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Written by Siddhi on May 29, 2020 Share on

Top Film Shooting Spots in Singapore: Picturesque Locations

Singapore’s evolution from a humble fishing village to a futuristic metropolis is truly remarkable. The city’s avant-garde architecture has made it a popular choice for science fiction film settings, including the upcoming season of Westworld. Singapore offers a plethora of technologically driven architectural highlights that make it challenging even for filmmakers to choose among them. Iconic tourist destinations such as Gardens by the Bay, Sentosa Island, and Marina Bay Sands have also become sought-after filming locations in Singapore. As you plan your Singapore tour packages or Singapore honeymoon packages, keep in mind that you may have the chance to explore these renowned sites where both fiction and reality intertwine. Immerse yourself in the futuristic atmosphere of Singapore and witness firsthand the seamless blend of cutting-edge design and natural beauty. Who knows, you might even encounter the magic of movie-making during your visit. Get ready for a journey into the future as you explore the captivating city of Singapore.

Gardens by the bay in Singapore
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Singapore has always attracted a good number of tourists every year but a survey brought out that the majority of them picked this location just to visit the places that appeared in well-known movies internationally! Some major movies that were shot in Singapore locations are Long Long Time Ago, A Maid, Crazy Rich Asians, Bugis Street, Saint Jack, and many more. Check out some of the locations that you can shortlist and visit when you visit Singapore with your family!

Marine One

One portion is residential and the other commercial, Marina One looks so trippy and could be used as a set for Maze Runner. The complex features a heart in the middle with beautiful landscape and greeneries. These designs were made by the same landscape architects behind Gardens By The Bay. The waterfall looks like a new Waltz garden in Floral Fantasy.

Parkview Square

Located on North Bridge Road has often gone unnoticed when you walk from Haji Lane to Bugis. Parkview Square has been coined as the ‘Gotham City of Singapore’, but the Art Deco-style building looks more like The Capitol of Panem in The Hunger Games. You will be greeted by Atlas Bar as soon as you step inside the building. The three-storeyed tall gin tower resembles the Gotham City in Batman.

School Of Arts (SOTA)

School Of Arts (SOTA) in Singapore
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Clad in a facade with greenery and materials that will not only make the school stand out from its surrounding in Dhoby Ghaut. Meanwhile, it clears noise from the traffic while keeping the interior cool. This has always been picked as another filming location in Singapore for Westworld. Level three at this place has amazing scenes and don’t miss out to get here as it one of the top filming locations in Singapore.

The Hive

Shaped like beehives, The Hive is a campus space in Nanyang Technological University (NTU) where students are encouraged to socialise and ‘cross-pollinate’ ideas beyond the classroom. If all schools were designed this way in the past, then maybe I wouldn’t skip classes as often and look forward to studying more. The Hive transforms to a Diagon Alley in a blink of your eyes!

The Interlace

This place looks like Jenga where 31 blocks are stacked together. The 1,000-unit condo of Interlace along Depot Road has made its way to be featured on Highsnobiety Instagram. This unique-designed apartment in Singapore should not be missed. Each block designed strategically has been positioned that every home gets a view of its surrounding.


After undergoing a three-year redevelopment, Funan has finally opened its doors to the public again. Donning a major face-lift that is Instagrammable from every corner, this place has electronic gadgets and camera gadgets. Not only gadgets but five other unique sections becoming the first DJI store in Singapore with an in-store cage.

The Helix

Helix Bridge
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Designed exactly like a DNA structure, the helix bridge links Marina Centre to Marina Bay. Especially spectacular at night when it lights up and looks like a portal opening up into another realm, it’s also one of the filming locations in Singapore, attracting visitors with its unique architectural beauty.

ParkRoyal on Pickering

ParkRoyal on Pickering in Singapore
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Parkroyal on Pickering in Singapore has always been on sci-fi movies. Located in Chinatown, the hotel is surrounded by heritage buildings making its presence known to all. Covered with plants and trees on one side of the hotel, doesn’t it look like it belongs in Jurassic Park?

Jewel Changi Airport

Jewel Changi Airport
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In a similar vibe, when you visit Jewel Changi Airport, the theme song for Jurassic Park will play immediately in your mind when you watch the Rain Vortex with terraced forest flanking its sides.

Gardens By The Bay

Gardens By The Bay
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Gardens By The Bay covered with flora and fauna look right out of the andromeda universe inhabited by aliens. The magic happens when night falls and the Supertree Grove lights up in a spectrum of colours. The magic happens when night falls and the Supertree Grove lights up in a spectrum of colours.

Raffles Hotel

Raffles Hotel
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The Raffles Hotel was built in 1887 and inexorably became a major portion of Singapore’s history. Even, Joseph Conrad used to grace the Long Bar, the home of the pervasive Singapore Sling. The hotel used to be one of many film locations in David Bowie: Ricochet, video-chronicling the musician’s Serious Moonlight tour across Singapore, Thailand, and Hong Kong. For a complete rundown on places, David Bowie used to visit the SG Film Hunter. Raffles Hotel also seems to appear in Rogue Trader, which is a 19th-century biopic that stars Ewan McGregor as the broker who led to the bankruptcy of Barings Bank.

We all tend to boast about the filming locations in our own country, which starts from Bollywood to Kollywood. It is always exciting to see these locations and experience how the complete set might have looked for real. Singapore has a lot of places that Hollywood and many other internationally renowned movies have shot. I’m sure you would want to visit these places, click a hundred pictures, and post on Instagram. Start planning your itinerary with Pickyourtrail! Oh now that you might be interested in planning a vacation, book your dates with the Singapore tour packages, featuring filming locations in Singapore!

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