Whether you are a tourist visiting Singapore for two days or staying for four months as an exchange student, there are tons of places you can go to for that “perfect” Instagram picture. I am currently on an exchange program at the University of Singapore and already explored each corner of the country. There are many interesting places you can go to where you will discover the local food, architecture, religion, culture, scenery, and way of life. Of course, I haven’t found all of the hidden gems around the country; however, here are a few of my recommendations if you want a beautiful photograph for Instagram.
Marina Bay Sands
This is probably one of the most famous buildings in Singapore. The hotel opened in 2010 and contains a mall, museum, theaters, restaurants, a skating rink, and a casino. It is also known for its rooftop infinity pool, sky bar, and a rooftop restaurant that overlooks a 360-degree panorama of the city. For your pictures, take one from below for the architecture, one up top in the pool for a hipster luxury look, and one from the Marina Bay itself to catch the essence of the city.
Gardens by the Bay
Again, this is one of the most well-known places in Singapore. The gardens cover an area of 100 hectares in the heart of the city. The gardens have relaxing promenades near the Marina and two conservatories. The Flower Dome and Cloud Forest house beautiful and intricate structures covered in plants, trees, and flowers. One of the best spots in the gardens is actually the Supertree Grove, which contains tree-like structures that harness solar energy through photovoltaic cells.
This spot is a little ethnic area that promotes one of Singapore’s brightest communities. Expect to find endless colorful streets and some intricate architectural designs.
Haji Lane and Its Surroundings
This little colorful street has many local artisan shops, cool cafes, and bustling bars. You are literally in hipster paradise! A little further is Masjid Sultan, a historical mosque not to be missed!
So, take your camera and start taking pictures! What do you think about these Instagram-worthy spots? If you know Singapore, what are your recommendations?