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Getting the perfect Instagram picture isn’t as easy as it sounds. You need to have good lighting, a nice #ootd, the right filter… and lastly, a catchy caption. But most of the time, the deal-maker or deal-breaker lies in your backdrop.

If you’re running out of aesthetic places in Singapore for your weekly post or need some inspiration, we’ve unearthed 10 of the most Instagrammable spots in Singapore. After all, we’re not ranked as the 10th most Instagrammable country in the world for nothing. Most of these places will cost you zero cents, give you a filled camera roll and hopefully garner you a few more likes than usual.


1.Gardens By The Bay

You’ve probably seen tons of pictures of friends or online personalities posing with flowers at Gardens By The Bay, so you’ve got to admit that it’s an iconic place of interest for locals and tourists alike. Some displays run seasonally, such as Floral Fantasy, a floral attraction which showcases lush blooms, a high level of artistry and attractive installations through four garden landscapes, each featuring a different concept. Admission to Floral Fantasy for adults is at $12 for Singapore residents.

Not that big on flowers? The Cloud Forest also makes for an equally good Instagram shot. Tip: Try to catch the golden hour (the hour shortly before sunset) – that’s when the light hits the dome in the right places, softening sharp angles with warm golden hues.

Gardens By The Bay is at 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953, tel: 6420 6848.


2. Jewel Changi

When it comes to Instagrammable spots in Singapore, we can’t miss out Jewel Changi, the place that has been filling our social media feeds over the last few months since its opening earlier this April. Besides the HSBC Rain Vortex, there are tons of photo spots sprawled all over Jewel Changi, from the highest level all the way down to the basement, namely the Shiseido Forest Valley, Bamboo Forest, Canopy Park and Petal Garden, which is filled with lush greenery and blooms.

Also, thanks to Jewel Changi’s glass dome structure, there are plenty of chances to play with light and shadow, which will enhance your photo composition.

Jewel Changi is at 78 Airport Blvd, Singapore 819666, tel: 6956 9898.


3. ArtScience Museum

It’s pretty hard to miss the ArtScience Museum within the integrated resort of Marina Bay Sands. Resembling an outstretched hand, there are plenty of photo-taking opportunities inside and outside of the museum.

Encapsulating the intersection of art, science, design, media, architecture and technology, the museum has showcased exciting (and aesthetic) exhibitions, such as Floating Utopias and Future World: Where Art Meets Science exhibitions, the epitome of the new trend of “Instagrammable” art. Admission to the latter is at $12.80 for Singapore residents.

ArtScience Museum is at 6 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018974, tel: 6688 8826.


4. Joo Chiat Road

Joo Chiat Road is one of the best places to find some of the oldest Peranakan shophouses remaining in Singapore. The pastel-hued structures date back to the mid-1930s when they were the homes of the wealthy merchants who flaunted their wealth by decorating their homes with ornate facades, intricate motifs and ceramic tiles. With so many beautiful, historic buildings side by side, no wonder the road has earned the reputation of being one of the most Instagrammable places in Singapore. Just look at how the candy colours add such so much personality to the pictures!