Singapore

Visiting Singapore In August – The Definitive Guide

A beautiful, sovereign island state, Singapore is the true testament to the powerful synergy of nature and technology. The modern and well-developed country doesn't fall short when it comes to awe-inspiring attractions and activities. Attracting upwards of 17 million tourists annually, Singapore is truly a traveler's paradise. What's especially great about the island country is that fact that you'll never run out of things to do here. The city is constantly evolving and reinventing itself with time and creating new opportunities for discovery and fun for both tourists and locals alike! From the breathtaking Sentosa Island to every shopper's mecca, Orchard Road, there is honestly something for every traveler here! If you have been thinking about visiting Singapore, you might have wondered which month would be the best time. We have the answer you're looking for!

What makes Singapore in August Special?


Singapore in August

  • Little to no crowd: Ever wondered what it would be like to avoid the massive crowds that generally flock a mega popular tourist destination like Singapore? Visit the country in August to find out! Generally considered the beginning of off-season, Singapore in August is a relatively subdued affair, making it perfect for a fun trip. Fewer crowds also means less waiting around which translates to more time spent actually exploring attractions and the city in general.
  • For the budget conscious: While this reason ties in with the off-season factor, it deserves a special mention simply due to the fact that you can save money by visiting Singapore in August. Since there's a generally lower demand for accommodation in the city during the month, you'll be able to get hotels for much cheaper rates. Even while shopping, you'll have more leeway to bargain and negotiate since there's really not much competition!
  • No weather woes: While this is really an advantage for Singapore throughout the year than just August, this month features the onset of the southwest monsoon season which means the perfect mix of the summer and rainy season. More on the weather in Singapore in August in the next section.
  • Special events galore: August in Singapore brings with it an exciting collection of events and activities specific to the month. From the mesmerizing Hungry Ghost Festival to the charming Singapore Night Festival, there's something for everyone here.

Singapore in August : Weather


Given that Singapore is blessed with a climate which mimics that of a tropical rainforest, there are no distinctive seasons as such. The temperature, humidity and rainfall remain stubbornly similar throughout the year. In August specifically, the average high is 31.4°C and the average low is 25°C. For comparison, the annual maximum temperature is 31.5°C and the annual minimum temperature is 24.7°C. Evidently, the temperature in Singapore in August can be classified as hot and humid with recurring rainfall.

Singapore in August - weather

Visiting Singapore in August : Things to do


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Singapore Zoo & Rainforest Lumina

Singapore in August - things to do - Singapore Zoo


First in our list of attractions is the Singapore Zoo. One of the most visited attractions in the country, the Singapore Zoo features over 300 species of animals, including exotic birds, mammals and reptiles. A recent addition to the Singapore Zoo, Rainforest Lumia is a multimedia interactive night walk that transports you straight to a mystical rainforest complete with authentic sights, sounds, and smells.

August Timings

  • Singapore Zoo: 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM (last entry 5:30)
  • Rainforest Lumina: Timings may vary. Check official website.
Location

80 Mandai Lake Rd, 729826
Singapore
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Gardens by the Bay

Singapore in August - Gardens by the Bay


Ever imagined what a nature park that features futuristic installations looks like? Make your way to Gardens by the Bay, a futuristic nature park located in the centre of the city. Featuring breathtaking installations including the largest glass greenhouse in the world, Gardens by the Bay makes a strong case for Singapore being a 'city in a garden' as opposed to 'Garden City'.

August Timings

  • Cooled Conservatories: 5:00 AM - 9:00 PM (Mon-Sun)
  • Outdoor Gardens: 5:00 AM - 2:00 AM (Mon-Sun)
Location

18 Marina Gardens Dr, 018953
Singapore
Getting There ›

3

Universal Studios

Singapore in August - Universal Studios


Featuring all your favourite characters from one of Hollywood's biggest movie studios, Universal Studios is a theme park unlike any other. Ranked the top amusement park for three years straight, Universal Studios features thrilling rides like the Transformers ride, Battlestar Galactica: Human vs Cylon and countless others. You also get to interact with characters from the Madagascar movies and Sesame Street.

