INSTRAGRAMMABLE PLACES IN SINGAPORE

Singapore is known for its temple, beautiful gardens and parks, iconic landmark and advanced architectural style and designs like no other. With these it is hard to resist for every travellers not to post for pictures and share travel experiences on Instagram like me and thought…why not share?

EAST COAST  PARK

This is a place where locals and tourists flock to for the variety of sporting, entertainment and dining attractions. A great place to just sit back and relax while enjoying the coastal breeze and the warm rays of the sun.

Feeling hungry? no worries there are arrays of restaurants, coffee shops and bars along the beaches to sip on a cocktail or grab a bite. On weekends this is a place where family and friends would gather together to have a picnic by the beach under the coconut palms. The area offers a picnic tables and a public barbecue grill.

The place is very famous for cyclist and joggers. The park is shady with lots of green trees and very organised from their bicycle lanes, jogging track and other park amenities. You can rent a bicycle here and cycle all the way to Garden’s by the Bay East, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore Flyer and it’s cityscape.

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BICYCLE PARK AT BOON LAY MRT STATION

I was impressed with their double-layer bicycle tender located at the ground level of the Boon Lay MRT Station in the Jurong area. It was early morning when I passed by in this area. I was heading to the waiting station for our shuttle service going to Malaysia when the double-layer bicycle tender caught my attention that I can’t resist to not take a photo. 

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HAW PAR VILLA

Commonly known as Tiger Balm Gardens has over 1000 statues and 150 dioramas depicting various Chinese folklore and mythologies. The theme park was built by the two brothers Aw Boon Haw and Aw Boom Par, with the intention of making it a place where parents can take their children to teach them about morality and proper conduct.

Some of the depictions are very detailed which makes the place a little creepy for children, and even for some adults too. The most famous attractions for adults here is the diorama of the “Ten Stage of Hell”. According to Chinese mythology, a soul passes through a series of courts before it can enter heaven. A punishment awaits to those who are proven unworthy.

Haw Par Villa may not be your average tourist attraction but it still must a place to see especially if you are fond of Chinese culture and mythology.

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CHINESE AND JAPANESE GARDEN

This is an ideal place to go and visit if you are looking for some peace and serenity.  The Chinese Garden has a good bonsai collections, and various pavilions, pagodas, streams  and states of Chinese heroes. Both gardens are very popular with photographers and lately cosplayers.

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You can climb the spiral stairs of the Pagoda to catch a great view of the garden and the nearby Jurong Lake and golf course.

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spiral stairs of Chinese pagoda
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at the top of  the Chinese pagoda

MARINA BAY WALK

Whether you are looking for a lovely place to walk, malls filled with great shops or delicious cuisines in fine restaurants, Marina Bay has just something for everyone to offer. Most people from all walk of life gather here and enjoy the sunset view while some taking their time strolling along the waterfront promenade while enjoying the beautiful view of all sights and attractions from the water, on board a river taxi.

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HAJI LANE 

Fashionista Paradise as they say, this little gem is tucked away from the narrow alleys located in the Kampong Glam neighbourhood of Singapore. This street in the Arab Quarter now stands out as one of the must-do-shopping experiences. Here you can find a collection of vintage items, quirky designs, colorful dresses and even vintage cameras. The lane itself has lots of candy colored shops houses and interesting murals which is great for picture-taking.

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THE ARAB QUARTER

This area of Singapore is full of vibrant colorful shops offering various items for sale such as hand-knotted Persian rugs and carpets, leather, perfumes, patchwork quilt, colorful textiles, and baskets. The heart of the quarter is the Masjid Sultan Mosque which was built in 1928. Surrounded the mosque are restored-shop houses, street arts and restaurant’s that offers a distinctive Middle Eastern cuisines and experience.

The Masjid Sultan Mosque is considered the “national” mosque of Singapore. This place of worship is definitely worth a visit, no matter what one’s religious beliefs.

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ROCHOR CENTRE FLATS

Known as the iconic housing blocks of Singapore. It is a group of buildings in Singapore built by the Housing and Development Board. Way back in 1960s, there was a large number of people living in a slum-like condition with poor sanitation due to the insufficient housing for Singapore’s increasing population. It was then that Rocher Centre was built and completed in 1977 to take residents and businesses that was uprooted across the city.

Rocher Centre is situated in the business districts in Bugis. It leaves a strong impression on the urban landscapes of Singapore with its colorful facades. However, this centre will gradually fade with its vivid colors into the pages of history as it makes way for the upcoming North-South Expressway.

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 FUTURE WORLD @ARTSCIENCE MUSEUM

Find yourself at the centre of the universe, as the light body of the installation responds to your mass and motion. This stunning artwork is created with teamLab’s Interactive 4-D Vision Technology and more than 17,000 LED lights, giving the illusion of stars moving in space.

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OLD HILL STREET POLICE STATION

Formally known as the MICA Building home to the Ministry of Communications and Information and the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth. It is officially opened in 1934, and was the largest government building in Singapore at the time.

This iconic landmark in Singapore is one  of travellers favorites place to pose for a picture because of its symmetrically designed facade painted in shaded of rainbow colors.

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CLOUD FORESTS -GARDENS BY THE BAY

A mysterious world veiled in mist; the Cloud Forest is a 35 metre tall mountain covered in lush vegetation shrouding the world’s tallest indoor waterfall that attract the most visitor with its jaw-dropping architecture, spiralling walkways from the top of the world’s tallest waterfall that rains down from over 100 feet above.

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FLOWER DOME – GARDENS BY THE BAY

The largest glass greenhouse in the world as listed in the 2015 Guinness World Records! Here you will discover not only the amazing beauty of the plants and flowers, but how they have also adopted to the cool-dry environments.IMG_1459

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Blossom Bliss – Cherry Blossom Festival.

BOTANIC GARDENS

Singapore’s oldest garden is a treasure trove for plant lovers or those who simply want to have a good time outdoors.

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MADAME TUSSAUDS

A place where you get to rub shoulders with your favorite icons.  Breakfast at Tiffanys with Audrey Hepburn 🙂

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HOOTERS SINGAPORE – CLARKE QUAY

While waiting for your orders why take a pose in their iconic owl logo 🙂

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Photographs are my best souvenir from my travels. Taking great pictures helps me to see in details and notice the beauty around me and helps me to truly live in the present. 

 

 

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9 thoughts on “INSTRAGRAMMABLE PLACES IN SINGAPORE”

    1. Yeah! Chinese garden offers a unique landscape. The main characteristic is the integration of splendid architectural features with natural environment. I will write more about this place in my next article. 🙂

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