Best time to visit Singapore

Singapore Best Time to Visit

Singapore is a vibrant region located in Southeast Asia, known for its stunning architecture, delicious food, and diverse culture. This city- state experiences a tropical climate with high temperatures and humidity throughout the year. However, there are certain times of the year that are considered the best time to visit Singapore as you can experience pleasant weather, vibrant festivals and go shopping. If you are planning on spending a lot of time outdoors, April to June is the driest season where you can go sightseeing without worrying about rainfall. Make sure to plan your trip ideally, as from August to October, the city crowd ebbs and flows depending on the various events and occasions taking place.

Summer | June to August

In Singapore, the summer months are generally from June to August, although Singapore's climate is typically hot and humid all year round. During the summer months, temperatures can range from around 27 to 33 degrees Celsius (81 to 91 degrees Fahrenheit), with high levels of humidity. The summer months in Singapore are a great time to visit the beaches, explore parks and take night safaris. The city also actively hosts a number of festivals and events such as the Great Singapore Sale, Dragon Boat Festival, Singapore Food Festival and the National Day Parade. It tends to get a little bit crowded as it is the peak season for tourism in Singapore. The month of June especially attracts a lot of crowd as the city celebrates a lot of events and festivals. 

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Autumn | September to Early November

Autumn months in Singapore receive a lot of rain and thunderstorms. The temperatures rise up to 30 degree celsius which makes exploring the city a little difficult. As the showers last for a few hours during day time, the evenings are the best time to visit Singapore’s streets in Autumn. With a lot of rainfall this season offers a plethora of indoor activities to participate in with your family and friends. Some of the most popular activities are visiting the zoos, museums and attending concerts. The Mid Autumn Festival is a must visit which celebrates the end of Autumn harvest. You can also attend Halloween Horror Nights which is an annual event held at Universal Studios featuring haunted houses, scare zones and live shows. Autumn months are considered an off-season period in Singapore. As a result, crowds are low during these months, and many travel-related services and activities offer discounts and deals on airlines, accommodations, attraction admission prices, and free guided tours.

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Winters | Late November to February

In Singapore, the months from November to February are typically the coolest and driest months of the year. During this season, temperatures may drop slightly to around 23 to 27 degrees Celsius, and the humidity may be lower, making it a more comfortable time to explore the city. One of the best time to visit Singapore is during the winter months as you can go on food tours and shop at the popular Orchard Road. Singapore is also home to many events and festivals during winters such as the Chinese New Year, Chingay Parade and Christmas. Compared to the peak season of June-July, the winter months generally have lesser crowds. However, there is still a noticeable increase in tourists during the Christmas and New Year holidays.

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Spring | March to May

While temperatures during Spring can still be hot and humid, they are generally more comfortable than during other times of the year. During these months, the temperature typically ranges from 25 to 31 degrees Celsius. It is one of the best time to visit Singapore as you can undertake a number of activities such as exploring the Marina Bay and the Botanical Gardens. The city also hosts several festivals and events during this period, such as the Singapore Food Festival, World Gourmet Summit, Cherry Blossom Festival and the Singapore International Jazz Festival. You can head to the Sakura Japan Fair in Gardens by the Bay or Bishan Park, and Tiong Bahru Park to admire the pink floral Sakura Blossoms spread over the city. Singapore typically sees a moderate influx with manageable crowds during spring, as it is not a peak travel season. However, the city can still get crowded, especially during weekends and public holidays, as locals and tourists alike flock to popular attractions and shopping districts.

Know Before You Go to Singapore

  • Singapore is hot and humid all year round with temperatures ranging from 25 to 32 degrees Celsius.
  • On average, in a year it rains for about 167 days in Singapore, hence please carry an umbrella with you during your trip.
  • Singapore has a well-developed transportation system, including buses and trains, which makes it easy to get around.
  • Singapore has strict laws and penalties for offenses such as littering, jaywalking, and smoking in public places.
  • The official languages in Singapore are English, Malay, Mandarin, and Tamil.
  • Singapore is generally a safe city, but it is always advisable to take precautions such as keeping your valuables safe and being aware of your surroundings, especially at night.

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FAQ's of Singapore

When is the peak tourist season in Singapore?

The peak tourist season in Singapore is generally from June to August, when many travelers come for the Great Singapore Sale, and the Dragon Boat Festival. The winter months are also considered the best time to visit the city as it celebrates Christmas in Singapore and the Singapore New Year.

Are hotel rates higher during peak tourist season?

Yes, hotel rates in Singapore are generally higher during the peak tourist season in December to early January and during the festivals in June. It is advisable to book your accommodations well in advance for the best deals.

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Are there any festivals or events to consider when planning a trip to Singapore?

Yes, there are many festivals in Singapore throughout the year, including the Chinese New Year celebrations, the Mid Autumn Festival and the World Gourmet Summit.

When is the best time to visit Singapore for outdoor activities?

The best time to visit Singapore for outdoor activities is from December to February when the weather is cool and dry. You can choose from a variety of activities such as Island hopping, paddle boarding, and cycling across Marina Bay.

When is the best time to visit Singapore for beach activities?

Singapore's beaches can be enjoyed all year round, but the best time to visit Singapore’s beaches is from July and August when the weather is ideal for water based activities.


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