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The best places to watch the sunset in Singapore

No matter whether it’s spent with a special someone, your best gang of mates, or even alone, a dazzling sunset never fails to get us grinning. If you’re chasing after a nice sundowner, Singapore has plenty of brilliant spots to catch the magical moments in all its splendour. Have a stare at these uh-mazing views….

 

1-Altitude
Level 63, 1 Raffles Place | 6438 0410
At 282 metres above sea level, this sky-high gem has an unparalleled reputation as 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, 1-Altitude has launched Sundown Affair, a laid-back daily bash from 6pm-8pm, with DJ Lindo Martinez playing a soundscape of Balearic beats and cosmopolitan grooves. To accompany the blissed-out vibes, Chef Christopher Millar will be whipping up bar bites like Kobe beef sliders with spiced tomato jam.

 

Lower Peirce Reservoir's lone pavilion
Lower Peirce Reservoir’s lone pavilion

 

Lower Peirce Reservoir
Upper Thomson
A gorgeous park with a lovely rainforest backdrop, Lower Peirce Reservoir has a small pavilion out on the water – all the better to watch the sun go down while immersed in the tranquility of nature.

 

The scene along Sunset Walk
The scene along Sunset Walk

 

Changi Boardwalk
7A Gosport Road
Wrapped around the Changi’s scenic coastline, the boardwalk is made up of four different bits, including the breathtaking Sunset Walk.  Take a romantic stroll along this stretch for a splendid view of the sun dipping over Changi Point.

 

The rocky coastline along Labrador Nature Reserve
The rocky coastline along Labrador Nature Reserve

Labrador Nature Reserve
Labrador Villa Road
Aside from having lots of historical war relics, this park is the only place in Singapore with a rocky coastline and sea-cliff – perfect to snap some unique, gently illuminated scenery at sunset.

 

A nice stretch for a quiet stroll (photo: Sockmister, Flickr Commons)
A nice stretch for a quiet stroll (photo: Sockmister, Flickr Commons)

Woodlands Waterfront
Admiralty Road West
With a 1.5km long promenade that runs across the bay, and a bunch of different lookout points, you’re bound to catch a fantastic sunset here (as well as a glimpse of the Straits of Johor). This coastal park is a great place to take the kids for an afternoon of cycling or skating fun and an evening of beautiful views.

 

Brilliant pink and orange hues here...
Brilliant pink and orange hues here…

Punggol Waterway Park
Sentul Crescent Road
With heaps 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.

 

Nature meets city lights at Mount Faber
Nature meets city lights at Mount Faber

Mount Faber
Junction of Kampong Bahru Road and Telok Blangah Road
To see a lovely balance of forest canopy and the 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.

 

Now if only we could hop on one of these boats... (photo: Aleksey Maksimov, Flickr Commons)
Now if only we could hop on one of these boats… (photo: Aleksey Maksimov, Flickr Commons)

Marina at Keppel Bay
2 Keppel Bay Vista | 6303 8448
Claiming the title of Asia’s best marina, Keppel Bay has a handful of great restaurants – such as Privé and Takumi – for a relaxing dinner during twilight. If you don’t want to spend a pretty dime, head to the waterfront instead, and gaze at the purple and orange hues glinting off the yacht-filled waters.

 

For more helpful tips head to our living in Singapore section.

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