August Timings

  • Mon to Thurs: 10 AM – 8 PM
  • Fri: 10 AM – 10 PM (first two Fridays of the month), 10 AM – 8 PM (third Friday), and 10 AM – 7 PM (fourth Friday)
  • Sat & Sun: 10 AM – 10 PM
Location

8 Sentosa Gateway, 098269
Singapore
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Singapore Cable Car

Singapore in August - cable car


No matter how old you get, there’s something intrinsically charming about cable car rides. And when the ride overlooks the beautiful Singapore skyline, you know you're destined for some quality time. Take a 30-minute thrill ride from mainland Singapore to Sentosa and view some awesome sights including Resorts World Sentosa, Mountain Faber Park, and many more!

August Timings
Daily: 8:45 AM to 10 PM

Location

1 Harbourfront Ave, tower 2 Keppel Bay Tower,
Singapore
Getting There ›

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Adventure Cove Waterpark

Singapore in August - Adventure Cove Waterpark

Take respite from the August heat with a trip to the exciting Adventure Cove Waterpark. One of Singapore's most popular destinations for families, the Adventure Cove Waterpark in Sentosa offers you an exciting collection of rides and water slides. You can snorkel with 20,000+ tropical fishes or encounter sharks in the Adventure River.

August Timings

  • Daily - 10:00 AM - 6:00 AM
Location

8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, 098269
Singapore
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AJ Hackett

Singapore in August - aj hackett


Located in Siloso Beach in Sentosa, AJ Hackett is heaven for adventure junkies and thrill seekers. Featuring an admirable collection of adventure activities including a giant swing, skywalk, and even a 47 metre high bungee jump, AJ Hackett has hosted over 4 million folks from around the world. AJ Hackett is a must-visit attraction in Singapore if you crave adventure.

August Timings

  • Monday to Thursday: 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
  • Friday to Sunday: 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Location

30 Siloso Beach Walk, Sentosa Island, 099011
Singapore
Getting There ›

7

Singapore River Safari

Singapore in August - River Safari


Take a leisurely stroll through the river in this unique wildlife park that is home to over 40 threatened species and 6,000+ animals. On your ride, you'll get to witness exotic animals like the Mekong Catfish and the Chinese Salamander. Singapore River Safari is also home to exciting attractions like River Trails, Fearsome Feeds With River Creatures, River Lockdown and many more!

August Timings

  • Daily from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM, last entry at 6:30 PM
Location

80 Mandai Lake Rd, 729826
Singapore
Getting There ›

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Jurong Bird Park

Singapore in August - jurong bird park


Officially the largest bird sanctuary in Asia, the Jurong Bird Park features gigantic displays and exhibits which showcase the natural habitat of the birds. Spread over 20 hectares of forest land, Jurong Bird Park is home to over 5,000 species. The bird park also features an underground tunnel and a waterfall aviary to thrill and delight guests.

August Timings

  • Daily, 8:30 AM – 6 PM
Location

2 Jurong Hill, Singapore
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A Walking Tour

Singapore in August - walking tour


A walking tour is a great way to discover and explore what makes the Lion City truly special. You can opt for a half-day walking tour if you're short on time or a special river cruise if you're in the mood for something special. There are night tours as well as tours of specific areas of Singapore available for you to pick from!

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Singapore Flyer

Singapore in August - Singapore Flyer


Hop aboard the world's second tallest Ferris wheel, the Singapore Flyer. Standing tall at a massive height of 165 meters, the Singapore Flyer offers you breathtaking views of not just Singapore but neighboring countries like Indonesia and Malaysia. The local sights you can enjoy include Merlion Park, Singapore River, Empress Palace, and Raffles Place, amongst others.

August Timings

  • Daily from 8:30 AM to 10:30 PM, last entry at 6:30 PM
Location

30 Raffles Ave,
Singapore
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Singapore in August : Events to Look Out For


Singapore in August events

Singapore National Day

9 August, 2019
Take part in a day that is special for Singapore in more ways than one. On August 9th, Singapore celebrates National Day to commemorate its colourful rise to independence and beyond. You can enjoy military parades, multicultural performances, and breathtaking aerial high jinks during the day.

Singapore in August events

Hari Raya Haji

11 - 14 August, 2019
The holy days of Hari Raya Haji commemorates Prophet Ibrahim's complete faith in God and Muslims in Singapore get dressed up in their finest clothes and gather at mosques to listen to sermons and offer their prayers. The celebration begins on 11th August and lasts for four days.

Singapore in August events

Hungry Ghost Festival

15 August, 2019
The Chinese counterpart of the Halloween Festival celebrated by Americans, the Hungry Ghost Festival is when the souls of the dead supposedly roam the earth. On August 15th, you can soak in the local culture and observe the traditional rites in modern Singapore.

