A Cut Above The Rest – This Is Probably The Most Instagrammable Hair Salon In Singapore

Do you remember the times in your childhood when your parents used to bring (or drag) you to the neighbourhood barber shop to get your hair cut? The leather seats with metal frames, faint smell of hair dye and the blocky hard cushion they used to prop you up so the chatty uncle or auntie (who typically goes way back with your family) can trim your locks.

As we grew up, we gradually and unknowingly transitioned from these vintage barbershops to the stylish modern hair salons that we frequent today.

Hair salons are a dime in a dozen in Singapore, however, there is one that is hoping to be a cut above the rest.

Hair Salon Made For Instagram

Tucked away in a former office space and hidden away from the hustle and bustle of the city is Chez Vous: HideAway – which unabashedly bills itself as Singapore’s most Instagrammable hair salon. Far from your ordinary hair salon, Chez Vous is a breakaway from the usual makeover stations, old school chandeliers and marble flooring.

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What makes it so Instagrammable you may ask? For starters, there are seven different zones set up as a maze across its 1,800 sq ft interior, each offering a different experience. Part salon, part sanctuary and part-playhouse, this salon is designed to create an immersive, retreat-like experience.

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Take countless selfies in a Hogwarts-inspired library and get your hair cut in an urban-minimalist loft which comes with a quirky Instagram-perfect bathtub right in the middle. You don’t only get to enjoy the hair services and your new look, but also feel like you’re on a retreat.

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Guests are encouraged to drop by 15 minutes ahead of their appointed time to enjoy the complimentary spa extras the salon offers. Unwind at the Relaxation Lounge which boasts a menu of signature herbal teas, spa snacks and leather massage chairs equipped with an oxygen bar and scalp rejuvenation machines.

Other complimentary add-ons include getting a Swedish scalp massage to the sound of a Tibetan Singing Bowl. Yes. Extra? Maybe, but we’re not mad about it.

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Each experience will also be accompanied by a bespoke Aromatherapy Journey, where your selected essential oil blend will accompany you through each step of your hair service, from the shampoo to the shoulder massage.

And all of these services are a GIVEN for every customer.

Here’s the catch. While all of these services may sound like the ideal place to pamper yourself, expect to fork out a minimum of $199 while you’re here.

There are only 4 tiers available here (for all hair length):

1. $199 for 2 services (Cut + 1 other service)

2. $299 for 3 services (Cut + 2 other services)

3. $399 for 4 services (Cut + 3 other services)

4. $499 for 5 services (Cut + 4 other services)

Check out their list of services here.

All we’re trying to say is, if you have money to throw and you feel like treating yourself, make your way down to Chez Vous: HideAway for a hair cut like no other.

Take all the time you need at this hair salon as each Chez Vous stylist will only take up to five appointments in a day to ensure customers get all the attention – and all the pouty selfies you need.

Chez Vous: Hideaway
Address: 391B, Orchard Road, Ngee Ann City Tower B (Takashimaya), #14-04, Singapore 238874
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 11am – 8.30pm | Sat: 10.30am – 7pm | Sun: 11am – 6pm
Contact No.: 6219 3558
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8 Unique And Underrated Photo Spots In S’pore Along The Downtown Line

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

(Header Image Source: Melissa Chan | Vulcan Post)

This Local Instagram Account Is Turning Dabao-ed Hawker Food Into Works Of Art

We Singaporeans love food.

We love eating it, admiring it, taking pictures of it–we love anything and everything to do with food.

If you’ve ever dined at a fancy restaurant, or in fact, tried replicating a famous chef’s recipe at home, you’ll know the world of difference presentation can make.

A simple salad can be transformed into a work of art, depending on how you plate it.

One local Instagram account is reinventing the way we see our humble kopitiam food by re-plating it fine dining style. We have to say, the results are impressive. They also make us very, very hungry.


