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My photography and instagram worthy places in Singapore

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

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.

 

Supertree Grove

Spectaculair Supertree Grove

 

Supertree Grove

At night, these trees came alive in a music and light show.

 

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.

 

Rooftop 1-Altitude

 

The view is breathtaking, and when you can enjoy it with a G&T it gets even better!

 

Rooftop 1-Altitude views

 

The rooftop bar offers 360 degrees views

 

An impression of the bar itselfs

 

Love the night view of Singapore

 

 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.

 

Arab Street where you will find lots of restaurants

Arab Street where you will find lots of restaurants

 

The golden domes Sultan Mosque

The golden dome Sultan Mosque

 

Graffiti in Haji Lane

 

Haji Lane is one of the few places in Singapore you’ll see graffiti

 

If you’ve ever been to Amsterdam you will probably recognize this I am sign from “I Amsterdam”

 

Colourful streetart

 

Haji Lane, don’t miss it when you are in Singapore!

 

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.

 

Satay Street is in front of La Pau Sat, a local food market where you can get cheap Asian dishes

 

Delicious satay from satay street

 

There are 8 stalls to get your best satay

 

Inside La Pau Sat

 

Enjoying a delicious noodle soup and a Tiger beer

 

5. Chinatown 

 

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.

 

Colourful lanterns in Chinatown

 

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, which you can find in the centre of Chinatown

 

Visiting Buddha Tooth Relic Temple is free of charge

 

Many Buddha’s

 

Lanterns in the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple

 

Near the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple you will find the Hindi temple, Sri Mariamman Temple

 

So many details, Sri Mariamman Temple

 

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.

 

In Orchid garden you will see a variety in orchids

 

Such a colourful place to visit

 

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.

 

Merlion with a view of Marina Bay Sands

 

Marina Bay Sands, unfortunately it rained during our visit and we had grey skies

 

Enjoying the view

 

Helix Bridge, it poured rain when I took this picture. Otherwise I would have stayed longer. What an impressive bridge!

 

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