Singapore in August events

Singapore Night Festival

23 - 31 August, 2019
A truly special time to visit the Lion City, the Singapore Night Festival lasts for two weekends every August and is the unofficial midsummer celebration of sorts. The festival features the art and culture of Singapore during the night with stunning light projections and installations.

Singapore in August : 5-day Itinerary


Singapore in August : Essentials


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LanguageEnglish, Malay, Chinese & Tamil

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Time zoneGMT+8

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Country Code+65

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CurrencySingapore dollar (SGD)

Singapore Weather in August

Given that Singapore features consistent weather around the year, August also features the hot and slightly humid weather that is a staple across the year. The average temperature falls around 30°C and you can expect a fair amount of rain as well.

Where to Stay While Visiting Singapore in August

The great thing about visiting Singapore in August is that, owing to the off-season, you can expect the accommodation to be reasonably priced, especially when compared to tariffs during peak season. Here are some of your options, segregated according to budget:

What to Pack for Visiting Singapore in August

Any trip to Singapore is incomplete without sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat. Bring along light and breezy cotton clothing to beat the humidity. Also, it rains quite frequently in August so do remember to bring along an umbrella and a raincoat. A light jacket will also keep you comfortable during the windy Singapore evenings.

Getting Around Singapore in August

Singapore features a robust public transport system, offering you many convenient ways of getting around the city. You can get to any part of the city via a taxi, bus or MRT (Mass Rapid Transit). The MRT is the easiest and quickest way of getting around the city. You can save on travel expenses by opting for a Singapore Tourist Pass. This pass offers you unlimited access to all public transport options in Singapore for as many days as you choose.

Must-Try Dishes While Visiting Singapore in August


Singapore in August - food
Bak Kut Teh

Essentially a pork broth that features pork bones, spices like star anise and pepper and the consistency of tea, Bak Kut Teh is Singaporean comfort food at its peak. You can top off your Bak Kut Teh with pork rib meat for a slightly more tender bite.
Where to order: Ya Hua Bak Kut Teh, 7 Keppel Road, #01-05/07, PSA Tanjong Pagar Complex, Singapore 089053

Singapore in August - food
Fried Carrot Cake

While it might sound like a desert, the Singapore version of Fried Carrot Cake features eggs, preserved radish and white radish flour. The last ingredient looks like a white carrot giving the dish its name.
Where to order: Chomp Chomp Food Centre, 20 Kensington Park Rd, Singapore 557269

Singapore in August - food
Laksa

A splendid blend of Chinese and Malay cuisine, Laksa is available in two variants; Curry Laksa and Asam Laksa. Singapore is more famous for Curry Laksa which features vermicelli, coconut milk, beancurd puffs, fish slices, shrimp and cockles.
Where to order: 328 Katong Laksa, 51/53 East Coast Road, Singapore, 428770

Singapore in August - food
Bak Chor Mee

This delectable noodle dish brings together minced pork, liver, meat balls, fish cake slices, and a special vinegary braised sauce to create something you can't get enough of. Generally ordered dry, there's a popular soup version of Bak Chor Mee as well.
Where to order: Tai Hwa Pork Noodle, Blk 466 Crawford Lane #01-12, Singapore 190465

Singapore in August - food
Ice Kacang

End your Singapore tour with a special desert, the Ice Kacang. Shaved ice is topped with red bean, attap chee, agar agar jelly, chendol, and grass jelly or any filling of your choice. The dish is then topped with condensed or evaporated milk along with rose syrup and Sarsi syrup.
Where to order: Dove Desserts, 22 Lor 7 Toa Payoh, Singapore 310022

Tips for Visiting Singapore in August


  • When booking your accommodation in the city, do a basic cost analysis to figure out the most reasonably priced option. Given that August is considered off-season in Singapore, you can bargain on hotel rates and get a great deal. Do read the reviews of the hotels or homestays you're considering before making a booking to ensure that your stay is hassle-free.
  • As noted above, there's a lot to do in Singapore. If you're short on time and need to shortlist only a select few attractions to experience, check out the reviews to make a more informed selection. Also, figure out what kinds of activities and attractions suit your personal tastes and preferences and decide accordingly.
  • August in Singapore promises fairly decent weather conditions and you can walk around the city at least after dusk to fully explore its sights and sounds. During the day, you can rely on Singapore's well-developed transport system to get around.

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