Photography is never just the act of taking pictures; it’s far beyond just creating memories. Photography is about preserving memories and showing the world the stories that are left untold.
From Orchard Road to Somerset and eventually the National Museum of Singapore, we explore picturesque public places in town to bring to you recommendations on where you can take these “Insta-Worthy” shots.
With a keen eye for perspective and a little creativity, ordinary walls and pillars in public spaces can be used as backdrops for the “likes” that are coming your way.
1. ION Sky’s Glass Panels
Situated 218 metres into the clouds and 56 storeys above Orchard Road, ION Sky offers visitors a majestic view of the city. With that many glass panels, you’d be sure to be blessed with tons of natural lighting. However, be prepared to brave through the crowd and shamelessly request for some space as you pose for your #ootd.
ION Sky: 2 Orchard Turn, Level 56, 238801 | Opens daily from 3pm – 6pm | Admission is Free
2. Ngee Ann City’s Pillars
You will not miss the red polished granite and marble building when you trek further down Orchard Road. While Ngee Ann City is commonly known to play host to one of Japan’s retail giants – Takashimaya Departmental Store, it is undisputable that the pillars (and walls) outside are extremely “Insta-worthy“.
Ngee Ann City: 391 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238873
3. Junction between Cairnhill & Orchard Road
Located right outside Somerset, this intersection features one of Singapore’s busiest and liveliest streets. Which also makes it ideal for your Instagram updates.
Also, you could play model and pose in front of the iconic red H&M logo, by the road junction between Cairnhill and Orchard Road.
4. Emerald Hill’s Red Wall
Once home the wealthy Peranakan community, Emerald Hill today still houses residents, as well as modern bars and businesses. Of course, not forgetting the striking red wall. The simplicity and minimalist space is what drew us (and many others) to have our shots taken here.
How to get here: Alight at Somerset MRT station, exit at Orchard Gateway and cross the road. Keep a look out for Acid Bar, walk pass the bar and you will locate the red wall on your left.
Wooden floor, white shelves equipped with a rolling ladder and an enormous collection of books, the [email protected] is not only a haven for bibliophiles scouring for new reads or students studying. It is also a haven for Instagrammers.
Proceed up the stairs connecting level three and four to get a bird’s eye view of the library’s layout.
[email protected]: 277 Orchard Road, #03-12/#04-11 Orchard Gateway, Singapore 238858 | Opening Hours: 11am – 9pm (Mon – Sun), Closed at 5pm on eves of Christmas, New Year and Chinese New Year, Closed on PH | Facebook
6. Orchard Gateway Bridge
Located within Somerset is the iconic glass tubular bridge. With a spectacular view of the hustle and bustle along Orchard Road, the bridge has abundance of natural light seeping in, and serves as yet another perfect location for your Instagram feed.
Orchard Gateway Bridge: 202 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238850
A common space on the roof at SCAPE*, here’s where you’ll find dancers rehearsing and engaging in friendly face-off with one another. But, if you stop in your tracks, the roof here also offers you a scenic overview of Orchard Road’s cityscape, makeing it “Insta-Worthy” as well.
Here’s a tip, bring along some props like a pair of shades or an umbrella to add a little fun into the shot.
That symmetry though, is definitely something that should appear on your Instagram feed.
*SCAPE: 2 Orchard Link #04-01, Singapore 237978 | Opens Daily from 1030am – 1030pm
8. National Museum of Singapore
While many often flock towards the exterior of the museum itself (you know for that minimalist backdrop and whatnot), many do little justice to what the interior hav to offer. We are aware of how museums contain the potential mesmerising #ootd shots, why not head in and make full use of it?
National Museum of Singapore: 93 Stamford Road, 178897 | Opens Daily from 10am – 7pm | Tel: 6332 3659 | Website
Drop us a comment if you have any secret spots in town that you and your friends often go to for your Instagram shots.
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