12 MOST INSTAGAMMABLE PLACES AROUND SINGAPORE
Whether you are a social media influencer or just a casual user, Instagram has been one of the go-to apps on our mobile phones. Everyone loves sharing photos of themselves at visually aesthetic locations and sharing them on Instagram.
Here we have gathered 12 Instagram-worthy places around Singapore that you can visit and take photos of to make your Instagram account unique.
HAJI LANE AT ARAB STREET
A short ten-minute walk from Bugis MRT station will bring visitors to the vibrant streets of Haji Lane. The area is lined with multi-label stores, quirky boutiques as well as hip bars and cafes. Another draw to Haji Lane is the collection of street art murals in vibrant hues of blues, yellows, greens and reds that adorn the facades of bars and stores along the street. Visitors will be able to admire these artworks as they explore Haji Lane and use them as a backdrop for Instagram-worthy photographs.
AT FORT CANNING
Located at Fort Canning Park, this spiral staircase is fast becoming a popular spot for future bride and groom's pre-wedding photo shoot background. Spice up your Instagram feed by snapping a photo of yourself here!
Library@Orchard is a chic library with winding bookshelves. Located on the 3rd and 4th floor of Orchard Gateway, this picturesque library layout has a unique design as its main focus. Perfect for a quite getaway from busy Orchard Road and snap a quick photo for Instagram.
TREETOP WALK AT MACRITCHIE RESERVOIR PARK
It is worth trekking to the TreeTop Walk (Opening hours: Tue–Fri 9am–5pm; Sat–Sun & Public Holidays 8.30am–5pm), a 250-metre-long suspension bridge running between the two highest points in MacRitchie where visitors can enjoy expansive views of the forest canopy.
TAN TENG NIAH HOUSE
AT LITTLE INDIA
If you’re looking to capture shots beneath natural sunlight, be sure to check out the rainbow-hued villa at 37 Kerbau Road. Known as the former house of Tan Teng Niah, this colourful slice of history will make a fine place to practice capturing bright, vibrant colours.
JEWEL CHANGI AIRPORT
A marvel of modern engineering, the HSBC Rain Vortex is the centrepiece attraction of Jewel Changi. The world’s tallest indoor waterfall soars up to 40 metres, and is bound to inspire explorers who love both nature and architecture.
Known for its bars and night life scene, Clarke Quay is a popular spot for expats and locals alike. As the night falls, Clarke Quay comes alive with vibrant lights making it a perfect place to take photos and post them on Instagram. This is the kind of area you’ll want to walk around and explore in order to find the shot you want.
EMERALD HILL /
A picturesque enclave of heritage architecture off the main Orchard Road strip, the Emerald Hill conservation area comprises charming residential and commercial clusters of Chinese Baroque-style terrace houses. Formerly homes of wealthy members of the Peranakan (Straits-born people of Chinese and Malay / Indonesian heritage) community, some of the shophouses have been transformed into trendy alfresco restaurants and bars—perfect for chilling out at night.
OLD HILL STREET
For a location that hearkens back to Singapore’s past through iconic architecture, pay a visit to The Old Hill Street Police Station. Now housing Singapore’s Ministry of Communications and Information, this heritage building along Hill Street is easy to spot, with its distinctively-coloured windows.
JAPANESE CEMETERY PARK
Located in Hougang, this is the largest Japanese cemetery in Southeast Asia and the burial ground of Singapore’s early Japanese community. The sprawling 30,000-square-metre Japanese Cemetery Park contains nearly 1,000 graves of Japanese civilians in Singapore and soldiers mostly from the early 20th century.
KATONG HERITAGE SHOPHOUSES
Katong’s pre-war architecture—including heritage terrace houses and shophouses with intricate motifs, ceramic tiles, ornate façades and wooden shutters—provides visitors with plenty of Instagram-worthy photo opportunities. Such heritage gems and historical buildings, which can be found at almost every turn in the area, make Katong and Joo Chiat an ideal place for visitors to explore on foot.
THE CENTRAL FIRE STATION
The exterior of this historical building is a great place to take Instagram photos. With the backdrop of this well preserved structure, anyone looking to take amazing Instagram photos will have no problems finding good shots.