What to Wear in Singapore in October

Posted on Sep 11 2013 - 3:15am by Tyler Coleman

Singapore is a tropical paradise, and once you are there, you will realize what a beautiful place it is. The only bummer is its hot and humid weather which is a year-round phenomenon. With right clothing and slight idea about weather, you can make the best of your trip. Read on to know what to wear in Singapore in October.

What to Wear in Singapore in October

Weather of Singapore in October

The southeast location of Singapore plays a vital role in determining its weather, which is hot and humid. It is located just one degree north of the equator and hence has a subtropical climate, i.e., it doesn’t have clear cut or distinct seasons, like summer, winter, autumn, and spring. The weather is warm and humid all year round and rainfall is a routine phenomenon. Although there are no distinct dry or wet seasons, the island does have two monsoon seasons – northeast monsoon season (December-March) and Southwest monsoon season (June-September). October lies during pre-northeast monsoon season and thus has hot and humid afternoons which are cooled by evening sea breezes often followed by storms.

What to Wear and How to Pack for Singapore in October?

Because of the hot and humid weather of Singapore, people here generally dress casually but that doesn’t imply that you can dress sloppily and still go around. To avoid such situations, take a look here:

Women – Take lightweight clothes like cotton shirts which can be paired with khaki pants or shorts or skirts. One thing you should pay attention to is that majority of population here is Muslim, so be cautious while you pack so that you don’t offend anyone here. Tank-tops should be avoided if you can. Sleeveless shirts are acceptable but you will get better treatment with capped sleeves. You should also bring along one nice dress for evening outs. Do carry a shawl as it will help you cover up at most of the places.

Men – Go lightweight and pack clothes in cotton and linen, like lightweight cotton shirts that can be worn with linen trousers or khaki shorts. Bermuda shorts along with t-shirts are acceptable, but for evening outs you will need a nice dress shirts which is collared, a tie and a suit coat. A nice jacket will also be required as most of the buildings here are air-conditioned.

Kids – Girls can go for shorts or skirts along with light cotton shirts or t-shirts. Boys can also go for light and loose shirts or t-shirts and par them up with shorts or pants. You can also pack light jackets for both, as the city has air-conditioned buildings and once you are in, you will need something to cover up.

Footwear – As with any other trip, comfortable shoes are essential in Singapore, too. Flip-flops are generally acceptable but you might want to get other shoes like trainers, sneakers, or espadrilles. Sandals or formal shoes may be required for business meetings for special events.

Accessories – Ladies should carry a pashmina or some sort of wrap as it will serve various purposes. Don’t forget an umbrella or a hat.

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