Clothing for Humid & Tropical Weather, Singapore

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    Warm and Sunny!

    by Rachelynn Written Dec 1, 2004

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    Luggage and bags: Singapore is a tropical island and there's no need to pack long john or heavy jackets, no matter which month of year you are coming. Save the space for souvenirs!!! =) Pack Light. Shades would be good.

    Singaporeans are pretty casual in our dressing, bermudas, sports sandals and sleeveless are very common here.

    of course Nov- Dec would be cooler and there would be more rainfall.

    Bring an umbrella or raincoat along.

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    by Onedragon Updated Mar 23, 2007

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: LIGHT WEIGHT!!!!!!!!!

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: WHATEVER IS NEEDED!!!


    Miscellaneous: A SMILE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : )

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    Light and Comfortable

    by rhaps0dies Updated Sep 25, 2006

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: It's mostly sunny all year round. Ideally pack clothes that are light and comfortable, i.e. shorts, t-shirts, loafers/slippers.
    Certain dining outlets and clubs (especially those at hotels) have dress codes, so do bring along something semi-formal, such as long pants and covered shoes for men. Ladies seldom have a hard time getting in to such places. For the men, some of these venues that require a certain dress code may turn you away even though you're tourists, so just be mindful.

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    Cotton Clothes

    by IrishFem Written Nov 11, 2009

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    Luggage and bags: A small backpack to keep your camera, purse and other small items in, l found carrying anything around at all will add to your discomfort as it is so hot there. Even with a backpack the humidity makes you sweat and feel uncomfortable. Carry water with you at all times, a face cloth and deodorant to freshen up.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Cotton clothing, it gets really warm and humid it's best to wear shorts and tee-shirts. You might need a cardigan when you enter any of the large department stores / hotels as it gets cold when the air con is on. Some major hotels will not permit you entry with certain types of clothes so be sure to take something suitable like a summer dress and for men cotton trousers and a shirt.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: All readily available.

    Photo Equipment: Your camera or if your really flush buy a new one.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: A umbrella comes in handy for those tropical downpours.

    Heat was too much for these guys
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  • Dress for the tropics indeed!

    by snux_849 Written Nov 4, 2005

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Light clothing as the weather can get real hot and sticky. Comfortable shoes as one will certainly do a lot of walking in Singapore.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Mosquito repellant especially if you are going to Night Safari, the Zoo, or the Botanic Garden. Dengue is prevalent at this time.

    Miscellaneous: Bottled water!!!

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    You will sweat!

    by mcrane2004 Written Sep 19, 2004

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    Luggage and bags: Nothing specific, but there is an excellent left luggage service at Changi airport

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: It is ridiculously hot and sticky, shorts and T-shirt are the order of the day, you cannot comprehend how humid it is untill you get there

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Plenty of water, you dehydrate quickly

    Photo Equipment: Always take a camera, wherever you are travelling!

    I really suffered in jeans and a jumper!!!
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    Small Hand Towel

    by cjg1 Written Mar 6, 2007

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: I highly recommend getting a small hand towel to keep in your bag that you will carry around. Between the constant rain during some days and the very warm temps you will finding having something to wipe down with desirable.

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    Dress for the Tropics

    by dcrubio Written Oct 30, 2003

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Just pack for hot weather. Even when it rains, Singapore remains warm. That means, COTTON!!! Sleeveless, shorts, sandals for the women, plus maybe jeans for a night out! The men can do the same- lightweight shirt, cargo shorts/pants, sandals or sneakers...

    Miscellaneous: Skip the chewing gum!!!

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    Can Buy Most Things Here

    by akikonomu Written Sep 20, 2003

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    Luggage and bags: Airport facilities are good so quite unlikely bags will get severly damaged.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Light cotton clothings and light sweater for rainy days. But most clothes can be bought upon arrival (see shopping)

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Easy access to pharmacies and doctors

    Photo Equipment: Easy access to film, developing centres and hardware

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Definitely bring your bikinis and beach gear

    Miscellaneous: Sunglasses, hats for the bright, sunny days

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    May want to bring a light sweater/jumper

    by trisanna Written Apr 14, 2005

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    Luggage and bags: The average daily temperature is around 32 c. or 95 degrees f. If you plan to go into any shopping centers for any length of time- you may want a sweater. The airconditioning in Singapore's shopping centers is quite strong. After being in a movie theater-you could be quite stiff and uncomfortable from the cold air.

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    Pack plenty of shorts and cotton shirts

    by xtephen Written May 1, 2005

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: As you can imagine, being near the equator, Singapore is very hot and humid. You will be walking quite a bit, so dress for the heat. I packed some slacks & Jeans and never wore them. It was much too warm. Cotton shirts are good because they breathe. I would also recommend taking handkerchiefs along, you will sweat nonstop & will need to wipe your forehead.

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    What You Forgot, You Can Buy It Here

    by euli Written Jul 10, 2005

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Light, summer clothing like T-shirts, sleeveless tops, bermudas and a good comfortable pair of walking shoes for sightseeing.

    A short-sleeved shirt and trousers for the theatre (musicals, plays, performances) or the Esplanade.

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    Enjoy the sunshine

    by snuggie Written May 7, 2006

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Singapore is a tropical country and hence light clothing will be enough.Perhaps bringing an unbrella would be useful as slight rain may came unexpected.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Toiletries etc.. are readily available all around Singapore.There are Watsons personal stores and Guardian pharmacy are located islandwide.

    Photo Equipment: Fear not,if you did not enough films or need any photo developing services,most photos center in Singapore offered digital developing services and they are often ready for collection within 1 or 2 days.They are even ready for collection within an hour or so,however,you are need to pay extra for such express services.

    sunny singapore
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    Ain't Bring Anything

    by rinxie Written Jan 24, 2005

    Luggage and bags: An empty lugguage will suffice to hold all your souvenirs and a new

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: For those who can afford, maybe you need not bring anything but an empty lugguage. You can buy most if not all the things which you would normally need to bring for travel.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Pharmacies are everywhere...

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    minimalistic way

    by s583 Written May 1, 2006

    Luggage and bags: Tshirts and cotton shirts/skirts. What has been forgotten can be bought locally.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Bring a dress and nice sandals as well in case.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: mosquito repellent

    Photo Equipment: Buy the latest models from Singapore, so don't bother to bring one. Price usually 30% less than British.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: What?

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