Where to go in Singapore to take Insta-worthy photos.
One of the best parts of travelling is seeing new and exciting sites that you wouldn’t normally see back at home. Whether it’s a famous world landmark, a snowy mountain that glistens in the sun, dancing colours in the sky, or a sparkling clear water beach with white sands, there’s nothing better than standing back and taking it all in. And what’s the next best thing? Taking pictures to remember your experience!
Singapore, the world’s only island city-state hosts an array of beautiful scenes such as towering skyscrapers, temples, tropical beaches, and a plethora of nature reserves. Being an English speaking state as one of the four main languages spoken there, travelling in Singapore for the first time will always be an easy experience. Singapore is often described as a ‘City in a Garden’ and is a major tourist attraction that is extremely picturesque. So, if you’re planning a trip to Singapore and you’re looking for the best places to take very Instagrammable photos, take a look at the best photo spots when travelling to Singapore.
If you’re flying to Changi airport you’re immediately greeted with a hint of what to expect in Singapore itself. With tranquil lounges and plenty of amenities, Changi breaks the norm of what you’d expect in a ‘normal airport’. If you’ve got some time to spare before your transport into the Garden City itself, be sure to take time to relax and take in the scenes of this beautiful airport.
Kranji Countryside is unlike anything you’ll ever see. You can purchase locally grown produce, flowers, and ceramics here, and visit organic farms, frog farms, fisheries, and nurseries. Because of its rich biodiversity, a favourite among photographers is the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve.
Marina Bay Sands
If you’re a lover of unusual buildings, then this one’s for you. This boat-shaped hotel provides its habitants incredible views of the city. However, unless you’ve got lots of spare cash to spend on accommodation, you’d be best looking for a cheaper room for rent in singapore as the Marina Bay Sands will cost you a pretty penny or two. This spot is pretty iconic in Singapore due to its unusual shape, the incredible views, and the infinity pool it boasts that drives many tourists here every year.
Gardens by the Bay
These incredible trees are a sight not to be missed when travelling to Singapore. In the day time, they look like unusually shaped trees with a hint of purple sprouting through the green of the tree. However, at night time, the trees are lit up, providing an extremely instagrammable picture opportunity. Take some time to scope out the park (completely free entry) so that you can snap an array of pictures to show to your friends and family when you arrive home. This is definitely a scene you won’t forget!
Even the local’s homes are extremely beautiful! An array of symmetrical and beautifully coloured homes poses the perfect opportunity to snap some photos. Peranakan Houses are becoming extremely popular, so there may be other people taking pictures at the same time as you, but because the homes are lined up on either side of the street, it’s very likely you’ll find a spot to take the perfect photo.
Singapore Botanic Garden
Open from 5am until midnight, there are plenty of chances to visit the Singapore Botanic Gardens and explore the extremely picturesque garden. The Singapore Botanic Garden is free to enter and is actually a UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) World Heritage site! Here you can see a wild range of plants and spices, some of which are traditionally used for healing purposes. With plenty of spots to snap incredible photos, the Singapore Botanic Gardens are definitely a place to add to your list.
Sri Krishnan Temple
Built in 1870, this stunning Hindu temple is extremely eye-catching due to its intricate carvings and vibrant colours that stand out from a mile away! It’s fairly easy to capture a photo here, and you don’t have to pay to admire the incredible temple either. This is another destination that’s very popular with tourists, so if you’d like a picture with nobody else in the background, it’s best to head there earlier or much later in the day.
Fort Canning Staircase
Fort Canning Staircase is an outstanding area of beauty, and is extremely popular for being somewhere to take Instagrammable photos. It is located at the northern tip of Fort Canning Park, and boasts stunning slate grey bricks with vibrant greenery around the spiral staircase. Pedestrians will be walking up and down the staircase consistently, but you should be able to grab a snap to remember with a bit of patience.
If you prefer the nightlife side of things and you’re looking to snap some incredible pictures after the sun sets, then Club Street should definitely be on your list of things to see in Singapore. Late in the evening, Singaporeans tend to eat dinner, followed by drinks at their favourite bar, and go out to clubs only after midnight. This area is full of boutique bars and caters to a slightly more sophisticated crowd, and makes for a wonderful place to snap some unforgettable pictures.
Cloud Forest Gardens
Cloud Forest Gardens is one of two incredible waterfalls to see in Singapore. Explore the tropical highlands amidst orchids, pitcher plants and ferns from the cool-moist Tropical Montane region. Be amazed as you encounter our breath-taking indoor waterfall at 30 metres and descend through the surreal mist-filled Cloud Walk and Treetop Walk. And, of course, don’t forget to snap as many pictures as you can, as this is an experience you won’t want to forget! Admission can be rather pricey, but it’s definitely worth the experience.
As you can see, there are a plethora of places to take breathtaking photos in Singapore, and these are to just name a few! If you’re travelling to Singapore soon, be sure to charge your camera and take as many photos as you can.