It’s no secret that Singaporeans love an aesthetic Instagram feed. Who doesn’t? The border closures may have put a damper on your perfectly curated feed for a while now, and you may be running out of old travel photos and #ootds to post.
Having lived in Singapore for my entire life, I have to admit that I took this city for granted. With traditional shophouses next to gleaming skyscrapers, sandy beaches and museums just an MRT ride away, and trendy new cafes, the Singapore cityscape has no shortage of Insta-worthy backdrops.
Look no further, we have found 10 Instagrammable spots in Singapore.
Marina Bay Skyline
For many, the cutting-edge architecture in Singapore’s skyline is what defines the country. One of the most notable buildings in the central area is of course the iconic Marina Bay Sands. In the daytime, the view is a fascinating representation of Singapore’s futuristic transformation over the years. By sundown, the lights from the buildings cast their reflection on the river for an idyllic sight.
Gardens by the Bay
Just a quick stroll from The Shoppes@MBS is Gardens by the Bay. The place provides numerous photo-worthy spots that you will be able to snap a new shot every time you go!
The Water Lily Pond is a lesser-known spot nestled in the south area. Here, due to the foot traffic being diverted mainly to the domes, you will be able to capture the tranquility and beauty all around without being interrupted. The Supertree Grove is also a must-visit when it comes to Instagram-worthy spots, especially during the light show. After all, did you really go to Gardens by the Bay if you haven’t taken an #ootd in front of these towering trees?
The streets of Tiong Bahru
Tiong Bahru has a certain rustic vibe that is captivating and eclectic. This area is home to many of the pre-war flats and heritage murals in Singapore, giving way to a taste of untouched history. It is not unusual to bump into other photographers in the alleyways trying to get a few shots of this charming neighbourhood. Many quirky restaurants and hipster cafes reside in this estate so come just after the lunch crowd leaves to avoid the photobombers.
The Masjid Sultan in Kampong Glam is one of the most photographed mosques in Singapore. And it is obvious why. The immaculate mosque has been there since its construction in the 1800s and is beautifully preserved. Featuring a large golden dome and intricate patterns, this is the perfect backdrop for a quick portrait while exploring the history behind Kampong Glam.
Jewel Changi Airport
Jewel Changi Airport is the epitome of opulence, with modern tropical architecture and extravagant displays next to one of the world’s top airports. No pursuit of the perfect Instafeed is complete without a snapshot in front of the Rain Vortex at Changi. Standing at 40 metres tall, this is the highest indoor waterfall in the world, and it is truly a sight to behold. Come at night for the light show and capture a silhouette shot!
Infinity Pool @ MBS
Nothing says quintessential Singapore more than hanging off the edge of the infinity pool at Marina Bay Sands. Since the pool is open to hotel guests only, it’s worth considering using your SG Rediscover vouchers on your next staycay here to soak in the sun and the view from atop the 55-storey buildings. After all, nothing says #cafefreeluxuryliving more than blending in with the dazzling horizon.
Just a short walk from the iconic Bugis Street is Haji Lane, one of the most Instagrammed streets here. This is the ultimate hipster spot as it contains one-of-a-kind boutiques, interesting bar concepts and quirky goods stores that add just a touch of eccentricity to your photos. The place contains numerous photo ops, including fascinating murals and colourful shophouses. Don’t forget to bring some cash as you won’t be able to resist buying something.
Siloso Beach, Sentosa
If you’re missing the clear skies and sunny beaches of Bali and Phuket, look no further as Sentosa has the thing for you. With white sandy shores, palm trees and beach clubs all around, it’s almost as if you are on a week-long beach getaway far from home. Remember to put on sunscreen, so you can look sunkissed in your #beachlife shots.
Universal Studios Singapore
Is there anything more whimsical than a movie themed park? Snap a photo against the backdrop of the iconic Transformers movie or wander around in the seven uniquely-themed zones in Universal Studios Singapore. Everything from the rides to streets are designed to look and feel as if you’re on an actual Hollywood movie set here, even the restaurants. The bricked roads are lined with interesting vintage movie props that will make you feel (and look!) as if you’re in another world.
Linking the Marina South area to Marina Centre is the Helix Bridge, displayed for practical and aesthetic purposes. Besides the countless photo ops you can have under the silver spiral beams, the bridge also provides a pretty breathtaking view of the Marina Bay financial district reflecting off the water at night. Totally perfect for that artsy mid-walk shot if you’d asked me!
Colourful shophouses at Little India
Other than the futuristic architecture in the central area, Singapore actually has a lot of quaint and lively neighbourhoods with hidden gems for that ‘nostalgic’ vibe in your Instagram photos. A local favourite is the lavishly decorated shophouses situated in Little India. Our garden city is actually deeply rooted in Peranakan culture, and its influences are seen in preserved buildings such as the colourful shophouses. These vibrant buildings are so eye catching it’s easy to spot and are such a quirky addition to your Instagram feed!