15 Of The Best Instagram Spots In Singapore
Thankfully, Singapore is easily explorable for a short weekend trip. Make the most out of your time there and visit the best Instagram spots on the city, from the colourful murals in Haji Lane, the jaw-dropping Rain Vortex in Jewel Changi Airport to the dazzling lights at the ArtScience Museum's Future World. These Instagram hotspots are sure to invigorate both your feed and yourself.
1/15 Cloud Forest
Gardens by the Bay itself is already an Instagram wonderland. Cloud Forest is just one of the many Instagrammable hotspots in this award-winning nature park. At Cloud Forest, you can explore the tropical highlights and see orchids, pitcher plants and ferns. The main draw is the breath-taking 30-metre indoor waterfall that descends through the mist-filled Cloud Walk and Treetop Walk.
Cloud Forest, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore, 018953, gardensbythebay.com.sg
2/15 Future World, ArtScience Museum
You don't have to go all the way to Tokyo to see the Instagrammable digital art installations of teamLab because they have it in Singapore too. Future World is a permanent exhibition in collaboration with teamLab, the renowned art collective. While smaller than its Tokyo counterpart, Future World still has the much-loved Crystal Universe installation where you can immerse yourself in a seemingly infinite number of lights. Other installations include City In A Garden which takes inspiration from Singapore, the newly opened Way of the Birds and Play which features installations that combine physical activity and digital technology.
ArtScience Museum, 10 Bayfront Aventure, Singapore, 018974, marinabaysands.com
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3/15 People's Park Complex
People's Park Complex's yellow facade definitely stands out in any Instagram photos. The part-commercial, part-residential building is located at the heart of Chinatown. Standing 103 metres in height and housing 31 floors, it's the first shopping centre of its kind in the entire Southeast Asia. The architectural design has been hailed as a masterpiece during the 1970s experimental architecture period.
People's Park Complex, 1 Park Road, Singapore 059108, peoplesparkcomplex.sg
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4/15 Koon Seng Road
Want to add a splash of colour to your feed? Koon Seng Road is the place to be. It's also a great spot to visit if you want to see another side of Singapore, away from the shiny skyscrapers. The picturesque and colourful houses here are definitely an eye-candy with a history dating back to 1920s when they serve as the homes of Peranakan Chinese. In the early 1990s, the historical houses were marked for conservation. Today, many of the family members of the original residents still live in the houses.
42 Koon Seng Road, Singapore, 426980
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5/15 House of Tan Teng Niah, Little India
Another rainbow-coloured hotspot in Singapore is the House of Tan Teng Niah in Little India. Constructed in 1900 by local businessman Tan Teng Niah—where it got its name—and amid economic growth during the 20th century, the neighbourhood slowly gentrified while the iconic house stayed and underwent a restoration in the 1980s. It's considered to be the last remaining example of a historical villa in Singapore and which is why it's also a preserved landmark.
House of Tan Teng Niah, 37 Lerbau Road, Singapore, 219168
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6/15 Haji Lane
Not only does Haji Lane make for a good Instagram photo but Singapore's original indie neighbourhood is also worth exploring. Located in the eclectic Kampong Glam, everything about this area just flaunts colourful and hipster vibes. It's filled with cool bars, hip cafes, delicious restaurants, fashion boutiques and of course, glamourous street art.
21A Haji Lane, Haji Lane, Singapore 189214
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7/15 Former Bukit Timah Railway Station
Photography enthusiasts flock to now-defunct Bukit Timah Railway Station. This well-loved landmark was designated a conservation status in 2011 so every piece of it is still well-preserved. Constructed in 1902, the station opened in 1915 as part of the Singapore-Kranji railway system. Plans to convert the station into a gallery and to expand the Rail Corridor which the station is part of have been proposed.
