Instagrammable things to do in Singapore


Our sunny island is often touted as a clean and green city, but that’s not all there is to the Lion City. It’s not hard to find photo-worthy attractions or scenic nature trails that are a dream for both pro and aspiring photographers. Yes, even normal folks just looking to refresh our social media feeds. As a love letter to our beautiful city, we’ve compiled a list of Instagrammable things to do in Singapore. 

 


– Nature parks & hiking trails –


1. Singapore Botanic Gardens – 75-hectare gardens with waterfalls


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Singapore Botanic Gardens is a UNESCO World Heritage site that spans a whopping 74 hectares of manicured gardens, walking trails, and photogenic gems at every corner. There are even hidden waterfalls, canopy nets, and free-roaming swans to add to the serene vibes. Bring the whole family along, because there are cafes and playgrounds on-site too. 

Singapore Botanic Gardens
ADMISSION FEE
Free
ADDRESS
1 Cluny Road, Singapore 259569
Opening Hours: Saturday 05:00 a.m - 12:00 a.m  Show More Timings 
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2. Tropical Montane Orchidetum – Glasshouse with exotic plants


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Although it’s part of the Singapore Botanic Gardens’ National Orchid Garden, the Tropical Montane Orchidetum deserves a mention of its own. You can probably tell why: this glass house is a treasure trove of photo-worthy corners, as it’s filled with exotic flowers and plants. Here’s what makes it even better: you’ll get to escape the heat in a cool 16°C-24°C.

Tropical Montane Orchidetum
ADMISSION FEE
Singapore Residents: $5/adult | $1/student or senior Standard: $15/adult | $3/student or senior
ADDRESS
1181
Opening Hours: Saturday 08:00 a.m - 09:00 p.m  Show More Timings 
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3. Fort Canning Park – Historical park with artefacts


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Who says that historical sites have to be a snoozefest? Fort Canning Park may have played a significant part in Singapore’s history, but today, it’s dotted with artefacts that you can explore for yourself via walking trails. Add tons of lush greenery and towering trees and you’ve got yourself a serene backdrop for photos. Don’t forget to hike up the hill for skyline views.

Fort Canning Park
ADMISSION FEE
Free entry
ADDRESS
Fort Canning Park, Singapore
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4. Sang Nila Utama Garden – Bali vibes


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Ancient Bali vibes in Singapore? Say no more. Hidden in Fort Canning Park is Sang Nila Utama Garden, a representation of what the park might’ve looked like in the 1200s. The most prominent feature here is the Javanese gateway that resembles the famous Gates of Heaven in Bali. Other than that, spot stone statues and vases that make you feel like you’re in Bali itself.

Address: 1 Canning Rise, Singapore 179868
Opening hours: 24 hours, Daily


5. Yunnan Garden – Lesser-known garden in NTU


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Yunnan Garden is every bit deserving of its name. It’s pavilions, stone paths, ponds, and manicured gardens galore over at this secret spot at Nanyang Technological University (NTU). This heritage space easily resembles a setting that fits in with a period drama, also thanks to the fact that the Chinese Heritage Centre is located within its vicinity.  

Address: 12 Nanyang Drive, Singapore 637721
Opening hours: 24 hours, Daily


6. Ulu Sembawang Park Connector – Sunrise spot with grassy fields


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Image credit: Theresa Lim via Google Maps

Once in awhile, we all need a detox from city life. And the good news is that you don’t need to leave the country to do so. You can get lots of fresh air and reconnect with nature when you cycle or stroll along the Ulu Sembawang Park Connector. The trail’s an easy 1.3km long and leads you to a sunrise viewing point that’s worth waking up early for. 

Ulu Sembawang Park Connector on Google Maps


7. Changi Bay Point – “Jeju island” in Singapore


 

Changi Bay Point is rather underrated, given that its location is rather out of the way. But, trust us when we say the journey here will be worth it – especially if you’re all about that sun, sea, and sand life. Head over early in the morning to catch the sunrise, then stroll or cycle along a wide bridge. Continue forth to find benches that look out to the quiet waters and a viewing pavilion. 

If you love the outdoors, check out these other park connectors in Singapore

Changi Bay Point on Google Maps


8. Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve – Nature trails & wildlife spotting


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Ask any Singaporean where to spot local wildlife such as exotic birds, mangrove critters, and even small crocodiles, and they’d likely quote Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

This Instaworthy nature trail isn’t just great for clocking your daily cardio; it’s also the perfect setting for aesthetic pics amidst nature. We’re talking “onion” pavilions that overlook JB, boardwalks, a viewing tower, a netted canopy walk, and even an adventure trail for kids that looks like an art installation. 

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
ADDRESS
301 Neo Tiew Crescent, Singapore 718925
Opening Hours: Saturday 07:00 a.m - 07:00 p.m  Show More Timings 

9. Lakeside Garden at Jurong Lake Gardens – Lalang grasslands


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Jurong Lake Gardens isn’t just your average National Garden with walking trails, play areas, and a skatepark. This eco-friendly park is a haven for you to snap enviable photos. We’re talking about grasslands that make you look like you’re in a faraway land, a lone tree made out of metal wires, and boardwalks that overlook the lake.

Jurong Lake Gardens 
ADDRESS
Yuan Ching Road
Opening Hours: Saturday Open 24 Hours  Show More Timings 


10. Kranji Marshes – Marshland great for birdwatching


We’re so used to seeing tall buildings and HDB blocks day in, day out, so anything that makes us feel closer to nature is a plus point. 

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That said, you can also snap plenty of photos that look like you’re nowhere in the city right at Kranji Marshes. It’s got an easy walking trail that’s surrounded by tall grass, lots of wild greenery, and if you’re lucky, exotic birds flying around. Be sure to visit the Raptor Tower for a vantage point over the marshes.

Kranji Marshes
ADDRESS
11 Neo Tiew Lane 2, Singapore 718814
Opening Hours: 07:30 a.m - 07:30 a.m  Show More Timings 
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11. Upper Seletar Reservoir Park – Lone Casuarina tree


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Upper Seletar Reservoir Park is an understated Instagrammable place in Singapore. Tucked away near Mandai, the park gives you an eyeful of greenery and the tranquility of the reservoir. Head over here to strike some poses near the lone Casuarina tree, and get a bird’s-eye view of the reservoir from the Rocket Tower. 

Address: Mandai Rd Track 7, Singapore


12. Lorong Halus Bridge – Aesthetic red structure


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You can’t say you’ve truly visited Punggol without having visited Lorong Halus Wetland, an area along the Pasir Ris-Punggol park connector. It’s most recognisable for the Lorong Halus Red Bridge, but it’s also chock full of nature sights that’ll make it seem like you’re nowhere near Singapore. Think tall lalang and ponds with water reeds to serve up a rugged backdrop for your pics. 

Lorong Halus Wetland on Google Maps


13. Keppel Hill Reservoir – 6m-deep blue lake tucked in the forest


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These steps used to hold a diving board.

For a next-level hiking adventure, embark on an off-the-radar trail into Singapore’s historical ruins, and find the abandoned Keppel Hill Reservoir. The trail is comparable to the one in Fort Serapong as it takes you past a creepy WWII bunker, an eerie Japanese tomb, and a blue-tinged swimming pool-turned-reservoir. Pretty to look at, but avoid actually going for a dip.

Keppel Hill Reservoir on Google Maps


14. Coney Island – Private island vibes


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Imagine a secret beach, totally crowd-free and perfect for introverts to snap some beach selfies in peace. Follow the signboards from Coney Island‘s West entrance to the Lorong Halus East Gate, and you’ll stumble upon a hidden beach where your chances of getting photobombed by strangers drastically decrease.

