Top 9 Singapore Photography Spots

Filippo Cesarini

We found the Top 9 Singapore Photography Spots of 2020 for instagrammers and photographers. For travel photographers, Singapore offers a variety of scenes and landscapes to capture, so many in fact that you can keep yourself busy from sunrise to sunset then continue shooting night-caps well into the evening.

Singapore is one of those destinations where there are Instagram-worthy spots all over the city; the contrast between modern high-rise buildings and colourful houses makes it an Instagrammers dream destination. If you search for Singapore on Instagram you will find more than 30million results, but are all these shots really Instagram worthy? Instagram is playing an increasingly big role in the way people travel and capture their memories. After all, if you travelled somewhere and didn’t share a photo of it on Instagram, were you even really there?

If you’re planning a trip to Singapore and want to make all your friends on social media jealous, check out this guide to the best Top 9 Singapore Photography Spots places, giving you the pick of the photogenic places for your next visit to this fascinating city.

1. Underground Crossing - Fort Canning

This place do not have a specific name, all we know is that it's in Fort Canning Park. The “Spiral staircase” is the new Singapore Photography spot. 

Where is the Fort canning park in Singapore and how can I get there ?

Fort canning park is in a public park on a hill very near the city and it is really easy to come here via MRT to Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station (take the ExtiB). It takes around 5 minutes by walk, the natural is right in front of you.

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2. Library@Orchard

We enjoyed visiting particularly interior designs, especially libraries. Right in the midst of super busy Orchard Road and is one of the coolest instagrammable libraries in Southeast Asia. Library@Orchard is a public library. If you like books and appreciate beautiful design then you must go!

How can I get there ?

Library@Orchard, located on the 3rd and 4th level of Orchard Gateway mall. The nearest MRT is Somerset.

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3. ArtScience Museum - Future World Exhibition

The ArtScience Museum may not sound like a particularly Singapore photography spot, but one glance at it’s futuristic architecture, and you can see there is more to this building than meets the eye. This exhibition is a world of high-tech, immersive digital art installations. This interactive digital universe features 16 sound and light installations, each as memorising as the next.

How can I get there and how much cost the ticket?

Art Science museum is located right next to Gardens by the Bay and Marina Bay Sands and next to MBS, so the easiest way to get there is by taking the MRT to Bayfront, Promenade, or Marina Bay station and walking towards the resort. The admission fee is usually dependent upon the exhibitions that are being showcased at the museum during your visit. For the Future World Exhibition the price is 19 Singapore dollars per person.

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4. Water Lily Pond - Gardens by the Bay

Gardens by the Bay is a design achievement that should not be missed by anybody who sets foot in Singapore. Is one of the most visit place in Singapore. Definitely on our TOP 10 Singapore Photography Spot. Here you can find so many different angle for photo-shooting and not only.

We found the perfect spot at Water Lily Pond. With these magnificent Supertree Grove, you feeling like something out from a movie of Disney, once night falls these spectacular Supertree come alive with lights and sounds. The light shows happen twice each evening and are free to watch. I’d recommend visiting just before dusk so you can get photos of the trees in both daylight and when they are lit up, like the photo above.

How can I get there and where exactly is this Photography Spot?

The cheapest and convenient ways to go to Gardens by the Bay is via MRT train. Bayfront Station is the nearest MRT Station to Gardens by the Bay. You can take the Circle Line (Yellow line) or Downtown Line (Blue line) to Bayfront MRT Station.The location of the Photography spot is near the Water Lily Pond like the direction of the map below.

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5. Cloud Forest - Gardens by the Bay

How I say on the previous spot, you can find so many different angle for photo-shooting at Gardens by the Bay. The Cloud Forest is another magnificent spot, is a stunning giant indoor rainforest and ecosystem. Here, you’ll find the highest indoor waterfall in the world, which makes for a pretty spectacular photo backdrop. Enter into the mysterious misty tropical highlands as you explore the diverse flora and vegetation, venture through the Cloud Walk and Treetop Walk and stare in awe at the world's tallest indoor waterfall at 35 metres high.

How can I get here and how much cost the ticket?

It’s just beside the Supertree Grove and Marina Bay Sands so you can access via the Bayfront MRT station. The price is 16 SGD for adults. The cloud forest is open from 9am - 9pm  daily.

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6. Japanese Cemetery Park

This is the largest Japanese cemetery in Southeast Asia and the burial ground of Singapore’s early Japanese community. It was first built in 1891 by three Japanese brothel-keepers to house Japanese prostitutes who have died in Singapore. Now, the 910 tombstone park mainly holds the remains of Japanese residents.

Japanese Cemetery, however, has recently seen more visitors looking to snap a photo to spruce up their social media feed and not only. Many photographers also choose this place for photo-shooting.

The park is home to a long row of archways decorated with a native plant species, bougainvillea.

When the flowers are in bloom, the archways make for a picturesque photo reminiscent of springtime in temperate countries.

Pretty aesthetic but do not forget the significance of this place while you take photos there.

Where is the Japanese Cemetery Park and how can I get there ?

Located in the midst of Hougang, you can get the MRT station to Kovan and then walked around 15 minutes. The Cemetery is open from Monday to Sunday, 8pm to 6:30pm

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7. Jewel Changi Airport

While most people think of airports as places of transits and stopovers, Singapore’s Changi Airport is a must see tourist attraction in its own right. Everyone has pictures of the Rain Vortex. You will be enticed by the majestic Rain Vortex when you first enter, and end up spending hours just admiring and taking photos of it.

But there are many other photo-taking spots which you should not miss as they provide interesting angles and backgrounds.

Walking down the East Trail, remember to stop by the Viewing Deck on Level 2 for an unobstructed view of the surroundings. Clear of tall trees, you can use your mobile phone or camera to get a panoramic shot across the entire floor of the Forest Valley for an immersive picture!

How can I get there ?

Seamlessly linked to Terminal 1’s Arrival Hall and via pedestrian walkway from Terminals 2 and 3.

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8. Old Hill Street Police Station

A police station might seem like an odd choice to add to a list of Singapore Photography Spots, however the Old Hill Street Police Station in Singapore has a well deserved spot in this guide. The rainbow coloured blinds stand out against the white building and make it the perfect backdrop for an Instagram photo or a photo-shooting.

The Old Hill Street Police Station is no longer is used for criminals, and is instead now one of Singapore’s most photogenic buildings.

How can I get there ?

Located in the Downtown Core, you can get the MRT station to Clarke Quay and then walked around 5 minutes.

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9. Tan Teng Niah - Little India in Singapore

And for closing the guide of the Top 9 Singapore Photography Spots, Little India is one of Singapore’s most vibrant neighbourhoods, with a highlight being the former House of Tan Teng Niah, built in 1900, is believed to be the last remaining Chinese villa in Little India. While the choice of psychedelic colours on the exterior post-restoration is subject for debate, one cannot argue that this eight-room Chinese villa screams for attention in the vicinity of Kerbau Road. The colourful building is clearly a popular photography spot for visitors.

How can I get there ?

The Residence of Tan Teng Niah is just 5 minute’s walk from Little India MRT Station.

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