I’ve lived in Singapore since 2016, and it has now well and truly become home for me. While my interest in hardcore photography has waned over the years, I still enjoy going out and now shooting with my mobile phone and mobile photography kit.
A few weeks ago, an old friend of mine from Australia was in town. A photography enthusiast as well, he asked me for a recommendation of locations where he could shoot some good long exposure images. Here is my list of recommendations:
- The Fountain of Wealth at Suntec City. Easiest way to get here in on the Blue Line and get off at Promenade.
- Merlion Park: You can walk here from a Suntec via the underpass, or take the train and get off at Esplanade.
- Marina Bay Sands (from Merlion Park): There is a laser show here at 7:30pm and 9:00pm every night. Shoot from the far side. This is a short walk from Merlion Park.
- Marina Bay Sands from the Promontory. Once again, I’d recommend taking advantage of the laser show. This is a quick walk around the bay from Merlion Park.
- The Singapore Skyline from Marina Bay Sands where you’ll see the Financial District. The closest MRT is Bayfront on the Blue and Yellow lines. One can compete a loop of Marina Bay from the Promontory.
- The Helix Bridge towards Marina Bay Sands. Best timed with the laser show, this is a short walk from the ArtScience Museum in front of Marina Bay.
- Gardens by the Bay from under the Singapore flyer. It’s a side view and you’ll see Supertree Grove beautifully lit. This is a short walk from the Helix Bridge.
- The Singapore Skyline from Gardens by the Bay East. This is a little difficult to get to for tourists. It involves walking or getting on a bike.
- National Stadium from Tanjong Rhu… again, a little difficult to get to for tourists. Closest MRT is Stadium on the Yellow Line.
- The Jewel at Changi: Schedule this for when you depart Singapore. It’s at the airport, so allow yourself some time before you depart, after dropping off your checked baggage.