A melting point of style and culture, Singapore is a cosmopolitan city that is a testament to the concept of globalization. Whether you’re fascinated by culture or are a nature-lover, an adventure seeker or a food connoisseur, there’s something for everyone in this city. Attractions like the Singapore Zoo, National Gallery, Gardens by the Bay, Sentosa Island, or Universal studios are just the tips of the iceberg and there’s a lot more to be explored here. Being the onset of spring, visiting Singapore in March can be an exciting experience as it’s not too hot and humid, and also plays host to several events in this month.
What makes Singapore in March Special?
- Pleasant weather: Singapore in March is characterized by warm weather with a tinge of humidity and relatively clear skies. This makes it perfect for outdoor explorations especially at the food stalls, local street shopping areas, and outdoor theme parks.
- Lesser crowds: Being off-season, the city has lesser crowds, and this would make it easier for you to leisurely explore the walkaways and hidden delights of the multicultural city at your own pace. Even your visits to the different attractions in the town will be more peaceful owing to the low tourist influx.
- Exciting events and exhibits: There’s never a dull moment in Singapore, and this is true for March as well since there are many exhibitions centered around the city right from an international food festival to the floating fiesta, a fun fair, everything in March.
Singapore in March : Weather
Singapore in March is predominantly warm and sunny with a touch of humidity given that it is an island nation. Despite the good-weather days of forecast, it’s best to keep an umbrella handy as there might be slight chances of rain in March.
Visiting Singapore in March : Things to do
Singapore Zoo & Rainforest Lumina
The Singapore Zoo offers you an experience like no other with its rainforest theme along with multiple activities like jungle safari, jungle breakfast, and up-close interactions and personal shots with orangutans and snakes. What’s more, after an exciting day with the wildlife here, you get to experience an immersive and illuminated evening at the Rainforest Lumina.
- Singapore Zoo: 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM (last entry 5:30)
- Rainforest Lumina: Timings may vary. Check official site.
Having the distinction of being Southeast Asia’s first and only Universal Studios theme park, a trip to this amusement park promises to be a riot of fun and cheer. With 24 exhilarating rides, seven unique themed zones, great food, and simulated experiences, there’s plenty of fun to be had.
- Daily, 10 AM – 7 PM
8 Sentosa Gateway, 098269
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Gardens by the Bay
A massive expanse of green, Gardens by the Bay is a nature park and an outdoor recreation space built over reclaimed land. It houses the world’s largest glass greenhouse called the Flower Dome. Remember to visit Gardens by the Bay in March for a celebration of the Japanese cherry blossom trees.
- Daily from 5:00 AM to 2:00 AM
18 Marina Gardens Dr, 018953
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Adventure Cove Waterpark
Ideal for water-sports fanatics, the Adventure Cove Waterpark has some fantastic sea animals, exciting slides, lazy pools, and enticing dining options. You can even snorkel and explore the coral reef while wading around the colorful fish and rays, making it a magical experience.
- Daily, 10 AM – 6 PM
8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, 098269
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Located on Sentosa Island, AJ Hackett is the pioneer of adventure sports and offers some adrenaline-thumping activities for thrillseekers like bungy jumping from a 50m high tower, a 40m high Skybridge that provides a brilliant view of the sunset, and a Giant Swing that tests your endurance like nothing else.
- Sunday to Thursday: 10 AM to 7:00 PM
- Friday, Saturday & Public Holidays: 10 AM to 9:00 PM
30 Siloso Beach Walk, Sentosa Island, 099011
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Jurong Bird Park
Jurong Bird Park is the world’s biggest premium bird park that houses over 5000 feathery marvels. Here, you can spend time with parrots, penguins, loriinis, and hornbills among other avian creatures. Visit Jurong Bird Park in March if you’re a nature fanatic for an enthralling experience.
8:30 AM – 6 PM (Last entry at 5:30 PM)
2 Jurong Hill, Singapore
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Singapore River Safari
The Singapore River Safari is a river-themed zoo that is unique to Asia. It features the world’s largest freshwater aquarium that houses some endangered creatures and offers a delightful ride across themed rivers like the Nile, Congo, Yangtze. The flooded Amazon Forest is an experience that is to be cherished!
- Daily from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM (last entry at 6:30 PM)
Singapore Cable Car
A gondola lift that provides an aerial link and a scenic view, the Singapore Cable Car connects the main island of Singapore, from atop the hill of Mount Faber to the resort island of Sentosa. This serene trip offers an unparalleled panoramic view of iconic landmarks around the city and makes for a pleasant trip along with dining options.
08:45 AM to 09:30 PM
1 Harbourfront Ave, tower 2 Keppel Bay Tower,
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A Walking Tour
Explore Singapore on feet with the Walking Tour and marvel at the city’s clean surroundings and pristine environment. Choose from several different walking tours whether it’s Chinatown, Little India or Tiong Bahru, and you’ll come away enriched with the sheer beauty of the city.
Vary depending on tour chosen.
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Trick Eye Museum
A 3D museum, The Trick Eye Museum offers an entertaining experience with optical illusions and Augmented Reality (AR) art installations and paintings, replete with lights, sounds, and other realistic effects. A visit here is exciting, to say the least, and certainly needs to be on your list!
