If you’re keen to join the #FollowMeTo phenomenon started by achingly cool Russian duo Murad and Natalia Osmann, look no farther than the shores of Singapore.

The Osmanns captured the imagination of netizens everywhere with their Instagram photo series hashtagged #FollowMeTo. His signature photos, where Natalia is his muse, show her leading him around the world set against the most sensational backdrops. Murad’s account also documents the couple’s engagement, their wedding and incredible honeymoon. From palaces and idyllic tropical beaches to ancient ruins and stormy clifftops, these photos have earned Murad over 4.3 million followers.

Here are some unique locations for your own ultimate snapshot in the island-nation.

Lead your love along the treetops

A view from the bridge hanging between the treetops of MacRitchie Reservoir Park

The treetops of MacRitchie Reservoir Park

A popular spot for nature enthusiasts and athletes alike, the MacRitchie Reservoir Park is a 12ha green sanctuary offering visitors a respite from the urban sprawl. Take a hike into the forest, making sure to keep drinks and food away from prying monkeys!

There are two trails: 3.2km and 4.8km. Both will lead you to the TreeTop Walk, a 250m suspended bridge that connects the two highest points in the park. This pathway is the perfect setting for a #FollowMeTo snap, thanks to stunning panoramic views of verdant greenery.

Capture that magnificent Merlion

View from a corner of the Marina Bay pier, the Merlion, Marina Bay Sands Hotel and the Singapore flyer in the background

Down by the Merlion Park

Sitting on the opposite side of the Marina Bay Sands, you’ll find a Singapore icon worthy of a #FollowMeTo photo. With the head of a lion and the body of a fish, this mythical creature represents Singapore’s humble beginnings as a fishing port and its more recent reputation as the Lion City. Snap a shot in front of the Merlion with jets of water spurting from its mouth.

Take a walk down quirky Haji Lane

A view of Haji Lane with the colourful shophouses on either side of the street

The quaint little Haji Lane (Credit: Singapore Tourism Board)

Colourful murals on the walls of Haji Lane

Haji Lane, the hipster’s paradise (Credit: Singapore Tourism Board)

An area where the first Javanese migrants in Singapore settled, eclectic shophouses line its narrow lanes and colourful wall murals create a bohemian feel. With its trendy boutiques and quirky cafes, this is a great place to while away the hours with your other half. Try to capture the place in all its hipster glory in the photo with your loved one.

Surf the Henderson Waves

Amidst the trees and greenery along the Southern Ridges Walk lies the Henderson Waves – a curving, twisting bridge in the shape of a wave, made of steel arches and thick Southeast Asian Balau wood.

A couple standing on the Henderson Waves bridge with the Singapore skyline in the background

Enjoy the view at the Henderson Waves (Credit: Singapore Tourism Board)

A ground view of the Henderson Waves bridge at night

Henderson Waves is a glorious sight at night (Credit: Singapore Tourism Board)

Pack your cameras and phones and set out with your love for a hike along the trail that takes you through the Kent Ridge Park, Telok Blangah Hill Park and Mount Faber Park. You’ll find great spots along the way to capture some breathtaking views of the island but make sure you get one on the bridge itself.

And if you feel a little tired, take a break and rest along the romantic shades on the side of the bridge and make it an impromptu date!  

Look beyond the beaten path and explore as many locales as you can to find the perfect backdrop for your #FollowMeTo series.

Capture the nostalgia of Chinatown

The only problem with looking for spots in Chinatown for your #FollowMeTo snap would be deciding where to start! Despite the name, Chinatown is a place of cultural amalgamation – home to Chinese, Hindu and Buddhist temples, museums, local food streets, hip restaurants and bars, and even modern high-rise buildings.

People walking down Chinatown Food Street

The bustling Chinatown Food Street (Credit: Singapore Tourism Board)

Get a snap of you leading your love towards the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, the Sri Mariamman Temple or the Thian Hock Keng Temple. And who said you only have to eat at the Chinatown Food Street? As good as the variety of food is, you cannot afford to miss taking a #FollowMeTo photo along the bustling street, with rows of shophouses, locals and expat tourists in the backdrop.

Front shot of the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple in Chinatown

The sanctity of the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple (Credit: Singapore Tourism Board)

Singapore’s rich history combined with its cultural diversity is mirrored all over the city – in its architecture, nature and hidden lanes. Look beyond the beaten path and explore as many locales as you can to find the perfect backdrop for your #FollowMeTo series.