Home to good food, scenic spots and all things uniquely local: Singapore is indeed a picturesque destination that has a lot to offer. Looking for new ideas to get a good shot for the ‘gram? Look no further! Adventurous, aesthetic, and minimalistic – check out these 7 wonders of our little red dot to help you achieve all your Instagram feed goals.
Koon Seng Road
One of the most colourful streets in Singapore, Koon Seng Road features a row of vibrant-hued traditional Peranakan shophouses that serve as the perfect backdrop for your outfit-of-the-day shots. A huge contrast to the towering skyscrapers that are prevalent in the business and shopping districts, Koon Seng Road is definitely a breath of fresh air as it provides the neighbourhood with a beautiful pop of colour. Getting there is fairly easy as it is only a 15-minute walk from the surrounding Eunos and Paya Lebar MRT stations. You could also take buses 16, 33, and 966 over to this enchanting street for that like-worthy snap on Instagram.
Tan Teng Niah House
Situated just a stone’s throw away from the Little India MRT situation, this rainbow-coloured villa is the last of its kind within the historical streets of Kerbau. Built in 1900, the Tan Teng Niah house embodies a rich history and its design is said to be a combination of both South Chinese and European architectural influences. Splashed with psychedelic colours, it is definitely hard to miss this house along the eclectic arts belt along Little India. If you enjoyed the colourful houses of Koon Seng Road, you will certainly love what the Tan Teng Niah House has to offer as well.
Tucked away in the historic Kampong Glam district, the exquisite Masjid Sultan is one of the most renowned places of worship within Singapore. With its polished white walls and great golden domes, this magnificent mosque also serves as a reminder of the Muslim communities that settled in the area during the British colonial period. Perfect for your golden hour shots with its grand arabesque exterior, the Masjid Sultan is also more than just a photo stop. For those who are intrigued by culture and history, the traditional shops and heritage centre around the vicinity are truly worth the exploration after your Insta-shoot.
Dressed in neoclassical and gothic details, this well-preserved chapel is the perfect backdrop for you to take some breathtaking pictures for the ‘gram. Situated in the heart of City Hall and just a street away from Raffles City Shopping Centre, the grand halls and stairs of Chijmes are also charming photo spots that will allow you to snap that perfect shot. Experiment with symmetry and play with perspective along its intricately-designed walls and hallways for a gorgeous effect on your photos. Also, since it is known for its tantalising food and beverage scene, you could also dine or grab some drinks at this beautiful spot right after that.
Marina Square Maze
Looking for an Instagram spot that is out of the ordinary and minimalistic? We have one for you. Located on the rooftops of the Marina Square mall, the Marina Square maze is popular among photography enthusiasts and Instagrammers alike. Bring a sense of balance to your feed with its clean white walls to achieve that cool perspective shot that will leave your followers wondering which alternate universe you ended up in. Simply head up to level 2 of the mall and exit through the door nearest to Samsonite and walk straight until you see a door marked “Stair 30-D-1” on your right. Go through the door to enter the maze!
One of the latest additions to the growing list of Instagram-worthy spots in Singapore, the Capitol Theatre is the perfect place to snap a picture during the night. Its vibrant neon red and blue sign will add a vintage feel to your image and works best for silhouette shots. The elegant backdrop will also help in complementing your outfit-of-the-day pictures, so do not be afraid to pose extravagantly for that red carpet vibe. Situated within the Capitol Piazza mall and just a 2-minute walk from City Hall MRT, this theatre also plays host to gigs, musicals and plays, as well as social events.
Toa Payoh Dragon Playground
The last of the iconic playgrounds originating from the yesteryears of Singapore’s golden era, the Toa Payoh Dragon playground serves as a nostalgic memory of every Singaporean’s childhood. Although the design has been phased out, this playground has been preserved and still remains standing in the heartland of Toa Payoh. Ideal for playful shots, this spot never fails to bring out the inner child in everyone that visits it. To get there, it will either be a 15-minute walk from Toa Payoh MRT or a quick bus ride from the interchange.