The past years I visited Singapore’s Changi Airport many times, but never managed to leave the airport and to explore the city itself. Finally, this year we booked a trip to this beautiful green and tiny country! We stayed for almost a week, which is enough time to explore the highlights. Here are my favourite photo spots around the Lion City.
1. Supertree Grove
We went to Gardens by the Bay to watch the free 15 minute Garden Rhapsody spectaculair light and music show at the Supertree Grove. What a wonderful experience! It is a daily show and starts at 7:45pm and the second at 8:45pm. It was very relaxing to just seat there and watch the show which had, during our visit, as theme Star Wars.
2. Rooftop 1-Altitude
Located on level 62, 1-Altitude is the tallest roof top bar in Singapore. The view is breathtaking and offers a 360 perspective of the whole city. You are actually higher than the Marina Bay rooftop bar, so you can look down on them. We visited 1-Altitude during sunset the admission is $30 and includes 1 drink.
3. Arab Street and Haji Lane
Nice area for a walk where you can find lots of cafes and restaurants, and the impressive Sultan Mosque. Don’t forget to visit the colourful Haji Lane, which is a little laneway off Arab street where you can find a lot of boutique shops and restaurants.
4. Walk like a tourist, eat like a local
When in Singapore and you love satay, you should go to satay street at La Pau Sat. Each night from 7pm, Boon Tat Street in the financial district is blocked to traffic and satay sellers set up their grills, put out folding tables and chairs and grill chicken, lamb, prawn or beef satay.
Satay street is in front of La Pau Sat, which is one of the most popular food markets in Singapore. La Pau Sat is the ideal location to find local food under one roof. Besides satay, you can find here the Chinese, Indonesian, Vietnamese, Indian and Malaysian cuisine. The food quality is good, and the prices are decent food market prices.
Chinatown in Singapore is a place not to be missed and perfect for a walk. You can get many cheap souvenirs here that are duplicated from store to store and it is a great place for photography. In Chinatown you will also find a Buddha Temple and a Hindi Temple which should both not be missed.
6. National Orchid Garden
The National Orchid Garden offers various types of orchids, many colors around, and a great place for photo opportunities. The entrance is $5.
7. Merlion area
The Merlion is the mythical symbol of Singapore and a touristic spot to take selfies. This Merlion statue is 8.7 metres tall and spurts water into the Marina Bay. From this spot you will also have a beautiful view of Marina Bay Sands hotel. Near Merlion is the Helix bridge, a pedestrian bridge between Marina Centre with Marina South in the Marina Bay area.