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What is the best time of the year to visit Singapore, to avoid the humidity

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Hello Pam M,

Singapore's weather is the same all year round as we are near to the Equator. We have hot, wet and humid weather everyday. But having said that, just take note that we have wetter weather towards the end/ beginning of the year (Oct to Feb) and hot drier weather in the middle of the year (June - Sept). And in between these months, we have the inter-monsoon season.

You can expect rain almost everyday but they are localised and may not be at the places that you are at. Rain typically a cloudburst last for about 1 hour but rain that last a few hours or the whole day is also not unusual. Floods do happen but only flash floods when the rain coincides with high tide or the rain is very very heavy with heavy run-off.

Imo, do not worry too much about the weather. Have a plan B , so that you can enjoy indoor visits on days that you cannot venture outdoors. We have quite an extensive network of sheltered underground walkways so you can enjoy Singapore in both hot and humid day as well as during rainy days.

My $0.02. Hope this helps.

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I visited around late December and early January, few minutes rain in the late afternoon but the rest was good. I felt little hot in the night and couldn't sleep without A/C turned on and it might be because I am from cool mountains.

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to avoid humidity in Singapore, you better stay home.

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There are only three certainties in life, Death, Taxes and Humidity in Singapore and you can't avoid any of them, Humidity is omnipresent 24/7 x365 in Singapore.

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There are four of us who will be in Singapore for three nights in January 2015 and we're staying at the Mandarin Oriental Singapore. Any suggestions on must do -must see things and restaaurants to eat at? We're seasoned travelers and don't mind spending the money necessary for a great meal. We do know about going to Raffles or a drink. Thanks for your help!

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@Carol C: Marina Bay is a great place to stay. You can walk to the Singapore flyer, Gardens by the Bay, the Marina Bay Sands (observation park, Ku De Ta roof top bar, casino), the Helix bridge, Esplanade, the Merlion park.

For great local food near your hotel Gluttons Bay is just opposite the Mandarin Oriental, No Sign Board for chili crabs nearby, Food trail is below the Flyer, Lau Pa Sat is at walking distance.

The Raffles is at walking distance at City Hall.

For the rest you can check this useful link www.yoursingapore.com/see-do-singapore.html

Staying 3 days you may consider buying an EZLink card to use MRT and buses to move around.

Edited: 11 November 2014, 18:43
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Thanks so much for the great suggestions!

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Hi Carol

Singapore is a food paradise. U can have food created by celebrity chefs in Michelin star restaurants, delicious italian, french or western cuisine in comfortable seatings and beautiful ambience, etc. But why bother. Try local food. And for the best of each type of local food, u need to know where to find them.Don't go to the food court for local even though they are ubiquitous. Food court food sucks! May I suggest

1. Chicken rice at Boon Tong Kee, Balestier road.

2. Bak Kut Teh ( Pork rib soup) at Founders Bak Kut Teh, Balestier road

3. Laksa at Katong

4. Chilli crab at Jumbo seafood, east coast park

5. Peranakan food at Blue ginger, Tanjong Pagar

6. Roti Prata at Casuarina, Upper thomson road

7. Dumplings and noodles at Paradise dynasty, Ion Orchard

8. Rojak at Old airport hawker centre.

9. Wan Ton noodles at Old airport hawker centre

10. Satay at the cordoned street beside Lau Pa Sat

These are my top ten pick for local food. And this is just the tip of the iceberg. And in your quest for the recommended food places, you would have seen places in Singapore that is less travelled and seldom reviewed.

And Hi Pam,

Your question is akin to asking when is the best time to go to the arctic (to see the polar bears perhaps) when it is not too cold so i can wear my t- shirt and berms?

Having said that, as a local, I prefer the weather in Dec and Jan where it is cooler except for the ocaccional showers. FYI we had the coolest Jan this year (2014). Temperature was LOW 20s and dry too! Fantastic time hanging out at the al-fresco bars. Weather pattern is getting crazy! However dont expect that this year end going into next because if I'm not wrong, we are in the El nino weather pattern.

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DexSixpack, hello

Do you realize that the thread is about WEATHER???

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Hi Schonfield,

There are two questions posted by two different people in here, Carol asked about restaurants and Pam asked about the weather.. I replied to both...Thanks