3 Singapore hidden gems not even hipsters know about

A world-class financial and business hub, Singapore is one of the most developed cities in the world — and certainly looks the part. From the floating infinity pool at the Marina Bay Sands to the glitzy Singapore Flyer, the city’s most-photographed landmarks paint a picture of a place that’s incredibly well manicured and futuristic.

However, underneath the flashy surface lies a side of Singapore that’s quite unlike anywhere else — and Uber and Canon are on a mission to bring it under the spotlight. After compiling a year’s worth of transport data. Uber has located a handful of places that received the least amount of drop-off requests on the app. An extensive location scouting process helped nail down the forgotten corners that will make the best photographs, and a group of local influencers were sent to capture their unique beauty — with Canon’s EOS M mirrorless cameras. These arresting images are shared on both Uber’s and Canon’s Instagram feeds, under the hashtags #CanonxUber#whereto and #hiddencities, in hopes to inspire followers of the brand become tourists of their own cities — and unlock the interesting corners they never noticed previously.

“Living in Singapore, I take a lot that I see and experience everyday for granted,” says Melody Tan, one of the influencers tapped for the project. “Capturing the city I live in definitely makes me see things from a different perspective and appreciate the details for what they are.”

Read on to discover three of Singapore’s best-kept secrets.


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