It’s close to 2 years already and with most people still not being able to travel for leisure due to Covid, we have been finding creative ways to keep our travel lust in check. One of these has been finding locations in Singapore which are unspoilt and doesn’t look like you are inside a city. So here are some places which have been enjoying rising popularity for surreal sunrise and sunset photos, while we pretend that these are scenes from another country.
The Lone Tree
This tree has been here for years. It’s a popular spot for wedding couples to take their photos. But then it has garnered renewed interest because of boredom from travel hungry people. Actually, there are 2 trees in the area. Clever positioning of camera angle just makes it look like it’s only a single tree.
Jalan Ulu Sembawang
A recent addition to places to see sunrise this year because of the opening of a new park connector in the area. It’s not far from the lone tree at Seletar Reservoir, but this place is unlikely to be here for long as the area will be redeveloped into a housing estate in future.
Not a really popular spot, because it actually lies in the middle of Singapore’s oldest cemetery called Bukit Brown, and it’s quite spooky when it’s dark. Getting to these vine covered trees is quite tricky as it’s accessible by hiking or cycling through a narrow path with century old tombstones just a couple of feet away. I would dare say most people will only do sunrise or day visits, I wouldn’t want to be here at sunset walking around an ancient cemetery after the sun goes down.
The Last Fishing Village
I wonder who came up with the name of this place. It’s actual name is Seletar Fishing Village. It’s not really a village since the residents don’t stay here but only spend the day to go out to fish from here. The village itself is not accessible to the public. But people come to the area beside the village for sunset views which look kind of mysterious as you can see in the photos below.
Raffles Marina Lighthouse
Located in the far west of Singapore near the Tuas Causeway to Malaysia is Raffles Marina. Here you can find the only lighthouse that is accessible to the public. Maybe it was useful once, but now with the nearby Tuas Immigration center so brightly lit at night, this lighthouse seems to be quite redundant. But it still makes for a very pretty scene during sunset.
So here are some of the places where people have been escaping to feel like they are on holiday while discovering something new about Singapore.