Daily, 10 AM to 9 PM
26 Sentosa Gateway, #01-43/44, 098138
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Singapore in March : Events to Look Out For
Singapore Festival of Fun
8 - 18 March, 2019
The Singapore Festival of Fun is a nine-day long gala held in Clarke Quay as a celebration of fun and games. This event is inclusive of kids and features the Nickelodeon Fiesta, a Street Fest, and a Comedy Festival with loads of games, music, streetside performances, and photo opportunities.
Art Zoo is a unique floating festival located on an inflatable park which is parked near the Float, Marina Bay that features a Bubbly Bear Bath pit, a 16m tall Little Kong, and other mythical creatures. Currently, in its second edition, it is an enjoyable experience for kids and adults alike.
Marina Bay Carnival
1 - 24 March, 2019
The Prudential Marina Bay Carnival is Singapore’s biggest outdoor carnival held at Bayfront Event Space and is currently in its second edition. Featuring handicrafts of local artisans, food trucks, attractive rides, and a host of games, this event is an exciting way of experiencing Singapore in March.
Food & Beverage Fair 2019
21 - 24 March, 2019
The Singapore Food & Beverage Fair 2019 which is to be held at Singapore Expo Hall 5 is a confluence of the best cuisines across the world and showcases some delightful concoctions of taste. Take your pick among food tasting, workshops, beverage mixing, and just relishing in the aroma and flavor of great food here.
Singapore in March : 5-day Itinerary
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Singapore in March : Essentials
Singapore Weather in March
March heralds the beginning of Spring in Singapore, and the weather is usually warm and sunny with temperature ranging at an average of 27°C during the day and reaching 24°C at nights. With around 7 hours of sunshine during the day, March is a great time to visit Singapore although it might be slightly humid and may rain occasionally.
Where to Stay While Visiting Singapore in March
Singapore has hotels ranging from ultra-luxurious to budget stays for different travelers. You can choose from:
- 4 & 5 star hotels: Grand Hyatt Singapore, Grand Copthorne Waterfront Singapore, Marina Bay Sands.
- Budget hotels: Hotel 81 Dickson Singapore, M Hotel Singapore, The Fragrance Hotel, Marrison Hotel
- Hostels: The Bohemian, OSS Hostel Singapore, Blue Jazz Hostel
What to Pack for Visiting Singapore in March
Singapore in March is expected to be warm and sunny so it would be a good idea to pack some light cotton garments such as shorts, summer dresses, and capris. Remember to carry sunscreen and sunglasses as there will be peak sunlight during the day and the heat can be harsh.
Getting Around Singapore in March
Singapore has a well-developed and extensive public transport system that can help you navigate your way through the city. You could get your hands on a stored value EZ-Link card that allows access to buses and subways, the Mass Rapid Transport that is interlinked to most districts of the city. If you prefer cars, then you can opt for taxis or ride-sharing services like Grab, however, car rentals are slightly on the higher end and best avoided. You can also use the ferry service to move around the different islands that dot Singapore.
Must-Try Delicacies While Visiting Singapore in March
The Char Kway Teow is a unique dish that is native to Singapore made of flat rice noodles garnished with a sweet dark sauce. It is mixed with meat and stir-fried with egg, pork lard, Chinese sausages and/or fish cake. The dish was originally meant for manual laborers who needed instant energy.
Where to order: Outram Park Fried Kway Teow Mee
Originally an Indonesian dish, Satays are skewered slices of meat that are marinated with turmeric and grilled on an open fire. The meat used can be customized based on your preferences to include chicken, beef, mutton, and even pork and it tastes best with a peanut sauce dip.
Where to order: Haron Satay
A traditional Singaporean breakfast item, the Kaya Toast is a regular white loaf that is toasted on a bread grilled and slathered with coconut or egg kaya and butter and is relished with golden-centered soft-boiled eggs.
Where to order: Chin Mee Chin Confectionery
The Bak Chor Mee is a flat-noodle noodle dish mixed with minced meat of your choice. It’s served with a vinegar-based sauce and can be eaten with ketchup as well. The dish has a noticeable flat and yellow appearance. It is regarded as one of the top street-food dishes in the world.
Where to order: 58 Minced Meat Mee
Tips for Visiting Singapore in March
- Clothing: Carry clothing keeping a humid summer in mind. Although not very warm, if you’re not used to the tropical climate, you might feel the heat in Singapore to be unpleasant. We suggest keeping a lot of cotton and loose, free-flowing garments. Carrying an umbrella for emergencies would also be a good idea!
- Start your day early: Singapore is synonymous to crowds, and it would be the same in March as well. It’s recommended that you start your day early and cover as many places as possible before it gets too hot. This will give you a respite from the sun and crowds, both, and you’ll end up exploring and doing more.
- Explore local events: Singapore is usually abuzz with a whole host of activities. Do check out the local calendars and indulge in unique experiences that are central to the Singaporean way of life.
- Pace around: Feel free to wander about the streets on foot as it’s a safe city and has a lot of local sightseeing options as well.
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