These Scenic Hiking Trails Make For Instagram-Worthy Shots In Singapore


Siti Ayeeshah Zaki •  Aug 04, 2021

If you've always wanted to go hiking in Singapore and explore hidden hiking trails but never managed to do so, we feel you! The thought of rugged pathways and hilly terrains can seem daunting. But what if we told you that there are 6 hiking trails in Singapore that have such gorgeous views you would not be able to help yourself?

Think lush green trees, city skylines, and beautiful panoramic views all around once you've reached the highlight of the trail! HHWT has compiled a list of hiking trails that could beautify your Instagram feed and bring you lots of likes!

Hiking Trails In Singapore

1. Jurong Lake Gardens

Living in the West and planning a scenic walk? Head over to Jurong Lake Gardens! Take in the breathtaking views of Jurong Lake while you immerse in nature at the walking trails and scenic boardwalks. The Rasau Walk goes through a freshwater swamp habitat and there are over 50 species of plants. There are also plenty of IG-worthy spots from the lone tree to the Grasslands and more. Check out our guide to Jurong Lake Gardens to find out more!

P.S. Going off the beaten path? Check out these hidden hiking trails in Singapore!

2. Punggol Waterway Park

Cutting through Punggol Town, this park is perfect for all sorts photography-opportunities across its 4 zones. Take a slow walk along its winding tracks and snap shots of the waterside view along the promenade, or just sit back and relax. What's great is that you can easily enter or exit the park as and when you like, so you can decide how long you want to spend on the walking trail. You can even rent your own inline skates or bike at Bikes @ Waterway located at SAFRA Punggol ?‍♂️

P.S. Here are top 8 nature spots in Singapore near halal food!

3. Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park

As one of the largest urban parks in central Singapore, the Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park is a picturesque spot for you to take a break! The main highlight here is its meandering river and Pond Gardens which will be a feast for your eyes and camera ? While you're on the walking trail here, you can enjoy a wide array of flora and fauna, accompanied by the soothing sound of the river.

P.S. The Bishan-AMK Park is part of the Coast-to-Coast Trail. Check out our guide to the trail here!

4. Tampines Eco Green

With open grasslands, freshwater wetlands and lush forest, it’s hard to believe that you can find such an oasis in the midst of the Tampines housing estate! The Tampines Eco Green is where you can catch some fresh air and a respite from your busy schedules during a morning or evening walk.

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There are no paved walkways here so you can really immerse yourself in the wilderness here. You can also spot some otters swimming in the ponds and plenty of birds. 

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Take some pictures next to the pond where plenty of ducks can be found, or along the paths lined by lushous trees for a beautiful, Instagram-worthy shot!

5. Kranji Marshes

You might not be able to travel now but you can definitely explore Singapore’s “countryside” in the Lim Chu Kang area. Here’s where you’d find the Kranji Marshes, one of the largest freshwater marshes in Singapore! Instead of the lush vegetation that you’d normally find in other hiking trails in Singapore, the scenery at Kranji Marshes is different. You’d be greeted with sprawling marshlands and grasslands here, which makes it perfect for a photo opportunity!

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The atmosphere here is peaceful and rustic, and you’ll feel as though you’ve stepped out of Singapore for a while. For those of you who enjoy bird-watching, there are over 170 species of birds here. Don’t forget to climb up the Raptor Tower to get a panoramic view of the Kranji Marshes and Kranji Reservoir!

6. Mount Faber

One of the oldest parks in Singapore, Mount Faber Park has one of the most beautiful views of the city's skyline. The park is part of the Southern Ridges, which also comprises Telok Blangah Hill Park, HortPark, Kent Ridge Park and Labrador Nature Reserve.

If you're sporty or feeling like breaking a little bit of a sweat, hike up the mountain with your loved one. There, you can watch and take some snapshots of the sunset from Mount Faber's peak! Once there, you could also gaze through the telescopes at one of the many lookout points for a closer look at the city's stunning horizon. And if you're feeling a little creative, try to grab some photos from one of the telescopes! ?

Singapore's hiking trail views are not some to be contested - so share this with a friend, grab a camera, put on some shoes and head down for a walk on some of Singapore's scenic hiking trails! ?