The Colours of Singapore

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Last week I shared some of my Singapore highlights, but perhaps the thing that surprised me most was how colourful the city is. I had expected the metallic greys of cityscape but instead found a warren of charming colour. Here are some of my photos of the city’s colourful scenes. It’s a city that photographers and Instagrammers will love.

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Street art on Haji Lane.

Hindu temple in Chinatown Singapore

Hindu Temple in China Town.

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Haji Lane.

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Design Boutique, Haji Lane.

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Turkish restaurant on Arab Street.

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Turkish Restaurant in Kampong Glam district.

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Sultan Mosque in Kampong Glam.

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Shop front in Kampong Glam.

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Coconuts in Little India.

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Fresh veg in Little India.

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Market stalls of Little India.

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Flower Garlands of Little India.

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House of many colours, Little India.

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(It always pays to look up in Singapore.)

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Pink Cocktail from Kue de Ta bar on top of Marina Bay Sands Hotel.

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Inside the Cloud Forest at Gardens by the Bay.

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Supertree Grove by day (spot the extreme gardening!).

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And finally, Singapore’s very own London Eye!

More on Singapore

I’ve written a post about Singapore highlights. Here’s an extract:

I didn’t expect to like Singapore. My mind had filed it somewhere alongside Dubai as nothing more than a business metropolis with strict laws and uncomfortable segregation. When I won a flight there, if I’m honest, my mind was more focused on where else to visit in the region rather than exploring the city itself. But I wanted to give it a chance and arranged to stay for four days en route back from Thailand.

Those four days became the favourites of my trip. I fell for Singapore and its surprising mix of old-world charm and glitzy, futuristic cityscape. In between the skyscrapers lie colourful buildings and cultural enclaves, and the high-rises themselves are punctuated by gorgeous gardens and waterways. It all comes together into a remarkably well-crafted city with an exciting and invigorating buzz. Here are some of the highlights that had me charmed…

More on Singapore

Find out my favourite things about Singapore (aside from the beautiful colours) in this post about Singapore highlights. And here’s a guide to Singapore’s best family hotels. And here’s a handy post by the Venturists on what to eat in Singapore and a guide to craft beers in Singapore.

Have you been to Singapore? What did you do?

15 thoughts on “The Colours of Singapore”

  1. I absolutely loved Singapore when I went a few years back! These photos brought back some great memories. The one thing I crave the most from that place is Chilli Crab – did you get to eat it while you were there?

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  2. Wow. That’s not how I pictured Singapore at all. I think it’s firmly cemented as a place we’ll be visiting next year now! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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  3. Woah- this are beautiful photos. I had no idea either than this country was so colorful. I am hoping to add it to my list for next year and after seeing these it has moved towards the top.

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  4. Whenever I think of Asia, I think of an explosion of color, and Singapore is certainly no exception as your beautiful photos so nicely illustrate. For that reason, I do think Singapore is a wonderful place for photographers to wander… you are sure to find something that catches your eye around every corner!

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  5. It’s great that Singapore is getting some praise recently in the travel blogging community as it has an immense amount to offer and far too many people avoid it due to the cost of visiting. Costs can be reined in and, as your photos show, some of the best things to see are free. We started our Asia travels there and I look forward to returning to hopefully appreciate the small bursts of personality more.

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  6. Love these pictures! Reminding me of my own little trip there… I also stumbled across that gorgeous Hindu temple and had no idea how famous it actually is… well across the blogosphere lately anyway 🙂

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  7. Wonderful impressions Victoria! Bringing back some lovely memories, especially from the picturesque Haji Lane and “the villages within the city”. The Cloud Forest looks just mind-boggling…

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  8. I love”Pink Cocktail”, great photos you have for coconuts and fresh vegetables. All your photos are great and colorful.

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