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12 Stunning Instagrammable Spots In Singapore (With Easy Ways To Pose)

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Cheng Sim  •  Jan 29, 2020

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It’s no surprise why your friends have been snapping photos, instead of sending postcards to tell you about their fun-filled holiday in Singapore. Surrounded by sky-high buildings, scenic spots and heritage shophouses, this Lion City is built for Instagram.
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As you’re planning your trip to Singapore, you’re probably already thinking about which spots would look best on your Instagram. Whether you’re visiting the picture-perfect museums or attractions, let us guide you to the best Instagrammable spots in Singapore including easy poses that you can try! 
1. ArtScience Museum
Who knew that art and science could go together so well? The ArtScience Museum features interactive digital exhibitions that push the boundaries of digital art. Led by Tokyo’s famous art collective teamLab, the Future World: Where Art Meets Science is one of the most Insta-worthy exhibitions in the museum. Within this exhibition, you can explore many themed galleries where artworks evolve as you move about. One of our favourites within the exhibit is the Crystal Universe that showcases an illusion of stars in space through a display of 170,000 twinkling LED lights.
 Adding a floral theme to your photo is easy at the Flowers and People artwork. Featuring a cycle of flowers blooming and withering in real time, the artwork vividly interacts with its visitors and changes continuously. No two pictures are the same at this stunning exhibition!  Since these exhibitions are popular among the weekend and holiday crowd, book your ArtScience Museum tickets in advance on Klook. You can also stay for more exhibitions like Disney: Magic of Animation and 2219: Futures Imagined! Save $5 when you book Future World: Where Art Meets Science and Disney: Magic of Animation on Klook.  #HHWT Tip: ArtScience Museum offers same-day re-entry so that you can shop and enjoy lunch at Marina Bay Sands between exhibitions.  Opening hours: Open daily; 10AM-7PM Address: ArtScience Museum, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 6 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018974 Website | Facebook | Instagram Nearby halal food DC Comics Super Heroes Cafe Halal status: Halal-certified Cuisine: Fast food Opening hours: Mon-Thu; 11.30AM-11PM, Fri; 11.30AM-11.30PM, Sat; 11AM-11.30PM, Sun; 11AM-11PM Address: L1-03, Bay Level, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018972 Contact: +65 6688 7610 Directions: From ArtScience Museum, walk for 1 minute to this café
2. Gardens by the Bay
 Singapore is a Garden City, and Gardens by the Bay is one of the country’s eco-friendly initiatives that best illustrates it. An Instagrammer’s day is never dull here with so many spots that would make perfect backdrops for your photos!  Did you know the supertrees are as high as a 16-storey building? Snap a photo from a lower angle, so the sky-high Supertree Grove fills the frame.  #HHWT Tip: Get an awesome vantage point from the OCBC Skyway and see these supertrees up close. The admission for OCBC Skyway is $8 for adults and $5 for children. Explore deeper into Gardens by the Bay and you’ll find Cloud Forest which houses a stunning indoor waterfall! Standing at 35-metres high, the man-made mountain is decorated with orchids, pitcher plants and ferns. Since the temperature at the Cloud Forest is between 23 and 25 degree Celsius, you can change up your outfit with a cardigan or light jacket for a cool photo!   If you’re looking for a spot surrounded by flowers, the Flower Dome is next on your list. Known as the world’s largest glass greenhouse, this attraction is best known for its changing floral display. Come between 17 Jan and 23 Feb 2020 to see the Dahlia Dreams display featuring colourful dahlia cultivars and other festive plants. Book your Gardens by the Bay tickets in advance on Klook to skip the queue!  Opening hours: Open daily; 9AM-9PM Address: Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953 Website | Facebook | Instagram Nearby halal food Satay by the Bay Cuisine: Asian Halal status: Only selected stalls are halal-certified Opening hours: Open daily; 11AM-10PM Address: 18 Marina Gardens Dr, #01-19, Gardens by the Bay, Singapore 018953 Directions: Walk for 1 minute from Gardens by the Bay to reach this food centre Website | Facebook #HHWT Tip: For halal-certified stalls at Gardens by the Bay, dine at Sri Geylang Sate (stall C5/C6), Opah Satay (stall C7) and Marina Bay BBQ Steamboat Buffet (stall 12-15)
3. Jewel Changi
Home to the world’s tallest indoor waterfall, Jewel Changi has been on the feeds of many Instagrammers since it first opened. Besides the cascading HSBC Rain Vortex, there are many picture-perfect spots to explore including Canopy Park! Book your Canopy Park ticket on Klook to skip the queue because it’s hugely popular among the family crowd. Start your day at the Manulife Sky Nets where you can walk or bounce on a giant net! Then, check out other Insta-worthy spots like Hedge Maze and Canopy Bridge. 
