Instagram has become a real go-to resource for many people planning their upcoming travels. By visualizing the best places to visit before you arrive, it allows you to narrow down exactly which places to add to your must-visit list and which ones not to. I recently visited Singapore for a three-day girls trip. So, it's no surprise that our itinerary was planned around visiting some of the most Instagrammable places in Singapore.
I have actually visited Singapore many times, and it has to be one of the most photogenic cities I’ve ever been to. In fact, there are so many Instagram worthy places in Singapore that I wasn't able to capture them all during my three days there. So, in addition to my own recommendations, I decided to ask my fellow travel blogger network, which places they would recommend and why.
Here is a list of the 20 Most Instagrammable Places in Singapore from a bunch of ‘professional travellers'!
Undoubtedly one of the most recognizable spots in Singapore, the Supertree Grove at Gardens by the Bay is a must-visit place on anyone Singapore itinerary. It’s worth visiting this spot during the day time and returning at nighttime for the Garden Rhapsody lighting show.
It’s free to wander around the base of the Supertree Grove, but you’ll have to pay an additional fee of $8 per adult (and get there early to book) if you wish to walk along the 22-metre high OCBC Skyway path that connects between the two larger Supertrees.
The Cloud Forest
By Mariza from Hoponworld
Not only is there plenty to do, see and love in Singapore, the city is also extremely photogenic. And, any visit here will quickly reveal just how Instagrammable the Lion City is!
One of the most Instagrammable places in Singapore is undoubtedly the Cloud Forest – a spectacular indoor rainforest. Nestled in Singapore’s esteemed Gardens by the Bay, the Cloud Forest is simply breathtaking – inside and out!
The dome is filled with diverse plant life, floral delights and the world’s largest indoor waterfall – standing 30-m tall. Dive into this tropical paradise as you stroll among orchids, ferns and pitcher plants. Then follow the Cloud Walk and Treetop Walk for more photo opportunities before heading to the learning centre to learn about reducing our footprint on the earth.
Since the Cloud Forest recreates a tropical montane climate, visiting here actually offers a bit of relief from Singapore’s relentless heat and humidity. But you might still want to bring a light sweater as the constant cool-mist can get a bit chilly.
Tickets cost SG$28 (US$20) at the ticket booth but consider grabbing them online seeing that it is such a popular tourist attraction. The ticket covers entry to both the Flower Dome and the Cloud Forest, and you can visit here from 9am – 9pm daily.
As the name suggests, this bridge was designed to resemble a double helix chain. It’s a pedestrian bridge that connects the Marina Centre with the Marina Bayfront area. This totally instagrammable bridge is free to walk along, but you might have to wait for a while for the crowds to dissipate if you’re looking to get a photo with no one in the background.
The ArtScience Museum
The first time I heard the words ‘ArtScience Museum’, I wasn’t all that interested. Until I saw photos on Instagram of the Future World Exhibition. Namely, the Crystal Universe exhibit might just be the most instagrammable place in all of Singapore, but in addition to this major drawcard, I seriously could have spent all afternoon at the ArtScience Museum. There were interactive design, science and technology exhibits galore to ignite one’s inner child. I was like a big kid in a candy store!
The ArtScience Museum is located on the Bayfront area, at the foot of the grand Marina Bay Sands hotel complex. It’s the distractive lotus flow shaped building that stands out on the bay and can be seen from all over the Downtown Core area of Singapore.
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This world is not made of shades of grey. It is made of colors like azure and coral and emerald and marigold. But it insists on painting everything in black and white and fitting it into a box that it understands. Do not do that to yourself. Paint your personality a million different colors. Leave them scratching their heads, unsure of how to handle the magic that you are ✨ // Nikita Gill . I think this building took that advice to heart 😉❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🌈 . . 📸: @tom.shu
Ministry of Communications and Information Building
Formerly the Old Hill Street Police Station, the Ministry of Communications and Information Building features a rainbow array of colourful shutters, making it one of the most sought-out Instagrammable places in Singapore. There’s a little trick to getting the best photo here. Stand on the opposite side of Hill Street and wait for the light to turn red before the cars clear out of the way. Snap!
