Singapore is one of the most incredible places I’ve ever been to – it is literally a city within a garden rather than a garden within a city. There are so many plants in Singapore that even buildings are built in a way where vines can drape from balconies and trees can grow along the walls. You can only imagine how many instargrammable places there are in Singapore! There is even a National Tree Planting Day on November 7th each year where politicians and citizens plant and adopt trees. Singapore is also known as “Fine City” (besides being fine you can also get fined). Gum is banned unless you have a medical prescription (otherwise you get a fine, especially for selling it). Connecting to someone else’s wifi is considered hacking: fine. Feeding pigeons: Fine. Spitting in public: Fine. Not flushing the toilet? You guessed it: Fine! In fact, the elevators in Singapore are equipped with urine detection devices that detect the smell of urine, close the doors, and set off an alarm until the police arrive. Oh and of course, a fine.
The Most Instagrammable Places in Singapore
Kampong Glam is a vibrant & colorful neighborhood with many small shops and restaurants and a gorgeous Mosque. It is located right by the Singapore river and is definitely one of the most Instagrammable places in Singapore!
2. Sri Mariamman Temple
The Sri Mariamman Temple dates all the way back to the 1800’s – making it the oldest Hindu temple in Singapore. It is absolutely incredible and a must see! You can also come there during local religious services for a truly unforgettable experience.
3. Parkroyal on Pickering
I have never seen anything like the Parkroyal on Pickering – there are hundreds if not thousands of unique buildings covered in plants but none like this!
5. ArtScience Museum
It’s been an increasingly popular trend on Instagram to take pictures in different galleries and the ArtScience Museum fits right in. Although mostly tailored towards kids, The Future World Exhibit does have this incredible digital universe which is appropriate for all ages!
4. Helix Bridge
Take a walk on the Helix Bridge towards the Marina Bay Sands area – it is incredible.
5. Gardens by the Bay
You’ve likely seen pictures like this one hundreds of times but the reality is, it’s hard not to take one! There are literally more than a million plants here – unreal.
6. The Orchid
Nested on the property of the stunning Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore also known as Singapore’s Second Botanic Garden, is this incredible 7-meter-tall Orchid Dome which showcases incredible tropical orchids that epitomize Singapore’s natural heritage. You can go inside too!
7. Old Hill Street Police Station
Although it’s very tough to take a picture here because of all the incoming traffic – the Old Hill Street Police Station is a colorful masterpiece which is a must see!
8. Orchard Road
Orchard Road is the 5th Avenue of Singapore, it is vibrant, lively and glamorous. Like most blocks in Singapore, it is also full of unique architecture!
9. Marina Bay Sands
Marina Bay Sands is everything that they say it is: massive & incredible. Your visit to Singapore will not be complete without seeing or experiencing the hotel, perhaps for a nightcap?
10. Flower Dome
The epitome of “Instagrammable” is definitely the Flower Dome – a large glass greenhouse with an incredible variety of plants and flowers. Make sure you check out when the misting hours are for the ultimate experience!