Best time to visit Singapore

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Best time of year to visit Singapore

Hot and humid summerly weather sticks to the country throughout the year, so there is no particular best time to visit Singapore. However, November to June is considered to be a high season in the city. A year starts with great New Year fireworks, and January–February are full of events like Pongal, Thaipusam, and Chingay Parade. If you want to find good deals, avoid national holidays like Chinese New Year. July through October shows a slight decline in Singapore tourism. During the summer, you can taste delicacies at the Singapore Food Festival, go shopping during Great Singapore Sale, learn more about Muslim traditions at the start and end of Ramadan, and celebrate the National Day with the locals. November to January is the northeast monsoon season marked by intense rain showers. During this period you can cheer up celebrating Deepavali or observing Christmas Lights along Orchard Road.


Kayak Through a Mangrove Forest

February–May, October • activity

Grand mangroves which rise from the northern rivers create a patch of jungles in a global city-state


May–August • food

Queen Victoria was ready to bestow knighthood for the hero who could bring her sweet juicy Mangosteen

Ride Bikes on Pulau Ubin

February–May | October–December • activity

Take a day off from the city's mess—rent a bike and dive into the green network of Pulau Ubin cycling roads


May–September • food

Unpeeled​ rambutan resembles some exotic red closed hedgehog, and its sweet flesh looks like a divination ball

Scuba Dive

March–May | October–November • activity

Rich marine life, warm temperatures and shallow waters are the main advantages of diving around Singapore

Singapore International Festival of Arts

May 17–June 02, 2019 • event

Arts Festival turns Singapore into artistic wonderland

Singapore Flyer

all year round • activity

Take in the best views of the city from Asia's largest ferris wheel


May–August • food

The taste of exotic Asian fruit is described as creamy pudding, yet others complain, it is similar to rotten onions



January 21, 2019 • event

Devotees dance with heavy and prickly kavadis decorated with flowers and peacock feathers and pour life-giving milk to honour Murugan

Chingay Parade

February 15–16, 2019 • event

This awe-inspiring street performance is more entertaining than any kind of circus

Deepavali: The Festival of Lights

November 06, 2018 • event

Full of joy Little India overwhelms with bright decorations, thousands of lights and typical Indian treats


December 01, 2018 • event

"One world, one tribe, one music, one dance"—that's the spirit of Singapore's most hip festival

Mid-Autumn Festival

September 13, 2019 • event

Stalls sagging under the loads of appetizing mooncakes mean that the Mid-Autumn Festival is on

Singapore Food Festival

July 13–29, 2018 • event

Singapore food festival is a perfect occasion to try the tastes of Malay, Indian, Chinese and Peranakan cuisines

Lunar New Year

February 04–05, 2019 • event

The festival is associated with colorful street performances, lion dances, red colors, and a plentitude of seasonal dainties

Malay Spicy Meat Rendang

May 15–June 15, 2018 • food

Caramelized spicy beef curry is savory enough to get to the top of the list of world's most delicious foods

Hari Raya Haji—the Festival of Sacrifice

August 22, 2018 • event

Thousands of sacrificed sheep and goats, busy​ bazaars and festive treats constitute Hari Raya Haji celebration

The Great Singapore Sale

June 08–August 12, 2018 • activity

During the Great Singapore Sale the city turns into a huge market place, where one can find everything and everywhere

Singapore Grand Prix

September 14–16, 2018 • event

Marina Bay Street Circuit is about to set on fire when the furious racers are dashing in their speedy motor cars

Singapore Yacht Show

April 12–15, 2018 • event

This luxury show brings together the largest number of world-class yachts in Asia

Vesak Day

May 29, 2018 • event

"Three-step, one bow", Dana acts, candlelit procession and other rituals are performed to worship Buddha

Hari Raya Puasa

June 05, 2019 • event

Muslim celebration of Ramadan's end is marked with brilliant street light-ups and plenty of tasteful Malay dainties

Hungry Ghost Festival

August 15, 2019 • event

Dances that please the ghosts, occupying the first row in front of the stage

The Flying Fox

November–January • nature

If not for the wings, you might think that this is a real fox hanging upside down from a tree

Qing Ming Festival

April 04–April 06 • event

Chinese community celebrates this "clear and bright" festival, bringing foods and drinks to the cemeteries and burning paper gifts

Kuih Muih

June 15, 2018 • food

Thanks to their moderate sweet, you may taste a great variety of coloured chewy desserts at one time

Bak Kwa

late January–mid-February • food

Mouth-watering thin meat slices endure time-consuming cooking process.

Singapore’s National Day

August 09 • event

Singapore demonstrates its military pride and other achievements of its independence via patriotic celebration

Dragon Boat Festival

July 07–08, 2018 • event

Agitated rowing teams racing against one another in dragon-headed boats evoke a great excitement

Hairy Crabs Season

September–November • food

Tender hairy crab's meat goes well with ginger tea or spicy chilli​ and black pepper sauces

Pongal Festival: Celebrating the Harvest in Little India

January 15, 2019 • event

Hindu dancing, rhythmic​ music in Tamil temples, collective cooking and festive bazaar constitute Pongal harvest celebration

Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore

December 08–09, 2018 • event

Cross Singapore in the largest running competition of Southeast Asia


September–March • nature

Densely-populated world's leading business center still has room to host thousands of migratory birds

Marina Bay Singapore Countdown

December 31–January 01 • activity

For the last 10 seconds the large crowd holds its breath in anticipation of tremendous New Year firework display

Malay Rice Foods

May 15–June 15, 2018 • food

Malay cuisine boasts unique ways to cook Asian staple food: in coconut, banana leaves, or hollowed bamboo stick


August–September • food

Local bakers engage in an unofficial competition for the best mooncake—do them a favour and go mooncake crawling

W​or​ld Gourmet Summit

April 02–29, 2018 • event

Having been to World Gourmet Summit one may start doubting what is the truth: eat to live, or rather live to eat...


June–August • food

Exotic longans make for good desserts as well as main courses


December–March • activity

Numerous sailing operators located along Singapore's coast allow to sail the country virtually all around


June–August • food

Is there anyone in the world who would not like tropical odor of the Mango fruit?

Christmas Lights on the Orchard Road

mid-November–late December • activity

Christmas Singapore resembles a fairy tale dazzling with fabulous street lights, lovely raindeers and nutcracker soldiers


August–September • food

The largest of all Citrus fruits is nevertheless light when unripe, but heavy when it is full of vitamin flesh