17 best places to catch the sunset in Singapore, including a few lesser known spots

There’s something magical about the sunset view that makes it a feast for the eyes. The brilliance that’s painted across the sky as the sun disappears into the horizon is a sight for sore eyes and definitely worthy of an Instagram shot.

Plan an outing around capturing the sunset; we have curated 17 best places in Singapore where you can catch the most beautiful sunset view. Take these places down, grab your loved ones, and your camera!

1. Marina Barrage

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Marina Barrage is the perfect location to plan a picnic and watch the skies turn to a brilliant orange hue as the sun finally sets along the city skyline. And then watch as the city lights come to life, contrasted against the night sky.

How to get there: From Tanjong Pajar MRT Station, at International Plaza (03223), board the bus 400. You can also take bus 400 from Marina Bay Financial Centre (03391), near the Marina Bay Station.

2. Marina Bay Sands SkyPark

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Marina Bay Sands Skypark is probably one of the top places for sunset-watching in this list. Even though there is an admission fee (SGD23 for adults), you can expect a crowd. Watch the sun set among some of the city’s most beautiful skyscrapers – the unparalleled view makes the admission fee quite worth it.

How to get there: Take the MRT on either the Circle or Downtown Line, alight at Bayfront MRT station and go to Exit C or D. It will be a 10-minute walk to the SkyPark.

3. Gardens By The Bay

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Gardens by the Bay is one of the most iconic landmarks in Singapore. Now, imagine the skies being painted in a beautiful gradient and sunset – we assure you, the Supertrees are going to look even more whimsical against this backdrop!

How to get there: Board the MRT along the Circle or Downtown Line, alight at Bayfront MRT station and proceed to Exit B.

4. Helix Bridge

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The Helix Bridge is a hot photography venue because of its interesting structure – but do you know it is also one of the best spots to watch the sun set in Singapore? Choose a good time to start walking down the bridge and find a strategic spot to capture a good photo.

How to get there: Take the MRT and alight at Esplanade MRT station. Take the exit that leads to Raffles Avenue, then stroll ahead to Youth Olympic Walk and turn right.

5. Marina at Keppel Bay

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This is a lesser known spot for sunset-viewing and you’ll get an unobstructed view with less human traffic too! Enjoy the breeze as you wander along the boardwalk, then take in the majestic view of the skies turning into a warm orange-pink hue. Besides the beautiful, tranquil setting, you’ll get to enjoy a good dinner afterwards at one of the many great restaurants in the area – definitely a huge bonus!

How to get there: Take the MRT, alight at Harbourfront MRT station and head to Exit B. It will be a 10-minute walk from the station.

6. Henderson Waves

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If you’re intending to explore the Southern Ridges hiking trail, consider planning a stop at Henderson Waves at sunset. This is a great spot to watch the sunset – and there’s plenty of space to stand or sit around while doing so!

How to get there: Take the MRT and alight at Redhill MRT station. Exit the station and board the bus 145, ride seven stops and drop off at the bus stop that is ‘Before Telok Blangah Hts’.

7. Punggol Waterway Park

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Even if you don’t stay in Punggol, here’s a good reason to visit the area: the beautiful sunset view at Punggol Waterway Park. The park is a popular spot for family time, and it’s common to see people jogging or cycling in the park. Round up your loved ones for a day of fun outdoor activities here and then settle them down when the sun sets to complete your day on a sweet note.

How to get there: Take the MRT to Punggol MRT station, then change to an LRT to Damai LRT station. Walk towards Punggol Road and follow the pathway ahead.

8. Woodlands Waterfront

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Woodlands Waterfront is hidden gem that few people know about when it comes to sunset-watching. This park offers an unobstructed view and a beautiful landscape along the horizon. There are designated fishing spots here, so you can consider turning this outing into a day-long activity.

How to get there: Take bus 856 from either Yishun or Woodlands Bus Interchange.

9. Labrador Nature Reserve

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Nature-lovers are going to love the Labrador Nature Reserve. This is where you can do bird-watching and certainly catch a few scurrying squirrel along the way. Its rocky coastline gives this place an interesting touch that’s like none other. It’s definitely going to give you unique photos of the sunset.

How to get there: Take the MRT to Labrador Park MRT station.

10. Chinese Garden

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This is one of the most beautiful gardens in Singapore, thanks to the beautiful water feature and Chinese-style pagodas. What most people don’t know is that the Chinese Garden looks even more beautiful during sunset. It’s also one of the quieter spots on this list so you’ll be sure you can get good photos.

How to get there: Take the MRT to Chinese Garden MRT.

11. Lower Peirce Reservoir Park

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Singapore’s second oldest nature reserve, Lower Peirce Reservoir was built upon the upper reaches of Kallang River back in the year of 1912. Step along the trail and get immersed of luscious forestry that lines the pathway all the way to the lake. There is even a pier nearby to get your money shots or if you just want to have some alone time with your loved ones.

How to get there: Take buses 163, 167, 169, 855 or 980 and drop off at the bus stop nearest to Sembawang Hill Food Court and walk along the Old Upper Thomson Road towards the reservoir.

12. Ulu Pandan Reservoir

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A spot that’s well known by nearby residents but not so popular if you don’t stay in this area, Ulu Pandan Reservoir offers a great sunset view and a serene environment. You’ll be able to take in the calm atmosphere along its boardwalk or watch as residents go for a jog while appreciating the view of the sun setting.

How to get there: Buses 176, 30 or 78 stop near the reservoir.

13. Lower Seletar Reservoir Park

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This ideal location to catch the sunset also offers activities such as fishing, kayaking, and jogging. Plan a fun day out here and finish the day with sunset-watching.

How to get there: Take the MRT to Khatib MRT station. From there, it is a 10-minute walk.

14. Sembawang Park

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Away from the bustling city, Sembawang Park provides a wonderful view along the beach. This park is perfect for families and friends to get together and it is also a popular fishing spot.

How to get there: Take bus 882 from Sembawang Interchange and alight after 11 bus stops.

15. Bedok Jetty

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Bedok Jetty stretches over 250 metres, which makes it one of the longest jetties in Singapore. This place is one of the best kept secrets of fishing enthusiasts and offers a panoramic sunset view that’s quite breath-taking.

How to get there: Take bus 48 from Bedok North Depot.

16. Changi Boardwalk

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Take a stroll along one of the four sections at Changi Boardwalk, enjoy the sea breeze and watch as the sun finally descends into the horizon. One of the most romantic sunset-watching spots in Singapore? Definitely.

How to get there: Take the MRT to Tanah Merah MRT station. From there, take the bus 2.

17. Raffles Marina Lighthouse

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This is one of the few functional lighthouses in Singapore and it looks exceptionally beautiful against the backdrop of the sunset. People willing to travel all the way to Tuas just for this amazing sight.

How to get there: Board the buses 192, 193 or 247 from Tuas Interchange.