good spot for capturing city landscape


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bonifas

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anybody know where is the best spot to capture a city lights/landscape from the tall building in singapore? a building with a free access to the roof/top floor?
 

yanyewkay

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free access to roof. hardly anyone would allow that after the recent years of terror threats in the region.
 

bonifas

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i went to capital tower a couple months ago, nice view from china club, but i guess you are not allowed to take picture or going out from inside. all the windows and doors are sealed.
still have no idea where are the good spots
 

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I'm still looking for a good spot. The best thing so far is the roof terrace at the Esplanade, but that could hardly be called a high building. It does give some height though, so it's still a plus. Initially I approached the counter at Swissotel and even called the management to ask if they could just give me a few hours to take some photos, and I wouldn't mind a security guard peering over my back to make sure I don't do something irresponsible.

Nope...nothing doing. I'd have to pay to get a room. Probably something along the lines of $300 a night. They even warned me that if I were trying to get a place before National Day, I'd have to try really early.
 

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fWord said:
I'm still looking for a good spot. The best thing so far is the roof terrace at the Esplanade, but that could hardly be called a high building. It does give some height though, so it's still a plus. Initially I approached the counter at Swissotel and even called the management to ask if they could just give me a few hours to take some photos, and I wouldn't mind a security guard peering over my back to make sure I don't do something irresponsible.

Nope...nothing doing. I'd have to pay to get a room. Probably something along the lines of $300 a night. They even warned me that if I were trying to get a place before National Day, I'd have to try really early.
don't even think about taking photos inside the room, unless they offer a balcony. The windows are dirty and sucks big time.

if you can really afford some cash, try equinox at swissotel.
 

bonifas

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i see, a high floor from the flat could be a good idea, I can start looking for a friends who are staying in the high floor flat with a good view.. :D
 

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not always, sometimes at d corridor can liao. Toa Payoh near MRT got a few new 30 storey flats. u can try Chinatown & Bras Besah 4 a diff view of city scape. :)
 

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i sometimes use a st directory 2 help me guage if a particular location is scenic or not... ;p
 

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yanyewkay said:
don't even think about taking photos inside the room, unless they offer a balcony. The windows are dirty and sucks big time.

if you can really afford some cash, try equinox at swissotel.
I tried asking at the Equinox as well. They said they don't allow 'viewing'. To be frank, I was quite ticked off. I should have asked, "Okay then. If I buy your $20 glass of Coke, can I then take pictures?!" :rolleyes:

Maybe it's just me, but I think some things in Singapore are photographed to death, especially the skyline at the Merlion. It's beautiful, but overdone.

If you can't get the vantage point, you don't get a unique shot. Conversely, if you get a vantage point and shoot something very mundane, it'll still earn lots of points because nobody's ever seen it from some 'insert name here' rooftop before.
 

fWord

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redstone said:
We've got HDB flats everywhere. :)

Some can offer fantastic views.
That's true. I've considered using them as new vantage points, but to be honest, I'm probably too paranoid to setup a tripod and camera along the corridors. Someone might just grab me from behind, snuff me out and take my belongings! :cry:

But on a more serious note, yes, I'll try that some day. So far I've only done it for a daytime shoot.
 

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You can try:

Selegie Road flats, called Selegie House
Toa Payoh's 40 floor flats
Queenstown's 40 floor flats
ANY 30 floor flats in AMK. Trust me. :bsmilie:
Any flat with long corridor, facing inwards at Marine Parade. Can get very very nice panoramas
Chinatown flats
Little India flats

:)
 

bonifas

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redstone said:
You can try:

Selegie Road flats, called Selegie House
Toa Payoh's 40 floor flats
Queenstown's 40 floor flats
ANY 30 floor flats in AMK. Trust me. :bsmilie:
Any flat with long corridor, facing inwards at Marine Parade. Can get very very nice panoramas
Chinatown flats
Little India flats

:)
worth to try, thanks for the input. maybe i should bring some companions in order to avoid "Someone that might just grab me from behind, snuff me out and take my belongings!" as bro fWord mentioned :D
 

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