Often called the Lion City, Singapore is one of the top tourist destinations. You can literally do anything here from mega shopping to visiting world-class zoos, enjoying delicious multicultural food to thrilling amusement parks. Being an island country, the weather in Singapore is moderate all year round. However, there is definitely something special about visiting Singapore in December. The weather in December tends to be comparatively cooler and less humid and the Christmas vibes add to the beauty of the place. Read further to know about the plenty of places you can visit during this month and what you can expect to see or do.
Why Visit Singapore In December
Visiting Singapore in December is the best time to witness the vibrant side of the country. The atmosphere all around is very festive and lively during this time because of Christmas, New Years and Chinese New Year falling in December and January. It is during this time Singapore hosts the many festivals like Christmas, carnivals, Pongal, Marina Bay Singapore, New Year’s celebrations and fireworks, Singapore Carnival and Fringe Festival and many other fun-filled events.
This time of the year also experiences pleasant weather making it a perfect time to stroll around the city and admire the beauty that Singapore is popular for.
Weather In Singapore In December
Though Singapore has consistent weather throughout the year for sightseeing, the best time to visit Singapore is December as the weather is comparatively cooler. The weather in Singapore in December has a daily average temperature of 26°C with a relative humidity of 86.5%. December is likely to be the wettest month of the year as there are high chances that it will rain for 21 days in a month.
Places To Visit In Singapore In December
Thanks to the pleasant climate of Singapore in December which allows one to witness many famous places. We have curated a list of some of the best places you can visit in Singapore in December.
1. Sentosa Island
Apart from all the Christmas vibes at Sentosa island, there are many other places you can visit with your close ones. Enjoy rides or swim with dolphins at Adventure Cove Waterpark or take out time to learn about marine creatures at the SEA Aquarium. You can as well take selfies with celebrity wax statues at Madame Tussauds Singapore or a ride at the Singapore Cable Car to have mesmerizing views of the islands or simply learn historical facts at Fort Siloso. It is one of the best places to visit on your Singapore trip in December.
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2. Orchard Road
Popularly known as the shopping street of Singapore, Orchard Road has many luxurious shopping malls like Ngee Ann City, Plaza Singapura, Forum The Shopping Mall and more. Visiting Orchard Road is one of the best things to do in December as the place turns lively with Christmas decorations, stores and rides, some flea markets and different kinds of events takes place throughout the month. During this time, you don’t need to go to a club as the street itself turns into a party place. Visit the Endless Wonder Christmas Village inside Ngee Ann City or take a walk down the ‘Walk of Wonder’ to feel the party vibes.
3. Jurong Bird Park
Asia’s largest bird park, Jurong is home to 400 different species and as many as 3500 birds. This park offers the opportunity to spot birds in the most unique manner. It is a heaven place for bird lovers. Even if it rains, you can enjoy the view easily so you need not worry about the weather condition. Moreover, you will be visiting these type of places usually in the morning while it generally rains in the afternoons or evenings. The timing of the park is from 8:30 am in the morning to 6 pm in the evening so plan your visit well in advance. Also, do not forget to carry a camera so that you can have memory for a lifetime.
4. National Library of Singapore
National Library is one of the best places to visit in Singapore in December 2019. The place is not just for book lovers but has numerous educational and historical exhibits to learn about the city-state for the first time travelers. Children visiting the library can spend time in the kids’ section which contains their favorite books as well as interactive activities to keep them entertained. It is also a perfect escape for any rainy December day.
Events In Singapore In December
There are numerous events taking place in Singapore in December which you must attend. Some of the popular events are listed below.
Sentosa islands attract a number of tourists in December month with various events like ZoukOut taking place during this time. ZoukOut is a beach-dance music festival and one of the most awaited events in Singapore in December. Visit the Siloso Beach on Sentosa island for two days every December to witness this attractive event which sees the presence of renowned DJs and musicians performing and visitors from all over the world coming to take part in the madness.
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2. A Universal Christmas
A Universal Christmas is a dazzling Christmas carnival held on this island itself. You can witness the theme park lit up inside the Universal Studios Singapore and enjoy live performances. There is something for the kids as well. They can take part in Santa’s workshop or visit Santa’s Christmas Tree House. If you plan to stay till the end of the month, then you can take part in the amazing new year by countdown at the Siloso Beach Party.
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Tips For Visiting Singapore In December
Make sure to keep these valuable tips in mind if you plan to visit Singapore in December.
1. Book all your attraction tickets online well in advance considering December is peak tourist season Singapore. By booking your tickets online, you can save a lot of your time and energy at the attraction itself.
2. Don’t forget to carry an umbrella or raincoat with you at all times as December is known to be the wettest month of the year.
3. Make sure to check the weather forecast before heading to any of the attraction as there is no point going all the way if visibility is zero.
4. Regarding clothing for Singapore in December, do carry a sweater at all times and also some loose and airy clothing as humidity will be at high during this season.
5. Try attending maximum public events that take place during this month to witness the place in its truest form.
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Getting Around Singapore in December
Singapore has a well-connected public transportation system. You can travel to any part of the city by bus, taxi or the MRT (mass rapid transit). MRT is the fastest way of getting around the city. Also, the majority of Singapore’s attractions are within walking distance from an MRT station. Also, to make commutation easy, purchase the Singapore Tourist Pass to get unlimited rides on the Singapore transportation network depending on the number of days you choose (1, 2 or 3-day pass).
Ready to visit Singapore in December? Now you have a fair idea of what you can expect from this place in December. Plan a trip to Singapore with Traveltriangle and have an amazing time in this island country with your friends and family. Welcome the new year in style and create awesome memories for a lifetime.
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