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Dabaogram (@dabaogram) is the brainchild of Daren, Josh and Brian, and one mystery chef, who goes by the alias ‘Vanesse’.

At first glance, Dabaogram looks like the carefully curated Instagram account of a fine dining restaurant.

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Doesn’t seem too unusual or unique, does it? That is, until you realise these exquisite dishes aren’t from fancy restaurants but from somewhere you would never expect: our neighbourhood kopitiams.

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As its name suggests, all the images lovingly (and expertly) curated on Dabaogram were dabao-ed from various local coffee shops and hawker centers. The team then reassembles the dish, before photographing them for the world to admire.

Crafted by hand, with minimal effects and garnishes, Dabaogram manages to transform your run-of-the-mill roasted duck noodle and prawn mee soup into breathtaking works of art.

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While the account now has about 34 posts and 150 followers, we’re expecting their follower count to jump to the thousands once Singaporeans catch wind of Dabaogram.

Now, if only we could get the team behind Dabaogram to plate our daily duck rice and char kway teow every time we head out for lunch.

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Tiny Pieces Of Paper & Quirky Imagination Was All It Took For Instagrammer To Make SG Fun Again

Albeit filling his Instagram feed with beautiful shots of landmarks unique to each country, Rich McCor is not your typical tourist.

The 29-year-old Londoner who works as in a creative agency goes the extra mile and incorporates intricately designed paper cutouts, which transform what we usually see on tourism sites and Facebook feeds into works of art.

Sometimes I’ll have an idea for a photo but when I go to shoot it, the idea doesn’t translate on camera. I thought this might be one of those occasions but back in Autumn, standing in the middle of the Champs-Élysées with my eye to the viewfinder, I realised it did work. So the moral of the story is “Always give it a go”, or maybe it’s “Don’t stand in the middle of Parisian traffic, unless you have a banging idea for an Instagram snap”. Reposting this for @instagram ‘s Weekend Hashtag Project #WHPeyetricks #arcdetriomphe #paris #parisjetaime #parisian #topparisphoto #visitparis #parismaville @paris_tourisme #igersparis #loves_paris #igersfrance #citytrip #wanderlust #travel #adventure #passionpassport #architecture #travelandlife #guardiancities #guardiantravelsnaps #bestintravel #lego #architecturelovers #architectureporn #paperart #loves_paris #champselysees

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His Instagram popularity soared after his feed was featured on .

In the 2015 interview, he mentioned, “I would love to somehow make this hobby into a career, and if it involves travelling to places to shoot these images then that would be a dream come true.”

As if a fairy godmother of Instagram took a liking to him after the article, his wish came true not long after, when Lonely Planet took an interest in his work and sponsored part of a round-Europe trip to feature landmarks in places such as Stockholm and Copenhagen.

Copenhagen’s Cirkelbroen being abducted by Aliens: Shot for #lpkids (@lonelyplanet’s brand for little adventurers). In the distance behind the bridge is Tivoli, an amusement park commissioned by the King in 1843 so that the public could go amuse themselves and “think less about politics”. Walt Disney visited Tivoli and felt inspired. Not long after he created Disneyland. #architecture #architecturelovers #copenhagen #cirkelbroen #københavn #københavnskommune #olufureliasson #cirkelbroencopenhagen #cirkelbro #scenography #copenhague #art #bridge #lpkids #lonelyplanet #copenhagen #denmark #kopenhagen #visitcopenhagen #VisitDenmark #somewhereincopenhagen #citytrip
#igerscopenhagen #wanderlust #travel #adventure #passionpassport #ufo #silhouette #paperart #craftsposure

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Not only around Europe, he has also gotten the chance to travel around the world (Singapore, Hong Kong, China, the US) and worked with their country’s tourism agencies, so it looks like his brand of Instagram photography has definitely caught on.

Humble Beginnings

His start in his unique brand of Instagram postings began humbly enough – his feed was filled with personal shots of daily life and his paperart projects, and that background makes the situation all the more endearing because you see someone who just happened to get famous doing what he loves.

