No matter whether it’s spent with a special someone, a best mate, or even alone, a dazzling sunset never fails to put a smile on our face. If you’re a spectacular sundowner in Singapore, the city has plenty of brilliant spots to catch the magical moments in all their splendour. Have a gaze at these for some uh-mazing views …
Level 63, 1 Raffles Place | 6438 0410
At 282 metres above sea level, this sky-high gem is Singapore’s highest alfresco bar. With a beautiful breeze and ace tunes, it’s a picturesque spot to catch up with friends over delicious cocktails. Only a slim but sturdy glass barrier surrounds the edge, giving you a seamless view of the sunset, as well as twinkling city lights stretching to the horizon. And, to make the twilight experience even more exhilarating, the bar has launched Sundown Affair, a laid-back daily bash from 6 to 8pm, with DJ Lindo Martinez playing a soundscape of Balearic beats and cosmopolitan grooves. To accompany the blissed-out vibes, chef Christopher Millar whips up bar bites like Kobe beef sliders with spiced tomato jam.
7A Gosport Road
Wrapping around Changi’s scenic coastline, this boardwalk is made up of four different sections, including the breathtaking Sunset Walk. Take a romantic stroll along this stretch for a splendid view of the sun dipping over Changi Point.
Parallel to Bayfront Ave
This unique metal bridge is popular among photographers for its location within the Marina Bay area. Not only is it visually stunning, it also gives you the best seat in the house for views of Marina Bay Sands, the ArtScience Museum and the cityscape across the bay.
Labrador Nature Reserve
Labrador Villa Road
Aside from having loads of historical war relics, this park is the only place in Singapore with a rocky coastline and sea-cliff, perfect for snapping the gently illuminated scenery at sunset.
Lower Peirce Reservoir
A gorgeous park with a lovely rainforest backdrop, Lower Peirce Reservoir has a small pavilion out on the water – ideal for watching the sun go down while being immersed in the tranquillity of nature.
Marina at Keppel Bay
2 Keppel Bay Vista | 6303 8448
This award-winning marina has a handful of great restaurants, including Privé and Takumi, for a relaxing dinner at twilight. Or, if you’re not here to eat, head to the waterfront instead, and gaze at the purple and orange hues glinting off the yacht-filled waters.
Marina Bay Sands Skypark
10 Bayfront Ave, Level 57, Tower 3 | 6688 8826
While this spot isn’t free, the view is well worth the $23 ticket to the observatory deck. Located 57 floors above the city, the Sands Skypark grants you one of the best panoramas – perhaps the best – in all of Singapore.
8 Marina Gardens Drive | 6514 5959
Marina Barrage isn’t just perfect for a picnic in the day, it’s also a great spot to catch the sunset with the city skyline laid out in front of you. As the last of the sun disappears, watch as the city comes alive with a million twinkling lights.
Junction of Kampong Bahru Road and Telok Blangah Road
To see a lovely balance of forest canopy and urban skyscrapers, make the hike up Mount Faber. The iconic hill lets you escape the city crowds and get a panoramic view of Singapore and its southern islands through special telescopes.
Punggol Waterway Park
Sentul Crescent Road
With its mix of jungle foliage meeting calm waters, Punggol Waterway Park is a great place to go for a scenic run or a bike ride at dusk. Make sure you end up at the Jewel Bridge to watch the sun go down.
Admiralty Road West
A 1.5km long promenade runs around the bay here, with a bunch of different lookout points over the Straits of Johor from where you’re bound to catch a fantastic sunset. This coastal park is a great place to take the kids for an afternoon of cycling or skating fun, followed by an evening of beautiful views.
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