41 Instagram-Worthy Places In Singapore You Never Knew About

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It’s a tough job being an Insta-influencer and finding new inspiration for content creation. If you’re looking for new Instagram-worthy places in Singapore for that perfect background, we’ve got you covered! Here, we unearthed 41 secret spots that are great for the ‘gram — or also great places to visit if you’re looking for things to do in Singapore for free. 

1. Hort Park

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Want some green on your ‘gram? Then try Hort Park! It’s located along Alexandra Road and is part of the Kent Ridge – Mount Faber nature trail. The park has many types of flora, making it an Instagram-worthy place in Singapore for nature lovers. It’s also a great alternative to Singapore Botanic Gardens if you want to learn about the local flora. Do mark it down as one of the places to take photos in Singapore if you want a natural, vibrant backdrop!

Address: 33 Hyderabad Road, S(119578)
Opening Hours: Daily, 6am – 10pm
How to get there:
Take the train on Circle Line (Yellow Line) or North East Line (Purple Line) to HarbourFront MRT Station. Switch to Bus 61 at the bus stop after HarbourFront Station. Alight seven stops later after Hort Park. Walk for about four minutes to reach the park itself. 

2. LASALLE College Of The Arts

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Have a passion for architecture photography? Then head to LASALLE College of the Arts! Though technically a school, it’s open to the public to roam and appreciate the architecture. The building’s design is a reflection of the college’s dedication to the arts — an inspiration for its students too. Thanks to the building’s bridges, you can grab plenty of shots from different angles. Just don’t get in the way of any students who’re hard at work!

Address: 1 McNally Street, S(187940)
Opening Hours:
Mon – Fri: 9am – 6pm
How to get there:
Take a train on the Downtown Line (Blue Line) to Rochor MRT Station

3. Universal Studios Singapore (hidden alley)

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Did you know? Universal Studios Singapore (USS) has a hidden alley inspired by 1930s America. You can find this hidden Instagram-worthy place in Singapore in the ‘New York’ section of the park — beside the ‘Lights, Camera, Action!’ attraction. Although a short alley, it’s decked out in rustic decorations that make it look like a location overseas. It’d be a great way to fool your Instagram followers into thinking that you’ve gone abroad! It’s also one of the better places to take photos in Singapore for amateur photographers. Why? Because there’s absolutely no such thing as a bad angle in this photo spot! Unfortunately, this is not one of the places to visit in Singapore for free. However, you can clinch your USS tickets at a discount with us and have a blast in the theme park on a budget! 

Address: 8 Sentosa Gateway, S(098269)
Opening Hours:
Thurs – Sun: 2pm – 9pm
How to get there:
Take a train on the North-East Line (Purple Line) or Circle Line (Yellow Line) to Harbourfront MRT Station. Then take the Sentosa Express Monorail from Vivocity to ‘Waterfront Station’. 

4. The Summer House

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The Summer House is a must-visit Instagram-worthy place in Singapore, especially for avid photographers. Located around the Seletar Aerospace Park, the restaurant has a countryside theme for folks who wish for a quick escape from the hectic city life. Kick back and dig in into the Summerhouse brunch menu featuring delectable dishes such as Foie Gras Poêlé and Confit De Canar. You can also enjoy a romantic dinner in the whimsical Garden Dome which creates a perfect backdrop for a proposal (hint hint)! 

Address: 3 Park Lane, S(798387)
Opening Hours:
Wed – Fri: 6pm – 10pm
Sat – Sun: 11.30am – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm
How to get there:
Take either Bus 103 or 117 to the bus stop after Rolls Royce Pte. Ltd. The restaurant is a short walk from the bus stop. 

5. Under Marina Coastal Expressway near Marina Bay Fire Station

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It can be a challenge to locate a photo spot with a Bauhaus feel. However, you’re in for a surprise if you look underneath the Marina Coastal Expressway! Peppered with huge grey pillars and filled entirely with pebbles on the ground, the monotonous backdrop will be perfect for your hypebeast sneakers shots. Although a little out of the way, it provides plenty of photo options — from high fashion photography to stunt bike photography — making it one of the best hidden Instagram-worthy places in Singapore. 

