Visiting Singapore during Valentine’s Day is sure to brighten up your Instagram feed. With a combination of the futuristic and the natural, your romantic photos will continue to spark joy long after your trip is over. Here are some free-to-access romantic photo spots to make you and your love the latest #couplegoals!
1. Gardens by the Bay
What is a visit to Singapore without stepping into this vast city garden? Located in the Marina Bay area, Gardens by the Bay takes up 101-hectares of land space, much of it reclaimed land. To top it off, two climate-controlled conservatories overlook the bay majestically. These shell-shaped wonders have brought the plants of the world into tropical Singapore, delighting visitors and travellers alike. Equally impressive are the Supertrees, vertical gardens designed to look like very tall trees, giving the gardens a splash of futuristic grandeur.
Snap a rad couple photo at the Supertree Grove when the sky is dark and the lights are on. Show everyone what an out-of-this-world romance looks like. Stay for the Garden Rhapsody, a nightly light show beginning at 7.30pm to cap off the experience.
2. Marina Bayfront
The Marina skyline spells Singapore as much as the Merlion does. We’re willing to bet that your travel guide features a variation of the buildings gathered around the area. It might not be usually associated with romance, but we’re sure you’ll warm up to the idea. Whether you choose the skyscrapers of Singapore’s Central Businesss District or the ArtScience Museum as your backdrop, move in close with your date for a stunning couple shoot.
Sentosa is home to Universal Studios Singapore, but before that, it was known as a beach paradise. Head down to Siloso, Palawan or Tanjong Beach for a romantic picnic, or just lie back and enjoy a quiet evening together. When you’re done, strike a pose with the palm trees for a shot that screams “Tropical Paradise”.
4. Singapore Flyer
Riding in one of those little capsules on the Singapore Flyer is one of the best ways to see the city. However, flight tickets might be a little pricey. Even if you have to give it a miss, try to squeeze in a lovely shot with the Flyer in the distance! It stands out amidst the bulidings and gives your pictures a little touch of artistry. Who knew an oversized ferris wheel could breathe a little romance?
5. Mount Faber Park
Just a short walk or cable car ride away from Sentosa is Mount Faber. It’s also a popular park with a great hiking trail. After trekking up the hill with the love of your life, you’ll find the Bell of Happiness. Take a cute couple photo and ring the bell to let each other know how happy you both are. If you can’t bring yourself to ring it, then well…
Libraries can definitely be beautiful, romantic, and mysterious places. Looking at you, Hogwarts. Singapore’s libraries are definitely more functional than hardwood lovely. But library@orchard has drawn more than bookworms since its opening in October 2014. With a collection focusing on design, the library certainly delivers on its looks. Tall, curved shelves and bamboo flooring run through the double-storey library. The irregular yet streamlined design means tons of possibilities for your creative shoots. Nerd out with your date and let your imagination soar!
7. Haji Lane
You might have heard of Tiong Bahru, especially in recent years, but Haji Lane was the orignial hipster district. It was and still is a hangout spot for artists of all sorts. The walls are decorated with colourful murals with a regional touch. Until recently, poets and budding musicians would play at Blu Jaz Cafe to raving audiences. Why not take a romantic stroll down the lane, exploring quirky shops, indie goods, and street art? Be a part of the art! Gaze lovingly into your date’s eyes while an unfortunate passerby tries to get everything in frame. But hey, it’s all worth it.
There you have it! From the big names to small lanes, Singapore is chock full of romantic photo spots for travelling couples. Who says you can’t celebrate Valentine’s Day on holiday?