Daybreak at the Marina Bay by Dad Bear
Daybreak at the Marina Bay, a photo by Dad Bear on Flickr.

When the alarm clock sounded at 545am this morning, I had to rush over to the boys’ room to wake J up. He had promised to accompany me for my morning sunrise shoot, in exchange for a ride to his training later in the afternoon.

J woke I up from his slumber, and i was glad that the 2 of them came along with me to share with me, a glimpse of daybreak on our beautiful city.

Daylight was 658am this morning, and we arrived in good time. The weather was kind this morning, no rain, but the sun was hiding behind some really thick grey overcast clouds. It still brought a ‘WOW’ out of J when the first rays of light started to break through the gloom of the night sky. With the dawn light as the backdrop, the lights of the Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort created a breathtaking sight. One that I just cannot get enough of.

There was some debate after my last blog post, whether Singapore had the best sunsets / sunrise. My take would be that with the many beaches and water bodies that our island has, the sunsets and sunrises would arguably rank amongst the best anywhere.

While the oomph factor would depend on whether the sun decides to peek out from behind the clouds, it is generally agreed that the golden hour, before and after the sun rises/sets gives you the best pictures.

Some idea of what I feel are good locations for Sunrise / Sunsets can be summarized below:

1. Lower Seletar Reservoir (opp the Yishun Stadium)
2. Marina Bay Promontory
3. Sembawang Park (on the beach next to Bottle Tree Beach)
4. Changi (@ Car park 6)
5. Punggol Point


1. Lower Peirce Reservoir Park
2. Upper Peirce Reservoir Park
3. Woodlands Waterfront

A list of good places to to take photos in Singapore can be obtained from this link:

More pictures from this morning shoot can be seen @