Opening Hours: 24/7
How to get there:
Start by making your way to the Marina Bay Fire Station. The nearest bus stop is opposite AXA Tower/Shenton Way. Take buses Premium 531, Premium 588, Premium 590, Premium 735. The fire station is a five-minute walk from the bus stop. If you’re driving, then head to 70 Marina View, Singapore 018962. From the fire station, head down Prince Edward Road towards the MCE and you should be able to see the pillars. Here’s a map if you are unsure!

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6. Lattice Structure from ‘The Future of Us’ exhibition pavilion

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Patterns can make your pictures instantly stand out on  Instagram. But where exactly should you go to capture a picture-perfect shot? Head to the Lattice Structure near Gardens by the Bay, the winner of the German Design Award 2018! Once the site of the ‘The Future of Us’ exhibition, it’s now preserved as a permanent installation. The triangular shapes of the lattice structure come together to recreate the looks of olden thatched roofs which provides the perfect backdrop as an Instagram-worthy place in Singapore. Whether you’re shooting for an #OOTD, portrait or architecture shot, you’re bound to achieve astonishing results from the unique patterns and reflections in this space! For more places to take photos in Singapore that’s nearby this photo spot, check out the Gardens by the Bay Cloud Forest! 

Address: 30 Marina Boulevard, S(018953)
Opening Hours: 24/7
How to get there:
Take a train on the Downtown Line (Blue Line) or Circle Line (Yellow Line) to Bayfront MRT Station. You can get to the installation from the MRT station via the underpass to Gardens by the Bay. There is also an overhead bridge from the Marina Bay Sands hotel that goes over Sheares Avenue.

7. Marina Square Maze

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Don’t mind getting lost for the ‘gram? Then brave the Marina Square Maze! Located around the rooftops of Marina Square, it’s a popular Singapore attraction for ‘gram seekers. The maze may not look like much when you’re in it but it has a pretty neat effect when you grab a shot from above. There are many steps to get around the maze – just don’t ask us how to get out of it.

Address: Marina Square, 6 Raffles Boulevard, S(039594)
Opening Hours: Daily, 10am – 10pm
How to get there:
Take a train on the North-South Line (Red Line) or East-West Line (Green Line) to City Hall MRT Station and walk over via CityLink. Or, you can take a train on the Circle Line (Yellow Line) to Esplanade MRT Station or Promenade MRT Station. Once you’ve reached Marina Square, the entrance to the maze is on level 2 of the mall near the Samsonite shop.

8. Henderson Waves

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The view at Henderson Waves will literally take your breath away. The sky bridge is one of the many Singapore attractions along the Kent Ridge – Mount Faber nature trail. It’s one of the best Instagram-worthy places in Singapore for a spectacular view of Singapore’s southern coastline. But don’t look down if you’re afraid of heights as the sky bridge is suspended 36 metres above Henderson Road! When the crowd disperses after sunset, Henderson Waves becomes a great quiet hangout place for couples in Singapore too! 

Address: Henderson Road, S(159557)
Opening Hours: 24/7
How to get there:
Take either Bus 131 or Bus 145 to the bus stop after Telok Blangah Heights. There is a long flight of stairs across the road from the bus stop that leads to Mount Faber Road. Not into climbing great heights? You can also drive up Mount Faber Round to get to Henderson Waves. But the most popular option of getting there is to make it part of a hike across the Kent Ridge – Mount Faber nature trail.

9. Pulau Ubin Quarries

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Feeling adventurous? Then make a trip to Pulau Ubin for one of the most  Instagram worthy places on the edge of Singapore! The island is popular for its quarries and is reminiscent of the good ol’ kampung life. Grab a shot in front of a natural backdrop and capture candid photos of the prawn farmers hard at work! 

Opening Hours: 24/7
How to get there:
Take one of the following buses to Changi Village Bus Terminal: 2, 29, 59, 109. If you’re going by car, then head to this address: Changi Point Ferry Terminal 51 Lorong Bekukong, S(499172). Once there, you can grab a ride on one of the ferries to Pulau Ubin. Rides start from 6am to 7pm and tickets cost $3 per person with an extra $2 if you are bringing along a bicycle.

