Singapore is a kaleidoscope of culture and architecture. The landscape is continuously changing with architectural marvels like the Singapore Flyer and Gardens by the Bay. These breathtaking spaces combine nature and human ingenuity to spark innovation and creativity. It is a city that enthralls with culinary, social, entertainment and adventure experiences and as such, there is never a dull moment in Singapore! From kid-friendly edutainment options like zoos and museums to Michelin-star restaurants and luxury shopping malls, Singapore has something to offer for every traveler. Here is a guide on exploring Singapore in April and ensuring you make the best of your trip.
What makes Singapore in April Special?
- Tropical summer: Singapore is just off the equator and offers the perfect tropical island getaway. You can experience nature at the Singapore Zoo, Singapore Botanical Gardens and Gardens by the Bay and if it gets too hot, duck into the air-conditioned shopping malls to cool off. Evenings in April are pleasant to enjoy outdoor activities.
- Lesser crowds: The Singapore School year is going on, and so it is with most countries around the world, this means fewer tourists are queuing up to see the attractions. April in Singapore comes under the shoulder season for international tourists.
- Relaxed sightseeing: April is one of the most relaxed months in Singapore as there are no national holidays or major events. This allows you to enjoy Singapore like a local; it is an ideal time for travelers who love exploring the culture and daily life of locals. Take a stroll through the Marina in the evenings and grab an Ice Kacang to feel like a true Singaporean!
Singapore in April: Weather
Singapore in April is hot and humid, in tune with its tropical weather all year round. The average temperatures are at a steady 27°C, with cooler evenings. You will experience rainy days almost 20 days of the month with a 40% chance of rain every day.
Visiting Singapore in April : Things to do
Singapore Zoo & Night Safari
The Singapore Zoo is one of the best zoos in the world and all the 300 animals species that call it home would agree! The Night Safari in the zoo is the space only open at night to observe nocturnal animals. ‘Dragons and Beasts’ and ‘Houbi Rope Course’ are new and exclusive to the month of April.
- Singapore Zoo: 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM (last entry 5:30)
- Night Safari: 7:15 PM – 12 AM (Last entry at 11:15 PM)
Be swept by movie mania at the Universal Studios in Singapore. Enjoy thrilling rides like the Battlestar Galactica, Transformers Ride, and the Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure. Take the kids and enjoy watching shows like Sesame Street and walk through seven incredible theme zones.
- Friday-Saturday: 10 AM – 10 PM
- Sunday – Thursday: 10 AM – 7 PM
8 Sentosa Gateway, 098269
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Gardens by the Bay
Walk through the desert surrounded by species of cactus and feel the humid tropical rainforest - you can do all this and more at the Gardens by the Bay. It brings together the wealth of flora from all corners of the world and offers visitors a peek into the natural world.
- Daily from 5:00 AM to 2:00 AM
18 Marina Gardens Dr, 018953
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Singapore Cable Car
Soar above the Singapore skyline and enjoy the scenic views of the lush greenery of Mount Faber, the busy Harbourfront, and the landmark filled Sentosa Island. The Singapore Cable Car zooms 300 ft. above the ground and offers a breathtaking experience. Enhance this experience with an exclusive dinner for two in the cable car.
- Daily: 8:45 AM to 10 PM (last boarding at 9:30 PM)
- Dinner: 6:00 PM (last boarding at 7:00 PM)
1 Harbourfront Ave, tower 2 Keppel Bay Tower,
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National Gallery Singapore
The National Gallery Singapore holds the largest collection of Singaporean and South East Asian art. It has over 8,000 artworks that focus on the country’s culture, heritage, and history. The ongoing exhibitions are ‘Siapa Nama Kamu? Singapore’s Art since 19th century’, and works of Lim Cheng Hoe and Wu Guanzhong.
- Saturday to Thursday: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
- Fridays: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
1 St Andrew's Rd, 178957
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Jurong Bird Park
Enjoy the company of feathered friends in the Jurong Bird Park and be amazed by the variety of birds. The park has over 3,500 birds from 400 species from all over the world including penguins, macaws, flamingos and more. The canopied walkways protect you from direct heat in April. .
