With 18 days of rain, the temperature ranges from 24 degrees Celcius to 30 degrees Celcius. If lucky, you can expect six hours of sunshine otherwise the days are cloudy. An average rainfall of 238 mm has been recorded in January.
Known as a shoppers' paradise, Singapore in January brings for you the best street shopping opportunities. Before the Chinese New Year, the streets in this month are dazzled with lights and beautiful stalls offering everything from clothes to home decor items. Luscious food, lively vibes, and so much to shop from, doesn't it sound amazing?
Singapore is a nation where you can spot celebrations taking place anywhere anytime. It is the one place where you will never get bored instead, you would cherish every single moment spent. January in Singapore offers one of the most vibrant festivals celebrated in Singapore, i.e. Thaipusam. It includes a procession which begins from Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple and reaches the Layan Sithi Vinayagar Temple. This two days festivity involves piercing of tongues of the devotees, carrying of milk pots and gracefully decorated spike Kavadis. The festival takes place during the last week of January. Hence, if you wish to be a part of it, you must plan an itinerary which would include the occasion days.
The Southern Ridges which connect five of the nation's biggest and best parks and nature reserves are considered best for hiking in January. In this mixture of pedestrian bridges and walkways, one feels entirely safe after the sun is down for the day due to the installation of lights. A highlight of the pathway is the Henderson Waves which is a 36 mt high pedestrian bridge designed to look like waves shooting up in the sky. The green spaces and local flora are in their best form hence, a hike here would leave you in awe of its beauty.
Being a tropical nation, Singapore encounters downpours frequently. Though it is one of the wettest months, Singapore's weather in January will NOT disappoint. Therefore, pack your bags and head towards it. Do not forget to keep loosely fitted clothes and a comfortable pair of footwear, because why not? Comfort comes first! Also, as a responsible traveller keep track of weather conditions to avoid any discomfort.