Explore Singapore’s Aesthetic- From Instagrammable to Hidden Gems

We understand that it is all about capturing the now and making it last, but have you ever thought, why not do that with a twist? Maybe you could enjoy spectacular views and click away with your cameras! We have the perfect guide curated with the spots you will love to check out! Spice up your Instagram feed and find out a little more about Singapore as you go along. Make sure to grab your phones, cameras, and other pieces of equipment before you head to the locations!


Capitol Tower

Capitol Tower

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If you are really into capturing the essence of retro buildings while also getting easy access to the place for convenience, you should check out the Capitol Theatre near City Hall MRT station! While getting your pictures at the area, do check out the building itself when you get a chance to watch a concert here! You might want to come here once the sun sets to enjoy this beautiful view while taking your photos.


Address: 17 Stamford Rd, Singapore 178907


Art Science Museum

Art Science Museum: Future World

Photo credit: Jasmine Teo


Maybe if you prefer to see and take photos of more artsy exhibitions, you can check out the iconic Art Science Museum! Giving you a variety of options to explore and see the unique styles of art come to life, photography is the way you can do them justice. Some exhibitions that you can visit now include the Future World, all about science and art combined. Radical Curiosity incorporates design with science along the 20th century, Hope from Chaos, which is dedicated to showing the struggles faced during this COVID-19 pandemic. The Attack On Titan exhibition is dedicated to all anime lovers. Click here to find out more!


Address: 6 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018974

Opening hours: 10am-7pm (Last entry at 6pm)


Johor Strait Lighthouse

Johor Strait Lighthouse

Photo credit: Leslie Wong


If you are a fan of the sea view, you need to get to this lighthouse! Situated at the other end of Singapore, the Johor Strait Lighthouse gives you a glimpse of Malaysia and nature at its finest. Standing at 12 metres, this beautiful lighthouse gets you a unique and one-of-a-kind picture that is unknown to many. You should come when the sun sets and quickly click your best shot to get the best view.

Address: 10 Tuas West Dr, Singapore 638404

Opening hours: 8am-10pm


ION Sky

ION Sky

Photo credit: ION Orchard


While we refer to Orchard as the biggest shopping district in Singapore, we often disregard the other places and amenities. Orchard has to offer to us. Did you know that at the top of the shopping mall ION Orchard, ION Sky, Singapore's top skyline, gives you the best bird's eye view of the city. 56 levels above ground and elevated 218 metres into the clouds, this view poses with multiple colours of the sky for you to snap away using natural lighting. There are also seasonal exhibits and pop-ups for you to view and pose with while you are there. Once you have finished dining in at Orchard, make sure to head up and check this place out. Or you may also choose to experience sky-high dining at 1-Atico.

Address: 2 Orchard Turn, ION Orchard, Level 55/56, Singapore 238801

Opening hours: 3pm-6pm


People’s Park Complex

People's Park Complex Rooftop

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Are you feeling nostalgic? Imagine all of Singapore's glory as of the backdrop of your picture. Built in 1973, The People's Park Complex is known for its delicious cuisines for everyone to savour. At the same time, this complex boasts bright colours such as yellow and green with a unique rundown view and takes away the attention from your usual pop of colour pictures on Instagram. These muted colours help create your photos to look darker than usual while also capturing the main essence of the place. Take your time while you are there to soak in the view and reminisce your memories back in the day.

Address: 1 Park Road, Singapore 059108


Esplanade Roof Terrace

Esplanade Roof Garden

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Calling out all nature lovers to check out this spot because this might be your favourite one ever! While you are exploring the area near Esplanade, feel free to check out their Roof Terrace. Take a stroll along the area and take a break from the hustle and bustle of your daily life by having a picnic and relaxing with your company. Take a photo with Singapore's modern skyline at any time of the day, giving you the best source of natural lighting. With greenery all around you, this place will up your photo game and give your Instagram a break from all the distinct colours.