8:30 AM – 6 PM (Last entry at 5:30 PM)
2 Jurong Hill, Singapore
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Madame Tussauds Singapore
From Leonardo Di Caprio to Bae Suzy, the Madame Tussauds in Singapore has the likeliest wax statues of famous celebrities through time. The museum has a good mix of international and local celebrities, and has special experiences like the ‘IIFA Awards experience’, ‘Spirit of Singapore Boat Ride’ and ‘Marvel 4D experience’.
- Monday-Friday: 10:00 AM – 7:30 PM (Last entry at 6:00 PM)
- Saturday – Sunday: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM (Last entry at 7:30 PM)
40 Imbiah Rd, Imbiah Lookout, Singapore 099700
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A Segway/Bike Tour
A great way to explore Singapore and its surroundings is on bikes. A segway ride through Sentosa gives you a breezy view of its landmarks including the beach, Fort Siloso, and Merlion. If you are craving natural views, then head on a cycling adventure to Pulau Ubin to get a glimpse of forests and old villages.
Daily: 10:00 AM – 7:30 PM (Last entry at 6:00 PM)
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Singapore River Safari
Arguably the best-themed zoo in the world, the Singapore River Safari features river ecosystems from around the world including Amazon, Nile, Yangtze, and Mississippi. It houses over 5,000 animals of 300 species including Pandas, Alligators, Jaguars, Anacondas, Manatees, and several types of fish.
- Daily from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM (last entry at 6:30 PM)
Skyline Luge Sentosa
The Luge might be an Olympic sport but you can experience a fun-version with your family at Sentosa. The Skyline Sentosa has interesting tracks built for the luge where both adults and children can zip along the 2.6 km track and enjoy a speed rush! It also has a 4-seater Skyride where you can enjoy the sun setting over the South China Sea.
- Daily from 10:00 AM to 9:30 PM (last entry at 6:30 PM)
45 Siloso Beach Walk, Sentosa, 099003
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Singapore in April : Events to Look Out For
Minimalism: Light. Space. Object.
16 Nov – 14 Apr, 2019
Appreciate Minimalism through 130 works of art by leading artists such as Mark Rothko, Yayoi Kusama, and Ai Wei Wei. Displayed at the National Gallery of Singapore and ArtScience Museum, this exhibition also has interactive events like art talks, print workshops, and dance performances.
Singapore Jazz Festival
In its 6th year now, the Singapore Jazz Festival has been introducing new and old listeners to the greatest artists in jazz, blues, soul, and swing music. The event conducted at Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre features an extravaganza of concert shows and DJ lineups that’ll make you want to book right away!
World Gourmet Summit
2 – 12 Apr, 2019
The summit is like Cannes in the culinary world! For ten days, you will come across celebrity chefs, master chefs, and Michelin-star chefs and they will be displaying their magic at the many popup counters. Events include exclusive tasting sessions, wine-tasting, talks, and hands-on cooking workshops.
HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens
13 - 14 Apr, 2019
The Singapore leg of the Rugby Sevens is held at the National Stadium in the city. More than 16 countries play off against each other in this tournament where the competition is tough and adrenaline high. A premier sporting event in the Singapore Calendar, don’t miss this if you are a sporting fan!
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Singapore in April : Essentials
Singapore Weather in April
There is no discernible summer in Singapore thanks to its proximity to the equator and therefore, is generally hot and humid through the year. The average temperature in April is 27°C with day time highs reaching 34°C and lows reaching 25°C. Almost 160 mm of rainfall is expected but there will be an average of eight hours of sunshine.
Where to Stay While Visiting Singapore in April
Singapore is one of the most expensive of Southeast Asian countries. While it caters to the jet-setters and family crowds, it also accommodates backpackers and budget travelers with equal ease. Here are your options to stay in Singapore:
- Luxury hotels: The Fullerton Hotel Bay Singapore, Sofitel Singapore City Centre, The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore, Resorts World Sentosa-Crockfords Tower, Raffles Hotel Singapore
- Mid-range hotels: Holiday Inn Express, Aqueen Heritage Hotel, V Hotel Bencoolen, Lloyd’s Inn Singapore, Hotel Mi, Changi Cove, Bliss Hotel Singapore, The Daulat
- Budget hotels/hostels: Quarters Capsule Hostel, The Inncrowd Backpackers Hostel, The Bohemian Chic Hostel, Dream Lodge, Beary Best Hostel
What to Pack for Visiting Singapore in April
Singapore is an international city and you can wear summer clothing that suits any city in the world. Summer dresses, shorts, sleeveless, anything works unless you are visiting temples or churches. Carry a sunblock, hats and sunglasses to protect yourself from the sun. For the intermittent rain carry a rain jacket or an umbrella, whichever is more convenient. Always pack mosquito repellent and water bottles to keep insects and dehydration at bay!
