If you're planning to spend your March holidays in Singapore, witnessing the vibrant fusion of cultures, trying different cuisines, spending time with your loved ones and shopping your heart out - read on to know what all to expect and how to plan. 'March on' towards your perfect vacation!
Singapore's Weather in March
This Southeast Asian Island country lies 1 degree north of the equator and experiences stable weather throughout the year, except November to January, when rainfall is relatively higher. Just like every other Southeast Asian country, the climate of Singapore is characterised as 'hot' and 'humid'. March is one of the sunniest months in Singapore. Even though rainfall is comparatively low in March, as it marks the end of the Northeast monsoon season and falls in the 'dry phase,' get ready to experience showers almost every day. The weather in Singapore becomes less windy this month, but thunderstorms occur more often.
Average Temperature and Humidity
Due to its proximity to the equator, temperature and humidity stay relatively even throughout the year. The fact that Singapore is surrounded by water and lies within 50 feet of sea level ensures minimal fluctuation. The average temperature in Singapore in March lies between 25 and 31 degrees Celsius, while average humidity stays constant at around 84%.
Is it a good time to travel?
If not the best month, March is a good month to travel Singapore, as the Northeast monsoon season ends by the first week of March. So, the rainfall is less, though get ready for pretty hot and sunny weather.
Things To Do and Places To Visit in Singapore in March
Known as a 'city in a Garden,' Singapore offers some amazing, tranquil and natural green gardens for you to spend a nice time, close to nature. Singapore's most popular garden, Gardens by the Bay, famous for its SuperTree Grove - eighteen metal structures covered in plants and other vegetation, is a respite from the heat and is a must visit. There are other gardens as well where you will find nature trails and hiking paths and also shaded regions, perfect for strolling on a typical sunny day. Early in the morning is the best time of the day to visit these gardens as it's less hot at that time.
Yes, Singapore is not as famous for its beaches as it is for its culture, cuisines, architecture and shopping venues; but let's not forget that it's a tropical island city surrounded with water, so naturally, it has some stunning beaches! Don't forget to pack your beach wear and sunscreen and get ready to bathe under the sun - enjoy food, drinks and music at the beach bars - indulge in some fun activities with your loved ones and click lots of pictures!
Where: Siloso Beach in Sentosa is perfect for chilling and fun family time as it offers fun activities like kayaking, cycling, rollerblading. Palawan Beach, also at Sentosa has a Kids' club which will keep your kids occupied while you enjoy the beach. Punggol Beach makes for a perfect quiet spot, away from all the hustle and bustle.
Museums are a good way to understand a place, its history and culture which also provide an escape from excessive heat and rains. Also, gone are the days when only history enthusiasts enjoyed museum tours. Interestingly, Singapore offers a huge diversity when it comes to museums, be it natural history or cultural, art, science, toys or even CATS! Yes, you read it right, this first of its kind, Cat Museum is in Singapore. So cat people, rejoice!
With some of the best shopping destinations in the world, Singapore is a shopper's paradise. March is not the month of the Great Singapore Sale, but you're still going to shop and pick your favourites from a variety of things this country offers at affordable prices. You'll be tired but not done while street shopping. The huge malls are a shopaholic's way of beating the heat and escaping the frequent rains.
Where: Orchard Road is the most famous and one-stop for luxury brands and designer showrooms. Apart from this, the Chinatown market and Little India are the best options for street shopping. Buy ethnic and gold jewellery and local souvenirs here.
5. Attend the Singapore Festival of Fun
March in Singapore is the month for the fabulous, fun and family-friendly festival called The Singapore Festival of Fun. If you're with kids, attending this festival is a must as there are street performances and the spectacular shows which include clowns, acrobats, stilt walkers, magicians and jugglers, apart from the heaps of activities, games and music. Comedy lovers should head to Comedy Fest, a number of local and international comedians perform in this festival. Many events are free, paid ones start at SGD 47, and Comedy Passport Tickets costs around SGD 177. Book tickets well in advance to get an early bird discount.
Pack light cotton clothes as the temperature is going to be high. Don't forget to keep your beachwear and some sunscreen lotion. Also, an umbrella won't occupy much space in your luggage.
Now that you know how the weather in Singapore in March would be, and what to expect, make all the preparations - Book your tickets before it's late and pack all the essentials. Don't forget to keep a regular check on the weather forecast. Happy journey!