The Instagrammable Places of Singapore

by - February 12, 2019



After a little whirlwind trip to Singapore, I have left feeling satisfied that I have been able to visit one of the most beautiful, well-kept, clean and safest countries. And it is literally the most instagrammable place. I took about a million photos and my camera roll is looking very pretty.

SUPERTREE GROVE, GARDENS BY THE BAY

Gardens by the Bay was my favourite place in Singapore and words simply don't do the SuperTree Grove justice. The trees are huge - they look pretty cool by day, but by night... completely mesmerising. It feels like you jumped straight into Avatar. Don't miss the daily light show at 7.45pm. It only lasts for 15 minutes, but does not disappoint.



CLOUD FOREST, GARDENS BY THE BAY


The Cloud Forest is also another attraction which you will most likely be visiting if you are going to the Gardens by the Bay anyway, and there are so many photogenic spots from so many different angles. Make sure you come early to avoid the crowds. We were lucky enough to be JUST ahead of a massive Chinese tour group.



FUTURE WORLD, ARTSCIENCE MUSEUM


The ArtScience Museum is part of the Marina Bay Sands resort and looks like a giant lotus flower from the outside, and the structure is pretty innovative as the centre of it collects and recycles rainwater. The Future World: Where Science Meets Art exhibition has some pretty instagrammable set-ups, including the digital waterfall with a myriad of flowers in the background, and the room with 170,000 LED lights.



MARINA BAY SANDS


You can't miss Marina Bay Sands' presence in the Singapore skyline. It's exclusive, it has the world's largest infinity pool, and it looks incredible whether you're looking at it from afar or viewing the rest of the city from atop it. So you can't actually get in to the infinity pool unless you're a hotel guest, and you also have to purchase tickets if you want to enter the rooftop bar Ce La Vi or the observation deck. We ended up sneaking into the bar somehow after being denied access due to being ticket-less. The bar is buzzing at night and you can view the whole of the city - including Gardens by the Bay where the SuperTree Grove looks tiny from up high.



MERLION PARK


The official 'mascot' of Singapore, the half lion, half mermaid is a giant sculpture that sits at the waterfront spouting out water, looking majestic against the Singapore skyline of Marina Bay Sands and the ArtScience Museum. I personally prefer it in the daytime, but the park is constantly surrounded by lots of tourists, even late at night.



SULTAN MOSQUE, ARAB STREET


A grand landmark in Arab Street of Kampong Glam. On one side of the mosque, palm trees are lined along the pathway, and the other side has a photogenic archway.



PERANAKAN HOUSES, JOO CHIAT


Unfortunately, we were only there for 4 days and there was so much more I would've loved to explore. We did manage to squeeze in time though to go a bit further out of the city centre, to the area around Joo Chiat Road where they have rows of Peranakan Houses. They look very quaint, painted in pretty pastels and jewel colours.


MARINA BAY SANDS SHOPPES


Navigating in and around the Marina Bay Sands gets a bit confusing at times because it's huge and crazy busy with Crazy Rich Asians. Outside the Shoppes, you can get a really good view of the cityscape and skyscrapers. Looks particularly pretty during sunset and also at night. There's a massive Louis Vuitton store outside which looks like a giant, sparkling diamond with flashing lights in the evening. There's also a pathway outside densely lined with exotic palm trees.



CHINATOWN


Chinatown is a lot different to some of the other touristy areas. Not looking as pristine as the other parts of the city centre, it still has its own charm. There are lots of stalls and shops selling souvenirs, but the bustle is a different and a nice experience, and the streets are adorned with red lanterns.



CHINESE AND JAPANESE GARDENS


The Gardens here are peaceful and tranquil; a lot less humans around and perfect for the 'gram.



LITTLE INDIA


Even if you're just passing by, take some time to admire the intricate details of the Sri Miriamman Temple.



SENTOSA ISLAND


For a bit of sand and sea, you can explore Sentosa Island, Singapore's manmade beach. You can cross over onto another smaller island across the instagrammable (and wobbly) suspension bridge.



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