Last Updated on April 4, 2022 by Tina
On January 18, the travel publication Big 7 Travel named Singapore the most Instagrammable place in the world in 2022. In its article, it said that the city-state is full of photo opportunities. And I couldn’t agree more. There are so many Instagrammable places in Singapore that I wouldn’t mind going back to again and again. It has everything from green spaces, cool architecture, colorful houses, temples, and beautiful street art.
On March 4, 2022, Singapore opened to short-term travelers/tourists from the Philippines through the Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) scheme. With this scheme, eligible vaccinated tourists can enter the country without the need to undergo quarantine as long as they meet all the entry requirements.
I’ve been to Singapore a few times and when I visited it with my brother and nephew 3 years ago, we tried to check out as many Instagrammable spots as we can. (Actually, we were supposed to accompany our nephew there, but we tricked him into visiting some known Instagrammable places in exchange for several trips to Toy Kingdom). It was quite challenging because our nephew was complaining that we are taking too many pictures.
Also around this time 2 years ago, I was in Singapore to visit my then-boyfriend. He accompanied me to some Instagram spots that my brother and I weren’t able to check out during our visit the previous year.
Here are 15 Instagrammable places in Singapore that I recommend you visit if you want nice photos for your Instagram feed. I have also included here a map of the Instagrammable spots in Singapore.
Instagrammable Places in Singapore
Universal Studios Singapore
Located within Resorts World Sentosa, Universal Studios Singapore is a theme park with loads of rides and attractions that bring the joys of the silver screen to life. And it has plenty of spots for photo opportunities. My favorite spot in the theme park is the New York section of the park. Beside the “Lights, Camera, Action!” attraction there is an alley inspired by 1930s America. This is a perfect spot to pose for photos and it doesn’t look like it was taken inside a theme park.
How to get to Universal Studios Singapore
Take the North-East Line or Circle Line and get off at Harbourfront MRT Station. Then take the Sentosa Express Monorail from Vivocity to Waterfront Station.
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Gardens by the Bay
Located in the heart of Singapore’s downtown, Gardens by the Bay is one of the most visited spots in Singapore. It is a nature park right next to the Marina Reservoir. It has plenty of attractions, with the Supertree Grove being the most famous spot and a favorite of Instagrammers. There is no fee to see and take pictures under the Supertrees. There is a light show at night, with the first show at 7:45 PM and the second show at 8:45 PM. Each show lasts 15 minutes.
How to get to Gardens by the Bay
Take the Circle Line or Downtown Line and alight at Bayfront MRT Station. Take Exit B and follow the underground linkway. Exit and cross the Dragonfly Bridge or Meadow Bridge into Gardens by the Bay.
Marina Bay Sands as seen from Esplanade Outdoor Stage
Marina Bay Sands is an iconic spot in Singapore. It is a boat-shaped hotel with the world’s largest Infinity Pool. If you want to take a photo with the Marina Bay Sands as the backdrop, a good spot is at the Esplanade Outdoor Stage. You’ll have both the Marina Bay Sands and the ArtScience Museum in the same shot.
How to get to Esplanade Outdoor Stage
Take the East West Line or North South Line and get down at City Hall MRT Station. Follow the signs to Esplanade Theatre. The Esplanade outdoor Stage is a 2-minute walk from the EsplanadeTheatre.
The Future World exhibition in ArtScience Museum features different installations that combine arts and technology. The exhibits are interactive and feature state-of-the-art technology, and look great on your Instagram feed. The Crystal Universe exhibit is one of the favorites of Instagrammers. It is surrounded by bright light particles, powered by more than 170,000 LED lights.
How to get to ArtScience Museum
Take the Downtown Line or Circle Line and alight at Bayfront MRT Station. Take Exit D and walk for 7 minutes to ArtScience Museum.
A trip to Singapore is not complete without a picture with the iconic statue of its national icon, the mythical Merlion. It has a head of a lion and the body of a fish. Before the pandemic, this place used to be so crowded, it is hard to take a picture without other people in the background.
How to get to Merlion Park:
Take the East West Line of the MRT and alight at Raffles Place Station. Take the exit towards the United Overseas Bank Plaza. You’ll see the Fullerton Hotel from the middle of the plaza. Behind the hotel is Merlion Park.
Old Hill Street Police Station
Located in Central Area, the Old Hill Street Police Station is near the Clarke Quay area. It was constructed in the 1930s and served as a police station until 1981. At present, it houses the Ministry of Communications and Information as well as the Ministry of Culture, Community, and Youth. The building’s brightly-colored rainbow windows and walls make it the perfect backdrop for photos. It’s quite tricky to take a picture here though because it’s a busy street.
