Top 10 Things to Do in Singapore During the Summer Holidays


The thought of summertime brings with it images of dazzling bright blue skies, sunshiny days and an infectious light-hearted atmosphere in the air that can’t be ignored. People tend to relax more in the hotter weather and the summer holidays provide the perfect platform to discover the best that Singapore has to offer.

If you’ve just relocated to Singapore for work, you now have the opportunity you’ve been waiting for to properly explore your new home, with the insight of a local and the curiousness of a tourist.

  1. Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA)

    This fantastic event takes place each year from the end of June until the beginning of September. Visitors can enjoy authentic Singaporean performance, dance, music and theatre. You can engage with the theme of the festival through The O.P.E.N., a pre-festival that introduces the audience to the ideas and issues presented in SIFA.

  2. Singapore Botanic Gardens

    Located on Cluny Road, this 158-year-old sanctuary is the only tropical garden in the world to be listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The ideal setting for tranquillity and relaxation, immerse yourself in the virgin rainforest then stop by the National Orchid Garden, which has more than 1000 orchid species.

  3. Singapore Food Festival

    Experience Singapore’s rich culture through its cuisine. The festival takes place in July and its vibrant atmosphere is a treat for anyone who wishes to discover local culture, tradition and contemporary dining through its food stalls, chef collaborations and cooking workshops.

  4. Singapore Symphony Orchestra

    The Orchestra’s concert season will delight you with a spectacular programme and line-up of guest artists. You can buy tickets for highly anticipated concerts or enjoy free concerts in breath-taking locations, such as the Singapore Botanic Gardens.

  5. The Battlebox

    Located in the centre of the city, the former WWII British underground command centre in Fort Canning Hill is now a museum, which guides visitors through a disastrous episode in local history. You will learn about the fall of Malaya and Singapore during WWII and the role of the British-helmed command centre.

  6. Singapore Self-Guided Tour

    Download an MP3 audio guide to discover Singapore at your own pace. The guide includes a detailed map to help you learn more about places that may now be more familiar to you. Your move to Singapore will allow you to explore many areas without rushing and there are plenty of tourist trails to tempt you.

  7. Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum

    The impressive architecture and calming atmosphere of the temple provide the perfect opportunity to learn about Buddhism. You can visit the welcoming environs during ceremonies and end your tour at the on-site restaurant, which supports the conservation of the temple.

  8. Singapore Grand Prix

    Formula 1 aficionados cannot miss the chance to attend the Singapore Grand Prix. The event takes place in September around the Marina Bay area. You get to feel the adrenaline with the city’s spectacular skyline as the backdrop.

  9. Chinatown Heritage Centre

    A collection of everyday items will lead you back in time. The centre has lovingly recreated the living conditions of the city’s earlier settlers. You will learn about historic gang turf wars and the consequences of WWII.

  10. The Great Singapore Sale

Heaven for shopaholics, the annual Great Singapore Sale brings you fantastic deals from retailers throughout June until August. Hundreds of stores, restaurants, hotels and attractions take part in this event to offer visitors irresistible offers, tantalising menus and lots and lots of shopping.

Take advantage of one or more of the many splendors’ that Singapore has to offer – from traditional culture to contemporary attractions. This city state has something for everyone – especially during the summer festivities.


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