10. National Gallery Singapore

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Looking for Instagram-worthy places in Singapore with a classy vibe? The architecture of National Gallery Singapore, refurbished from the Old Supreme Court will surely please you! We recommend checking out their gallery corridors which have a touch of colonial architecture. If you aren’t planning on visiting the various art galleries, then consider posing for pictures along the Padang Atrium! Otherwise, head on upstairs to Smoke & Mirrors for a tipple, a rooftop bar perched on top of the museum!

Address: 1 Street Andrew’s Road, S(178957)
Opening Hours: Daily, 10am – 7pm
How to get there:
Take a train on the North-South Line (Red Line) or East-West Line (Green Line) to City Hall MRT Station. The gallery is a 10-minute walk away from the MRT station.

11. Library@Orchard

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Although libraries are not typically a go-to place for a photoshoot, the Orchard Library is an exception! The curvature of its many bookshelves coupled with pristine white walls creates an almost futuristic setting – like something straight out of a science fiction novel. This is one of the Instagram-worthy places in Singapore to visit if you’re looking for an elegant backdrop coupled with unique shapes and patterns.

Address: Orchard Gateway, 277 Orchard Road, #03-12 & #04-11, S(238858)
Opening Hours: Daily, 11am – 7pm
How to get there:
Take a train on the North-South Line (Red Line) to Somerset MRT Station. The library entrance is on the 3rd floor of Orchard Gateway shopping mall.

12. Little India alleyways

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Aside from the good food and atmosphere, Little India is home to some pretty photogenic alleyways! It’s a place to visit in Singapore if you’re looking for a vintage backdrop. From the long alleyways to the vibrant shophouses, Little India proves itself as a photographer’s playground! If you’re into urban fashion and are looking for a rustic  Instagram-worthy place in Singapore to complement your OOTD, then this is the place for you!

Address: Little India Mrt, 60 Bukit Timah Road, S(229900)
How to get there:
Take a train on the Downtown Line (Blue Line) to Little India MRT Station.

13. Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

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The Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve is an ideal place for taking photos in Singapore if you don’t mind the walking involved! The wetland reserve is filled with photo opportunities along their many boardwalks, bird hides and lookout points. We recommend making a trip to the Dragonfly Pod and the viewing pod at Eagle Point. Both sites provide a panoramic view of Singapore’s northern coast along with the vibrant flora that surrounds them. 

Address: Sungei Buloh Visitor Centre, 60 Kranji Way, #01-00, S(739453)
Opening Hours: Daily, 7am – 7pm
How to get there:
Take a train on the North-South Line (Red Line) to Kranji MRT Station then board Bus 925 to Kranji Reservoir Carpark B. On Sundays & Public Holidays you can only take the bus from Woodlands Interchange.

14. LKC Natural History Museum

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How about a little rustic-modern fusion? The exterior of the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum features a natural wood texture fashioned with modern patterns. If you’re paying a visit to NUS or are a freshman, this is probably a good place to explore for an Instagram shot! You can even frame in the greenery from the rows of tropical plants decorated along the entrance of the building. Don’t forget to visit the museum’s various galleries on natural history! If you’re a museum buff, check out our list of the best museums in Singapore

Address: National University Singapore, 2 Conservatory Drive, S(117377)
Opening Hours:
Tues – Sun, 10am – 7pm
How to get there:
Take the train on Downtown Line (Blue Line) to King Albert Park MRT Station. Switch to Bus 151 or 151e and alight 11 stops later at NUS Museums.

15. Raffles Marina Lighthouse

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Catch a little seabreeze at this Instagram-worthy place in Singapore! The Raffles Marina Lighthouse is located along the west side of Singapore nearby the Tuas checkpoint. When you’re done with the stunning view of the Johor Straits, you can grab a savoury bite at one of the eateries nearby.

Address: Raffles Marina, 10 Tuas West Drive, S(638404)
Opening Hours: 24/7
How to get there:
Take a train on the East-West Line (Green Line) to Tuas Link MRT Station. After which, it’s a six-minute walk to Raffles Marina. 

16. Punggol Waterway Park

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While the Punggol Waterway Park is popular for being a scenic cycling spot in Singapore, what many people don’t realise is that it’s also a hidden Instagram-worthy place in Singapore! The park features several architectural-pleasing link bridges. Check out the Jewel Bridge or the Lorong Halus Bridge — both provide a good view of the waterway along with a  beautiful evening sunset in Singapore!

