Singapore Travel Guide
In depth guides on destinations in Singapore
plus honest reviews of attractions, accommodation, and restaurants.
Singapore was the first Asian country we took our girls to when they were nearly 3. It is a great introduction to Asia as it’s very clean, family-friendly, and safe. Their public transport system is easy to navigate and runs on time which makes it easy to get around. English is widely spoken and there’s a variety of food options.
All this makes it the ideal place to visit with children.
Weather and Best Time to Visit Singapore
Lion City, as Singapore is affectionately known, is classed as a year-round destination with daytime averages around 33°C and 26°C at night. It rains every month, mostly in the late afternoon and evenings, and has a high level of humidity. It can range from 60% right up to 100%.
There are two monsoon seasons; Northeast Monsoon Season (Dec-Mar) and Southwest Monsoon Season (Jun-Sep).
Despite the Northeast Monsoon Season being from December to March, November to January is generally very wet with heavy rainfall in the afternoons and evenings. February and March are generally drier with February being the driest month of the year.
The Southwest Monsoon Season has thunderstorms that normally occur in the mornings. Heavy rain accompanies them which lasts for around 1-2 hours.
If you suffer from asthma or breathing difficulties, avoid May to October when Sumatran forest fires can cause a lot of smoke haze.
We’ve been in January, February, and October and the weather was pretty much the same. It did rain but mainly in the late afternoon and didn’t stop us from doing everything we wanted. Just bring an umbrella and/or rain jacket.
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Why Visit Singapore
These are my top reasons for visiting Singapore:
Cheap hawker food
Very clean & safe
Easy to navigate the city
Different types of architecture
Something for everyone
Nature in a city
One of the best zoos in the world
Things to do in Singapore
There are so many things to do in Singapore and an outstanding amount of attractions and places to see.
Make sure to read our travel guide on the best things to do in Singapore.
Where To Stay in Singapore
There’s plenty of hotels to choose from in Singapore with lots of different budget options. We usually stay in a mid-range hotel like Holiday Inn Orchard Road.
If apartments are more your style (great for cooking your own foods and a bit more space), then The Oakwood Premier AMTD Singapore is a great choice.
We use a mixture of Klook, Viator and Get Your Guide to book our tours. They all offer fantastic cancellation terms, are easy to book, instant confirmation, and competitively priced. I see which one is offering the best deal (those will be the ones I recommend).
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