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Unveiling the Architectural Wonders: 10 Unique Buildings in Singapore


Singapore City Skyline
Singapore City Skyline

Welcome to the Lion City, where the skyline is a canvas painted with architectural marvels. Singapore boasts a blend of tradition and innovation, and this blog post is your guide to the city's unique buildings as we explore 10 unique buildings that not only redefine the city's skyline but also offer an Instagrammable feast for your eyes. Let's embark on a journey through the streets to discover these gems.


1. The Hive (NTU Learning Hub)

Our first stop is The Hive, also known as the NTU Learning Hub, nestled within the lush campus of Nanyang Technological University. This avant-garde building resembles a giant beehive and is the perfect blend of functionality and futuristic design. The open, collaborative spaces inside make it a haven for students and a haven for Instagrammers looking for that insta-worthy shot of innovative architecture.


Address: 50 Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639798


The Hive (Credit ArchDaily)
The Hive (Credit ArchDaily)

2. Parkroyal on Pickering

Moving into the heart of the city, we find the Parkroyal on Pickering, a hotel that seamlessly integrates with nature. The terraced gardens cascading down the building's facade create a stunning green oasis in the urban jungle. It's not just a hotel; it's a living, breathing part of Singapore's landscape.


Address: 3 Upper Pickering Street, Singapore 058289


 Parkroyal Collection Pickering  (Credit Booking.com)
 Parkroyal Collection Pickering  (Credit Booking.com)

3. The Interlace

Prepare to be mesmerized by The Interlace, a residential complex that defies convention. With its interconnected, stacked blocks forming a mesmerizing hexagonal pattern, this architectural gem is as Insta-worthy as it gets. Get ready to capture the unconventional beauty that defines this living space.


Address: 180 Depot Road, Singapore 109684


The Interlace Singapore (Credit ArchDaily)
The Interlace Singapore (Credit ArchDaily)

4. Art Science Museum

Shaped like an open lotus flower, the Art Science Museum at Marina Bay Sands is a beacon of creativity. Housing a diverse range of exhibits that seamlessly blend art and science, the museum's design is a symbol of Singapore's commitment to fostering a culture of innovation. The unique structure provides countless angles for Instagram-worthy shots, both inside and out. Explore the exhibits and add a touch of art to your Instagram feed.


Address: 6 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018974


Art Science Museum (Credit Singapore Tourism Board)
Art Science Museum (Credit Singapore Tourism Board)

5. Reflections at Keppel Bay

Designed by Daniel Libeskind, Reflections at Keppel Bay is a residential development that's a feast for the eyes. The undulating towers against the backdrop of the bay create a stunning visual. As the sun sets, this location transforms into an Instagrammable haven with the city lights reflecting on the water.


Address: 1 Keppel Bay View, Singapore 098402


Reflections at Keppel Bay (Credit ArchDaily)
Reflections at Keppel Bay (Credit ArchDaily)

6. Henderson Waves

Transitioning from buildings to bridges, the Henderson Waves stands as a remarkable piece of architecture. This pedestrian bridge, the highest in Singapore, features undulating waves made of natural wood and steel, providing a picturesque setting against the lush greenery. It's the perfect spot for an Insta-worthy stroll.

and a scenic spot to enjoy panoramic views of the city.


Address: Southern Ridges, connects Mount Faber Park to Telok Blangah Hill Park


Henderson Waves (Credit Archello)
Henderson Waves (Credit Archello)

7. The Star Vista

Nestled in the Buona Vista neighborhood, The Star Vista is a contemporary structure that houses a mall and a performing arts center. Its unique, spherical design, resembling an eye, catches the attention of passersby. The interior is equally impressive, with modern amenities and a vibrant atmosphere.


Address: 1 Vista Exchange Green, Singapore 138617


The Star Vista (Credit TimeOut)
The Star Vista (Credit TimeOut)

8. Sultan Mosque

Our final stop brings us to the historic district of Kampong Glam, where the Sultan Mosque stands as an architectural and cultural icon. With its stunning golden dome and intricate details, the mosque blends Islamic and Malay styles, offering a glimpse into Singapore's rich heritage.


Address: 3 Muscat Street, Singapore 198833


Sultan Mosque (Credit Alamy)
Sultan Mosque (Credit Alamy)


9. Marina Bay Sands

No list of Singapore's unique buildings is complete without mentioning Marina Bay Sands. The iconic triple towers with the rooftop infinity pool offer a panoramic view of the cityscape. This world-famous landmark is an absolute must for your Instagram feed.


Address: 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956


Marina Bay Sands
Marina Bay Sands

10. OCBC Centre

Last but not least, let's turn our gaze to the OCBC Centre, a towering structure in the Central Business District. Its unique architecture, with a hollowed-out core, provides intriguing perspectives for your Instagram shots. Capture the juxtaposition of modernity against the surrounding skyline.


Address: 65 Chulia Street, Singapore 049513


OCBC Centre (Credit Docommo Singapore)
OCBC Centre (Credit Docommo Singapore)

Conclusion

As we conclude our architectural odyssey through Singapore, these ten unique buildings stand as testaments to the city's commitment to innovation, sustainability, and cultural preservation. Each structure tells a story, not just of design and engineering but of the vibrant tapestry that makes Singapore truly extraordinary. 


And there you have it – a whirlwind tour of Singapore's architectural wonders that are sure to elevate your Instagram game. From the futuristic to the culturally rich, these buildings offer not only a visual treat but also a glimpse into Singapore's diverse and vibrant character. So, arm yourself with your camera or smartphone, strike a pose, and let the likes roll in as you explore these Insta-worthy masterpieces!


Want to know more? Join our Marina Bay FREE Walking Tour to explore the iconic architectural icons and impressive views of the Gardens by the Bay, or our Night Tours to have an equally scenic view of the Marina Waterfront topped with an opportunity to savour local delights! 



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