Instagram Worthy Spots in Singapore!
Singapore is a city straight from the future. It is exactly what I imagine every city in the future will look like. This place is filled with perfectly manicured streets, lush greenery, beautifully preserved historical houses, world famous hotels, and efficient public transportation. Although Singapore is technically a country it feels like a small metropolitan city with so many attractions within a walking distance from each other. Throughout my time traveling around Asia, Singapore has been one of my favorite country’s for sure. Absolutely every inch of this destination is picture worthy but here are my top ten spots to snap the most insta-worthy photo in Singapore!
Gardens by the Bay
No trip to Singapore is complete without an afternoon spent viewing these super trees. These gardens open in 2012 and since then more than 50 million visitors have admired these green giants. Gardens by the Bay feature over 1.5 million plants from species all over the world. These world famous trees were added to my bucket list after being featured during an episode of Planet Earth a few years ago. These 18 super trees measure between 25 and 50 meters tall and contain an aerial walkway between them.
These gardens offer so much more than just famous trees. Gardens by the Bay is also home to the OCBC Skyway, Flower Dome, Kingfisher Lakes, and Cloud Forest. Visiting the Cloud Forest is essential during your visit. You will be in awe witnessing the world tallest indoor waterfall among the lush greenery. Every part of the day these gardens will leave you mesmerized, even at night! Make sure you head back in the evening for the light shows!
Photo tip: Head to the gardens early to grab the perfect picture. We arrived before 10 am and it was so peaceful. We also got multiple photos walking among these super trees with no one else in them. Remember to also head back at night for the evening show. For show times check this out
Marina Bay Sands
Did you know that this hotel is actually the top most Instagrammed hotels in the world? Yes, even more popular than every hotel in Las Vegas. So of course you need to take a picture of this hotel. This hotel doesn’t just look cool on the outside, the Marina Bay Sands is also home to beautiful shopping mall and casino. Walking around this hotel I honestly felt like I was walking through a fancy hotel in Vegas. If you can’t spend the night at this hotel don’t worry, you can still access the rooftop pool with an admission fee.
Photo tip: Head to Singapore to ring in the New Year. We spent New Year’s Eve watching the spectacular firework show over the Marina Bay Sands it was a once in a lifetime experience for sure!
One of the best parts about Singapore is all the vibrant cultures that call this country home. Chinatown is an area bursting with colors and is home to some of the best cuisine and souvenir shops. While you’re exploring this area make sure you taste the many diverse foods this area has to offer. I loved just following my senses down Chinatown Food Street and trying everything I saw.
Now for the perfect picture, just simply wander around these maze like streets and admire the beautiful achitecture. Make sure you stop by the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple as well.
Emerald Hill Road
Emerald Hill is a beautiful neighborhood located near Paragon Shopping Centre. This quaint street is home to many traditional Peranakan style houses and shops. If you love history and would like to witness a more traditional side to Singapore look no further than Emerald Hill Road. These beautifully preserved homes are also the perfect photo opportunity. Simply stroll down this colorful street to admire Singapore’s heritage while also escaping the hustle and bustle of this city. Photo tip: Remember that residents actually live here so be respectful while photographing their homes. Never disturb the neighborhood by taking the photos quickly and quietly.
Photo tip: Remember that residents actually live here so be respectful while photographing their homes. Never disturb the neighborhood by taking the photos quickly and quietly.
Little India and Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple
Little India is a brightly colored area filled with traditional Indian restaurants, shops, and temples. Around every corner there was a beautiful building or flashy market to photograph. Nonetheless. this neighborhood is more than just a photo opportunity. It is actually a great way to learn about one of Singapore’s many cultures. Since it is filled with experiences that are sure to tingle every one of your five senses. I suggest spending an afternoon walking down the many radiant streets before grabbing some food at the many family-owned restaurants.
While you’re wandering the streets of Little India make sure you stumble upon Sri Veeramakaliamman temple, like I did. This is a Hindu temple that features an intricate and colorful sculpture at its entrance. Since this temple is one of Singapore’s oldest and more colorful temples you must stop by while exploring Little India.
Tan Teng Niah
Located in Little India this two-storey house was built in 1900 and is now the last remaining Chinese villa in this area. Today, this place is popular to taking pictures of due to its multi-colored appearance. I absolutely loved how fun and vibrant this building was.
Photo tip:This is a busy photo destination so you will need to arrive early or patiently wait to grab a picture without anyone in it.
Old Hill Street Police Station
I swear Singapore is the most colorful city in the world. Around every corner there is a building painted with vivid colors. Even their police stations are rainbow colored. The Old Street Police Station is a historic building and former police station located in the heart of Singapore. It is also the most colorful buildings in Singapore. Each of the 927 windows are painted in the colors of the rainbow. I was actually surprised that there was no one else taking pictures at this beautiful building while I was there. Therefore, this place is a perfect photo spot and is totally Instagram worthy!
The ArtScience museum is where art meets science through interactive art installations. This ArtScience museum was the first of its kind when it opened in 2011 and features high tech works of art. I am sure if you have looked up any travel guide about Singapore you have seen photos of a mesmerizing light room. One of the many gallery this museum offers is a small twinkling light display that is absolutely mesmerizing. It is also the perfect photo opportunity. Trust me, this spot is on everyone’s photo list. There is literally a line up to take pictures at this spot. Nevertheless, you should add this to your itinerary since it is a beautiful museum that has one of a kind exhibits.
Despite Singapore’s clean reputation and anti-vandalism laws there is actually a thriving street art scene. However, this is not your regular street graffiti, it is actually stunning works of art painted across many buildings and alleyways throughout the city. Each mural created with vibrant colors that tells a unique story through the artist. There are areas all over the city where you can view these public art galleries. Haji Lane and Kampong Glam is just two of the many neighborhoods covered with Insta-worthy murals. Street art enthusiasts flock to these areas to experience these lively walls.
Merlion Park and Helix Bridge
Lastly, Merlion Park must be on your Singapore travel itinerary. Located near One Fullerton and the Central Business District of Singapore, this is where you will find Singapore’s official mascot. The Merlion is a half- lion half-fish statue that has become the symbol of Singapore. This statue is not only a postcard picture, from the Merlion statue you can take panoramic photos of the downtown skyline all the way to the Marina Bay Sands hotel. After you take some pictures of this iconic landmark be sure to make your way to the Helix Bridge for more picture opportunities. This bridge not only has a cool design, it also showcases the interesting architecture of the ArtScience Museum
Around every corner in Singapore there is a photo opportunity waiting to happen. After my visit to Singapore I am convinced that this is one of the most charming and colorful cities I have ever been to. The streets are covered in vibrant street art, there is lush greenery everywhere, and they have the most stunning traditional buildings around every corner. Therefore, Singapore is a dream for any Instagram enthusiastic. I hope this guide helps you find the perfect places to take your photos while traveling in Singapore.
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