People’s Park Complex
People’s Park Complex in Chinatown is first up on our list and it gets points for accessibility and versatility. Use hipster bar Lepark’s graffiti-style gate as a background to your white or monochromatic outfits, or use the building’s green and yellow to complement your outfit.
MacRitchie Reservoir is perfect if you want to get away from the urban sprawl and take your pictures in a more natural setting but not have to go all the way to the heartlands. It’s worth walking around MacRitchie first to get some ideas before you come back with all your gear, but some excellent #ootd day spots include on the TreeTop suspension bridge, the boardwalk along the water and the many paths that look like they disappear off into the distance.
Atmosphere:Scenic, Photo Opportunity, Instagrammable
The National Gallery in Singapore is such an ideal place for your #ootd photographs that they know it themselves and recently posted some ideas on their Instagram page. The museum is full of beautiful corridors and stairways, like the ones below, that will make ideal backgrounds for different outfits. Head here on a weekday to make it easier to get shots that don’t have other people in them.
Take some time to discover the rich history and carefully preserved historic monuments of the former Supreme Court and City Hall building during your visit. Join our engaging hour-long tours that are available in both English and Mandarin to learn more about the #history and beautiful #architecture • Building Highlights Tour English | 11am & 3pm | Daily Mandarin | 11.30am | Friday – Sunday • More info at http://bit.ly/29lRy9e • More about the image: #DidYouKnow the tiles of the corridors in the former Supreme Court were originally made of rubber. It was an innovative but economical choice of material, and reflected the fact that resources were limited during construction due to the Great Depression. It also served a functional purpose since rubber is excellent at absorbing noise. During the transformation of the former Supreme Court into the new National Gallery Singapore these rubber tiles, which contained asbestos, were replaced with marble tiles. The original Art Deco design however, was retained.
Little India is the epitome of colorful and full of character. Pose in front of these walls found all over the neighborhood, or head to Tekka Market if you’re looking for a background with more grit. Change up from the usual #ootd snaps and use food from the stalls in the market to take pictures showing off your accessories or set up a flat lay photograph.
Bugis’ Haji Lane is another place that is fairly versatile. Besides the colorful wall down at the Beach Road end, on the other side of the lane is a cream wall with different colored shutters, and the shopfronts also provide a lot of exciting backgrounds – look for the staircase that is an ode to fashion, or the front end of a car sticking out of another shopfront.
Head to Capitol Theatre to give your #ootd snaps a vintage feel. The exterior of the building boasts a perfect Art Deco-inspired sign that would really up your Instagram game, especially if you’re in a vintage outfit. Look at the filters on IG and post it with the film strip or the distressed filter to capture that vintage vibe. The décor inside the theater would make the perfect background for some classy and dramatic outfits, so bring a few with you!
Henderson Waves makes a perfect #ootd background because they are unique to Singapore without relying on the overused Marina Bay Sands and Gardens by the Bay backgrounds.
Being able to use Pulau Ubin in your Instagram shots will certainly depend on the outfits that you have with you. This is probably not the best place for designer gowns or girly dresses, but if you are looking to show off some more casual outfits in a beautiful, natural setting then there is none better than this tiny island. Try to get some nautical snaps while you’re on the bumboat going to and from the island.
Marina Barrage is the only place in Singapore where you can get the Marina Bay Sands, the Flyer, the conservatory domes and the Central Business District in one shot. Alternatively, looking the other way, take advantage of a large green lawn that often has people flying kites or having picnics for a really idyllic background.
Old Hill Street Police Station
Finally, the Old Hill Street Police Station – now the Ministry of Information and Communications – is picture perfect as a background. Shoot at an angle to get more colors, or head on and choose a color that complements your outfit. Best of all, this building is located just on the edge of Clarke Quay, so there are many other great locations just around the corner.