Singapore is a small city, full of futuristic architecture, bright lights, and lots of photography (particularly night photography) opportunities.
The following five location are perfect for night photography in Singapore, which is how Dan spent most of his time (as you will soon see!).
Super Tree Grove
These incredible structures are located in the Gardens by the Bay, a park area of 101 hectares on reclaimed land. The Super Trees are some of the most incredible structures in the garden, ranging from 25 metres to 50 meters in height. The trees are more than just interesting structures, they are also vertical gardens and are home to rare and unique ferns, orchids and vines. The trees also collect solar energy through photo voltaic cells, and collect rainwater for fountains in the gardens – making their functions similar to real trees in nature.
You can wander among the trees, which are lit up at night, or you can visit the walkway which connects two of the trees for views across Singapore.
Marina Bay Plaza
If you want the best view of Singapore from the air, you need to go to Marina Bay Plaza. Marina Bay Plaza is the strange building pictured above that appears to almost float on top of the three building pillars. The top of the building is actually a hotel and you can book to go up to the viewing platform for a fee. But we are not recommending that. There is a better option… a free option. Every hotel has a bar, and the Marina Bay Hotel is no different. You can visit the bar for free, and it’s actually slightly higher up than the viewing platform anyway. For the price of a drink you can have some of the best views of Singapore. One word of warning – you are not allowed to bring a tripod.
The Merlion, a beast half lion and half fish, is the symbol of Singapore. It’s also a major tourist attraction on Singapore’s waterfront. And best of all, it’s a great photography subject. The Merlion is illuminated at night and makes a great night photography subject. Once you are done photographing the Merlion, turn your camera across the bay to get a shot of the light show at Marina Bay Sands.
Fountain of Wealth
The Fountain of Wealth is appropriately located inside one of Singapore’s largest malls, Suntec City. It is listed in the Guinness Book of World records as the world’s largest fountain. At night the fountain is illuminated and is the setting for laser performances.
In our photos above you may be able to see a bright bridge connecting the different areas of the Bay. That is the Helix bridge which connects Marina Centre and Marina South in the Marina Bay area of Singapore. The bridge is designed with the shape of a double helix and has four viewing platforms sited at strategic locations which provide stunning views of the Singapore skyline and events taking place within Marina Bay. Pairs of coloured letters c and g, as well as a and t on the bridge which are lit up at night in red and green represent cytosine, guanine, adenine and thymine, the four bases of DNA.
Thanks to Far East Hospitality for their assistance in organizing our visit to Singapore.