If you’re up for a cycling adventure, you can venture on an 8.2km ride from Pasir Ris to Coney Island.

Coney Island on Google Maps


15. Toa Payoh Town Park – Idyllic park with retro fixtures & picnic spots


Picnic spots in Singapore - Toa Payoh Park

Need an Instagrammable spot for a fitspo photography session? Say no more. Toa Payoh Town Park is a popular attraction among photographers due to its charming stone arch bridges, towering trees, and rustic gazebos tucked around every corner. All in all, the sights in Toa Payoh Town Park are spot-on for creating a retro feel or a vintage-inspired background for your snaps.

Picnic spots in Singapore - Toa Payoh Park
It’s also a great place for a romantic picnic. 

Address: Lorong 6 Toa Payoh, Singapore 319393


16. Telok Blangah Hill Park –  Terraces of pink bougainvillaeas


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Image credit: @janeslookbook.ig via Instagram

There are a number of springtime destinations near Singapore with views to die for. But without hopping on a plane, you can journey down South to Telok Blangah Hill Park for equally breathtaking sights. Besides classy staircases that give major fairytale vibes, the terrace garden is teeming with pink bougainvillaea flowers.

More good news for introverts: this park is considered to be one of the best hidden picnic spots in Singapore. We suggest heading there on weekdays, so you won’t have to brave the crowd to find a good spot to set up camp amidst the vibrant blooms.

Address: 10 Telok Blangah Green, Singapore 109178
Opening hours: 24 hours, Daily


17. Tanjong Rhu PromenadeLight displays during special occasions


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The Lookout Tower gets adorned with Chinese lanterns to commemorate Chinese New Year.
Image credit: @bernardgehringer via Instagram

Unless you’re a resident in the area, Tanjong Rhu wouldn’t immediately come to mind when it comes to hangout spots in SG. But make your way to the Tanjong Rhu Promenade, and it’s likely to become one of your fave places to have a scenic stroll. You’ve got views of the tranquil Kallang Basin on one side, and the twinkling urban lights on the other.

Climb up the 4-storey lookout tower to snap some nice aerial shots, and make sure to swing by during festive occasions to check out the different decor and light displays. 

Address: 136 Tanjong Rhu Road, Singapore 436921
Opening hours: 24 hours, Daily


18. Canterbury Road – Date-worthy spot for sunsets & picnics


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Although a popular destination for pre-wedding shoots, Canterbury Road is generally quiet on most days because it’s a little out of the way. But the views and serene environment you will be rewarded with when you get there will definitely make up for it. We recommend visiting just in time to catch the sunset to beat the heat and capture some perfect golden hour shots. 

Bonus: If you’re a fan of colonial-style architecture there are a few old-school bungalows along the road for you to admire.

Address: Canterbury Road, Singapore


19. Chek Jawa – Capture scenic ocean views from the viewing jetty


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Here you’ll find a cottage-turned visitor centre that looks like it’s straight from the 1930s.

Take a short boat ride from Changi Point Ferry Terminal and you’ll find yourself on Pulau Ubin, an island northeast of the mainland that’s steeped with nature and history. 3km from the jetty lies the Chek Jawa wetlands. 

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Venture a little further, and you’ll find a boardwalk that provides an unobstructed coastal view, popular with plane enthusiasts who like to capture planes inbound to our airport. Climb the stairs of the 7-storey high Jejawi tower for better views of the surrounding greenery. But if you’re set on capturing the ultimate panoramic Ubin photo, head up Puaka Hill – the highest point on the island.

Chek Jawa Wetlands
ADMISSION FEE
Bumboat ride to Pulau Ubin: $4/ person
ADDRESS
1040
Opening Hours: Saturday Open 24 Hours  Show More Timings 

20. Bukit Batok Hillside Park – Apocalyptic torii gates


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That shot of the thousands of torii gates is a must-have on your feed if you’re visiting Fushimi Inari in Kyoto, Japan. But here’s where you can get a similar photo closer to home. Hidden within Bukit Batok Hillside Park are “torii” gates – an abandoned relic from when this place was known as Greenwood Park.

So it’s not as brightly-coloured as the ones in Kyoto, but you could cosplay Lara Croft or Indiana Jones for a unique pic.

Address: 1 Bukit Batok West Avenue 2, Singapore 659203


21. Green Corridor Truss Bridge – Industrial railroad shots


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Image credit: @thesmartlocalsg via Instagram

The remnants of the defunct 24km-long Malaysian KTM railway runs from Woodlands all the way to Tanjong Pagar. It’s since been repurposed into a hiking trail known as the Rail Corridor. A highlight along the northern leg of the Rail Corridor are the 2 Truss bridges. It’s popular with hikers and photographers.

Green Corridor Truss Bridge on Google Maps


22. Macritchie Treetop Walk – 25m above the forest floor


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Whether or not you’re a seasoned hiker, Macritchie Treetop Walk needs no introduction. After all, it is the number one answer whenever anyone asks “where should I go for a hike, ah?” Take in the 360° view of the Central Catchment Nature Reserve and catch a glimpse of Lower-Peirce Reservoir as you’re suspended 25m above the forest floor.

While you’re there, stop by the Jelutong Tower to go bird-watching or wander along the 1.5km-long Chemperai trail that runs alongside the reservoir. There are wooden benches along the trail for you to rest your weary legs and just listen to the surrounding nature. 

MacRitchie Treetop Walk
ADDRESS
1032
Opening Hours: Saturday 08:30 a.m - 05:00 p.m  Show More Timings 
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23. Tampines Eco Green – Marshlands in the East


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Most of Singapore’s parks and nature reserves are concentrated in the North and West, but you’d be surprised to learn about Tampines Eco Green. An untouched pocket of greenery in Tampines, you’ll find 3 trails including the 1.2km Diversity Trail, freshwater ponds, a water catchment area, and even a bird hide. Not to mention, the park structures are made from recyclable materials too. 

Address: Tampines Avenue 9, Singapore 520491


24. Raffles Marina Lighthouse – Snap Malaysia in the background


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Image credit: @anastasia.harley.quinn via Instagram

If you’re searching for Santorini-style coastal shots, take a journey to the end of the East-West line to the Raffles Marina Lighthouse. In our opinion, this lighthouse might take the crown as the most photogenic lighthouse in Singapore.

Snag a picture during sunset with Malaysia in the background at the wharf that leads to Raffles Marina Lighthouse. It’s a spot that’s popular for wedding shoots and anyone in search of great golden hour photos. If a journey to the West in time for sunrise or sunset sounds a little tedious, we’ve got plenty of other ideal sunrise and sunset spots.

Address: Raffles Marina, 10 Tuas West Drive, Singapore 638404
Opening hours: 8am-10pm, Daily


25. Yishun Dam – Tranquil boardwalk


Although Singapore is known to be a concrete jungle, there are pockets of naturally beautiful  spectacles – you just need to know where to look. Westies have one right in their backyard, Yishun Dam. Also known as Seletar Dam, it’s a popular backdrop for sunset dates and picnics devoid of crowds. 

At one end, you can also visit Rower’s Bay Park, a serene 2km boardwalk that’s flanked by tall reeds and willow trees. For ideas on other attractions in the area, check out our guide on things to do in Yishun

Address: Yishun Avenue 1, Singapore 769130
Opening hours: 24 hours, Daily


26. “Avatar Trees” – Whimsical spot with abandoned cars near MacRitchie


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Located opposite the highway from MacRitchie Reservoir lies the starting point of an unmarked hiking trail which leads to Singapore’s very own “Avatar Trees”. Once you get to your destination, you’ll be greeted by the sight of the towering trees that remind you of the Tipani Hometree from Avatar

Journey further up the track and you’ll also come across a couple of mysteriously abandoned cars, as well as a temple on a hill.

