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 after that flawless Instagrammable whereabouts in Singapore, we’ve got you covered. With a combination of quaint buildings, local flavour and tourist attractions, there’s something for everyone. And fret not – you don’t have to pay a single cent! Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime, right in Singapore.
But before we forget, get a decent camera for the best, crisp quality as well as a portable charger handy if you are using your phones! Check out these cameras for the perfect selfie!
1. National Gallery Singapore
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Step back in time at one of the newest museums here in the heart of the Civic District! 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.
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Thanks to the towering pillars, shadowed arches and sleek architecture, you can grab plenty of amazing shots from different angles. The top floors of the museum also provide plenty of opportunities for an exquisite snapshot. This building seamlessly mixes modern designs with neo-classical style, making it the next new haven for photography buffs.
#HHWT Tip: The rooftop windows at the top floors provide some natural sunlight within the dimly-lit section of the gallery for a good composition photo!
Address: 1 St Andrew’s Road, Singapore 178957
2. Singapore Botanic Gardens
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Looking for some green on your ‘gram? This is definitely an Instagrammable spot that never runs out of opportunities for a good snapshot! It is a must-go for a lovely picnic, date, or just to read a good book. Venture further away and you’ll discover other hidden spots around that’s a real sight to behold for some good photos!
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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. It is simply impossible to find a location here that isn’t beautiful enough! For a mere $5 entry, you can snap that Insta-worthy photo at quaint walkways topped with overhead arches and Singapore’s national flower, the Vanda Miss Joaquim.
Address: 1 Cluny Road, Singapore 25969
3. Marina Square Rooftop Maze
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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.
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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.
4. Old Hill Street Police Station
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Rainbow-coloured trends have always been taken over social media by storm, from bagels to drinks and even buildings! A dream to photograph, the Old Hill Street Police Station was gazetted as a national monument. This massive neo-classical style building is near impossible to miss! Strike your best pose in front of its 927 vibrant rainbow-coloured window shutter; 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. Tan Teng Niah’s house in Little India
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Home to some of the most colourful streets around, this cultural spot 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!
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Constructed in 1900s, Tan Teng Niah’s former house is the last remaining surviving Chinese villa in the vicinity. In 2018, it is a unique background for a photo on your Instagram feed and also an intriguing history to learn about. While you’re here, don’t forget to satisfy your tummy with some delectable cuisine along the streets of Little India!
Address: Tan Teng Niah House, 37 Kerbau Road Singapore 219168
How to get here: Take Exit B from Little India MRT, and turn to the alley on your left
6. Orchard Library
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If you are a bookworm, you can probably spend the whole day here. However, this is not any typical library. With a collection size of 100,000 titles and unique designated display areas, the library here certainly spoils its visitors. It is not all about the range of books, it is also the sleek interior design and rustic concept here! There’s even a sliding ladder for you to climb and search for a book– oh I mean take a good snapshot.
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Its outstanding white walls perfectly juxtaposes the curvature of shelves, giving it that futuristic vibe. With its stylish backdrop and props that you can include in your shot, this unique place proves itself as a photographer’s playground! Just don’t get in the way of the readers and librarians, will you?
If you are feeling hungry already, take your pick from these 13 halal eateries near Orchard which are close to prayer places!
Address: 277 Orchard Road #04-11 Orchard Gateway, Singapore 238858
How to get there: Exit at Somerset MRT, the library is on the 3rdfloor of Orchard Gateway shopping mall.
7. People’s Park Complex
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The derelict, concrete carpark seamlessly contrasts the outstanding yellow façade of this building, making a photogenic vintage backdrop!
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The People’s Park Complex is actually a commercial and residential building but let your imagination run free and you will come up with some stunning shots! You could also try a panoramic shot where the symmetrical buildings and clear skies provide a vibrant scenery fit for your latest Instagram story.
Address: 1 Park Road, Singapore 059108
8. Bukit Timah Railway Tracks
Call it overrated call it cheesy, but photos taken on any kind of railway track is indisputably photogenic. Tucked away in a little corner around the West of Singapore is one of the last remaining stretches of railway tracks. This cast iron bridge gives that classic and nostalgic vibe, and we assure you every single shot looks (almost) perfect!
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Apart from the track, the rusted overarching structures also provide photogenic backdrops to lend your photos with more character. 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! Afterwards, satisfy your tummy with some halal food at the prata shop at the nearby Rail Mall.
#HHWT Tip: If you do choose to go in the day, don’t forget to bring some sunblock – the tropical sun can be merciless to those wanting that good snapshot.
Address: 380 Upper Bukit Timah Road 678040
9. Tiong Bahru
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Quaint alleyways, hipster cafes and intricate wall murals – what more can you ask for? This heritage-rich place I Singapore provides some of the best photo spots around with gorgeous wall arts littered all over the estate!
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The architecture all over this hood has somewhat a minimalist yet old-fashioned feeling that could create a nostalgic kind of Instagram post. And while you are here, it is also a great opportunity to discover the different side of the hustle and bustle of our city life and sample some delicious Singaporean cuisine at the old-but-gold hawker stalls or hipster cafes. If you are into discovering other unique experiences around in Singapore, Tiong Bahru is not the only hood for you to explore!
Address: 73 Eng Watt St Singapore 160073
10. Coney Island
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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.
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The picturesque lalang fields, signature Casuarina trees and plenty of natural lighting are sure to craft that dreamy photo. Even the endless dirt tracks or the backdrop of the sea will exude that magical, bohemian vibe in your photoshoot. Bring along some repellent to repel mosquitoes and sandflies here.
If you want to explore Singapore fully, check out this 3D2N itinerary to uncover our country’s hidden gems!
#HHWT Tip: Rent bicycles so that you can explore Coney Island at your own pace and discover various spots for your Instagram-worth shot.
Address: Serangoon Island
Now it’s your turn to grab your camera and time for you to up your Instagram game. Let’s start exploring this sunny island, shall we!