‘A castle in the trees’ Sunday afternoon paper project #paper #paperart #craft #bookart #book #silhouette #castle #castlesilhouette

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Isn’t that the dream?

He had also started experimenting in his brand of travel paperart on a weekend trip to Lisbon in Portugal and around London, and even from those early photos, his distinct style and unique way of looking at common sights can already be seen.

There’s plenty of amazing views in Lisbon thanks to the seven hills around the city (although technically there’s only actually six hills) #weekendinlisbon #lisboa #lisbon #lisboalive #travel #travelgram #viewfinder #photography #view #passionpassport #creative_camera #instalisbon #instatravel #instaportugal #fyp_5khand

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In an

Got a new wristwatch when I was in town earlier #london #southbank #bigben #elizabethtower #paper #paperart #palaceofwestminster #silhouette #travel #adventure #instalondon #creative_camera #bbctravel #photography #instaphoto #watch #wristwatch #fantastic_earth #theglobewanderer #ourplanetdaily #passionpassport #lifeofadventure @earthfocus @discoverearth #from_your_perspective_17 #playwithlondon #londontown #timeoutlondon #london_only #gadv #londonforyou @london #mysouthbankwinter

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This caught the attention of crowd-sourced recommendation ‘Little Black Book’ website Great Little Place – London, who challenged him to come up with 10 unique photos for them, and in all of them, McCor decided to include paper cutouts.

And as they say, the rest is history.

King’s Cross station + cutouts + 180 degree twist = “the one who knocks”. The Breaking Bad theme is because it’s eight years ago today that it aired for the first time #Heisenberg #Breakingbad #Walterwhite #Bryancranston #Breakingbadart #Beard #Beardgang #Beardporn #Beardedvillains #Instabeard @amcbreakingbad @breakingbadofficial @breakingbad_ @breakingbadfeed @breakingbadfever #kingscross #kingscrosslondon #creativephotography #igerslondon #shutup_london #london #londonpop #visitlondon #instalondon #instaart #ilovelondon #londonforyou #art #thisislondon #instagram #paperart #architecture #architecturelovers #architectureporn #topphotolondon @london @architecturelondon

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@paperboyo In Singapore

In collaboration with @visit_singapore, Singapore Tourism Board’s official Instagram account, our sunny island has also been paperboyo-fied!

In the 14th Century, Sang Nila Utama came to these shores and spotted an animal with fur like flames and a dark, black head. His men advised him he probably saw a Lion and so he named the island Singapore (‘Singa’ being Lion in Malay, and ‘Pura’ meaning city in Sanskirt). However, it’s likely that what Sang Nila saw that day was a Tiger as there’s no evidence Lions ever roamed here. Today they do though, there’s some at the Zoo and there’s this epic Merlion on the waterfront @visit_singapore #yoursingapore #singapore #wow_singapore #singaporetoday #exploresingapore #singapore_city #ig_singapore #travel #architecture #architecturelovers #architectureporn #passionpassport #cinemagraph #gif #paperart #cutout #lion #merlion #instasingapore #adventure #silhouette #wanderlust #paper #art #water #city #lions

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What’s special about each of his 14 posts is that each contain a tidbit of information about the landmark which will astound even us locals!

Having a Cracking time at the S.E.A Aquarium (yeah, I know the puns are getting worse). At the moment Singapore relies heavily on it’s neighbouring countries for it’s fresh water supply, so the government has invested in an incredibly clever technological process (which features words like micro-filtration and reverse osmosis) to purify it’s wastewater. You can buy a bottle of it in the shops here, it’s called NEWater and it’s arguably some of the purest water you can buy anywhere in the world. It’s part of a plan to achieve sustainable fresh water before the water supply from Malaysia contractually expires in 2061 @visit_singapore #yoursingapore #seaaquarium #seaaquariumsingapore #sentosa #singapore #wow_singapore #singaporetoday #exploresingapore #singapore_city #ig_singapore #travel #instagram #passionpassport #instasingapore #adventure #wanderlust #silhouette #paperart #crack #cracked #aquarium #fish #sea #silhouettes #wreck #fishes #water #NEWater

