Ugly side of pretty Instagram shots

Visitors who flock to pretty heritage neighbourhoods to stage the perfect selfie sometimes pose a nuisance to residents

Thanks to witty hashtags, choice filters and thousands of well-framed close-ups, Singapore was ranked the world's 10th most Instagrammable country by travel publication Big 7 Travel in January this year.

But behind the many picture perfect shots posted on social media, a dark side seems to have emerged.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 07, 2019, with the headline 'Ugly side of pretty Instagram shots'. Print Edition | Subscribe