Avatar Trees on Google Maps


27. North Eastern Riverine Loop – Picturesque cycling route


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Fervent cyclists can probably conjure up a list of Singapore’s most scenic spots at will. After all, they’ve spent countless hours pedalling on the winding paths of long-distance cycling routes. The North Eastern Riverine Loop most likely sits near the top of their list. 

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The 18km-long route will see cyclists riding along quiet nature reserves and parks in North-East Singapore, like Sengkang Riverside Park. The route is also peppered with several points of interest worth taking a detour for, like Punggol Container Park and the offshore Coney Island.

North Eastern Riverine Loop on Google Maps


28. Forest Walk – Suspension bridge among the treetops


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The Southern Ridges will net you an entire backlog of photos for you to rely on when the feed’s looking a bit dry. Saunter amongst the treetops at Forest Walk, a 1.3km steel suspension bridge that cuts through the secondary forest of Telok Blangah Hill, and look out for the wildlife roaming the area. 

ADMISSION FEE
Free
ADDRESS
Singapore
Opening Hours: Saturday Open 24 Hours  Show More Timings 
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29. Henderson Waves – 274m-long wave-shaped bridge


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The most iconic structure in the Southern Ridges trail is Henderson Waves, a 274m-long bridge that connects Mount Faber Park to Telok Blangah Hill Park. Besides it being a great spot to rest your weary legs in between your hike, the architecture of this bridge makes a unique photo backdrop. Not to mention, the sweeping views of Keppel Island make it even more IG-worthy. 

Henderson Waves
ADDRESS
Bukit Merah, Singapore
Opening Hours: Saturday Open 24 Hours  Show More Timings 
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30. Mount Faber – Scenic cable car rides & panoramic vistas


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Riding the iconic Singapore Cable car from the peak of Mount Faber grants you bird’s-eye views of Sentosa and Harbourfront’s skyline and coastline. It operates till 9.30pm, so you can experience the ride in daylight, as the sun goes down, and as the twinkling harbour lights turn on after dark.

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Image adapted from: @vbkeziamakeupartist & @phyu996 via Instagram

While you’re there at the summit, commemorate your trip with some vibrant OOTDs on the colourful stairs, and make a wish at Poland’s Bells of Happiness stand. 

ADMISSION FEE
Cable Car Sky Pass: $45/adult | $35/child (4-12 years old)
ADDRESS
109 Mount Faber Rd, Mount Faber Peak, Singapore 099203
Opening Hours: Saturday 08:45 a.m - 10:00 p.m  Show More Timings 
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RECOMMENDED TICKETS AT S$20.25

31. Little Guilin @ Bukit Batok Town Park – Huge rock formations


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While the folks across the border have dubbed Timah Tasoh Lake as the “Malaysian Guilin”, we’ve got a “Little Guilin” of our own stashed away in Bukit Batok Town Park. Because of its raw beauty, its granite peaks have borne witness to many photoshoots, be it weddings or wildlife.

Address: Bukit Batok East Avenue 5, Singapore


– Museums & attractions –


32. Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum – Real dinosaur fossils


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Head to Mandai Wildlife Reserve if elephants, tigers, and pandas are animals you want to see. But for dinosaurs, it’s the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum that you’ll want to visit. Not only will you get to snap selfies with 3 diplodocid sauropod fossils, you’ll even get to see 2,000 preserved specimens of plants and insects, and taxidermied animals up close.

ADMISSION FEE
$16 for Singaporeans | $20 standard rates
ADDRESS
2 Conservatory Drive, Singapore 117377
Opening Hours: Saturday 10:00 a.m - 06:00 p.m  Show More Timings 
GOOGLE REVIEWS
4.6
(2261)
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RECOMMENDED TICKETS AT S$18.00

33. Singapore Art Museum – Contsantly-changing immersive exhibitions


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Visiting the Singapore Art Museum for its works of art may be a no-brainer. But this space also has plenty of photogenic spots as well. Insert yourself into their immersive art installations and – boom – you’ve got yourself a new social media profile pic. The museum regularly changes up their exhibitions, so feel free to return whenever you need a PFP update.

Singapore Art Museum
ADDRESS
71 Bras Basah Rd, Singapore 189555
Opening Hours: Saturday 10:00 a.m - 07:00 p.m  Show More Timings 
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34. Jewel Changi Airport – Iconic Rain Vortex waterfall


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There’s nary a tourist who hasn’t heard of Jewel Changi Airport. Not only is it a hub for shopping and dining, but it’s also packed with aesthetic attractions from serene gardens to its iconic Rain Vortex waterfall. No surprise then, that many flock here for its photo spots that include a small bamboo forest, a mirror maze, and Canopy Park. 

ADDRESS
78 Airport Blvd., Singapore 819666
Opening Hours: Saturday 12:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m  Show More Timings 
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4.8
(59983)
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RECOMMENDED TICKETS AT S$9.00

35. ION Sky – Observation decks on the 56th & 57th floors


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Image credit: @fluffedup via Instagram

It’s hard to compete with a bird’s-eye view over the Singapore skyline. That’s why ION Sky is on this list. This observation deck at ION Orchard on Orchard Road has floor-to-ceiling windows all round, so there’s no need to compete for a spot to take in the stunning view. You might need to head here more than once to see seasonal displays, or simply have a romantic dinner at the fancy restaurant here, 1-Atico. 

iON Sky
ADMISSION FEE
Free admission with minimum $50 spend at ION.
ADDRESS
Opening Hours: Saturday 02:00 p.m - 09:00 p.m  Show More Timings 

36. Museum of Ice Cream Singapore – All-pink “playground”


We’re all kids at heart, so it’s no wonder the Museum of Ice Cream Singapore calls out to us. 

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This all-pink “playground” is a haven for both children and adults who want to let loose. Think an all-pink bouncy castle, a ball pit filled with rainbow sprinkles, and IG-worthy spots at every corner. There’s also a 90s-inspired diner on site where you can chow down on ice cream and groove to some jukebox tunes.

ADMISSION FEE
From $31/pax
ADDRESS
100 Loewen Rd, Singapore 248837
Opening Hours: Saturday 10:00 a.m - 09:00 p.m  Show More Timings 
GOOGLE REVIEWS
4.5
(4285)
RECOMMENDED TICKETS AT S$47.00

37. Gardens by the Bay – Landmark domes & massive “trees”


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Otherworldly supertrees, sprawling gardens, climate-controlled domes, and a gorgeous creative displays… That barely sums up the picturesque sights you’ll see at Gardens by the Bay. It’s floral, greenery, and art sculpture galore over at this mega garden. Come in the day to cool off at the Cloud Forest and Flower Dome, then come back at night to see the Supertree Grove’s dramatic light up. 

Bring a bike or rent one from the nearby East Coast Park and check out our cycling guide to Gardens by the Bay

ADDRESS
18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953
Opening Hours: Saturday 05:00 a.m - 02:00 a.m  Show More Timings 
GOOGLE REVIEWS
4.6
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RECOMMENDED TICKETS AT S$10.00

38. Bay East Garden – Serene spot overlooking Marina Bay


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Image credit: Raymond Koh via Flickr

Bay East Garden may be the lesser-known counterpart of Gardens by the Bay (GBTB), but it’s an equally scenic and serene spot for joggers, cyclists, and anyone looking for some fresh air. Overlooking Marina Bay and GBTB, this area is rather massive, comprising a 2km stretch of manicured greenery. That said, you’ll find plenty of photogenic spots along the waterfront and between ponds.