Getting Around Singapore in April
Singapore in April boasts challenging weather for walking everywhere thanks to the heat. However, its world-class public transport system is cheap and punctual making it a breeze to get to places. Here are the various travel options in Singapore:
- Bus: Among the cheapest modes of transport, the city is connected by four bus services that cover more than 300 routes. The only hitch is getting stuck in the eternal city traffic!
- MRT: The most convenient transport, the Metro covers five lines and has 119 stations.
- Singapore Cable Car: The most fun of all transport options, this cable car gets you from the mainland to Sentosa (and back) with spectacular views!
Must-Try Delicacies While Visiting Singapore in April
This is one of the most iconic Singaporean dishes and it’s the simple yet intense flavors that make it ideal for a summer’s day. The dish includes boiled chicken served with flavored rice and dunked in spicy sauce. Not very spicy or oily, it is perfect for a lunch meal.
Where to order: Tian Tian Chicken Rice, Maxwell Food Centre
Rojak is essentially a wholesome salad made with fresh produce. You will find Indian and Chinese versions on the streets of Singapore. The salad is made with fresh vegetables and fried additions like tofu, cuttlefish and seasoned with a spicy dressing. It’s easy on the stomach, just right for the summer.
Where to order: Toa Payoh Rojak, 51 Old Airport Road
The odd mixture of tapioca balls with chilled tea might be a Taiwanese concoction, but Singaporeans have embraced it wholeheartedly. The wonderfully weird textures of the Bubble Tea are found across stalls & restaurants in Singapore and are the perfect cold beverage for an April summer day.
Where to order: Hey Tea, 2 Orchard Turn
Singaporeans love slurping down this icy delight on hot summer days. The Malaysian-origin dessert is a mountain of shaved ice topped with a variety of textures and tastes like palm seeds, roasted peanuts, sweet corn, cendol, grass jelly, and drizzled with coconut milk, or evaporated milk.
Where to order: Lit Lit Xin Cold and Hot Dessert, 928 Yishun Central
This soupy dish is a Singaporean classic! Made of fish broth, milk, fresh vegetables and light herbs, Fish Bee Hoon is a simple dish with delicious flavors. Served at most hawker stalls in the city, it comes with toppings like fried shallots, tofu, and fish roe.
Where to order: Jing Hua Sliced Fish Bee Hoon, #77 Maxwell Food Centre
Tips for Visiting Singapore in April
- Singapore’s weather in April is hot and humid but several of its attractions are indoors, in air-conditioned buildings. So while you pack for summer, do keep a warm layer like a thin jacket or sweater to move comfortably indoors without catching a chill.
- Visit the Haw Par Villa, a unique Asian cultural park that abounds with statues and artifacts about Chinese culture. It even has the quirky ‘Ten Courts of Hell’ displaying sins and their punishments! If you visit in April, avoid afternoons as there is little shade to take cover under.
- Evenings in April are a good time to spend street-shopping. You will not only find a good bargain but also great places to eat. Bugis Street, Chinatown Street Market, Tekka centre, China Square Central Flea Market, and Little India market are some of the best street-shopping areas.
- The Singapore Botanical Gardens is an ideal place to spend muggy April days - the fresh air and greenery will lift your spirits up! The Beneath Tide exhibition is going on at the gardens till 14th April, to raise awareness about Singapore’s Marine life.
- Singapore has a vibrant music scene and some of the concerts taking place in April are – John Mayer (April 1), Rani Singam (April 6), Annie-Marie (April 9), and Ed Sheeran (April 26).
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