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When you fly into Singapore you may notice a number of bizarre structures that sort of look like oversize golf tees reaching 25-50m in the air. They’re Supertrees. Like real trees they can photosynthesise and absorb rainwater. But unlike real trees, when the sun sets the supertrees put on an epic light and sound show. I’ll post a photo of what looks like soon 🙂 @visit_singapore #yoursingapore #golf #teeingoff #golfball #marinabay #gardensbythebay #singapore #wow_singapore #singaporetoday #exploresingapore #singapore_city #ig_singapore #travel #architecture #architecturelovers #architectureporn #passionpassport #paperart #cutout #instasingapore #adventure #silhouette #wanderlust #paper #art #city #gardens #tree #technology

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The F1 is a big deal in Singapore and features one of the most picturesque circuits on the tour, weaving through the Marina Bay area. Because it’s a public road, there are some special safety regulations in place, for example every manhole cover is replaced and then welded shut. It’s because the speed the race cars can reach, has the ability to fling manhole covers into the air! (By the way, this photo took well over 100 attempts to get just right) @visit_singapore #yoursingapore #f1nightrace #f1 @f1 #formulaone #f1isback #f1testing #ferrari #mercedes #mclaren #renault #redbullracing @redbullracing @lewishamilton #marinabay #tyre #tyremarks #singapore #wow_singapore #singaporetoday #exploresingapore #singapore_city #ig_singapore #travel @instagram #instagram #passionpassport #instasingapore #adventure #wanderlust #silhouette #paperart @f1nightrace @singaporegp @mercedesamgf1

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His work didn’t seem to impress one of the residents at our Jurong Bird Park though…

Well this one didn’t go to plan. Turned into a bit of a mutiny #jurongbirdpark #pirate #parrot @visit_singapore #yoursingapore #singapore #wow_singapore #singaporetoday #exploresingapore #singapore_city #ig_singapore #travel @instagram #instagram #passionpassport #instasingapore #adventure #wanderlust #silhouette #paperart #mutiny #funny #bird #birds #piratesofthecaribbean

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Regardless, his beautiful shots of Singapore were not only gorgeous, but also inspires us to look at these ‘common’ sights in new and creative ways.

Personally, I’m definitely looking forward to seeing more of his quirky cutouts changing perceptions of how we look at the world.

Interested? Follow him on Instagram for updates!

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8 SG Politicians Rocking The Instagram Game Better Than You

If you’re at all surprised that politicians in Singapore can be social media-savvy (despite all the incidents that seem to befall their Facebook accounts), then this list will show you that Instagram isn’t just for 20-somethings with a penchant for #ootd shots.

From photographs of bak chor mee to campaigning on the ground to selfies — and trust us, there are a lot of selfies! – here are the top 10 Singaporean politicians to follow on our favourite photo sharing app.

Lee Hsien Loong / @leehsienloong


Did you think we would start our list with anyone else? Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, who was among one of the first politicians to join Instagram, uploads snapshots of his life regularly onto the social media platform with warm captions, allowing followers to engage him through comments. Also, check out his #guesswhere photographs, which often showcase a less mainstream image of Singapore (basically, not MBS!).

Baey Yam Keng / @baeyyamkeng


It’s evident that Instagram’s selfie king, Baey Yam Keng, who is the Parliamentary Secretary, and MCCY MP for Tampines GRC, hasn’t lost his gut instincts for what makes a great shot. From his Instagram page, we can deduce that Baey is a fitness nut who has even got his colleagues to work out with him (we feel for you, Grace Fu and Koh Poh Koon…). Oh, and he’s on Snapchat too!

