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All you need to know about visiting Singapore in October

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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?

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  • 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.

Singapore in October - weather

Singapore in October: Things to do


Gardens by the Bay

Singapore in October - 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.

October Timings

  • Daily from 9 AM - 9 PM

18 Marina Gardens Dr, 018953
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Universal Studios

Singapore in October - Universal Studios

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.

October Timings

  • Sunday - Thursday: From 10 AM – 8 PM
  • Friday from 10 AM – 10 PM

8 Sentosa Gateway, 098269
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Singapore Zoo & Rainforest Lumina

Singapore in October - things to do - Singapore Zoo

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.

October Timings

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

80 Mandai Lake Rd, 729826
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Adventure Cove Waterpark

Singapore in October - 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.

October Timings

  • Daily from 10 AM to 6 PM

8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, 098269
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Madame Tussauds

Singapore in October - cable car

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.

October Timings
Daily from 10 AM to 8:30 PM


40 Imbiah Rd, Sentosa,
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Singapore Flyer

Singapore in October - Singapore Flyer

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.

October Timings

  • Daily from 8:30 AM to 10:30 PM (last entry at 6:30 PM)

30 Raffles Ave,
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Bird Paradise

Singapore in October - jurong bird park

A sprawling 20.2 hectares, Asia’s largest aviary with a collection of over 5,000 birds from 400 species is Bird Paradise 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.

October Timings

  • Daily, 8:30 AM – 6 PM

2 Jurong Hill, Singapore
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Singapore River Safari

Singapore in October - 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.

October Timings

  • Daily from 10 AM to 7 PM

80 Mandai Lake Rd, 729826
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Marina Bay Sands SkyPark

Singapore in August - walking tour

Marina Bay Sands SkyPark is an iconic architectural wonder in Singapore, perched 57 stories above the city. Offering breathtaking panoramic views of the skyline, it features a vast observation deck, lush gardens, and a stunning infinity pool. This architectural marvel is a must-visit for anyone seeking unparalleled vistas of the Lion City.


10 Bayfront Ave,
Singapore 018956
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S.E.A Aquarium

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The SEA Aquarium in Singapore is a mesmerizing aquatic paradise showcasing marine life from around the world. With over 100,000 marine animals and 1,000 species, it's one of the largest aquariums globally. Visitors can explore immersive exhibits, including a breathtaking Open Ocean tank, making it a captivating and educational experience for all ages.

October Timings

  • Friday to Tuesday - 10 AM to 5 PM

8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island,
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Singapore in October: Events to look out for

Singapore in October events

One Love Asia Festival Singapore 2023

October 28 - 29, 2023
The One Love Asia Festival Singapore 2023, is set to make a triumphant return on October 28th and 29th at Bayfront Event Space. This two-day music extravaganza boasts a stellar lineup, featuring internationally acclaimed and emerging artists like Hebe Tien, A-Lin, and Power Station, promising an unforgettable musical experience.

Singapore in October events

Sunda 2023

September 30 - October 1, 2023
Sunda, a music and arts festival headquartered in Singapore, highlights the Asia-Pacific region's exceptional talent. With a mission to showcase the vibrant regional music and creative scene, the festival spans two days and three stages, featuring top DJs, live bands, electronic acts, visual artists, and all-ages activities. Offering camping and on-site accommodations, it promises an immersive weekend experience.festive is sheer delight.

Singapore in October events

Singapore International Tango Festival

October 5 - 8, 2023
The 2023 Singapore International Tango Festival is an eagerly anticipated, once-in-five-years event in Asia, offering an unmissable experience. With exceptional dance performances, renowned instructors, and a global participant base spanning Asia, Australia, the USA, Europe, and Latin America, it promises to be a tango extravaganza of unmatched caliber.

Singapore in October events

Charlie Puth - Live in concert

October 10, 2023
Chart-topping sensation Charlie Puth, with four Grammy nominations to his name, has revealed his 2023 tour. "Charlie Puth Presents The 'Charlie' Live Experience," produced by Live Nation, is scheduled for October 10, 2023, at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, promising an unforgettable live performance.

Singapore in October: 5 day itinerary

Singapore in October: Essentials


LanguageEnglish, Malay, Chinese & Tamil


Time zoneGMT+8


Country Code+65


Socket Type G


CurrencySingapore dollar (SGD)

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.

Singapore in October: Seasonal delicacies

Singapore in October - food
Chili Crab

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.

Singapore in October - food
Bak Kut Teh

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.

Singapore in October - food

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

Singapore in October - food
Oyster Omelette (Orh Lua)

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).

Singapore in October - food

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!

Singapore in October: Visiting tips

  • 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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Singapore in October