Where to find the best views of the Singapore skyline

March 5, 2020

Are you looking for the best views of the Singapore skyline?

Aside from its food, culture and fantastic shopping, Singapore is home to one of the best skylines in the world. Even after multiple visits, it still takes packs an amazing punch. From rooftop bars that let you have a tipple with your view, to bridges that showcase the scale of the city, these are my favourite locations to get your fill of the Singapore skyline.

So whether you’re going just to admire the view (who would blame you) or whether you’re heading to take some amazing photos of the Singapore skyline, here are the best places to see the Singapore skyline and all it has to offer!

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Merlion Park

First on my list of the best views of the Singapore skyline, it’s Merlion Park.

If you’re looking for the perfect photo of Singapore’s skyline from ground level, look no further than Merlion Park. Located near Raffles Place, Merlion Park offers multiple vantage points for getting that perfect snap. Travel photographers, I’ve got your back. With this one, you get to see Singapore’s famous mascot spurting water into the Singapore River. Photo opportunity or what?

This is near the top of my list because you can choose to have Marina Bay Sands in the distance or include the other side of the city with its towering office skyscrapers.

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Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay

Next up for the best views of the Singapore skyline, it’s Theatres on the Bay. Another spot that’s ideal for viewing the Singapore skyline is Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay. Located right on the waterfront, this strange, durian-shaped fixture in the middle of the city offers fantastic views of the Fullerton Hotel. For this reason, I recommend seeing this one at night.

Not only is the building lit up (which lets you see its unique architectural elements), but it gives you a fabulous view of Raffles Place set amongst the Singapore skyline. I also love this as an area to view the Singapore skyline due to the number of bars within walking distance! So it makes for nice evening out admiring the Singapore skyline! 

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Marina Bay Sands (Skypark or the hotel) 

The Skypark at Marina Bay Sands is slightly different, as it does require you to pay an admission fee – but it’s not too expensive, so it still makes my list of the best views of the Singapore skyline. I feel the small cost is totally worth it for the epic view of Singapore’s skyline, as it offers an unparalleled view of the Singapore skyline from way up high (unlike any other on this list).

Without the glass that impedes your view at some other picks, the Skypark is completely open and its observation deck is enormous. With this one, you won’t have to side-step around hundreds of others, you can just take your time and take in the view. There might be some jealousy when you see hotel guests swimming in the infinity pool, but we promise the view is worth battling the green-eyed monster for! You can book skip-the-line tickets to the Skypark by clicking here

If you have the budget, and you haven’t book your hotel yet… Why not opt to stay in the Marina Bay Sands hotel itself? You can wake up to those epic Singapore skyline views, and you’ll get to use their world-famous infinity pool too.

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Singapore Flyer

Next up on my list of the best views of the Singapore skyline, it’s the Singapore Flyer. I must admit, I have a soft spot for Singapore’s very own London Eye. Unlike the other picks on my list, the Singapore Flyer is as much an attraction as it is a splendid place to view the Singapore skyline. Yes, like the suggestion above, this requires an admission fee – but you’ll see what it’s worth it below. 

At 165 metres above sea level, it lets you see Singapore from multiple angles, and the Singapore skyline changes every minute you’re inside. As someone that struggles to make up my mind at the best of times, I like that I can see each part of Singapore’s skyline from a bird’s eye view. If you want to see Singapore’s architecture from above, this is your best bet. You can even see bits of Malaysia and Indonesia from this one! You can book tickets to the Singapore Flyer by clicking here. 

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1-Altitude Bar

Along with the best of us, I love some fab décor and great music. If you want an amazing place to view the Singapore skyline, 1-Altitude is a classy place where you can drink the night away whilst seeing Singapore’s sights. Hey- I love a bit of successful multitasking! As well as providing an amazing viewing gallery on the 63rd floor, you can grab a drink and lounge away in its retro interior.

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Gardens by the Bay

I couldn’t compile a list of the best places to view the Singapore skyline without including Gardens by the Bay. An immense garden filled with tree-like structures, Gardens by the Bay has numerous viewing points to take in the Singapore skyline. From the waterside area that leads up to Marina Bay Sands to the treetop viewing areas, Gardens by the Bay is a fantastic choice to experience Singapore’s architectural feats.

To be honest, this is more than a place to see the Singapore skyline, this is a gorgeous day or evening out, and it’s such a unique feature in the city. It’s something you won’t see in any other city in the world – and it’s for that reason (along with the amazing skyline views) that you shouldn’t miss it off your to-do list. You can book tickets by clicking here. 

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The Pinnacle @ Duxton Skybridge

This is a slightly unique suggestion for finding the best view of the Singapore skyline! Not strictly a tourist destination – this is actually a residential building, with an incredible sky bridge built into it. They only let 200 non-residents visit the Duxton sky bridge each day (and it’ll cost $5 per person to enter) but it’s a really unique and it’s one view of the Singapore skyline that most tourists won’t ever get to see.

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The Sentosa Cable Car 

This isn’t the most flashy Singapore skyline view, or the most perfect one, but cable cars are great fun, and you can see the city of Singapore for miles around you when you’re on it. It’s a great place to capture some interesting shots, but it’s also an excuse to visit Sentosa island too – which is one of the city’s most popular attractions.

I highly recommend booking tickets ahead of time, especially during busy months in Singapore – so you can book tickets for the cable car by clicking here. 

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Faber Peak

If you want a bit of a break from the hustle and bustle of the city, Faber Peak is an outdoor park located a little out of the city, where you can explore some of Singapore’s beautiful wildlife -and perhaps most importantly – enjoy some of the best views of the Singapore skyline. From up in Faber Peak you’ll get dazzling panoramic views of the Central Business District, which is where all the towering skyscrapers are.

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Have you found the perfect place to see the Singapore skyline?

Although I’ve not mentioned every single one, I hope that this guide to seeing the Singapore Skyline has been useful. You’ll find that in the middle of the city, most places you go to offer fabulous views of Singapore’s centre.

Whether you choose to head up to 1-Altitude or simply want to stroll along the Esplanade promenade, I don’t doubt that you’ll have a fantastic view from wherever you choose. So, what are you waiting for?

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