[UPDATED 12 Sep 2020]
Running out of spots to visit for your weekly post? Need some inspo for your next #OOTD or selfie spots in our little island? If you’re looking for Instagrammable places in Singapore, we’ve got you covered. Whether it's popular spots or hidden Insta-worthy gems, the combination of quaint buildings, local flavour and tourist attractions will suit you! And fret not – for most of these, you don't even have to pay a single cent! Get ready for your picture-perfect adventure in Singapore with these 17 Instagrammable places in Singapore ?
1. Fort Canning
Fort Canning is a significant part of Singapore's history but it's only recently that it's been thrown into the limelight for this super Instagrammable spiral staircase! Located near the Fort Canning Park Tunnel along Canning Rise, the shot is taken from the below the staircase and it highlights the picturesque trees in the backdrop too ? Don't miss out of the other picture-perfect spots around the park, like the Fort Gate and Sang Nila Utama Garden! Check out our Fort Canning guide here.
Address: 51 Canning Rise, Singapore 179872 (the staircase is located in between National Museum of Singapore and Fort Canning Lodge)
2. Marina Square Rooftop Maze
Sit up for this one, city ‘grammers! No, this is not a scene from Maze Runner, rather it is the rooftop of your typical shopping mall! This location is unlike anywhere else in the country. A combination of the striking white walls and concrete floor makes it a pretty neat effect when the photo is snapped from above. Technically an emergency fire escape route, the walls look all the same so do take your time to wander around the maze. But just don’t ask us how to exit the maze ?
Address: Marina Square, 6 Raffles Boulevard Singapore 039594
How to get here: Exit via the stairwell at Marina Square Mall, Level 3 in front of Beyond Pancakes for the model. For the photographer exit via the door leading to the toilets and go to the door on your right which leads to a stairwell.
3. Singapore Botanic Gardens
Looking for some green on your 'gram? This is definitely an Instagrammable spot that never runs out of opportunities for a good snapshot! If you are willing to spend a little to capture a stunning shot, consider visiting the National Orchid Garden which sits within the botanic garden. For a mere $5 entry, you can snap that Insta-worthy photo at overhead arches and with Singapore's national flower, the Vanda Miss Joaquim.
Address: 1 Cluny Road, Singapore 25969
Opening hours: 8.30am - 7.00pm daily (last ticket sales and entry at 6.00pm)
4. Old Hill Street Police Station
A dream to photograph, the Old Hill Street Police Station has been gazetted as a national monument and is now a ministry building. This massive neo-classical style building is near impossible to miss! Strike your best pose in front of its 927 vibrant rainbow-coloured window shutters. The best time would be early in the morning when the sunlight is softer – and with less traffic on the roads.
Address: 140 Hill Street Singapore 179369
5. Jewel Changi Airport
With the world's tallest indoor waterfall in the world at a height of 40 metres, you won't want to miss snapping a photo at Jewel Changi Airport! The waterfall or HSBC Rain Vortex as it's officially called looks mind-blowing from any angle and if you're wondering how to take the perfect photo, check out these 6 useful mobile photography tips to capture the best of Jewel!
Address: 78 Airport Blvd, Singapore 819666
6. Bukit Timah Railway Tracks
Tucked away in a little corner around the West of Singapore is one of the last remaining stretches of railway tracks. The tracks give you that classic and nostalgic vibe, and we assure you every single shot looks (almost) perfect! Best to head out here early in the morning or dusk time to catch the glow for the best natural lighting for your Instagram shoot!
Address: 380 Upper Bukit Timah Road 678040
7. National Gallery Singapore
If you are into colonial architecture, this is one of the best spots to visit to have a mini photoshoot! Refurbished from the former Supreme Court and City Hall buildings, your shots here will absolutely exude some sleek vibes. Thanks to the towering pillars and shadowed arches, you can grab plenty of amazing shots from different angles.
Address: 1 St Andrew's Road, Singapore 178957
P.S Check out our Civic District halal food guide here!
