From the world-famous Marina Bay Sands to the glitzy Helix bridge, Singapore has a panorama of architecture highlights that are a dream to shoot. But beautiful doesn’t always have to be complex – we’ve unearthed five HDB buildings in the heartlands that are equally deserving of a spot on your Instagram feed.
1. Pearl Bank Apartments
There’s a certain rustic charm about Pearl Bank Apartments, an iconic structure in Singapore with its horseshoe structure. Located within Golden Mile Complex, the 38-storey residential building is ideal for a nostalgic photo shoot.
Address: 1 Pearl Bank, Singapore 169016
2. People’s Park Complex
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This place in Chinatown is no stranger avid users of Instagram. The famed yellow building at the People’s Park Complex has been featured in countless outfit shots, giving off serious Hong Kong street vibes.
Address: 1 Park Road, 059108
3. Yung Kuang Road
Home to lower income families and migrant workers, this residential area consists of four interconnected buildings to form a unique diamond shape centre.
Address: Yung Kuang Road, Blk 63-66
4. Rochor Centre
On the other end of the architectural aesthetic spectrum we have the monumental Rochor Centre with its bold facade. The distinctive red, blue, green and yellow buildings make this cluster a local icon. If you plan on going down, make it quick – the vivid buildings are slated for demolition at the end of the year.
Address: 1 Rochor Rd, Singapore 180001
5. Tampines Blk 418 St 41
There are ten blocks in Tampines painted with this TV test pattern screen design, giving us a major throwback to the olden days with its retro finish – a refreshing change from the typically clean exterior of our HDB buildings.
Address: Tampines Blk 418 St 41