Four Instagrammable locations in Singapore

Four Instagrammable locations in Singapore

24th February 2020 0 By livinguktaiwan

Today I want to share four instagrammable locations in Singapore. All these beautiful locations and buildings will sure add so much colour to your travels.

 

It’s been many years since I’ve been to Singapore, the last time was when I was transiting to New Zealand. My impression of it has certainly changed during this trip. For a start, I noticed a lot more interesting buildings around town. I don’t know if previously I just never noticed them, or whether these are due to preservation efforts in recent years.
已經很多年未來過新加坡,這次到訪的影像比以前有頗大改觀。例如,發覺原來這個城市有那麼多值得欣賞的建築物。不知是以前從沒有察覺,還是近年保育工作做好得好。


Koon Seng Road 坤成路

These blocks of colourful houses are in Peranakan style, a fusion of Malay and Chinese dating back to many centuries ago. They are currently occupied as normal residents, but there is often a flow of tourists taking photos outside. I’m not surprised as they are so pretty, and are so Instagrmmable.
坤成路路上這排色彩鮮豔的娘惹式房子是IG 打卡熱點,門外經常可以見到有遊客在拍照。娘惹文化是中國跟馬拉結合的獨有文化,可以追索到幾百年前。今天這排房屋是一般民居,去打卡記住要尊重別人的家園喔!

 

 

 

 


150D E Coast Rd

Here’s another group of pretty colourful houses that are also very Instagrammable. They are located down a little lane, and are famous for their unique preserved facade. Again, they are normal residents, I’d love to live in one!!
這是另外一排很別緻的房屋隱藏在一條小巷子裡。同樣是色彩繽紛,加上每一家門前都有一條小小樓梯,在這裡居住,我想肯定有一個溫暖的家。

 


Haji Lane 哈芝巷

Haji Lane is a recommendation from a friend. She said this is a quirky lane with lots of interesting shops, cafes and bars. I arrived early afternoon when it was very hot. I think I must have been a bit tired from travelling, so just wasn’t in the mood to walk around. Having said that, the lane did look very interesting and I can imagine it has a great vibe in the evenings.
當地朋友推薦去哈芝巷,說這裡蠻有特色。我中午過後到達,當時天氣很熱,加上可能太疲倦,沒甚麼心情逛。其實短短一條巷,牆上畫了七彩繽紛的壁畫,真是很有特色,我相信晚上一定很熱鬧。

 


Chinatown 唐人街

With 70% of Singapore’s population being Chinese, Chinatown is quite an important area in Singapore. I found that like many other Chinatowns around the world, the area is a little bit too touristy for my liking. The other thing about Chinatown, is that it seems to lag behind the rest of society by one or two decades. Depending on how you look at it, this may or may not be a bad thing. Personally, I think if it can preserve heritable and culture, it’s a good thing.
新加坡7成人口是華人,唐人街是當地重要的地區。國外大多數唐人街都太過遊客化,這裡也不例外。另外,感覺上唐人街一般都比整個社會落後了十多二十年,彷彿停留在某個時間上。是好是壞,見仁見智。我自己覺得如果可以保留文化遺產,未常不是一件好事。


So here are my choice of four Instagrammable locations in Singapore, hope you like them.

 

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