He Ting Ru / @tingruhe


Dressed in blue most of the time, He Ting Ru, who is the Secretary of Workers’ Party, and ran in the last General Election last September, is definitely one to follow on Instagram. Being a cat lady (her family was reported to have taken in 8 strays), her updates are down-to-earth and extremely personal. You’ll find shots of her lunch, cats, more cats, and what you can basically expect from your next door neighbour who’s super busy but still manages to find time to post updates.

Kevryn Lim / @kevryn_lim


Kevryn Lim’s Instagram page says one thing: badass, although her Instagram bio reads a little pseudo-Machiavellian: “You can’t make people love you, but you can make them fear you!”. She made her debut in last September’s General Election when she ran as a candidate under the National Solidarity Party, and has made quite the impression ever since. Best photographs on her Instagram page include shots of her abs at the gym, skylines of Singapore, and her adorable toddler.

Sylvia Lim / @sylvialim65


Sylvia Lim, a member of Workers’ Party, and a Member of Parliament representing Aljunied GRC, is a regular on Instagram. Her posts, which can get up to hundreds of likes, often offer followers a peek into the heartlands — be it mee suah stalls that come highly recommended or traditional theatre that may not be as popular in today’s day and age. However, what struck us as the most Singaporean shot of the city-state may just be that rooster on a vehicle.

Teo Ser Luck / @teo_serluck


Bak chor kway teow soup? Hell yeah! PAP’s Teo Ser Luck, who is the country’s current Minister of State at the Ministry of Trade and Industry, as well as the mayor of the Northeast District, is no stranger to Instagram, although his posts are quite sporadic. Plus, his hashtags are seriously hilarious, what with “MPsofreepostfoodagain”, “nohorserun” and “talksomuchyouMPorfoodcritic”.

Seah Kian Peng / @seahkianpeng


Seah Kian Peng, a PAP member and the MP representing Marine Parade GRC, isn’t one to shy away from telling his followers about his enthusiasm regarding sports, from rugby to running to football. You will definitely be able to find photographs of him stretching away in between lots and lots of people shots – from residents to family to Cai Shen Ye strutting it during Chinese New Year.

Tan Chuan Jin / @chuanjin1


If you want a little more colour in your life, why not follow Tan Chuan-Jin? The country’s Minister for Social and Family Development has got a rather vibrant Instagram page, featuring beautiful shots of Singapore Airlines’ planes at Changi Airport, foodporn, and flowers. And if you think that’s not enough, guess what… the guy posts photographs of cats and dogs as well. Can’t beat that.

Are there other politicians you think we should have highlighted? Drop us a tip!

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5 #Instaworthy Downtown Line Stations To Check Out Now!

Travelling on the MRT does not need to be a mundane experience. With the recent opening of the Downtown Line 2 (DTL2) and the Downtown Line Art project, everyone will be able to savour the aesthetically pleasing architecture and decor of the stations while making their daily commute.

In case you have not taken any rides on the new Downtown line, here are 5 brand new stations to visit if you’re looking for something interesting to spice up your Instagram feed!

Bukit Panjang (DT1)

The first station on the DTL2 certainly is a sight to behold. Add a splash of colour to your feed with the scintillating blue tiles or try something a little nostalgic with the blown up, grainy photos from Singapore’s past.



Beauty World (DT5)

Ngee Ann Poly students, rejoice – you finally have an MRT station! Enjoy the therapeutic walk to school and maybe stop for a quick #instaworthy shot along the way.


Little India (DT12)

Look up while waiting for your train and you will find a stretch of tessellated reflective triangles watching over you. Inspired by the woven patterns in the traditional Indian sari, this awe-inspiring installation looks good from every angle and will definitely be the perfect addition to your feed.



Rochor (DT13)

A black and white interior adds a futuristic, Star Wars-esque vibe to this spanking new station. Perfect for those maintaining a monochrome feed or those looking for an #ootd shot background.


