Getting Around Singapore: When is the Perfect Time to Visit?

Singapore at night

Singapore at nightSingapore offers a wide variety of activities for every tourist there is. Whether it is a shopping trip, a holiday getaway or an island escapade you want, you can definitely enjoy all of these in the Garden City.

The only challenge now is finding the ideal time to go and have fun on this island city-state. To map out the perfect vacation at Sentosa – The State of Fun, where the beautiful beaches in Singapore are located, here are the things you might want to consider when planning your trip to the island-city:

Weather

Singapore has two primary seasons –the wet and the dry season. Although the climate in the country is mostly hot and humid, during December to February, the weather is relatively colder, which makes it the best time to tour and explore the city by foot. During this period, you may also join year-end events like the Singapore countdown celebration to welcome the incoming year.

The Great Sale

Singapore is also famous for its shopping district. Shopaholics from all over the world consider it as one of their top destinations because of it houses both brand names and native items one cannot just find anywhere. However, if you want to indulge further in a shopping spree, plan your trip in time for the annual Great Singapore Sale. Here, you will enjoy great discounts of up to 70% across all shopping outlets for eight weeks.

Festivals

Singapore is home to culturally diverse groups of people. Because of this, the island is hailed as a melting pot of culture, where Indian, Malay, and Chinese ethnicities meet. This colourful combination of culture and heritage has created a series of annual festivals in the state. These are some of the most notable of them:

Chinese New Year – This is one of the most anticipated celebrations in Singapore among the Chinese community. It falls between January and February.

Vesak Day or Buddha Day – This is an important event to the Buddhist community, as it commemorates the birth, enlightenment and death of Gautama Buddha. It falls between April and June.

Deepavali or Diwali – Known as the Festival of Lights in Hindu, it is considered as the most important holiday to the said community. This is observed between October and November.

Hari Raya Puasa – This is a major celebration for the Malay community, as it concludes the holy month of fasting. It usually falls on the 10th month of the Hijrah or Islamic calendar.

On your next visit to Singapore, be sure to consider these dates, so you can fully embrace the beauty and culture of the island. For a more worthwhile experience, always bring and pack all your necessities to make your trip a memorable one.