Where are the best places to photograph the Singapore skyline?
There are the obvious ones: Singapore Flyer, Marina Bay Sands, Pinnacle@Duxton, any high-rise buildings or rooftop bars. But all these spots share two major dilemmas: The spot is situated inside the central business district area, effectively eliminating half of your vantage point. And more often than not, it is the iconic landmark itself so you’ll have to sacrifice not having it on your picture.
Fret no more. Now it’s possible to capture Marina Bay Sands, Singapore Flyer and the financial district of Raffles Place in one picture!
In fact, you can even capture Gardens by the Bay and its two domes if you take panorama. And there’s also Esplanade there, but it’s not big enough for my amateur-level camera to capture; it’s high time for me to upgrade to DSLR!
But how exactly do you get to this excellent spot?
This place is called Bay East Garden. It’s a quiet, under-appreciated spot that nobody really cares to visit. There are two ways of getting here:
1. Take Bus 158 (from stations nearby to one of these MRT: Serangoon, Bartley, Tai Seng, Aljunied) then alight at Rhu Cross. A landmark to help you navigate your way to Bay East Garden is the Marina Bay Golf Course; or
2. From the main Gardens by the Bay (its MRT station is Bayfront), walk towards Marina Barrage and you’ll find a bridge to cross over to Bay East Garden.
From either option, you may need to walk about 10-15 minutes towards the middle of Bay East Garden before you get the best vantage point. I’ll personally recommend the second option, as the views along the route is less monotonous:
Besides, you also get to sip in the beauty of the Supertree Grove and some amazing views from the top of Marina Barrage, such as the following:
Bay East Garden is quickly becoming my favorite part of Singapore. I also stayed throughout the day to witness the magic of the night skyline. Totally worth it!
Have you been to Bay East Garden? Where are your favorite places to photograph the Singapore city skyline?