If you’re looking for the most Instagrammable places in Singapore to fill your feed with beauty, then look no further. Here’s our ultimate photo guide.
1. Gardens By The Bay
Gardens By The Bay is certainly one of the top tourist destinations in the city, as well as one of the most Instagrammable places in Singapore.
When visiting Gardens By The Bay, there are a few different sections to choose from, some of which are free, others your must pay to enter.
Fees apply for the cooled conservatories, such as the Flower Dome & Cloud Forest. You must also purchase Gardens By The Bay tickets if you wish to walk the OCBC Skyway.
However, it’s completely free to enter the Supertree Grove, and the incredible Supertrees stand between 25 and 50 metres tall. This was our favourite spot to snap photos.
Below the Supertrees there’s plenty of space to lay down a blanket and relax, or you could even take a picnic to Gardens By The Bay to enjoy there.
The more you walk around GBTB, the more photo opportunities you’ll find! Just be sure to head back for the famous Singapore light shows that takes place every evening.
2. Old Hill Street Police Station
The Old Hill Street Police Station is one of the most colourful buildings in the city.
Located at Hill Street, within the Downtown Core in the Central Area of Singapore, the retired station is now used as an office space.
The striking feature of this building though, are the 927 windows with shutters painted colours of the rainbow. Thanks to this, it has become a hit amongst tourists and you’ll likely see people snapped photos as you pass by.
It is a beautiful building, and well worthy of a place on the most Instagrammable places in Singapore list, however please be careful when taking photos as it’s located on a very busy road!
We headed out early in the morning to capture this shot, when the roads were almost empty, but passed again in the day and it would have been near impossible.
3. Marina Bay Sands Hotel
The Marina Bay Sands Hotel is one of the most famous hotels in the world.
If you’re looking for a luxury stay in the city of Singapore, with an incredible infinity pool and skyline views, then it doesn’t get much better than this.
For those that will be staying at Marina Bay Sands, prices start at £230 per night. However, if like us you’re visiting Singapore on a budget, you can simply walk around the bay and get some awesome photos from the foot of it.
Better than that, you could even book a Marina Bay 2-Hour Mini Segway Tour
Located next door to the Lotus shaped ArtScience Museum, it’s definitely worth a visiting Marina Bay Sands for a photograph, even if you’re not staying there!
You can also gain access to Gardens by the Bay by walking through the ground floor of the hotel, so you’d be mad not to add this to your things to do in Marina Bay list!
4. People’s Park Complex Chinatown
People’s Park Complex is both a commercial and residential high-rise building located in the heart of Chinatown, Singapore.
You can gain access to People’s Park via Chinatown MRT station, which brings you out right in the hustle and bustle of the district.
One of 3 major malls in Chinatown, People’s Park is not a huge mall and the shops here are mainly mobile phone stores, money changers, travel agencies and foot reflex & massages shops.
There are a number of street food stalls outside the mall selling authentic Chinese foods, which is interesting to see and try.
So you might be wondering why this location makes it onto the Instagrammable places in Singapore list?
Well, on the rooftop carpark of People’s Park Complex (that can be accessed via level 6) not only do you get a great view of the city skyscrapers, but you can also snap the grungy yellow building that is also fast becoming a popular photo spot!
We visited in 2018 and were the only people on the car park roof.
5. Little India
Snap away or stand in awe amongst the the colourful houses of Little India.
Little India is a bustling, colourful business community that stirs around midday and becomes busier and more crowded with each hour.
It is a community of shophouses centred along Serangoon Road, offering a slice of Indian culture in cosmopolitan Singapore.
The streets are filled with malls, jewellery stores and tailor shops.
With plenty of photo opportunities around, we encourage you to use your imagination and get creative in the district!
Little India will definitely tickle your senses. So if you’re interested in exploring the true culture of the area there’s a great Little India Guided Walking Tour.
This area of the city is certainly one of the most colourful Instagrammable places in Singapore.
6. Universal Studios Singapore
A fairytale photograph from Far, Far Away.
If like us you’re a big kid a heart, then Universal Studios is a must visit on your Singapore itinerary.
We dedicated a full day to exploring the magical adventure park and had an awesome day for Charlie’s 27th birthday!
Tickets are a little pricy with adults starting at S$76 and children S$56. So we recommend using discount sites such as Get Your Guide or Klook for cheap Universal Studios tickets.
Aside from of course the rides, shows and entertainment on offer, there are also some great photo opportunities.
Because if you’re heading to Universal Studios in Singapore, then you have to capture some memories to remember look back on!
7. The Capitol Theatre
One of the lesser known Instagrammable places in Singapore, however we found it and fell in love.
Capitol Theatre is a historic cinema and theatre located in central Singapore. It’s adjoined to a four-storey building known as the Capitol Building, and was considered one of the Singapore’s finest theatres in the 1930’s.
