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9 Instagram-Worthy Places In Sydney You Need To See For Yourself

... and give your friends #travelenvy.

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1. Nail that flatlay shot at The Grounds of Alexandria

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The Grounds of Alexandria, one of Sydney's most popular cafés, is set up in an old pie factory built from bricks. It even has its own organic garden, where you can dine among the flowers and herbs. There's also a mini farm and play area for children with pet animals named after famous celebrities, like Russell Crow the rooster and Kevin Bacon the pig.

Every spot in The Grounds looks amazing on camera, and their dishes are said to be really great too - try their famous coffee and Chef's Breakkie Pan! Coffee lovers can also sign up for one of their free cupping workshops. 

Visit the café during the weekends and you'll get to grab brunch and do some shopping at the same time at The Grounds' Market. 

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Address: 7a/2 Huntley St., Alexandria.
Opening hours: 7am-9pm on weekdays; 7:30am-9pm on weekends.

2. Get some beautiful autumn shots at the gardens of Mount Wilson

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Mount Wilson is home to many beautiful private gardens, most of which are opened to the public during spring and autumn. These are the times when the gardens are most colourful, so prepare your DSLRs and smartphones for a full day of photo-taking. 

As Mount Wilson is situated in the Blue Mountains, the best way to get there is by car. You can rent a car for a day to drive to Mount Wilson, which is about two hours away from Sydney. 

Address: Mount Wilson.
Opening hours: Most gardens open from 9am-5pm, check the Blue Mountains website for the full list of opening hours. 

3. Try taking a mood shot in the heart of Sydney at Angel Place

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Angel Place looks like one of those places you only see on Tumblr. The quiet alley is located in the Central Business District, and is also home to one of the city's most beloved art installations, 'Forgotten Songs', which features 50 suspended bird cages. The whole piece is a sound sculpture that plays the recordings of bird calls throughout the day, in memory of the birds that once dwelled in the city.

This is also the best place to get vanishing point photos.

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Address: George St. to Pitt St., Angel Place.
Opening hours: 24 hours

4. Snap a perfect couple shot at the bridge to Bare Island

Home to an abandoned military fort, Bare Island is now a popular scuba diving spot among local and international divers. The island is situated in the Kamay Botany Bay National Park, connected via a footbridge to the mainland. It has also recently become a hot spot for photographers and among couples to do pre-wedding shots. 

Aside from being a picture perfect attraction, the island is also great for history enthusiasts. You can join any of the three guided tours that are scheduled every Sunday to learn more about the fort's history. 

Address: La Perouse area, Kamay Botany Bay National Park, Cape Solander Dr., Kurnell.
Opening hours: First tour at 1:30pm and last one at 3:30pm 

5. Pose with the same colourful murals that appeared in Coldplay's music video at Newtown

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Most of Sydney's famous street art is found in the streets of Newtown. The area is known for the variety of art styles, painted by street artists from all over the world. Even Coldplay shot their 'A Sky Full of Stars' music video in the area, jamming to their Grammy-winning song on King Street. 

Don't forget to check out all the cafés in the area, especially Black Star Pastry for their famous strawberry watermelon cake!

Pro tip: Best to wear a plain top if you want to pose with the murals to avoid clashing with the colours ;)

Address: Newtown.
Opening hours: 24 hours

6. Add a sunset shot to your photo album at Watsons Bay

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Head to Watsons Bay for one of Sydney's best sunset views. From this area, you can capture golden shots of the Hornby Lighthouse, Sydney Harbour Bridge, and the Pacific Ocean against the setting sun. 

You can easily get to the bay via ferry from Circular Quay or Manly Wharf. We recommend hopping onto the boat from Circular Quay as you'll get to see the Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House up close while you're on the way to the bay. 

Come early to visit the 160 year-old lighthouse, stay for the sunset, and finish off the day with some seafood at the nearby Doyles on the Beach. 

Address: Watsons Bay.
Opening hours: 24 hours

7. Visit the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia for some artsy pictures

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The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia has over 4,000 art pieces created by local artists. There are also temporary exhibitions you can see from time to time, such as Pipilotti Rist's dreamy multimedia installations, made using lights and projected images. 

You can also chill at the MCA Café after checking out the exhibition, which has a clear view of the Sydney Opera House. 

Art installation by Pipilotti Rist.

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Address: 140 George St., The Rocks.
Opening hours: 10am-5pm (Friday to Tuesday); 10am-9pm (Wednesday and Thursday)

8. Capture all the different shades of blue at the Bondi Icebergs Pool

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Did you know that the Bondi Icebergs pool has been there for more than 100 years? This is also a saltwater pool. The place looks exceptionally beautiful with its crystal clear water and the ocean in the background, especially when the waves crash onto the pools.

Adults and kids can swim in the pool at just AUD7 (about RM22.04) and AUD5 (about RM15.75) per day. You can also get Family Passes for two adults and two children at AUD20 (about RM62.98). 

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Address: 1 Notts Avenue, Bondi Beach.
Opening hours: 6am-6:30pm (weekdays); 6:30am-6:30pm (weekends); pool is closed on Thursdays.

9. Snap a fairytale photo in Wendy's Secret Garden

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Wendy's Secret Garden looks just like something out of an Enid Blyton book. We wouldn't be surprised if there really are fairies or pixies living in the glades or bushes. This enchanting-looking garden in the north of Sydney's CBD is the work of Wendy Whiteley, who channelled her love and grief for her late husband into gardening. With the help of two gardeners, she transformed what used to be an abandoned yard into one of Sydney's most beautiful gardens. 

The easiest way to get to this secret garden is to take a train to Milsons Point Station. Exit the train station through the Alfred Street exit and walk till you reach a roundabout, you should be on Lavender Street by then. Turn left and enter through Clark Park.  

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Address: Lavender Bay.
Opening hours: 24 hours

Create your own beautiful memories in Sydney this 2018 with Singapore Airlines

You can now fly to Sydney on Singapore Airlines from just RM1,858 all-in return. You can also be the first to experience Singapore Airlines' all-new cabin products on selected flights to Sydney operated by its new A380 aircraft equipped with new seats and in-flight entertainment system.  

Singapore Airlines flies 33 times weekly to Sydney via Singapore from three Malaysian airports (Kuala Lumpur, Penang, and Kota Kinabalu) with more than 100 weekly flights connecting Malaysia and Singapore. Travel from now until 31 March 2018 and receive a SGD20 Changi Dollar Voucher when you transit through Singapore's Changi Airport. 

Find out more about Singapore Airlines' exclusive Sydney promotion on singaporeair.com/mysydney

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