Singapore’s skyline is a product of its rapid modernisation – an ever-changing cityscape that moves and shifts as the country carves out its future. Head to these spots for the best views of this Asian megacity, whether you want to capture the CBD from above or see what the locals do.
Looking for the classic postcard view of Singapore? Just head down to Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, and walk along its idyllic waterfront. Within minutes, you will find an unobstructed view of Raffles Place, with the historic Fullerton Hotel taking centre stage. Don’t forget to stick around until 8pm, when the Esplanade waterfront provides the best night view Singapore has to offer.
The problem with most vantage points is that they are either in the Downtown Core or part of an iconic landmark. Rarely will you ever be able to snap the Marina Bay Sands, the Singapore Flyer, the ArtScience Museum and the CBD skyscrapers in one harmonious photo. From Gardens by the Bay, walk further to the lesser-known Bay East Garden to see these distinctive landmarks side by side from relative tranquillity.
Bored with the same old views? For true sightseers, the Marina Barrage is an excellent place to look at Singapore from fresh, alternative angles. If you climb up on the roof of this reservoir, you will discover a spot where you can see “the other side” of Marina Bay Sands, the Supertree Grove, the two domes of Gardens by the Bay and the reservoir’s distinct dual curvature – framing an image of Singapore’s skyline that is truly your own.
Padang is an open playing field surrounded by underrated landmarks such as the Old Supreme Court Building and St Andrew’s Cathedral. The lush greenery also adds a striking element to the view. On top of that, as a major recreational area, Padang brings countless possibilities to see slices of life for average Singaporeans when they are not busy boosting the country’s GDP in those high-rise financial district offices in the background.
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