From the infinity pool in Crazy Rich Asians to brightly coloured buildings, Singapore has loads of Instagramable spots to fill up your social media feed – here are all the top sites, and the hottest hashtags to use
Tourists are setting their sights on Singapore for the holidays instead of heading to Hong Kong (apparently because of the Hong Kong protests), and for good reason. There are a load of Instagramable spots this beautiful the Lion City has to offer – including the infinity pool at the Marina Bay Sands featured in Crazy Rich Asians.
From the stunningly vibrant to the technically cool, we’ve highlighted the places you’ll want to add to your social media feed.
House of Tan Teng Niah, Little India
Snap a selfie in front of the former house of Tan Teng Niah, a Chinese businessman who owned several confectionery factories along Serangoon Road nearby.
The two-storey villa, which was restored and conserved in the 1980s, is the perfect Instagram spot because of its rainbow-painted exterior.
The house, built in 1900, also features the rare pintu pagar, or pair of half doors in front of a traditional Straits Chinese (Chinese immigrants who came from Malaysia to settle in Singapore) house. Since pintu pagar were the first thing a guest would see, the Straits Chinese often decorated or carved them to showcase their wealth or status.
While you’re in Little India, be sure to check out the beautiful Hindu temples or sample local Indian cuisine at the Tekka Centre.
Potential hashtags: #MrTanTheCandyMan #LittleIndiaBigColours
Address: Gholia’s Village, 37 Kerbau Road
Supertree Grove, Gardens by the Bay
Live your fullest Avatar fantasy with the Supertrees at Gardens by the Bay, Singapore’s unique vertical garden canopies that mimic supersized, alien trees.
The Supertrees in Gardens by the Bay are between 25 metres and 50 metres tall, and look good from the ground or while you walk on the OCBC Skyway. The sky bridge makes you feel like you’re floating above the ground in this ethereal green universe.
Pro-tip: For a full-day selfie series, catch these giant trees in the day and then again at night for the Garden Rhapsody light and sound show. The show begins at 7:45pm and 8:45pm nightly.
Potential hashtags: #GardensByTheBayMakeMyDay #LandscapingGoals #GardenInspo
Address: 18 Marina Gardens Dr
Koon Seng Road
Like something out of the Candy Crush universe, Koon Seng Road is definitely the most photogenic street in Singapore and no selfie expert would dare miss this perfect photo-op when visiting the Little Red Dot.
A row of confectionery-coloured, pastel-dream houses line the road, built in the 1920s by the Straits Chinese.
Reach all new Insta-heights by coordinating your outfit to match these dreamy houses in lilac, mint green and blush pink tones.
Potential hashtags: #PastelDream #DontMakeMeBlush #MintCondition #ICouldLilacThisAllDay
An out-of-this-world selfie demands to be taken at the world’s first ArtScience Museum, at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. The museum, which opened in 2011, has a permanent exhibition, Future World, where many a seasoned selfie-taker has flexed his or her photography skills.
The Crystal Universe at Future World features interactive 4D Vision technology and more than 170,000 LED lights to look like stars moving in space.
The exterior isn’t half-bad either; designed by architect Moshe Safdie, the ArtScience museum is shaped like a lotus flower or outstretched hand, depending on where you’re standing.
Potential hashtags: #ThisIsMySpaceJam
Address: The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 6 Bayfront Avenue
Old Hill Street Police Station
If Elle Woods designed government buildings, this would be it.
Grab your wand of narcissus for the best wide-shot selfie on our list: the 927 rainbow-coloured windows of the Old Hill Street Police Station.
Situated in the corner of Hill Street and River Valley Road, this former police station features neoclassical architecture and the most adorable colour-coordinated background.
Address: 140 Hill Street
Note – This story was originally published on SCMP and has been republished on this website