Don’t forget to check out the station’s towering exterior as well! If you love clean lines and edges, this is the place to go.


Newton (DT11)

This 11 metre high sprawling artwork by local illustrator Li Xi Tan greets you as you emerge from your ride, and depicts an imagined Singapore in the year 2200. See something familiar? That’s because the artist has used several Newton buildings as inspiration for this impressive artpiece. Graphic designers will adore this, and the conveniently placed escalators add a second dimension to your photo!


Any other insta-worthy spots we should check out?

5 More Reasons Why You Should Definitely Visit The Singapore’s National Gallery!

1. Bombard yourself with artworks

First of all, you should tell yourself that the visit itself will be worthwhile, because the Gallery features over 8,000 works from the 19th and 20th centuries. On top of that too, the architecture of the National Gallery would be a sight to behold too: it represents an old-meets-modern architecture, as it was constructed by combining the former City Hall and the former Supreme Court, two of Singapore’s most significant National Monuments.

Here’s a view of the interior as well as some of the exhibited art pieces:

비도 오고요. 마침 지나가다가 오픈 프로모션으로 입장료가 무료라길래. 6층까지 있는 규모가 큰 갤러리 #싱가폴 #nationalgallerysingapore #singapore

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The spacious interior of the national gallery #singapore #nationalgallerysingapore #interior #instasg #stairs #lobby #design #architecture #style #instagood #igers

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Interior of the national gallery #singapore #interior #space #design #architecture #style #lines #instasg #nationalgallerysingapore #igers #instagood

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#roof inside of #NationalGallerySingapore #Singapore #LifeinSingapore #SG #Europeanbuilding

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Good morning, December #nationalgallerysg #nationalgallerysingapore #exploresingapore

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at the top ? #dome #throughthewindow #nationalgallerysingapore #light #architecture #buildings #singapore #exploresingapore #artgallery #igsg #vsco #vscocam #vscogood #lightleaks

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2. Take multiple instagram worthy shots!

It doesn’t take a pro photographer to be able to find Instagram worthy spots in the newly opened Singapore’s National Gallery, because the whole place is filled with many great photo spots! The interior of the Singapore’s National Gallery is properly designed with ample space and lighting so you do not have to worry about choosing the right filter for your photos.

In case you need some inspirations, here are some selected few photos we found off Instagram:

Witnessed the finest and largest public collection of modern art in Singapore and Southeast Asia. #ArmaniHeadtoToe #NationalGallerySingapore #Potd #instadaily

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Gallery visiting time #nationalgallerysingapore

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“He’s in Pane.” #nationalgallerysingapore #yourbackview #singapore #sg50 #passionpassport #yoursingapore #instagram #instasg #webstapick #vscosg #vscocam #sgvsco #vsco #vscotaiwan #huntgram #huntgramcuration #livefolk #liveauthentic #exploresingapore #sgig #gf_singapore #rsa_portraits

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Waiting IV . . #igsg #instasg #sginstagram #instagramsg #vsco #vscosg #vscocam #yoursingapore #igerssingapore #gf_singapore #madaboutsingapore #folksingapore #exploresingapore #exploreeverything #exploretocreate #createexploretakeover #global_family #nationalgallerysingapore #postthepeople #makeportraitsmag #makeportraits #pursuitofportraits #busystranger #minimalpeople #rsa_minimal #minimalist #mindtheminimal #whywhiteworks #whiteaddict

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The hardest prison to escape is in your mind… @samsung_sg #momentofnote #samsungnote5 #featuregram #nationalgallerysingapore #prisoner #blackandwhite #dailyquotes #Vsco #vscocam #vscocamgram #visitsingapore2015

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#nationalgallerysingapore #photography

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#vscosg #instasg #minimalpeople #rsa_minimal #postthepeople #whiteaddict #exploresingapore #nationalgallerysingapore

