable corners, so make sure to reserve at least half a day for exploring it.
National Orchid Garden
Within the Singapore Botanic Garden you can find the National Orchid Garden. You do have to pay to visit it, but it’s worth it. There are over 1000species of orchids and 2000 hybrids. There are many orchid and plant arrangements everywhere, so you can definitely take many beautiful photos here.
Attractive places in Singapore
Fort Canning Staircase
I have see photos of the Fort Canning Park and it’s just lovely! But the Instagram star of it is the staricase, located at the northern tip of Fort Canning Park. I have seen so many Instagrammers have their photos there and I have also seen the huge queues to shoot there. You definitely need to be armed with lots of patience.
Chijmes used to be a Catholic convent, but it’s now a big venue where people can organise events, and dine. This is where I had an amazing massage too! It’s beautiful by day and at dusk, and it’s the perfect spot to wind down after a long day.
How have I not been to Singapore and not trie the Singapore Sling at the Raffles Hotel? I blame it on me not being a fan of gin. But next time I go there, I will definitely visit this 5-star hotel.
I love museums and as I am a fan of the teamLab’s work, I made sure to book tickets to the ArtScience Museum located at Marina Bay Sands. I have been dreaming of the “Future World: Where Art meets Science” exhibit and it did not disappoint! You need to be armed with lots of patience, as many people will have their photos taken there.
If you’re looking for a remarkable waterfall and also a place to cool down from the hot weather, the Cloud Forest it the perfect spot! It’s all green and very fresh, with many photo opportunities.
Next to the Cloud Forest there is the Flower Dome, a greenhouse which replicates the the cool and dry Mediterranean climate, with many species of plants and trees.
I hope I have managed to gather some of the best instagrammable places in Singapore where you can get beautiful Instagrammable photos! Cheers to us being able to travel again soon!
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