Address: 11 Rhu Cross, Singapore 437440


39. Marina Barrage – Popular fireworks & picnic spot


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Marina Barrage overlooks Marina Bay and Gardens by the Bay, and has a huge field where kiddos can run loose.
Image credit: @ballnattapon via Instagram

Anyone who’s ever looked for a free spot to watch NDP fireworks or NYE fireworks would’ve heard of Marina Barrage. But of course, it’s more than that. Weekenders head over here to have picnics, fly kites, and cycle between Marina Bay and East Coast Park. Meanwhile, those who like aesthetic sights can visit the onsite Sustainable Singapore Gallery.

Marina Barrage
ADDRESS
8 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018951
Opening Hours: Saturday Open 24 Hours  Show More Timings 
GOOGLE REVIEWS
4.6
(7088)
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40. S.E.A. Aquarium –  Watch sharks & manta rays swim by


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Those drawn to the big blue sea, wander about the depths of the S.E.A. Aquarium. Not only can you find Nemo and Dory frolicking in the Coral Garden, but you can also walk through a tunnel and watch the likes of zebra sharks, black-blotched fantail rays and bowmouth guitarfish swim effortlessly above your head. 

Don’t miss Shipwrecked, a habitat mimicking the watery grave of a ship; or catch schools of fish and graceful manta rays swimming by at Open Ocean Habitat, complete with sun rays that reach the “seafloor”. 

ADMISSION FEE
Admission (Singaporean and PR): $40/adult | $30/child Admission (Standard): $43/adult | $32/child
ADDRESS
8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098269
Opening Hours: Saturday 10:00 a.m - 05:00 p.m  Show More Timings 
GOOGLE REVIEWS
4.6
(27207)
RECOMMENDED TICKETS AT S$25.00

41. Ocean Restaurant Sentosa – Dine “underwater”


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Image credit: Resorts World Sentosa

As far as dining experiences go, Ocean Restaurant offers one that’s truly unique. Located right next to S.E.A. Aquarium’s massive Open Ocean Habitat, the restaurant will make you feel like you’re dining “underwater” and believe us when we say it’s giving Under The Sea vibes. 

You can enjoy panoramic views of reef sharks, manta rays, and tons of colourful tropical fish as you feast on courses from $148, curated by their 2-star Michelin chef.

Address: Equarius Hotel, 22 Sentosa Gateway, B1M, #B1-455 & 456, Singapore 098136
Opening hours: Wed-Sun 11.30am-3pm | 6pm-11.30pm (Closed on Mondays & Tuesdays)
Contact: 6577 6869 | Ocean Restaurant website


42. ArtScience Museum – Aesthetic exhibitions with a touch of technology


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One of the top Instagram 101 tips is to visit ArtScience Museum. It’s impossible to leave without a boatload of aesthetic shots that capture the beauty in motion. The museum often rotates their exhibitions, so you can take pictures against a fresh backdrop on repeat visits. Besides just snapping up a storm, visitors young and old will have a blast at their interactive exhibits.

ADMISSION FEE
The Museum Ticket - includes Permanent and Special exhibitions:
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ADDRESS
6 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018974
Opening Hours: Saturday 10:00 a.m - 07:00 p.m  Show More Timings 
GOOGLE REVIEWS
4.5
(14246)
RECOMMENDED TICKETS AT S$18.00

43. Helix Bridge – DNA-shaped & lights up at night


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We know quirky bridges are nothing new in the Lion City. But the architecturally impressive pedestrian bridge Helix Bridge deserves a dedicated post on your Instagram page if you ask us. The structure alone is a feast for the eyes, but wait till night time for the DNA-like helix twists and turns to become illuminated with colourful LEDS, making it stand out even from afar.

Helix Bridge on Google Maps


44. National Gallery Singapore – Supreme court-turned-art gallery


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On good weather days, there’s a good chance you’ll spot a couple having their wedding photoshoot at the National Gallery Singapore. It goes without saying that many an influencer has used the free exhibitions at NGS and spaces as backdrops for posts. 

Whether you’ve got admiration for the arts or are just in search of some #culture shots for the ‘Gram, the Gallery is filled with fantastic photo spots and some lesser-known secrets that might interest you.

ADMISSION FEE
Free general admission for Singaporeans and PRs
ADDRESS
1 St Andrew's Rd, #01-01, Singapore 178957
Opening Hours: Saturday 10:00 a.m - 07:00 p.m  Show More Timings 
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45. National Museum of Singapore – SG’s oldest museum


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Image adapted from: @piano_benjamah & @onemoremukhujje via Instagram

Local art aficionados will find this location all too familiar. The National Museum of Singapore is the oldest museum in Singapore, having opened its doors in 1849. Undoubtedly, there’s no shortage of IG fodder here – from the museum’s 19th-century facade to the neo-Palladian-style rotunda. 

ADMISSION FEE
Free general admission for Singaporeans and PRs
ADDRESS
93 Stamford Rd, Singapore 178897
Opening Hours: Saturday 10:00 a.m - 07:00 p.m  Show More Timings 
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46. Singapore Flyer – Bird’s-eye view of Marina Bay


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The iconic Singapore Flyer needs no introduction: it has charmed Singaporeans and tourists alike with gorgeous aerial views of the Lion City. The 30-minute ride ($40/adult) on the giant observation wheel will give you an unobstructed view of Singapore’s most recognisable attractions, like Gardens By The Bay and Marina Bay Sands.

Those who are feeling especially boujee can even indulge in some sky dining ($520 for 2 guests) with that special someone. Dig into a full 4-course meal as the bustling CBD passes you by.

ADDRESS
30 Raffles Ave., Singapore 039803
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47. Marina Bay Sands – Venice-inspired indoor canal


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It’s easy to spend an entire day at Marina Bay Sands. Not only is it shops galore here, but there are also a tonne of activities to do, plus photogenic sights everywhere you turn. Head outside and you’ve got splendid views of the bay and the towering ArtScience Museum. Inside, there’s a canal with sampan rides that go around the iconic Rain Occulus indoor waterfall. 

P.S. Did you know there’s also a massive hidden underground city at Marina Bay Sands?

Marina Bay Sands Singapore
ADDRESS
10 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018956
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4.6
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– Architecture –


48. CapitaSpring Green Oasis – 3-storey garden in the sky


We know we always say that Singapore’s a concrete jungle. In CapitaSpring’s case, it quite literally is. CapitaSpring Green Oasis is a refreshing take on an urban garden. After all, it sits between the 17th and 20th floors of the building. 

Shrubbery aside, there are many nooks where you can wind down with a book, have a heart-to-heart with your buds, or simply snap tonnes of pics for the ‘Gram. There’s also a rooftop Sky Garden located on the 51st floor.

CapitaSpring Green Oasis
ADDRESS
88 Market St, Singapore 048948
Opening Hours: Saturday 07:30 a.m - 07:30 a.m  Show More Timings 
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49. SkyVille @ Dawson – Atas BTO project with rooftop garden


The 47-floor SkyVille @ Dawson, one of Singapore’s architectural wonders, could pass off as a bougie private condominium. It’s actually a BTO project in Queenstown completed in 2016. With views overlooking the city skyline and unique architecture, a pic atop its rooftop gardens is to die for. 

In case you’re wondering, properties here can hit 7 digits, but then again that’s the literal price you’ve got to pay if you want to wake up to daily vistas like these.

