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For a country filled with skyscrapers and high-rise buildings, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the view from above is better than on the ground. As such, we’ve come up with a list of top 10 places to fly your drone and capture amazing, never-seen-before photos of Singapore from above!

From tourist destinations to historical landmarks, you’ll be inspired to get your drone out with this list.

Civilian War Memorial 

A memorial for all the civilian victims of the Japanese Occupation in Singapore, the 67m tall Civilian War Memorial structure reveals its quiet elegance from above.

(Photo credits: Yeo Wei Kai)

At this gorgeous monumental structure, you can pay homage to the innocent victims while capturing a photo of this quiet beauty.

Civilian War Memorial
War Memorial Park, Singapore 189562


Find beauty within the theatre halls, the outdoor theatre, and even from above!

A drone photographer’s dream come true, the Esplanade is an unmissable drone picture spot with its multitude of interesting angles.

The Esplanade
1 Esplanade Dr, Singapore 038981

One°15 Marina

At ONE°15 Marina, non-boaters can appreciate the nautical lifestyle just by being at the location of one of the largest fleet of yachts for charter and cruising in Singapore.

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Enjoy the fresh air while getting aerial shots of the docked yachts!

ONE°15 Marina
11 Cove Drive, #01-01, Sentosa Cove, Singapore 098497

Gardens by the Bay

By day or by night, the artificial trees of Gardens by the Bay will always be a great shot for your drone!

(Photo credits; : Benjamin Seetor)

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It’s time to get a better view beyond the suspended walkways.

Gardens by the Bay
18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953


(Photo credits: Joel Chia)

We all know how beautiful Palawan Beach in Sentosa can be, but who knew a good aerial shot could make our famous beach look like it’s part of the Maldives!

Sentosa Island, Singapore 099981

Adventure Playground at Tiong Bahru Park 

Take a trip back to the past with some playground pictures!

(Photo credits: Stefan Chow with Avetics)

Colourful and architecturally interesting, the Adventure Playground at Tiong Bahru Park will definitely be a fun challenge, especially if there are kids running about.

Adventure Playground at Tiong Bahru Park
Tiong Bahru Road, Singapore 168732

Upper Seletar Reservoir

Satisfy your need for symmetry at Upper Seletar Reservoir!

(Photo credits: Tan En Hui)

With perfectly aligned foliage and a running track that circumnavigates the reservoir in straight lines, play around with angles in your drone photography.

Upper Seletar Reservoir
Mandai Road, Track 7

Marina Barrage

Situated right next to MBS, flying your drone at Marina Barrage allows for a wide variety of angles and focus in your photos!

(Photo credits: Jake Wang)

Capture picture perfect memories of families flying kites, friends and lovers enjoying picnics, and like the picture above, the beautiful architecture of Marina Barrage with the iconic Singapore skyline in the background!

Marina Barrage
8 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018951

Speaking of…

Marina Bay Sands

Where arts, business and luxury meets, MBS provides the drone photographer with elaborate architectural designs alongside lush, green foliage and a calm waterfront.

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Pro tip: Visit CÉ LA VI and the iconic infinity pool for an aerial shot of both MBS and the Singapore Skyline!

Marina Bay Sands
10 Bayfront Avenue, 018956

Kampung Glam

Take a trip down memory lane at Kampung Glam, where buildings are low and vibrantly coloured.

(Photo credits: Erwin Soo)

Catch glimpses of the colourful shop houses as you navigate your drone around the area.

Kampong Glam
85 Sultan Gate, Singapore 198501

Before you take off on an inspired drone-photography session, do check out the latest guidelines for Drone Flying by CAAS. For more information on the Dos & Don’ts, and how to apply for the right permits, head on over to the CAAS website here.

There’s so much beauty in our tiny little island, if only we see things (and take photos) from a different angle! Seems like Singapore will soon be giving the cathedrals and architectural landmarks of Europe and USA a run for their money. Have a great time out there, and have a safe flight!

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