If classic shots of Singapore’s skyline and landmarks aren’t your thing, keep reading.

We get your Instagram struggles. You’re sick of seeing photos taken at Coney Island and Tuas Lalang Field.

So we’re here to save your Instagram feed from being #basic. We found a couple of Instagram-worthy places along the Downtown Line so you can up your photography game.

1. Tekka Market Mural

Little India has always been a vibrant, upbeat neighbourhood with plenty of things to see and do. Did we mention that there’s plenty of murals scattered around Little india?

If the weather is too hot or you’d rather stay in a shaded area, there’s a colourful mural right at Tekka Market itself! Best part, Tekka Market is a 3 minute walk from Little India MRT so you don’t have to lug your bags and heavy cameras in this crazy heat.

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If you do plan on going on an early weekend morning, do take note that Tekka Market can get pretty crowded and crazy. Just be patient and get your cameras ready for the perfect shot.

Tekka Market Mural
Address: 665 Buffalo & Serangoon Roads, Little India
Nearest MRT:
Little India MRT, Exit C

2. Stalls Along Little India

Who would’ve thought that fruit stalls would make a good backdrop for your couple shots? You can find plenty of stalls selling fresh produce all around Little India. The stall owners are really friendly as well so don’t be afraid to approach them for a picture!

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Just remember to be respectful and TRY not to drop the fruits on the floor.

Nearest MRT: Little India MRT (DT12)

3. Little India Alleyways

One of our favourite things about Little India would definitely be their alleyways. Sure, they’re not the most romantic or cleanest place to shoot at but it makes for an amazing street photo.

Besides, there’s barely any crowd at these alleyways. So go ahead and act crazy and take your wildest shots!

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If you’re lucky, you might just find an abandoned Mustafa Centre Trolley which will be an extremely useful prop for your pictures.

Nearest MRT: Little India MRT (DT12)

4. Mustafa Centre

There are 1001 reasons why Mustafa Centre is the greatest place to have ever existed in Singapore. Every week, tens of thousands of people shuffle their way through Mustafa’s narrow aisles in search for a ‘fun’ way to pass their day.

The interior of Mustafa Centre is confusing enough to put The Maze Runner to shame. This also means that there are plenty of hidden photo opportunity spots so keep your eyes peeled for them!

Who would’ve thought that you could find a mini Gardens By The Bay in Mustafa Centre?Image Credit: Melissa Chan | Vulcan Post

Sike. We found a row of flowers on the 3rd floor of Mustafa Centre and decided that it’d be the perfect backdrop to fool all your friends with. Tag Gardens By The Bay on your picture and your friends probably can’t even tell the difference.

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If you’re into all things retro and you believe that John Lennon is the next closest thing to God, then you’ll be pleased to know that Mustafa Centre has an aisle dedicated to old school vinyl records. You’ll find everything from Frank Sinatra to Coldplay here.

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Do take note that the aisles are pretty narrow so be smart and try not to block others from viewing the vinyls!

Mustafa Centre
Address: 145 Syed Alwi Road, Singapore 207704
Nearest MRT: Little India MRT (DT12)

5. Rubbish Dumps along 632 & 634 Veerasamy Road

Yes, you read that right.

This amazing wall is in fact a rubbish dump. Go right around the corner and you’ll find a long wall with this quirky mural. Get creative with your poses and you might just get that perfect shot. No one can tell that you took this shot at a rubbish dump.

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The smell? Trust us, it wasn’t that bad.

Rubbish Dumps
Address: 632 Veerasamy Road
Nearest MRT: Jalan Besar MRT (DT22)

6. Selegie House

Now that National Day is just around the corner, here’s where you can go to show your love for Singapore. This is the perfect place to get that very Singaporean shot for your Instagram.

We highly recommend bringing a friend here in case you’d like to take a photo like this.

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Do note that this is a residential area so be respectful of the neighbours!

Selegie House
Address: Blk 8 & 9, Selegie Road
Nearest MRT: Rochor MRT (DT13)

7. Bhai Sarbat Stall

If you’re a Bugis crawler, then you know that this is the BEST place to get your teh tarik fix after a long day. Previously known as the “No Name Teh Sarabat Stall”, they have finally gone digital and created their very own Instagram account AND fixed a shop signboard to help wondering Singaporeans and clueless tourists to find their stall!

Whether you love teh or not, buy a cup (or two) and strike a pose.

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Check out their Instagram page here!

Bhai Sarbat Stall
Address: 21 Bussorah St, Singapore 199439
Nearest MRT: Bugis MRT (DT14)

8. Queen Street Bus Terminal

This terminal serves buses and taxis which take passengers to and from Malaysia.

Before the taxi terminal was built in 1984, taxis plying between Singapore and Johor Bahru parked at Rochor Road. The bus terminal started in 1985, bringing Malaysia-bound buses – which previously picked up passengers from bus stops at Queen Street and Waterloo Street, all under one roof!

If you’re looking for that old school vibe, this bus stop will give you that P.Ramlee and Saloma or Yuen Wah and Yuen Qiu feels.

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The best time to check out this place would be in the evening so you can catch that golden hour glow!

Queen Street Bus Terminal
Nearest MRT: Bugis MRT (DT14)

Have we inspired you? Now that you know these places, it’s your turn to grab your cameras and some friends and go on an Instagram adventure!

Do you know of any places we should go to next? Let us know!

Also Read 9 S’porean Photographers To Follow On IG Who Actually Shoot, Not Steal, Photos

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