My guide to the must visit spots for photos in Singapore is here! My Singapore Photo Itinerary delves into the locations throughout Singapore that I visited to get my photos seen on my Instagram @codiezofia. Futuristic architecture and lush green spaces create the perfect backdrop for photos. During my four days there I didn’t scratch the surface with the amount of locations Singapore has to offer. But nonetheless, the photo locations I suggest are utter perfection and like me you will love the photos you get. I will dive into information on the location, best times to visit, ideas for photos and of course outfits! So continue reading for my recommendations on where to go to get those Instaworthy shots.
Flower Dome and Cloud Forest – Gardens by the bay
Gardens by the bay is heaven for photos. The Flower Dome and the Cloud Forest is another perfect opportunity to get snap happy and take an abundance of photos. The ticket allows you to visit both domes. Plenty of flowers await you within the flower dome. The largest greenhouse in the world, showcasing exotic plants from five continents that are displayed in nine different gardens. The flower field awaits for you to take in the beauty and colours, full of an array of roses and what Singapore is renowned for, Orchards. If flowers aren’t for you the succulent garden and Australian garden are ideal for a range of exotic plants.
Tropical highlands await within the Cloud Forest. Orchids, pitcher plants and ferns from the tropical Montane Region. As soon as one walks in the world’s tallest indoor waterfall, standing at 35 metres greets you. Walk your way up the forest via boardwalks, taking in the numerous range of plants and flowers. Strategically designed to allow visitors to experience what grows on a highest point on the mountains. The Lost World showcases vegetation usually seen at 2,000 metres above sea level. I strongly suggest arriving to the Cloud Forest as soon as it opens, especially if you are wanting to achieve a photo of yourself in front of the waterfall without any people in it. A flowy maxi dress is ideal for those twirling and dramatic walking shots.
Best time to visit: As soon as it opens for less crowds for those perfect shots (9am)
Price: $28 for both the Flower Dome and Cloud Forest
Outfit: Flowy maxi dress for perfect twirling shots. I am wearing a Camilla Inside My Mind Long Tie Front Dress.
Supertree Grove – Gardens by the bay
One of the many iconic sights in Singapore, we thought it would be the best way to start the trip. Eighteen Supertrees are scattered throughout Gardens by the bay, twelve being located within Supertree Grove. Measuring between 25-50 metres tall, the tallest standing at sixteen stories high. Over 169,000 plants compromising of 200 species cover the supertrees. The variety of different shots and angles one can get while here is astounding. From numerous different angles whilst on the ground of the Supertrees, incorporating the famous Marina Bay Sands or opt for shots of the array of trees. Walk, twirl and use the seating around the trees to get a variety of different photos. If you know me well, you know that my favourite designer is Camilla. As soon as I saw the inside my mind long tie front dress, I knew I needed it and especially to bring the vision I had for the photos I wanted in Supertree Grove and the Cloud Forest. Needless to say the dress completed how stunning the photos came out.
Best time to visit: Early – Mid Morning or late afternoon for sunset shots
Outfit: Flowy maxi dress for perfect twirling shots. I am wearing the Camilla Inside My Mind Long Tie Front Dress.
Dinner: Ce La Vi
Sitting high on top of Marina Bay Sands is the iconic Ce La Vi Restaurant. 360 degree views of the Singapore skyline and bay await you. Having experienced dinner previously here, there was no better place to celebrate my sisters 21st. I didn’t bring my camera, so I opted for a classic holding of the cocktail above Gardens by the bay taken on my iPhone. While up there take a walk from where the famous infinity pool is, right around to the other side overlooking Gardens By The Bay. This will allow for an abundance of photos from an array of perspectives, showcasing all that Singapore has to offer.
Best time to visit: Just before sunset
Price: Making a reservation for dinner or drinks allows you free access, to go to the viewing platform you will need to pay $24.
Outfit: Smart casual
Supertree Light Show – Gardens by the bay
The canopies come alive to the sound of music each night at 7:45pm and 8:45pm. A variety of themed shows happen throughout the year, we were lucky enough to experience Opera In The Gardens. An array of opera from its golden age, created a romantic and whimsical vibe whilst the lights dazzled. A rainbow of colours dance across the trees to the rhythm of the music. Be sure to arrive early to secure a great vantage point to see the show in all its glory. The variety of colours allows you to get an abundance of photos.
Best time to visit: There is two sessions for the light show, be sure to arrive early to secure a great spot.
Formerly known as the Old Hill Police Station, it now houses the Ministry of Communication and Information. Neo-classical architecture teamed with its renowned colourful windows is a perfect backdrop. Due to this the variety of photos one can get here is endless. Go for a wide angle shot to capture the entire building or get up close and make a feature of the rainbow windows in the backdrop. Early morning, preferably on a weekend is ideal to get a photo without any traffic or people walking past.
Best time to visit: Early morning
Outfit: Neutrals to allow all the focus to be on the bright colours. I am wearing a Camilla playsuit
Merloin and Marina Bay Sands
The famous symbol of Singapore, looks over the Marina Bay. The backdrop to the Merlion is the equally famous Marina Bay Sands and the ArtScience Museum. Walk around the area to get a variety of different shots and angles. Be prepared for a heap of people to be surrounding the Merlion to get a photo of themselves with it. Be sure to visit at night if possible to see the Merlion and the Marina Bay Sands lit which offers a different perspective and more photo opportunities.
Best time to visit: Early to mid morning
Outfit: Neutrals or blues to coordinate with the architecture. I am wearing a Isabelle Quinn Cloe Cami, Isabelle Quinn Safia Short, London Rebel sandals, Saint Laurent Université Bag and Saint Laurent Arty Ovale Ring.
Koon Seng Road – Joo Chiat
Lined with pastel coloured houses dating back 180 years. Koon Seng Road is the perfectly muted background needed for those outfit shots or simply to snap a photo of the stunning architecture. The detailing on each perfectly pastel abode will make you want to move in asap. Approximately a fifteen minute taxi ride from the CBD it is worth the trip. Take a walk around the surrounding streets to see what hidden gems you can come across for even more perfect photos.
Best time to visit: Any time
Price: Free, depending on where you are staying you will have to pay for a taxi
Do you have any favourite places in Singapore or any favourite photos from my trip? Let me know in the comments below!