‘Fusion’ is the word that encapsulates the very soul of Singapore. It is where the East meets West, in a fusion of Asian values and hospitality with the modern outlook of the West. It is a fusion of cultures and religions, where Little India, Chinatown, and Kampong Glam thrive in peace. It is where the concrete marvels of Singapore Eye and Marina Sands Bay meet the greenery of Gardens By the Bay and Singapore Botanical Garden. All this makes Singapore a unique destination for all kinds of travelers. Families with kids enjoy the amusement parks and attractions, while the malls offer shopaholics nirvana!
Singapore in February offers these attractions and more in moderate, enjoyable weather conditions. The events for the Chinese New Year and the festive mood in general make February a popular month to visit Singapore.
What makes Singapore in February Special?
- Great Weather :Singapore enjoys a pleasant tropical weather through the year with varying degrees of rain and heat. February is one of the best months as it sees little rainfall and low humidity making it ideal for outdoor activities. It is great for swimming at the Sentosa beach and for getting the perfect tan!
- Chinese New Year : The city comes alive with festivities and celebrations during the Chinese New Year. Chinatown is lit up and everyone is in a festive mood. Right from the River Hongbao to the Chingay Parade, it is the best time to experience Singaporean culture and its assimilation of various cultures.
- Fewer International Tourists : February is a low tourist season worldwide, schools are still on and this means fewer foreign tourists. However, the Chinese NY brings in a lot of Asian tourists, but that adds to the memorable authentic experiences of the city!
Singapore in February: Weather
Singapore experiences the tail end of the rainy season in February. You will experience a few thunderstorms in the first week but it is one of the driest months. The day time temperatures range around 30 degrees and you will experience almost twelve hours of daylight with sunrise at 7 AM and sunset at 7 PM ensuring long days for sightseeing.
Visiting Singapore in February : Things to do
Singapore Zoo & Night Safari
Almost 315 animal species call the Singapore Zoo their home, while the Night Safari exhibit in the zoo is a haven for the nocturnal animals and a great way to sight them in their natural cycle. The Safari Zoo Run on 24th February is a fun way to get involved with zoo activities.
- 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)
80 Mandai Lake Rd, 729826
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Gardens by the Bay
Gardens by the bay is an amalgamation of human ingenuity and nature’s abundance. Housing themed gardens and conservatories, it is both a beautiful outdoor and indoor destination. Orchids of the Andes, Spring Surprise, and the iconic Garden Rhapsody can be witnessed in February.
- Outdoor Gardens - Daily from 5:00 AM to 2:00 AM
- OBC Skyway & Cooled Conservatories - Daily from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM (last entry at 8:00 PM)
18 Marina Gardens Dr, 018953
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Seven themes, 24 Rides, shows and attractions, the fun never ceases at the Universal Studios in Singapore. Celebrate the Chinese New Year with an Auspicious Dragon Trail walk in the studios, and a meeting with Monster Lo Hei of Sesame Street and enjoy the tunes of the Rhythm Truck until 19th February.
- Friday-Saturday: 10 AM – 10 PM
- Sunday – Thursday: 10 AM – 7 PM
- Chinese New Year Special Timings: 4th – 10th February – 10 AM – 9 PM
8 Sentosa Gateway, 098269
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Marina Bay Sands Skypark
Enjoy the unparalleled views of Singapore City high up from the 57th level at the Marina Bay Sands Skypark. The clear and cloud-free days of February are perfect for a visit to the observatory deck and a swim at the infinity pool at the Skypark.
- Monday to Thursday: 9:30 AM to 10:00 PM
- Friday to Sunday: 9:30 AM to 11:00 PM
10 Bayfront Ave, 018956
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Adventure Cove Waterpark
Among the top water parks in the world, the Adventure Cove Waterpark lets you snorkel with 20,000 tropical fish, go down the lazy river, swim with the sharks and get your adrenaline pumping at the high-speed water slides.
- Monday – Thursday: 9:30 AM – 10 PM
- Friday – Sunday: 9:30 AM – 11 PM
8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, 098269
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AJ Hackett is where the adventure enthusiasts head to, in Singapore. This is where you can bungy jump down 47m, swing wildly on the Giant Swing 40m up in the air in the company of a loved one, and walk along the Skybridge. With clear skies, you will not get rained out in February!