Marina Bay Sands Hotel
By Nicholas of Rambling Feet
From afar, the Marina Bay Sands looks as if a skateboard was stranded on the roofs of the three glassy towers. It was never going to be mistaken for any other structure in Singapore. At the time of its opening, the resort was the most expensive building on earth.
To get there, take the yellow Circle Line on the MRT system and alight at Bayfront station. You'll find yourself in the basement of the shopping mall. There are plenty of Insta-worthy sights in this part alone like the Rain Oculus sculpture, a canal and a nightly light-and-water show. The “skateboard” on the roof of the three hotel towers houses a garden (admission: $23), a restaurant and a nightclub.
The infinity pool is the one swimming pool in Singapore everyone wants to enter for the commanding view of the Central Business District and the F1 street circuit. It's reserved for hotel guests, but you can still see it from the restaurant and the nightclub, just like in Crazy Rich Asians. While you're there, don't forget to check out the bird's eye view on the other side of the Gardens by the Bay and the South China Sea.
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It’s difficult to articulate my relationship with Singapore now I’ve spent more than half my life Down Under – leaving always feels bittersweet, knowing we won’t be back for another year or two. But one word sums it up: pride. I never appreciated these things growing up, but witnessing my tiny island nation’s achievements as an adult never fails to be an eye-opening experience. Sharing our culture, quirks and of course, the food(!!!) with @joshmeney is such a joy for him and I alike. This is the reason why I am, and always will be Singaporean. 🇸🇬 #noaussiecitizenship #sorrynotsorry
The Infinity Pool at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel
The infinity pool at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel is one of the most popular Instagrammable spots in Singapore. So, it’s no wonder that access has been restricted to hotels guests only. Otherwise, every tourist in Singapore would want to visit. In fact, many guests only stay here for one night, just to experience the pool. If you want this particular shot, you’ll have to book a room and settle in for the evening.
Singapore Botanical Gardens
By Maire of Temples and Treehouses
Singapore Botanic Gardens is a beautiful historic attraction, over 150 years old and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was once a British colonial tropical garden. The gardens cover a huge area, with stunning green walkways, ponds, heritage trees and photogenic tunnels of leaves and flowers. My favourite area was the landscaped National Orchid Garden, which is overgrown with thousands of species of stunning orchids in vibrant colours.
You can visit the Singapore Botanic Gardens for free but it’s $5 Singapore dollars to enter the Orchid Garden. It’s right next to a dedicated underground train station called the Botanic Gardens MRT Station, and easily accessible from the city centre.
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Koon Seng Road
By Alex of The Swedish Nomad
Koon Seng Road has quickly become a popular hotspot for Instagrammers travelling to Singapore. The colourful houses line up along the road and it doesn't get much more picturesque than this. These old houses come in green, turquoise, pink, blue, yellow and many more colours.
It's a classic Instagrammable spot in Singapore. It's located a bit off the main route though, so it's best to get here by taxi. UBER or Grab are the best options if you want a quick and cheap ride. Just make sure that you have an internet connection because taxis normally don't drive by this residential area.
Lined with colourful red lanterns, picturesque Peranakan shophouses and markets selling cheap trinkets and souvenirs, Singapore’s Chinatown, located on Pagoda Street, is a stark contrast from the skyscrapers of the nearby Downtown Core area and offers many instagrammable photo opportunities. The nearby Chinatown food street is also a haven for amazing hawker food stalls where you’ll find the best Chili Crab in Singapore.
The Singapore Flyer is a giant Ferris Wheel located on the Marina East side of the Marina Bay area. The Singapore Flyer offers spectacular views over the Marina Bay, ArtScience Museum, Helix Bridge and the Gardens by the Bay. S$33 per adult will get you one rotation. However, the most instagrammable photos I’ve seen of the Singapore Flyer are taken from the ground, looking up at the Ferris Wheel. There are also champagne dinner experiences available.