Another attraction worth checking out is the Topiary Walk. Challenge yourself to see how many topiary animals you can spot! You can pull off a cheeky snapshot with a crocodile, iguana or orangutans! It’ll be a fun picture to add to your Instagram feed.  Opening hours
  • Jewel Changi: Open daily; 24 hours
  • Canopy Park & Topiary Walk: Sun-Thu; 10AM-12AM, Fri-Sat; 10AM-1AM
Address: 78 Airport Blvd, Jewel Changi, Airport Blvd, Singapore Changi Airport, Singapore 819666 Admission
  • Jewel Changi: Free
  • Canopy Park: $5 for adults, $5 for children
  • Topiary Walk: Free admission with Canopy Park ticket
Directions: Take the MRT to Changi Airport station. Then, head over to the link bridge at level 2 of Terminal 2 to access Jewel Changi. For more info, check their website. Website | Facebook | Instagram Nearby halal food Commons Halal status: Halal-certified Cuisine: Western Opening hours: Open daily; 10AM-10PM Address: #B1-289/290, 78 Airport Blvd, Jewel Changi, Airport Blvd, Singapore Changi Airport, Singapore 819666 Directions: Head over to the first floor of Jewel Changi to reach this eatery #HHWT Tip : For more dining options, check out our ultimate halal food guide to Jewel Changi! You can also explore more halal restaurants at Changi Airport
4. National Gallery Singapore
If you’re an art enthusiast, you have to visit National Gallery Singapore, which is home to a large collection of Southeast Asian art. Some canvases paint the history of Singapore while others tell a story about the culture of its Southeast Asian neighbours. Don’t be surprised to see local Instagrammers or couples taking their wedding photos at this museum!  Photographer's credit: @jawob_ As natural light streams into the interior, you’ll want to head towards the staircase, not the escalator. Every step will lead you to beautifully checked floors, a glass-panelled bridge on the top floor and thought-provoking paintings that are worth a snapshot. Book your National Gallery Singapore tickets in advance on Klook to see it for yourself.  Opening hours: Sat-Thu; 10AM-7PM, Fri; 10AM-9PM Address: National Gallery Singapore, 1 St. Andrew’s Road, Singapore 178957 Website | Facebook | Instagram Nearby halal food WOK HEY Funan Halal status: Halal-certified Cuisine: Chinese Opening hours: Open daily; 11AM-10PM Address: 107 North Bridge Rd, #B2-K1 Funan Mall, Singapore 179097 Directions : Walk for 4 minutes from National Gallery Singapore to Funan Mall where this eatery is located  #HHWT Tip: WOK HEY is located inside Funan Mall, Singapore’s newest IT Mall. Shop till you drop and check out the cycling path, climbing wall and futsal court right after!
5. S.E.A Aquarium
It’s a different world under the sea at S.E.A Aquarium, the largest aquarium in Southeast Asia. Home to over 100,000 marine life, taking pictures with hammerhead sharks, bottlenose dolphin, and clownfish swimming around you is a chance you shouldn’t miss. Most visitors would snap photos in front of the massive viewing panels, and you can do the same! Another exhibit that you should visit is the jellyfish that swims gracefully in the aquarium. The changing light display makes it unique and mesmerising to watch. Since it’s a popular holiday attraction, book your S.E.A Aquarium tickets in advance on Klook to skip the queue! #HHWT Tip: S.E.A Aquarium is within walking distance from Adventure Cove Waterpark! Perfect for group travellers, book your Adventure Cove Waterpark tickets in advance from Klook for a day of fun.  Opening hours: Open daily; 10AM-7PM Address: S.E.A Aquarium, Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098269 Directions : Take the MRT to Harbourfront. Then, walk up to the third level of VivoCity to board the Sentosa Express to Resorts World Sentosa where S.E.A Aquarium is located.  Website | Facebook | Instagram Nearby halal food McDonald’s Halal status: Halal-certified Cuisine: Fast food Opening hours: Mon-Thu; 7.30AM-11PM, Fri; 6AM-12AM, Sat-Sun, 24 hours Address: 8 Sentosa Gateway, #B1 - 211, 212 213, 214, Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore 098138 Directions: Walk for 2 minutes to McDonald’s that’s situated on the first floor of Resorts World Sentosa Website 
6. Universal Studios Singapore
Step into Universal Studios Singapore, which is also Southeast Asia’s first and only Universal Studios theme park! With so many rides and themed attractions to explore, you’ll have a whole day of fun ahead of you.  After riding the world’s tallest duelling roller coaster, Battlestar Galactica: HUMAN vs CYLON, it’s time for pictures! Don’t miss a picture in front of their landmark attraction, the stunning castle at Far Far Away.  
