5 Best Places to Watch the Sunset in Singapore

By Ridhwan Abu Bakar | 29, Sep, 2020
5 Best Places to Watch the Sunset in Singapore

The Sunset, a glorious moment where the sky changes its colors to that beautiful pastel-golden hue. Very few things in life are as beautiful as the sunset, which holds true to the saying “Sometimes the best things in life are the simplest”. Even if you see it daily, the sunset never fails to impress. 

Living in a concrete jungle like Singapore, it may come as a surprise that there are a number of quiet places in Singapore to see where you can get the best out of this few minutes of natural wonder. For the early risers, some of these places also double up as a Sunrise spot as well. Here are some places in Singapore where you can get the best views of the sunset (and sunrise).

 

Mount Faber

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Right smack in the southern part of the city, the inclination of Mount Faber makes it one of the go-to places to see the sunset. Due to its location, it overlooks the tall buildings around it giving off a great view as the sun sets and disappears behind the skyline. Kind of like Hong Kong’s famous Victoria Peak but a tad smaller.

In addition to the view, Mount Faber is a great place for a nice and easy hike up the hilly terrain. Surrounded by lush greenery, the whole experience of going to the peak to see the sunset will be an enjoyable experience.

 

Henderson Waves

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The highest pedestrian bridge in Singapore, Henderson Waves also makes for a good spot to go chasing sunsets. Near Mount Faber, the Henderson Waves stands tall above the vegetation and roads to give you a clear view of the sunset. In addition to the already great sunset, Henderson Waves itself is a looker at night with its interesting design incorporating smooth curve lines that complement the surrounding hills.

As part of the Southern Ridges trail, Henderson Waves require a bit of a walk to get to the optimum spot to view the sunset but it will all be worth it once you actually see the views. Sounds like a good place to rest if you ask me.

 

Changi Boardwalk

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The first few things that come to mind when I think of Changi is Nasi Lemak, Airplanes, the ferry rides to Tekong, and of course, the beautiful sunsets. No, you don’t have to be on the ferry to see the beautiful sunsets. Take a trip back in time when you visit the Changi Boardwalk. With the Kelong-like walkways over the waters, it has this particularly rustic vibe to it that goes really well with the gorgeous sunset view that the place offers. You will want to walk till the end and onto the Sunset Walk for the best views of the sunset.

This serene gem in the east is one of the lesser-known spots to chase the sunset but it is definitely worth a visit! Peaceful, beautiful, this place is a great place to see the sunset while also escaping the hustle and bustle of everyday city life.

 

Bedok Jetty

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A true Fisherman’s Friend, Bedok Jetty has always been a favorite amongst the fishing enthusiasts and cyclists. The long stretch of concrete atop the waters of East Coast makes for an unobstructed view of the sunset. As a matter of fact, you can even see the iconic city skyline glow orange because of the sunset. 

So chope a bench there and absorb in the views and the great environment that the jetty has to offer. If you’re cycling or jogging, be sure to make the jetty one of your rest stops!

 

Raffles Marina Lighthouse

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Perched at on the western tip of Singapore lies a lonely lighthouse that has been keeping the waters safe since 1994. The Raffles Marina Lighthouse is a popular spot for wedding photoshoots and sunset chasers looking for that Instagram-worthy sunset shot. The lighthouse area offers an unobstructed view of the sunset, you can clearly see the sun sinking over the horizon.

Just a short walk from Tuas MRT station, this lighthouse is not only accessible, but it is also a very rare sight in Singapore. It almost feels like this place is a replacement for the now-closed Tuas Lalang field which was also famous for the same things.

Rising in the East and Setting in the West, there are many places in Singapore to see the sunset, regardless of where you are on the island. With the busy schedules of work and other errands, missing the sunset seems like a regular occurrence. But sometimes it’s great to slow things down and just take in the magnificent view of the golden hour to enjoy the beauty of the world we live in. You’re gonna love it!

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