Located in Kampong Glam is where you’ll find the buzzing, all-hours, hipster street – Haji Lane. Featuring an eclectic mix of hole-in-the-wall cafes and bars, hip shopping boutiques and totally instagrammable street murals, Haji Lane is the place to go to experience the more diverse side of Singapore.
The Chinese Gardens, located in Jurong East, is a bit of a hike from the city centre, but well worth a visit if you’re on a mission to find the most Instagrammable places in Singapore. It’s accessible via MRT, head to the Chinese Gardens MRT station. The gardens are free to visit.
By Mar Pages of Once In A Lifetime Journey
Little India is home to several street murals and art installations that are created and added to the scene every year as part of the Street Art Walk, which happens every January.
As a result, some of the neighbourhood's heritage and current affairs are represented in colourful art pieces that range from buffalo referring to its past as a buffalo rearing area to the present area development. My favourite is this mural by local artist Didier Matthieu showcasing colourful traditional Indian dancers in their costumes.
The bright mural spans a long wall under the 5-foot way that is common of Singapore's colonial structures and sits behind a few columns that make it quite difficult to photograph in full.
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Let nothing dim the light that shines from within – Maya Angelou 💫 . Exploring all of the coolest corners of this amazing city 🍃 . This is the entrance to Fort Canning Park. We missed this spot on every other visit but so glad we made time for it on this trip. How amazing is this place?! . Do you leave places aside for your next visit, or do you try and get everything in one? 💫 ••• 📷 by @alifeiimagined ••• #beautifuldestinations #thisissingapore #womenwhotravel #thetravelwomen #travelbloggeres #dametraveler #darlingescapes #sheisnotlost #sidewalkerdaily #wearetravelgirls #girlsthatwander #moodygrams #neverstopexploring #earthpix #letsgoeverywhere #speechlessplaces #visitsingapore #bestplacestogo #thetravellingnomads #backpackerstory #culturetrip #gltlove #wonderful_places #bestvacations #visitsingapore #bestcitybreaks #passionpassport
Fort Canning Park
Fort Canning Park is located on a small hill with beautiful gardens in Singapore’s central business district. Formerly, Government Hill, there is a lot of interesting history behind Fort Canning Park. Not to mention photo opportunities. There is also a beautiful colonial-style hotel located in the park called Hotel Fort Canning.
By Marianne of Mum on the Move
Boat Quay is one of the most instagrammable places in Singapore. It is where you get to really see the juxtaposition of the grand old colonial buildings up against the shiny new skyscrapers. This was formerly where the ships used to unload their cargo into the city, and the old godowns (warehouses) have been beautifully preserved and are now bars and restaurants that line the river. Visiting Boat Quay at night is a treat, as you get to see all the lights of the buildings reflected in the water, and Singapore’s beautiful skyline at its most impressive.
Haw Par Villa
By Jamie Davies of Where You’re Between
Bursting with colour, Haw Par Villa is one of the most unique places in Singapore. Haw Par Villa is a sprawling theme park filled with statues and dioramas that depict tales from Chinese and Buddhist folklore.
The statues of Haw Par Villa teach a moral message, most commonly the importance of loyalty, piety and righteousness. This is particularly true of the notorious Ten Courts of Hell, where sinners atone for their misdeeds in life with a selection of gruesome punishments – the Ten Courts of Hell are so graphic there’s even a parental guidance warning at the entrance.
The moral message behind many of the statues at Haw Par Villa is a less than obvious, such as the crab with a lady’s head, or the rat talking on the telephone. Haw Par Villa is a wonderfully crazy place to explore and a throwback to a different era.
