Singapore is full of places for the ‘gram so why not include our plethora of gorgeous parks to our many lists? Here we have a list of 16 parks that you can refer to for aesthetically pleasing backdrops to feature in your next edition of Instagram “Vogue”.
1) Admiralty Park
Located in Woodlands, Admiralty Park is the largest park in the north. This sprawling park is heaven for both children and people who are children at heart as it is home to 26 long and bendy slides as well as a massive play area that is great for kids (and adults!). The colourful and intricately designed play space as well as hilly terrain makes for a great place to get some cute photos for the gram!
31 Riverside Road
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2) Bukit Batok Nature Park
This gorgeous park was developed on an abandoned quarry site in 1988 and saying that the views here are merely breathtaking would be a complete understatement. Climb the look-out points that are more than 10 storeys high to get fantastic views of the quarry as well as scenic shots for your new display picture. Many people have also nicknamed the quarry “Little Guilin” after the granite rock formation in China, so you can even trick your friends into thinking that you’re not in Singapore.
Cnr Bukit Batok East Avenue 2 and Bukit Batok East Ave 6,
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3) Bukit Timah Nature Reserve
Bukit Timah Nature Reserve has one of the richest and most diverse ecological systems in Singapore. Home to around 40% of our nation’s flora and fauna, this picturesque place with its lush greenery and unique plants is the perfect backdrop for some gorgeous and magical photos.
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4) Coney Island
It would be an absolute crime to not put the ever-popular Coney Island on this list. This beautiful sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of city life is home to a wide range of beautiful plants breathtaking views and adorable wildlife. It is a must to have your photo taken at the parks iconic gate!
Beside Punggol Promenade Nature Walk
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5) Dhoby Ghaut Green
This modern park in the middle of town is a mixture of stunning architecture and well-maintained greenery. The spacious grounds and sleek structures definitely provide one with a picturesque backdrop for some pretty photos for the gram.
9 Penang Road
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6) Esplanade Park
Esplanade Park was built in 1943 and is one of the oldest amongst all of Singapore’s heritage parks. The place is a showcase for many of Singapore’s historical landmarks. While learning about Singapore’s rich history, you can also snap a few shots at the beautiful waterfront with the majestic Esplanade in the foreground.
Along Connaught Drive
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7) Fort Canning Park
The iconic hilltop landmark is another place that is rich in history as well as photo taking opportunities. Its expansive, sprawling lawns, lush greenery, magnificent ancient artefacts as well as stunning views make it the perfect spot to chill at for days where you want to take a break from the hectic city life.
River Valley Road
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8) Gardens by the Bay
It would be a problem if Gardens by the Bay was not listed here. This futuristic park is really something else and it is easily one of Singapore’s most breathtaking and intriguing landmarks. The massive park will easily keep you occupied for an entire day and we promise you that you will not be short of any photo opportunities here. Be sure to find a quiet spot though.
18 Marina Gardens Drive
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9) Haw Par Villa
When Haw Par Villa is mentioned, the first thing that comes to mind is a scary theme park filled with death and gore. But if one were to look past the horrors of Haw Par Villa, you’d realise the place actually isn’t so bad and it is a surprisingly good place to snap some photos.
262 Pasir Panjang Road
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10) Jacob Ballas Children Garden
The park’s name says that the park is, by right, for children, but to all our adult friends, don’t feel shy, you’re welcome too! The beautiful, lush space is filled with gorgeous greenery, interesting and colourful structures as well as flora and fauna that will release the inner child in you as well as provide you with stunning backdrops for your new Facebook profile picture.
481 Bukit Timah Rd
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11) Japanese Garden
Did you know that nestled away in the spacious Chinese Gardens is a Japanese Garden? This less known area features structures and landscapes from the Muromachi and Momoyama periods from Japanese history. Aside from that, there is a huge variety of gorgeous Japanese plants to admire as you wander around the gardens. If your followers didn’t know any better, they’d think you were actually in Japan itself!
1 Chinese Garden Road
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12) Kranji Marshes
For something a little more rustic and secluded, you can always check out Kranji Marshes, a massive freshwater marshland that is home to a wide range of biodiversity. The area surprisingly has some pretty modern and sleek structures that’ll look great in photos.
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13) National Orchid Gardens
Nestled away in Botanic Gardens is the National Orchid Garden which has over 1000 species and 2000 hybrids on display. This colourful, floral paradise is a must visit if you’re looking for a place that has Secret Garden vibes. The gardens also have 4 zones, which each zone dedicated to a specific season.
1 Cluny Road
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14) Punggol Waterway Park
The newly built Punggol Waterway Park is the perfect place to get some fantastic views of Punggol. Aside from the park being filled with plenty of activities for people of all ages, the place offers plenty of photo opportunities, what with its sprawling landscapes and modern structures.
15) Sembawang Park
Sembawang Road is not only home to plenty of lush greenery, it also has some pretty gorgeous ocean views as well as a massive battleship playground that pays homage to the locations shipbuilding heritage. We can imagine some of the sick photos you’d be able to take here!
16) The Southern Ridges
The Southern Ridges is made up of a few parks: Mount Faber Park, Telok Blangah Hill Park, HortPark, Kent Ridge Park and Labrador Nature Reserve. These parks are all interconnected and are special in their own ways. A day trip here promises to provide you with a plethora of great memories (and photos!) as well as a fun way to exercise.
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