Address: 86 Dawson Road, Singapore 141086
Opening hours: 24 hours, Daily


50. The Clover @ Kebun Baru – The only clover-shaped HDB in Singapore


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PSA: Not all HDBs are brutalist concrete blocks with straight edges. Some of them have interesting curves, like The Clover @ Kebun Baru. Like its name suggests, this one looks like a 4-leaf clover. It’s not immediately noticeable, but stand at the foot of the block and look up – you’ll see the rounded edges of the 4 connected blocks.

For more photography inspo, check out our Ang Mo Kio Instawalk

Address: 259 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 2, Singapore 560259


51. The Hive – NTU’s iconic “dim sum basket” building


NTU’s The Hive is one of the most unique buildings in Singapore. It’s a must-visit for anyone with an affinity for exposed concrete and brutalist architecture. 

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Inside you’ll find 56 corner-less classrooms, a student-run cafe, library, and lecture theatre.

Commonly referred to as the “dim sum building” by campus students and alumni, the architecturally intriguing exterior is a great spot to grab a selfie with those towering “baskets”. Since the NTU campus is a little out of the way, stick around and check out these NTU hidden gems while you’re there.

Address: 52 Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639816


52. Parkview Square – A.K.A. Gotham City


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Image credit: @thesweetglobe & @pnarsi via Instagram

A list of Instagrammable places would be incomplete without the mention of the Gotham-like Parkview Square. In stark contrast to its neighbours, it was designed in the classic Art Deco architecture style and drew inspiration from the Chanin Building in New York.

Even its interiors are picturesque. Swing by ATLAS bar on the building’s ground level that’ll fit right in in The Great Gatsby and you’ll be greeted with the bar’s 3-storey Gin collection on full display. 

Address: 600 North Bridge Road, Singapore 188778
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9am-6pm (Closed on Saturdays & Sundays)
Contact: 6396 4400 | Parkview Square website


53. Keppel Bay – Marina views of & futuristic architecture


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With its futuristic glass and steel skyscrapers, IG-worthy cable-stayed bridge, and a marina packed full of yachts, you could be forgiven for thinking that you’ve stepped into another country when you enter Keppel Bay

Located a stone’s throw away from HarbourFront MRT station, this little island oozes the atas lifestyle. Think picturesque waterfront views, yachts for rent, and upscale cafes such as Prive @ Keppel Bay

Keppel Island on Google Maps


– Neighbourhood spots –


54. Chinatown – Rooftop with Hong Kong vibes


There are plenty of things to do in Chinatown, from exploring older shopping malls like People’s Park Centre to going on a food tour and visiting its many eateries. But this historical neighbourhood is also prime real estate for taking your Instagram photos – just check out the backalleys with colourful murals. Fans of Hong Kong’s dramatic cityscape also have to visit Chinatown Complex Food Centre’s rooftop, with a similar juxtaposition of buildings you can use as a cool backdrop.

chinatown complex rooftop


55. Space Furniture Asia Hub – Monochrome spiral staircase


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Ok, we know that Space Furniture Asia Hub’s main purpose is for people to buy furniture. But it also has one of the most Insta-worthy staircases in Singapore. So grab your camera and flex your creative muscles at the monochrome spiral staircase – you’ll never know what results you might get. 

Address: 77 Bencoolen Street, Singapore 189653
Opening hours: 10.30am-8pm, Daily
Contact: 6415 0000 | Space Furniture Asia Hub website


56. Marina Square Roof Maze – Best taken from a vantage point


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Attention, attention – there’s a rooftop maze at Marina Square. If that’s news to you, don’t worry, not many people know of this hidden secret. This “maze” actually has emergency exits leading to shops within the building, but on a normal day, it makes a great photo spot – especially when you take photos from a higher vantage point. 

Address: 6 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039594


57. Kult Yard, 195 Pearl’s Hill Terrace – Brightly coloured murals


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No date? Bring your furbaby instead.
Image credit: @makki_jann via Instagram

Men, if you want to escape the friendzone and reach Insta-Boyfriend status, ditch the usual dinner and movie dates for drinks at Kult Yard at 195 Pearl’s Hill Terrace, a converted military barrack from WW2. The psychedelic mural is the perfect backdrop for couple #OOTDs. And when the photo-taking is done, grab cocktails and grilled meats from the outdoor bar.

Address: 195 Pearl’s Hill Terrace, #01-54, Singapore 168976
Opening hours: Wed-Fri 5pm-12am | Sat-Sun 3pm-12am (Closed on Mondays & Tuesdays)
Contact: 9389 2185 | Kult Yard website


58. Orchard Road – Neon photo spots


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From Wong Kar-wai films to the vaporwave movement, the neon aesthetic never goes out of style. While our streets may not look like the neon-lit ones in Hong Kong or Tokyo, Singapore does have a few choice spots, like Mandarin Gallery and the steps in front of Wisma Atria. All it takes is creative posing and camera work and you’ve got yourself a neon light photoshoot.


59. Tiong Bahru – A peek into Singapore’s past


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Look out for muralist Yip Yew Chong’s depictions of old Singapore scattered around block 71 and 73.

Tiong Bahru is the OG hipster neighbourhood that’s home to IG-worthy cafes like Merci Marcel and Plain Vanilla Bakery. But those aren’t the only spots to get a decent photo. Venture into the heartlands and you’ll come across portals into the past like the rooftop soccer court at Block 44B, pre-war walk-up apartments, and even the last remaining civilian air raid shelter in Singapore.

Check out where to go and what to see in our Tiong Bahru Instawalk.


60. Keong Saik Road – Pastel & retro city vibes


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If there’s one thing everyone goes gaga over, it’s old-school vibes oozing from an aesthetic package. That’s Keong Saik Road for you. This former red light district is now the go-to spot for hip bars, restaurants, and cafes, with names such as Potato Head Singapore drawing crowds. Feasting aside, take some time to explore the streets for preserved buildings in pastel colours.

Those who dig the vibes of yesteryear can also check out these retro backdrops in Singapore.


61. Hougang HDB blocks – Art & design hidden in plain sight


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Hougang Avenue 8 HDB blocks.

If one thing is hyper-unique to Singapore, it’s our beloved HDB blocks. Now, it’s not every day we look at these buildings and think they’re synonymous with aesthetic photo-worthy spots. But oh-so-many pretty HDB blocks are here to prove us wrong. Whether its pastel gradients, vibrant colour blocks, or even massive murals – there’s plenty to see around Singapore’s public housing neighbourhoods.

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HDB void deck at Jurong East Street 21.

It doesn’t stop at the artwork on the building. Walk through HDB void decks to spot unexpected design elements and beautified common spaces that make it a joy for locals to come home – such as this mural void deck in Woodlands.


62. East Coast Peranakan houses – Colourful preserved homes


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One thing that makes Singapore’s unique and vibrant heritage stand out is the fact there are many preserved buildings still standing today. In fact, many of them are still residential buildings – just like the colourful, pastel Peranakan houses on the likes of Koon Seng Road, East Coast Road, and Geylang Lorong 24A & 34. 

Just remember to be respectful of the residents living in these areas. Otherwise, there’s no harm in taking a walk through these neighbourhoods to admire the traditional architecture.

While you’re at it, check out these Katong-Joo Chiat photo spots, or plan your day around these things to do in Geylang.


63. Queen Street’s graffiti wall – Artsy backdrop for streetwear fits


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Those taking fit pics can’t go wrong with posing by a graffiti wall at the many photogenic alleys in Singapore. The funky murals are sure to complement any streetwear looks, adding a rebellious flair to your photos. This one’s conveniently located right opposite Hotel Royal @ Queens outside Bras Basah MRT station, at 12 Queen Street. It even has ledges that you can sit or stand on for a variety of poses.

