The Most Photogenic Places in Singapore to Get those Insta-worthy Shots

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The Most Photogenic Places in Singapore to Get those Insta-worthy Shots

The compact city-state of Singapore may be small, but it's packed with colorful photo ops that seem like they were made for the 'gram. The country's colorful Peranakan heritage architecture, botanical rainforests and converted historical sites are the result of generations of overlapping cultures and modern preservation efforts. Today, Singapore is the ideal holiday destination for the shutterbug looking to level up their feed. Get those perfect Instagram-worthy shots at these 10 photogenic locations in Singapore.

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The Most Photogenic Places in Singapore to Get those Insta-worthy Shots

Joo Chiat Road

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The colorful Peranakan shophouses along Joo Chiat Road date back to the 1920's and 1930's. By the early 1990's, the area had already come under protection by the government to preserve the traditional architectural styles of early Singapore. Today, narrow Joo Chiat Road is known as Singapore's first Heritage Town and is a unique enclave of traditional Peranakan culture.

Mount Faber Park

Mount Faber Park is a sprawling forested area and one of Singapore's oldest and most popular parks. As if the sweeping views of the city and sea from Faber Peak and the meandering cable cars weren't photogenic enough, the park's rainbow staircase leading up to the Bell of Happiness is the perfect backdrop for a memorable portrait.

Future World, ArtScience Museum

Future World digital art gallery is part of the ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands. The artists behind the interactive, digital installations are TeamLab, a group of highly successful modern artists hailing from Japan. The installation that most often gets the unofficial Instagram stamp of approval is the glittering Crystal Universe.

Old Hill Street Former Police Station

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The Old Hill Former Police Station was once the largest of its kind in the Straits, housing over 500 personnel and their families. Completed in 1934, the colorful barracks were a marvel of Neoclassical architecture, and was nicknamed 'the Police Skyscraper' by locals. The Old Hill Police Station is now the home of the Ministry of Information and the Arts, which added the pop of color to windows before moving in back in 1999.

Gardens by the Bay

Gardens by the Bay is one of Singapore's most-visited attractions. Located on the waterfront of downtown Singapore, near the iconic Marina Bay Sands hotel, Merlion Park and the Singapore Art Museum, the most recognizable feature of the gardens is its grove of towering 'supertrees'. At night, the eco-trees light up using solar energy collected throughout the day.

Residence of Tan Teng Niah

This former villa was owned by wealthy business owner Tan Teng Niah, one of just a few upper class Chinese who made their home in the Little India district. In the early 1900's, Tan operated candy factories on Serangoon Road, and was successful enough to build himself a spacious two-story home nearby. The house was remodeled and renovated in the 1980's to its current appearance, and was awarded an honorable mention by the Singapore Institute of Architects.

Fort Canning Park

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Fort Canning Park is known for its spacious lawns and green spaces, which are regularly chosen to host concerts, performances and other large gatherings. The park is also host to several scenic gardens, including the First Botanic Garden and Raffle's Garden. But as the name suggests, the area has a military history, and once was a barracks for the British and Singaporean armies. Today, several military artifacts from the area's checkered past can be found throughout the park.

Little Guilin, Bukit Batok Town Park

Little Guilin is a former stone quarry, named for its resemblance to the towering rock formations in the Li River near Guilin, China. Now part of the Bukit Batok Town Park, the walking trails of Little Guilin go along the banks and offer picturesque views of the cliff face, a dramatic backdrop to the tranquil lake.

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

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Nothing turns heads like a cute furry animal, especially one as adorable and rare as the curious river otter. Smooth-coated otters were once believed to be extinct in Singapore, but the semi-aquatic critters are making a comeback and can be found in wetlands throughout the territory, including Bishan Park and Pulau Ubin as well as the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve.

Telok Blangah Hill Park

Telok Blangah Hill Park is full of Insta-worthy photo ops, from the elevated Forest Walk through the secondary rain forest to the undulating bridge known as the Henderson Waves, Singapore's highest pedestrian bridge, which links Telok Blangah Hill Park to Faber Hill Park. The Terrace Garden, meanwhile, with its colonial balustrades and colorful flower garden, is a popular spot for couples and wedding photographers.

In Conclusion

These snap-worthy locations in the Lion City seem were made for the 'gram. With its beautiful parks, unique, colorful architecture and charming heritage buildings, Singapore is the perfect holiday destination for shutterbugs.