- Sunday to Thursday: 11:30 AM to 7:00 PM
- Friday, Saturday & Public Holidays: 11:30 AM to 9:00 PM
30 Siloso Beach Walk, Sentosa Island, 099011
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Singapore River Cruise
Take a trip down Singapore River and watch the glittering metropolis in all its magnificence. The cruise visits Boat Quay, Clarke Quay, and Marina Bay and allows you to perceive the evolution of Singapore from a trading town to the megacity.
A boat runs every 25-30 minutes from:
Monday – Friday: 8 AM – 10 PM
Saturday – Sunday: 9 AM – 10 PM
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Jurong Bird Park
From colorful macaws to adorable penguins, the Jurong Bird Park is a must-visit attraction in Singapore. Asia’s largest bird park, it has over 3,500 birds from over 400 species, of which 20% are threatened. The sunny daytime weather of February is ideal for visiting all enclosures of the park.
8:30 AM – 6 PM (Last entry at 5:30 PM)
2 Jurong Hill, Singapore
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Take a break from the warmth of the February sun and head to the chilly environs of the Snow City Singapore. The city’s only indoor snow park, it has five zones with rides, attractions, and interactive games for the entire family to enjoy ice and snow.
10 AM- 6 PM (Last entry at 5 PM)
21 Jurong Town Hall Rd, Singapore
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Singapore Cable Car
Enjoy a romantic dinner with your partner high above the city ensconced in a private cable car! You can bring your kids along as well. Savour a four-course dinner while sighting Singapore’s landmarks, perfect for those special occasions such as birthdays and anniversaries!
Dinner starts at 6 PM (Last boarding at 7 PM)
1 Harbourfront Ave, tower 2 Keppel Bay Tower,
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Singapore in February : Events to Look Out For
i Light Singapore
28 Jan – 24 Feb, 2019
The i Light Singapore is an annual event that lights up the city with its art installations to promote art and sustainability. 2019’s theme, ‘Bridges of Time’, narrates the history of Singapore through 30 installations that are free for the public to bear witness to. They can be seen at Marina Bay, Civic District, and Raffles Terrace.
River Hongbao Festival
3 – 10 Feb, 2019
Chinese New Year festivities play out at the NS Square, Marina Bay during the River Hongbao festival. A firecrackers display on the opening night, stalls serving delicious Chinese treats, plays and orchestra performances, and giant lanterns, there is a lot to see and do at the festival.
15 – 16 Feb, 2019
The Chingay Parade is hands down the best float parade in Asia and an ode to the multicultural identity of Singapore. The parade that weaves its way across the city has colorful floats, live entertainment and special performances by Chinese, Malay, Indian, and Eurasian artists who are uniquely Singaporean.
2 – 10 Feb, 2019
The Gardens by the Bay celebrate the arrival of spring and the Chinese New Year with an array of events. Lion Dance Performers and Chinese Orchestra make for fun-filled and musical evenings for the entire family. Also, enjoy shopping for Chinese souvenirs at Spring Street and pose with the Gongxi Pandas.
China Town New Year Countdown Party
4 Feb, 2019
Singapore is one of the best countries to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year given its huge Chinese population. The Year of The Pig in 2019 is best brought in at China Town with the street light-Up and the countdown party; one that rivals the ball-drop at NY Times Square!
Marina Bay Carnival
22 Dec – 24 Mar, 2019
Marina Bay takes the good old-fashioned country fair and makes it bigger and better than ever! The Marina Bay Carnival has over 40 rides and thrills, with a gamut of street food stalls, game booths, and entertainment for the entire family.
Singapore in February : 5-day Itinerary
5 Days in Singapore Itinerary
Singapore in February : Essentials
Singapore Weather in February
Singapore will experience occasional showers in February. The average temperature is 30°C while the daytime temperatures can reach 34°C and go down to 24°C at night. Despite the showers, humidity is generally low at 78% and receives on average about 107mm of rain through the month, although this has varied in the past few years.
Where to Stay While Visiting Singapore in February
Singapore has a higher cost of living than its South East Asian neighbours, but it’s a tourist friendly city and you will find all kinds of accommodation ranging from five-star hotels to backpacker hostel that will cater to your taste and comfort.
