Its not all grey skies and grey skyscrapers in Singapore – from vibrant Hindu temples, to colourful Peranankan houses and shopfronts, Singapore offers plenty of colourful photo opportunities to blow up your Insta!
Little India – A vibrant district in Singapore, buzzing with life. Wander down Serangoon Road and the neighbouring streets to catch a glimpse of daily life, all easily explorable by foot. Be sure to marvel at Singapores most colourful building, House of Tan Teng Niah and a take that Insta worthy photo (or 10) for the ‘gram. Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple is Little India’s most picturesque Hindu temple and is open 0800-1230, 1400-2030 daily and it was a treat to see how beautiful the temple is. Nearest MRT: Little India
Haji Lane – A riot of colour in the narrowest of streets in Singapore, Haji Lane has it all! Independent boutiques nestled in traditional but vibrantly painted Peranakan architecture, murals that span the entire wall space of buildings, cool bars and charming coffee shops where you can even get your favourite selfie printed onto the micro foam of your latte at Selfie Coffee! A short stroll leads you to Masjid Sultan Mosque, Singapores most iconic mosque in the Muslim Quarter. If ice cream is your thing, pop into Lickety for total ice-cream goals, in Muscat Road. Nearest MRT: Bugis Station.
Old Hill Street Police Station – The rainbow hued louvred windows which were previously grey until its restoration in 1997. The 83 year old building which was once a police station, is now home to the Ministry of Communications and Information, and the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth. Nearest MRT: Clarke Quay
Bugis – Down the back of a narrow alleyway (things I do for photos), I spotted these fun and colourful staircases on the back of some cute buildings. Quick snap for the ‘gram, much to my family’s dismay, then quickly walking on to Haji Lane. Nearest MRT: Bugis.
Peranakan Houses – We spent a few hours going on our own Peranakan house hunt. These adorable houses were built in the 1920s and served as homes for the Peranakan’s until the 1970s. Many have been renovated and brought back to their former glory, some are used as shop houses too. You can see these pastel and neon coloured houses throughout Singapore, but the best can be admired at Koon Seng Road, Joo Chiat and Emerald Hill. Totally adorable with bags of personality – whats not to love?
Redhill – Yes its an all pastel pink above-ground train station! Nearest MRT: Redhill