How to get to Old Hill Street Police Station
Take the train on the North East Line and get down at Clarke Quay MRT Station. Take exit E and cross the Coleman Bridge. You will see the Old Hill Street Police Station on your left.
Fort Canning Park Tree Tunnel
Fort Canning Park Tree Tunnel is a very popular photo spot. It is an underground crossing with a spiral staircase on the edge of Fort Canning Park. When you look up from the bottom of the staircase, you see a tree. I’m not sure how it is now, but before the pandemic there used to be a queue to take a photo on this spot.
How to get to Fort Canning Park Tree Tunnel
Take the Circle Line, North East Line, or North South Line and alight at Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station. Cross the road towards UBS Building and walk until you find the tunnel that leads to the staircase.
Library@Orchard is a public library under the National Library Board of Singapore. It has a modern, artistic interior with nice-looking furniture. Its curvy bookshelves and pristine white walls make an elegant backdrop for your Instagram picture. This library is located inside a shopping mall in Orchard, which I didn’t know when I was looking for it. So I wasted a lot of time walking around Orchard Road, looking for this library.
How to get to Library@Orchard
Take the North South Line of the MRT and alight at Somerset Station. From the station, turn left and walk towards Orchard Gateway. Library@Orchard is located at the Level 3 of Orchard Gateway.
Singapore Botanic Gardens
Home to thousands of tropical plants and a collection of orchids, Singapore Botanic Gardens is the most visited botanic garden in the world. It is Singapore’s first nomination as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It has plenty of photo spots, and one of the popular spots is the Golden Shower Arches in the National Orchid Garden. It’s a shame that I was alone when I visited this place so I have no one to take a picture of me on one of the arches. Entrance to Singapore Botanic Gardens is free. However, there is a fee to enter the National Orchid Garden.
How to get to Singapore Botanic Gardens
Take the Circle Line or Downtown Line and alight at Botanic Gardens MRT Station.
Former House of Tan Teng Niah
Built in 1900, the former house of Tan Teng Niah is the last surviving Chinese villa in Little India. Tan Teng Niah was a Chinese businessman of good standing who owned several sweet-making factories along Serangoon Road that used sugarcane to produce sweets. The house was restored and conserved in the 1980s for commercial use. It is a two-story house with eye-catching colorful walls, a perfect backdrop for your Instagram picture.
How to get to the Former House of Tan Teng Niah:
Take the Downtown Line or North-East Line and alight at Little India MRT Station. Take the Exit E and you should be able to see the villa on your left. Walk for about three minutes to arrive right outside the house.
Another Instagram-worthy spot in Singapore is the Haji Lane. It is lined with colorful shops, cool bars, cafes, and Instagrammable murals.
How to get to Haji Lane
Take the Downtown Line or East West Line and alight at Bugis MRT Station. Walk for about 200 meters until you reach this street.
Tanjong Rhu Suspension Bridge
The Tanjong Rhu Suspension Bridge is a nice connection bridge between the National Stadium / Kallang Wave area and the Geylang Park connector and Gardens by the Bay East area. It doesn’t look much during midday but it looks really nice at night. I really love walking here at night. It is not usual that you see this on lists of Instagrammable places in Singapore but I thought of adding it to my list because it is Instagram-worthy. I actually wanted to have my picture taken here but I was shy of asking my then-boyfriend.
How to get there:
Take the Circle Line and alight at Stadium MRT Station. The bridge and lookout tower are just beside the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
Koon Seng Road in the Joo Chiat Area
If you’re looking for the pastel-colored houses to have as your backdrop for your next Instagram post, head on to Koon Seng Road in Joo Chiat Area. I’ve always wanted to have a photo here but during my trip to Singapore with my brother and my nephew, we didn’t find this place. When I went back to Singapore in 2020, I told my then-boyfriend the spots where I want to take photos. Not only did he bring me here, he even took a nice photo of me.
How to get to Koon Seng Road
Take the East-West Line and alight at Eunos MRT Station. Then, take Bus 13 and alight two stops later after Lorong J Telok Kurau. Walk for about ten minutes on Koon Seng Road towards Dunman Food Centre.
Jewel Changi Airport
Jewel Changi Airport is a nature-themed shopping mall inside Changi Airport. It is linked to three of the passenger terminals of the airport. Its centerpiece is the Rain Vortex, the world’s tallest indoor waterfall.
How to get to Jewel Changi Airport
Take the MRT to Changi Airport Station (CG2). Jewel is accessible via link bridges located at level 2 of Terminals 2 and 3.
So that concludes my list. I was supposed to post this last Monday but I found it hard to finish it because checking out the pictures brought me so many nice memories. But I hope you liked it. And since I’m at it already, stay tuned for my Singapore travel guide. If you have questions regarding this post, feel free to leave a comment below or send me an email or DM me on my social media accounts.
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