Singapore is a progressive, spectacular and diverse nation with boundless possibilities of having a good time. An easy destination with excellent infrastructure and so much to do and see, Singapore makes it to every travellers bucket list. Being on the southern tip of Southeast Asia and its proximity to the equator, Singapore offers a mild, warm and humid equatorial climate throughout the year. However, as the weather is never an extreme and there is a cool sea breeze in the afternoon, the spirit of the city never dies. With a number of events and plethora of sightseeing & amusement options, Singapore rocks in October too!
What makes Singapore in October Special?
- Moderate Weather: With short span sudden heavy rains, October otherwise a warm and humid month for Singapore, shows reduction in the afternoon heat due to the cool sea breeze. It is a fairly tolerable weather to explore this impressive city.
- Events and Festivals: Singapore organises many interesting events around this time. Be it the Halloween celebrations, the Fall Fashion Week, Nine Emperor Gods Festival, or any other event, Singapore knows how to have a good time.
- Off- season benefits: October officially being an off-season for tourists certainly gives you a lot of advantages. The otherwise spilling with mob attractions have more leg room and tranquil atmosphere. The famous amusement parks also see thinner crowds which means less waiting time and more enjoyment.This is also the time to strike excellent deals with hotels which offer off-season discounts.
Singapore in October : Weather
Singapore in October sees a little more rain than the previous months. The maximum temperature sits at about 31°C (about 88°F) which often cools down with a sudden spurt of rain. At night, the lows drop down to 24°C (about 75°F), making it quite pleasant and comfortable to stay outdoors.
Visiting Singapore in October : Things to do
Gardens by the Bay
Spanning over 101 hectares of prime land in Marina Bay, gardens by the Bay is a nature park. This beautiful garden comprising three waterfront gardens - Bay South, Bay East and Bay Central brings forth amazing horticulture and garden artistry with over 200 different species of plants and flowers.
- 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM daily
18 Marina Gardens Dr, 018953
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The world famous theme park, Universal Studios located in the Resorts World Sentosa is a key attraction of South East Asia. Seven themed zones have about 30 exciting rides which give you a great adrenalin rush. October is a great time to visit Universal Studios with slightly thinner crowds.
- Sun to Thurs: 10 AM – 8 PM
- Fri: 10 AM – 10 PM
8 Sentosa Gateway, 098269
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Singapore Zoo & Rainforest Lumina
Singapore Zoo, home to over 2,800 animals of 300 different species is spread over a sprawling 28 hectares of area. Set in a rainforest environment, the Zoo is a beautiful amalgamation of humans, animals and nature. The Rainforest Lumina offers an enchanting, multi sensory and immersive experience though the world of lush green forests. Best time to visit the Zoo in October is early mornings.
- Singapore Zoo: 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM (last entry 5:30)
- Rainforest Lumina: Timings may vary. Check official website.
Adventure Cove Waterpark
This is an ultimate adventure place for aquatic amusement in the hot month of October. Situated in Resorts World Sentosa, Adventure Cove Waterpark has a world class aquarium, high-speed water slides, snorkeling in the colourful reef, a lazy wave pool, tubing, wet maze and lot more adventurous splashes of fun.
- Daily - 10:00 AM - 6:00 AM
8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, 098269
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You can come face to face with international icons from Singapore, Asia, Hollywood, Bollywood at this world famous Madame Tussauds wax museum. Offering 5 different interactive experiences all under one roof, Madame Tussauds, Singapore is a unique blend of glitz and glamour.
Daily: 10:00 AM - 8:30 PM
40 Imbiah Rd, Sentosa,
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165 metres tall, the Singapore Flyer is a giant observation wheel at Downtown Core, Singapore. The mesmerising panoramic views of not just the city but even the surrounding islands of Indonesia and Malaysia, are truly delightful.
- Daily from 8:30 AM to 10:30 PM, last entry at 6:30 PM
30 Raffles Ave,
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Jurong Bird Park
A sprawling 20.2 hectares, Asia’s largest aviary with a collection of over 5,000 birds from 400 species is Jurong Bird Park is one of Singapore’s best attractions. You not only find the most unique and prettiest of birds here but also such fun exhibits and mind boggling interactive shows.
- Daily, 8:30 AM – 6 PM
2 Jurong Hill, Singapore
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Singapore River Safari
Built over 12 hectares, Singapore River Safari is a river themed wild life park and aquarium. It is the first of its kind in Asia and features freshwater exhibits and a river boat ride as its main highlights. You can see some of the biggest, most endangered animals, in huge tanks and interesting walk-through exhibits.
- Daily from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Sentosa Segway Tour
Sentosa Segway tour is a unique and beautiful experience of exploring Sentosa’s beautiful sights. Manoeuvring around effortlessly you can enjoy the scenic view around the popular beaches. With friendly trainers taking you through an interesting trail of twists and turns, it is a thrilling experience.
51 Siloso Beach Walk, #01-01 Sentosa,
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Wave House Sentosa
Located on the sandy beaches of Santosa, Wave House Sentosa is a paradise for surfers seeking the perfect waves. Millions flock here every year to experience the world famous 10′ FlowBarrel wave. October marks the last month of Wave House being located in Sentosa Island. They are re-locating to a brand new location on the main island of Singapore, but will be running business as usual in all aspects up to their last day of operations on 15 October 2019. Enjoy one-for-one deals on dining, drinks and all wave rides on every Wednesday until October 15th.