Address: 12 Queen Street, Singapore 188553


64. Toa Payoh dragon playgrounds – Iconic motifs from the past


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Water play area at Heights Park.

When you think of neighbourhood playgrounds today, you’ll be surprised, maybe even jealous, to find out they’ve been zhng-ed beyond recognition. Heights Park in Toa Payoh has trampolines, ziplines, and even a water play and splash zone.

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For nostalgia’s sake, you can still find some of the old-school playgrounds around, such as the Dragon Playground along Lorong 6 in Toa Payoh that has evolved into a full-blown heritage site.

It is one of Toa Payoh’s many unique sights, and 1 of 4 dragon playgrounds remaining.   


65. Gillman Barracks – Art galleries & colourful wall art


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Image credit: @张TakWAI via Instagram 

A repurposed military camp, Gillman Barracks boasts 14 blocks of art galleries and eateries to delight the eyes and mouths of visitors. Almost every aspect of the area holds photogenic properties; even the carpark has been used for photoshoots for different car interest groups. Frame your next post in one of the many galleries here while you’re at it.

Address: 9 Lock Road, Singapore 108937
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 11am-11pm | Sun 11am-12am


66. Keyaki Garden Pavillion – A picturesque Japanese garden


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Nestled within Pan Pacific Singapore is Keyaki Garden Pavillion. The Kyto-inspired enclave is free to enter and is reminiscent of the courtyards that you’d see in anime and Studio Ghibli films, with its distinctive architecture and zen gardens. Take a stroll through the neatly trimmed hedges as you watch the koi fish swim idly by in the garden pond. 

Afterwards, head inside to grab a bite at the Keyaki Japanese Restaurant, if you’ve got the moolah to splash, that is.

Address: 7 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039595
Opening hours: 11.30am-2.30pm | 6pm-10pm, Daily
Contact: 6826 8240 | Keyaki Japanese Restaurant website


67. Tampines Central Playground – Fruit-themed slide


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Located just outside Our Tampines Hub, Tampines Central playground is one of the many notable things to do in Tampines. With its vibrantly coloured fruit-shaped structures, it makes for a good photo spot. Chill out away from the blazing heat in the cutesy mangosteen-shaped hideouts or relive more carefree days with the concrete slide tucked away in the watermelon.

Address: 858 Tampines Avenue 5, Singapore 520858


68. Pretty MRT stations – Chio artworks on your commute


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Singaporeans pretty much dash in and out of MRT stations, especially during peak hours. So, it’s easy to miss the fact that there are some rather photogenic MRT stations in our midst. Take Dhoby Gaut, for example, with its artsy mosaic wall, and Stadium’s minimalist grey wall tiles. Even stations like Redhill and Queenstown sport that aesthetic old-school charm.


69. Haji Lane – Giant murals & hip cafes


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Haji Lane is a name all tourists probably know of even before stepping into Singapore. No surprise there as it’s packed with hip cafes, yummy food, and shops. The standout here, though, is the abundance of vibrant murals donning the walls of the buildings. 

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Be sure to leave room in your camera roll to explore the neighbouring Arab Street. This is where you’ll get to admire the gorgeous Sultan Mosque and explore a street lined with towering palm trees and Mediterranean restaurants.


– Historical & cultural buildings –


70. Sultan Mosque – Adorned with recycled bottle caps


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Image credit: @imgracet1ng via Instagram

Sultan Mosque is old – even Sir Stamford Raffles had a hand in its construction back in 1824. Something that stands out about this cultural landmark is its unmistakable dome. Fun fact: recycled glass bottles were used to construct its black, glistening linings. You can also hop on a guided tour of the mosque to get a closer peer into this archaic place of worship. 

Address: 3 Muscat Street, Singapore 198833
Opening hours: 10am-9pm, Daily
Contact: 6293 4405


71. Sri Sivan Temple – 1850s Hindu temple


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Sri Sivan Temple is most recognisable by its all-white facade, adorned with intricate limestone and marble carvings – all made by hand. It’s one of the many Hindu temples in Singapore, except that it’s particularly iconic due to the fact it was established in the early 1850s. 

If you appreciate its beautiful architecture, you’ll also want to pay a visit to Sri Mariamman Temple, which is Singapore’s oldest Hindu temple.

Sri Sivan Temple
ADDRESS
24 Geylang East Ave 2, Singapore 389752
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72. Buddha Tooth Relic Temple – Get a “Tang dynasty” shot


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Although it looks ancient, the temple was built in 2007.
Image credit: @donnnut via Instagram

Everyone knows that, of all the things to do in Chinatown, admiring one of the many temples scattered around the area is a must. Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, in particular, looks like it stepped right out of the Tang Dynasty. Its intricate build aside, the temple is apparently home to Buddha’s left canine tooth – how cool is that? 

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple
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Free entry
ADDRESS
288 South Bridge Rd, Singapore 058840
Opening Hours: Saturday 07:00 a.m - 05:00 p.m  Show More Timings 
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73. Tan Teng Niah House – Vibrant villa in Little India


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The former residence is now a commercial building.
Image credit: @gertrude_stain via Instagram

You’d probably notice Tan Teng Niah house before even knowing what it is. This brightly-coloured Chinese villa is an instant attention-grabber amidst the Kerbau Road in Little India. The surrounding area is equally vibrant – uncover murals and street art around the area while you’re there.

Address: 37 Kerbau Road, Singapore 219168


74. Capitol Theatre – Retro theatre from the 1930s


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Capitol Theatre is iconic in its own right. It’s been around since the 1930s and has since become a landmark of City Hall, most noticeable by its retro signage. Inside, it’s a hot venue for live performances and events – all made a little more dramatic thanks to its equally retro interior. 

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Address: 37 Kerbau Road, Singapore 219168


75. Old Hill Street Police Station – Building with rainbow shutters


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Image credit: @krit_itee13 via Instagram
Old Hill Street Police Station is now the headquarters for the Ministry of Communications and Information and the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth.

You can’t go wrong with rainbow colours when it comes to Instagrammable places in Singapore. Enter Old Hill Street Police Station, probably the only “police station” you’d be happy to pay a visit to. Its rainbow shutters bring plenty of life to River Valley Road, making it a hotspot for a pose or two. 

While you’re in the area, be sure to check out some tranquil spots in the Civic District as well as secret WWII landmarks.

Address: 140 Hill Street, Singapore 179369


76. Studio Ghibli look-alikes – IRL places resembling anime scenes


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Image adapted from: nefariousreviews.com

Here’s one for all otakus who wish they could teleport to the breathtaking scenes in an anime. Bad news, teleportations don’t exist – yet. Good news, there are photo spots in Singapore that look like they are Studio Ghibli places IRL. For example, the Lorong Halus Red Bridge which reminds us of the iconic bridge in Spirited Away; and the Japanese Cemetery Park with its pink bougainvillaea, reminiscent of scenes from The Tale of Princess Kaguya. 

Address: 288 South Bridge Road, Singapore 058840
Opening hours: 7am-5pm
Contact: 6220 0220


77. CHIJMES – An all-white church with gothic vibes


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Take your Insta-worthy shots at CHIJMES if you’re looking for an all-white, grand aesthetic. Similar to The Mill Singapore over in Bukit Merah which also sports a gothic facade, CHIJMES is a charming historic building that is open to the public. There are spacious lawns around the perimeter which would be great for a group photoshoot.

Venture inside to find spiral staircases, crafted with intricate details and appearing as if they belong in a Tim Burton film. So, those who seek minimalist backdrops for their graduation or wedding photoshoots, you know where to go.

