Located in the heart of Southeast Asia lies the vibrant city-state of Singapore. Known for its iconic skyline, lush greenery and diverse culture, Singapore provides photographers with many great opportunities.

I’ve been fortunate enough to visit Singapore twice and it’s somewhere that I love to practice my photography.

In this article, I’ve listed a few of my favourite photography locations in Singapore which will hopefully help you on your trip.

As a disclaimer, this is not a comprehensive list of all the photo locations in Singapore, but instead, just a few highlights from my visits there.

Head over to my Singapore Gallery to see more images.


1) Jubilee Bridge

This area feels like you’re at the heart of the city and I found there are so many photo opportunities that centre around this bridge.

Not only is the bridge very photogenic itself but there are many great views of the city from here.

I loved coming here early in the morning to beat the crowds and see the sunrise.


2) Gardens by the Bay

This is probably my favourite area to photograph in Singapore. I love photographing the Supertree Grove, particularly during the light show.

There are also lots of beautiful buildings which are perfectly framed by the greenery and the water – particularly the Marina Bay Sands Hotel. I think the view shown below is one of the best places to capture this iconic building.

On both visits to Singapore, I spent a lot of time photographing this area.

Gardens by the bay supertrees light show


3) Merlion

How can I not include the Merlion in this list? This is arguably the most iconic photo location in all of Singapore.

It’s worth doing some research on what time the water is ‘switched on’. Luckily on my second visit to Singapore, the water was flowing from the Merlion during the blue hour.

From this area, you also get a great head-on view of the Marina Bay Sands Hotel.


4) Downtown Singapore

One area worth exploring with the camera is downtown Singapore and more specifically the Clifford Pier Jetty.

Here you can get an incredible perspective of the scale of the skyscrapers. I was lucky on my second visit to Singapore and found these beautiful flowers which framed the buildings nicely.


5) Bay East Garden

Visiting this area requires a little bit more forward planning as it’s quite far away from the city centre.

The views from the Bay East Garden are incredible and you’ll be able to get some unique photos of the Singapore skyline.

On my first visit to Singapore, I inadvertently visited at the same time as the Singapore F1 race. I was initially disappointed as much of the city was closed off. However, it did allow me to photograph the fireworks as the race ended.

Bay East Garden is the place I photographed from… along with many other photographers that night 😉

Spectacular fireworks display in Singapore, view from the Gardens by the Bay looking across the city skyline

Garden By The Bay building night view


6) Sky Park Observation Deck

Viewing Singapore from this observation deck is a must-do. It offers an incredible perspective of the Singapore Skyline and is brilliant for photography.

The good thing about this observation deck is you can photograph both sides of the Marina Bay Sands Hotel. Either looking towards downtown Singapore or towards the Gardens By The Bay.

Downtown Singapore night time view from the Marina Bay Hotel

View of the Gardens By The Bay from the top of the Marina Bay Hotel


Singapore Travel Vlog

On my second visit to Singapore, I created a vlog to capture my experiences and show many of the locations listed in this article.


Thank You

Thanks for viewing. I hope you found this article helpful and inspired you on your adventure to Singapore. Feel free to comment on this article or drop me a message on social media if you have any further questions.

As I mentioned in the opening part of the article, there is a lot more to photograph in Singapore and this is simply my personal experience.

Finally, if you’d like to see my trip in more detail and how I photographed these locations, check out my vlog on YouTube.