Address: Sentul Crescent, S(821313)
Opening Hours: 24/7
How to get there:
Take a train on the North-East Line (Purple Line) to Punggol MRT Station. The waterway park is on the other end of Punggol Waterway Point shopping mall.

17. SMU Law Building Rooftop

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It’s time to make a few friends at SMU! The new law building features some pretty unique architecture – like the dome-shaped windows of the law library. But the part of the building that really takes the cake is the rooftop! Complete with astroturf and some bar furniture, the rooftop has the resemblance of a private patio. Plus, the skyview from the rooftop is uninterrupted by tree canopies, providing a good amount of lighting during the golden hours. Clear skies coupled with a hint of buildings makes this one of the best hidden  Instagram-worthy places in Singapore.

Address: Singapore Management University, 55 Armenian Street, S(179943)
How to get there:
Take a train on the North-South Line (Red Line) or East-West Line (Green Line) to City Hall MRT Station. The building is a 10-minute walk from the MRT station. 

18. Admiralty Park & Woodlands Jetty

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Tucked away in a little corner around the north of Singapore is Admiralty Park and the Woodlands Waterfront Park. Visiting the parks is another cool thing to do in Singapore for couples as they have several off-road paths that are great for a romantic stroll. While you’re here at one of the most tranquil hidden Instagram-worthy places in Singapore, don’t forget to pay a visit to the Woodlands Jetty as well! The many street lamps along with the waterfront view provide an interesting shot for your weekly post.

Address: 31 Riverside Road, S( 730000)
Opening Hours: 24/7
How to get there:
Take the train on the North-South Line (Red Line) or Thomson East Coast Line (Brown Line) to Woodlands MRT Station. Switch to Bus 903 and alight two stops laters at Progen Building. Cross the road to Admiralty Park.  

19. Heritage Bridge @ Lower Seletar Reservoir

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If you’re living around the Yishun area, you might want to explore this hidden Instagram-worthy place in Singapore along the Lower Seletar Reservoir. The Heritage Bridge is easy to miss since the reservoir park that it is linked to conceals it very well with its dense foliage. But if you venture in a little, you’ll be able to see a long bridge that ends with a uniquely shaped lookout point. The place is mostly empty so you can ease your worries about interrupted shots! Check this Instagram-worthy place in Singapore if you want a peaceful photoshoot session!

Address: Lower Seletar Reservoir Park, Yishun Avenue 1, S(769139)
Opening Hours: 24/7
How to get there:
Take the train on the North-South Line (Red Line) to Yio Chu Kang MRT Station. Head to the bus stop opposite Yio Chu Kang MRT Station and take Bus 851. Alight six stops later before Yishun Avenue 1 and walk for about 10 minutes along Yishun Avenue 1 to reach the Lower Seletar Reservoir Park. 

20. Sentosa Boardwalk

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Be a tourist in your own country for a day at the Sentosa boardwalk! It’s a pedestrian bridge between the Singapore mainland and the resort island of Sentosa. This is also one of the best places to take photos of the sunset in Singapore. The traffic of ferries and cable cars traveling above provide a good addition to an already breathtaking view of the southern end of Singapore!

Opening Hours: 24/7
How to get there:
Take a train on the Circle Line (Yellow Line) or North-East Line (Purple Line) to Harbourfront MRT Station. The boardwalk is just outside VivoCity in the direction of Sentosa.

21. Kent Ridge Canopy Walk

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Here’s another sky-high trip along the Kent Ridge nature trail. The Kent Ridge Canopy Walk takes visitors on a stroll among some of the oldest trees in Singapore! If you’re into panoramic photography, this is definitely one of the most Instagram-worthy places in Singapore for you! It’s also a place to visit in Singapore for free so all you need is some good company and you’re set for a trip among the tree canopies of Kent Ridge Park.

Address: Vigilante Drive, S(118176)
Opening Hours: 24/7
How to get there:
Take the Circle Line (Yellow Line) to Pasir Panjang MRT Station then head up Pepys Road to the Bukit Chandu War Memorial. The entrance to the canopy walk is just behind the war memorial.

