Best Photoshoot Locations in Singapore [Updated regularly]

List of nice places in case I want to take photoshoot in Singapore. The places are quite nice and can be use for prewed location as well. Some location has not been verified by myself. This list can be used for tourist or people who come to Singapore for the first time. Note that charges might apply on several places and certain clearance might needed (despite not mentioned below)

Sept 9 2010 – arrange alphabetically, remove duplicates in same categories, adding eateries
Dec 13 2010 – adding recommended ‘package’
Dec 29 2010 – Updating Ma Maison and adding NTU’s ADM
Jan 11 2011 – Adding Jaan, 1-Altitude, Helipad, Lantern
Jan 13 2011 – Adding Salt Grill, Sky 57, Ku De Ta

NOTE: Duplicates across categories are possible

HINT: Use the name of the place as keyword for flickr.
HINT: Some area is good for dating too ­čśÇ
HINT: Some place, especially clubs, requires certain dress code – beware

Beach/Sea theme

  • Changi Beach/Broadwalk
  • East Coast Parkway
  • Labrador Park – Beach area
  • Marina Barrage (may need pre clearance)
  • Marina South Pier (may need pre clearance)
  • Mount Faber – restaurant, platform and such
  • Punggol Beach
  • Sentosa Beaches – Tanjong Beach, Palawan Beach, Siloso Beach
  • Sentosa Big Tree
  • West Coast park

Nature/Greenery/Country (non urban) theme

  • Botanic Garden
  • Orchid Garden in Botanic Garden ($5 entrance fee but much more colorful and quiet)
  • Bukit timah nature reserve
  • Chinese Gardens
  • Fort Canning Park
  • Henderson Wave
  • Hort Park
  • Hyderbad Road
  • Kent Ridge Park
  • Labrador Park
  • Lower Pierce Reservoir Park
  • Macrichie Reservoir
  • Mount Faber
  • Punggol Lallang near Punggol Marina
  • Seletar Camp
  • Sentosa (some of the trails)

Urban theme

  • 1-Altitude├é┬á├é┬á(may need pre clearance)
  • Armenian Church (may require pre clearance)
  • Arab St.
  • Balcony at Heeren
  • Blair Road / Everton Road Ion frontage
  • Borders
  • Bus
  • Bus Stops
  • Bus Terminal (???)
  • CHIJMES (inside Church area will require pre clearance)
  • Changi Airport , esp T3
  • Chinatown, crowded area
  • Chinese Garden
  • Changi Broadwalk
  • City Hall / Old Supreme Court
  • Clarke Quay (cafe, bridges, sampan)
  • Emerald Hill
  • Escape Theme Park
  • Esplanade – inside outside
  • Esplanade free performance area
  • Equinox at Swissotel (may need pre clearance)
  • F1 Complex
  • HDB area (+ around rooftop)
  • Ion Orchard (may need pre clearance)
  • Old Parliment House (Indoor requires pre clearance)
  • Jaan,├é┬áSwissotel
  • Jurong Birdpark
  • Kampong Arang
  • Kinokuniya
  • Ku De Ta Singapore├é┬á├é┬á(may need pre clearance)
  • Laselle School of Fine Arts
  • Little India
  • LOVE near Dhoby Ghout
  • MRT Stations (most notable: City Hall, Dhoby Ghout, China Town)
  • Merlion Statue at Marina area
  • Nanyang Technological University campus
  • Nanyang Technological University campus – ADM Building
  • National University of Singapore campus
  • National Library
  • National Museum Singapore
  • Orchard Central
  • Parkview Square
  • Private condos in orchard area
  • Raffles Hotel (interior needs pre clearance)
  • Raffles Hotel Shopping Area
  • Raffles Hotel Eating Area (try peanut bar)
  • Salt Grill, ION Sky
  • Sentosa Resort (shop area or casino)
  • Singapore Art Museum
  • Singapore Flyer (inside / outside)
  • Singapore Management University campus
  • Singapore Zoo
  • Sky on 57, Marina Bay Sand
  • Supermarket (NOT NTUC) somewhere at orchard area or such
  • Suntec Fountain of Wealth (may need pre clearance)
  • Tanjong Pagar / Duxton
  • Tiger Beer Tower Sentosa
  • That CD shop (cute place)
  • The Gateway (may need pre clearance)
  • The Helipad├é┬á├é┬á(may need pre clearance)
  • The Lantern Bar├é┬á├é┬á(may need pre clearance)
  • Thian Hock Keng Temple
  • Vivo City rooftop

Cafe, Eatries and Such – places to eat with interesting decor

  • Cafe del Mar Sentosa
  • Dempsey Hill (plenty… kinda)
  • Equinox at Swissotel (may need pre clearance)
  • Hai Tien Lo at Pan Pacific
  • Jaan,├é┬áSwissotel
  • Ma Maison near city area at Bugis Junction
  • Salt Grill, ION Sky
  • Singapore Flyer (yes you can eat inside those capsule)
  • Sky on 57, Marina Bay Sand
  • Ristorante Pietrasanta (may need pre clearance)
  • Rochester Park (plenty of nice restaurant here)
  • Wild Oats at Upper Willkie Road

Not sure where

  • Kusu Island
  • new resorts area
  • St John Island
  • Universal Studio

In case you just wanted to go to area with tons of stuff

  • Universal Studio
  • Sentosa

Inputs, reviews, comments are appreciated.

Source: Friends, Kaskus, Joho, Axioo, comments below, others,


16 thoughts on “Best Photoshoot Locations in Singapore [Updated regularly]

  1. Thompson

    Probably the best list I could find on the net. It will be better if you could provide some sample pictures though

  2. Aditya Post author

    Being a frequent visitor of Changi Airport, I think in most part of the Airport, you can safely take pics. Just make sure you stay away from places with ‘no photo’ sign’ e.g. at around Imigration Desk or security checkpoint

    I think you cannot take pic when you are on around runway too.

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  4. yenny

    Hi Aditya, it’s good to bump into this site of yours. great info on the shoots locations that you provide. However, are these places that you mentioned here are friendly with a team of fashion shoot with heavy strobe equipments?

  5. Eyla

    Do you have any sample pic for the Salt grill in Ion Orchrad level 55? And do we need permit as well to take pic around there? Thnx

  6. john2592886

    keep up the great work on the site. I love it. Could maybe use some more updates more often, but i am sure that you have got other things things to do like we all have to do unfortunately. =) 25928

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