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  • Writer's pictureMark Stevens


Discover & Photograph Singapore's Hidden Gems

You will discover more of the Lion City if you start-out with a good plan. At Singapore Street Shots our Blogs will help you discover Singapore’s hidden gems. We'll give you Information & tips for creating stunning photos and exploring Singapore's neighborhoods.

Looking good an Feeling good on your day-trip

Believe it or not how you dress for your day trip will have a lot to do with how successful and enjoyable the day will be. It's hot & humid in Singapore so be sure to wear loose fitting light clothing and avoid silks and polyesters as they trap in the heat and moisture. Instead wear cotton or some of the newer moisture wicking materials.

You will likely also be doing a lot of walking, so I recommend wearing lightweight ankle socks and comfortable walking shoes or sneakers. Avoid sandals and flip-flops as Singapore has a lot of uneven pavement.

In the bright tropical sun a good hat with a large bill along with a pair of quality polarized sunglasses are worth their weight in gold. Its also not a bad idea to do as the locals do and purchase a small lite foldable umbrella for the tropical sun or occasional rain shower.

TIPS for travelers

  • Sunscreen lotion is a must

  • Freeze your water bottle the night before or fill it with just ice before you start your day trip. It will thaw throughout the day and give you cold refreshing water to drink. Don't store it with camera gear or electronics.

  • Bring along a small soft towel... You can soak it with cold water and use it to cool off...

  • Bring along a few small packs of tissues. You'll need them for sure.

  • Contact lenses, Carry a spare pair or two if you use them.

  • Clothing, Carry a spare lite shirt or sun dress along with a pair of socks.

  • Carry at least $50 in small bills $10s, 5s, and 2s... Hawkers and Taxis don't like large bills and may not take them.


  • Bring along a large scarf or shawl as the AirCon in Buses and some restaurants can be chilly.

  • Avoid silks and polyesters as they trap in the heat and moisture.


Want some help exploring Chinatown, Little India and Kampong Glam

Book a Singapore Street Shots Photo walk and let us help you create stunning photos for your Singapore story.


Closing Remarks

I hope this Blog has been helpful and informative, and inspires you to make the most of your visit to Singapore and Asia. Be sure and enjoy one of our Singapore Street Shots Photo walks .

Singapore is well known for it's incredible verity of delicious foods from every corner of Asia, so do stop at the Hawker centers for lunch and discover the local cuisine...

Also for night life, try hitting some of the Roof-top Bars and restaurants in Chinatown and the downtown area for drinks & dinner.

Please do not forget to post some of your best Shophouse photos along with a short story about your experience on our Singapore Street Shots Facebook Page.


Mark Stevens & Ilonka Guenther

Business Owners, Photographers & Travelers


Want some help exploring Singapore

Book a Singapore Street Shots Photo walk and let us help you create stunning photos for your Singapore story, or purchase a Selfie Lah Mobile trek and take the path less traveled at your own pace.



At Singapore Street Shots our Blogs are meant to give you tips & advice for exploring Singapore and creating stunning photos. You will discover and photograph more if you do some research and create a good plan.


Singapore in Pictures - Telling your Singapore story with photos.

(A Seven blog series)​

SINGAPORE SHOPHOUSES - Telling your Singapore story with photos.

Singapore Skyline Panorama's - Photograph Singapore's world class Skyline

Singapore's Chinatown - Kreta Ayer - Telok Ayer - Tanjong Pagar - Bukit Pasoh

Singapore's Little India - Culture & Colour

Kampong Glam - Singapore's Arab Quarter

Hawkers & Markets - Flavor the Moment

Singapore - Off the Beaten Path - Discover the Singapore most tourist never see


DRESSING FOR SECCESS -Look good and Feel good on your day-trip

Tips for Travelers: Capture your Memories with Pictures

A Rainy Day Holiday in Singapore - Things to do in Singapore when it's rainy weather

MASTER YOUR CAMERA - Use your camera like a pro

EASY EDITING - Make all your photos pop

Great Singapore Shophouse locations - The best locations for photographing Singapore Shophouses



(Coming soon)

A Five Blog series

"Discovering Singapores Parks"


1st Series: East and West coast parks:

2nd Series: Singapore Botanical Gardens:

3rd Series: Kent Ridge & Hort parks:

4th Series: Fort Canning park:

5th Series: Lakeside Gardens

A Three Blog series

"Photographing Singapores Natural Beauty"

Nature Reserves:

1st Series: Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

2nd Series: MacRitchie Nature Reserve

3rd Series: Singapore Zoo and Singapore Bird Park


A Six Blog series

"Photographing Singapores Islands"

Singapore’s islands:

1st Series: Pulau Ubin

2nd Series: Coney Island

3rd Series: Sentosa Island

4th Series: St. John Island

5th Series: Kusu Island

6th Series: Lazarus Island.

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