- 4 & 5 star hotels: The Fullerton Bay Hotel, Four Seasons Hotel, The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore, Resorts World Sentosa, Quincy Hotel, AMOY, Mandarin Oriental
- Budget hotels: CUBE, Chic Capsule Otel, Aqueen Heritage Hotel Joo Chiat, Blanc Inn, Wink Capsule Hotel, Lloyd’s Inn Singapore
- Hostels: Quarters Capsule Hostel, The Little Red Dot, Beary Best, Coral Hostel, Footprints Hostel, Betel Box Backpacker Hostel
What to Pack for Visiting Singapore in February
Singapore in February has pleasant tropical weather which means its best to bring those cotton t-shirts, skirts, and dresses. Always get sneakers or comfortable shoes as there is a lot of walking throughout the attractions in Singapore. Carry a high SPF sunscreen and a cap as the sun is out all through the day. Carry a mosquito repellent especially when visiting the zoo, gardens, and night safari. You can also carry a rain jacket if you are visiting in the first week of February.
Getting Around Singapore in February
Singapore Public Transport is rated among the top public transport systems in the world due to its accessibility, convenience, and cost. You can choose any of these options to get around the city:
- Bus: Four service providers SBS Transit, SMRT Buses, Tower Transit Singapore, and Go-Ahead Singapore run over 300 routes, it is the cheapest mode of transport but takes time due to traffic.
- MRT: The Metro is the most convenient, the MRT covers five lines and 119 stations, offering full connectivity. It saves time and is cheaper than hiring private taxis.
- Singapore Cable Car: The cable car offers a unique way to get to Sentosa Island from the main city and combines both sightseeing and transport.
Must-Try Delicacies While Visiting Singapore in February
The warm and wholesome spicy flavours of the Bak Kut Teh make a meal in itself. This soupy broth is made with pork ribs flavoured with spices like star anise and pepper. Roughly translating to Meat Bone Tea, this soup has been around since Singapore was just a trading outpost.
Where to order: Ya Hua Bak Kut Teh, 7 Keppel Road
The coconut flavoured ‘kaya’ is a delicious spread mixed with eggs and pandan, and lathered on white bread sandwiched with butter. Giving the ‘French toast’ competition, this dish is best had with soft-boiled eggs and soy sauce, and is an essential Singaporean breakfast dish.
Where to order: Killiney Kopitiam, 67 Killiney Road
This one is not for the faint-hearted! A red snapper fish head is cooked completely in a rich stew with lots of meaty vegetables like okra and eggplants. While its origin remains a mystery, the Chinese version uses light flavouring while the Indian version is heavy with spices and seasoning.
Where to order: Bao Ma Curry Fish Head, Golden Mile Food Centre
The Prawn Mee is a seafood lover’s delight! This dish is often found in fast food stalls across Singapore and is a mix of fried egg noodles and rice noodles. Fresh prawns are mixed in with fried pork fat and fish cake to bring out the salty and tangy flavours.
Where to order: Eng Ho Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee, Teck Ghee Square Food Centre
Little cups of savory goodness! That’s how one could describe the Chwee Kueh. This Singaporean speciality is essentially steamed rice cups that are topped with preserved radish and chillies. Making the Chwee Kueh cups is a laborious task and therefore, is a rare and unique dish to sample.
Where to order: Ghim Moh Chwee Kueh, Ghim Moh Market and Food Centre
Tips for Visiting Singapore in February
- Carry a water bottle everywhere as the humidity and all the walking will dehydrate you before you know it! Even in February where the temperature is quite moderate, it can get quite humid in the peak afternoons.
- Singapore is renowned for its street food and February offers good weather to line up at these hawker stalls. You can find some of the best hawker stalls at Maxwell Food Centre, Lau Pa Sat, Tekka Centre, Tiong Bahru Market, Adam Road Food Centre, and the Bedok Marketplace.
- The city is abuzz with festivities till Chinese New Year Eve but after that, the first day itself will be a holiday and almost all of Chinatown and all businesses run by Chinese will be closed. You should plan your shopping and activities accordingly.
- February is the driest month of the year, even then you may experience short heavy bursts of rain once in a while. If you don’t want to waste time and duck into a mall or stay at the hotel, carry a rain jacket or umbrella with you.
- Singapore is ideal for walking and you can use the Singapore City Pass to explore the city at your own pace. You can get free admission to attractions plus unique transport tours like FunVee HOHO tours, Sentosa Shuttle, Night Sightseeing bus, River Safari, and Boat rides. February is a good time to explore these outdoor activities.
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