Address: 30 Victoria Street, Singapore 187996
Opening hours: 24 hours, Daily


78. Church of St Theresa – Romano-Byzantine styled hilltop church


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The Church of St Theresa was completed in 1929 – almost a 100 years ago – and continues to serve Bukit Purmei’s Catholic community, and boy, does it serve. The church is a popular location for Catholic weddings, with its high ceiling and beautiful stained-glass windows. It looks equally great on the outside too with its whitewashed walls and grey accents.

Address: 510 Kampong Bahru Road, Singapore 099446
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9am-6pm (Closed on Saturdays & Sundays)
Contact: 6271 1184


79. Alkaff Mansion – 1918 colonial-style building on a hill


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Nestled amongst the lush greenery of Telok Blangah Hill Park, Alkaff Mansion was the place for society’s elite to mingle in the 1930s. Today, the mansion still retains its atas vibes. Given its broad stairways, manicured lawn, and European holiday home vibe, many couples have chosen to celebrate their big day here, with the gazebo and fountain centrepiece being popular backdrops for the ‘Gram. 

Address: 10 Telok Blangah Green, Singapore 109178
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 8am-12am | Mon 8am-5pm
Contact: 8126 8484 | The Alkaff Mansion website


– Cafes, restaurants & nightclubs –


80. Wildseed Cafe – Conveniently located in Alkaff Mansion


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Image credit: @wildseedsg via Instagram

Located within Alkaff Mansion is Wildseed Cafe, one of the prettiest colour-themed cafes in Singapore. Its lush flower-draped conservatory is an IG-worthy pit stop to rest those weary legs and aching backs after hiking at the Southern Ridges expedition. It’s also pet-friendly, so you can enjoy the company of your friends and furbaby. 

Address: 10 Telok Blangah Green, Singapore 109178
Opening hours: Mon 8am-5pm | Tue-Wed 8am-9pm | Thu 8am-3pm | Fri-Sat 8am-11pm | Sun 8am-9pm
Contact: 8126 8484 | Wildseed Cafe website


81. The Summerhouse –  Dine under dreamy glass domes


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Image credit: @emily_soriya_
via Instagram

If Wildseed Cafe’s a tad bit too far for you, The Summerhouse makes a good alternative. Instead of an open-air conservatory, it features cutesy little glass domes, perfect for dining under the stars or watching the planes take off and land at nearby Seletar airport.

Address: 3 Park Lane, Singapore 798387
Opening hours: Sun-Thu 8am-11pm | Fri-Sat 8am-12am
Contact: 8809 5840 | Summerhouse website


82. Drip Nightclub – Berlin-inspired club


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A swimming pool lounge area with glittery disco ball, art pieces, and a massive Einstein statue? That’s Drip Singapore for you, a Berlin-inspired nightclub near Somerset MRT. In fact, it’s the biggest underground nightclub in town spanning 2 floors – EDM ravers will love the Drip Main Room on the first floor, while the Salt Room will be dedicated to hip hop beats. 

Address: 100 Orchard Road, Singapore 238840
Opening hours: Fri-Sat 10pm-3am (Closed from Sundays-Thursdays)
Contact: Drip Singapore Instagram


83. ARK11 – Spaceship-themed nightclub with AI bartenders


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Is it a spaceship? Is it a secret lab? No, it’s ARK11, a futuristic nightclub dreamt up by the same geniuses behind Universal Studios Singapore. Your wild journey starts at the entrance of the nightclub, separated from the rest of Orchard Central via a “spaceship hatch”. Follow the futuristic tunnel in and you’ll find muted grey furniture, metal carpentry, and space capsule-inspired VIP tables.

Don’t forget to swing by the bar for a drink, which will soon be helmed by robots instead of human bartenders.

Ark11
ADDRESS
181 Orchard Rd, #11 - 01 / 02, Singapore 238896
Opening Hours: 07:30 a.m - 07:30 a.m  Show More Timings 
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84. Lucky Saigon Cafe – A little “Vietnam” in SG


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Lucky Saigon Cafe pulled out all the stops when they tried to recreate Vietnamese village vibes – with modern comfort, of course. For one, this cafe’s strewn with so much greener that you might forget you’re still in Singapore. Fuel up on authentic and affordable Vietnamese food, then take a walk around the garden to observe some cute silkie chickens and turkeys clucking away.

Address: 356 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247674
Opening hours: 8am-10pm, Daily
Contact: 6556 8228


85. Tipsy Unicorn – Barbie-like beach club


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Every hour is tipsy hour at Tipsy Unicorn, a sprawling 19,000sqft beach club spanning over 3 floors. Every corner you turn looks right out of a scene from Barbie. We’re talking an ocean-facing bar, poolside VIP cabanas, pastel-hued bean bags, and neon signs by the private lounge. Psst, even the food and cocktails here are rainbow-themed. We don’t know about you, but we think it’s set to be one of the best beach clubs in Singapore.

Tipsy Unicorn
ADDRESS
36 Siloso Beach Walk, #01-01, Singapore 099007
Opening Hours: Sunday 11:00 a.m - 10:00 p.m  Show More Timings 
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86. Joji’s Diner – 1950s-style American diner


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The black-and-white checkered floor, cherry-red plush diner seats, and steel overhead lighting at Joji’s Diner screams 1950s Americana, so pull up in leather jackets and gingham skirts if you want to look the part. They’ve even got a menu to match this bygone era, including chicken and waffles, and over-the-top milkshakes garnished with mini donuts, pretzels, and candy.

Address: 534 Upper Serangoon Road, Singapore 534549
Opening hours: 24 hours, Daily
Contact: 6993 0461


87. Firangi Superstar – Indian fine dining with old-school charm


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Image credit: Firangi Superstar

Firangi Superstar is a vintage-themed, 93-seat restaurant designed to evoke memories of India’s rich history, particularly during the colonial era.

The restaurant features 4 ornately decorated dining rooms. Featuring antique firearms, terrain maps and photos of soldiers on parade, the Officers’ Club takes inspiration from colonial military offices. Also available for booking is the Jungle Lodge, adorned with faux animal trophies and pictures of hunting expeditions.

Address: 20 Craig Road, #01-03, Singapore 089692
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 12-2.30pm, 5.30pm-12am (Closed on Sundays)
Contact: 3129 7552 | Firangi Superstar website


88. FLNT –  Dine at the top of Ion Orchard


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Image credit: @sakuraliu via Instagram

If sky-high dining is your kind of thing, consider FLNT. Perched on the top 2 floors of ION Orchard, it offers some of the best views in town. For starters, feast your eyes on the open galley, where you can catch the chefs whipping up a storm. The restaurant is also flanked by expansive floor-to-ceiling windows that look out to majestic views of the Orchard Road shopping belt

Address: 2 Orchard Turn, #55-01 ION Orchard, Singapore 238801
Opening hours: 12-3pm, 6-10.30pm, Daily
Contact: 8028 1489 | FLNT Instagram


89. Mr. Stork –  Sky-high views of Bugis


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Mention rooftop bars in Singapore, and Mr. Stork will most likely come to mind. Located on the 39th floor of Andaz Singapore, the restaurant and bar has 360-degree views of the city. On top of that, it also boasts some quaint teepees that you can reserve for a romantic date night with bae.

