Where to watch the sunrise in Singapore

Wake up early and watch this great ball of fire rise from the horizon
By Tiffany Chow |

There are 365 (sometimes 366) days a year to watch the sunrise. So gather your friends, loved ones or pet and head out to these eight spots in Singapore. Don't forget to pack your camera and tripod as well.

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Sembawang Park, sunrise
Photo: Matthew Ng
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Sembawang Park

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Head to the rim of the waters at the end of Sembawang Park and take your photo with the metal cranes in the background. Alternatively, walk along the beach for the classic sun-over-the-horizon shot. 

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Lower Seletar Reservoir, sunrise
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Lower Seletar Reservoir Park

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Walk to the end of Heritage Bridge and, if the moon’s in alignment, you might even capture it beside the sun – no that spot isn’t dust on your lens. Or take your photos from the jetties near PA Water-Venture – there, you’ll be able to add elements to the image such as a boat and jetty. 

Photo: @victormakw

Things to do, Beaches

East Coast Park

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It’s easy to tell whether a picture is of the sunrise or sunset at East Coast Park: facing the sea, the sun rises on your left and sets on your right. For the best views, either go down the Bedok jetty or park yourself on the breakwater near carpark F2.

Changi Beach, sunrise
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Changi Beach Park

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It might be really out of the way but the best part about the sunrises here? The planes that you can capture in your shot (no Photoshop needed). 

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Marina Bay, sunrise, Merlion Park
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Marina Bay

At Merlion Park, frame the mythical beast in the foreground with the sun rising between the Singapore Flyer and the ArtScience Museum. Otherwise, walk towards One Fullerton to capture backlit silhouettes of the Flyer and Marina Bay Sands as they frame the rising ball of fire. 

Lorong Halus, sunrise
Photo: Matthew Ng

Lorong Halus

There's an aptly named Sunrise Bridge at Punggol Waterway to take your pictures at. But walk further 'til you reach the Lorong Halus Bridge. The red metal structure was made to look like an old, steel railway bridge and makes for a great frame for the sunrise. It’s beside the Insta-worthy lalang fields, too.

Alight at Kadaloor LRT. 
Photo: @matthew77ask

Gardens by the bay, sunrise
Photo: Kokkai Ng
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Gardens by the Bay

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Ride the escalators to the top of the overhead bridge to Marina Bay Sands and point your camera at Gardens by the Bay for an image of the sun climbing over the Supertrees. Or head to Dragonfly Lake in the Gardens (the park opens at 5am) to snap an image of the sunrise, framed by the Supertrees, domes and their reflections on the water.

Marina Barrage, sunrise
Photo: Matthew Ng
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Marina Barrage

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Pack for a picnic before making the trip here. After taking photos of the rising sun, you can always point your lens inland to capture the Singapore skyline. If the weather's good, Marina Barrage is also a good place to fly a kite, or take pictures of kites flying in the breeze.

Photo: @matthew77ask

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