22. National Museum of Singapore

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If you just can’t get enough of colonial architecture then make a trip to the National Museum of Singapore! The museum is one of the many Singapore attractions for folks who appreciate some of the finest art collections in Southeast Asia! Try grabbing a number of good shots along the top level of the museum. The window ceilings along certain sections of the roof provide a good amount of natural lighting within the dimly lit museum gallery.

Address: 93 Stamford Road, S(178897)
Opening Hours: Daily, 10am – 7pm
How to get there:
Take the train on the Downtown Line (Blue Line) to Bencoolen MRT Station. Walk along Bencoolen Street for about five minutes to arrive at the museum.  

23. Marina Barrage Lookout Point

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Most Singaporeans know about the rooftop park at the Marina Barrage building. But did you know that one of the hidden Instagram-worthy places in Singapore can be found at the barrage too? Yes, we’re talking about the lookout point just behind the Marina Barrage building! It’s just next to the barrage itself and is accessible from the carpark nearby. This is a popular spot to take wedding photos. Take on the challenge and direct your own wedding photoshoot simply with a camera, tripod and in an affordable wedding dress — an awesome way to make memories with your partner and save on a few bucks!

Address: 8 Marina Gardens Drive, S(018951)
Opening Hours: 24/7
How to get there:
People often drive to the barrage but if you don’t have a car, take Bus 400 from Marina Bay Financial Centre to the Marina Barrage.

24. Sengkang Floating Wetland

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Floating in the middle of the Sengkang river is a tiny wetland. You can stand among some pretty unique wetland flora while getting a good view of the river. We recommend getting a few shots along the two bridges that connect the floating wetland to the park connectors. If not, you can also try a panoramic shot at one end of the platform. The clear skies and lush greenery provide a vibrant scenery fit for the weekly ‘gram or Instastory!

Address: Sengkang Riverside Park, Anchorvale Street, S(544834)
Opening Hours: 24/7
How to get there:
Hop on the North-East Line (Purple Line) and stop at  Sengkang MRT station. Then, change to Sengkang LRT line and stop at Farmway LRT station. Walk for about eight minutes towards Sengkang Riverside Park and you’ll reach your destination.

25. Changi Point Coastal Walk

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Here’s a place to visit in Singapore if you’re around the Changi area! The boardwalk along Changi point features a great view of the eastern coast of Singapore. Aside from the photo opportunities, this is also a place to take photos in Singapore if you’re looking for a backdrop beyond our concrete jungle. The endless seabreeze will provide a much needed chill from Singapore’s daily tropical weather.

Address: 6 Changi Village Road, S(509907)
Opening Hours: 24/7
How to get there:
Take the train on the Downtown Line (Blue Line) to Tampines East MRT Station. Walk to the bus stop opposite Block 454 and take Bus 29. Alight after 21 stops at Changi Village Hotel and take a short stroll to the coastal walk.  

26. Tanjong Rhu Bridge & Tower

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Hidden just behind the Singapore Sports Hub is the Tanjong Rhu Bridge and Lookout Tower. Admittedly, the location doesn’t look like much during midday but it shines at its best during the dawn and dusk hours. The silhouette of the unique architecture coupled by the golden hour sunlight provides photographers with some interesting dimensions to include into their weekly post! This is one of the hidden Instagram-worthy places in Singapore that your followers will be begging to know!

Opening Hours: Daily, 24 hours
How to get there:
Take a train on the Circle Line (Yellow Line) to Stadium MRT Station. The bridge and lookout tower are just beside the Singapore Indoor Stadium

27. Lucha Loco

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When it comes to the best Instagram-worthy places in Singapore, it’s a no-brainer that we have to include a rooftop bar or two! Some of these bars are so well decorated that they’re worth the mention. Take Lucha Loco for example. The Mexican bar in Singapore has some delicious Mexican food to go along with the scenery around it. If not for that, the decorative lighting in the evening provides some pretty interesting shots to go with your ‘gram! You can even try grabbing a shot together with their neon sign boards!

Address: 15 Duxton Hill, S( 089598)
Opening Hours:
Tues – Fri: 11.30am – 10.30pm
Sat: 5pm – 10.30pm
How to get there:
Take a train on the East-West Line (Green Line) to either Outram Park or Tanjong Pagar MRT Stations. The bar is located 15 minutes away on foot from either station on Duxton Road.

