The best way to remember a good holiday is by taking photos of the places you go, people you meet and food you eat. Instead of having a bunch of mediocre shots though, head to picturesque areas of the place you’re visiting and you’re basically guaranteed to take some winning snaps. If they’re really good you would probably even want to frame them! We recently experienced the Singapore Stopover Holiday (SSH) Package as guests of Singapore Airlines and found the top 6 spots for photography in Singapore.
Taking a cruise down the river is the perfect way to get quickly acquainted with some of the sights, geography and history of the city. It allows you to really appreciate the diverse and often contrasting architecture the city has to offer. The river cruise also lets you get some unique shots of Singapore from a perspective you otherwise wouldn’t be able to.
Save the S$17 ticket price by presenting your SSH card, which gets you on the cruise for free.
Claiming the status of being Singapore’s oldest museum, the National Museum is a must see when you’re in town. The neoclassical architecture style of the building is something to be truly admired before even stepping inside the museum. In fact, a Glass Passage was built in recent years to allow visitors to view the fine details of the building in a gallery-esque setting. Features like the stained glass dome make for beautiful shots of the museum.
Located in the cool, art deco building lined Keong Saik Road is Potato Head Folk. Strange name, but don’t let that put you off. The super laid back bar is exactly the kind of place you can really relax in, while enjoying acclaimed burgers by Jakarta’s Three Buns and sipping on some perfectly mixed cocktails. The rooftop is a great place to enjoy the warm Singapore air and take some nice sunset shots from a unique location.
Whether you’re a green thumb or not, it’s hard not to be impressed by the grandeur of both the Flower Dome and Cloud Forest in Gardens By The Bay. The Flower Dome is the largest glass greenhouse in the world, so there’s endless opportunities to snap some unique shots in there. From close-ups of rare flowers to wider shots taking in the diverse mix of plants on display, as well as the incredible architecture of the domes themselves, these places are any photographers dream.
With your SSH card, you get free entry into two conservatories in Gardens By The Bay, including the Flower Dome and Cloud Forest – which would normally cost S$28.
Like a lot of things in Singapore, the contrast between old and new is stark but adds a lot of character to the city. This is nowhere more apparent than at the National Gallery, which actually integrates the historical former Supreme Court and City Hall buildings and is the largest art museum in Singapore. Fused by modern architecture and technology, this is a cultural and photographic destination not to be missed.
Entry to the National Gallery Singapore is normally S$28, but is free with a SSH card.
Sitting at 282 metres above the ground, the views from the 1 Altitude rooftop simply can’t be beat. Offering a stunning 360 degree panorama over Singapore, you won’t want to have left your camera in the hotel room when you come here. The city is beautiful day and night, but we suggest going to 1 Altitude to kick back with a cocktail to watch the sunset and see Singapore come to life with lights and illuminations after dark. The photos practically take themselves up there.
Cover charge is normally around S$30, but it’s free when you flash your SSH card, plus you get a free drink at the bar too.
The Singapore Stopover Holiday package is the perfect way to discover Singapore for the best value. It’s an option you can choose when booking flights with Singapore Airlines that gets you over S$660 worth of value in hotels, airport transfers, rides on the SIA Hop-on Bus and entry to over 15 attractions (including some of the above), starting from only S$65.