Climate & Weather
At only 135km (85 miles) north of the Equator, the weather is usually sunny with no distinct seasons. However, most rainfall occurs during the north-east monsoon (November to January). Showers are usually sudden and heavy but also brief and refreshing, although humidity is uncomfortably high at this time of year. In summer, forest fires in neighbouring Sumatra can also cause heavy haze.
Singapore is warm and humid year round, with the temperature almost never dropping below 20C (68F), even at night, and usually climbing to 30C (86F) during the day. Recent times, it even reached till 35C. Humidity is high, mounting over a 75% mark.
The temperature averages around:
* 26C (79F) daytime, 24C (76F) at night in December and January
* 31C (89F) daytime, 26C (80F) at night for the rest of the year.
November and December is the rainy season. June-August is considered to be the best time to visit, but even then it rains often. Don't let the climate stop you from going, however. Most buildings are air-conditioned (to the point that you may want to take a sweater), and pains have been taken to make everything as comfortable as can be, all things considered. When it does rain, it's generally only for a short period.
Spectacular thunder storms can occur throughout the year, normally in the afternoons, so it's wise to carry a umbrella at all times, either as a shade from the sun or cover from the rain.
For those who enjoy the sun and the beach, Singapore is an ideal place for beach lovers, as you get the hot hot sun throughout the year. So when you're in Singapore, just bring along your cooling apparels and hats.
Known for shoppers haven....!
Shopping is the one of favourite activity when come to Singapore. While you shop, you'll enjoy dining and people watching of the current fashion. Other than that, the night life in Singapore will rock your all night long. What i missed most is that looking at the very special Christmas light which is one of the best in the world i suppose. Lights and Christmas Tree gives me a very good feeling about Christmas Day. The best things strolling down the Orchard shopping district while shopping and enjoying glittering lights and also have a cup of tea seat back and relax.
Shoes / Footware
If you have the chance to visit local residence, one thing you must remember is to take off all footware before entering.
Regardless of which race or religion, it is a practise of taking out footware.
Deepavali also known as Festival of Lights is celebrated by the Hindus on 1 Nov 2005.
It is a celebration of good triumph over evil.
Temples in Little India and the streets are decorated with lights, tinsel and garlands.
Head down to Little India to take in the atmosphere. Have henna drawn on your hands or have a taste of the goodies and tibits.
Rollerblading & Wakeboarding
With Singapore's fine weather, rollerblading is a great way to mingle with the locals, especially during weekends. At East Coast Park, you can rent a pair of inline skates and swing into action, with the sea breeze in your wake. Or if you're a novice, you can take lessons conducted by Skateline, a certified skate school. The skate rental kiosk is located at East Coast Park Area E (near carpark E2). Tel.: 62431912
Wakeboarding is the fastest growing water sports in Sinagpore. Extremely popular for those who like an action-packed workout in the water, it is a cross between water-skiing and surfing. If you like to try the sport, there are classes for beginners while the more advanced can try to perfect their moves. All you have to do is pick your favourite location, rent a boat with the necessary equipment and you are ready to go!