Singapore is one of our favorite cities to visit. Not only there lots of things to do, but it is very instagrammable which makes it a fun place to take photos. Below are the top instagram worthy places in Singapore – both on and off the beaten path.
Instagram Worthy Places in Singapore
Top Instagrammable Places in Singapore
These are the most instagrammable places in Singapore and are a must on any Singapore visit.
Supertree Grove at Gardens by the Bay
The Supertree Grove at the Gardens by the Bay is probably the most instagrammable place in Singapore. These futuristic tree-shaped vertical gardens are beautiful both in the day and in the evening when they are lit up. Admission to the Supertree Grove is free but there is a fee to enter the OCBC Skyway (elevated walkway between the Supertrees).
The best (and most crowded) time to visit is at night to see the free Garden Rhapsody music and soft lighting from 7.00pm to 10.00pm daily. If you have time, it might be a good idea to visit in the daytime as well.
Location: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953 (see their website for detailed directions)
Hours: 5.00am – 2.00am
Cloud Forest at Gardens by the Bay
The Cloud Forest is an indoor conservatory at Gardens by the Bay with a 35-metre tall mountain covered in lush vegetation shrouding a tall indoor waterfall. There is a separate admission fee and visitors are required to pre-book their visit date and time.
One of the most instagrammable spots is in front of the indoor waterfall located right at the entrance.
Location: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
Hours: 9.00am to 9.00pm (last admission at 8.30pm).
Infinity Pool at Marina Bay Sands Hotel
The iconic infinity pool at the Marina Bay Sands hotel is one of the top spots for instagram photos. However, only hotel guests of the pricey hotel can use the pool. We stayed here a couple of nights and found that the Marina Bay Sands worth the high cost. (Read: Is the Marina Bay Sands Worth It?) Those not staying at the hotel can enjoy similar views from the observation deck at SkyPark or the CÉ LA VI Restaurant and SkyBar (rooftop bar and restaurant).
Address: 10 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018956 (their website has detailed directions)
MRT: MRT Bayfront Station
ArtScience Museum (part of the Marina Bay Sands complex) is a museum where art meets science. The best spot for instagram photos is inside Future World, digital interactive installation which is a permanent exhibition created in collaboration with teamLab Exhibition.
Location: 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956
Hours: 10am – 7pm daily
Kampong Glam is the traditional Malay-Muslim quarter of Singapore but it is now an eclectic and trendy area with many side streets filled with quirky shops and hip cafes. Haji Lane is the most well known street but the entire neighborhood is very instagrammable as it is full of street art and colorful murals. Another instagrammable spot are the streets with a view of the Masjid Sultan, also known as the Sultan Mosque.
Singapore Botanic Gardens
The large Singapore Botanic Gardens is the only UNESCO World Heritage Site in Singapore and a good place to escape the city and see beautiful flowers. The most instagrammable spot can be find inside the National Orchid Garden. Admission is free, but there is a small fee to enter the National Orchid Garden.
Location: 1 Cluny Rd, Singapore 259569 (Botanic Gardens MRT)
Hours: 5 am to 12 midnight daily
HSBC Rain Voltex at Jewel Changi Airport
The HSBC Rain Voltex, the world’s tallest indoor waterfall at 40 metres high is the highlight of Jewel Changi Airport and rightly so. They have a nightly Light & Sound show at night where the waterfall changes colors (temporarily suspended from 26 March 2020 until further notice). There are different levels where you can watch the waterfalls.
Location: Jewel Changi Airport, 78 Airport Boulevard, Singapore 819666
Hours: 10:00AM – 10:00PM
Hidden Instagram Worthy Places in Singapore
These hidden Singapore spots are not very well known, but they are very instaworthy. You won’t find a lot of tourists here, which makes it easier to get the perfect instagram shot.
Former House of Tan Teng Niah in Little India
Built in 1900, the former house of Tan Teng Niah is the last surviving Chinese villa in Little India. The colourful building is a hidden gem in Singapore. If you walk around the rest of the Little India you can also find plenty of street art.
Location: 37 Kerbau Road Gholia’s Village Gholia’s Village, Singapore 219168
MRT: Little India Station (Exit E).
Shophouses at Koon Seng Road
Koon Seng Road in the historic Joo Chiat neighborhood has the prettiest houses in Singapore. There is a block of pastel-coloured shophouses on both sides of the street so you can talk photos from each side from across the street. Originally built in the 1920s, these structures were once inhabited by Peranakan Chinese, which can be seen in the intricate detailing and tiles adorning each home.
Location: 7 Koon Seng Road. The closest MRT stations are Eunos Stn and Paya Lebar are not that close so we took a Grab rideshare to Tin Yeang Restaurant (300 Joo Chiat Rd, Singapore 427551) which is right across the street
Fort Canning Tunnel
This instagram spot at Fort Canning Park is literally hidden because it is below ground. We actually had a hard time finding the exact spot in the park and had to ask an employee for directions. In order to take the shot, you need to walk down the stairs into the tunnel and shoot from below. If you have someone to take a photo of you or a tripod, you can sit or stand on the ledge.
Location: Fort Canning Park is bounded by Hill Street, Canning Rise, Clemenceau Avenue and River Valley Road
MRT: Fort Canning Station (Exit B), Clarke Quay Station (Exit E) or Dhoby Ghaut Station (Exit B).
Hours: 11:00 AM – 09:00 PM
Old Hill Street Police Station
The Old Hill Street Police Station is a historic building and former police station of the Singapore Police Force which now houses the Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI). The building has 927 windows with shutters painted in the different colours of the rainbow making it a great background for instagram photos.
The best spot to take photos is from across the street when there are no cars at the traffic light or from the median in the middle of the street. It actually pored a couple of minutes after we got here so we snapped a couple of quick photos before running inside where they have a small exhibit about its history.
It is located near Clarke Quay and only a 5-10 minute walk to Fort Canning Park so you easily combine both instagram spots.
Address: 140 Hill St, Singapore 179369
MRT Stations: City Hall and Clarke Quay
Library @ Orchard
Library @ Orchard is a small public library located at Levels 3 and 4 of Orchard Gateway that has a small section with wavy bookshelves that is very instagrammable. We actually saw two locals taking photos there in their cap and gown. You can snap a photo of the shelves from the level above.
Address: 277 Orchard Road, Singapore 238858
MRT: Somerset MRT station
Hours: 11:00 AM – 09:00 PM
These are the most instagrammable places we have visited in Singapore. Do you have a favorite Singapore photography spot?