It’s no secret that Singapore is an absolutely stunning city, filled with lush greenery and modern architecture at every turn. Whether you’re watching the sunrise from a vantage point or simply marveling at the cityscape from a skyscraper, there’s no shortage of views. Little Steps has compiled a list of places where you can catch scenic views for yourself. The best part? Most of these places won’t cost a single cent!
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Singapore is a green city, which means some of the best views feature Mother Nature. For a new place with unobstructed views of greenery and the sea, head to Changi Bay Point in the East, which has plenty of jogging paths, cycling routes and benches for you to spend a day with the fam. There are also lookout points for you to absorb sights of the sky, and spot ships in the distance.
Changi Bay Point, Aviation Park Rd, www.nparks.gov.sg/gardens-parks-and-nature/park-connector-network/changi-bay-pc
As part of the Southern Ridges, Henderson Waves gives you some of the highest views of Singapore – 36 meters up to be exact. You’ll be able to have this lookout while hiking or jogging, or sit by the sheltered areas to just be in awe of your surroundings. Either way you walk will lead to Mount Faber Park or Telok Blangah Hill Park, two other locations that offer stunning sights as well.
Henderson Waves, The Southern Ridges, www.nparks.gov.sg/gardens-parks-and-nature/parks-and-nature-reserves/the-southern-ridges
For a spot in central Singapore where you can enjoy incomparable views of the cityscape and skyscrapers like Marina Bay Sands in the distance, pay a visit to Marina Barrage. Besides staying for breathtaking sunset views from the open-air field at the top of the building, you can also plan to have a family picnic or kite-flying activity. Make sure to snap some photos together to commemorate the moment!
Marina Barrage, 8 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018951, +65 6514 5929, www.pub.gov.sg/marinabarrage
It’s no surprise that the Merlion Park is a popular tourist attraction, located a stone’s throw away from the Esplanade and Raffles Place CBD. Besides the iconic Merlion statue spouting water in the background, you’ll also be treated to gorgeous views of Marina Bay Sands against the waterfront. Don’t leave without heading to the walk-out observation deck for selfies and a completely unobstructed panoramic view.
Merlion Park, 1 Fullerton Rd, Singapore 049213, www.visitsingapore.com/see-do-singapore/recreation-leisure/viewpoints/merlion-park/
Don’t be fooled by its name – the Raffles Marina Lighthouse is not actually in the Raffles Place area, but in the West side of Singapore instead. The journey might be far for some, but travel down and you’ll be rewarded with epic views of the sea, especially magical during sunset hours. It also boasts one of the last functional lighthouses in Singapore and a pier that you can take a picturesque and cozy family stroll on together.
Raffles Marina Lighthouse, Raffles Marina 10 Tuas West Drive, Singapore 638404, www.rafflesmarina.com.sg/about/group-1/rm-lighthouse.html
Everyone knows that Sentosa has all you need for a leisure day out – the sky, the sand and the sea. To get a bird’s eye view of these wonders, head over to Palawan Beach, cross the suspension bridge and walk up the tower and be rewarded with a panoramic view that might even transport your mind overseas temporarily.
Palawan Beach, Sentosa, www.sentosa.com.sg/en/things-to-do/attractions/palawan-beach/
It takes patience and hard work to hike up MacRitchie Reservoir, but once you reach the Treetop Walk, you’ll realize it’s well worth it. The bridge connects the highest points of Bukit Peirce and Bukit Kalang, which also means you’ll get to be closer to the clouds for a gorgeous view. Access to the bridge is free and the hike is relatively manageable, so you can bring the kids along for an active day out!
MacRitchie Reservoir Park, Singapore 298717, www.visitsingapore.com/see-do-singapore/nature-wildlife/reserves/macritchie-nature-reserve/
When it comes to parks in Singapore, East Coast Park is arguably the most popular. It’s adjacent to the beach, which means your seaside hangout will translate to scenic views and stunning photos – especially during the golden hour or sunset. Make a pit stop by the lookout platforms or Bedok Jetty during your visit for even more glorious sights.
Even if you’re not onboard a yacht setting sail for the seas, you can still bask in the idyllic scenery at Marina Keppel Bay. Visit the waterfront in the daytime and admire the blue waters, or stay till nightfall and watch as the pier and surrounding buildings illuminate in lights. With views of docked ships and islands in the horizon, it’s the perfect setting for a romantic date or family bonding with the kids.
Marina Keppel Bay, 2 Keppel Bay Vista, Singapore 098382, marinakeppelbay.com
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A hidden gem for spectacular views is located at Punggol Waterway Park, which is popular among cyclists, skaters and joggers. You’ll get views of the waterfront throughout your journey, but head towards the Sunrise Bridge and Jewel Bridge for a vantage point to capture nature at its finest too – think lush green foliage and open-space areas.
Punggol Waterway Park, Sentul Cres, Singapore 821313, www.nparks.gov.sg/gardens-parks-and-nature/parks-and-nature-reserves/punggol-waterway-park
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