Singapore is a rare city that’s unlike most other places I’ve been to. It’s a small country, comprised of Chinese, Indians, Malaysians, and even Europeans. Singapore is the greenest city in Asia, which is evident in the way both nature and urban life beautifully coexist. There are parks, gardens, and bright, colorful scenes scattered throughout the city, and I made it my goal to visit the most beautiful, Instagram-worthy spots while I was there. You can check out which photos made it to my feed over on my Instagram.
I’ve compiled the top 7 photo-worthy spots in the city. Be sure to bring an extra battery for your camera because once you see these incredible locations, you’re not going to be able to put your camera down.
1. Fort Canning
This is number one on the list because it was absolutely enchanting. Once you get to Fort Canning, head to the underground tunnels. It can be tricky to find, so don’t be afraid to ask the locals or security guards for help. Trust me, they will know exactly where you are talking about. Once you get there, be prepared for a long line, and make sure to be respectful when you are taking your photos by not hogging the spot for too long.
2. Orchid Gardens
You’ve probably seen this Orchid Garden on Instagram before. It’s located in the Singapore Botanical Gardens. The botanical gardens are free to enter, but there is a small fee for the orchid garden. I wasn’t sure if it was worth trecking across the vast botanical gardens and paying to seeing the orchids–but I am so glad I did. It was absolute magic. I felt like I was in a fairy tale. You don’t want to miss it–it’s worth the hype!
3. House of Tan Teng Niah in Little India
This rainbow house is located in the heart of Little India. It’s rainbow colors make for a beautiful, unique photo–so be sure to wear something colorful to match. And if you get hungry while you’re there, head to The Banana Leaf for a delicious, authentic Indian meal.
4. Gardens by the Bay
These were by far the most stunning gardens I’ve ever seen in my life! The Super Tree Groves look straight out of a science fiction movie. Carve out a few hours to explore the gardens and find the best photo locations. This first photo of the gardens was taken on top of the flower center. It took quite a bit of exploring to find. The second photo was taken on ground level just at the entrance to the Super Tree Grove. Don’t be afraid to kick off your shoes and strike a pose–it’s totally acceptable in these parts.
5. SkyPark at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel
Beware–your ears will be popping when you take the elevator to the top! The best views of the city are located on the observation deck on top of the luxurious Marina Bay Sands Hotel. Purchase your SkyPark tickets ahead of time to ensure your spot and visit at sunset for the most stunning golden hour views.
6. Universal Studios at Sentosa Island
Sentosa Island is a fantastic place to get all types photos. My favorite spots included the retro area inside the park designed to look like a movie set, and the rotating globe outside the park. Purchase your tickets off of of Klook for discounted tickets.
7. Adventure Cove Waterpark at Sentosa Island
This water park boasts a lazy river, water slides, a wave pool, and snorkeling. There’s all sorts of fun photos you can take here with the Atlantian architecture theme. You can even swim with dolphins and get amazing photos swimming alongside them (for an extra fee). Again, purchase your tickets off of Klook for a discount. Also, beware of the crowds! It can be tricky to get photos without anyone in them, so remember to be patient–it might take a few minutes until you have the perfect moment to get the shot.
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