Singapore doesn’t experience traditional four seasons unlike many other countries - we just experience weathers that are wet, hot or very hot! Thankfully, the July heat will taper off by September, creating beautiful balmy breezes that you can enjoy while walking around the city state. Here are five reasons why Singapore is a great place to experience this Autumn.
1) Cooler and less humid
The weather in Singapore is cooler and less humid as September rolls around. As such, you can expect pleasant weather this time of the month, making it more comfortable to explore the city. Enjoy outdoor activities, sightseeing and generally enjoy your walk around the city without feeling overwhelmed by the heat.
2) Exciting festivals and events
Singapore is bustling with exciting festivals and events. Here are two of the main highlights you can expect this Autumn.
The Mid-Autumn Festival has its roots in ancient Chinese mythology and folklore, and it is closely associated with the harvest season and the full moon. You can expect dragon and lion dances, eating sweet mooncakes, and enjoy hung and lit up during the festival, especially at night.
The Singapore Grand Prix takes place annually in Singapore, attracting a vibrant and lively crowd. It’s the only full night race that takes place on the streets of Singapore, and it’s not uncommon to hear the roar of those engines rumbling through the Singaporean night sky! Expect exciting concerts, glamour and glitz as the race is a highlight on the social calendar, attracting celebrities, business leaders, and motorsport enthusiasts from around the world.
3) Off-peak period for tourists which means less crowded
Autumn in Singapore generally sees fewer tourists in Singapore. This is great news for those who feel uncomfortable with extremely crowded spaces. Escape the long queues at popular attractions such as Gardens by the Bay, Sentosa Island or even Universal Studios Singapore.
Singapore is a beautiful and green city that is home to some of the most beautiful gardens in the world. With the cooling temperatures, it’s the perfect time to explore places such as Singapore Botanic Gardens (the first UNESCO Heritage Site in Singapore that predates Gardens by The Bay). Entrance is free, but you can have the option to visit the National Orchid Gardens at a small fee and cool off the air-conditioned sanctuary.
Alternatively, enjoy a relaxing ride on our DUKW tour. This amphibious vehicle that goes on land and on water! Start off your journey at Marina Square before making a splash into the Singapore River. It’s an experience you don’t want to miss.
5) Enjoy culinary delights at both restaurants and hawker centres
Singapore is a food lover’s paradise where you can indulge in different culinary experiences from various cultures. Enjoy affordable and delicious street food at hawker centers at Maxwell Centre, Newton or Changi Village. Great food is at every corner of the city, and you’ll always be spoiled for choices. If high-end dining is more your jam, head down to the Halia at the Singapore Botanic Gardens for example. Their three-course meal is bound to blow your mind!
Keep in mind that while autumn brings milder weather, Singapore's climate can still be unpredictable, so it's advisable to check the weather forecast and pack accordingly. Additionally, since the autumn period might coincide with school holidays in certain countries, it's a good idea to book accommodation and flights in advance to secure the best deals.