Instagrammable Places in Singapore

The Most Instagrammable Places in Singapore

Singapore is a great city to visit whether you travel there on business or first time visit to Asia, Singapore is a city full of places to explore. 

Instagram isn’t new and its interesting to see the way it influences how we travel so I’ve put together a list of several different Instagrammable places in Singapore.Instagrammable Places in Singapore

Singapore is not only a stopover to other destinations in Asia, but it is also a world class city with many Instagrammable places in Singapore.  I have visited more than 10 times to Singapore and I just cannot get enough and with the Changi Airport offering free tours of the city you should get out and explore Singapore the next time you are there.

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I could easily list 50 things to do in Singapore but I will focus on the top sites that cannot be missed attractions in Singapore for first time visitors.  If you search Instagram for sites in Singapore you will get an overwhelming number of results.  This list includes all the top landmarks, neighborhoods and hotels to visit on your next trip.

Take a look at these stunning places and see just how instagrammable Singapore is to visit.

Instagram Worthy Places Singapore – Landmarks

Gardens by the Bay

The first stop to make is Gardens by the Bay in Marina Bay for the supertree grove.  The futuristic gardens and OCBC Skyway are my favorite spot in Singapore and great to visit at night and see the trees light up.  You can walk along the Skyway up 20 metres in the air and see the trees and views of Singapore from there.Gardens by the bay - Instagrammable Places in Singapore

You will also want to stop by the Far East Organization Children’s Garden and take advantage of the free water park and playground there.  The gardens and many of the attractions are free. You do have to pay for the conservatories and the OCBC skyway – which is the 22 meter high walkway. For tourists, its S$28/S$15 (adult/child 3-12) for the conservatories and S$5/S$3 for the skyway.  There is a nightly light show at 7.45 pm and 8.45 pm which is the highlight of the Gardens.

Merlion Park

Merlion Park is a Singapore landmark along the waterfront.  The half fish half lion water fountain is a popular site.  This icon is a ‘must-see’ for tourists visiting Singapore, similar to other significant landmarks around the world.

Merlion Park Instagrammable Places in Singapore

The body of Merlion is supposed to symbolize Singapore’s humble beginnings as a fishing village when it was called Temasek, meaning ‘sea town’ in Old Javanese.

The head represents Singapore’s original name, Singapura, or ‘lion city’ in Malay.

The sweeping views from the Merlion Park across the expansive Marina Bay area are unmissable. Marvel at the collection of architectural icons that dot the impressive skyline.

If you have 5 days in Singapore you will have plenty of time to visit all of these sites.

Singapore Flyer

Another favorite is the Singapore flyer – similar to the London Eye – a ferris wheel you can ride and see views of the city.  It is the second largest observation wheel in the world at 165 metres tall.  The ride takes about 30 minutes and costs S$33 for adults and S$21.

Singapore Flyer another Instagrammable Places in Singapore

The flyer lights up at night so if you want to test your night shooting skills this is the place to do it but you’ll need to have a tripod and some advanced selfie-shooting skills to get the shot.

Cloud Forest

Also part of the Gardens by the Bay is the Cloud Forest an indoor cloud forest that has many unique plants.  It is a beautiful backdrop with waterfalls and mist inside of a greenhouse.

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At the top there is the moss-covered ‘lost world’ complete with a lotus pond, and along the way there is also a stalactites and stalagmites display, an educational theatre and a plethora of flowers and vegetation, including lilies, orchids, pitcher plants, sunflowers and tassel fern.

The cloud forest is open daily from 9am to 9pm and costs S$12 to get in.

Instagram worthy places in Singapore – Hotels

Marina Bay Sands – One of the Most Instagrammable Places in Singapore

We’ve all seen the photos of the pool atop the hotel overlooking the bay.  That’s Marina Bay Sands a luxury hotel and casino located in Singapore’s Marina Bay.  This hotel was not here in 2004 when I first visited Singapore but it is now a famous landmark on the skyline of Singapore.Marina Bay Sands - One of the Most Instagrammable places in Singapore

The Skypark at Marina Bay Sands contains the famous infinity pool at 57 levels above ground allowing you to gaze down at the glittering city skyline.  There is also an observation deck and restaurants and bars at this level.  I’m not sure which is more impressive – the building itself or the views from the building.

Take the Helix bridge – also an Instagram worthy spot – across the bay and take your travel photos here as well.

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You will also find the ArtScience Museum inside the Marina Bay Sands.  Here you will find the instagram worthy Crystal Universe – with 170,000 lights that looks like stars in the universe.

