When in Singapore, don’t miss out on the marvelous architectural designs it has to offer. In terms of innovation and spectacular architecture, Singapore is a place like no other. It’s a treasure chest that you open and that never seems to run out of gold, because buildings pop up everywhere in a blink of an eye. If you’re planning a trip to Singapore soon, put these on your bucket list of places where you can admire modern day creations.
Instagram feeds are overflowing with pictures of the Southern Ridges project, and with a good reason. There’s no tourist or local that didn’t visit this magical place. It connects five hills, ridges and parks, with a series of bridges, such as the Henderson Wave, which is a wave you’re going to want to ride. It’s the most common backdrop for wedding shoots, and it’s a one-of-a-kind bridge that gives an urban stamp to a natural setting, and the contrast is quite the hit in Singapore.
Marina Bay Sands
Some will recommend it for the dining experiences, some for the infinity pool and the spectacular views, but we recommend it for the overall architectural design. This magnificent miracle of architecture, which somehow seems to defy the laws of gravity, is a tall building whose top seems to float in the sky like a cloud ark. The Sands SkyPark is home to a beautiful garden that’s a part of the dreams of every florist Singapore has and it connects the three towers and is longer than the Eiffel Tower’s entire height! Don’t miss the park in the sky, you’ll be pleasantly surprised.
Shopping enthusiasts will know about Orchard Road due to its charming shopping opportunities, but the Ion Orchard isn’t just a place to shop your brains out. Ion Orchard is a glistening architectural wonder that glows in all its glory. This glass, iron and marble construction should be on your list, if not for the shopping, but for the futuristic appearance of it. In terms of architecture, it’s designed to offer more than just boutiques and luxurious stores, but a place that’s beyond conventional.
Gardens by the Bay
A part of Singapore’s project to create a ‘City in the Garden’ contrary to the Garden in the City, Gardens by the Bay isn’t just a sight for sore eyes for nature lovers, but also those who are amazed by modern architecture. The Supertrees are going to grab your attention, as futuristic trees whose purpose isn’t just purely sensational; most of the trees collect solar energy and serve as air exhaust channels for the Conservatory.
Another bridge, another miracle of architecture that came as a fruit of architectural labour of Australians and Singaporeans. This marvelous bridge that reminisces us of DNA structure leads us straight to the Art Science Museum. Visit it day, or at night, but both sights are breath-taking.
Thian Hock Keng Temple
Although it’s one of the older architectural designs, built in complete traditional Chinese style, you’ll enjoy its traditional appeal. The temple was constructed without the single use of nails, with every single pillar, wall or mosaic constructed from broken pieces of glass and junk that could be found. There’s a lot of history behind it, therefore it has an inevitable charm to both locals and tourists.
Bishan Community Library
Bookworms are going to flock to this place first, but you don’t have to be one to appreciate the beautiful architecture. The library has a stunning exterior, with potruding ‘reading pods’. The library has an equally impressive interior, and it has won numerous awards for its peculiar design.
Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay
With two impressive glass domes over the theatre, it was a design unlike any other in Singapore, as well as the world. From the distance it resembles the eyes of the fly, and it gives spectacular views to any visitor, as its right next to the waterfront. It’s one of Singapore’s most famous landmarks.
Singapore is a growing and developing country that keeps surprising us with architectural wonders every now and then, which is why we just might be updating this list pretty soon. Rest assured, you won’t be disappointed with their architecture.