- Daily, 10:30 AM – 9:30 PM
36 Siloso Beach Walk, 099007
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Singapore in October : Events to Look Out For
Singapore Wine Fiesta 2019
4th to 6th October
Singapore Wine Fiesta is a much looked forward to indoor wine festival at Grand Hyatt Singapore. One can sample iconic wines and vintages with the winemakers themselves playing host. Besides relishing the wines from Australia,New Zealand, Central Europe, France, Spain and many other countries, you also enjoy gourmet food.
NParks Parks Festival 2019
Sat, 26 – Sun, 27 Oct
National Parks Board (NParks) organises this festival to foster community spirit and brings together residents to enjoy a horde of activities in the Esplanade Park and Empress Lawn. From gardening tips to creating your own terrariums, to kite flying to wood carving to sand art and to such more, this festive is sheer delight.
This is your chance to relive more than 20 years of smash hits of the perennial boyband, Backstreet Boys. Bringing their DNA World Tour to Asia, this event that is going to be held at Indoor Stadium Singapore is not to be missed.
The GREAT Wine & Dine Festival
Fri, 11 – Sat, 12 Oct
For wine enthusiasts, Singapore brings this festival of world’s best wines, masterclasses by the world's top wine critics, exclusive dishes created by acclaimed celebrity chefs, pop-up dining concept and much more fun.
iBrew Challenge 2019
19th Oct, 2019
For all those beer fans this is an ultimate fest. You can savour more than 30 varieties of craft beer, meet the brewers and exchange notes on what makes their beer rock!
Deepavali: The Festival of Lights
The Indian festival Deepavali, symbolising the victory of good over evil, is celebrated with great pomp and show in Little India, Singapore. Brightly decorated streets sparkle with lights and there are oodles of stalls selling traditional Indian sweets and souvenirs. Indeed a dazzling affair.
Singapore in October : 5-day Itinerary
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Singapore in October : Essentials
Singapore Weather in October
Singapore being right on the equator does not have too much temperature variation throughout the year. October is a little more hot and humid than the previous months but a cloud burst or sudden rain showers bring the temperature down with a cool sea breeze.
Where to Stay While Visiting Singapore in October
Singapore is a melting pot of Asian cultures which can be experienced in the diverse neighbourhoods of this modern city. If you are looking out to stay in the most desirable neighbourhoods then centre of the city, Marina Bay is the place for you. Marina Bay Sands is a top end hotel here.Those looking to enjoy the nightlife of Singapore prefer Clarke Quay. Novotel is a good option here. The budget travellers choose more traditional quarters like Little India or Chinatown. Adler Hostel is a popular place here.Those travelling with Family prefer Sentosa island with a lot of activities and attractions for all age groups. Orchard Road is for the shopaholics. Lloyds Inn is a decent mid range hotel here.
What to Pack for Visiting Singapore in October
October being a warm and humid month for Singapore, comfortable cotton clothing is most appropriate. A good sunblock and shades are much recommended. As the chances of rain are high pack an umbrella of a light rain coat. There would be many opportunities to hit the water so one must carry a swimming costume. A comfortable pair of shoes and multiple pairs of socks are a must to explore the place on foot.
Getting Around Singapore in October
Singapore’s public transport system is very efficient and effective. Getting around the city is very convenient. Singapore’s MRT (mass rapid transit) system is the fastest way to get from one location to another. The extensive rail network covers almost all major attractions of the city. Taxis are easily available and are very convenient to travel to places not connected by MRT or buses. The drivers are trustworthy and you are rarely cheated. Singapore's bus system is also very extensive, economical and comfortable. Besides, you also get a great view of the city.
Must-Try Dishes While Visiting Singapore in October
An iconic Singaporean seafood dish, Chilli crab is a must have for all seafood lovers. The stir fried giant crabs smeared in thick delicious chilli paste are not actually that spicy despite its name. One of the best places besides the local Push-carts for Chilli Crab is Mellben Seafood.
Meat Bone Tea/ Pork Ribs Soup A simple, humble dish, this Pork Ribs Soup called Bak Kut Teh has been around for ages. Made up of meaty pork ribs simmered in a complex broth of herbs and spices, this warm soup is often had for breakfast. Legendary Bak Kut Teh is one of the oldest places for this famous dish.
Laksa, a dish created from the merging of Chinese and Malay cuisine is a very popular dish world of. Traditional Singapore Curry Laksa has vermicelli, coconut milk, beancurd puffs, fish slices, shrimp and hum (cockles). Laksa is commonly available on food stalls and places like Janggut Laksa
Popular in Singapore hawker centres, this is a dish that is quite popular with tourists as well as locals. Egg batter cooked with potato starch and small fried oysters, enhanced with a spicy chilli sauce and lime, Oyster Omelette is commonly available at many stalls like Huat Heng Fried Oyster (Whampoa Drive Food Centre).
Satay is a dish of skewered, turmeric-marinated meat that is grilled on an open fire. It originates from Indonesia but has become a common hawker dish in Singapore. You can't go wrong with a Satay in all of Singapore, so go ahead and order a plate from just about anywhere!
Tips for Visiting Singapore in October
- October being a hot and humid month for Singapore, you should plan outdoor activities for early mornings or late evenings. Afternoons can be spent in the cool comforts of indoor areas like malls.
- To keep yourself hydrated in the sweltering heat always carry a water bottle.
- A small bottle of mosquito repellent comes in handy specially while visiting the Zoo or for night Safari.
- Singapore has many fun events and festivals planned in the month of October. Make sure you go through the list before planning your itinerary.
- There are certain offbeat attractions of Singapore like the flea market, heritage walks etc. which you can check out if you'd like.
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