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Want to capture the perfect photograph of Singapore’s world-famous skyline? Look no further, as Culture Trip lays down the best places for some breathtaking views.
Singapore’s skyline is a product of its rapid modernisation – a beautiful, ever-changing landscape that moves and shifts as the country carves out its future. For the best views of this Asian megacity, head to these key spots.
Looking for the classic postcard view of Singapore? Just head down to Esplanade – Theatres of 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 center stage. Don’t forget to stay around until 8 pm. The Esplanade waterfront provides a handsome reflection of the trail of lights painting the Singapore night skyline.
The problem with most vantage points is that they are either inside 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 for a scenic, tranquil view of these distinctive landmarks side by side.
Bored with the same old generic 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 water reservoir, you will discover an atypical 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 Saint 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 of average Singaporeans when they are not busy boosting the GDP in those high-rise financial district offices in the background.