Today, the grande dame of the city’s cultural heritage has been rightfully revived into a destination of choice for creators, performances and events.
Inside it’s a beautiful open concept for eating and meeting up, and you can check out what’s on via the Capitol Singapore website.
So if you’re in the area, swing by and pull out your best pose for a movie theatre photo to remember!
8. Haji Lane
Haji Lane is one of the most vibrant streets in Singapore, and a hub for all things quirky.
From cafes to impressive street art, this single lane is the most happening place to hang out in the concrete jungle of Singapore.
The beautiful wall art everywhere gives Haji Lane a certain laid back vibe. You simply can’t leave without capturing a few colourful photos.
With plenty of things to do in Haji Lane, including grabbing some great coffee, we recommend blocking out a morning or afternoon slot for your visit and taking your time.
If you’d like to learn a little more about the history and culture, we recommend book Sultans of Spice: A Kampong Glam Guided Walk.
Or alternatively, if you like your bike rides, Lion City Highlights Bike Tour also visits Haji Lane.
9. Sunset Over The City
If you’re in Marina Bay come evening time, our advice is to grab a good spot for sunset and enjoy it.
After cruising around the beautiful city and ticking off all the Singapore bucket list things to do, watching the sun go down behind the cityscape is a great way to end your trip.
There’s no right or wrong place to take a photo of the iconic skyline. However, if you’re looking to recreate this shot, it’s located beside the Louis Vuitton glass building in front of Marina Bay Sands.
Give your feet a rest and take in the beauty of Singapore’s city skyline at golden hour.
10. Get Creative & Explore The City
Some of the most Instagrammable places in Singapore simply come from being creative.
Many first time visitors are confused by Singapore, wondering wether it is a city, country or island. The answer – it’s all three! Singapore is a city-island nation. The only place in the world that can make that claim.
So from the city skyscrapers, to the famous Merlion, there are so many incredible photo opportunities to take advantage of.
Singapore has one of the most beautiful skylines in the world, and with so many different angles to see it from its worth exploring with your photography.
11. Masjid Sultan
Built in 1824, the impressive Masjid Sultan (Sultan Mosque) is the focal point for Singapore’s Muslim community.
It was named after Sultan Hussein Shah, who was the first sultan of Singapore, and then rebuilt 100 years later in 1928 due to the original Mosque being made from just bricks and wood.
Located in the Kampong Glam district, recognisable from a far for its huge golden domes, Masjid Sultan is a must-see when exploring Haji Lane.
The main entrance gate can be found at the junction of Muscat and Bussorah Street. So if religion or architecture is of interest to you then this 5000 capacity place of worship should be added to your Singapore itinerary!
The pathway leading to the entrance of the mosque is a great spot for taking photos too.
Full of cafes and carpet shops, it’s like taking a trip straight to the Middle East. Making for a great addition to the Instagrammable places in Singapore list!
Where To Stay In Singapore
Luxury – Marina Bay Sands
Towering over the, this hotel offers the world’s largest , 20 dining options and a world-class casino.
It hasto Singapore’s premier and the , which features the permanent exhibition, Future World.
All rooms at Marina Bay Sands come with a flat-screen cable TV. Furnished with contemporary-style dark wood decor and carpeted floors, free WiFi is also available.
Floor-to-ceiling windows open up to panoramic views of the Singapore skyline.
Mid-Budget – Holiday Inn Express Clarke Quay
Holiday Inn Express Singapore Clarke Quay is centrallyin Singapore. It’s located just 750 yards from the Clarke Quay MRT Station and 0.6 miles from Chinatown.
It offers a 24-hour rooftop fitness centre, 2 whirlpools and a 40 yards swimming pool overlooking Clarke Quay and Robertson Quay.
Each air-conditioned hotel room comes with a 32-inch LED TV, an iPod dock and free Wi-Fi access.
Backpacker – Blue Jazz Hostel
Strategically located in Jalan Besar, Blue Jazz Hostel offers budget accommodation in Singapore.
Just 450 yards from City Square Mall, Blue Jazz Hostel is a 5-minute walk from Farrer Park MRT Station.
Guests can also take a stroll through the interlocking streets to cultural heritage sites such as Little India and Arab Street.
Blue Jazz provides air-conditioned dormitories with a personal reading light, power socket and personal locker. Shared bathrooms include hot/cold shower facilities.
Guests can also enjoy meals at the in-house cafe or have a drink at the bar. Free WiFi is available throughout the property.
For more places to stay in Singapore you can check the latest prices on Booking.com.
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Wednesday 6th of April 2022
Great stuffs and very nice pics! Thanks for your recommendations and tips
Wednesday 6th of April 2022