28. Singapore Botanic Gardens

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You’ll never run out of photo spots at this is an Instagram-worthy place in Singapore! Aside from the open fields and ponds, there are several hidden attractions around the park that’s worth including into your weekly post! Although most of these locations do not look like much on sight, they have great potential for a good composition. Just grab a friend who’s a professional photographer and they can work up a pretty neat photo for you with their DSLR camera

Address: 1 Cluny Road, S(259569)
Opening Hours: Daily, 5am – 12am
How to get there:
Take the train on the Circle Line (Yellow Line) to Botanic Gardens MRT Station

29. Istana Park

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The Istana Park has a tall metallic structure that offers some unique architecture to include in your ‘gram. There’s even a floral corridor located nearby that has a romantic vibe to it. If you’re looking for a couple wallpaper with your partner, this is probably a good place to go in Singapore to get it! Once you’re done with your photoshoot, head on over to My Art Space located right in the park for a relaxing art jamming session! This can be a great place to throw your bachelorette party too!

Opening Hours: 24/7
How to get there:
Take a train on the North-South Line (Red Line) or Circle Line (Yellow Line) or North-East Line (Purple Line) to Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station. The park is just across Plaza Singapura’s main entrance. It is bounded by Orchard Road, Penang Road, Penang Lane and Buyong Road.

30. The White Rabbit

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Are you a huge fan of Alice In Wonderland? If so, you’ve got to visit The White Rabbit, an Alice In Wonderland themed restaurant atop Dempsey Hill. Housed in a gorgeous restored 1930s chapel, it’s no wonder The White Rabbit one of the best hidden Instagram-worthy places in Singapore! Marvel at the beautiful stained glass windows and treat yourself to some of their best menu offerings. While you’re here, make sure to pop by the whimsical gin and wine garden bar where you’ll find the restaurant’s iconic rabbit hole for a few mandatory shots! Even though the garden is still accessible, you won’t be able to enjoy a drink in the garden bar as it is temporarily closed.

Address: 39C Harding Road, S(249541)
Opening Hours:
Tues – Fri: 11.45am – 2.30pm, 6.15pm – 10pm
Sat – Sun: 11am – 2.30pm, 6.15pm – 10pm
How to get there:
Take the train on North South Line (Red Line) to Orchard MRT Station. Walk to Orchard Boulevard and take Bus 7. Alight seven stops later at CSC Dempsey Clubhouse. Walk along Harding Road for about nine minutes and you’ll see The White Rabbit. 

31. Loof

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If you just can’t get enough of neon signboards, then this is another restaurant in Singapore that’s filled with photo opportunities! Loof is an Instagram-worthy place in Singapore that serves up unique spins on local recipes or go for their value-for-money  happy hour deals too! ! Love the unobstructed view at Loof? Elevate your experience with some other best rooftop restaurants in Singapore!

Address: Odeon Towers Extension Rooftop, 331 North Bridge Rd, #03-07, S(188720)
Opening Hours:
Mon – Sat: 5pm – 10.30pm
How to get there:
Take a train on the North-South Line (Red Line) or East-West Line (Green Line) to City Hall MRT Station. The restaurant is a 5-minute walk from Raffles City Shopping Centre.

32. Koon Seng Road Peranakan shophouses

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Want to add a pop of colour into your Insta portfolio? You mustn’t miss out on these rainbow shop houses located on Koon Seng Road! Built in the 1920s, these Peranakan shophouses feature intricate motifs and unique tiling which will surely rake in many likes!  If you’re taking an #OOTD shot here, we suggest keeping to an all white outfit so as to stand out from all the vibrant colours. However, do note that you cannot enter the shop houses as they are private property. 

Address: 287 Joo Chiat Road, S(427540)
Opening Hours: 24/7
How to get there:
Take the train on the East-West Line (Green Line) to Eunos MRT Station. Then, take Bus 13 and alight two stops later after Lorong J Telok Kurau. Walk for about nine minutes on Koon Seng Road towards Dunman Food Centre and you’ll find yourself at these colourful shop houses!