8. House of Tan Teng Niah, Little India
Home to some of the most colourful streets around, Little India has plenty of photo spots that will keep your camera out. This unique landmark displays European and South Chinese architecture with striking, fun colours, making it a refreshing change from the usual skyscrapers around! P.S. If you love street art, check out our guide to Singapore's street art.
Address: 37 Kerbau Road Singapore 219168
P.S. Need to eat after your photoshoot? Check out these 11 halal eateries in Little India, Rochor and Farrer Park!
9. People’s Park Complex
The People’s Park Complex is actually a commercial and residential building but let your imagination run free at the rooftop and you will come up with some stunning shots! The derelict, concrete carpark seamlessly contrasts the outstanding yellow façade of this building, making a photogenic vintage backdrop. You can also get a view of Singapore's CBD from here!
Address: 1 Park Road, Singapore 059108
10. Jurong Lake Gardens
Jurong Lake Gardens is the perfect place to grab some fresh air and enjoy serenity, away from the hustle and bustle of city life. The Lakeside Garden has a lalang field (called the grasslands) and a lone “Instagrammable” tree - a perfect photo opportunity!? From afar, you'd think that this is a real tree and but step closer to it and you'll find that it's actually made from recycled iron bars.
Address: Yuan Ching Rd (near South Car Park)
11. The Projector Staircase
The Projector might be known as a retro cinema at Golden Mile Complex showing indie films but did you know there's an IG-worthy spot here too? Head over to the spiral staircase and snap a picture with the colourful tiles!
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[email protected] is not your typical library. It is not all about the range of books, but also the sleek interior design and rustic concept here! Its outstanding white walls perfectly juxtaposes the curvature of shelves, giving it that futuristic vibe. If you are feeling hungry already, take your pick from these amazing halal food options in Orchard!
Address: 277 Orchard Road #04-11 Orchard Gateway, Singapore 238858
13. Tiong Bahru
Quaint alleyways, hipster cafes and intricate wall murals – what more can you ask for? This heritage-rich place in Singapore provides some of the best photo spots around with 1930s HDB flats, gorgeous wall arts littered all over the estate! Check out our guide to Tiong Bahru here.
12. Koon Seng Road Shophouses
The next time you're in Joo Chiat/Katong, don't just head there for the good food but take some picture-perfect snapshots too! These pastel-coloured shophouses at Koon Seng Road were built in the 1920s and once inhabited by the Peranakans.
Address: Along Koon Seng Road, between Tembeling Road and Joo Chiat Road
14. Coney Island
Tucked in a more isolated part of Singapore, this gem promises some of the best photogenic spots for your next Instagram post! Have a mini adventurous escapade away from the metropolitan city and create your own magical photoshoot in Coney Island. The signature Casuarina trees and plenty of natural lighting are sure to craft that dreamy photo. Check out our Coney Island guide for more information!
15. Berlayer Beacon, Labrador Nature Reserve
This iconic red structure at Labrador Park is almost too bright to miss! Once a navigational beacon for boats and ships passing through Keppel Harbour, the Berlayer Beacon is now a great spot for photos!
16. Upper Seletar Reservoir Park
The view of wide green spaces with the Upper Seletar Reservoir in the background is gorgeous and therapeutic for your mind. Though not as majestic, this is probably Singapore's answer to New Zealand's famous That Wanaka Tree, the Instagrammable lone tree in Lake Wanaka. Check out our guide to Upper Seletar Reservoir Park here!
17. Johor Straits Lighthouse
Located all the way in the far West of Singapore in Tuas, the Johor Straits Lighthouse feels like a world away. It's one of the 6 operating lighthouses in Singapore (yes, we do have that here ?) From here, you'd be able to see neighbouring Malaysia as well as the Second Link! Visit the lighthouse during sunset and you'll be treated to dreamy views which feels like it's a scene out of a Hollywood film. P.S. Check out these 8 hidden gems in SG that look like they're overseas!
Now that you know these 17 stunning spots in Singapore, it’s time for you to up your Instagram game. Let’s start exploring this sunny island, shall we!