Ranked the 10th most Instagrammable country in the world, those who live in Singapore are spoilt for choice when it comes to posing for an insta-worthy OOTD shot.
From shimmering skyscrapers to iconic cultural landmarks to eco-friendly buildings and nature reserves, here are five of the best (and free) places to revel in the beauty of this garden city, one frame at a time.
1. MacRitchie's tree top walk
The Tree Top Walk is a 250m long suspension bridge path between the two highest points in Singapore's Central Catchment Nature Reserve (MacRitchie). From the bridge, you will be able to capture a bird's eye view of the forest canopy, as well as glimpses of the 0.5% original primary rainforest and primary freshwater swamps that still remains in Singapore.
However, getting to marvel these views is no easy feat. The entire Tree Top Walk trail is roughly 4.5km from the MacRitchie Reservoir Park and 2.5km from the carpark at Venus Drive. It can take anywhere from one to two hours to complete, depending on your speed and starting point.
The terrain is also undulating, with steep slopes at certain points, which can be challenging to trek. Even though the route may have some obstacles, it still isn't considered a tough trail to conquer for most. Moreover, the trekking involved can help improve your overall health and, best of all, make the experience with your companion well-earned.
One thing to note is that the bridge is designed to be crossed in a single direction. If you wish to take a #fitspo photo, remember to be considerate and do it quickly in order not to cause a human jam.
Tuesday – Friday: 9 am – 5 pm
Saturdays, Sunday & Public Holidays: 8.30 am – 5 pm
Saturdays, Sunday & Public Holidays: 8.30 am – 5 pm
2. Bukit Batok Town Park (Xiao GuilinLittle Guilin)
Also known as Little Guilin or Xiao Guilin, the Bukit Batok Town Park's claim to fame lies in its resemblance to the famous granite rock formations in Guilin, China. Just a stone's throw from Bukit Gombak MRT station, Little Guilin allows you to connect with nature and provides a retreat from the concrete jungle in a convenient way.
The view at Little Guilin may be unassuming, but if you appreciate the beauty of natural rock formations and can get creative with the angles on your camera, you will enjoy this one-of-a-kind view in our backyard.
While taking in this picturesque landscape, you can also consider cycling or taking a brisk walk along the lake to keep fit while exploring a different view of Singapore.
Address: Bukit Batok East Ave 5
Park Lighting Hours: 7.00pm – 7.00am
3. Jewel Changi Airport
The Rain Vortex in Jewel Changi Airport is undeniably the showstopper at the new Jewel Changi Airport. Dazzling in the day, and equally mesmerising by night – the world's tallest indoor waterfall is a sight to behold.
You can also explore other attractions and enjoy unique shopping and dining experiences, with several brands making their debuts in Singapore or offering unique experiential outlet concepts.
OOTD tip: take your OOTD shots at multiple levels to capture several different angles and find the one that flatters you the best.
Address: 78 Airport Boulevard, Singapore 819666
4. Gardens by The Bay
Gardens By The Bay has been a hugely popular attraction for both tourists and Singaporeans since it opened in 2012. Spanning 101 hectares, there are numerous public and paid attractions available that will serve as the perfect backdrop for any OOTD shot you have in mind.
No trip to the Gardens By The Bay is complete without a shot of the Supertree Grove. Home to more than 40 Supertree structures, you will be hard-pressed to stand out in your photos, so feel free to play with as many shots and angles to find the perfect insta-worthy one.
Easily accessible by public transportation, you can even consider a serene stroll through the public gardens to refresh and relax your mind, soul and body.
Address: 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953
Opening Hours: 5.00am – 2.00am daily
5. Old Hill Street Police Station (MCI Building)
Built in 1934, the Old Hill Street Police Station, now houses the Ministry of Communication and Information (MCI). Most recognisable for its 927 rainbow-hued windows that embellish its façade, the vibrant and brightly coloured exterior makes for the perfect backdrop for those who want to add some history and colour to their Instagram feeds.
The contrast between the rainbow-coloured windows against the white building also serves as a reminder that you can make life as colourful and energising as you want. Situated close to several other attractions in Singapore, the more energetic explorers can also hike Fort Canning Park or head down to the Clarke Quay to find complementary OOTD shots.
Address: 140 Hill Street, Old Hill Street Police Station, Singapore 179369
Take a Break with Vitality
Exploring these insta-worthy locations scattered throughout Singapore is best done with your loved ones. While you're finding the best angles for your OOTDs, don't forget to soak in the diverse views Singapore has to offer.
Not only will you capture beautiful photos and create everlasting memories with the people who matter most to you, you can "kill a third bird with the same stone" by making it a workout. Whether you're trekking the canopies of Singapore's primary swamplands, exploring natural rock formations that resemble world-famous attractions or admiring the carefully conserved Singapore culture, you can take advantage of AIA Vitality to upkeep a healthy mind and body.