1 Railway Station, Singapore 599938
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8/15 Park Tree Tunnel, Fort Canning Park
This hidden tunnel surrounded by lush greenery draws a lot of Instagrammers. The spiral staircase definitely makes for a great photo especially if you look up from the bottom of the staircase where you feel like you're peeking into the outside world. The Fort Canning Park itself is also well worth a visit with plenty of things to do such as taking a stroll along Armenian Street Park, visiting the Raffles Garden and lazing at Jubilee Park.
Park Tree Tunnel, Fort Canning Park, River Valley Road, Singapore 179037
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9/15 Rain Vortex, Jewel Changi Airport
A sight that's truly breathtaking is the grandeur of the Rain Vortex at Jewel Changi Airport. At 40 metres high, it's the world's tallest indoor waterfall and is considered the jewel of the airport. Designed by Safdie Architects, the structure itself is a champion when it comes architectural designs particularly among those that withstand extreme weather and temperature which feels just right in stormy and humid Singapore. The waterfall is supplied by harvested rainwater and is re-used throughout the entire installation. Besides the waterfall itself, the area is also surrounded by more than 200 plant species.
Rain Vortex, Jewel Changi Airport, 78 Airport Boulevard, Singapore 819666, jewelchangiairport.com
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10/15 Masjid Sultan
One of Singapore's most stunning places of worship is Masjid Sultan or Sultan Mosque. Located in the historical area of Kampong Gelam, the mosque was built for the first Sultan of Singapore in 1824. The impressive architecture has undergone reconstruction over the years but stands impressively today. The onion-shaped domes definitely catches the eye, with each dome base decorated with glass bottle ends contributed by the less-privileged Muslim community.
Masjid Sultan, 3 Muscat Street, Singapore 198833
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Library@Orchard is the haven for all bibliophiles. The library located at the luxe shopping area, Orchard Road, is not your typical library. It has posh stylo milo furniture and sleek interiors. The shelves are covered in white and some arranged in a spiral pattern that's a treat for the 'gram. With a cosy and quiet ambience to boot, it's a great place to grab a book from their selection of magazines and fiction books to unwind.
03–12 & 04–11 Orchard Getway, 277 Orchard Road, Singapore 238858
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12/15 Nanyang Primary School
Not only is Nanyang Primary School's multi-coloured exterior eye-catching but it's also considered one of Singapore's best primary schools with a history dating back to about 100 years. Helmed by Australian design firm, studio505, the brightly-coloured exteriors are reflective of the concept behind the design—to create an inspiration communal space that champions free-thinking and bringing joy to the students and teachers. The colourful bundled horizontal stripes highlight the communal space and seemingly endless journey of learning.
Nanyang Primary School, 52 King's Road, Singapore 268097
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13/15 Redhill MRT Station
Redhill MRT Station looks like it came out of a Wes Anderson film but to the social media savvy person, it might look a bit more similar to a K-pop music video set. The station—a pastel pink paradise—is the only train station in Singapore where the two platforms are not parallel to each other. It's also probably one of the prettiest train stations in the city lion.
Redhill MRT Station, 920 Tiong Bahru Road, Singapore 158792
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14/15 Old Hill Street Police Station
Previously dubbed as the "Police Skyscraper" in the past, the Old Hill Street Police Station served as a police station and home for the officers and their families. The neoclassical-styled building has over 900 windows and at the front facade stand two Doric columns that span two storeys complete with beautiful corbels. The rainbow-coloured windows weren't painted until 1999 and have since added a sprinkle of vibrancy to the historical monument.
Old Hill Street Police Station, 140 Hill Street, Singapore 179369
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15/15 Marina Bay Sands
Did you really go to Singapore if you didn't snap a photo of Marina Bay Sands? Singapore's most iconic hotel is also its most Instagrammable location. The hotel is home to the world's largest rooftop infinity pool with plenty of award-winning dining options. Designed by Moshe Safdie who was initially inspired by card decks, the hotel combines modernity and accessibility—providing not only an impressively-designed skyscraper but also highly functional for its residents.
Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956
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