Summer in Singapore

Summer in Singapore is a glorious time for sun worshippers. The city hots up to highs of 35-degrees and the rainy days are almost a distant memory between June and August. It’s a great time to enjoy the many festivals the city hosts, pick up a bargain at the sales, and, when the humidity gets unbearable, make a splash at one of the many waterparks. Also, what better time is there to hop aboard an open-top bus tour?

If you plan to be in Singapore in summer, we’ve rounded up our top picks of things to do:

Festival fever

The Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA) is an annual arts event hosted throughout summer in Singapore. Famous for its vibrant culture and impressive talent, it lines up performances, dance, music and theatre in venues across the city.

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Or, if you prefer to experience the culture of a city through its cuisine, the Singapore Food Festival in July is your ticket. Especially in a country so passionate about food. Discover both traditional and contemporary dining through its food stalls run by some of the city’s most talented culinary artists and chef collaborations. Or why not get involved in the cooking yourself at one of the many workshops.

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A tip for you: Singaporeans have a habit of ‘reserving’ their seats at hawker centres and food courts using a packet of tissues, name cards, umbrellas, or literally anything to hand. This practice is known as ‘choping a seat’.

Time to shop

Throughout the whole of summer in Singapore is the annual Great Singapore Sale, so the best time to bag a bargain in this city. Hundreds of stores, restaurants, hotels and even attractions get involved with offers you’d find difficult to say no to. Begin your shopping spree at the iconic Orchard Road. 2.2 kilometres of megamalls, home to luxury boutiques and designer brands. Considered the shopping hub of Singapore, this is the place to shop for clothing, electronic goods and homeware. Then when the shops close, head over to the Mustafa Centre, open 24-hours a day! A market style shopping experience in the heart of Little India. Known for its low price gold, this retail mecca is the one when jewellery shopping in Singapore. For a full list of our top recommendations, check out our Shopping in Singapore guide.

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For Orchard Road:
Yellow Line Route, Stop: SVC Orchard

For the Mustafa Centre:
Red Line Route, Stop: Broadway Hotel

Make a splash

When it’s time to cool down, but fun is still on the agenda, head to one of Singapore’s waterparks. Thrilling slides, lazy rivers, adrenaline-pumping rides - sound like fun? There’s more…Adventure Cove Waterpark has a colourful coral reef you can snorkel with 20,000 tropical fish, rays and even sharks. The Port of Lost Wonder is Singapore’s first kids’ club by the beach that is geared up to be run by the little ones. And Wild Wild Wet has something for all the family and for all adrenaline levels. It’s actually one of Singapore’s most popular attractions.

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For Adventure Cove Waterpark & The Port of Lost Wonder:
Green Line Route, Stop: RWS / Sentosa

So there you have our list of must-do activities during summer in Singapore. A time when the sun is high in the sky and the excitement is up there with it. And to tick off your sightseeing checklist too, hop on a Big Bus tour  and we’ll take you to see all the landmarks and attractions that put this city on the map. For more inspiration on how to fill the rest of your time in this electric city, check out our guide to the Top 10 Things to do in Singapore.