The Capella

The Capella is a 5 star resort hotel on Sentosa Island over looking the South China Sea.  This resort is spread across the island and has lush grounds and gardens.  This is a tranquil place to spend your time and the pools and gardens are Instagram perfect.

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Instagram places in Singapore – Neighbourhoods

Sentosa Island has the most number of Instagram places Singapore

Sentosa Island is Singapore’s top tourist site and this island was made for Instagram.  Here are the top five instagrammable places.

The Cable Cars

The Cable cars are a fun way to get to and from Sentosa Island.  Take your photos in the cable car overlooking Singapore with the water below you.  Such a cute photo op.

The Globe at Universal Studios Singapore

You do not need to pay to get in to Universal Studios to take a photo with the Globe.  It’s right before the entrance and this is a great photo to take whether or not you are planning on spending the day at Universal Studios. Singapore is a great city to visit with kids as well.

SEA Aquarium

The blue hues and sea creatures make this the perfect place for Instagram worthy shots in Singapore.

There is even a walk through the aquarium where you can take photos of the sharks and fish swimming above you.

Palawan Beach

This may not be your typical sand beach but the beautiful blue water here is perfect for a photo.  My favorite is the suspension bridge across the water and the palm trees in the background.

Quayside Isle at Sentosa Cove

The perfect spot to walk along the waterfront on the dock and have the yachts in the background.  There are also lots of places to eat and drink along the waterfront.


Chinatown is a sharp contrast to the rest of Singapore with low buildings and small streets laid out in a maze.  This makes the area feel much smaller and manageable.  There are several photogenic places here but the best by far is the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple on South Bridge Road.

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple

The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple is a four story building that is built in Buddhist fashion dating back to the Tang Dynasty.  This temple is ideal for taking photos in front of as the area is quiet, the temple is unique and not to big to fit in a shot.  Check out these other places to go in Singapore.

Pinnacle at Duxton Skybridge

There are plenty of sky-high views in the city, but this one is a little different. Located on top of the world’s tallest residential building, it costs only S$5 to admire the vista and is usually very quiet, especially as there is a cap on the number of people who can visit daily (200, so as to not disturb those who live there). This is the tallest building around, so you can see far and wide, across Chinatown and towards Sentosa Island.

Little India

Little India is one of my favorite places to visit in Singapore – not only for the food but also for all the temples and photogenic buildings in this area.  I have three favorite sites in LIttle India.

Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple

Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple was built in 1881 and is dedicated to the goddess Kali. It is the busiest temple in Little India.  It is free entrance to enter the temple and you will need to take off your shoes to enter.  I think the outside of the temple is the best bit to photograph.

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Abdul Gaborone Mosque

The Abdul Gafoor Mosque was built in 1859 by a southern Indian lawyer’s clerk named Shaik Abdul Gafoor Shaik Hyder to serve many of Indian Muslim merchants. The mosque is a mixture of Arabian, South Indian and Roman styles with its many arches and onion dome.

House of Tan Teng Niah

This is Singapore’s most colorful building, the House of Tan Teng Niah located at the center of Little India.  The House of Tan Teng Niah isn’t actually Indian. This building’s architecture is Chinese colonization and is the only survivor of its type in the neighborhood.

The India community can take credit for the rainbow of colors that the house is so famous for, as well as the renovation and upkeep of the building. Go to take a photo – or ten – then grab yourself a Biryani in the nearby courtyard for some particularly picturesque alfresco dining.

Other Instagrammable places Singapore

I mention these last three places on the list because of course they are beautiful and worth a visit but they are not central to all the other places so you will be making a special trip to visit this Instagram worthy locations

Depending on where you stay in Singapore you may want to make the visit but if you are short on time I would stick with Marina Bay and Sentosa Island.

Joo Chiat Street

Here you will discover Peranakan culture and you stroll past colorful houses that used to be shop houses.  This is also a foodie destination.

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Haji Lane

This indie area has a lot of great places to eat and drink and is also home to a lot of murals and street art inspired graffiti.

Singapore Botanic Gardens

This 158 year old tropic garden is located near Orchard Road and is a Unesco World Heritage Site.  Perfect for tropical photos while in Singapore.

That concludes our list of the 19 Most Instagrammable places in Singapore.

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Nicole LaBarge is a travel expert who has been traveling internationally for over 25 years and she has visited over 115 countries all while working a 9-5. She has lived in England, Scotland, Japan and New Zealand. Check out her detailed destination guides and travel product guides.

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