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🇬🇧👇🏼 Первые недели жизни в Сингапуре пролетели как один день, многие меня потеряли, поэтому спешу со своими мыслями: 🔸 Самая продвинутая страна для жизни. Хочешь местную банковскую карточку? 10 минут и она твоя. Хочешь местный номер телефона? 10 минут и он твой. Про другое можно даже не начинать. Я так привыкла к бюрократии в Японии, где на каждую транзакцию уходит по часу и миллиону заполненных бумаг с именными печатями, что быстрый, основанный только на планшетах, сервис Сингапура очень удивляет. Мы тут будто из деревни, а не из Токио😂 🔸 Я почему-то всегда думала, что человек с телефоном в руке в кафе – это норма. По крайней мере, к этому я привыкла за последние 11 лет. В Сингапуре это совсем не так: в кафе люди практически не достают телефон и делают что? Общаются! 🔸 Пожалуй, больше всего меня пугали погодой. Все, кому не лень. На деле всё оказалось не так страшно. Да, бывает жарковато, да, бывает душно. А вот выйдешь ранним Сингапурским утром или после пяти вечера – гулять самый кайф. 👉🏼 А какие байки вы слышали про Сингапур? * My first weeks in Singapore just flew by, and I couldn’t wait to share a few thoughts: 🔸 The most advanced country to live in. Want a local bank account? 10 minutes and it's yours. Want a local phone number? 10 minutes and it's yours. I got so used to the complicated transactional process in Japan where everything takes more than an hour and a dozen of papers that the fast service in 🇸🇬 makes me very surprised. I feel like I came from a remote village and not from Tokyo. 🔸 For some reason, I have always thought that a person with a phone in hand in a social place is the norm. At least I have been used to it back in Tokyo. In Singapore, this is not a case at all: in cafes and restaurants, people rarely touch their phones and, instead, do what? Communicate! 🔸 Almost everybody tried to scare me telling the horror stories about the weather, humidity and number 1 killer in Singapore: its Sun. In reality, everything is not that bad. Yes, it is hot, yes, sometimes it’s humid. But when you get out very early or walk around after 5 pm – it’s such a lovely breeze: hard to not fall in love. 👉🏼 And, what did you hear about Singapore?
Sentosa Island is Singapore's premier theme park location. Sentosa Island is filled with an array of themed attractions, offering several instagrammable spots around the island. With plenty of hotels, restaurants, shopping and adventure attractions, if taking photographs is not your thing then there are so many additional things to do on Sentosa Island.
By Karolina Patryk
Fill your IG feed with the most eye-catching pictures of the most Instagrammable places at the Universal Studio in Singapore. As you enter, skip the usual pose in front of the Universal Studio globe unless you can get creative with it by catching close-up shots from a unique perspective. Instead, find the yellow cab at 208 Fifty Avenue and strike a fierce pose for an Instagram-worthy shot.
Before you go for a ride on the Battlestar Galactica, take a picture of its colourful tracks. All it takes is a bit of proper angling and timing to get that perfect shot. The bright and sunny world of Sesame Street also has great backgrounds for your Instagram pose. If you don’t feel like being in the picture, get creative with its mish-mash of colours, shapes and furry characters. And, if you prefer something darker, get a few close-up shots of dinosaur teeth and skulls at Jurassic Park.
The Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay
By Queenie of MS Travel Solo
The Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay is one of the most iconic landmarks in Singapore. Or as the locals lovingly call it, “The Durian”.
The Esplanade has a theatre, concert hall and other smaller performance venues along with other installation spaces within the dome. It is an excellent spot for visitors to watch theatre shows, concerts and other performances.
However, the theatre is most famed for its unusual architectural feature. The exterior of the building resembles a durian, one of the most distinctive fruits in Asia, where the exterior is full of spikes, and the inside is fleshy aromatic fruit. The glass spikes on the dome-shaped structure allow unobstructed views of the outside from the performing centre while shielding from the sun.
The Esplanade glimmers during daytime under sunlight while it shimmers at night with artificial lights. Visit the Esplanade both day and night to capture the best Instagram photo for your feed.
How to get there:
Take the MRT to Esplanade Station (CC3) on the Circle Line (Yellow) or City Hall (EW13/NS25) on the East West Line (Green) and North South Line (Red), respectively. Then walk 5 minutes towards Marina Bay.
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