Singapore Sunrise: 8 Breathtaking Spots You Have to Visit

8 Singapore Sunrise Spots You Have to Visit

Get your camera ready to capture the golden hour!

Each sunrise brings a new beginning, a new day with a clean slate. Undoubtedly, witnessing the first rays of gold illuminating the azure blue sky is a sight to behold. Besides, it provides you with the clarity you need to kickstart your day on a good note. If you’re wondering where you can witness the most spectacular crack of dawn in the Lion City, we list down a myriad of sunrise spots in Singapore!

From seasides to tranquil parks, here are the best places to watch Singapore sunrise. All that’s left is for you to get your camera ready to capture the golden hour!

Also read: The Best Things to Do in Singapore, Based on Your Zodiac Sign

Awe-inspiring spots to take in Singapore sunrise

1. Marina Barrage

You would want to make a beeline for Marina Barrage at the wee hours of the morning! The reason: You can catch sight of a magnificent sunrise against Singapore’s coruscating skyline. The luminous glows of orange and golden add on to the allure of architectural gems in the horizon, including the Singapore Flyer and Marina Bay Sands. Trust us, it makes for an Instagram-worthy backdrop for the perfect golden hour shot. 

P.S. — there is an expansive green lawn where you can lay out your mat and comfortably await the right moment! Or better yet, have a picnic with your loved ones. The cool breeze blowing from the waterway would ginger up your riverside rendezvous.

Address: 8 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018951

Also read: 15 Fabulous Picnic Spots in Singapore [UPDATED 2021]

2. Jurong Lake Gardens

Westies, you don’t have to travel halfway across the country just to witness Singapore sunrise. That’s because Jurong Lake Gardens boasts unparalleled opportunities for ardent heliophiles. This waterfront sanctuary is peppered with a plethora of prime spots for sun-watching. Rasau Walk brings you closer to the water’s edge — where you can observe the sun reflecting on the waves, if you’re lucky. On the other hand, Grasslands, brims with a variety of grasses that come alive under the natural light. 

Address: Yuan Ching Road

3. Mount Faber Park

Fancy a bird’s eye view of Singapore sunrise? Then, Mount Faber Park will delight your senses, with its glorious sunrise stretching across Sentosa and Keppel Harbour. Enjoy a breezy walk to get to Faber Point — the highest point in Mount Faber Park. Thanks to its elevation of 106 metres above ground, you can feast your eyes upon a canvas soaked in crimson, with rosy glow tinctures. Plus, the towering edifice outlining the blue yonder creates the perfect juxtaposition.

Address: Junction of Kampong Bahru Road and Telok Blangah Road, Singapore 099448

4. Changi Point Coastal Walk

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Due to the rotation of the Earth, the sun rises in the east and travels westward across the sky. With that in mind, this sunrise spot in Singapore places you at one of the easternmost points in the Lion City. 

At Changi Point Coastal Walk, you can find the perfect spot atop an elevated wooden walkway, spanning 2.2 kilometres, to get a load of Singapore sunrise. Overlooking the sublime ocean, you can gaze at the beautiful twilight as the relaxing soft waves echo in the background. Depending on where you are, you can even catch sight of the occasional ferries and boats making an appearance. 

Address: 6 Changi Village Road, Singapore 509907

Also read: 8 Midnight Activities in Singapore for When it Gets Dark

5. Fort Canning Park

A little more hidden than most sunrise spots in Singapore, the daybreak at Fort Canning Park is no less enthralling. Here’s why: It’s surrounded by lush greenery — check. It exudes historical charm — check. There are ample areas to bask in the lovely sunshine — check. Moreover, you can encounter multifarious flora and fauna while admiring Singapore sunrise. 

Address: River Valley Road, Singapore 179037

6. Coney Island

If off-the-beaten track is more of your thing, then the rustic hideaway that is Coney Island is the place to be. Nestled in the northeastern part of Singapore, this ecologically sustainable park houses diverse natural elements comprising white sand beaches, mangroves, and coastal forests. To top it off, it’s also home to an array of plants and animals. Imagine feasting your eyes upon the sunrise whilst surrounded by an otherworldly scenery — away from the hustle and bustle of city life. 

Tip: You can take your bike for a spin along the cycling route or wander around the designated walking trails to find the picture-perfect sunrise spot!

Address: Beside Punggol Promenade Nature Walk

7. Tanjong Rhu Promenade

Our favourite part about this particular sunrise spot in Singapore? You can find a suspension bridge and a lookout tower within an earshot of each other. Yes, we’re talking about Tanjong Rhu Promenade — where you can ogle at the radiant gold hues igniting the cerulean blue sky from a vantage point or while “floating” on a river.

For that, you simply have to hike up the Tanjong Rhu Lookout Tower that stands at four storeys high. Alternatively, cross the Tanjong Rhu Suspension Bridge to reach Stadium MRT, Kallang Wave Mall, Leisure Park Kallang, and Singapore Sports Hub on the other end as you steal furtive glances of Singapore sunrise.

Address: Starts at Tanjong Rhu Bridge flyover and ends at Benjamin Sheares Bridge 

8. East Coast Park

East Coast Park remains as one of the popular urban getaways in Singapore, drawing people from all walks of life there. With a multitude of dining options and recreational activities for visitors to undertake, it’s no surprise that it has become a local hotspot — even for catching the Singapore sunrise. 

With jetties, coastlines, lawns, and more, you’ll be spoilt for choice when selecting the quintessential setting for your exhilarating endeavour at dawn. After which, you can while away time with leisurely pursuits such as cycling, volleyball, and other adventurous activities to make the most out of your day!

Address: Along East Coast Parkway and East Coast Park Service Road

Also read: 16 Perfect Spots to Catch The Sunset in Singapore [UPDATED 2021]

There you have it: A list of spots to witness Singapore sunrise. Where will you be heading first?

Don’t forget to share this article with all your friends who love to catch the golden hours. Also, tag us on Instagram at @tripzillamag so that we can have a peek at your stunning sunrise photos!

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