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From where I stand #nationalgallery #singapore #architecture . . . #perspective #fromwhereistand #sg50 #architecturedesign #museum #sg #architecturephotography #urbanisation #iphonephotography #iphoneonly #exploresingapore #artventures #interiors #decor #symmetry #gallery #oldsupremecourt #nationalgallerysingapore #allhailsymmetry #cityhallsingapore

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#Singapore #nationalgallerysingapore #architecture #atrium #skylight #2015 #nationalgallerysg

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3. Kid friendly interactive spaces

What most might not know about the National Gallery is that it also houses the Keppel Centre for Art Education, a first dedicated art education facility of its kind in South East Asia. These interactive spaces at the National Gallery were designed by artists to introduce art to young audiences in fun and meaningful ways, making the place suitable for the entire family. So other than hanging out with your friends, you can also embrace your inner child at the National Gallery!

Climbing onto an elevated lily pad in The Enchanted Forest. The Art Playscape is one of the signature spaces of Keppel Centre for Art Education within National Gallery Singapore. #keppelcentreforarteducation #nationalgallerysingapore

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It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s…a flying bus-home!? At the Project Gallery in the Keppel Centre for Art Education, kids can design and create their own fantastical mobile homes in Home-a-Sapiens. #keppelcentreforarteducation #nationalgallerysingapore

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#christmas #instagramhub #iphoneonly #singapore #sg50 #nationalgallerysingapore #keppelcentreforarteducation

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25 Nov 15 [@nationalgallerysingapore art playscape] :: (2) TIPS AND TRICKS when visiting the National Gallery Singapore: There is no need to register for tickets online because they welcome walk-ins #mmlittlee | #nationalgallerysingapore | #nationalgallerysg | #artforkids | #sporemombloggers | #sgparentbloggers | #sandraleeart | #keppelcentreforarteducation | #art | #kidsart | #nurseryrhymes | #whimsical #whimsicalart

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Art Corridor : “Voyage” by Twardzik Ching Chor Leng is an interactive 3D maze made of acrylic sheets. Grab a colourful chip or two and move them along different paths, exploring the different routes to get out of the maze. #nationalgallerysingapore #keppelcentreforarteducation

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4. Walking in the footsteps of giants

Some of the more notable guests who have visited the National Gallery include President Tony Tan and his wife (during the official launch), the Prime Minister himself, Minister of State, Sam Tan, Mr Baey Yam Keng, Parliamentary Secretary, MCCY, our Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, Grace Fu, Lawrence Wong, former Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, as well as tens of thousands of other fellow Singaporeans.

5. It’s free! But for limited time only!

Finally, the National Gallery is open for free admission to anyone, but only until the 6th of December 2015! After the 6th, while admission to the buildings is free, admission to all exhibition galleries requires a ticket.

beautifully restored // where history meets modernity #nationalgallerysingapore #vscocam

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// this london vibes #minimalpeople #nationalgallerysingapore #exploreeverything #instasg #sgig #gf_singapore #igerssingapore #sgvsco #huntgram #explorethehood #exploresingapore #thecreatorclass #visit_singapore #ic_architecture #backpack_singapore #way2ill #archilovers #archimasters2014 #arkiromantix #urbanromantix #lookupclub #rustlord_archdesign #rsa_architecture #rsa_streetview #vscocam #vscogrid #mobileartistry #madaboutsingapore #artsofvisuals #sg50

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Jump shot lessons from the korkors. #bbfgdiaries #bbfgchapter3 #bbfg #nationalgallerysingapore #jumpshot #jump #blackandwhite #bw #blackwhite #blackwhitephotography #architecture #latergram

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National Gallery Singapore officially opens! #exploresingapore #nationalgallerysingapore #singaporeinsiders

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The National Gallery is located at 1 St Andrew Road, and opens daily from 10am until 7pm. The nearest MRT is City Hall MRT.

For more information, visit: Singapore National Gallery.