Top 5 Places to Take Pictures in Marina Bay

Taking Pictures in Gardens by the Bay

Gardens by the Bay – a popular photography spot with the Supertrees, majestic Marina Bay Sands Hotel and the gigantic Singapore Flyer as backdrop.

If you’re a keen photographer, the Marina Bay in Singapore should be one of your top destinations.

Not only is the Marina Bay area a favorite leisure hub for Singaporeans, this area is one of the most rapidly developing areas in Singapore. Striking architectural landmarks here include the unique Esplanade, the commanding Marina Bay Sands, the huge Singapore Flyer and the beautiful Gardens by the Bay.

And it’s all connected by a gorgeous timber boardwalk that lets you discover your favorite photography spot.

You should mark this photo-taking activity as one of the “Must Not Miss” experiences in Singapore!

1. Gardens by the Bay

Opened in 2012, the Gardens by the Bay is Singapore’s second major botanic garden, daringly placed in Singapore’s new downtown.

Photographers will enjoy the lush greenery, but particularly the juxtaposition of the gigantic Supertrees, which are steel towers covered with creepers.

Also available for a fee, are the two climate-controlled dome conservatories, and the suspension bridge connecting the Supertrees which will give you a nice view over the gardens all the way to Marina Bay Sands hotel.

Nearest MRT train station: Bayfront (CE1), Exit B
More info: How to get to Gardens by the Bay

2. Esplanade

The city’s theater of the performing arts is a favorite destination among photographers, thanks to its distinctive spiky and modern architecture that looks good by day or night.

Surrounding pools let you take reflection shots, while the way it lights up from inside is perfect for night photography. The Esplanade also frequently hosts interesting art installations that make for great photos.

Last, but not least, make sure you go up to the open-air rooftop terrace, which will give you the perfect shot of the city skyline at One Fullerton, including the Merlion and the Fullerton hotel.

Nearest MRT train station: Esplanade (CC3)

3. Sands Skypark

Marina Sands Skypark - Panoramic City View

Sands Skypark – Splendid and mesmerizing view from the top. Feels like you are walking “above” the CBD of Singapore. [photo: flickr/melvdesigns]

The Sands Skypark stacked on top of Marina Bay Sands Hotel is a great choice for those lofty panoramic photos you can only get from being right on top of a very high building.

While you get similar views as that of the Flyer, the 55-storeys tall Skypark may be better for photographers as you can to roam around the perimeter of the park to pick out your position.

And once you’re up on the Sands Skypark, there’s no time restriction unlike inside the Flyer capsule, so you can feel free to stake out the sunset.

Nearest MRT train station: Bayfront (CE1)

4. One Fullerton (Merlion Park)

Tourists at Merlion Park

Merlion Park – Very popular with tourists from all over the world who want to take pictures with the iconic “half-lion half fish” statue.

The One Fullerton area is a classic for travelers to Singapore because it is home to the iconic Merlion and the grand Fullerton Hotel.

The Merlion, the half-lion half-fish statue that’s synonymous with Singapore, stands 8.6m tall and constantly spits a gush of water. It’s your obligatory “been there, done that” snapshot.

Fullerton Hotel is a classy colonial beauty filled with beautiful lines, grand on the outside, lofty and modern on the inside.

It’s particularly beautiful when lit up at night.

Nearest MRT train station: Raffles Place (NS26/EW14), Exit H

5. Waterfront Promenade

Marina Bay Waterfront Promenade at Night

Waterfront Promenade – Whether it’s day or night, the waterfront encircling the Marina Bay makes the perfect backdrop. [photo: flickr/chooyutshing]

Another recent attraction that is a wonderful gift to photographers is the new Waterfront Promenade.

Stretching over 3.5 km, this generous and beautiful boardwalk encircles the Marina Bay area, allowing you to walk from one end to the other.

Great photography opportunities along this boardwalk include the Olympic Youth Park, the stunning double Helix bridge, the hand-shaped ArtScience Museum, the dancing fountains that are always a hit with the kids, and of course, the magnificent bayfront skyline.

Nearest MRT train stations: Bayfront (CE1) and Raffles Place (NS26/EW14)