Address: 8 Raffles Ave, Singapore 039802


The Mill

The Mill

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If you are into a darker aesthetic, especially after getting inspired by the recent movie Batman, this alluring place will bring you the feeling of traveling to a vintage European town. This Gotham City look-alike was designed by Swan & Maclaren alongside James Adams, bringing you other pieces such as the Art Deco style of Parkview Square. From taking pictures in front of the building to having individual mural pieces along with the car park, you have many options to choose from and get in the mood for a photo shoot. Pose before the vintage cars, check out the garden terrace area on the sixth floor, or enter the café Alchemist for their famous cup of espresso-based coffee. To match the exterior of the building, this café has a one-of-a-kind Victorian theme with a beautiful chandelier in the middle.


Address: 5 Jln Kilang, Singapore 159405


Lasalle College of Arts

Lasalle

Photo credit: ST Photo


Another spot you need to see is Lasalle! It only makes sense that this campus caters to aesthetics since it is an art school. Keep an eye out for their architecture, as each one has intricate designs which act as an inspiration for students. Remember to capture the essence of the buildings by taking photos in different angles for the gram!


Address: 1 McNally St, Singapore 187940

Opening hours: Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm


The Future Of Us Pavilion

The Future Of Us Pavilion

Photo credit: Natalia Marzec


Did you know that this Lattice Structure from the 'The Future of Us' exhibit pavilion is now a permanent Singapore landmark? Yes, you heard that right! This remarkable place near Gardens By The Bay was given the prize of the German Design Award in 2018. With each picture you take, you can expect the lighting to be at its best while also trying to use different angles and lighting to get reflections and play around with the structure. It is highly recommended to visit this spot when the light is still out so that you can play around with your skills while shooting.

Address: 30 Marina Boulevard, S(018953)


Marina Square Maze

Marina Square Maze

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A maze where you can also get some good pictures for the gram? Yes, please! Combining a little adventure and aesthetics, find yourself immersed in trying to find a way out and eventually getting lost in between shoots. You can visit this place at any time of the day and go in full costume if you want to and take any types of pictures with different angles. Getting shots from above might be better to get the overall place. This would be an emergency fire escape route if you did not know.

Address: Marina Square, 6 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039594


Old Hill Street Police Station

Old Hill Street Police Station

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For all you colour fanatics, if you are tired of seeing the usual black and white or neutral colour photos, you should definitely check out this place! Built-in 1934, the Old Hill Street Police Station is now a place for the Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Communications and Information. With each of their shutters painted in assorted colours, this rainbow building is situated at Hill Street for you to take aesthetic pictures. While you are there, be careful of the traffic and try to get a shot of the building from across the street to capture the building in all its glory.

Address: 140 Hill St, Singapore 179369


Helix Bridge

Helix Bridge

One of the most underrated structures in Singapore is this Helix Bridge located at Downtown Core. Pedestrians use this bridge to get to Marina Bay from the Esplanade and City Hall district. You should not miss another skyline in Singapore you should not miss as you click pictures of the beautiful scenery across town. As you might already have identified, this structure is inspired by a DNA strand that combines double-helix structures of stainless steel.


Address: Downtown Core


Japanese Cemetery Park

Japanese Cemetery Park

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Haven't been to Japan and seen the cherry blossom trees? Not to worry, this Japanese Cemetery Park looks like a replica of cherry blossom trees, except it's actually pink bougainvillea flowers adorning the area. You might be wondering why this place is called the Japanese Cemetery. This park holds the ashes of the Japanese soldiers, marines, and airmen killed during World War II in 1945. With the remains of the Japanese war criminals around the area, this place has been declared a memorial park since 1987, holding and remembering what our forefathers went through during those tough times back in the day.


Address: 22 Chuan Hoe Ave, Singapore 549854

Opening hours: Mon- Sat, 7am-7pm


Photo-editing


Before you go, I am quite sure you could use some photography advice. To enhance your photos, you can use the app Lightroom, which is downloadable from App Store or Play Store, which you can play around with the settings to achieve pictures that look like they have been taken on a professional camera! Instead of editing photos on photoshop, you can use VSCO, a trendy app for different use, such as adding filters or simply playing around with Instagram filters!

We hope you enjoyed this piece! If you are interested in exploring Singapore and looking for more unique instagrammable spots, feel free to check out themed tours that Monster Day Tours offers here! You can also check out our previous blog on 12 IG-Worthy Cafes in Singapore to visit once you have finished taking some perfect shots that are ready to be posted to the gram!





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