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Singapore Weather In September - Climate, Festivals & Things to Do

The city-state of Singapore in south-east Asia is the ideal place to witness the grandeur of modern architecture. The hot and humid climate does not deter people from the farthest corners of the world to come to appreciate the sheer brilliance of its structures.

Have you already booked your tickets to Singapore this September? Then learn some quick facts about the Singapore weather in September, so you are prepared for what's to come. 

Singapore Weather in September

Average Daily Temperature: Around 31 and 25 degrees Celsius
Average Rainfall: 157mm  
Humidity levels: Above 82%

Places to Visit & Things to Do

Singapore is the land where some festivities or the other are taking place throughout the year, and these events act as icing on the cake for tourists. Read on to find out some exclusive events for September.

1. Chinatown

Mid autumn Festival at Chinatown, Singapore in September
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Lying in the central part of Singapore, Chinatown is the home to most of the Chinese population of the city-state. In September, Chinatown celebrates the Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Lantern Festival. Expect to see the streets decorated with bright and colourful lanterns in all shapes and sizes, performances including dragon dance, pop-up stalls and people participating in moon-viewing parties and lantern walks. Don't forget to try the sweet mooncakes- a highlight of this festival.
Hungry Ghost Festival, Singapore in September
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Singapore's weather in September is very pleasant if you go in the first half of the month, you can witness the Hungry Ghost Festival which is usually celebrated between mid-August to mid-September (before the Mid-Autumn Festival). Though the festivities reach a peak on the fifteenth day of the lunar month, you can observe food and other offerings made on various places, burning incense sticks and also stage performances. All this is done to please the departed souls who are believed to roam free in this month - the festival comes with its own set of tales. Get ready to be spooked!

Chinatown also has some other places to visit - Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, Chinatown Heritage Centre, Sri Mariamman Temple, Thian Hock Keng Temple, buy souvenirs at Sago Street, pamper yourself at Bath Culture Foot Therapy Spa or go clubbing at Ann Siang and Club Street.

2. Marina Bay

Grand Prix season Singapore, Singapore in September
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The ultimate crowd puller of the Singapore weather in September is the Grand Prix Season Singapore - a series of Formula One car races held annually at the Marina Bay circuit. The event also sees performances by international celebrities and individual race-associated theme parties organised by many clubs and restaurants.

If you aren't interested in motor racing, then head to Gardens by the Bay which is a pleasure in itself any time of the year. With the beautiful blooms in the Flower Dome, the waterfalls in the Cloud Forest, the Supertree Grove and the walkways, the place is a visual treat! Visiting it in September is all the more awesome due to the ongoing Mid-Autumn Festival. A carnival is organised at the venue with lantern displays, performances, games, Chinese craft stalls and food and drink options.

Mid Autumn Festival at Gardens by the Bay, Singapore in September
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Visit Esplanade Theatres on the Bay for 'Moonfest', a series of performances - dance, music, theatre, exhibitions, etc, based on Chinese traditions to mark the Mid-Autumn festival.

In addition to all the festivities, don't forget to take a ride on the Singapore Flyer, take snaps of the wonderfully lit Marina Bay Sands hotel in the evening or pose in front of the famous Merlion statue.

3. Beaches

Palawan Beach, Singapore in September
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With the pleasant Singapore weather in September, seawater tends to remain nice and warm with temperatures of nearly 29 degrees Celsius making it ideal for swimming and other water sports. Visit some of Singapore's best beaches - East Coast Beach, Changi Beach and Punggol Beach on the main island, and if you want a more serene environment away from the bustling crowds, then the beaches on Lazarus Island and St John's island would be apt. Last but not least, the beaches on Sentosa island - Siloso, Palawan and Tanjong, despite being man-made are quite famous. Go surfing, jet skiing, kayaking, flyboarding or sailing; there are some centres providing the equipment and instructors. If you aren't the adrenaline junkie then thanks to the tropical weather in Singapore in September, you can simply take a dip in the water, play beach ball, make sandcastles or just relax and sunbathe; there's something for everyone!

After all the beach fun, head to The Great Food Festival at Resort World Sentosa to make your tummies happy with more than 50 varieties of savouries and desserts prepared by world-famous chefs. They will also be organising live demonstrations and cooking classes for you to take part.

4. Indoor Activities

National Museum of Singapore, Singapore in September
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In case of occasional rain, head to the Science Centre Singapore, Singapore Art Museum, Changi Prison, National Museum of Singapore and all other museums, or visit the many malls on Orchard Road for some window shopping (or real!), or head to the numerous bars and restaurants spread across various parts of the city-state for food and drinks. You can also go indoor fishing at [email protected], ice-skating, indoor rock-climbing at Clip n Climb or play escape games at any escape room.

What to Pack to Singapore

As stated previously, Singapore's weather in September is hot and humid so carry comfortable clothing in breathable fabrics, and for those times which you will be spending in air-conditioned areas, you may pack some light jackets. Rain showers can be quite unpredictable so carry an umbrella. If you are planning to head to the beach, then remember to pack your swimwear, sunscreen, hats and other beach essentials. Also, it would be wise to carry a mask because the haze can cause discomfort sometimes. If you have respiratory problems, the best would be to skip this period altogether.

With the pleasant Singapore weather in September, it is a good time to visit this country but book those tickets right away because a large number of tourists flock to the islands at this time of the year causing a surge in hotel prices. Decide what are your priorities and accordingly stay or visit those places and remember to check the weather forecasts always for unpredictable changes in weather conditions. Happy travelling!

This post was published by Sinorita Naskar