33. NTU School of the Arts, Design and Media 

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Many of the hidden Instagram-worthy places in Singapore can be found on campuses, and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) is no exception. But with a campus that covers a whopping 490 acres of land, where exactly can you find the best photo spot? The answer is simple, look out for the space where the most creative minds gather — School of the Arts, Design and Media (ADM)! The ADM building consists of three interweaved blocks that are topped with a turfed roof for a seamless blend into NTU’s greenery. Take an architectural shot from a building opposite ADM or lay your picnic mat out on the turfed roof for a picnic-themed photoshoot! 

Address: Nanyang Technological University, 81 Nanyang Drive, S(637458)
How to get there:
Take a train on the East-West Line (Green Line) to Pioneer MRT Station. Then, take Bus 179 and alight seven stops later opposite Hall 8, Block 41. The ADM building is one minute walk away from the Bus stop. 

34. NTU The Hive

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Make the most out of your trip to NTU by visiting The Hive, another hidden Instagram-worthy place in Singapore that will garner you all the likes on your profile. The Hive is fondly known as the dim-sum basket building among NTU students and it’s easy to see how it got its nickname. It’s made up of 12 eight-storey circular towers that taper off towards the base — a striking resemblance to the stacking of dim-sum baskets at  Chinese restaurants. For the best shots, we suggest heading up to the top floor for a top down shot to capture the unique composition of this architectural design. But make sure to keep your volume down if you’re visiting during the semesters as there may be on-going classes!

Address: Nanyang Technological University, 52 Nanyang Avenue, S(639816)
Opening Hours: 24/7
How to get there:
Take a train on the East-West Line (Green Line) to Pioneer MRT Station. Then, take Bus 179 and alight 12 stops later at the Yunnan Garden. You’ll be able to spot the impressive building from the bus stop. Walk for about three minutes and you’ll arrive at The Hive!

35. Former House of Tan Teng Niah

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To capture more of Singapore’s vibrant culture and heritage, you’ve got to pay a visit to Little India! Here you’ll find one of the most colourful hidden Instagram-worthy places in Singapore tucked away in the Little India neighbourhood. Formerly the home of the late Businessman Tan Teng Niah, this two-storey villa is a historical landmark first built in the 1900 and later restored in the 1980s for commercial use. The restoration gave the building its rainbow riot of vivid colours, creating an interesting backdrop that’s fit for the ‘gram! To learn more about our country’s rich history, check out our list of historical places in Singapore!

Address: 37 Kerbau Road, S(219168)
Opening Hours: 24/7
How to get there:
Take the train on either the Downtown Line (Blue Line) or North-East Line (Purple Line) to Little India MRT Station. Come to street level via exit E and you should be able to see the villa on your left. Walk for about three minutes to arrive right outside the house. 

36. Victoria Lily Pond at Gardens By The Bay

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Gardens by the Bay is undoubtedly one of the most popular attractions in Singapore. But before you hurry your way to join the queue at the Cloud Forest or Flower Dome, drop by the Victoria Lily Pond for one of the best photo spots in the area! This hidden Instagram-worthy place in Singapore may require you to get your feet wet for a shot on the rock, but we assure you that the final results will make it all worthwhile. This is the perfect spot to capture the glistening water, green foliage, silver trees and Marina Bay Sands all in one frame!

Address: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, S(018953)
Opening Hours: Daily, 5am – 2am
How to get there:
Take the train on the Circle Line (Yellow Line) or Downtown Line (Blue Line) to Bayfront MRT Station. Walk from Exit B along the underground linkway to arrive at the Dragonfly Bridge. Walk for about eight minutes towards the Cloud Forest and turn right to arrive at the Golden Garden. The Victory Lily Pond is right behind the Golden Garden. Refer to the map below to plan your trip. 

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37. Old Hill Street Police Station

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The Old Hill Street Police Station is unmissable if you’re chilling around the Clarke Quay area. But the building wasn’t all so cheery back in the day. It was first first constructed in the 1930s, as a six-storey police station and barracks to  house more than 1,000 policemen and their families. Today, the 927 louvred windows are decked out in an array of colours to celebrate our vibrant history and also inject a sense of fun and liveliness to Hill Street! It also houses the Ministry of Communications and Information as well as the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth. This is a scene ought to be captured by any architecture photographers and will also look great on any Instagram feed! 

