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The Most Instagrammable Places in Singapore

'Crazy Rich Asians' has helped turn a global spotlight on Singapore, home to some of the world's most breathtaking sights. Here's where to score the perfect Instagrams.

Singapore is an island of wonders, where the old and ultra-modern stand side by side. Not surprisingly, it offers some of the most breathtaking sights in the world—and is a magnet for Instagrammers. With Crazy Rich Asians putting the city-nation in the spotlight, we're sharing the most Instagrammable spots in Singapore.
 

The Infinity Pool at Marina Bay Sands
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Located on the 57th floor of the luxurious Marina Bay Sands hotel, the SkyPark is billed as the world's largest rooftop infinity pool. After nailing your shot, take a swim or sip on champagne as you stretch out on one of the loungers. While the pool is only open to hotel guests, you can still access the rooftop bar or pay the entrance fee to get to the observation deck.

Insider tip: Sunset is one of the best times to get amazing Instas amid the clouds.

 

The ArtScience Museum

Another Marina Bay Sands attraction, the ArtScience Museum houses stunning touring exhibits like "Marvel Studios: Ten Years of Heroes" and "The Deep," which featured the largest collection of deep-sea creatures ever displayed in Southeast Asia. But amateur shutterbugs really flock to the its permanent exhibit, "Future World," which offers more than a dozen dazzling interactive installations revolving around themes of nature, science, and city living.

Insider tip: The building itself is totally Insta-worthy: Designed by architect Moshe Safdie, its ten "fingers" symbolize the welcoming hands of the city.

 

CHIJMES

CHIJMES (pronounced "chimes") began life as a convent and girls school in the 1850s. Restored to its original Gothic splendor in 1996, its now brimming with hip bars and restaurants. But its lush lawns, courtyards and marble waterfalls also make it a popular destination for weddings, performances and, of course, Instagrammers.

Insider tip: Keep your eyes peeled for the ornate wrought-iron spiral staircases that flank the chapel. Local legend has it they're haunted.

 

Redhill MRT

Given all the luxurious destinations in Singapore, it might sound odd that a train station is one of the most picturesque spots in the city. But the bubblegum-colored walls and millennial pink ceilings at the Redhill MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) in Bukit Merah make it a must for Instagrammers. And with Singapore's strict laws against littering and gum-chewing, it's still in pristine condition.

Insider tip: The all-pink station is a dead-ringer for the one featured in K-pop band Black Pink's video for "As If It's Your Last." Fans love to recreate the video's dance sequence by the Redhill MRT stairs.

 

The Sultan Mosque

Located in historic Kampong Glam district, the Sultan Mosque (or Masjid Sultan) dates back to 1826 and is one of the most important houses of worship in Singapore. Its massive golden domes make for a breathtaking backdrop to any Instagram — each dome base is decorated with glass-bottle ends, donated by poor Muslims during the mosque's construction.

Insider tip: During Ramadan, the Arab Quarter comes alive with a fabulous night market filled with tempting food stalls.

MacRitchie Reservoir Suspension Bridge

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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If you're not afraid of heights — or of hiking —this 820-foot-long freestanding suspension bridge offers a bird's eye view of a mature secondary forest from more than eight stories off the ground. It's part of the reservoirs Tree Top Walk, which covers some 30 acres.

Insider tip: You'll score extra likes if you can nab a IG of the macaques that call the reservoir home. Keep your distance, though, and avoid flash photography.

 

The Supertree Grove

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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There's a dozen of these mammoth "trees" in the Gardens by the Bay's Grove —including the tallest, which measures some 16 stories tall. At night they come alive with a dazzling array of lights and sounds.

Insider tip: While in the Gardens by the Bay, be sure to visit the Flower Dome, a three-acre conservatory that replicates the colorful fauna of seven different regions.

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