If it wasn’t on your Instagram feed, were you really there?
This week we continue to travel along the Green line to source for more interesting minimalist OOTD spots where you can take your pictures! Venturing into Singapore’s heartlands and more central areas, we have more accidental finds than planned, and this list of unique spots will surely satisfy your adventurous soul and make your photos stand out on your Instagram feed!
- Tiong Bahru
- Outram park
- Tanjong Pagar
- Raffles Place
- City Hall
Blk 53 Carpark
Carparks are a trendy place for OOTDs. The white walls, cream colour palate and clean lines of this HDB carpark definitely allows you to showcase your outfit – whether you are classy chic or hypebae! Commonwealth is full of HDBs with muted colours and clean walls and this all white estate is just a 3-minute walk away from the MRT station.
Carparks always go well with street-styles, and a sneaker combo looks perfect here. To start off, wear a basic black dress, dress it down with a denim jacket, and lastly, add that favourite sneaker for that effortlessly sporty look.
Nearest MRT: Commonwealth
Location: Blk 53 400 Tanglin Halt Road
Skyville @ Dawson
Forget IKEA and carparks. Deep in the middle of Queenstown you would find this towering building with an amazing rooftop view. Skyville at Dawson is not unknown to Singaporeans, yet when you climb to the 47th storey you will find yourself mesmerised by the breathtaking view at the rooftop garden. Definitely a view that changes perspectives. This amazing rooftop has pillars that reminds us of the Greek ruins, and you might find yourself taking more pictures than you would expect. While the residents hustle to town, we found our quiet respite at their doorsteps.
With the soft and muted colour palette, dress to your fancy in some feminine colours like the one we paired here – beige, pinks, and whites will match the location perfectly.
Nearest MRT: Queenstown
Location: 86 Dawson Rd, Singapore 141086
Enabling Village is a community for People With Special Needs (PWSN), which has integrated facilities such as classrooms, playground, supermarket, a gym, and dining options too! We loved exploring the village, especially The Art Faculty where we found lots of adorable stationary, pouches, and little ornaments designed by the PWSN children themselves. The architecture deserves mention too, as this open stadium with ramps that allow the disabled to move easily and is also a good photo opportunity for us!
Take a casual and effortless looking shot here. With the earthy tones in the back, wearing lighter or earthy colours allows you to match your outfit to the location. Here, a white halter top and some suede brown shorts will do the trick. Add a light blue shirt or denim jacket if the day was chilly.
Nearest Mrt: Redhill
Location: 20 Lengkok Bahru, 159053
Lim Liak Street
This hipster town is well known for its awesome food and cafes, quaint terrace houses and spiral staircases. Winding through the streets here in Tiong Bahru estate, you might actually find an entire arsenal of white OOTD spots you could use over and over again. In particular, the estate at Lim Liak Street is exceptionally quaint and beautiful, the white 3 storey houses nestled between coconut trees gives off a resort vibe. This old estate also looks as if it came right out of an old Singaporean movie!
A pastel ensemble like the one we styled here would be great for this location. Otherwise, try contrasting with a black outfit, or a medium brown one. Take your photo in mid-stride or profile, it can make your OOTDs more refreshing!
Nearest MRT: Tiong Bahru (6 min)
Location: 27 Lim Liak Street
Former Eun Aun Tong, now 89 Neil Road
Chinatown and Outram has long been a favourite (even a cliché!) spot among photographers here in Singapore. Rather than the quaint shophouses now occupied by many start-ups, what caught our eyes was this yellow and grey building standing along Neil Road. The white and yellow windows, grey pillars, as well and white arcs satisfies our eye for minimalist aesthetics. What you might not know is that this building used to be called Eng Aun Tong (Hall of Everlasting Peace), built by Aw Boon Haw to produce the well known Tiger Balm.
We paired a cosy outfit – a grey sweater with some flowy shorts (and those cute pompoms!) as well as a pair of simple sneakers. You could dress up or dress down, this place will definitely match your style!
