Singapore Spring

Things to Do in Singapore in Spring

By Mia Russell

When Spring springs, Singapore sings with beautiful weather and a wealth of fun things to see and do. The vibrant, energetic city offers loads to do throughout the year, but spring is a particularly lovely time to visit as the rain has eased off, the skies are bright and blue, and temperatures are toasty.

Singapore has so much on the go in spring, you’ll be hard-pressed to find time for relaxing. The city’s green spaces like Gardens on the Bay and Floral Fantasy burst into bloom and are a magical sight. The city comes alive with an array of events and festivals taking place. From the Singapore International Festival of Arts and Annual Fashion Week to the Singapore International Jazz Festival and Vesak Day, there are some amazing festivities to enjoy in the spring months.

Why visit Singapore in the spring?

Spring is a great time to visit Singapore if you want to avoid the worst of the heat and the rain. While temperatures are still warm (27°C / 80°F to 33°C / 91.4°F), it is slightly drier and less humid. You might experience the odd thunderstorm in the afternoon, but they are short-lived and offer a cool respite from the heat.

From exploring the city’s spectacular green urban spaces to enjoying river cruises and sunset sails, let’s take a look at some of the best things to do in Singapore in spring.

  1. Hop around the city

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One of the best ways to see and experience Singapore is on a Big Bus Singapore tour. Use your pass to hop on of the many open-top buses and discover the sights and sounds of Singapore in a comfortable and relaxing. You can jump off at any of the stops and explore the area and hop back on when you are ready. It’s an easy, convenient, and super-flexible way of exploring the wonders of Singapore.

Another fantastic way of exploring the city in the glorious spring weather is on a bike! Your pass gets you a spot on a Historical Singapore Bicycle Tour which will you take you to some of the city’s most popular sights.

Explore all the hot spots like Chinatown, the Museum District, and the Clarke & Robertson Quays, as well as local markets and neighborhoods. Learn the story of Singapore and all its secrets from your expert guide and sample some of the city’s multicultural cuisine at various markets along the way.

  1. Wander around Singapore’s beautiful gardens

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Home to some of the most breathtaking gardens and green urban spaces in the world, Singapore (fondly known as the ‘City in a Garden’) is one of the greenest cities in the world. Make the Gardens by the Bay in Marina Bay your first stop. Here you’ll find misty biodomes full of tropical blooms, gigantic high-tech trees that light up at night, and whimsical sculptures. Use your pass to get into this fantasy world and visit the Cloud Forest and Flower Dome.

Top Tip: Hang around for the evening Garden Rhapsody show where the Supertrees burst into light.

Next, head to the 82-hectare Singapore Botanic Gardens to meander around a tropical oasis of flourishing themed gardens home to more than 550 species. Don’t miss the National Orchid Garden and the botanical art gallery in the Gallop Extension.

  1. Celebrate the Chinese New Year

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This grand festival in Singapore shouldn’t be missed! Also known as the Spring Festival in Singapore, the Chinese New Year falls on the new moon day and celebrates Lunar New Year. The festival continues for 14 days with the Chinese cleaning their homes to get rid of bad luck and make room for good luck. Homes are vibrantly decorated in gold and red, and gifts are exchanged. Chinatown comes alive with dragon and lion dancing and other activities.

Top Tip: Head to Chinatown to watch incredible performances by the fire eaters and lion dancers. Don't miss the wondrous Chingay Parade.

  1. See the city from the water

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The glorious spring weather calls for hitting the water and what better way to see Singapore’s city skyline than on a Singapore River Cruise. Use your pass to hop on a traditional bumboat and sail down the Singapore River, taking in the incredible skyline and learning the city’s history from local guides. Keep your camera handy as you pass famous sights like Raffles, the Esplanade, and the Old Parliament House. The cool breezes off the water are heaven on a hot summer’s day.

  1. Have some fun in the sun at Sentosa Park

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Sentosa Island is a fantastic place to enjoy the balmy spring weather with slides, rides, and tons of fun for the whole family.

Connected to the mainland by a bridge, Sentosa Island boasts beautiful beaches, theme parks, an aquarium, and a subterranean casino. Hop on the Singapore Sky Cable with your pass for a thrilling ride to Sentosa Island from Mount Faber on the mainland. Take in the amazing views on the way and spend the day enjoying all the attractions on the island.

Brave the exhilarating rides at Universal Studios, explore the SEA Aquarium don’t forget to use your pass), and sip cocktails at one of the swanky beach bars. Enjoy a spectacular multimedia night show at the Mount Faber Cable Car station on your return.

  1. Go on a kayaking adventure

Kayaking in the calm waters around Singapore’s many islands is a fantastic way to spend a few hours. This fun, family-friendly activity is ideal for all fitness levels and ages, and you don’t need any sailing experience. Experienced guides will teach you the basics and show you some of Singapore’s secret spots along the coast.

Venture to Pulau Ubin and explore the magnificent mangrove forest. Keep an eye out for wildlife like otters, mangrove lizards, and long-tailed macaques. Visit one of the island’s floating fish farms (kelongs) and enjoy a delicious seafood lunch of locally-farmed sea bass and mussels. You can even try your hand at kayak fishing and catch your own lunch!

Use your pass to enjoy a Nature Kayaking Adventure at Pulau Ubin. Explore the beautiful coastline of Pulau Ubin and Pulau Ketam on this fantastic tour and soak up the spectacular natural scenery.

  1. Get Jazzy

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Calling all jazz lovers! Spring in Singapore is the best time for jazz music lovers to visit as the city hosts the Singapore International Jazz Festival. Held at the iconic Marina Bay Sands, this incredible three-day event features local and international acts such as Jamie Cullum, Earth Wind & Fire, and Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club.

While you are at the Marina Bay Sands, head up to the SkyPark Deck on the 57th floor for some of the most incredible views of the city. Take a guided tour and learn about Singapore's history and enjoy a dip in the hotel’s famous infinity pool that seemingly floats over the city. Use your pass to enjoy a free drink from the CÉ LA VI SkyBar as you soak up the unbelievable vistas.

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