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10 Photo Spots In Singapore To Flood Your Instagram With Millennial Pink

By Sherryl Cheong

Wondering what millennial pink is and why it’s the colour of mid-2017? Millennial pink is supposedly a shade that is a mixture of grapefruit, apricot and salmon but since the label is so popular, there really isn’t a fixed shade for it anymore.

Pantone crowned rose quartz colour of the year and many popular products such as NMDs are now available in pink, making pink the it colour right now.

There are rumours that millennial pink is going to be replaced by Gen Z Green soon (I know, right). So hurry and cash in on those likes when you include millennial pink in your Instagram posts before the trend fades. Here are 10 photo spots in Singapore to flood your Instagram with this gorgeous shade:

1. Labrador Nature Reserve

I can’t seem to figure out what this structure is for but the coat of paint has blown me away. You can’t cross the barriers but you sure can take photos in front of it.

Werk it and flaunt your poses with the fence. This scene will be even more picturesque during sunset when the sky bleeds rosy hues at dusk.

Labrador Nature Reserve: Labrador Villa Road, Singapore 119187

2. Redhill MRT Station

This is arguably one of the prettiest Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) stations. If you have time to spare when you’re on the East-West line, hop off at this stop and take snaps of this photogenic station.

If you can manage it in a non-creepy way, capture commuters in their natural state against this pretty pink backdrop.

Redhill MRT Station: 920 Tiong Bahru Rd, Singapore 158792

3. Koon Seng Road

This row of shophouses at Koon Seng road is a legacy left by the Peranakan culture in modern Singapore. These conserved shophouses have been around from as early as the 1900s and they are sure easy on the eyes with their intricate architectural design and pastel colours.

The pink and green combination of one of the shophouses is the perfect marriage between millennial pink and Gen Z green.

Start from 1 Koon Seng Rd, Singapore 426951

4. Looksee Looksee

If you’re game for some down time at this reading spot cum tearoom, be sure to check out this couch at Looksee Looksee. It is the ultimate visual representation of millennial pink and you betcha it’s as comfy as it looks.

Take a shot when you’re sipping tea and lounging on this luxurious couch.

Looksee Looksee: 267 Beach Rd, Singapore 199545 | Tel: +65 6338 8035 | Opening Hours: 10am – 6pm (Mon to Fri), 1pm – 5pm (Sat), Closed on Sundays & PH | Facebook | Website

5. Capsule Pod Boutique Hostel

The exterior of this hostel in Chinatown looks like it was taken straight out of a Wes Anderson film. Capsule Pod Boutique Hostel is definitely a must-visit if you wish to add a dose of pink to your feed.

If you are fond of having architecture in your feed too, capturing a shot of this building will be a win-win for you.

Capsule Pod Boutique Hostel: 533 Upper Cross Street, Singapore 050533

6. Conserved Terrace House Along East Coast Road

This is one of the pastel-coloured conserved terrace houses along East Coast Road and it looks just like Barbie’s dollhouse. Check out this gem where you can pretend to be Barbie (or Ken) and take majestic OOTD shots on the stairs.

150 East Coast Rd, Singapore 428837

7. HDB Houses

365 Race Course Road, Singapore 218637

Credit | 37 Tanglin Halt Road, Singapore 140037

An Instagram-worthy shot is nearer than you think. Any HDB that is painted pink is ideal, really. Look out for the understated beauty in your neighbourhood.

If there aren’t any suitable HDB buildings in your area, head down to 365 Race Course Road or 37 Tanglin Halt Road and you won’t be disappointed.

8. Bicky & Brew

If you want to be subtle about inserting millennial pink into your feed, you can consider Bicky & Brew, a cafe near Telok Ayer. The space has quirky wallpaper filled with pink flamingos, that stand out beautifully against the turquoise background.

Sip coffee and fuel up by indulging in sweet treats like puddings and cakes.

31 Club Street #01-02, Singapore 069468 | Opening Hours: 7.30am – 5pm (Mon to Fri), Closed on weekends & PH | Tel: +65 9129 7114 | Facebook | Instagram

9. Clarke Quay

These lovely shophouses should give you an incentive to visit Clarke Quay for more than just its nightspots. The two shades of pink make a delightful contrast and it is a wonderful place for you to take that OOTD shot of you casually strutting down the road.

Your photographer (aka unwilling friend) will probably have to stand on the opposite side of the road and there may be vehicles getting in the way at times, but the final product will be worth it.

10. Anywhere Else With Pink Flowers

If you’re really desperate to get a hint of millennial pink on your feed, you can count on roadside flowers. The trusty bougainvillea will be there to pander to your Instagram aesthetic.

Find these shrubs along the road or on overhead bridges and snap away. There are many other pink flowers that may make the mark, you just have to look a little harder to find them.

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Now you know where to go in Singapore to fill your feed with #millennialpink shots. Do let us know if you know of any other secret spots that have these pink hues.

Are you digging millennial pink or are you praying for this fad to fade away? Let us know in the comments below!

Sherryl Cheong

"My dream is to walk around the world. A smallish backpack, all essentials neatly in place. A camera. A notebook. A traveling paint set. A hat. Good shoes. A nice pleated skirt for the occasional seaside hotel afternoon dance." — Maira Kalman | @wildfxiry