Weather in Singapore in July
The Average Temperature remains between 25 degrees to 35 degrees. So, your packing checklist must not omit an umbrella and sunscreen.
Although there will always be tourists in Singapore no matter what time of the year you go, July isn't very crowded since it doesn't coincide with any major holiday season. However, this doesn't mean that there won't be other tourists though! But the weather in Singapore in July is a nice time to hit some outdoor events and festivals.
Average temperature: Between 31 degrees Celcius and 26 degrees Celcius
Winds: Between 40-80 km/h, called Sumatra Squalls
Places to Visit in Singapore in July
Gardens by the Bay is a stunning presentation of garden artistry and horticulture. It is spread over 101 hectares of reclaimed land in the Central Region of Singapore. This national garden has several rare species of flora. In July, you can expect a full bloom!
Timings: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
2. Singapore Zoo & Rain forest Lumina
If you are a zoophilist, then this place is worth visiting. The Singapore Zoo and the Rainforest Lumina take you on a magical expedition through the treasures of nature. Here, animals roam freely in their natural habitats and the accompanying audio-visual experience. You can book an early morning slot in July to visit the Zoo.
Timings: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM (last entry 5:30)
This is an amazing cableway running between Mount Faber and the resort island of Sentosa provides breathtaking views of picturesque landscapes. The gondola lift is the best way to get to Sentosa island as you can simply sit back, relax, and enjoy the delightful 360-degree views of the Southern precinct.
Timings: 8:45 AM - 10:00 PM
Universal Studios is the first Southeast Asia theme park in Singapore located on Sentosa Island. There are hundreds of rides, shows, and attractions in seven themed zones during the daytime. The Studios lit up in neon colour in the evenings with LED magic and more shows. July is considered to be a great time to enjoy this amusement park.
Timings: Sunday to Thursday: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday to Saturday: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
If you are going with your family, then it’s a must-visit place in Singapore. Jurong is the largest bird park in the world, featuring 8,000 birds of more than 600 species. This open concept bird park has unique bird shows that attracts over 900,000 visitors every year and July is one of the best months when one can spot the maximum number of birds here.
Timings: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Your Singapore diary will be incomplete without the pictures of Singapore River Safari. It is a beautiful river-themed wildlife park and aquarium, first of its kind in Asia. You can explore this beautiful safari by walking and enjoy freshwater exhibits, riverboat ride, rare endangered animals in gigantic tanks and so much more in connection with the backdrop of history and culture of this region.
Timings: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM, last entry at 6:30 PM.
Singapore Flyer is the largest observation wheel of Asia. It is a masterpiece of urban architecture and engineering. You can enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the entire island, catch glimpses of iconic and historic landmarks, a glittering view of the ocean and even neighbouring islands of Indonesia and parts of Malaysia.
Timings: 8:30 AM - 10:30 PM. Last entry at 6:30 PM.
Festivals in Singapore in July
Now, you must be thinking, what is so great about the Great Singapore Sale? Well, this is a special event where you can buy high-quality major brands at discounted prices. The sale offers more than 50% discount on all international and local brands of jewellery, handbags, shoes, clothes, cosmetics, watches, electronics and many more things. You can also enjoy music concerts and amazing food outlets.
All big malls and boutiques of the city take part in the Great Singapore Sale. Orchard road is the ultimate destination for those who are looking for high-brands like Dior and Armani. And if you are someone who enjoys street shopping more, then there are many streets which are being occupied with various boutiques and vendors where you can shop till you drop. While shopping, you can enjoy a delicious cup of coffee at the beautiful cafes located on the streets. The sale usually starts in the third week of June and remains till the last date of July.
Another reason to visit Singapore in July is the food festival. Every year, Singapore organizes this great food festival that starts on 12 July and remains till 28 July. The main event of the Singapore Food Festival is STREAT where foodies can savour a range of Singapore’s favourite dishes and other delicious cuisines from across the world churned out by the city’s master chefs. The festival showcases various arts, culture, and traditions of food. Entry to STREAT is free but patrons need to pay for the food they purchase.
3. Journaling Festival
This festival is specifically organized for people who are fond of paper, pens, and art. You can take part in several activities including DIY pen making, Journal embossing onsite, badge making, Pen engraving, washi tape try & buy. Artists organize their workshop for sketching, drawing, washi craft, stamping and many more. Journal lovers can find a wide collection of journal-related products such as pens, inks, tapes, and stickers.
What to Pack?
- Since Singapore's weather in July is is pretty warm and humid, one should take cotton clothes to stay dry and comfortable. It is also advisable to take shorts and half sleeved t-shirts to keep up with heat, although most places will be air-conditioned.
- It is a good idea to keep a cap and goggles too.
- To stay hydrated, keep a bottle of water with you or buy one at the many stores around the city. It is also perfectly okay to drink water straight from the tap in Singapore!
- Remember to carry beachwear with you since you will definitely go to a beach in Singapore at least once!
- Carry an umbrella or a poncho for the short yet sudden rains that hit Singapore.
Tips for Visiting Singapore in July
- Due to festivals, Singapore experienced a large influx of tourists in July. Hence, you might get to face high accommodation costs and other touristy things including travelling. So, you can play smart and instead of taking taxis, you can take public transport.
- Since the weather in July is a bit hot and humid, you can use mornings and evenings for outdoor activities, and afternoons for shopping and other activities at an air-conditioned mall.
Try to book your tickets for popular events in advance.