Address: 5 Fraser Street, Level 39, Andaz, Singapore 189354
Opening hours: Sun-Thu 5pm-12am | Fri-Sat 5pm-1am
Contact: 9008 7707


90. Starbucks outlets – Glasshouse vibes & Peranakan architecture


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Some of us can’t survive without our daily caramel macchiato or a chai latte fix. But besides the coffee, you can’t deny that we’ve got some really aesthetic Starbucks outlets around town. Take in the glasshouse vibes at Bird Paradise and Jurong Lake Gardens or appreciate the Peranakan culture via the arched doorways and paintings at Katong Square

Heck, you shouldn’t even leave Singapore before popping into the Starbucks flagship at Jewel Changi Airport


91. K.STAR Karaoke – Kawaii KTV rooms


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One place that stands out in the sea of karaoke studios in Singapore is K.STAR Karaoke. Not only do they have 2 outlets at Orchard Central and Plaza Singapura, but each one has different kawaii themed rooms. One makes you feel like an astronaut floating in outerspace, while another is inspired by a chapel – complete with tiled flooring and artificial stained glass windows.

Those organising a bigger get-together can even book one of the bigger rooms which come with a pool table or dart machines. 

Orchard Central outlet
Address: 181 Orchard Road, #05-01, Singapore 238896
Opening hours: Sun-Thu 2pm-3am | Fri-Sat 2pm-4am
Contact: 8053 5633

Plaza Singapura outlet
Address: ​​68 Orchard Road, #04-09, Singapore 238839
Opening hours: Sun-Thu 12pm-3am | Fri-Sat 12pm-4am
Contact: 6266 4688 | K.STAR Karaoke website


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92. The Zall Bookstore – Black & white gallery


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Image credit: @ly_0_0 via Instagram

You can’t go wrong with minimalism when it comes to aesthetic backgrounds. That said, you won’t just be going to The Zall Bookstore for Chinese literary works, but you’ll also be revelling in its mostly black-and-white interior. Wind down with a book at the onsite cafe or explore the store to find a hidden art gallery that features new works each month.

The Zall Bookstore 卓爾書店
ADDRESS
SG 501 Orchard Road, Wheelock Place, #02-18, Singapore 238880
Opening Hours: Saturday 10:30 a.m - 07:30 p.m  Show More Timings 
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93. BookXcess @ Wisma Atria – Floor-to-ceiling bookshelves


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Image credit: OCBC 

Similar to the OG bookstore in Kuala Lumpur, BookXcess @ Wisma Atria is a haven for bookworms. Step into the space and you’ll find MUJI-style floor-to-ceiling bookshelves stuffed with books, with some “floating” right above you. 

After which, pop by for brunch at Baristart Coffee, a quaint cafe within the bookstore. The hanging plants at the bar counter also add some greenery to the neutral palette, resulting in a calm atmosphere to burrow yourself in your new books. 

Address: 435 Orchard Road, #04-01 Wisma Atria, Singapore 238877
Opening hours: 11am-9pm, Daily
Contact: BookXcess website


94. The Projector – Retro cinema in an old building


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Image credit: @arethakqy via Instagram 

The Projector at Golden Mile Tower is one of Singapore’s most unique cinemas, evoking retro vibes all around. It’s evident by the neon lighting, lightbox signs displaying the indie movies that are screening, and refurbished seating at the intermission bar. In the theatre halls, the usual cinema seating have been replaced by sofas and comfy beanbags. 

Even the staircases that lead to the bathroom, flanked by quirky murals on the walls, make good photo spots. 

Address: 6001 Beach Road, #05-00 Golden Mile Tower, Singapore 199589
Opening hours: ​​Mon-Fri 4pm-10.30pm | Sat-Sun 1pm-10.30pm
Contact: The Projector website 


95. Library @ Orchard – A 2-storey aesthetic library in a mall


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We might be biased but as far as libraries go, we believe that some of the coolest and aesthetically pleasing ones are in our own backyard. The Library @ Orchard, in particular, boasts a maze of white shelves that look great when photographed from the balconies above.

While people usually frequent our stylish libraries to study or read, here’s a few hidden activities you can do at our public libraries.

Address: 277 Orchard Road, orchardgateway #03-12 / #04-11, Singapore 238858
Opening hours: 11am-9pm, Daily (Closed on PH)
Contact: National Library Board website


96. Orchard Gateway Bridge – Futuristic bridge overlooking Orchard


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Since we’re already at Orchard Gateway AKA one of the most photogenic places along Orchard Road, there’s another spot for pics that’s on the same floor as the library. The angled white pillars and curved clear windows of the Orchard Gateway Bridge make it look like you’re gazing out onto Orchard Road from a spaceship. 

Pro tip: Go in the evenings when the walkway lights up with different colours. 

Address: 277 Orchard Road, Singapore 238858
Opening hours: 10.30am-10.30pm, Daily


97. Science Centre Singapore – Asia’s largest mirror maze


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Get ready to be tripped the heck out at The Mind’s Eye at Science Centre Singapore. The exhibition of optical illusions loads of photo spots that’ll have your followers screaming “hold up a minute”. Don’t miss the mirror maze, where a little camera work will create clones of yourself. We dare you to fight the urge to say “Come play with us, Danny. Forever and ever and ever.”

ADMISSION FEE
(Singaporeans & PR): Free on weekdays during the school term | $4/child, $4/senior citizen (above 60 years old), and $6/adult on weekends and PHs (Standard): $8/child, $12/adult, and $12/senior citizen (above 60 years old)
ADDRESS
15 Science Centre Road, Singapore 609081
Opening Hours: Saturday 10:00 a.m - 01:00 p.m, 02:00 p.m - 05:00 p.m  Show More Timings 
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98. Hotels with bathtubs – Views of Singapore skyline


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The iconic hexagonal windows of the Premier Suite bathroom.
Image credit: The Ritz-Carlton

No judgement here – we’ve all scrolled past a photo of an influencer having a bubble bath soak wishing that was us. No worries, we’ve got you covered with this list of hotels with bathtubs. But these aren’t just plain ol’ tubs tucked away in a bathroom. Rather, you’ll find IG-worthy ones with views of the Singapore skyline, tubs on outdoor patios, and even a couple in palatial marble bathrooms.


99. Woodlands Galaxy CC – Go stargazing with NASA-grade telescopes


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Judging from its name, you can already infer that Woodlands Galaxy CC is not your run-of-the-mill heartland community centre. Take a 5-minute walk from Admiralty MRT station, and you’ll be able to gaze at the cosmos with the help of the CC’s NASA-grade telescopes. 

Time your visits, purchase a ticket for just $1, and you can catch a glimpse of our intergalactic neighbours like Jupiter, Saturn and even galaxies far, far away like the Andromeda Galaxy. Even if you don’t manage to spot the Star Wars cast, the observatory is cool enough itself to warrant a few snaps here and there.

Address: 31 Woodlands Avenue 6, Singapore 738991
Opening hours: 10am-6pm, Daily
Contact: 6366 2218 | Woodlands Galaxy CC website


100. HDB Roof Gardens – Rooftop dining on a budget


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For a budget-friendly rooftop dining idea, simply dabao your food to one of the many HDB rooftop gardens around. While not quite as atas as the previous view entries, you’ll still get to dine with a view, but with heartland food such as caipng or satay instead of lobster thermidor.

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Easties can enjoy views of the National Stadium or Kallang River at Kallang Trivista, while those living up north can head to 785 Woodlands Rise to catch a glimpse of smoke wafting out of the iconic red and white chimney stack of Senoko Power Station.

Kallang Trivista
Address: 8 Upper Boon Keng Road, Singapore 382008

785 Woodlands Rise
Address: 785 Woodlands Rise, Singapore 730785


Save this list of Instagrammable things to do in Singapore


There you have it, not 1, not 10, but 100 Instagrammable things to do in Singapore. The next time you have a free weekend, randomly choose a number and plan a day out with your friends or special person. So go ahead and bookmark this list – you’ll never know when it’ll come in handy. 

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