Photography Spots: Bluff Your Friends With These 6 Places That Just Don’t Look Like Singapore

Singapore may be small. We might not have any seven wonders of the world, but our tiny island has pretty spots too! If you’ve liked our previous post of enchanting and secret photography spots, we have curated another list of beautiful photography spots in Singapore to explore!

1. Raffles Marina

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Sitting at the end of the pier overlooking Raffles Marina stands Johor Straits lighthouse, otherwise known as Raffles Marina lighthouse. The location is about as far West of Singapore as it can get. You can actually bring your passport and cross over to Malaysia! This lighthouse overlooks Tua Second Link and acts as a guide for yachts navigating into and out of the marina.

Visit during sunset and enjoy the fresh air and sea breeze. You might even get a picturesque photo with a backdrop of a pastel-hued sunset with Malaysia in the background! In addition, within its proximity is the Raffles Marina Club. You can even take photos with the backdrop of expensive yachts! This is certainly one of the best photography spots to add to your list!



2. The White Rabbit

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Located at Dempsey Hill, The White Rabbit is a restaurant housed in the beautifully restored 1930s Ebenezer chapel. It has a charming garden, which is great for an enchanting photo shoot.

This restaurant lends a whimsical touch to those who seek its delightfully themed surroundings. Based on the story of Alice in Wonderland, this one is for those who love a little whimsy and magic with its gorgeous walkways, delightfully-mismatched furniture and well-manicured lawns.


3. Botanic Gardens

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Known for its beautiful gardens and structures for wedding pictures, here’s another location to consider for your nature photography spots. Arrive early to avoid the crowd and curious stares of on-lookers at Botanic Gardens. You’ll get to enjoy the beautiful, soft morning glow of the sun and the peaceful atmosphere for being an early bird!

Although Singapore Botanical Gardens is very large, almost every part of the garden serves as a good backdrop for your shoot. Other than popular photography spots such as Healing Garden, Sun Garden, and The Swan Lake, you can also hunt down hidden photography spots around the garden.

You’ll be amazed at the amount of magical and enchanting photography spots you can find in Botanic Gardens!


4. Bukit Timah Saddle Club

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Come in the morning and spend a day with these lovely horses. You could even bring along rustic props for country-inspired snaps!

Do note that a fee is required to take a photo shoot with the horses. If you’re not in for paying extra, the spot near the hill is also a great place for a nice shoot. Walk up the hill to the other side and you can find beautiful greenery. In addition, have your brunch at the highly raved brunch spot at Riders cafe!


5. Little Guilin

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Known as Little Guilin or Xiao Guilin, this park is located at Bukit Batok is similar to Guilin in China as a huge granite rock sits within the lake. The park is beautifully landscaped so you can walk along the banks of the lake and take really pretty shots with the gorgeous landscape backdrop.

In addition, the two dome shaped shelters at Little Guilin can act as a beautiful frame to your photo.


6. Chinese and Japanese Gardens

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Located just a stone’s throw away from Chinese Garden MRT station, the gardens are picture perfect from every angle. With expansive green lawns, trees, and pagodas, what more can you ask for?

Do visit the gardens in the cooler late afternoon and evening to avoid being scorched under the hot sun.


Spend your next weekend exploring a whole new part of Singapore you’ve never visited. Get your DSLR ready or simply bring your iphone along and visit these beautiful photography spots!

(Header image by Scott KJ Photography)

Also, read Stuck In Singapore? Here Are 10 Uncommon Places To Visit For A Different Kinda Fun!

8 Enchanting & Secret Photography Spots You Never Knew Existed

As a dense and developed country full of skyscrapers and shopping malls lining the city, it can be difficult to find the perfect spot for your pre-wedding shoots. Choosing a pre-wedding shoot can be just as hard as deciding where the wedding ceremony will be held. Of course, you can fly elsewhere to popular romantic destinations with gorgeous backdrops and views but why break the bank when Singapore actually has secret photography spots that are not only enchanting, but also romantic.

If your type of pre-wedding photography includes the sea, sand, landscape and the sun in a serene, private spot, here’s our ultimate guide for secret photography spots you never knew existed! These secret photography spots are definitely great for lovers of lush greenery and sandy beaches.

1. Coney Island

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2. Lazarus Island

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Known as one of Singapore’s last unspoilt beaches, Lazarus Island has grown in popularity with young Singaporeans eager for a quiet hideaway far from the crowd. Easy to reach with a 15 minutes boat ride from Marina South Pier, this is the place to get your beach photoshoots. Do note that this place may be a little troublesome as there are no toilets or shelters available on the island.


3. Upper Seletar Reservoir

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Missed Punggol’s ‘Instagram tree’? Fret not, you can find another version nestled at Upper Seletar Reservoir. The vast open spaces, often silhouetted against the backdrop of a pastel-hued sunset and gorgeous body of water make this lesser-known location great for nature-inspired photos.

Another pretty spot to take around Upper Seletar Reservoir is the jetty to the left of the tree along the reservoir.


4. Upper Pierce Reservoir Park

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If you’re a fan of rivers, lakes and oceans, Upper Pierce Reservoir Park makes a wonderful pre-wedding shoot location. With its vast body of water, beautiful forest and serene environment, you’ll feel like you’re in another country. This reservoir is a great location for sunset wedding shoots or a morning sunrise shoot. With its large open spaces allowing room for creativity, get your props ready for a fun shoot.


5. Tuas Lalang Fields

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Unknown to many, this hidden gem in the deserted South-West of Singapore offers a vast vacant field where lalang grows aplenty. The setting is gorgeous for warm, summery photos where you need not worry about pesky onlookers. With such a quiet, private and peaceful location, this is a great spot for a magical and romantic shoot.


6. Punggol Lalang Field

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The best time to visit the lalang fields is definitely during the evening as the setting sun provides a soft touch to images with warmth and nostalgia. Although the lalang fields in Punggol are longer, and the lalangs taller, than the ones in Tuas, they are similar looking, with the exact same type of grass.


7. Sunset Way Railway Tracks

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The abandoned railway track is a popular photo-taking spot for many couples. There is a rugged, nostalgic, vintage feel to the iconic cast iron bridge. Apart from the track, the train station and rusted overarching structures provide a photogenic backdrop. Besides the railway tracks at Sunset Way, there are also alternatives at Tanjong Pagar and Bukit Timah (along Rifle Range Road). Do take extra care when venturing onto any abandoned tracks as you’ll have to climb hilly terrains and walk between the planks on the track. This may be a tedious location to get to, but you’ll get to capture lovely photos.


8. Changi Boardwalk

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Not just the perfect place for plane spotting, Changi Boardwalk is also a lovely spot surrounded by natural beauty. This spot has heaps of natural landscapes for photographers to work with and is also popular for its vast sunset sky. The combination of water, wood, stones and trees evoke a poetic and serene feel.


With such secret photography spots in Singapore, why settle for indoor studio shoots? Venture out and capture your pre-wedding shots with nature as your backdrop. Tip: do plan your day in advance, scout the area first, schedule your photographer and make-up artist, and prepare your props!

(Header image credit: 5 Spots in SG To Catch The Sunrise Of Your Lifetime!