Nearest MRT: Outram (beside Pinnacle @ Duxton)
Location: 89 Neil Road
The back of Red Dot Design museum
We all know Red Dot Design Museum, it is the spot for hipster finds – handmade stickers, jewelry, terrariums, and art pieces! But have you ventured to the back? The back of Red Dot Museum is a muted grey, with these overhang windows that takes you into backstreet London. Indeed, this colonial style building was built in 1928 and designed by Frank Dorrington Ward, who also designed the Hill Street Police Station and Supreme Court. However, Red Dot Museum is now being relocated to Marina Bay, so take the pictures with this nostalgic building before it goes!
A denim and white number can look great here! Tip: try to look in all directions when taking your OOTD. That allows you to look more effortless and candid in a photo!
Nearest MRT: Tanjong Pagar
Location: 28 Maxwell Road (old location), 11 Marina Blvd, Singapore 018940 (new location by end of 2017)
Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall
Entering into the busiest part of Singapore on a weekday – Raffles place is full of the working race hustling to and fro town, grabbing coffee, and winding down by the riverside bars at night. But here opposite boat quay, we found ourselves most captivated by the beautiful architecture of Victoria Theatre. It definitely transports us back to ancient Rome, one can’t help but feel a little more cultured here. Other than being the home and playground for Singapore’s theatre industry, this place has long been a favourite to many Singaporean bloggers for their OOTD.
To complement the architectural style, we went a little luxe minimalist with the outfit. Sporting a dusty rose blouse with some flared sleeves, this place definitely shows off your grace and elegance.
Location: 9 Empress Pl, 179556
National Gallery Singapore
Despite having long been the spot for many OOTDs, the National Gallery is timeless and will never run out of style! Its white interior and natural filtered light creates this dazzling effect on your OOTDS. Take a picture outside National Gallery on this glass paneled staircase, and your photo would look as if it was taken in Greece.
What to wear? We suggest a casual outfit, a pullover and some blue jeans, however you like it! Pair it with some sunglasses, and girl never looked so good.
Location: 1 Saint Andrew’s Road, #01–01, 178957
National Design Centre
Hola! Venturing into another favourite place of ours, Bugis. The shopping here is simply amazing – whether you are looking for work clothes, branded items, streetwear, or some little ornaments, it’s all taken care of here! You might find many hipster places for photo opportunities here too, such as Haji Lane. But for this week, we explored the National Design centre and were simply awed by the architecture.
We styled a pair of pastel blue shorts with a white V-neck blouse for that classy casual look. Explore all day and still feel refreshed!
Nearest MRT: Bugis
Location: 111 Middle Rd, Singapore 188969
Lavender houses some of Singapore’s independent startups, and many of its buildings are reminiscent of old Singapore. Exploring in Lavender we have an unlikely find, this hotel named Hotel Hamilton looks understated, with a beige and brown colour palette that looks super good in photos!
We paired this cool look a cropped top and some jeans that show off your legs. Spruce up your outfit with a beanie for an effortlessly chic look!
Nearest MRT: Lavender
Location: 40 Hamilton Rd, Singapore 209210
Singapore Sports Hub
In Kallang, look no further than Singapore Sports Hub, an integrated sports, entertainment and lifestyle hub that is home to many concerts and sporting events. The huge dome-shaped building, natural lighting and grey exterior complements any minimalist outfit. You can even venture out of this place to the nearby bridges, tennis courts and carparks, and you may have unlikely finds for phototaking spots. This place is located between Stadium and Kallang MRT, and a 15 minutes walk away from Kallang MRT.
Swirling in a white flowy tube top, this ensemble creates contrast and makes you stand out from the awe-inspiring architecture.
Nearest MRT: Stadium, Kallang
For more OOTD spots, check out 10+ Phototaking Spots For Your Minimalist OOTD Along SG’s Green Line (Part 1) and 9 Awesome OOTD Spots for Minimalists Along SG’s Green Line (part 3)!