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10 Not-So-Secret Places in Singapore for Your Feed Goals

You don't have to stick with the usual photos of SG for your IG.


 

(SPOT.ph) Anyone who’s been to Singapore already has a photo with the stunning electric trees of Gardens by the Bay as the backdrop. If not the steel trees, then maybe you’ve posted a photo or two of your fun day at Sentosa. While there’s nothing wrong with the attractions that Singapore’s known for, why not go somewhere nobody’s posted before? We round up 10 places off-the-beaten track that are sure to get you those double-taps on Instagram.

 


 


 

Tiong Bahru

This neighborhood in downtown Singapore is lined with concept cafés and cute bookstores with murals created by local street artists linking them together, making it a great spot for that candid-but-really-staged photo.

 


 


 

Club Street

Chinatown

 

Once the night falls on the Lion City, this strip is still up and alive thanks to the dozens of bars located here. The streets are pedestrianized to make way for the hundreds of tourists and locals that make the street their stomping ground for the night. The dim lights and secret alleyways are heaven for street photographers.

 


 


 

Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

Hindhede Drive

 

Contrary to popular belief, Singapore isn’t just a concrete jungle. There's Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, located on the highest hill in the country, which has a rich biodiversity of plants and animals. The refreshing hike and lush forests would make for a great green addition to your feed.

 


 


 

Huone

3D River Valley Road

 

Among the rows and rows of buildings along Clarke Quay lies this hidden gem that is essentially a hotel without bedrooms. While it’s meant to be an events place for conferences and meetings, the colorful walls and quirky themed rooms show that you can most definitely mix business with (Instagram) pleasure.

 


 


 

Bras Basah Bugis

As the district that houses Singapore's museums and art schools, it's no surprise that Bras Basah Bugis would be a hotspot for photos. You don't have to enter any of the establishments to take a photo because you're bound to find something Insta-worthy while strolling around the artsy neighborhood.

 


 


 

National Orchid Garden

1 Cluny Road

 

Dedicated to the country’s national flower, this beautifully designed garden is divided into four zones—one for each season—that feature pretty blooms arranged according to color. Make sure to check out (and strike a pose under) the arch of golden orchids!

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The Warehouse Hotel

320 Havelock Road, Robertson Quay

 

Formerly a warehouse for illegal distilleries and opium, this boutique hotel also spent a few decades as one of the best discos in the city. You don’t need to check in to get a good photo of the industrial furnishings and rustic vibe of the place. You can reserve a table for brunch at the hotel’s restaurant, Po, which can give you a few fancy snaps, too!

 


 


 

Kampong Glam

There’s a reason why this neighborhood has glam in its name. The colorful street art and the amazing cultural landmarks, like the Sultan Mosque, create an exciting vibe that’s easily translated into your photos.

 


 


 

MSocial Singapore

90 Robertson Quay

 

We’d like to think that this hotel was made with the traveling millennial in mind. The designer hotel’s walls are full of murals that will have you trying all the best possible filters available.

 


 


 

Joo Chiat

When you think of architectural landmarks in Singapore, what immediately comes to mind is Marina Bay Sands. Venture to the bustling neighborhood of Joo Chiat where you can find the historic shophouses that were once home to hundreds of people—each. Carefully conserved and restored to the best possible condition, their pastel-colored facade is too pretty to scroll past without liking.

 

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