Instagram worthy places in Singapore

The stuff of Instagrammer’s dreams, Singapore is a vibrant city that offers a myriad of breathtaking photography options – from the buildings of Chinatown and the art of Little India to the incredible views from Ce La Vi or the iconic Gardens by the Bay. Use our map below to find the top 15 Instagram worthy places in Singapore, or view some of the best examples.

If you ask us, a few of these – like Marina Sands or People’s Park are a little overdone. Instead, head to the Macritchie reservoir or out to Rochor Road or Little India, for the lesser-known spots.

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ArtScience Museum

Made famous by Instagrammers like Taramilktea, this has become THE spot for grammers to flock. The particular attraction is the Crystal Universe in the Future World exhibit, which includes 17, 000 LED lights. In terms of getting ‘the shot’, you usually have between 30-90 seconds in the exhibit to take it.


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Gardens by the Bay

A nature park of about 101 hectares, this area includes three waterfront gardens. Most take photos of the Supertree Grove, which includes a cluster of enormous artificial trees but try to get creative with your angles! You could also head over at night for an illuminating view and to catch the night light and music show!


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Singapore Flyer

This giant observation wheel offers great views across Singapore but costs about 33 Singapore dollars (approx 20 GBP) for the experience. Instead, get your viewpoint from below, which is entirely free!


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Masjid Sultan Mosque

With it’s huge golden domes and impressive architecture, the Sultan Mosque is a beautiful building, fit for photography! Please be respectful though when taking your pics – the mosque is a key building in the Singaporean muslim community and should be treated with the necessary deference. Ideally wear a longer dress or trousers and don’t get too close.


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Old Hill Street Police Station

It might feel a little odd perching yourself outside a police station but, in this case, the police have left the building! This now houses government offices and a central courtyard with an exhibition, so don’t worry about taking your perfect selfie in front of this facade.


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Joo Chiat Road

One of the more famous Instagram streets in Singapore, these pastel-perfect houses are ideal for your feed. Remember to bring along colour-coordinated clothing, to take advantage of the symmetry of colours.


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Helix Bridge

This pedestrian bridge might not be your favourite location but it’s an easy walk since connects areas like Marina Bay Sands, Gardens by the Bay and the Singapore Flyer. Worth a look for your feed.


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People’s Park Complex

It might be a little overdone but if you’re really keen on getting this shot, you could combine this with a shopping trip. The Complex actually houses an old shopping mall which, to be honest, is a little worse for wear.


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Marina Bay Sands Hotel (The Pool!)

It’s the world’s most instagrammed hotel. Enough said?


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Hotel Indigo Katong

This might be a little tricky to capture if not staying at this hotel. When last we enquired, access to the public was no longer allowed without a membership to the hotel. If you are going to Joo Chiat, then worth a stop to see whether the receptionist will let you sneak up.


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Ce La Vi Bar

One of the most beautiful sunset views across Singapore, Ce La Vi Bar is a instagrammer’s secret. Many will know the view offered from the infinity pool but this is only open to hotel guests. Ce La Vi is located just next to it and all you need to do is buy a (slightly overpriced) cocktail for your trouble.


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A former convent & school, this now has a great restaurant. Oh, and a wonderful Instagram spot opportunity!


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Little India

There is no one location in Little India but a plethora of photo opportunities. Roam the streets past Hindu temples, or soak in the spices from a local restaurant before snapping your photos of choice. This area is definitely one of the most Instagram worthy places in Singapore!


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Rochor Road

These iconic colourful blocks are an iconic landmark in Singapore, now turned Insta-famous spot.


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MacRitchie Reservoir

Perhaps not as well-known or unusual as the other locations on this list, MacRitchie reservoir offers heaps of Insta-worthy opportunities but also a chance to just ‘breathe’ a little. Because if you’re in Singapore taking instagram photos, you might as well take a moment to enjoy the sightseeing too…


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