Singapore is a fantastic place to fly your drone. The beatiful landscape and high-rise buildings offer plenty of opportunities to capture various breathtaking content. However, because of the strict regulations there are a number of no-fly zones in Singapore. Make sure to check out the locations of these no-fly zones since you can be fined up to $10.000 for non-compliance to the regulations.
Because of this reason we compiled a list of the top 5 places to legally fly your drone, which will answer the following question: Where to fly your drone in Singapore.
Sentosa is a popular island resort in Singapore. Attractions on Sentosa include a 2km long sheltered beach, The Merlion, and the Universal Studios Singapore, which together ensure great aerial drone shots. Additionaly, Sentosa offers plenty of flora and fauna which ensures unique drone photograhy and videos. However, drone pilots should be aware of the people swimming in the sea, since it is illegal to fly your drone above a group of people. This can easily be avoided by flying your drone at the other areas on the island.
2. Civilian War Memorial
The Civilian War Memorial is built in memory of the civilians killed during the Japanese occupation of Singapore during World War II. The memorial is located on the serene parkland near Singapore’s city hall. The four identical pillars, each 70 metres (230 ft) high, represent the shared experiences and unity of the four major races of Singapore. Also, the memorial lights up at night. All in all, this location will guarantee outstanding aerial drone footage.
3. Lazarus Island
The Lazarus Island is one of the southern islands of Singapore, and is currently uninhabited. This makes the island a perfect place to fly your drone, since you do not have to be wary of large groups of people or a dense infrastructure. Furthermore, these lack of obstructions allow you to easily capture the skyline of Singapore. Currently, there is no direct ferry to Lazarus Island. Therefore you would have to take the ferry to St John’s Island first, and walk there yourself. Or you could go to the island using a private boat. To wrap it all up, Lazarus Island makes a fantastic place to fly your drone considering the lack of population and drone obstructions.
4. Gardens by the Bay
Gardens by the Bay is a nature park spanning 101 hectares of reclaimed land in central Singapore. The aim of Gardens by the Bay is to transform Singapore from a “Garden City” to a “City in a Garden”. Singapore is working towards this goal by enhancing the flora in the city. The large diversity of flora makes sure you will be able to capture amazing aerial drone footage. However, beware of the people visiting the nature park and the high-rising structures.
5. Marina Barrage
The Marina Barrage is a dam, opened on 1 November 2008, built at the confluence of five rivers across the Marina channel. This location is often visited by families or tourists to play with their kites or to get a great view. Since it is an open place one is allowed to fly their drone here. Still, this place is not a place to train your drone flying skills. The high density of people and kites makes it difficult to legally and safely fly your drone, since a accident can be right around the corner. Therefore, make sure you have some drone flying experience under your belt before flying your drone at the Marina Barrage!
To wrap up this blog, we would offer you several recommendations. Always be wary of the amount of people in the area where you are flying, since only you are responsible for the consequences of your flying. You can be fined for up to $10.000 for illegally flying your drone.
Additionally, always check the latest regulations and no-fly zones since these can regularly update.