Best Time of The Year to Visit Singapore
You could visit Singapore at any time of the year to enjoy pleasant weather although from November to January it tends to rain more frequently. Being in Southeast Asia the city is usually hot and the humidity high. Choose your travel dates according to the many exciting festivals and events which take place in the city rather than the weather. With four religious groups in the city there are 11 public holidays and plenty of celebrations throughout the year. The year could really be divided into two seasons – the high season from November to June and the low season from July to October or into a dry season from March to August and a wet season from September to February. So take the division of the year into four seasons lightly, in reality the city is always hot and a great place to visit!
Summer – June-August, 24.2°C-31.6°C
Summer is Singapore’s festival season, this brings with it exciting events but also higher hotel rates and larger crowds. Shopaholics can enjoy the Great Singapore Sale in July and foodies will love the Singapore Food Festival in June. In May and June there is the Singapore Arts Festival. From August to September the city celebrates the mid-Autumn festival.
Autumn – September-November, 23.6°C-31.1°C
This is a great time to enjoy Singapore’s parks and outdoor activities and also the best time to catch travel deals as summer wears off. The city is less crowded during this period. September is Singapore’s wettest month but as autumn progresses the season becomes dry and by November it is one of the driest periods. In September there is the Hungry Ghost Festival and the Singapore Grand Prix.
Winter – December-February, 23,1°C-31°C
During the Chinese New Year at the end of January/beginning of February you can enjoy the traditional festivities but this also means 2 days when many stores and businesses will be closed. Many tourists from the surrounding region visit Singapore for the Christmas season and so this can cause a peak in hotel prices. The Thaipusam Festival is another ethnic event in January and visitors can experience the ZoukOut Dance Music Festival in December. During the Northeast Monsoon Season there is a dry period from January and December are the city’s driest months.
Spring – March-May, 23.9°C-31.7°C
Often thought the best time to visit Singapore. In May there is sometimes a haze which blows in over the city and causes throat and eye irritations. You’ll see some residents wearing masks to filter the particle matter from the air. But apart from that the air and atmosphere are great during this season.
Places to see in Singapore
Electric trams glide past over 130 species, including tigers and elephants, with more docile creatures often passing within centimetres of the trams. Walking trails lead to enclosures inaccessible by tram, though sighting the animals can be a little hit-and-miss. you’ve got kids in tow, the 20-minute Creatures of the Night show will thrill. Admission is timed and later slots are less crowded; last entry is at 11.15pm. Restaurants, shops and ticket counter open at 5.30pm.
The line between zoo and botanic oasis blurs at this pulse-slowing sweep of spacious, naturalistic enclosures and interactive attractions. Get up close to orang-utans, dodge Malaysian flying foxes, even snoop around a replica African village. Then there’s that setting: 26 soothing hectares on a lush peninsula jutting out into the waters of the Upper Seletar Reservoir.
There are over 2800 residents here, and as zoos go, the enclosures are among the world’s most comfortable. Among the highlights is the Jungle Breakfast with Wildlife, a morning buffet enjoyed in the company of orangutans. Close encounters with free-roaming ring-tailed lemurs, lories and tree-hugging sloths await at the giant Fragile Forest biodome. If you have kids in tow, let them go wild at Rainforest Kidzworld, a wonderland of slides, swings, pony rides and farmyard animals happy for a feed. There’s even a dedicated wet area, with swimwear available for purchase if you didn’t bring your own.
The zoo prides itself on fostering respect for nature, and works together with other like-minded institutions on conservation projects both locally and regionally.
Gardens by the Bay
Singapore’s 21st-century botanic garden is a S$1 billion, 101-hectare fantasy land of space-age bio-domes, high-tech Supertrees and whimsical sculptures. The Flower Dome replicates the dry Mediterranean climates found across the world, while the even more astounding Cloud Forest is a tropical montane affair, complete with waterfall. Connecting two of the Supertrees is the OCBC Skyway, with knockout views of the gardens, city and South China Sea. At 7.45pm and 8.45pm, the Supertrees twinkle and glow for the spectacular Garden Rhapsody show. OCBC Skyway tickets can only be purchased at Supertree Grove. Directly west of Supertree Grove are the Heritage Gardens, four themed spaces inspired by the cultures of Singapore’s three main ethnic groups – Chinese, Malay and Indian – as well as its former colonial ruler. South of the Supertree Grove is British artist Marc Quinn’s extraordinary sculpture, Planet, a 7-tonne infant seemingly floating above the lawn. It’s one of several artworks gracing the grounds. If you have kids in tow, head to the Children’s Garden, which features a water playground (with shower and changing facilities), as well as a huge treehouse and adventure playground.
National Gallery Singapore
Singapore’s historic City Hall and Old Supreme Court buildings now form the city’s breathtaking National Gallery. Its world-class collection of 19th-century and modern Southeast Asian art is housed in two major spaces, the DBS Singapore Gallery and the UOB Southeast Asia Gallery. The former delivers a comprehensive overview of Singaporean art from the 19th century to today, while the latter focuses on the greater Southeast Asian region.
MacRitchie Reservoir makes for a calming, evocative jungle escape. Walking trails skirt the water’s edge and snake through the mature secondary rainforest spotted with long-tailed macaques and huge monitor lizards. You can rent kayaks at the Paddle Lodge, but the highlight is the excellent 11km walking trail – and its various well-signposted offshoots. Aim for the TreeTop Walk, the highlight of which is traversing a 250m-long suspension bridge, perched 25m up in the forest canopy. Trails then continue through the forest and around the reservoir, sometimes on dirt tracks, sometimes on wooden boardwalks. It takes three to four hours to complete the main circuit. From the service centre (which has changing facilities and a small cafe), near where the bus drops you off, start walking off to your right (anti-clockwise around the lake) and you’ll soon reach the Paddle Lodge. TreeTop Walk is about 3km or 4km beyond this.
Singapore’s good-time island is dedicated to unabashed fun, from ambitious theme parks and a breathtaking aquarium to zip-lines, fake surf and cool beach bars.
Places to have fun in Sentosa Island.
SEA Aquarium: You’ll be gawking at more than 800 species of aquatic creature at Singapore’s impressive, sprawling aquarium. The state-of-the-art complex recreates 49 aquatic habitats found between Southeast Asia, Australia and Africa. The Open Ocean habitat is especially spectacular, its 36m-long, 8.3m-high viewing panel one of the world’s largest. The complex is also home to an interactive, family-friendly exhibition exploring the history of the maritime Silk Route.
Universal Studios is the top draw at Resorts World. Shops, shows, restaurants, rides and roller coasters are all neatly packaged into fantasy-world themes based on blockbuster Hollywood films. Top attractions include Transformers: The Ride, a next-generation thrill ride deploying 3D animation, and Battlestar Galactica: Human vs Cylon, the world’s tallest duelling roller coasters.
The quietest of Sentosa’s beaches, complete with bar and pool for bar guests.
The most popular of Sentosa’s three beaches is jam-packed with beach activities, eateries and bars.
Tiger Sky Tower
Resembling a round of Camembert impaled on a carrot, the former Carlsberg Sky Tower has had a fresh coat of paint and been rebadged the Tiger Sky Tower. Take the slow ride up the 110m column for magical Singapore views.
Images of Singapore Live
Using actors, immersive exhibitions and dramatic light-and-sound effects, Images of Singapore Live resuscitates the nation’s history, from humble Malay fishing village to bustling colonial port and beyond. Young kids will especially love the Spirit of Singapore Boat Ride, a trippy, high-tech journey that feels just a little Avatar.
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