While we spend August expressing our love for the nation and indulging in all things truly Singaporean, why not take it up a notch and capture some picture perfect memories with the family at these uniquely Singaporean photo spots?
If you haven’t already been to the Singapore Art Museum lately, you should now! Besides the ongoing children’s exhibition, Imaginarium, toddler workshops and story telling sessions, there are many picturesque spots at the building. The old school tiles and classic decor give you the perfect mix of past and present.
Address: Singapore Art Museum, 71 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189555
Dragon Playground @ Toa Payoh
The iconic playground is more than just a play area for kids, its vibrant colours and bold structure comes alive when the sun shines bright, making it the perfect backdrop for a photo. Built back in the 1970s, this sand-based structure was phased out after 1993 due to safety concerns but remains standing at Block 28 Toa Payoh Lorong 6, retaining the precious memories of our favourite Singaporean spots within HDB blocks. Click here for more neighbourhood playgrounds you can visit with the kids.
Address: 28 Lorong 6, Toa Payoh, Singapore 310028
For the ultimate vintage frame, head to People’s Park Complex for a pop of yellow in your background. The aged exterior of the People’s Park Complex and rustic industrial elements will give your Instagram/Facebook just the right amount of retro. You can also head to the roof of the building to capture a perfect view of our skyline.
Address: 1 Park Road, Singapore 059108
If you’re planning to head down here to catch the National Day fireworks, remember to be early so that you can snag a good spot. While you’re at it, you can also snap a great picture with this interweaving structure. For the best effect, take a picture after nightfall when it’s illuminated in its full glory of shimmering lights. If you have a GoPro or a selfie stick, try and get the beautiful fireworks in the frame too!
Address: Bayfront Avenue, between Marina Bay and Marina Centre
The 250m-long MacRitchie Treetop Walk is accessible through a 6km walking trail which takes about 2-3 hours on average to complete, or a shortcut from the Venus Drive carpark which will take 45 minutes to an hour! Whichever trail you decided to challenge yourself with, the view at the top is definitely worth it. Remember to bring a few snacks for the kids in case they get hungry. You can only walk in one direction on the bridge, so remember to pause for a picture before you complete the walk.
Address: 601 Island Club Rd, Singapore 578775
Well known for the lush and expansive greenery and its beautiful pagodas, the Chinese Garden provides you with a gorgeous view of the Jurong lake. If you are a flora and fauna lover, you won’t want to miss this. Its imperial-style stone bridges, meandering pathways, pavilions and pagodas will have the kids’ explorative senses tingling, and you can take them to the Live Turtle And Tortoise Museum for a fun learning experience.
Address: 1 Chinese Garden Rd, Singapore 619795
Besides being the perfect heritage spot for art lovers, the National Gallery boasts the world’s largest public display of modern Southeast Asian art, in a massive building that houses two national monuments – the City Hall and the former Supreme Court Building. Within its captivating interior, there are so many backdrops you can choose from, like the black and white steps of the Supreme Court foyer, the grand Rotunda Dome and the Padang atrium where light shines through the patterned glass roof to form shapes on the wooden floor. Check out their exhibitions and art pieces with the kids while you explore this beautiful piece on our little homeland.
Address: National Gallery Singapore, 1 St. Andrew’s Road, Singapore 178957
The lifestyle and entertainment complex in the heart of Singapore has sprawling courtyards and many white walls surrounded by intricate tiling and romantic plants. After taking a few beautiful shots, kick back at a cafe or restaurant nearby and soak in the good ol’ Singapore sun!
Address: 30 Victoria Street, Singapore 187996
Who can miss the Future World exhibition that is plastered all over everyone’s feeds? Besides the wonderful photo ops in this exhibition, kids will enjoy themselves at the interactive play area where they can slide down an augmented reality slide and score points with their tushie, as well as see their own drawing (scanned in) and swimming or driving along the giant projection area. Besides Future World, the ArtScience Museum constantly brings in exhibitions with intricate detail where you can definitely get a beautiful photo. The building’s sleek interior and exterior also provide great backdrops.
Address: ArtScience Museum, 6 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018974
A culturally rich national monument, the Peranakan Museum is housed in the old Tao Nan School Building that was built in 1912, a conserved colonial building retaining the essence of Straits Settlements bungalows. Consisting of the world’s finest and most comprehensive collection of Peranakan artefacts, you can take the kids on an educational visit here to learn about the composite culture which has Chinese, Malay, and Indian elements. Your eyes will glimmer at the sight of the Peranakan beadwork made of over a million glass beads!
Address: 39 Armenian St, Singapore 179941
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