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Filming in Singapore

last updated 21 May 2018

Over the years, Singapore’s diverse and multicultural landscape have been captured on film. Our breath-taking cityscape was showcased to the world in Hitman: Agent 47, a Hollywood blockbuster that was partially shot and produced in Singapore, featuring iconic places such as Gardens by the Bay, Marina Barrage and the Changi Airport. Singapore was also featured in the futuristic film Equals, starring Kirsten Stewart and Nicholas Hoult. In 2018, global audiences can expect to be enthralled by more iconic Singapore locations such as Merlion Park and Chinatown in Jon M Chu’s Crazy Rich Asians, adapted from author Kevin Kwan’s best-selling novel of the same name.

With a unique blend of Asian and Western cultural influences and the support of a world-class technical infrastructure, secure IP system and multilingual talent pool, Singapore is all set to support local and international filmmakers with the resources for a successful shoot.

Check out Singapore’s beautiful landscape in our Locations Brochure.

In general, a permit is not required for filming on general streets and walkways, as long as there are no obstructions to vehicular or pedestrian traffic. All approvals/permissions are subject to the owner of the property/location. Filming is a work-pass exempt activity in Singapore. For foreign cast and crew filming in Singapore, no work permits are required if they are here for less than 60 days. Upon arrival in Singapore, please go to https://services.mom.gov.sg/enot/frontend/newNotify.aspx to submit an e-notification. For more information on filming in Singapore, please see our Guide to Filming in Singapore.

For further enquiries, please write to SFC@imda.gov.sg

Filming Friendly Zone @ one-north

Comprising of clusters within Mediapolis, Fusionopolis and Biopolis, the Filming Friendly Zone @ one-north (FFZ@one-north) is a new initiative that aims to provide an environment for filmmakers intending to film within selected areas in the one-north development by streamlining the administrative application processes with property owners and tenants. Playing host to a wide array of biomedical, infocomm, engineering and media companies, the landscape of one-north juxtaposes tall, futuristic building complexes with the lush greenery of park connectors that offer a host of unique filming location options for filmmakers.

In general, the Filming Friendly Zone @ one-north (FFZ@one-north) is applicable to small or medium shoots wanting to film within the one-north precinct, that do not require complex set-up, or heavy equipment, and comprise up to 25 crew members.

For detailed information, please see the Filming Friendly Zone @ one-north (FFZ@one-north) guide.

The FFZ@one-north Application Form can be found here.