 If you’re lucky, you might stumble upon life-sized characters along the way. Besides bumping into a group of minions, you can’t miss a picture with this world-famous kitty in front of Hello Kitty Studio. Get a friend to take a picture of you, so it’ll be more creative than a regular selfie. Book your Universal Studios Singapore tickets in advance on Klook! You don’t have to worry about your ride because mobile users can enjoy a free shuttle service from Harbourfront MRT (Exit D Pick Up Point) to Resorts World Sentosa by showing your USS ticket on the Klook app.  Opening hours: Open daily; 10AM-6PM Address: Universal Studios Singapore, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore 098269 Directions: Take the MRT to Harbourfront. Then, walk to the third floor of VivoCity Mall and take the Sentosa Express train to Waterfront station where Universal Studios Singapore is within walking distance. Website | Facebook | Instagram Nearby halal food Goldilocks Halal status: Halal-certified Cuisine: Fast food Opening hours: Open daily; 10AM-6PM Address: Universal Studios Singapore, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore 098269 Directions: The restaurant is located at Far Far Away in Universal Studios Singapore
7. Singapore Zoo
 Every trip to Singapore Zoo will offer a different experience. Some days, you’ll see the lions resting on a sunny day. Other times, you’ll find the playful monkeys swinging from tree to tree or maybe catch an orangutan with her baby!  If you’re planning to get up close with the animals, look out for feeding sessions. Depending on the time of the day, you’ll have a chance to feed the elephant, goat, giraffe and white rhinoceros! Giraffes are one of their zoo’s crowd favourites, so lure them with a carrot to get the perfect headshot. Proceeds from the feeding session will go towards the zoo’s wildlife conservation efforts in the region!  Forget those standard zoo snapshots where families would stand in front of the exhibits. There are many animal sculptures around Singapore Zoo for your kids to pose with. For instance, look out for a herd of ‘seals’ and get your kid to smile for a picture. You know cheeky snapshots like this will last till you’re old and grey.  #HHWT Tip: Did you know you can enjoy breakfast with a family of orangutans at the halal-certified Ah Meng Restaurant? Book your tickets to Jungle Breakfast with Wildlife on their website!  Opening hours: Mon-Fri; 9AM-7PM, Sat-Sun; 8.30AM-7PM Address: Singapore Zoo, 80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore 729826 Directions : Take the MRT to Ang Mo Kio. Then, take Bus 138 To Singapore Zoo. There are more ways to reach Singapore Zoo via public transport or you can   book a shared shuttle bus transfer to Singapore Zoo in advance on Klook for ease of mind. Website | Facebook | Instagram Nearby halal food Ah Meng Kitchen Halal status: Halal-certified Cuisine: Chinese Opening hours: Mon-Fri; 9AM-7PM, Sat-Sun; 8.30AM-7PM Address: Singapore Zoo, 80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore 729826 Directions: This restaurant is located at the entrance of Singapore Zoo
8. Bugis
Bugis is one of the most Instagrammable places in Singapore. With street art in hidden alleyways and heritage shophouses, one of the ways to appreciate it is to take a picture. Haji Lane, a street that is packed with independent cafes and boutiques, is a good start. Explore this area in the morning when it’s less crowded!
 Walk further, and you’ll find yourself at Gelam Gallery at Muscat Street, a new outdoor art gallery that’s worth a visit. Inspired by the culture and heritage of Singapore, it was designed by a group of artists and their reflection on the past, present and future. Check out this surreal fantasy mural by artist Idris and more murals along this street! After seeking out this street art, grab a bite at one of the delicious halal eateries in Bugis. Then, buy yourself a souvenir at these famous shopping spots! Address: Bugis, Singapore Directions: Take the MRT to Bugis Nearby halal food Hj Maimunah Halal status: Muslim-owned Cuisine: Traditional Malay food Opening hours: Mon-Sat, 7am-8pm (Closed on Sun) Address: 11, Jalan Pisang, Singapore 199078 Directions: From Bugis MRT station, walk for 6 minutes to this eatery Website | Facebook | Instagram #HHWT Tip: Did you know Hjh Maimunah is the only nasi padang eatery in Singapore that receive a Michelin Bib Gourmand?
