29 best places to take OOTDs in Singapore – some are quite unknown!

Stop being envious of your friends’ impeccable Instagram feed, complete with amazing OOTD shots that they took while travelling. Our little island city is full of OOTD opportunities if you know exactly where to look! Check out these 31 spots for your next Instagram post.

1. Apple Store

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Ahh, much like our well-loved Apple devices, the Apple store is all clean sleek lines, milky whites and neutral colours. The wood-textured staircase seems to be a hot favourite for OOTD pictures, understandably so due to its ability to help bring out contrasting colours.

Get there: 270 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238857

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2. Helix Bridge

Singaporeans would be familiar with this double helix bridge, which is also the longest pedestrian bridge in Singapore. We love the LED lights that are turned on at night to illuminate the bridge!

Get there: Walk from Esplanade Mall

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3. Gardens by the Bay

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This garden within the city is adorned with a myriad of well-groomed flowers and plants to complement almost any outfit.

Get there: 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953

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4. Emerald Hill

Don your best weekend dress for a Sunday brunch and snap an OOTD in one of Emerald Hill’s many scenic cafes!

Get there: Walk from Somerset MRT Station

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5. Millenia Walk

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Located in the heart of our city, Millenia Walk offers a multitude of contemporary modern backdrops for a truly fashion forward OOTD shot!

Get there: 9 Raffles Blvd, Singapore 039596

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6. Little India

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Soak up the lively atmosphere and splashes of bright colours in Little India, then capture the spirit and bustle of this place to let your personality shine through in your outfit shot.

Get there: Walk from Little India MRT Station

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7. Wheeler’s Estate

Weekend brunch here satisfies not just your tummy but also your insatiable appetite for the best Instagram photos.

Get there: 2 Park Lane, Singapore 798386

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8. Joo Chiat

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The pretty (and frequently Instagram-ed) Joo Chiat Peranakan houses are not to be missed! For a more muted background, take a walk along the old shophouses and spot the rustic shutters as seen above.

Get there: Nearest MRT station is Paya Lebar, but it’s best to take a bus or drive

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9. MICA Building

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Pro-tip: Instead of going right to the MICA Building, position yourself across the street to capture the myriad of multi-coloured window panes in your frame.

Get there: 140 Hill St, Singapore 179369

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10. CHIJMES

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Don’t miss out on an OOTD at CHIJMES after dinner and drinks, the elegant architecture at this former school will surely complement your date night outfit!

Get there: 30 Victoria Street, Singapore 187996

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11. Orchard Public Library

Unlike our typical neighbourhood NLBs, which often resembles a playground of sorts, this public library is packed with books aesthetically lined up in neat rows! Also, spot the white and brown ladder that is frequently featured on Instagram.

Get there: #03-12 / #04-11 Orchard Gateway (277 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238858)

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12. Singapore Botanical Gardens

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Singapore Botanical Gardens is less crowded and has a more serene atmosphere as compared to Gardens by the Bay. But of course, our botanic gardens is still filled with lush greenery and blooms for many OOTD opportunities.

Get there: 1 Cluny Rd, Singapore 259569

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13. Anderson Bridge

Completed in 1910, this bridge is more than a century old and was build to support trade via the Singapore River and is regarded as an integral part of Singapore’s history. Use the off-white metal structures to frame your OOTD shots.

Get there: Fullerton Road, Singapore 049212

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14. Chinatown

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Capture the vibrant hues of colours and energy of Chinatown by posing alongside the various shophouses and roads, or opt for a more calm and scenic background with the famous Buddha Tooth Relic Temple.

Get there: Alight at Chinatown MRT Station

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15. Bras Basah MRT station

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The glass roof of this MRT station and rooftop pool allows you to let the sunlight casts soft shadows that mimic the movement of water to add interesting textures to your picture.

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16. The Pinnacle @ Duxton

The Pinnacle @ Duxton is regarded as one of the most scenic places in Singapore, as it overlooks the CBD area and offers a good view of our city skyline. While the view at night is amazing, the natural sunlight in the day will offer better lighting for your shots!

Take note that you’ll need to pay to get to the rooftop, unless you know someone who is a resident to let you in.

Get there: 1 Cantonment Road, Singapore 080001

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17. Club Street

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Before downing some drinks to celebrate Friday, explore the various colours and shophouses along Club Street for an OOTD before things go down.

Get there: Walk from Telok Ayer MRT Station

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18. ArtScience Museum

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Let the infinite number of bright lights at the Artscience Musuem’s Crystal Universe give you an out-of-this-planet experience and illuminate your outfit!

Get there: 6 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018974

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19. Tiong Bahru

With its array of hip eateries and quaint shops, you are bound to find a good OOTD spot at every turn in Tiong Bahru estate!

Get there: Walk from Tiong Bahru MRT Station

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20. Gilman Barracks

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The pink pineapple-shaped pavilion right outside Gilman Barracks, part of their visual arts festival, is splashed with bright hues that seems extremely popular for OOTDs!

Get there: 9 Lock Rd, Singapore 108937

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21. Punggol End

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Punggol End is full of scenic spots including but not exclusive to Coney Island. With it’s numerous untouched beaches and even a ranch resort, you are bound to uncover many places for a good OOTD here!

Get there: 3 Punggol Point Rd, Singapore 828694

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22. National Gallery Singapore

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Flaunt your outfits amidst a backdrop of muted colours at the National Gallery (the grand stairs seem to be a popular spot) or amongst their ever-changing displays!

Get there: 1 St Andrew’s Rd, Singapore 178957

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23. Capitol Theatre

This old-school theatre was recently re-opened and its iconic neon sign has since been a popular spot for those hunting for new OOTD backdrops in town!

Get there: 13 Stamford Road, Singapore 178905

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24. Haji Lane

With its rows of brightly coloured shophouses and muraled walls, Haji Lane lives up to its name as a hot favourite for OOTD shots, and is sure to spice up your photos.

Get there: Walk from Bugis MRT Station

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25. Rochor Centre

Unfortunately, the colourful HDB buildings are in the midst of demolition. But it doesn’t hurt to add it into our list for nostalgia’s sake – it’s still one of the best places to take OOTDs in Singapore for us!

Get there: 1 Rochor Road, Singapore 180001

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26. Raffles Marina

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Snap a picture with the horizon, dotted with multiple yachts and boats no less! This one’s for those who like the high life.

Get there: 10 Tuas West Dr, Singapore 638404

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27. Singapore Art Museum

For a rustic black and white backdrop, the colonial setting of the Singapore Art Museum is sure to set the mood for your OOTD.

Get there: 8 Queen St, Singapore 189555

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28. IKEA

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Of course, the famous IKEA storeroom picture is a classic OOTD spot that has frequently pops up on our feeds. Feeling adventurous? Try posing against IKEA’s yellow/blue walls instead!

Get there: 317 Alexandra Road, Singapore 159965 and 60 Tampines North Drive 2, Singapore 528764

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29. ION Orchard

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The steps by ION Orchard are constantly bustling with life – from uncles peddling $1 ice-cream stored in carts to street buskers – this is arguably one of the liveliest places in town. The metropolitan backdrop also makes for a great OOTD background, when it’s not too crowded!

Get there: 2 Orchard Turn, Singapore 238801 (linked to Orchard MRT Station)

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