10 Instagram-worthy places to get views over Singapore

May 19, 2015 1 Comment »

With more than 190 skyscrapers towering over an area measuring barely 800 square kilometers is no wonder that Singapore is an aerial photographer’s dream. You don’t need a plane or helicopter to get stunning views of the city - all that’s needed is a little elevation.

Find some serious Instagram-worthy places featuring futuristic buildings, colorful HDB blocks and the lights of numerous vessels crossing the calm waters of the sea. These are the best places to get that perfect view from above.

The Pinacle at Tanjong Pagar

Being the largest residential complex in the city, The Pinacle is one of the most iconic buildings towering the skyline of Tanjong Pagar. There’s a 26th storey sky-bridge housing a gym, playground, community plaza and jogging track that’s reserved for residents’ private use, but on the 50th floor, you can take in stellar views of the vibrant Chinatown area and the glistering skyscrapers in the CBD area that surrounds it.

To access the 50th storey sky-bridge, you have to pay $5 per person per entry. Entrance fee can be paid only by EZ-Link card, the same card you use when entering the public transport system.

Address: 1 Cantonment Rd, Pinnacle@Duxton 50/L, Singapore 080001

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The Pinacle at Dunxton
(c) Jan

1- Altitude at Raffles Place

In a vibrant city with thousands of skyscrapers like Singapore, it is not difficult to find a rooftop bar, where the light breeze and cool cocktails will beat the city’s swelling heat.

1- Altitude is one of those bars, where the amazing 360 degrees panoramic view of the city makes people feel like standing on top of the world. Nestled on the top 3 floors of the second tallest building in Singapore, the premium club offers views from a point so high, depending on the weather you might even see Malaysia.

Address: 1 Raffles Place, Singapore 048616

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1-Altitude at Raffles Place
(c) 1-Altitude

Henderson Waves at Telok Blangah

The highest pedestrian bridge in Singapore is standing at 36m above the busy Henderson Road. This architectural wonder breaks up the lush jungle with a seriously creative twist.

The bridge is part of the Southern Ridges, a beautiful trail that takes you through dense jungles filled with flora and fauna. It offers beautiful views of the city, harbor and Southern Islands. The uniqueness of the bridge is made up by its wave-like structure and beautiful wooden deck. During the night Henderson Waves is illuminated by lights, which makes it for another picture perfect opportunity.

Address: Henderson Road, take the staircase up to Mount Faber Park

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Henderson Waves at Telok Blangah

LeVeL 33 at Marina Bay Financial Centre

Located at Marina Bay Financial Centre, LeVeL33 is overlooking Singapore’s Marina Bay and iconic landmarks such as the Merlion Park, Esplanade and Marina Bay Sands. You can marvel at the Singapore Flyer from the world’s highest urban craft-brewery. The chic lounge features front seats to the colorful laser show by the bay and offers unparalleled views of firework displays on different holidays, lit up from the floating platform.

Address: #33-01 Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 1, 8 Marina Blvd., Singapore 018981

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LeVeL33 at Marina Bay Financial Centre
(c) LeVeL33

ION Sky at Orchard

Situated at the very top, in the centre of Singapore’s high-end shopping district, ION Sky is a modern space providing panoramic views of the the bustling city. The observatory is located at 55th and 56th level and the entry is free of charge.

This particular place not only offers sweeping views of Singapore, but also features a beautiful art gallery and a celebrity renowned sky bar and restaurant. You know, in case you want to dine on the stunning backdrop for celebrity parties.

Address: 2 Orchard Turn, Level 56, Singapore 238801

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ION Sky at Orchard
(c) ION Sky

Marina Bay Sands Sky Park

Marina Bay Sands sky Park is one of the most famous places to get a great view of the city, the harbor and all the ships in the waters surrounding the port. While the Instagram-famous infinity pool is off limits, unless you are a guest of the hotel, you can still enjoy the scrumptious and wallet-friendly food and drinks at KU DE TA.

Located at 57th floor, KU DE TA is one level above the viewing platform. The entry is free of charge, but you have to buy food or drinks, which have very reasonable prices. The viewing platform is located at 56th level and the entry is priced at $23. From both levels you will be able to explore famous landmarks such as the Esplanade, the CBD area and the Gardens by the Bay.

Address: SkyPark, Marina Bay Sands Hotel, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956

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KU DE TA at Marina Bay Sands Sky Park
(c) KU DE TA

SuperTree at Gardens by the Bay

Gardens by the Bay is a modern and vibrant park, which fills up the otherwise plain and concrete Marina, with lush greenery and numerous types of local birds and animals.

The unique design of the park includes the Supertrees – a uniquely designed vertical gardens of 25 to 50m tall. You can take a stroll along the OCBC suspended bridge, that connects two of the Supertrees, 22 meters above the ground. If you want to see the park in a different view, head to Singapore’s most unique dining spot – Indochine, nestled 50 meters above the ground, at the very top of one of the Supertrees.

Address: Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953

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OCBC walkway at Gardens by the Bay

Singapore Flyer

Towering 165 meters above the city, the Singapore Flyer offers more than just a view, but a panorama that captures Marina Bay’s skyline with a glimpse of neighbouring Malaysia and Indonesia.

Be fascinated with views of the world’s most famous hotel, special F1 race track and a sea of colorful buildings.

Address: 30 Raffles Ave, Singapore 039803

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Singapore Flyer and Marina Bay Sands

Tree Top Walk at MacRitchie Reservoir Park

Explore Singapore’s nature from this unique, free-standing suspension bridge, that connects the two highest points (Bukit Peirce and Bukit Kalang) in MacRitchie Reservoir and offers a bird’s eye view of the community of plants and animals that live in the forest canopy. The total length of the walkway is about 250 m and its height from the forest floor varies, with the highest point at 25 m.

Address: Reservoir Rd, Singapore 570000

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Tree Top Walk at MacRitchie Reservoir Park

Equinox Restaurant at Swissotel The Stamford

Located in the heart of Singapore, this finest hotel is the gateway to explore the city’s landscapes at your convenience. Renowned for its multi-sensory culinary experience, Equinox Restaurant offers awe-inspiring views of Singapore.

Being on the 70th floor, that will take your breath away. Be sure to ask for a window seat, when making a reservation at this prime dining location.

Address: 2 Stamford Road, Singapore 178882

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Equinox at Swissotel The Stamford
(c) Equinox Restaurant

It doesn’t matter if you are a budget traveler or want to treat yourself on your vacation. Reward yourself with the beautiful views over Singapore.

Have you been to Singapore? Which is your favorite place to get a view over the city?

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  1. Sofia Friday May 22nd, 2015 at 9:52 am - Reply

    I enjoyed staring at these photos like how I enjoyed my stay there even just for a short time.. and these lovely shots make me want to go back so badly. Singapore is no doubt one of my favorite cities/countries in the world!
    I love your headline photo

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