9. Fort Canning
Not many visitors have seen this side of Fort Canning before! A historical hilltop that was once the Malaya command centre during World War II, this landmark is dotted with nine historical gardens. However, the one that has been getting the most attention is Fort Gate, located near the Fort Canning Park Tunnel along Canning Rise.   Get someone to take a picture from below the staircase so that you can capture the natural light streaming down the tunnel and lush trees all around. Prepare to queue for this snapshot because you’re not the only visitor who wants it for their Instagram feed.  #HHWT Tip: Fort Canning is within walking distance from the National Museum of Singapore. Book your tickets in advance on Klook, if you’re planning to pay a visit!  Opening hours: Open daily; 24 hours Address: Fort Canning, River Valley Rd, Singapore 179037 Admission: Free Directions: Take the MRT to Fort Canning and walk towards Exit B to reach Fort Canning Website | Facebook | Instagram Nearby halal food Segar Restaurant Halal status: Halal-certified Cuisine: Chinese and Thai Opening hours: Open daily; 11.30AM-9.30PM Address: 133 New Bridge Road, Chinatown Point, #B2-39/40/41, Singapore 059413 Directions: Take the MRT to Chinatown and walk for 1 minute to this restaurant. 
10. House of Tan Teng Niah
If you skip the House of Tan Teng Niah while exploring Little India, you may feel a pinch of regret right after. Established in the 1900s, it’s one of the last remaining Chinese villas in Little India. Get up close to appreciate its architecture, from the bamboo tiled roof to vibrant heritage windows. Visitors are only allowed to take pictures outside of House of Tan Teng Niah, so take a quick snap before exploring  other mural spots and shopping places in Little India  #HHWT Tip: Mustafa Centre is only a 10-min walk from House of Tan Teng Niah! From chocolates to traveller’s kit, check out our one-stop shopping guide to Singapore’s iconic Mustafa Centre! Opening hours: Open daily; 24 hours Address: 37 Kerbau Rd, Singapore 219168 Directions: Take the MRT to Little India and walk for 1 minute to the House of Tan Teng Niah Nearby halal food Prata Saga Sambal Berlada Halal status: Muslim-owned Cuisine: Indian Opening hours: Open daily; 7AM-4PM Address: Tekka Food Centre, 665 Buffalo Rd, Singapore 210665 Directions: From House of Tan Teng Niah, walk for 3 minutes to reach Tekka Food Centre where the eatery is located
11. [email protected]
Gone are the days of stuffy libraries and wooden bookshelves. Take shade from the afternoon sun and catch up on some good reads at [email protected] Housing a variety of international fiction and local bestsellers, this public library is best-loved for its wavy all-white bookshelves. Take a cue from this picture and wear a bright outfit if you’re considering a photo here.  Besides appreciating the library’s contemporary interior from the top floor, look out for something different by venturing to other corners of the library like the picture above! Since it is a public library, we advise that you remain quiet at all times.  Opening hours: Open daily; 11AM-9PM Address: 277 Orchard Road, Orchard Gateway, #03-12/#04-11, Singapore 238858 Admission: Free Directions: Take the MRT to Somerset and walk for 1 minute to orchardgateway. [email protected] is on the third floor. Website | Facebook Nearby halal food Encik Tan Halal status: Halal-certified Cuisine: Chinese Opening hours: Open daily; 10AM-10PM Address: [email protected], 313 Orchard Road #B3-39/40, 238895 Directions: From [email protected], walk for 6 minutes to [email protected] where this eatery is located
12. Street art in Chinatown
Street art awaits at every corner of Chinatown and admiring them through your lens is one of the best ways to appreciate this cultural neighbourhood. It’s also fun spotting these beautiful murals like a game of hide and seek, and each mural has a story to tell. Along Mohammed Ali Lane, catch a scene of the old-school street vendors who once filled the streets since Singapore’s early years of independence.  For something new, head over to Thye Shan Medical Hall where you can spot a mural commemorating Detective Conan: The Fist Of Blue Sapphire movie that took place in Singapore. Painted by street artist Yip Yew Chong, get creative while posing next to the iconic teen detective sampling durian, the King of Fruits in the heart of Chinatown.  #HHWT Tip: Since there are many street arts to explore in Chinatown, download this map to find them all! Opening hours: Open daily; 24 hours Address: Chinatown, Singapore Directions: Take the MRT to Chinatown (Exit A) Nearby halal food Tongue Tip Lanzhou Beef Noodles Halal status: Halal-certified Cuisine: Chinese Opening hours: Open daily; 11AM-10PM Address: 133, #01-43 New Bridge Rd, Chinatown Point, Singapore 059413 Contact: +65 9118 3282 Facebook | Instagram
Credit: Giphy Singapore is indeed a feast for the eyes. Whether you’re exploring the streets of Little India or meeting your favourite characters at Universal Studios Singapore, it’s a paradise for Instagrammers. If you’re searching for more perfect spots to commemorate your great city adventure, download the M Guide on your mobile phone for all the Instagram hotspots, murals, sculptures, buildings, architecture and food in Singapore - complete with GPS locations to all these spots! It’s time to explore the Lion City through your lens!  This article is brought to you by Singapore Tourism Board.