Planning a trip to Singapore during December? It may be one of the best ways to say goodbye to the year and usher the new one, but a lack of knowledge can ruin your entire travel plans.
Before you take a trip to South East Asia’s Garden City during this month, it’s best to be armed with these facts:
Singapore is in the equatorial region, so it doesn’t have the distinct four seasons. The climate is tropical with abundant rainfall on certain months. These are usually from December to early March, which is the northeast monsoon season. Late January to early March may be dry but windy, but December may be the wettest with heavy to moderate rains, especially in the afternoon and evening.
Despite the possibility of lots of rain and even high humidity, December is the busiest month in Singapore when it comes to tourism arrivals. According to the data from the Singapore Tourism Board, at least 16.4 million foreigners visited the country in 2016, of which 1.5 million came in December. This number didn’t include Malaysian travellers who entered the country by land, returning Singapore citizens, and transit passengers.
Where to Go
Singapore is a small island nation, and it is roughly two-thirds the size of New York City, but it offers plenty of amazing places to visit.
Sentosa Resort is one of the most popular places to go in Singapore, especially during December. It has beaches to beat the heat, plenty of rides and attractions for the family, and even restaurants and eating places where everyone can relax. For those who are looking for a more relaxing trip with flexible costs, this 500-acre island is a good choice.
Christmas is huge in Singapore, but the country itself boasts a diversity of religions. There are Buddhists, Protestants, Catholics, Hindus, and Muslims. The religious holiday seasons are always the best times to shop, and so a lot of the locals use that time to shop and dine.
As a tourist, you can look forward to plenty of great deals, but if you want to score designer items at low prices, you have to come in July or August for the Great Singapore Sale.
Are you ready to visit the Lion City? Make your plans and set realistic expectations for your holiday plans to the island-state.