Address: 140 Hill Street, S(179369)
Opening Hours: 24/7
How to get there:
Take the train on the North-East Line (Purple Line) to Clarke Quay MRT Station. Come out from exit E and cross the Coleman Bridge. You will see the Old Hill Street Police Station on your left. 

38. Labrador Nature Reserve’s Berlayer Beacon

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Lighthouses are not a common sight in Singapore. Which is why the Berlayer Beacon, also known as the Berlayer Point Lighthouse, is one of the few hidden Instagram-worthy places in Singapore you’ve got to visit! This brick-red lighthouse stands at a height of seven metres and acts as a navigation guide for ships that pass through the channel between Labrador and Sentosa. We think this is a perfect photo spot for some hypebeast-looking shots — just make sure to arrive before the sun sets to capture the striking hue of the beacon! 

Pro Tip: Tune your images to high contrast to bring out the true magnificence of this lighthouse!

Address: 12 Port Road, S(117630)
Opening Hours: 24/7
How to get there:
Take the train on the Circle Line (Yellow Line) to Labrador Park MRT Station. Next to the station, you’ll find the Berlayer Creek boardwalk which will lead you to the beacon. 

39. The Red House

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Cafe-hopping with your friends in Joo Chiat? Take a short walk over to East Coast Road and you’ll find yourself face to face with this fire-engine-red building! Known aptly as The Red House or The Red House Bakery, this building once housed the Katong Bakery and Confectionery. Today, it’s home to the Micro Bakery & Kitchen cafe which boasts a clean white interior with retro tiled flooring that’s oh-so-Instagrammable! Be it now or then, The Red House is still a go-to place for breakfast gatherings with friends and family. For an artistic shot that will earn you some likes, we suggest using the selective colourisation effect. Simply desaturate the entire photos but keep The Red House colourised. 

Address: 63 East Coast Road, S(428776)
Opening Hours for Micro Bakery & Kitchen cafe:
Wed – Sun: 8.30am – 5pm
How to get there:
Take the train on the Circle Line (Yellow Line) to Mountbatten MRT Station. Then, take Bus 12 or Bus 14 and alight eight stops later opposite Roxy Square. Walk towards Ceylon Road and you’ll arrive at The Red House. 

40. Sengkang Sculpture Park

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What’s so special about a park in Sengkang, you may ask. But the Sengkang Sculpture Park is unlike any other parks in Singapore. Instead of filling the park with trees and plants, this recreational spot is decorated with marine themed sculptures. Pose near the whale sculptures and coloured ball sculptures to  amp up the artsy fartsy vibe on your Instagram account! 

Opening Hours: 24/7
How to get there:
Take the train on the North-East Line (Purple Line) to Sengkang MRT Station. Then, take Bus 83 and alight three stops later at Block 291A. Cross the road and you’ll find yourself at the park. 

41. Tampines Street 45 Block 497A

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HDBs are a familiar sight for Singaporeans but we often fail to appreciate their designs and aesthetic contributions to our urban landscape. However, if you slow down and observe these residential buildings, you may find that many of them have pleasing symmetry and unique patterns. One of the HDB custers to pay attention to is block 497A to 497K nestled in Tampines Street 45. This is about as close as you can get if you want to replicate the famous Hong Kong Yip Cheong Building and Choi Hung Estate Instagram vibes as the adjacent HDB blocks towers over the basketball court in the middle. We would definitely put this photo spot on the top of our list for places to take photos in Singapore!

Address:  Block 497A, Tampines Street 45, S(520497)
How to get there:
Take the train on Downtown Line (Blue Line) to Tampines East MRT Station. From exit A, switch to Bus 9, 12, 12e, 17, 34, 39, 59 or 518 and alight two stops later at Block 497D. Cut through the block to arrive at the basketball court. 

Time to hunt for some perfect Instagram-worthy places in Singapore!

Enlightened by these new findings? Then start planning your trips to these Instagram-worthy places! You can even get creative and shoot with these best disposable film cameras to achieve that vintage photo style that’s to-die-for. Or learn about the best cameras for beginners to get you that winning shot! Meanwhile, level up your game on Instagram with some photo editing apps for smartphones!

This article was updated on 21-08-2020. Additional research done by Iris Tan.

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